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{{tnr}}'''Robyn Driscoll''' (b. July 16, 1962) is a [[Democratic Party|Democratic]] member of the [[Montana State Senate]], representing District 26 since January 7, 2013. Starting in the 2013-2014 session, Driscoll serves as a [[State Senate Minority Whip|Minority Whip]]. She is a former member of the [[Montana House of Representatives]], representing the 51st District from 2005 to 2013.
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{{tnr}}'''Robyn Driscoll''' (b. July 16, 1962) is a [[Democratic Party|Democratic]] member of the [[Montana State Senate]], representing District 26.  She was first elected to the chamber in 2012. Starting in the 2013-2014 session, Driscoll serves as a [[State Senate Minority Whip|Minority Whip]].  
  
Driscoll's professional experience includes working as the following; community education coordinator at Billings Public Schools, legal instructor at Billings Business College, secretary for the Chief Clerk's Office, and intern for the Montana State Legislature.
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Driscoll served in the [[Montana House of Representatives]], representing District 51 from 2005 to 2013.
  
Driscoll earned her BA in history and political science from the Rocky Mountain College in 1992.
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==Biography==
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Driscoll earned her B.A. in History and Political Science from the Rocky Mountain College in 1992.  Her professional experience includes working as a community education coordinator at Billings Public Schools, legal instructor at Billings Business College, secretary for the Chief Clerk's Office, and intern for the Montana State Legislature.
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
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===2011-2012===
 
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==Issues==
 
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===Law enforcement drones===
 
===Law enforcement drones===
On January 16, 2013, Driscoll introduced SB 150, "an act limiting the use of unmanned aerial vehicles; and prohibiting any governmental entity within the state of Montana owning or utilizing unmanned aerial vehicle with antipersonnel devices."<ref>[http://laws.leg.mt.gov/legprd/LAW0203W$BSRV.ActionQuery?P_SESS=20131&P_BLTP_BILL_TYP_CD=SB&P_BILL_NO=150&P_BILL_DFT_NO=&P_CHPT_NO=&Z_ACTION=Find&P_SBJT_SBJ_CD=&P_ENTY_ID_SEQ= Detailed bill information for Montana SB 150]</ref>  Her bill would ban the use of evidence obtained using drones in criminal trials, ban state and local agencies from owning or using any drone with "an anti-personnel device," and give anyone who is the victim of illegal government drone use the right to sue for damages.  Driscoll's bill was more restrictive than SB 196, a similar bill sponsored by Senator [[Matthew Rosendale]] requiring law enforcement agencies to seek warrants for drone use.<ref>[http://laws.leg.mt.gov/legprd/LAW0203W$BSRV.ActionQuery?P_SESS=20131&P_BLTP_BILL_TYP_CD=SB&P_BILL_NO=196&P_BILL_DFT_NO=&P_CHPT_NO=&Z_ACTION=Find&P_SBJT_SBJ_CD=&P_ENTY_ID_SEQ= Detailed bill information for Montana SB 196]</ref>  The [[Montana State Senate]] passed Driscoll's SB 150 on February 5 by a margin of 32 to 17.  The bill now awaits action by the [[Montana House of Representatives]].<ref>[http://blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com/2013/02/anti-drone-bills-pass-virginia-house-montana-senate/ Tenth Amendment Center, "Anti-Drone Bills Pass Virginia House, Montana Senate," February 6, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.kxlh.com/news/mt-senate-tackles-legislation-about-drones-and-strip-searches/ Marnee Banks, KXLH, "MT Senate tackles legislation about drones and strip searches," February 6, 2013]</ref>
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On January 16, 2013, Driscoll introduced SB 150, "an act limiting the use of unmanned aerial vehicles; and prohibiting any governmental entity within the state of Montana owning or utilizing unmanned aerial vehicle with antipersonnel devices."<ref>[http://laws.leg.mt.gov/legprd/LAW0203W$BSRV.ActionQuery?P_SESS=20131&P_BLTP_BILL_TYP_CD=SB&P_BILL_NO=150&P_BILL_DFT_NO=&P_CHPT_NO=&Z_ACTION=Find&P_SBJT_SBJ_CD=&P_ENTY_ID_SEQ= Detailed bill information for Montana SB 150]</ref>  Her bill would have banned the use of evidence obtained using drones in criminal trials, banned state and local agencies from owning or using any drone with "an anti-personnel device," and given anyone who is the victim of illegal government drone use the right to sue for damages.  Driscoll's bill was more restrictive than SB 196, a similar bill sponsored by Senator [[Matthew Rosendale]] requiring law enforcement agencies to seek warrants for drone use.<ref>[http://laws.leg.mt.gov/legprd/LAW0203W$BSRV.ActionQuery?P_SESS=20131&P_BLTP_BILL_TYP_CD=SB&P_BILL_NO=196&P_BILL_DFT_NO=&P_CHPT_NO=&Z_ACTION=Find&P_SBJT_SBJ_CD=&P_ENTY_ID_SEQ= Detailed bill information for Montana SB 196]</ref>  The [[Montana State Senate]] passed Driscoll's SB 150 on February 5 by a margin of 32 to 17.  The bill went to the [[Montana House of Representatives]], where it was tabled in committee and not acted on again before the session's end.  Rosendale's bill passed both houses and was signed into law.<ref>[http://blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com/2013/02/anti-drone-bills-pass-virginia-house-montana-senate/ Tenth Amendment Center, "Anti-Drone Bills Pass Virginia House, Montana Senate," February 6, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.kxlh.com/news/mt-senate-tackles-legislation-about-drones-and-strip-searches/ Marnee Banks, KXLH, "MT Senate tackles legislation about drones and strip searches," February 6, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://openstates.org/mt/bills/2013/SB150/ ''Open States'', "SB 150." Retrieved July 23, 2013.]</ref><ref>[http://openstates.org/mt/bills/2013/SB196/ ''Open States'', "SB 196." Retrieved July 23, 2013.]</ref>
  
