Washington HB1639 and SB5714 would place strong restrictions on government use of drones, a powerful step towards stopping such surveillance in the state. HB1639 was passed by the Public Safety committee on 02-13 and needs to pass through the Rules Committee next.
PLEASE TAKE THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS – It doesn’t matter where you live in the state, please follow all these steps to support these bills.
1. Call the committee chair. Politely urge him to move the bill forward in their committee and to vote YES to send it to the House floor. Call them, it has far more impact.
Frank Chopp (360) 786-7920
2. Call the rest of the committee members. Again, be strong, but respectful. Urge each of them to take action to move the bill forward and vote YES on HB1639.
Jessyn Farrell (360) 786-7818
Larry Haler (360) 786-7986
Marks Harmworth (360) 786-7892
Paul Harris (360) 786-7976
Joel Kretz (360) 786-7988
Dan Kristiansen (360) 786-7967
Kristine Lytton (360) 786-7800
Joan McBride (360) 786-7848
Jim Moeller (360) 786-7872
Tim Orwall (360) 786-7834
Eric Pettigrew (360) 786-7838
Chris Reykdal (360) 786-7940
Cindy Ryu (360) 786-7880
Shelly Short (360) 786-7908
Larry Springer (360) 786-7822
Melanie Stambaugh (360) 786-7948
Pat Sullivan (360) 786-7858
Gael Tarleton (360) 786-7860
Kevin Van De Wege (360) 786-7916
J.T. Wilcox (360) 786-7912
Jessee Young (360) 786-7964
1. Call the Senate Law & Justice Committee Chair, Mike Padden. Strongly, but respectfully urge him to move this important bill forward to a vote in his committee. A phone call has 10x the impact of an email.
2. Call the rest of the committee members. Again, be strong, but respectful. Urge each of them to take action to move the bill forward and vote YES on SB5714.
Steve O’Ban (R) Vice Chair (360) 786-7654
Jamie Pedersen (D) (360) 786-7628
Jeannie Darneille (D) (360) 786-7652
Jeanne Kohl-Welles (D) (360) 786-7670
Kirk Pearson (R) (360) 786-7676
Pam Roach (R) (360) 786-7660
-Call Back – any NO or UNDECIDED – in 3-4 days. Make sure to follow-up. If they say YES, be sure to thank them and, if possible, announce their committed YES vote to email and social media contacts. If they say no, politely ask them why. Get the information from them and contact us.
-Spread the Word. Share this information widely by facebook, twitter, email and other social networks.