Friday, March 4, 2011

King County Arts Bill Passes House, HB 1997, Moves on to the Senate

A bill that would help fund King County Arts, as well as jump-start the expansion of the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle passed the House Friday night. HB 1997 moves on to the Senate for consideration.

A similar bill, though smaller in scope, SB 5834, has been placed on the Legislative Floor Calendar, currently waiting for a vote in the Senate.

HB 1997, "Providing economic development by funding tourism promotion, workforce housing, art and heritage programs, and community development."

Sponsors: Representatives Orwall, Kenney, Goodman, Fitzgibbon, Maxwell, Santos, Pedersen


SHB 1997
Economic development/funding
House vote on Final Passage

Yeas: 55   Nays: 42   Absent: 0   Excused: 1

Voting Yea:  Representatives Anderson, Appleton, Asay, Billig, Blake, Carlyle, Clibborn, Cody, Darneille, Dickerson, Dunshee, Eddy, Finn, Fitzgibbon, Frockt, Goodman, Green, Haigh, Haler, Hasegawa, Hudgins, Hunt, Hunter, Jacks, Jinkins, Kagi, Kenney, Kirby, Ladenburg, Liias, Lytton, Maxwell, McCoy, Miloscia, Moeller, Moscoso, Ormsby, Orwall, Pedersen, Pettigrew, Reykdal, Roberts, Rolfes, Ryu, Santos, Seaquist, Sells, Springer, Stanford, Sullivan, Takko, Tharinger, Upthegrove, Van De Wege, and Mr. Speaker
Voting Nay:  Representatives Ahern, Angel, Armstrong, Bailey, Buys, Chandler, Condotta, Crouse, Dahlquist, Dammeier, DeBolt, Fagan, Hargrove, Harris, Hinkle, Hope, Hurst, Johnson, Kelley, Klippert, Kretz, Kristiansen, McCune, Morris, Nealey, Orcutt, Overstreet, Parker, Pearson, Probst, Rivers, Rodne, Ross, Shea, Schmick, Short, Smith, Taylor, Walsh, Warnick, Wilcox, and Zeiger
Excused:  Representative Alexander
The following message was sent to Representative Ross Hunter (D) of the 48th district.
TO:   Representative Ross Hunter
FROM:   Mr. Michael Baker
STREET ADDRESS:   Xxxxxxxxxx
EMAIL:   Communicate.with.Mike
PHONE:   (206)
BILL:   1997 (For)
SUBJECT:   Well done
MESSAGE:   Good work on the bill tonight. I am glad to see it pass the House as-is. I hope the Senate is able to get finish something that has proved to be so difficult over the past few years. 

Have a great day, 
Mike Baker 
Seattle, Wa
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