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Rollcall: How your lawmakers voted

Post by John Henrikson / The News Tribune on Jan. 22, 2010 at 1:04 pm |
January 22, 2010 1:05 pm

Here’s the first in our weekly rollcall reports showing how South Sound lawmakers voted on key issues. The report is provided courtesy of WashingtonVotes.org. Check out their Web site for a searchable database of votes by issue and by lawmaker.

Y = Yes, N = No, E = Excused, X = Not Voting

House Bill 2921, EHB 2921 – Early Savings, 2010 supplemental changes to the Operating Budget
EHB 2921 reduces to the states spending in the 2009-2010 Operating Budget by about $45 million over the next year. The savings are made by reducing support to various state agencies and programs that receive funding through the Operating Budget. EHB 2921 passed the House by a vote of 77 to 19 and will now be before the Senate for further consideration.

2 Rep. Tom Campbell, (R-Roy) Y
2 Rep. Jim McCune, (R-Graham) Y
22 Rep. Sam Hunt, (D-Olympia) Y
22 Rep. Brendan Williams, (D-Olympia) N
25 Rep. Bruce Dammeier, (R) Y
25 Rep. Dawn Morrell, (D-Puyallup) Y
26 Rep. Jan Angel, (R – Port Orchard) N
26 Rep. Larry Seaquist, (D-Gig Harbor) Y
27 Rep. Jeannie Darneille, (D-Tacoma) Y
27 Rep. Dennis Flannigan, (D-Tacoma) Y
28 Rep. Tami Green, (D-Lakewood) Y
28 Rep. Troy Kelley, (D-Tacoma) Y
29 Rep. Steve Conway, (D-Tacoma) Y
29 Rep. Steve Kirby, (D-Tacoma) Y
30 Rep. Mark Miloscia, (D-Federal Way) Y
30 Rep. Skip Priest, (R-Federal Way) Y
31 Rep. Christopher Hurst, (D-Enumclaw) Y
31 Rep. Dan Roach, (R-Bonney Lake) X
33 Rep. Tina Orwall, (D) Y
33 Rep. Dave Upthegrove, (D-Des Moines) Y
47 Rep. Geoff Simpson, (D-Covington) N
47 Rep. Pat Sullivan, (D-Covington) Y

House Bill 2561, EHB 2561 – Creating the Jobs Act through public facility construction projects
EHB 2561, which passed the House by a vote of 57 to 41, would authorize the state to issue $861 million in general obligation bonds. The bonds would be used to invest in capital improvement projects on public schools, state colleges and universities, and other public facilities with the purpose of stimulating job creation. Repayment of the bonds would be made through promised energy-related cost savings that result from the improvement projects. EHB 2561 has been referred to the Senate Ways & Means Committee for further consideration.

2 Rep. Tom Campbell, (R-Roy) N
2 Rep. Jim McCune, (R-Graham) N
22 Rep. Sam Hunt, (D-Olympia) Y
22 Rep. Brendan Williams, (D-Olympia) Y
25 Rep. Bruce Dammeier, (R) N
25 Rep. Dawn Morrell, (D-Puyallup) Y
26 Rep. Jan Angel, (R – Port Orchard) N
26 Rep. Larry Seaquist, (D-Gig Harbor) Y
27 Rep. Jeannie Darneille, (D-Tacoma) Y
27 Rep. Dennis Flannigan, (D-Tacoma) Y
28 Rep. Tami Green, (D-Lakewood) Y
28 Rep. Troy Kelley, (D-Tacoma) Y
29 Rep. Steve Conway, (D-Tacoma) Y
29 Rep. Steve Kirby, (D-Tacoma) Y
30 Rep. Mark Miloscia, (D-Federal Way) N
30 Rep. Skip Priest, (R-Federal Way) N
31 Rep. Christopher Hurst, (D-Enumclaw) Y
31 Rep. Dan Roach, (R-Bonney Lake) N
33 Rep. Tina Orwall, (D) Y
33 Rep. Dave Upthegrove, (D-Des Moines) Y
47 Rep. Geoff Simpson, (D-Covington) Y
47 Rep. Pat Sullivan, (D-Covington) Y

Senate Bill 6503, SSB 6503 – To Close State Agencies on Specific Dates to Generate Cost-savings
SSB 6503 passed the Senate by a vote of 27 to 17 directs certain state agencies to achieve $69 million in compensation cost-savings through programs that offer voluntary furloughs, leave without pay and reduced work hours to state employees. This bill would require state agencies to submit and receive approval of their reduced compensation plans by June 1, 2010. Agencies failing to receive approval of their plan by June 1 will be subject to specific closure dates instead. The bill does provide exemptions to for specific state agencies such as, the Washington State Patrol, University of Washington Medical Center and the School for the Blind, among many others. SSB 6503 has been referred to the House for further consideration.

2 Sen. Randi Becker, R N
22 Sen. Karen Fraser, (D-Thurston County) N
25 Sen. Jim Kastama, (D-Puyallup) Y
26 Sen. Derek Kilmer, (D-Gig Harbor) Y
27 Sen. Debbie Regala Y
28 Sen. Michael Carrell, (R-Lakewood) N
29 Sen. Rosa Franklin, (D-Tacoma) Y
30 Sen. Tracey Eide, (D-Federal Way) Y
31 Sen. Pam Roach, (R-Auburn) E
33 Sen. Karen Keiser, (D-Kent) Y
47 Sen. Claudia Kauffman, (D-Kent) Y

Senate Bill 6382, SSB 6382 – To Extend the Prohibition on Salary Increases for Certain State Employees. SSB 6382 extends the prohibition on salary and wage increases for exempt and Washington Management Services employees of state agencies and institutions of higher learning through June 30, 2011. This bill does however allow an employer to grant a salary increase to a position for which it has a demonstrated difficulty retaining qualified personnel, provided that the increase can be paid within existing resources and without adversely impacting the delivery of client services. In addition, SSB 6382 extends the salary prohibition to include recognition for performance or longevity through cash awards or any equivalents. SSB 6382 passed the Senate by a vote of 29 to 14 and will be referred to the House for further consideration.

2 Sen. Randi Becker, R N
22 Sen. Karen Fraser, (D-Thurston County) Y
25 Sen. Jim Kastama, (D-Puyallup) Y
26 Sen. Derek Kilmer, (D-Gig Harbor) Y
27 Sen. Debbie Regala Y
28 Sen. Michael Carrell, (R-Lakewood) N
29 Sen. Rosa Franklin, (D-Tacoma) Y
30 Sen. Tracey Eide, (D-Federal Way) Y
31 Sen. Pam Roach, (R-Auburn) E
33 Sen. Karen Keiser, (D-Kent) Y
47 Sen. Claudia Kauffman, (D-Kent) Y

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