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Rollcall: How your lawmakers voted on medical pot, health partnership, canceling primary

Post by John Henrikson / The News Tribune on April 22, 2011 at 4:04 pm |
April 22, 2011 4:04 pm

Here is how South Sound lawmakers voted recently on selected bills, as compiled by WashingtonVotes.org. Visit their website 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 would not be the first time the state canceled a Presidential Primary, in 2004 it was also canceled. This provision expires January 1, 2013. SB 5119 also passed the House by a vote of 69 to 28 and is now before the governor for her signature.

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)

Senate Bill 5119, House vote:
Voting Yes: Rep. Sam Hunt, (D-Olympia), Rep. Chris Reykdal, (D – Olympia), Rep. Bruce Dammeier, (R – Puyallup), Rep. Hans Zeiger, (R-Puyallup), Rep. Jan Angel, (R – Port Orchard), 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. Connie Ladenburg, (D-Tacoma), Rep. Mark Miloscia, (D-Federal Way), Rep. Cathy Dahlquist, (R-Enumclaw), 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. Steve Kirby, (D-Tacoma), Rep. Katrina Asay, (R – Milton), Rep. Mark Hargrove, (R-Covington)

House Bill 1560, Expands the Health Insurance Partnership
ESHB 1560, which passed the Senate by a vote of 31 to 18, would expand the Health Insurance Partnership (HIP) by eliminating provisions that limited the eligibility of certain small businesses ability to enroll in the program. The Senate amended eligibility requirements to clarify that an eligible employer must not have offered insurance for at least six previous months. The Senate also retained the requirement that employers have at least 50 percent of their employees as low-wage workers. Previously the House passed ESHB 1560 removing the low-wage worker requirements and other provisions that placed limits on an employee’s choice of coverage. The HIP program currently allows a small business an option to provide insurance coverage for employees if they do not currently offer insurance and have less than fifty employees. In addition, eligibility requires that an employer enroll 75 percent of its workers and pay 40 percent of the insurance costs. The House concurred with the Senate amendments by a vote of 56 to 42, and ESHB 1560 has been delivered to the governor for her signature.

Voting Yes: Sen. Randi Becker, (R – Eatonville), 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. Michael Carrell, (R-Lakewood), Sen. Pam Roach, (R-Auburn)

House Bill 1560, House vote:
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. 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. Katrina Asay, (R – Milton), Rep. Cathy Dahlquist, (R-Enumclaw), Rep. Mark Hargrove, (R-Covington)

Senate Bill 5073, Concerning the medical use of cannabis
E2SSB 5073 would amend state law regarding the use of medical cannabis (marijuana). The bill seeks to clarify that qualified patients and designated providers who comply with the law will not be subject to arrest or prosecution, other criminal sanctions, or civil consequences based solely on their medical use of cannabis. E2SSB 5073 seeks to ensure that patients will have access to an adequate, safe, consistent, and secure source of medical quality marijuana. In addition, this bill would require licensed dispensers to be nonprofit medical organizations and to receive approval by a local government before selling cannabis. The House, which previously approved E2SSB 5073 by a vote of 54 to 43, amended the bill in part to require several studies on the impacts of medical marijuana. The Senate agreed with the House amendments, by a vote of 27 to 21 and will now be delivered to the governor for her signature.

Voting Yes: Rep. Sam Hunt, (D-Olympia), Rep. Chris Reykdal, (D – Olympia), 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. 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. Larry Seaquist, (D-Gig Harbor), Rep. Troy Kelley, (D-Tacoma), Rep. Katrina Asay, (R – Milton), Rep. Mark Miloscia, (D-Federal Way), Rep. Cathy Dahlquist, (R-Enumclaw), Rep. Mark Hargrove, (R-Covington)

Senate Bill 5073, Senate vote:
Voting Yes: Sen. Karen Fraser, (D-Thurston County), Sen. Debbie Regala, (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. Jim Kastama, (D-Puyallup), Sen. Derek Kilmer, (D-Gig Harbor), Sen. Michael Carrell, (R-Lakewood), Sen. Steve Conway, (D-Tacoma), Sen. Pam Roach, (R-Auburn)

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