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ROLL CALL: How South Sound lawmakers voted on budgets, workers comp

Post by John Henrikson / The News Tribune on May 27, 2011 at 3:54 pm with 5 Comments »
May 27, 2011 3:54 pm

For the record, here is the sine die edition of roll call, highlighting key votes from the 2011 special session, provided by WashingtonVotes. For a database of legislation, see their website.

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

House Bill 1087, Adopting the state’s Operating Budget for the 2011-13 biennium and 2011 Supplemental Budget
2ESHB 1087, which passed the House by a vote of 54 to 42 and the Senate by a vote of 34 to 13, establishes the state’s operating budget for the 2011-13 biennium and enacts a 2011 supplemental budget. The bill sets the final spending levels for 2009-11 budget at $30.4 billion and authorizes $32.2 billion in spending for 2011-13. The proposal leaves $723 million in reserves. In addition, the new operating budget makes a variety of cuts to social welfare programs, like the state’s Basic Health Plan and suspends voter approved education initiatives. 2ESHB 1087 has been delivered to the Governor for her signature.

HOUSE VOTE
Rep. Jim McCune, (R-Graham) E
Rep. J.T. Wilcox, (R-Yelm) N
Rep. Sam Hunt, (D-Olympia) Y
Rep. Chris Reykdal, (D – Olympia) Y
Rep. Bruce Dammeier, (R-Puyallup) N
Rep. Hans Zeiger, (R-Puyallup) N
Rep. Jan Angel, (R – Port Orchard) E
Rep. Larry Seaquist, (D-Gig Harbor) Y
Rep. Jeannie Darneille, (D-Tacoma) Y
Rep. Laurie Jinkins, (D-Tacoma) Y
Rep. Tami Green, (D-Lakewood) Y
Rep. Troy Kelley, (D-Tacoma) Y
Rep. Steve Kirby, (D-Tacoma) Y
Rep. Connie Ladenburg, (D-Tacoma) Y
Rep. Katrina Asay, (R – Milton) N
Rep. Mark Miloscia, (D-Federal Way) Y
Rep. Cathy Dahlquist, (R-Enumclaw) N
Rep. Christopher Hurst, (D-Enumclaw) Y
Rep. Tina Orwall, (D-Des Moines) Y
Rep. Dave Upthegrove, (D-Des Moines) Y
Rep. Mark Hargrove, (R-Covington) N
Rep. Pat Sullivan, (D-Covington) Y

SENATE VOTE

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. Steve Conway, (D-Tacoma) Y
Sen. Tracey Eide, (D-Federal Way) Y
Sen. Pam Roach, (R-Auburn) N
Sen. Karen Keiser, (D-Kent) Y
Sen. Joe Fain, (R-Auburn) N

House Bill 1497, Adopting the state’s Capital Budget for the 2011-13 biennium

ESHB 1497, which passed the House by a vote of 94 to 0 and the Senate by a vote of 47 to 0, authorizes state capital expenditures during the 2011-13 biennium. The 2011-13 budget appropriates approximately $1.6 billion in spending, not including bond proceeds, and re-appropriates $1 billion for previously approved projects. The Capital Budget also makes adjustments to the current fiscal year spending levels, reducing 2011 spending by nearly $550 million dollars. The Capital Budget has been forwarded to the Governor for her signature.

HOUSE VOTE
Rep. Jim McCune, (R-Graham) E
Rep. J.T. Wilcox, (R-Yelm) Y
Rep. Sam Hunt, (D-Olympia) Y
Rep. Chris Reykdal, (D – Olympia) Y
Rep. Bruce Dammeier, (R – Puyallup) Y
Rep. Hans Zeiger, (R-Puyallup) Y
Rep. Jan Angel, (R – Port Orchard) Y
Rep. Larry Seaquist, (D-Gig Harbor) Y
Rep. Jeannie Darneille, (D-Tacoma) Y
Rep. Laurie Jinkins, (D-Tacoma) Y
Rep. Tami Green, (D-Lakewood) Y
Rep. Troy Kelley, (D-Tacoma) Y
Rep. Steve Kirby, (D-Tacoma) Y
Rep. Connie Ladenburg, (D-Tacoma) Y
Rep. Katrina Asay, (R – Milton) Y
Rep. Mark Miloscia, (D-Federal Way) Y
Rep. Cathy Dahlquist, (R-Enumclaw) Y
Rep. Christopher Hurst, (D-Enumclaw) Y
Rep. Tina Orwall, (D-Des Moines) Y
Rep. Dave Upthegrove, (D-Des Moines) Y
Rep. Mark Hargrove, (R-Covington) Y
Rep. Pat Sullivan, (D-Covington) Y

