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How your lawmaker voted: sine die edition

Post by John Henrikson / The News Tribune on March 12, 2010 at 2:46 pm with 2 Comments »
March 12, 2010 2:46 pm

Here is how South Sound lawmakers voted in the final week of the regular legislative session on selected bills, as compiled by WashingtonVotes.org. Visit their Web site for a searchable database of issues and votes.

Weekly Roll Call Report for the Tacoma News Tribune
Y = Yes, N = No, E = Excused, X = Not Voting

Senate Bill 6381, ESSB 6381 – Supplemental transportation budget for 2009-11
ESSB 6381, which modifies the state’s 2009-11 transportation budget, passed the House by a vote of 78 to 19. The final 2010 supplemental transportation budget reflects an increase in spending from $7.5 billion to $8.5 billion and includes $590 million in new federal funding for high speed rail infrastructure and $35 million for the North Spokane Corridor. The House amended ESSB 6381 to provide a previous property owner with the first right of refusal when the state’s Department of Transportation determines that property acquired through condemnation is no longer needed and being sold as surplus. The Senate concurred with the House amendments by a vote of 37 to 11. ESSB 6381 is now before the Governor for signature.

Rep. Tom Campbell, (R-Roy) Y
Rep. Jim McCune, (R-Graham) Y
Rep. Sam Hunt, (D-Olympia) Y
Rep. Brendan Williams, (D-Olympia) N
Rep. Bruce Dammeier, (R-Puyallup) 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) N
Rep. Pat Sullivan, (D-Covington) Y

Senate Bill 6381, ESSB 6381 – Supplemental transportation budget for 2009-11
Sen. Randi Becker, (R-Eatonville) Y
Sen. Karen Fraser, (D-Thurston County) Y
Sen. Jim Kastama, (D-Puyallup) Y
Sen. Derek Kilmer, (D-Gig Harbor) Y
Sen. Debbie Regala, (D-Tacoma) Y
Sen. Michael Carrell, (R-Lakewood) N
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

Senate Bill 6444, ESSB 6444 – 2010 operating supplemental budget
ESSB 6444, which previously passed the Senate by a vote of 25 to 19, proposed closing the state’s $2.8 billion budget gap by reducing spending by more than $800 million, incorporating the use of about $582 million of approved or anticipated additional federal relief to the state and transfers $501 million from other funds to the state general fund. Under the Senate proposal, ESSB 6444 would assume collections in new revenues of nearly $900 million from increased taxes. The House amended ESSB 6444 to close the budget gap by reducing state spending by about $600 million, using more than $640 million in one-time federal funds and $500 million in cash transfers. The House budget also assumes approximately $800 million in new revenues through tax increases. The House passed ESSB 6444 by a vote of 55 to 43. The House and Senate were unable to agree on a budget compromise before the end of the regularly scheduled 60-day session and will continue to negotiate during a special session that begins on Monday, March 15, 2010.

Rep. Tom Campbell, (R-Roy) N
Rep. Jim McCune, (R-Graham) N
Rep. Sam Hunt, (D-Olympia) Y
Rep. Brendan Williams, (D-Olympia) N
Rep. Bruce Dammeier, (R-Puyallup) N
Rep. Dawn Morrell, (D-Puyallup) Y
Rep. Jan Angel, (R – Port Orchard) N
Rep. Larry Seaquist, (D-Gig Harbor) N
Rep. Jeannie Darneille, (D-Tacoma) Y
Rep. Dennis Flannigan, (D-Tacoma) Y
Rep. Tami Green, (D-Lakewood) Y
Rep. Troy Kelley, (D-Tacoma) N
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) N
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) N
Rep. Pat Sullivan, (D-Covington) Y

Senate Bill 6143, ESSB 6143 – Raising taxes and eliminating business tax exemptions
ESSB 6143 passed the Senate by a vote of 25 to 23 imposing an additional .03 percent state sales tax and use tax. ESSB 6143, which is estimated to raise nearly $900 million in revenue through increased taxes, also includes several measures that would eliminate Business and Occupation (B&O) tax exemptions for several business sectors, as well as a sales tax exemption for out of state businesses. ESSB 6143 was amended by the House, by a vote of 52 to 45, removing the sales and use tax increase. In addition, the House’s tax package relies on eliminating additional B&O exemptions not contained in the Senate proposal and increasing taxes on candy, bottled water, cigarettes and owners of airplanes. The House and Senate were unable to agree on a tax package compromise before the end of the regularly scheduled 60-day session and will continue to negotiate during a special session that begins on Monday, March 15, 2010.

