Roll Call

March 23, 2009

By Staff

2SSB 5945 creates the Washington Health Partnership Plan to provide comprehensive health coverage to all residents of the state. It passed the Senate by a vote of 28-19 and is before the House Committee on Health Care & Wellness.

45th District — Sen. Cheryl Pflug — R-Maple Valley — N

441st District — Sen. Fred Jarrett — D-Mercer Island — Y

 

ESHB 2261, which passed the House by a vote of 71-26, creates a Basic Education Steering Committee to oversee the review and revisions to the state’s basic education system. It’s before the Senate Early Learning & K-12 Education Committee for further consideration.

45th District — Rep. Glenn Anderson — R-Fall City — Y

45th District — Rep. Jay Rodne — R-North Bend — Y

441st District — Rep. Judy Clibborn — D-Mercer Island — Y

441st District — Rep. Marci Maxwell — D-Renton — Y

 

HB 1487 expands the definition of “resident student” for college and university fees to include persons who have lived in Washington, primarily for purposes other than educational, for at least one year and hold an H-1, E-3 or L visa. It passed the House by a vote of 59-38 and is before the Senate Committee on Higher Education & Workforce Development.

45th District — Rep. Glenn Anderson — R-Fall City — Y

45th District — Rep. Jay Rodne — R-North Bend — Y

441st District — Rep. Judy Clibborn — D-Mercer Island — Y

441st District — Rep. Marci Maxwell — D-Renton — Y

 

ESSB 6035, which passed the Senate by a vote of 25-24, would require disclosure of funds retained by retrospective rating sponsor groups. It’s before the House Commerce and Labor Committee for further consideration.

45th District — Sen. Cheryl Pflug — R-Maple Valley — N

441st District — Sen. Fred Jarrett — D-Mercer Island — N

 

SB 5599 would allow for Washington’s electoral votes to be awarded to the presidential candidate that receives the most popular vote in the country as a whole. However, it would only go into effect if enough states, holding a majority of electoral votes, agree to the same terms and conditions. It passed the Senate by a vote of 28-21 and is before the House Committee on State Government & Tribal Affairs.

45th District — Sen. Cheryl Pflug — R-Maple Valley — N

441st District — Sen. Fred Jarrett — D-Mercer Island — Y

 

ESSB 5344, which passed the House by a vote of 74-23, requires covered vessels that pass through the Strait of Juan de Fuca to pay for at least one emergency response tug to be stationed at Neah Bay for the purpose of responding to vessels in distress. It previously passed the Senate by a vote of 44-4.

45th District — Rep. Glenn Anderson — R-Fall City — Y

45th District — Rep. Jay Rodne — R-North Bend — Y

441st District — Rep. Judy Clibborn — D-Mercer Island — Y

441st District — Rep. Marci Maxwell — D-Renton — Y

Voting key — Y = Yes, N = No, E = Excused, NV = Not voting

SOURCE: WashingtonVotes.org, a free, nonpartisan Web site to find plain-English explanations of bills and a record of each legislator’s votes. Learn more at www.WashingtonVotes.org.

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