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Washington Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
March 8, 2014 SB 5887 Authorizes the Merging of the Medical and Recreational Marijuana Programs Bill Passed - Senate
(34 - 15)
Nay
Jan. 31, 2014 HB 6523 Authorizes In-State Tuition for Non-Citizen Individuals Bill Passed - Senate
(35 - 10)
Nay
June 13, 2013 HB 2075 Amends Estate Tax Laws Bill Passed - Senate
(30 - 19)
Nay
April 12, 2013 HB 1001 Establishes a Liquor License for Small Theaters Bill Passed - Senate
(27 - 21)
Nay
March 13, 2013 SB 5802 Authorizes a Carbon Emissions Reduction Study Bill Passed - Senate
(37 - 12)
Nay
March 8, 2013 SB 5187 Authorizes Livestock Owners to Dispatch Gray Wolves Bill Passed - Senate
(25 - 23)
Yea
March 6, 2013 SB 5328 Establishes a Grading System for Schools Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 23)
Yea
Feb. 4, 2013 SB 5112 Amends Scheduling Authority In Workers Compensation Rehabilitation Bill Passed - Senate
(25 - 24)
Yea
Feb. 4, 2013 SB 5127 Reduces Age Requirements for Workers' Compensation Bill Passed - Senate
(30 - 19)
Yea
Feb. 4, 2013 SB 5128 Authorizes Voluntary Settlements for Workers' Compensation Bill Passed - Senate
(25 - 24)
Yea
Jan. 18, 2013 SB 5127 Reduces Age Requirements for Workers' Compensation Senate Sponsor
Jan. 18, 2013 SB 5128 Authorizes Voluntary Settlements for Workers' Compensation Senate Sponsor
April 11, 2012 HB 2565 Roll-Your-Own Cigarette Tax Requirements Bill Passed - Senate
(27 - 19)
Nay
April 11, 2012 SB 5940 Amends Public School Employees Retirement Benefits Bill Passed - Senate
(25 - 20)
Yea
April 10, 2012 SB 6378 Amends State Employee Pension System Bill Passed - Senate
(27 - 22)
Yea
April 7, 2012 SB 6636 Requires a Balanced Budget Bill Passed - Senate
(30 - 16)
Yea
March 1, 2012 HB 2319 Requirements for Health Benefit Exchange Bill Passed - Senate
(27 - 22)
Nay
Feb. 1, 2012 EHCR 4409 Congressional and State Legislative Redistricting Bill Passed - Senate
(44 - 4)
Yea
Feb. 1, 2012 SB 6239 Authorizes Same-Sex Marriage Bill Passed - Senate
(28 - 21)
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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