House Bill 1015
What it would do: The bill, which passed the House by a vote of 75-18 Monday, would change the form used to exempt a child from immunizations. It would require the exemption form to include a statement, and signature from a health care practitioner, that information about the benefits and risks of immunization has been provided to the parent or legal guardian.
Bill status: It’s before the Senate Health and Long-Term Care Committee.
Voting yes: Rep. J.T. Wilcox, R-Yelm; Rep. Gary Alexander, R-Thurston County; Rep. Sam Hunt, D-Olympia; Rep. Chris Reykdal, D-Olympia; Rep. Tami Green, D-Lakewood; Rep. Troy Kelley, DTacoma; Rep. Fred Finn, DThurston County; Rep. Kathy Haigh, D-Shelton.
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Voting no: Rep. Jim McCune, R-Graham; Rep. Richard DeBolt, R-Chehalis.
House Bill 1086
What it would do: The bill, which passed the Senate by a vote of 37-10 Friday and the House 55-41 also Friday, would reduce the state deficit by $367 million by providing savings in the 2009-11 biennial budget.
Bill status: It has been delivered to the governor for her signature.
Senators voting yes: Randi Becker, R-Eatonville; Dan Swecker, R-Rochester; Karen Fraser, D-Thurston County; Michael Carrell, R-Lakewood.
Senators voting no: Tim Sheldon, D-Potlatch.
Representatives voting yes: Hunt, Reykdal, Green, Kelley, Finn, Haigh.
Representatives voting no: McCune, Wilcox, Alexander, DeBolt.
Senate Bill 5700
What it would do: The bill, which passed the Senate by a vote of 35-10 Friday, approves the tolling rate schedule set by the Washington Transportation Commission for the state Route 520 corridor. It also would give the commission authority to increase tolling rates to cover increases in maintenance and operation costs.
Bill status: It’s before the House Committee on Transportation.
Voting yes: Becker, Swecker, Fraser, Sheldon.
Voting no: Carrell.