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How your lawmakers voted

Post by John Henrikson / The News Tribune on Jan. 29, 2010 at 2:16 pm |
January 29, 2010 2:20 pm

Here is how South Sound lawmakers voted recent on selected bills, as compiled by WashingtonVotes.org. Visit their Web site for a searchable database of issues and votes.

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

House Bill 1180, 2SHB 1180 – Prohibiting the use of bisphenol A
2SHB 1180 passed the House by a vote of 95 to 1 prohibiting the use bisphenol A, which is a chemical used to harden plastics, in any product containing food or beverages intended for use by a child 3 and under. In addition the bill restricts the use of bisphenol A in sports bottles. 2SHB 1180 also establishes monetary penalties for violation of the act which takes effect July 1, 2010. The Senate passed SSB 6248 which would also ban the use of bisphenol by a vote of 36 to 9. However the Senate’s bill does not regulate bisphenol A in sports bottles. 2SHB 1180 is now before the Senate Health & Long Term Care Committee for further consideration and the House will consider SSB 6248.

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

Senate Bill 6248, SSB 6248 – Prohibiting the use of bisphenol A

Sen. Randi Becker, R N
Sen. Karen Fraser, (D-Thurston County) Y
Sen. Jim Kastama, (D-Puyallup) Y
Sen. Derek Kilmer, (D-Gig Harbor) Y
Sen. Debbie Regala Y
Sen. Michael Carrell, (R-Lakewood) Y
Sen. Rosa Franklin, (D-Tacoma) Y
Sen. Tracey Eide, (D-Federal Way) Y
Sen. Pam Roach, (R-Auburn) N
Sen. Karen Keiser, (D-Kent) Y
Sen. Claudia Kauffman, (D-Kent) Y

House Bill 1329, SHB 1329 – Providing collective bargaining for child care center directors and workers
SHB 1329, which passed the House by a vote of 62 to 35, creates the access to quality child care workforce act. This act would require union membership of directors and workers at daycare centers across the state and would apply to small daycare centers that have one or more children from a family receiving subsidized child care. SHB 1329 also would provide the unionized workers at daycare centers access to collective bargaining rules. During the 2009 Legislative Session the House passed SHB 1329 by a vote of 65 to 31, but was unable to agree with amendments offered by the Senate. SHB 1329 is now in the Senate Labor Commerce and Consumer Protection Committee for further consideration.

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

Senate Bill 6382, ESSB 6382 – To Extend the Prohibition on Salary Increases for Certain State Employees
ESSB 6382, which previously passed the Senate by a vote or 29 to 14, 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, ESSB 6382 extends the salary prohibition to include recognition for performance or longevity through cash awards or any equivalents. The House amended ESSB 6382, providing additional exemptions to certain employees including higher education and marine workers, as well as workers paid through agricultural commodity assessments. The House passed ESSB by a vote of 94 to 3 and will be returned to the Senate for agreement to the House amendments.

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

House Bill 2483, HB 2483 – To enhance access for overseas and military voters
HB 2483, which passed the House by a vote of 96 to 0, revises provisions for overseas and military voters, authorizing that ballots may be received and returned by fax, e-mail, or other electronic means. The bill requires the County Auditors to establish procedures to protect the secrecy of such ballots. HB 2483 also allows voters to request that all future ballots be received and returned by fax, e-mail and other electronic means. HB 2483 is now before the Senate Government Operations and Elections Committee.

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

House Bill 2403, SHB 2403 – To clarify military leave provisions
SHB 2403 clarifies that military leave includes state active duty which covers individuals serving in the National Guard and State Guard that are part of emergency response efforts by the State. SHB 2403 also clarifies that military leave may only be charged for the days the person is normally scheduled to work for state or local government. SHB 2403 passed the House by a vote of 96 to 0 and is now before the Senate for further consideration.

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

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