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Legislature passes landmark bills to tackle climate change

Legislature passes landmark bills to tackle climate change

A landmark package of environmental bills has cleared both chambers of the Legislature and put the state on a path to dramatically reduce carbon emissions and air pollution, Sen. Reuven Carlyle (D-Seattle) said today. “Today we take aim at the moral, economic and social issue of our time — climate change,” said Carlyle, the chair of the Senate Environment, Energy & ...

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Senate passes landmark bills to reduce carbon, fund transportation

Senate passes landmark bills to reduce carbon, fund transportation

Two major environmental bills passed late Thursday by the Senate would put the state on a path to dramatically reduce carbon emissions and air pollution while also funding critical green energy efforts in transportation. “Climate change is the moral, economic and social issue of our time,” said Sen. Reuven Carlyle (D-Seattle), chair of the Senate Environment, Energy & Technology Committee. “We ...

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Senate passes Carlyle bill to establish historic rights to data privacy

Senate passes Carlyle bill to establish historic rights to data privacy

The Washington Privacy Act passed today by the Senate would provide state residents the tools to protect the vast personal information that makes up their digital footprints from being monitored, monetized or used without their permission. “Ultimately, the goal of this historic legislation is to make it as easy to get your data out of the black hole of the Internet ...

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Senate passes Carlyle bill to establish state Office of Cybersecurity

Senate passes Carlyle bill to establish state Office of Cybersecurity

Legislation passed today by the Senate would create a state Office of Cybersecurity (OCS) within the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) to set security policies and develop centralized protocols for managing the state’s information technology assets. Senate Bill 5432 , which passed unanimously, was developed in response to a security breach involving Accellion, a third-party vendor used by ...

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Carlyle bill provides investment in Pacific Science Center in partnership with Climate Pledge Arena

Carlyle bill provides investment in Pacific Science Center in partnership with Climate Pledge Arena

Legislation passed unanimously by the Senate would enable one of the state’s most successful science programs to sustain and invest in its outreach to students, including those who are limited to remote learning because of the coronavirus pandemic. Senate Bill 5080, sponsored by Sen. Reuven Carlyle (D-Seattle), would give the Pacific Science Center the flexibility to allocate funds to help ...

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Carlyle bill would establish state Office of Cybersecurity

Carlyle bill would establish state Office of Cybersecurity

A state Office of Cybersecurity (OCS) would be established within the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) to set security policies and develop centralized protocols for managing the state’s information technology assets, under legislation heard Tuesday by the Senate Energy, Environment and Technology Committee. Senate Bill 5432 , sponsored by Sen. Reuven Carlyle (D-Seattle), was introduced in response to ...

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Carlyle introduces governor’s Climate Commitment Act

Carlyle introduces governor’s Climate Commitment Act

Sen. Reuven Carlyle joined Gov. Jay Inslee to introduce a slate of environmental policies today to combat the climate crisis, strengthen environmental justice strategies and rebuild Washington’s economy. Carlyle, chair of the Senate Environment, Energy & Technology Committee, is the sponsor of the Climate Commitment Act, a program to cap and limit carbon pollution and invest in clean jobs, environmental justice ...

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Carlyle issues statement on Washington Privacy Act

Carlyle issues statement on Washington Privacy Act

OLYMPIA – Sen. Reuven Carlyle (D-Seattle) issued the following statement today on Senate Bill 6281, the Washington Privacy Act.

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"In today's era, consumer data privacy is the soul of economic, social and consumer value, and it goes to the core of our treasured constitutional rights and interests. With the federal government's inability to move forward, state-level ...

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Senate passes Carlyle's Washington Privacy Act

Senate passes Carlyle's Washington Privacy Act

OLYMPIA – The Washington Senate today overwhelmingly approved the Washington Privacy Act, one of the nation’s strongest consumer data privacy protection measures. Based on global standards and best practices, the act strengthens consumer access and control over personal data held by companies and it regulates the use of facial recognition technology. A bipartisan group of senators voted 46-1 in favor of Read More

Carlyle lauds passage of bill to support floating homes

Carlyle lauds passage of bill to support floating homes

OLYMPIA – Sen. Reuven Carlyle (D-Seattle) today welcomed unanimous Senate passage of a bill that will help ensure the continued vitality of Seattle's historic floating home community. Senate Bill 6027 cuts red tape that hindered residents of floating, on-water residences – which, unlike houseboats, lack propulsion – from repairing or remodeling their homes. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Jamie Pedersen (D-Seattle), ...

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