Saturday, March 20, 2010

Senate Passes SB 6889 Convention Center and Public Facilities District Bill

SB 6889 passed on the Senate Floor 39 to 1 with 9 not voting.
SSB 6889
Convention and trade center
Senate vote on 3rd Reading & Final Passage

Yeas: 39   Nays: 1   Absent: 0   Excused: 9

Voting Yea:  Senators Becker, Berkey, Brown, Carrell, Eide, Fairley, Franklin, Fraser, Gordon, Hargrove, Hatfield, Haugen, Hewitt, Hobbs, Honeyford, Jacobsen, Kastama, Kauffman, Keiser, Kilmer, King, Kline, Kohl-Welles, Marr, McAuliffe, McDermott, Murray, Parlette, Prentice, Pridemore, Ranker, Regala, Rockefeller, Schoesler, Sheldon, Shin, Stevens, Tom, and Zarelli
Voting Nay:  Senator Oemig
Excused:  Senators Benton, Brandland, Delvin, Holmquist, McCaslin, Morton, Pflug, Roach, and Swecker

Next stop, the House of Representitives.

The Senate Ways and Means Committee passed SB 6889 on Friday.

Here is the Senate Ways & Means Committee Report that says on page 3 that the new PFD would gain control over not just the Seattle hotel tax that pays off the Convention Center, but it also controls the county wide 2.8 hotel tax.