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Key Votes

Norm Johnson's Voting Records on Issue: Marriage, Family, and Children

Full Name: Norm Johnson
Office: State House (WA) - 14 Position 1, Republican
First Elected: 11/04/2008
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for State House - 14 Position 1
Primary Aug. 5, 2014
General Nov. 4, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: 5 Children
Birth Place: Toppenish, WA
Home City: Yakima, WA

Washington Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
May 30, 2013 HB 2064 Amends Estate Tax Laws Bill Passed - House
(51 - 40)
Nay
April 21, 2011 HB 1267 Definition of Parenthood Conference Report Adopted - House
(57 - 40)
Nay
Feb. 28, 2011 HB 1267 Definition of Parenthood Bill Passed - House
(57 - 41)
Nay
Feb. 15, 2010 HB 2793 Legalizing Paid Surrogacy Bill Passed - House
(59 - 39)
Nay
March 4, 2009 HB 1329 Child Care Center Unionization Bill Passed - House
(65 - 31)
Nay

About the Selection and Descriptions of Key Votes

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:

  1. The vote should be helpful in portraying how a member stands on a particular issue
  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

Descriptions of the votes are written by Vote Smart staff and based on information included in the Congressional Record, State House Journals, or Senate Journals, with additional background information from newspapers, magazines, etc. Vote Smart provides summaries for each selected key vote. The summary does not necessarily reflect the final version of the bill.

The Key Votes Program follows Project Vote Smart's strict policies, procedures and structure that guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. In order to ensure that all Key Votes are non-partisan in their selection and language, each is approved by a group of over 160 political scientists and journalists from all fifty states.

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