Senator Timothy 'Tim' Sheldon's Voting Records

Biographical

Full Name: Timothy 'Tim' Sheldon
Current Office: State Senate - District 35, Democratic
First Elected: 11/1997
Last Elected: 11/02/2010
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for State Senate - District 35
Primary Aug. 5, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Linda; 1 Child: Alexandra
Birth Date: 03/09/1947
Birth Place: Shelton, WA
Home City: Potlach, WA
Issue Category

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
3/08/14 SB 5887 Authorizes the Merging of the Medical and Recreational Marijuana Programs
Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 15)
Nay
1/31/14 SB 6523 Authorizes In-State Tuition for Non-Citizen Individuals
Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 10)
Yea
6/13/13 HB 2075 Amends Estate Tax Laws
Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 19)
Nay
4/12/13 HB 1001 Establishes a Liquor License for Small Theaters
Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 21)
Nay
3/13/13 SB 5802 Authorizes a Carbon Emissions Reduction Study
Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 12)
Nay
3/08/13 SB 5187 Authorizes Livestock Owners to Dispatch Gray Wolves
Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 23)
Yea
3/06/13 SB 5328 Establishes a Grading System for Schools
Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 23)
Yea
2/04/13 SB 5112 Amends Scheduling Authority In Workers Compensation Rehabilitation
Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 24)
Yea
2/04/13 SB 5127 Reduces Age Requirements for Workers' Compensation
Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 19)
Yea
2/04/13 SB 5128 Authorizes Voluntary Settlements for Workers' Compensation
Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 24)
Yea
1/18/13 SB 5112 Amends Scheduling Authority In Workers Compensation Rehabilitation
None - Senate
Sponsor
1/18/13 SB 5127 Reduces Age Requirements for Workers' Compensation
None - Senate
Sponsor
1/18/13 SB 5128 Authorizes Voluntary Settlements for Workers' Compensation
None - Senate
Sponsor
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)
Yea
4/10/12 SB 6378 Amends State Employee Pension System
Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 22)
Yea
4/07/12 SB 6636 Requires a Balanced Budget
Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 16)
Yea
3/01/12 HB 2319 Requirements for Health Benefit Exchange
Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 22)
Nay
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)
Nay
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)
Nay
4/20/11 SB 5622 Recreation Access on State Lands
Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 14)
Nay
4/09/11 HB 1382 Express Toll Lanes in the Eastside Corridor
Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 13)
Nay
3/29/11 SB 5251 Electric Vehicle Registration Fees
Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 16)
Did Not Vote
3/16/11 SB 5407 Prohibits Drivers Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants
Motion Rejected - Senate (23 - 25)
Yea
3/05/11 SB 5039 Tobacco Cessation Treatment
Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 21)
Nay
3/05/11 SB 5769 Coal-Fired Power Plants
Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 13)
Nay
3/02/11 SB 5073 Regulations for the Use of Medical Marijuana
Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 20)
Nay
1/19/11 SB 5251 Electric Vehicle License Fees
None - Senate
Sponsor
4/12/10 HB 2493 Cigarette Tax Increase
Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 17)
Nay
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)
Nay
4/12/10 SB 6444 2009-2011 Biennium Budget Amendments
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (25 - 21)
Nay
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)
Nay
2/22/10 SB 6130 Initiative 960 (Tax Increase Restrictions) Suspension
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (26 - 21)
Nay
2/15/10 SB 6562 Expanding State University Tuition Authority
Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 19)
Nay
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)
Nay
4/25/09 HB 1244 2009-2011 Biennium Budget and 2007-2009 Supplemental Biennium Budget
Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 20)
Nay
4/25/09 HB 2344 Allowing Tuition Increases
Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 20)
Nay
4/25/09 SB 5288 Probation Time Reductions
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (26 - 23)
Nay
4/24/09 SB 5768 Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Project
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (39 - 9)
Yea
4/22/09 HB 1709 Payday Lending Regulations
Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 23)
Nay
4/16/09 HB 2261 Education Law Amendments
Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 23)
Nay
4/15/09 HB 1517 Expediting the Restoration of Felons' Voting Rights
Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 19)
Nay
3/12/09 SB 5599 National Popular Vote Act
Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 21)
Nay
3/12/09 SB 6035 Retrospective Ratings Program Regulations
Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 24)
Nay

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