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How did state lawmakers vote this week? 3-14-14

 


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"How did my state lawmakers vote in Olympia?" Readers of the Lake Stevens Journal & Granite Falls Press would like to know.

WashingtonVotes.org provides a free weekly roll call service to media outlets as long as the legislature is in session. The reports are customized to the legislative districts in your market area and feature individual legislator votes on the top issues of the week. We encourage you to publish this report in print or on-line to help keep your readers informed and engaged about how their representatives perform in Olympia. To update your information, or to let us know you will publish the report, please drop us an e-mail at wavotes@wavotes.org. The legislature adjourned on time on Thursday, March 13th after passing a compromise supplemental operating budget, as well as the much publicized bills dealing with in-state tuition for veterans and a surcharge on real estate transactions for funding homeless programs. Below are the roll calls for those bills, as well as other notable measures that were passed during the last week of session. We will distribute another roll call report early next week highlighting the most notable bills passed during this session, as well as the Missed Votes Report, which is distributed through a statewide press release.

Senate Bill 6002, 2014 Supplemental Operating Budget. Final passage in the House on March 13, 2014 by a vote of 85-13.

After the bill was amended in the House and the Senate refused to concur in the amendments, a conference committee of House and Senate members reached a compromise. As passed, the bill adds about $155 million in spending to the $33.6 billion two-year budget approved last year, including $58 million more for school supplies and technology; $22 million more for mental health programs, and $25 million more for the opportunity scholarship fund.

44 Rep. Hans Dunshee, (Snohomish) (D) Y

44 Rep. Mike Hope, (Lake Stevens) (R) Y

Senate Bill 6002, SB 6002. Supplemental Operating Budget. Final passage in the Senate on March 13, 2014 by a vote of 48-1

44 Sen. Steve Hobbs (Lake Stevens) (D) Y

Senate Bill 5875, Concerning a surcharge for local homeless housing and assistance. Passed the Senate on March 13, 2014 by a vote of 41-8.

This bill extends the $40 local homeless housing and assistance document recording surcharge through June 30, 2019. It requires 45 percent of the state's non-administrative allotment of the surcharge fee revenue to be set aside for private rental housing vouchers and requires an annual independent audit of the expenditure of the document recording fee revenue.

44 Sen. Steve Hobbs (Lake Stevens) (D) Y

Senate Bill 5875, Concerning a surcharge for local homeless housing and assistance. Passed the House on March 13, 2014 by a vote of 74-22.

44 Rep. Hans Dunshee, (Snohomish) (D) Y

44 Rep. Mike Hope, (Lake Stevens) (R) N

House Bill 1224, Providing a process for county legislative authorities to withdraw from voluntary planning under the growth management act. Final passage in the House on March 12, 2014 by a vote of 84-12.

This bill allows a county that elected to fully plan under the Growth Management Act (GMA) and that has 20,000 or fewer inhabitants to reduce the planning obligations that it and the cities within it must satisfy under the GMA.

44 Rep. Hans Dunshee, (Snohomish) (D) N

44 Rep. Mike Hope, (Lake Stevens) (R) Y

House Bill 2612, Changing provisions relating to the opportunity scholarship. Passed the Senate on March 7, 2014 by a vote of 45-4.

The bill increases the membership of the Opportunity Scholarship Board to 11 members and the quorum to seven members, and changes the membership composition to add additional business and industry representatives as well as members appointed by legislative leadership. It also authorizes the Board to elect to have the Washington State Investment Board (WSIB) invest funds in the Scholarship and Endowment Accounts with other funds subject to investment by the WSIB.

44 Sen. Steve Hobbs (Lake Stevens) (D) Y

House Bill 2612, Changing provisions relating to the opportunity scholarship. Final passage in the House on March 10, 2014 by a vote of 62-36.

44 Rep. Hans Dunshee, (Snohomish) (D) Y

44 Rep. Mike Hope, (Lake Stevens) (R) N

House Bill 2789, Restricting technology enhanced surveillance systems by public agencies. Passed the Senate on March 7, 2014 by a vote of 46-1.

This bill imposes restrictions on state and local agency procurement and usage of extraordinary sensing devices, defined as sensing devices attached to unmanned aircraft systems. These are generally referred to as “drones.” State agencies may not procure drones without the express permission of the legislature and any use of them is only allowed as specified in the bill, including FAA registration, a unique identifier number, and written guidelines submitted by the using agency.

44 Sen. Steve Hobbs (Lake Stevens) (D) Y

House Bill 2789, Restricting technology enhanced surveillance systems by public agencies. Final passage in the House on March 11, 2014 by a vote of 77-21

44 Rep. Hans Dunshee, (Snohomish) (D) N

44 Rep. Mike Hope, (Lake Stevens) (R) Y

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

 

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