Senator Karen Fraser's Voting Records

Office: State Senate (WA) - District 22, Democratic Minority Caucus Chair
Issue Category

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
4/06/15 SB 6088 Amends Class Size-Related Funding Calculation
Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 22)
Nay
3/11/15 SB 5748 Requires the Use of Test Scores in Teacher Evaluations
Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 23)
Nay
3/10/15 SB 5513 Reduces Minimum Age to Settle a Worker's Compensation Claim
Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 21)
Nay
3/09/15 SB 5735 Establishes Carbon Reduction Investment as Alternative to Meeting Renewable Energy Targets
Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 23)
Nay
3/02/15 SB 5987 Increases Gas Tax and Amends Transportation Funding
Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 22)
Nay
3/08/14 SB 5887 Establishes Medical and Retail Marijuana Regulations
Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 15)
Yea
1/31/14 SB 6523 Authorizes In-State Tuition for Non-Citizen Individuals
Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 10)
Yea
1/31/14 SB 6523 Authorizes In-State Tuition for Non-Citizen Individuals
None - Senate
Sponsor
6/13/13 HB 2075 Repeals Marital Trust Estate Tax Exemption
Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 19)
Yea
4/12/13 HB 1001 Establishes a Liquor License for Small Theaters
Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 21)
Yea
3/13/13 SB 5802 Authorizes a Carbon Emissions Reduction Study
Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 12)
Yea
3/08/13 SB 5187 Authorizes Livestock Owners to Dispatch Gray Wolves
Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 23)
Nay
3/06/13 SB 5328 Establishes a Grading System for Schools
Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 23)
Nay
2/04/13 SB 5112 Amends Scheduling Authority In Workers Compensation Rehabilitation
Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 24)
Nay
2/04/13 SB 5127 Reduces Age Requirements for Workers' Compensation
Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 19)
Nay
2/04/13 SB 5128 Authorizes Voluntary Settlements for Workers' Compensation
Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 24)
Nay
4/11/12 HB 2565 Roll-Your-Own Cigarette Tax Requirements
Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 19)
Yea
4/11/12 SB 5940 Amends Public School Employees Retirement Benefits
Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 20)
Nay
4/10/12 SB 6378 Amends State Employee Pension System
Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 22)
Nay
4/07/12 SB 6636 Requires a Balanced Budget
Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 16)
Nay
3/01/12 HB 2319 Requirements for Health Benefit Exchange
Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 22)
Yea
2/01/12 EHCR 4409 Congressional and State Legislative Redistricting
Bill Passed - Senate (44 - 4)
Yea
2/01/12 SB 6239 Authorizes Same-Sex Marriage
Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 21)
Yea
1/16/12 SB 6239 Authorizes Same-Sex Marriage
None - Senate
Sponsor
5/25/11 SB 5942 State Liquor Sales
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (26 - 19)
Nay
4/21/11 HB 1267 Definition of Parenthood
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (27 - 21)
Yea
4/20/11 SB 5622 Recreation Access on State Lands
Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 14)
Yea
4/09/11 HB 1382 Express Toll Lanes in the Eastside Corridor
Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 13)
Yea
3/29/11 SB 5251 Electric Vehicle Registration Fees
Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 16)
Yea
3/16/11 SB 5407 Prohibits Drivers Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants
Motion Rejected - Senate (23 - 25)
Nay
3/05/11 SB 5039 Tobacco Cessation Treatment
Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 21)
Yea
3/05/11 SB 5769 Coal-Fired Power Plants
Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 13)
Yea
3/02/11 SB 5073 Regulations for the Use of Medical Marijuana
Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 20)
Yea
2/10/11 SB 5769 Coal-Fired Power Plants
None - Senate
Sponsor
2/01/11 SB 5622 Recreation Access on State Lands
None - Senate
Sponsor
4/12/10 HB 2493 Cigarette Tax Increase
Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 17)
Yea
4/12/10 HB 2836 2009-2011 Supplemental Biennium Capital Budget
Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 13)
Yea
4/12/10 SB 6143 Tax Law Amendments
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (25 - 21)
Yea
4/12/10 SB 6444 2009-2011 Biennium Budget Amendments
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (25 - 21)
Yea
3/22/10 HB 2782 Limiting Disability Benefits
Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 16)
Yea
3/10/10 SB 6364 2009 - 2011 Biennium Capital Budget Amendments
Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 16)
Yea
2/27/10 SB 6444 2009-2011 Biennium Budget Amendments
Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 19)
Yea
2/22/10 SB 6130 Initiative 960 (Tax Increase Restrictions) Suspension
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (26 - 21)
Yea
2/15/10 SB 6562 Expanding State University Tuition Authority
Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 19)
Yea
2/09/10 SB 6382 Extending State Employee Salary Freeze
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (33 - 15)
Yea
2/09/10 SB 6843 Suspension of Tax Increase Vote Requirement
Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 23)
Yea
1/13/10 SB 6364 2009 - 2011 Biennium Capital Budget Amendments
None - Senate
Sponsor
4/25/09 HB 1244 2009-2011 Biennium Budget and 2007-2009 Supplemental Biennium Budget
Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 20)
Yea
4/25/09 HB 2344 Allowing Tuition Increases
Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 20)
Yea
4/25/09 SB 5288 Probation Time Reductions
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (26 - 23)
Yea

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