In case you didn’t see the recent post by Washington Beer blog regarding the proposed House Bill (1415) which promotes the sale of Washington Wine at the Legislative Gift Center, it is now officially waiting for the Governor’s signature.
To all who voiced to their local state official regarding the lack of addendum to include Washington Craft Beer (and Spirits) thank you. To those whom overwhelmingly passed this bill without an addendum to include all liquor I look forward to seeing you correct this mistake when House Bill 5158 is under review and its filing status changed from X.
In the interest of public disclosure, the following is a roll call of those who voted, were absent, or were excused; during the April 9th Senate Reading for final passage. It should be noted that I personally sent correspondence to the bills sponsors without any responses to my request to place an addendum to the current bills form.
Wine at legislative gift ctr
Senate vote on 3rd Reading & Final Passage
Yeas: 44 Nays: 2 Absent: 1 Excused: 2
Voting Yea: Senators Becker, Benton, Brandland, Brown, Carrell, Delvin, Eide, Fairley, Franklin, Fraser, Hargrove, Hatfield, Haugen, Hewitt, Hobbs, Holmquist, Honeyford, Jarrett, Kastama, Kauffman, Keiser, Kilmer, King, Kline, Kohl-Welles, Marr, McAuliffe, McDermott, Murray, Oemig, Parlette, Pflug, Prentice, Pridemore, Ranker, Regala, Rockefeller, Schoesler, Sheldon, Shin, Stevens, Swecker, Tom, and Zarelli
Voting Nay: Senators McCaslin and Roach
Absent: Senator Jacobsen
Excused: Senators Berkey and Morton” –source, HB 1415 – 2009-10 document page.