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* [http://leg.mt.gov/css/Sessions/63rd/leg_info.asp?HouseID=0&SessionID=107&LAWSID=12924 Office website]
* [http://leg.mt.gov/css/Sessions/61st/leg_info.asp?HouseID=1&SessionID=94&LAWSID=3852 Montana House of Representatives - Rep. Robyn Driscoll]
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* [http://www.robyndriscoll.com/ Campaign website]  
 
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* [http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=40751 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
* [http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=40751 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
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Robyn Driscoll
RobynDriscoll.jpg
Montana State Senate, District 26
Incumbent
In office
2013 - present
Term ends
January 2, 2017
Years in position 3
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$82.64/day
Per diem$105.31/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limits8 years in any 16-year period
Prior offices
Montana House of Representatives, District 51
2011 - 2013
Education
Bachelor'sRocky Mountain College, 1992
Personal
BirthdayJuly 16, 1962
Place of birthBillings, Montana
ProfessionCommunity Education Coordinator, Billings Public Schools
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Robyn Driscoll (b. July 16, 1962) is a Democratic member of the Montana State Senate, representing District 26. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012. Starting in the 2013-2014 session, Driscoll serves as a Minority Whip.

Driscoll served in the Montana House of Representatives, representing District 51 from 2005 to 2013.

Biography

Driscoll earned her B.A. in History and Political Science from the Rocky Mountain College in 1992. Her professional experience includes working as a community education coordinator at Billings Public Schools, legal instructor at Billings Business College, secretary for the Chief Clerk's Office, and intern for the Montana State Legislature.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Driscoll served on the following committees:

Montana Committee Assignments, 2013
Education and Cultural Resources
Energy and Telecommunications
Judiciary
Rules

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Driscoll served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Driscoll served on the following committees:

Issues

Law enforcement drones

On January 16, 2013, Driscoll introduced SB 150, "an act limiting the use of unmanned aerial vehicles; and prohibiting any governmental entity within the state of Montana owning or utilizing unmanned aerial vehicle with antipersonnel devices."[1] Her bill would have banned the use of evidence obtained using drones in criminal trials, banned state and local agencies from owning or using any drone with "an anti-personnel device," and given anyone who is the victim of illegal government drone use the right to sue for damages. Driscoll's bill was more restrictive than SB 196, a similar bill sponsored by Senator Matthew Rosendale requiring law enforcement agencies to seek warrants for drone use.[2] The Montana State Senate passed Driscoll's SB 150 on February 5 by a margin of 32 to 17. The bill went to the Montana House of Representatives, where it was tabled in committee and not acted on again before the session's end. Rosendale's bill passed both houses and was signed into law.[3][4][5][6]

Election history

2012

See also: Montana State Senate elections, 2012

Driscoll won election in the 2012 election for Montana State Senate, District 26. Driscoll ran unopposed in the June 5 primary election and defeated Malcolm Long (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[7][8]

Montana State Senate, District 26, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRobyn Driscoll 58.7% 3,679
     Republican Malcolm Long 41.3% 2,592
Total Votes 6,271

2010

See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010 Driscoll won election to the Montana House of Representatives. She did not have any opposition in the June 8 primary. Troy Boucher ran for the seat on the Republican ticket. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.

Montana House of Representatives, District 51 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Robyn Driscoll (D) 1,069
Troy Boucher (R) 844

2008

On November 4, 2008 Robyn Driscoll won the seat to the Montana House of Representatives for District 51, receiving 1,984 votes.

Driscoll raised $6,794 for her campaign.[9]

Montana House of Representatives, District 51
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Robyn Driscoll (D) 1,984
Susan Anderson (R) 1,398


Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, a year in which Driscoll was up for re-election, she collected $5,271 in donations.[10]

No contributions to her campaign were over $1,000.

Personal

Driscoll is married with one daughter and one grandson.[11]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Lynda Moss (D)
Montana State Senate District 26
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Montana House of Representatives District 51
2004–2013
Succeeded by
Kelly McCarthy (D)