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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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36th Legislative District lawmakers to hold ‘drop-in’ town hall

36th Legislative District lawmakers to hold ‘drop-in’ town hall

OLYMPIA – Join Sen. Reuven Carlyle, Rep. Noel Frame and Rep. Gael Tarleton for an informal "Drop-In" Town Hall on March 24 at Lantern Brewing (938 N 95th St) in Seattle.

Drop in anytime from 2 to 4 p.m. that works for you. The 36th Legislative District lawmakers will aim for casual, small group conversation and try to swap out ...

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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 privacy protection measures based on global standards to strengthen consumer access and control over personal data held by companies and the government.

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Bill committing Washington to 100 percent clean energy passes Senate

Bill committing Washington to 100 percent clean energy passes Senate

OLYMPIA - The Washington Senate today approved a sweeping, historic bill to commit the state to 100 percent clean energy from renewable and zero-emission sources.

Senators voted 28-19 in favor of Senate Bill 5116, sponsored by Sen. Reuven Carlyle (D-Seattle). The bill would require all electric utilities in Washington to transition to a 100-percent, ...

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Washington Senate votes to eliminate death penalty

Washington Senate votes to eliminate death penalty

OLYMPIA – The Washington Senate today voted 28-19 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 invalidated the death penalty ...

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Senate committee unanimously approves consumer data privacy act

Senate committee unanimously approves consumer data privacy act

OLYMPIA – The Washington Senate Environment, Energy & Technology Committee today unanimously recommended passage of the Washington Privacy Act, one of the nation’s strongest privacy protection measures based on global standards to strengthen consumer access and control over personal data held by companies and the government.

The comprehensive act, Senate Bill 5376, reflects central elements ...

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