Joe McDermott's Voting Records

Biographical

Full Name: Joe McDermott
Current Office: Council Member - District 8, Democratic
Gender: Male
Family: Partner: Michael
Birth Place: West Seattle, WA
Home City: West Seattle, WA
Issue Category

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
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
2/04/10 SB 6843 Suspension of Tax Increase Vote Requirement
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
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)
Yea
4/16/09 HB 2261 Education Law Amendments
Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 23)
Yea
4/15/09 HB 1517 Expediting the Restoration of Felons' Voting Rights
Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 19)
Yea
3/12/09 SB 5599 National Popular Vote Act
Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 21)
Yea
3/12/09 SB 6035 Retrospective Ratings Program Regulations
Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 24)
Yea
3/11/09 SB 5895 Housing Law Amendments
Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 24)
Yea
3/10/09 SB 5688 Expanding Domestic Partnership Rights
Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 18)
Yea
2/16/09 SB 6035 Retrospective Ratings Program Regulations
None - Senate
Sponsor
2/05/09 SB 5895 Housing Law Amendments
None - Senate
Sponsor
1/28/09 SB 5688 Expanding Domestic Partnership Rights
None - Senate
Sponsor
1/27/09 SB 5599 National Popular Vote Act
None - Senate
Sponsor
3/13/08 HB 2687 2007-2009 Biennium Budget Amendments
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (31 - 18)
Yea
3/11/08 SB 6809 Working Family Tax Exemption
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (29 - 17)
Yea
3/10/08 SB 5751 Beer and Wine Tasting in Grocery Stores
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (29 - 17)
Yea
3/07/08 HB 2476 Tribal Police Jurisdiction
Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 15)
Yea
3/05/08 HB 2815 Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 19)
Yea
3/04/08 HB 2438 Permitting Dogs in Cougar Hunting
Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 18)
Nay
3/04/08 HB 3104 Domestic Partnership Rights
Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 20)
Yea
2/19/08 SB 6809 Working Family Tax Exemption
Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 16)
Yea
2/18/08 SB 5628 Presidential Election by Popular Vote
Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 18)
Yea
2/18/08 SB 6305 Use of Federal Sex Education Grants
Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 11)
Yea
2/18/08 SB 6777 Halting Mining on Maury Island
Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 23)
Yea
2/13/08 SB 5278 Public Financing of Local Campaigns
Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 20)
Yea
2/12/08 SB 5751 Beer and Wine Tasting in Grocery Stores
Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 15)
Yea
2/06/08 SB 6381 Good Faith Duties of Mortgage Brokers
Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 19)
Yea
2/06/08 SB 6452 Yield Spread Premium Disclosure
Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 17)
Yea
2/06/08 SB 6794 New Ferry Vessels
Bill Passed - Senate (40 - 8)
Yea
1/30/08 SB 5261 Health Insurance Rate Oversight
Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 18)
Yea
1/23/08 SB 6777 Halting Mining on Maury Island
None - Senate
Sponsor
1/15/08 SB 6305 Use of Federal Sex Education Grants
None - Senate
Sponsor
1/14/08 SB 6272 Financial Literacy for Homeowners
None - Senate
Sponsor
11/29/07 HB 2416 Adjusting the Property Tax Cap
Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 9)
Nay
11/29/07 Sub SB 6178 Property Tax Deferral
Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 21)
Yea
4/12/07 Sub SB 6001 Greenhouse Gas Reduction
Bill Passed - House (84 - 14)
Yea

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