SENATE VOTE
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. Steve Conway, (D-Tacoma) Y
Sen. Tracey Eide, (D-Federal Way) Y
Sen. Pam Roach, (R-Auburn) Y
Sen. Karen Keiser, (D-Kent) Y
Sen. Joe Fain, (R – Auburn) Y

Senate Bill 5181, Creating a statutory limitation on state debts
SSB 5181, which reduces the state’s statutory debt limit, passed the Senate by a vote of 40 to 1 and the House by a vote of 79 to 14. SSB 5181 requires a reduction in the state’s working debt from 9 percent down to 7.75 percent by 2022. The reduction in the state’s debt level will be phased in over several years and is not required to start until 2016. In addition, SSB 5181 establishes a commission to review the use of debt in Washington. SSB 5181 has been delivered to the Governor for signature.

SENATE VOTE
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) E
Sen. Steve Conway, (D-Tacoma) Y
Sen. Tracey Eide, (D-Federal Way) Y
Sen. Pam Roach, (R-Auburn) Y
Sen. Karen Keiser, (D-Kent) Y
Sen. Joe Fain, (R – Auburn) Y

HOUSE VOTE
Rep. Jim McCune, (R-Graham) E
Rep. J.T. Wilcox, (R-Yelm) Y
Rep. Sam Hunt, (D-Olympia) Y
Rep. Chris Reykdal, (D – Olympia) N
Rep. Bruce Dammeier, (R – Puyallup) Y
Rep. Hans Zeiger, (R-Puyallup) Y
Rep. Jan Angel, (R – Port Orchard) Y
Rep. Larry Seaquist, (D-Gig Harbor) Y
Rep. Jeannie Darneille, (D-Tacoma) Y
Rep. Laurie Jinkins, (D-Tacoma) N
Rep. Tami Green, (D-Lakewood) Y
Rep. Troy Kelley, (D-Tacoma)Y
Rep. Steve Kirby, (D-Tacoma) N
Rep. Connie Ladenburg, (D-Tacoma) Y
Rep. Katrina Asay, (R – Milton) Y
Rep. Mark Miloscia, (D-Federal Way) Y
Rep. Cathy Dahlquist, (R-Enumclaw) Y
Rep. Christopher Hurst, (D-Enumclaw) Y
Rep. Tina Orwall, (D-Des Moines) Y
Rep. Dave Upthegrove, (D-Des Moines) Y
Rep. Mark Hargrove, (R-Covington) E
Rep. Pat Sullivan, (D-Covington) Y

House Bill 2123, Adjusting the workers’ compensation system
EHB 2123, which passed the House by a vote of 69 to 26 and the Senate by a vote of 35 to 12, modifies several provisions in the workers’ compensation system. Among the changes being made to the workers’ compensation system, EHB 2123 provides for voluntary structured settlements for workers older than 55 and available for a disability pension. Over the next several years the age of eligibility for the voluntary settlements will be lowered to include those older than 50 by 2016. In addition, EHB 2123 establishes a rainy day account in an attempt to stabilize workers’ compensation rates and requires an audit by the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee. EHB 2123 is before the Governor for her signature.

