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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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Join your 36th District lawmakers to discuss the 2020 legislative session

Join your 36th District lawmakers to discuss the 2020 legislative session

OLYMPIA – Join your 36th Legislative District lawmakers for a "drop-in" town hall meeting as we enter the final weeks of the 2020 legislative session! Your citizen legislature has been considering action on a variety of issues, including climate change and the environment, consumer data privacy, behavioral health, housing affordability, accountability and fairness in our state's tax code, election security, juvenile ...

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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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Washington Senate votes to eliminate death penalty

Washington Senate votes to eliminate death penalty

OLYMPIA – The Washington Senate today voted 28-18 on a bipartisan basis to eliminate the death penalty in Washington law and replace it with a sentence of life in prison without the possibility of release or parole. Senate Bill 5339, sponsored by Sen. Reuven Carlyle (D-Seattle), makes Washington statute consistent with a 2018 decision in which the state Supreme Court ...

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Bills on consumer data privacy, facial recognition introduced

Bills on consumer data privacy, facial recognition introduced

OLYMPIA – A bipartisan group of Washington state senators and representatives today unveiled a pair of bills strengthening consumer access and control over personal data and regulating the use of facial recognition technology. Sen. Reuven Carlyle (D-Seattle) — sponsor of one of the bills, the Washington Privacy Act — told reporters gathered at a press conference that the lawmakers had ...

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36th Legislative District lawmakers to host town hall before the holidays

36th Legislative District lawmakers to host town hall before the holidays

OLYMPIA – Sen. Reuven Carlyle and his fellow 36th Legislative District lawmakers will host a town hall meeting on Dec. 15 in advance of the 2020 legislative session. Washington's citizen Legislature will be considering action on a variety of issues, including climate change and the environment, consumer data privacy, behavioral health, housing affordability, accountability and fairness in our state's tax ...

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Carlyle, Tarleton welcome governor's signature on climate bills

Carlyle, Tarleton welcome governor's signature on climate bills

SEATTLE – Sen. Reuven Carlyle (D-Seattle) and Rep. Gael Tarleton (D-Ballard) today welcomed Gov. Jay Inslee's signature on a sweeping package of legislation that takes meaningful action on climate change and will reduce Washington's carbon footprint.

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House passes Bill committing Washington to 100-percent clean energy

House passes Bill committing Washington to 100-percent clean energy

OLYMPIA – A historic bill to commit Washington to 100-percent clean energy from renewable and zero-emission sources took another step forward today following passage by the Washington House of Representatives.

Representatives voted 56-42 in favor of Senate Bill 5116, a centerpiece of Gov. Jay Inslee's 2019 agenda to take meaningful action on climate change and reduce Washington's ...

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