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How did 46th District representatives for Kenmore vote?

The following is a recap of how Bothell legislators from the 1st District recently voted on several bills and resolutions (according to washingtonvotes.org) during the 2012 session.

House Bill 1043, House Bill 1043: Limiting differential tuition. Passed the House on February 15, 2013 by a vote of 95 to 1.

The bill removes the authority for public universities to set differential tuition rates for resident, undergraduate programs, such as setting higher rates for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) courses. It also removes the authority for the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges to institute differential tuition models for resident, undergraduate programs.

Yes: Rep. Jessyn Farrell and Rep. Gerry Pollet.

Senate Bill 5312, Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 5312: Regulating small consumer installment loans. Passed the Senate on February 20, 2013 by a vote of 30 to 18.

This act regulates the terms of small consumer installment loans and requires lenders to be licensed and to pay an investigation and annual assessment fee. . It puts limits on interest and charges, prescribes the content of loan agreements, mandates customer notice of fees and charges, and places restrictions on the collection of delinquent loans. The bill as it passed the Senate limits loans to no more than 15% of the borrower’s monthly income, with a maximum of $1,500. The maximum loan period is 18 months, and loans may not be secured by a lien on real or personal property.

No: Sen. David Frockt.

House Bill 1200, Substitute House Bill 1200: Regulating the labeling of seafood. Passed in the House on February 18, 2013 by a vote of 96-0.

The bill authorizes the Washington Department of Agriculture, together with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, to develop procedures for enforcing food fish and shellfish labeling, and to take action against misbranding by providing for higher criminal penalties. It defines “food fish”: and “shellfish” and clarifies the definition of “commercially caught” salmon as that harvested by commercial fishers. It also establishes a system of identifying the common names for seafood, based on the USFDA’s list of acceptable market names for seafood.

Yes: Farrell and Pollet.

House Bill 1036, House Bill 1036: Regulating service contracts. Passed in the House on February 18, 2013 by a vote of 96-0.

The bill amends and clarifies the definition of “service contract” to include any contract or agreement for the repair or maintenance of a property at a cost above its purchase price. It specifies that the regulations do not prohibit a service contract provider from covering residential water, sewer, utilities, or similar systems with or without coverage of appliances. A provider may also share contract revenue with local governments or other third parties for endorsements and marketing services.

Yes: Farrell and Pollet.

Senate Bill 5147, Senate Bill 5147: Reporting of juveniles and runaway children. Passed in the Senate on January 30, 2013 (49-0). Passed in the House on February 15, 2013 by a vote of 89-7.

This act requires licensed overnight youth shelters or organizations that provide services to homeless or runaway youth and their families to comply with notice requirements. When sheltering a youth known to be away from home without permission, they must, within 72 hours and preferably within 24 hours, notify the youth’s parents of his/her whereabouts, a description of the youth's physical and emotional condition, and the circumstances surrounding the youth's contact with the shelter or organization.

Yes: Farrell and Pollet.

SOURCE: WashingtonVotes.org, a free, non-partisan website to find plain-English explanations of bills and a record of each legislator’s votes. Do you want to know more about your government? Visit www.WashingtonVotes.org today.

 

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