Rep. Jim McCune, (R-Graham) E
Rep. J.T. Wilcox, (R-Yelm) Y
Rep. Sam Hunt, (D-Olympia) N
Rep. Chris Reykdal, (D – Olympia) N
Rep. Bruce Dammeier, (R – Puyallup) Y
Rep. Hans Zeiger, (R-Puyallup) Y
Rep. Jan Angel, (R – Port Orchard) Y
Rep. Larry Seaquist, (D-Gig Harbor) Y
Rep. Jeannie Darneille, (D-Tacoma) Y
Rep. Laurie Jinkins, (D-Tacoma) Y
Rep. Tami Green, (D-Lakewood) Y
Rep. Troy Kelley, (D-Tacoma) Y
Rep. Steve Kirby, (D-Tacoma) N
Rep. Connie Ladenburg, (D-Tacoma) N
Rep. Katrina Asay, (R – Milton) Y
Rep. Mark Miloscia, (D-Federal Way) N
Rep. Cathy Dahlquist, (R-Enumclaw) Y
Rep. Christopher Hurst, (D-Enumclaw) Y
Rep. Tina Orwall, (D-Des Moines) N
Rep. Dave Upthegrove, (D-Des Moines) N
Rep. Mark Hargrove, (R-Covington) Y
Rep. Pat Sullivan, (D-Covington) Y

SENATE VOTE
Sen. Randi Becker, (R – Eatonville) Y
Sen. Karen Fraser, (D-Thurston County) N
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. Steve Conway, (D-Tacoma) N
Sen. Tracey Eide, (D-Federal Way) Y
Sen. Pam Roach, (R-Auburn) Y
Sen. Karen Keiser, (D-Kent) N
Sen. Joe Fain, (R – Auburn) Y

House Bill 2053, Concerning fee increases for transportation funding
ESHB 2053, which passed the House by a vote of 53 to 43, would allow the state to raise an additional $121 million in new revenues through increasing fees paid to the Department of Licensing for several transportation related services. Specifically, ESHB 2053 authorized the Department of Licensing to increase fees for issuance of original license plates, for instructional permit applicants and on late transfers of ownership of vehicle. ESHB 2053 failed to pass the Senate before the conclusion of the 2011 Legislative Session. The bill was returned to the House and is eligible for consideration during the 2012 Legislative Session.

Rep. Jim McCune, (R-Graham) E
Rep. J.T. Wilcox, (R-Yelm) N
Rep. Sam Hunt, (D-Olympia) Y
Rep. Chris Reykdal, (D – Olympia) Y
Rep. Bruce Dammeier, (R – Puyallup) N
Rep. Hans Zeiger, (R-Puyallup) N
Rep. Jan Angel, (R – Port Orchard) N
Rep. Larry Seaquist, (D-Gig Harbor) Y
Rep. Jeannie Darneille, (D-Tacoma) Y
Rep. Laurie Jinkins, (D-Tacoma) Y
Rep. Tami Green, (D-Lakewood) Y
Rep. Troy Kelley, (D-Tacoma) Y
Rep. Steve Kirby, (D-Tacoma) Y
Rep. Connie Ladenburg, (D-Tacoma) Y
Rep. Katrina Asay, (R – Milton) N
Rep. Mark Miloscia, (D-Federal Way) Y
Rep. Cathy Dahlquist, (R-Enumclaw) N
Rep. Christopher Hurst, (D-Enumclaw) Y
Rep. Tina Orwall, (D-Des Moines) Y
Rep. Dave Upthegrove, (D-Des Moines) Y
Rep. Mark Hargrove, (R-Covington) N
Rep. Pat Sullivan, (D-Covington) Y

Senate Bill 5931, Streamlining state government
ESSB 5931, which passed the House by a vote of 54 to 42 and the Senate by a vote of 31 to 13, consolidates several current functions of state government covered by different agencies, and also creates two new state agencies. ESSB 5931 takes all or part of five different agencies, Department of Printing, General Administration, Department of Information Services, Department of Personnel and Office of Financial Management, and consolidates them into two new agencies, the Department of Enterprise Services and Consolidated Technology Services. In addition, ESSB 5931 provides that the Office of Financial Management must select at least six activities each biennium to be reviewed for contracting services through a competitive bid process. These actions are expected to save the state approximately $19 million during the 2011-13 biennium. ESSB 5931 is before the Governor for her signature.

