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Washington Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
March 7, 2011 HB 1166 Preventing Alcohol Poisoning Deaths Bill Passed - House
(57 - 39)
Yea
March 5, 2011 HB 1382 Express Toll Lanes in the Eastside Corridor Bill Passed - House
(52 - 46)
Yea
Feb. 28, 2011 HB 1267 Definition of Parenthood Bill Passed - House
(57 - 41)
Yea
Feb. 28, 2011 HB 1489 Anti-Phosphorus Fertilizer Bill Bill Passed - House
(58 - 39)
Yea
Jan. 24, 2011 HB 1086 2011-2012 Supplemental Budget Bill Passed - House
(55 - 43)
Yea
Jan. 24, 2011 HB 1489 Anti-Phosphorus Fertilizer Bill House Sponsor
Jan. 18, 2011 HB 1267 Definition of Parenthood House Sponsor
April 12, 2010 HB 2493 Cigarette Tax Increase Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(54 - 43)
Yea
April 12, 2010 HB 2836 2009-2011 Supplemental Biennium Capital Budget Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(61 - 36)
Yea
April 12, 2010 SB 6444 2009-2011 Biennium Budget Amendments Bill Passed - House
(54 - 43)
Yea
April 10, 2010 SB 6143 Tax Law Amendments Conference Report Adopted - House
(52 - 44)
Yea
April 2, 2010 SB 6503 State Employee Furlough Plan Bill Passed - House
(50 - 38)
Yea
March 22, 2010 HB 2782 Limiting Disability Benefits Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(57 - 40)
Yea
Feb. 17, 2010 SB 6130 Initiative 960 (Tax Increase Restrictions) Suspension Bill Passed - House
(51 - 47)
Yea
Feb. 15, 2010 HB 2793 Legalizing Paid Surrogacy Bill Passed - House
(59 - 39)
Yea
Feb. 10, 2010 HB 1956 Limiting Local Regulations of Homeless Shelters Bill Passed - House
(57 - 39)
Yea
Jan. 20, 2010 HB 2561 Energy Efficiency Improvement Bonds Bill Passed - House
(57 - 41)
Yea
Jan. 6, 2010 HB 2561 Energy Efficiency Improvement Bonds House Sponsor
April 25, 2009 HB 1614 Oil Importation Fee for Storm Water Pollution Cleanup Bill Passed - House
(51 - 45)
Yea
April 24, 2009 HB 1244 2009-2011 Biennium Budget and 2007-2009 Supplemental Biennium Budget Bill Passed - House
(54 - 42)
Yea
April 22, 2009 HB 1517 Expediting the Restoration of Felons' Voting Rights Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(52 - 44)
Yea
April 22, 2009 HB 2344 Allowing Tuition Increases Bill Passed - House
(50 - 47)
Yea
April 22, 2009 SB 5768 Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Project Bill Passed - House
(53 - 43)
Yea
April 21, 2009 SB 5288 Probation Time Reductions Bill Passed - House
(51 - 45)
Yea
April 20, 2009 HB 2261 Education Law Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(67 - 31)
Yea
April 15, 2009 SB 5599 National Popular Vote Act Bill Passed - House
(52 - 42)
Yea
April 15, 2009 SB 5688 Expanding Domestic Partnership Rights Bill Passed - House
(62 - 35)
Yea
March 12, 2009 HB 2261 Education Law Amendments Bill Passed - House
(71 - 26)
Yea
March 12, 2009 SB 2252 Shifting Local Tax Revenue Bill Passed - House
(54 - 42)
Yea
March 9, 2009 HB 1709 Payday Lending Regulations Bill Passed - House
(84 - 10)
Yea
March 4, 2009 HB 1329 Child Care Center Unionization Bill Passed - House
(65 - 31)
Yea
March 3, 2009 HB 1956 Limiting Local Regulations of Homeless Shelters Bill Passed - House
(56 - 41)
Yea

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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