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How did 48th District representatives for Kirkland vote? | Session wrap up

Sen. Rodney Tom, Rep. Ross Hunter and Rep. Cyrus Habib serve the 48th District. - contributed photos
Sen. Rodney Tom, Rep. Ross Hunter and Rep. Cyrus Habib serve the 48th District.
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The following is a recap of how Kirkland legislators from the 48th District recently voted on several bills and resolutions (according to washingtonvotes.org) during the 2014 session.

House Bill 2304, An act relating to marijuana processing and retail licenses. Passed the House on March 13 by a vote of 91-7.

This bill amends Initiative 502 to permit marijuana processors to sell marijuana concentrates in addition to useable marijuana and marijuana-infused products to retailers and other processors, as well as to consumers. It includes transactions involving marijuana concentrates in the existing excise tax framework. The bill also exempts account information associated with marijuana producer, processor, and retailer licenses from disclosure under the Public Records Act.

Yes: Rep. Ross Hunter and Cyrus Habib.

 

House Bill 2304, An act relating to marijuana processing and retail licenses. Passed the Senate on March 13 by a vote of 42-7.

 

Yes: Sen. Rodney Tom.

 

Senate Bill 6505, An act clarifying that marijuana, useable marijuana, and marijuana-infused products are not agricultural products. Passed the Senate on March 4 by a vote of 47-0.

This bill excludes marijuana from existing tax breaks for agricultural products by explicitly removing the growing or producing of marijuana from the definitions of agriculture and farmer. The exclusions for marijuana include eight B&O tax preferences; 16 sales and use tax preferences; four additional excise tax preferences; and four property tax preferences, two for real property and two for personal property.

Yes: Tom.

 

Senate Bill 6505, An act clarifying that marijuana, useable marijuana, and marijuana-infused products are not agricultural

products. Passed the House on March 12 by a vote 55-42.

Yes: Hunter.

No: Habib.

 

House Bill 2246, An act relating to financing for stewardship of mercury-containing lights. Passed the House on February 13 by a vote of 56-41.

This act replaces the current $15,000 per-producer financing mechanism for the mercury-containing lights product stewardship with an environmental handling charge applied to the retail sales of mercury-containing lights to consumers. It postpones the implementation deadline for the stewardship program from January 1, 2013 until January 1, 2015 and initiates a sunset review of the program, effective January 1, 2025. It grants limited immunity from federal and state antitrust laws to producers or an organization operating the stewardship program.

Yes: Habib and Hunter.

 

House Bill 2246, An act relating to financing for stewardship of mercury-containing lights. Passed the Senate on March 7 by a vote of

31-18.

Yes: Tom.

Senate Bill 5964, An act relating to training public officials and employees regarding public records, records management and open public meetings Passed the Senate on February 18 by a vote of 45-2.

This government transparency measure requires training for members of a governing body of a public agency on the provisions of the Open Public Meetings Act. It also requires training for local and statewide elected officials , public records officers, and agency records retention officers on the requirements of the Public Records Act (PRA) and records retention and destruction procedures.

Yes: Tom.

 

Senate Bill 5964, An act relating to training public officials and employees regarding public records, records management,

and open public meetings Passed the House on March 7 by a vote of 66-31.

Yes: Habib and Hunter.

 

Senate Bill 6339, An act relating to coercion of involuntary servitude. Passed the Senate on February 12 by a vote of 48-0.

This act creates the crime of Coercion of Involuntary Servitude. It is a Class C felony if a person coerces another person to perform labor or services by withholding or threatening to withhold or destroy documents relating to a person's immigration status; or threatening to notify law enforcement officials that a person is present in the United States in violation of federal immigration laws. A person may commit Coercion of Involuntary Servitude regardless of whether the person provides any sort of compensation or benefits to the person who is coerced. "Involuntary servitude" means a condition of servitude in which the victim was forced to work by the use or threat of physical restraint or physical injury, by the use of threat of coercion through law or legal process.

Yes: Tom.

 

Senate Bill 6339, An act relating to coercion of involuntary servitude. Passed the House on March 5 by a vote of 83-15.

Yes: Habib and Hunter.

 

Senate Bill 6065, An act relating to protecting children under the age of eighteen from the harmful effects of exposure to ultraviolet radiation associated with tanning devices. Passed the House on March 7 by a vote of 58-39.

This new law prohibits persons under the age of 18 years from using a UV tanning device without a written prescription for UV radiation treatment from a licensed physician. A "UV tanning device" is equipment that emits radiation used for the tanning of the skin, including a sunlamp, tanning booth, or tanning bed. It does not include a phototherapy device. Proof of age must be satisfied with a driver's license or other government-issued identification containing the date of birth and photograph.

Yes: Habib and Hunter.

 

Senate Bill 6065, An act relating to protecting children under the age of eighteen from the harmful effects of exposure to ultraviolet radiation associated with tanning devices. Final passage in

the Senate on March 11 by a vote of 42-6.

Yes: Tom.

 

Senate Bill 5889, An act relating to snowmobile license fees. Passed the Senate on February 18 by a vote of 38-9.

The act raises the snowmobile annual registration and renewal fee from $30 to $40 for registrations until October 1, 2015, and to $50 for

registrations and renewals due on or after October 1, 2015.

Yes: Tom.

 

Senate Bill 5889, An act relating to snowmobile license fees. Passed the House on March 5 by a vote of 75-23.

Yes: Habib and Hunter.

 

Senate Bill 6035, An act relating to the safety of ski area conveyances. Passed the Senate on February 12 by a vote of 47-2.

This law requires that ski lift safety inspections by the State Parks and Recreation Commission take place prior to each use season. It also requires that the State Parks and Recreation Commission develop a schedule prescribing ski lift plan review and inspection fees charged to lift owners or operators. It raises ski lift liability insurance requirements to $1 million per occurrence for operators of surface or aerial ski lifts.

Yes: Tom.


Senate Bill 6035, An act relating to the safety of ski area conveyances. Passed the House on March 6 by a vote of 84-12.

Yes: Habib and Hunter.


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