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2022 House Bill 1629: Concerning a comprehensive study of aerial imaging technology uses for state agencies, special purpose districts, and local and tribal governments
Introduced by Rep. Laurie Dolan (Olympia) (D) on January 10, 2022
Referred to the House Community & Economic Development Committee on January 10, 2022
Substitute offered in the House on January 21, 2022
• Requires the Department of Commerce to conduct a study regarding the use of aerial imaging technology. • Requires that the study include several components, including an assessment of the ways in which state agencies and local governments currently use aerial imaging technology and an estimate of the cost of administering an aerial imaging program on a statewide basis.
Amendment offered by Rep. Matt Boehnke (Benton) (R) on February 15, 2022
Requires the department of commerce to seek recommendations from the office of the chief information officer regarding ways in which the use of aerial imaging technology could be limited by state law to strike an appropriate balance between effective and efficient utilization for legitimate government purposes while doing no more imaging than is necessary and at no higher resolution than is necessary.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on February 15, 2022
Amendment offered by Rep. Tom Dent (Grant) (R) on February 15, 2022
States the Legislature's finding that it is important for the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) to evaluate how aerial images are protected against data breaches and unauthorized disclosure, as well as how authorized users are 19 identified for various types of aerial imagery used by state, local, 20 and tribal governments. States the Legislature's finding that it is important for the OCIO to evaluate the range of privacy issues involved in aerial imaging and how the privacy rights of Washingtonians might best be protected as usage of aerial imaging by government proliferates.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on February 15, 2022
Amendment offered by Rep. Brad Klippert (Benton) (R) on February 15, 2022
Requires that the study include an assessment of the circumstances in which state agencies, local governments, special purpose districts, and tribal governments must seek a court order to obtain or use aerial imaging data. Requires that the study also include an assessment of the due process rights of individuals whose image appears in aerial imaging data obtained or used by state agencies, local governments, special purpose districts, or tribal governments..
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on February 15, 2022
Received in the Senate on February 17, 2022
Referred to the Senate State Government & Elections Committee on February 17, 2022
Referred to the Senate Ways & Means Committee on February 18, 2022
Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on February 28, 2022
Signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on March 31, 2022

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