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Rollcall: How South Sound lawmakers voted this week

Post by John Henrikson / The News Tribune on April 8, 2011 at 2:55 pm |
April 8, 2011 2:55 pm

Here is how South Sound lawmakers voted recently on selected bills, as compiled by WashingtonVotes.org. Visit Washington Votes for a searchable database of issues and votes.

Senate Bill 5119, Canceling the 2012 Presidential Primary

SB 5119, which passed the Senate by a vote of 34 to 15, would cancel the Presidential Primary scheduled to be held on the fourth Tuesday of May in 2012. Canceling the Presidential Primary would save the state an estimated cost of about $10 million. This provision expires January 1, 2013. SB 5119 is now in the House Ways & Means Committee for further consideration.
Voting Yes: Sen. Randi Becker, (R – Eatonville), Sen. Karen Fraser, (D-Thurston County), Sen. Derek Kilmer, (D-Gig Harbor), Sen. Debbie Regala, (D-Tacoma), Sen. Steve Conway, (D-Tacoma), Sen. Tracey Eide, (D-Federal Way), Sen. Karen Keiser, (D-Kent)
Voting No: Sen. Jim Kastama, (D-Puyallup), Sen. Michael Carrell, (R-Lakewood), Sen. Pam Roach, (R-Auburn), Sen. Joe Fain, (R – Auburn)

House Bill 1277, Providing long-term oversight of vulnerable adults

SHB 1277, which passed the House by a vote of 57 to 40, would expand licensing requirements for long-term adult care homes to better protect vulnerable adults. The bill also requires the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) to adopt new rules to investigative long-term care complaints, and to develop a statewide quality accountability program for residential care services. DSHS and the Long-term Care Ombudsman are to report back to the Legislature on the implementation and oversight of adult care homes. SHB 1277 also adopts new penalties to promote protection for vulnerable adults. SHB 1277 is now before the House Ways & Means Committee for consideration.

Voting Yes: Rep. Sam Hunt, (D-Olympia), Rep. Chris Reykdal, (D – Olympia), Rep. Larry Seaquist, (D-Gig Harbor), Rep. Jeannie Darneille, (D-Tacoma), Rep. Laurie Jinkins, (D-Tacoma), Rep. Tami Green, (D-Lakewood), Rep. Steve Kirby, (D-Tacoma), Rep. Connie Ladenburg, (D-Tacoma), Rep. Mark Miloscia, (D-Federal Way), Rep. Christopher Hurst, (D-Enumclaw), Rep. Tina Orwall, (D-Des Moines), Rep. Dave Upthegrove, (D-Des Moines), Rep. Pat Sullivan, (D-Covington)
Voting No: Rep. Jim McCune, (R-Graham), Rep. J.T. Wilcox, (R-Yelm), Rep. Bruce Dammeier, (R – Puyallup), Rep. Hans Zeiger, (R-Puyallup), Rep. Jan Angel, (R – Port Orchard), Rep. Troy Kelley, (D-Tacoma), Rep. Katrina Asay, (R – Milton), Rep. Cathy Dahlquist, (R-Enumclaw), Rep. Mark Hargrove, (R-Covington)

House Bill 1071, Creates the Complete Street Grants Program
ESHB 1071 would require the Department of Transportation to create a grant program to encourage and assist local governments in retrofitting local street systems. In order to be eligible for grant funding, cities must adopt city-wide street ordinances to provide better street access with all users in mind. The legislation specifies that all users must include pedestrians, bicyclists and public transportation systems. ESHB 1071, which passed the Senate by a vote of 29 to 19, has been returned to the House for consideration of the Senate’s amendments.
Voting Yes: Sen. Karen Fraser, (D-Thurston County), Sen. Jim Kastama, (D-Puyallup), Sen. Derek Kilmer, (D-Gig Harbor), Sen. Debbie Regala, (D-Tacoma), Sen. Steve Conway, (D-Tacoma), Sen. Tracey Eide, (D-Federal Way), Sen. Karen Keiser, (D-Kent), Sen. Joe Fain, (R – Auburn)
Voting No: Sen. Randi Becker, (R – Eatonville), Sen. Michael Carrell, (R-Lakewood), Sen. Pam Roach, (R-Auburn)

Senate Bill 5504, Addressing unlicensed child care
ESSB 5504 establishes the Colby Thompson act, named after a Pacific victim of shaken baby syndrome, allegedly committed by an unlicensed baby sitter. The bill, introduced by Sen. Tracey Eide of Federal Way, provides that when the Department of Early Learning suspects that a person is providing child care without a license, it shall send notice to that person within ten days. The notice shall include information that the person must immediately stop providing child care until he or she becomes licensed. The House amended the bill clarifying the penalties for operating a child care facility without proper licensing. ESSB 5504 allows the Department to issue a penalty to a family home day care up to $150 per day and child day care center to $250 per day they continue to operate. The House passed ESSB 5504 by a vote of 57 to 39. The bill will now be returned to the Senate for consideration of the House amendments.

Voting Yes: Rep. Sam Hunt, (D-Olympia), Rep. Chris Reykdal, (D – Olympia), Rep. Larry Seaquist, (D-Gig Harbor), Rep. Jeannie Darneille, (D-Tacoma), Rep. Laurie Jinkins, (D-Tacoma), Rep. Tami Green, (D-Lakewood), Rep. Troy Kelley, (D-Tacoma), Rep. Steve Kirby, (D-Tacoma), Rep. Connie Ladenburg, (D-Tacoma), Rep. Katrina Asay, (R – Milton), Rep. Mark Miloscia, (D-Federal Way), Rep. Christopher Hurst, (D-Enumclaw), Rep. Tina Orwall, (D-Des Moines), Rep. Dave Upthegrove, (D-Des Moines), Rep. Pat Sullivan, (D-Covington)

Voting No: Rep. Jim McCune, (R-Graham), Rep. J.T. Wilcox, (R-Yelm), Rep. Bruce Dammeier, (R – Puyallup), Rep. Hans Zeiger, (R-Puyallup), Rep. Jan Angel, (R – Port Orchard), Rep. Cathy Dahlquist, (R-Enumclaw), Rep. Mark Hargrove, (R-Covington)

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