HOUSE VOTE
Rep. Jim McCune, (R-Graham) E
Rep. J.T. Wilcox, (R-Yelm) Y
Rep. Sam Hunt, (D-Olympia) N
Rep. Chris Reykdal, (D – Olympia) N
Rep. Bruce Dammeier, (R – Puyallup) Y
Rep. Hans Zeiger, (R-Puyallup) N
Rep. Jan Angel, (R – Port Orchard) Y
Rep. Larry Seaquist, (D-Gig Harbor) Y
Rep. Jeannie Darneille, (D-Tacoma) Y
Rep. Laurie Jinkins, (D-Tacoma) N
Rep. Tami Green, (D-Lakewood) N
Rep. Troy Kelley, (D-Tacoma) Y
Rep. Steve Kirby, (D-Tacoma) N
Rep. Connie Ladenburg, (D-Tacoma) N
Rep. Katrina Asay, (R – Milton) N
Rep. Mark Miloscia, (D-Federal Way) N
Rep. Cathy Dahlquist, (R-Enumclaw) N
Rep. Christopher Hurst, (D-Enumclaw) Y
Rep. Tina Orwall, (D-Des Moines) N
Rep. Dave Upthegrove, (D-Des Moines) N
Rep. Mark Hargrove, (R-Covington) Y
Rep. Pat Sullivan, (D-Covington) Y

SENATE VOTE
Sen. Randi Becker, (R – Eatonville) Y
Sen. Karen Fraser, (D-Thurston County) N
Sen. Jim Kastama, (D-Puyallup) Y
Sen. Derek Kilmer, (D-Gig Harbor) N
Sen. Debbie Regala, (D-Tacoma) Y
Sen. Michael Carrell, (R-Lakewood) Y
Sen. Steve Conway, (D-Tacoma) N
Sen. Tracey Eide, (D-Federal Way) Y
Sen. Pam Roach, (R-Auburn) N
Sen. Karen Keiser, (D-Kent) N
Sen. Joe Fain, (R – Auburn) Y

Leave a comment Comments → 5
  1. In disregard for the voters wishes for no tax increases or fees,I read the house of Reps voted to ignore the voters and tried to pass Bill 2053.If the voters will take notes and when those Reps.come up for reelection,the voters can show the so called Reps.the way out of Political office!If they retain their office, then the voters deserve what they get.I am glad to see the measure will be derailed until the 2012 session.That will give Voters a chance to get some people in that will really live up the Phrase,Representitive.Wouldn’t that be a novel ideal

  2. truthbusterguy says:

    Seaquist not only voted yea, he was a prime sponser of this effort to end run I-1053 and the will of the people.

    Voters in the 26th need to remember this.

  3. SuperSteve says:

    That “E” for Excused next to Jan Angel should have a star next to it – she was “excused” to go on a European Cruise!

    http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2011/may/25/angel-went-on-cruise-during-special-session/

  4. papasan says:

    HB 2123 has got to be the worst thing to happen to workers in decades. You will see injured workers paid off in lump sums at a percentage. They will be the ones that drive to the Safeway in a brand new Escalade and loading it up with groceries paid for with food stamps.
    Workman’s Comp is NOT a free ride and it is NOT the road to easy street. To give lump sum payments to injured workers means that they will require representation to insure that they are getting the right amount of benefit. These attorneys will suck up 30% of that lump sum. The worker will now have 70% of his lump sum payment to last him the rest of his life. Remember, these are people that CAN’T WORK. What happens when the money runs out?
    I’m very disappointed in Laurie Jinkins and Jeannie Darnielle. In particular. I thought better of them both.

  5. truthbusterguy says:

    Give it up supersteve, that story got no traction even after being pushed by the MSNBC biased media, King 5. People are waking up to these biased rags trying to bash the GOP and give a free ride to democrat. Hit pieces like the one on Angel only gets her more votes in the 26th.

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