Key Votes

2010 Washington Key Votes

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4/12 WA SB 6444 2009-2011 Biennium Budget Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (25 - 21) 4/12 WA SB 6143 Tax Law Amendments Conference Report Adopted - Senate (25 - 21) 4/12 WA SB 6444 2009-2011 Biennium Budget Amendments Bill Passed - House (54 - 43) 4/12 WA HB 2493 Cigarette Tax Increase Concurrence Vote Passed - House (54 - 43) 4/12 WA HB 2836 2009-2011 Supplemental Biennium Capital Budget Concurrence Vote Passed - House (61 - 36) 4/12 WA HB 2493 Cigarette Tax Increase Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 17) 4/12 WA HB 2836 2009-2011 Supplemental Biennium Capital Budget Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 13) 4/10 WA SB 6143 Tax Law Amendments Conference Report Adopted - House (52 - 44) 4/02 WA SB 6503 State Employee Furlough Plan Bill Passed - House (50 - 38) 3/22 WA HB 2782 Limiting Disability Benefits Concurrence Vote Passed - House (57 - 40) 3/22 WA HB 2782 Limiting Disability Benefits Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 16) 3/10 WA SB 6364 2009 - 2011 Biennium Capital Budget Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 16) 2/27 WA SB 6444 2009-2011 Biennium Budget Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 19) 2/22 WA SB 6130 Initiative 960 (Tax Increase Restrictions) Suspension Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (26 - 21) 2/17 WA SB 6130 Initiative 960 (Tax Increase Restrictions) Suspension Bill Passed - House (51 - 47) 2/09 WA SB 6382 Extending State Employee Salary Freeze Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (33 - 15) 2/09 WA SB 6843 Suspension of Tax Increase Vote Requirement Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 23)

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Project Vote Smart provides easy access to Congressional and State voting records and maintains a collection of key votes grouped by issue. Key votes typically include the initial passage of legislation and final conference report vote versions (the compromised versions of bills passed in separate House and Senate versions). Vote Smart uses the following criteria to select key votes:

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  2. The vote should be clear for any person to understand
  3. The vote has received media attention
  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
  5. Occasionally, if a specific bill is consistently inquired about on the Voter's Research Hotline, the vote will be added

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