Sen. Randi Becker, (R-Eatonville) N
Sen. Karen Fraser, (D-Thurston County) Y
Sen. Jim Kastama, (D-Puyallup) Y
Sen. Derek Kilmer, (D-Gig Harbor) N
Sen. Debbie Regala, (D-Tacoma) Y
Sen. Michael Carrell, (R-Lakewood) N
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) N

Senate Bill 6143, ESSB 6143 – Raising taxes and eliminating business tax exemptions
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-Puyallup) N
Rep. Dawn Morrell, (D-Puyallup) N
Rep. Jan Angel, (R – Port Orchard) N
Rep. Larry Seaquist, (D-Gig Harbor) N
Rep. Jeannie Darneille, (D-Tacoma) Y
Rep. Dennis Flannigan, (D-Tacoma) Y
Rep. Tami Green, (D-Lakewood) Y
Rep. Troy Kelley, (D-Tacoma) N
Rep. Steve Conway, (D-Tacoma) Y
Rep. Steve Kirby, (D-Tacoma) Y
Rep. Mark Miloscia, (D-Federal Way) N
Rep. Skip Priest, (R-Federal Way) N
Rep. Christopher Hurst, (D-Enumclaw) N
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 6345, SSB 6345 – Use of wireless communications while driving
SSB 6345 passed the House by a vote of 60 to 37 making it a primary offense to use a hand-held cell phone while driving. Currently under state law, the use of a hand-held cell phone is considered a secondary offense. SSB 6345 would cause a user of hand held cell device to be ticketed without committing any other traffic infraction. In addition, this bill prohibits a person with an instructional permit or intermediate license from using cell phones, including the use of hands-free devices, while operating a vehicle. The House previously amended the bill making it a secondary offence for drivers over the age of 18 to talk on a cell phone while operating a motor vehicle, but the Senate refused to concur with the House amendments. The House removed its amendments and passed the same bill that was originally adopted by the Senate. SSB 6345 is now before the Governor for signature.

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-Puyallup) N
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) N
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) N
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 6604, ESSB 6604 – Eliminating student learning plans
ESSB 6604, which passed the House by a vote of 97 to 0, removes requirements that school districts prepare student learning plans for students in grades 5, and 9 through 12, who are not successful on state assessments or not on track to graduate. ESSB 6604 retains the requirement for students in grade 8 to receive student learning plans if they fail state assessments or are not on track to graduate. ESSB 6604 previously passed the Senate repealing additional provisions and responsibilities of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, suspended several education program requirements including the financial education private-public partnership and instructional training programs. The Senate concurred with the House amendments by a vote of 48 to 0. ESSB 6604 is now before the Governor for signature.

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 6604, ESSB 6604 – Eliminating student learning plans
Sen. Randi Becker, R-Eatonville, Y
Sen. Karen Fraser, (D-Thurston County) Y
Sen. Jim Kastama, (D-Puyallup) Y
Sen. Derek Kilmer, (D-Gig Harbor) Y
Sen. Debbie Regala (D-Tacoma) 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) Y
Sen. Karen Keiser, (D-Kent) Y
Sen. Claudia Kauffman, (D-Kent) Y

Senate Bill 6696, E2SSB 6696 – School accountability, teacher evaluation, and other education provisions
E2SSB 6696 creates an accountability framework for the state’s education system. The bill, as previously passed by the Senate, would require the Superintendent of Public Instruction to enact an accountability system for school districts where persistently low-achieving schools are located. Additionally the act establishes a four-level rating system to evaluate teachers and principals, which includes measurements of effectiveness in such areas as, teaching practices and fostering a safe learning environment. The House amended E2SSB 6696 adding additional provisions including the use of federal funds for implementation of required action plans, requiring a report on recommendations for a single statewide assessment standard and plans to increase the number of teachers in math and sciences. The House passed E2SSB 6696 by a vote of 72 to 25 and the Senate concurred with the House amendments by a vote of 46 to 1. E2SSB 6696 is now before the Governor for signature.

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-Puyallup) 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) N
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 6696, E2SSB 6696 – School accountability, teacher evaluation, and other education provisions
Sen. Randi Becker, R-Eatonville Y
Sen. Karen Fraser, (D-Thurston County) Y
Sen. Jim Kastama, (D-Puyallup) N
Sen. Derek Kilmer, (D-Gig Harbor) Y
Sen. Debbie Regala, (D-Tacoma) 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) E
Sen. Karen Keiser, (D-Kent) Y
Sen. Claudia Kauffman, (D-Kent) Y

House Bill 2776, ESHB 2776 – Defining K-12 staffing ratios
ESHB 2776 establishes staffing ratios for school staff to number of students. The bill also delays the implementation of enhancement in K-3 class size, full-day kindergarten, pupil transportation and allocations for maintenance, supplies, and operating costs. ESHB 2776 also adopts a new payment method for student transportation costs (to be funded in the next biennium) and moves up the timelines for the various working groups on teacher compensation and finance reform. ESHB 2776, which passed the Senate by a vote of 30 to 17 and the House by a vote of 71 to 26, is now before the Governor for signature.

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

House Bill 2776, ESHB 2776 – Defining K-12 staffing ratios
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-Puyallup) 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) 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

Leave a comment Comments → 2
  1. sheyingshi says:

    OK voters, you know now who voted to raise your taxes in a recession. Remember this list come November.

  2. derekyoung says:

    Totally random and probably pointless question, but I’m curious why Rep. Orwall and Sen. Fraser don’t have their hometowns listed? For Orwall it’s blank and Fraser gets a whole county. Do the legislators decide how it’s listed?

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