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Washington Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Jan. 11, 2010 HB 2493 Cigarette Tax Increase 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
Jan. 27, 2009 HB 1709 Payday Lending Regulations House Sponsor
Jan. 19, 2009 HB 1329 Child Care Center Unionization House Sponsor
March 13, 2008 HB 2687 2007-2009 Biennium Budget Amendments Conference Report Adopted - House
(64 - 32)
Yea
March 10, 2008 HB 2476 Tribal Police Jurisdiction Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(62 - 32)
Yea
March 7, 2008 SB 5751 Beer and Wine Tasting in Grocery Stores Bill Passed - House
(51 - 41)
Yea
March 6, 2008 SB 6809 Working Family Tax Exemption Bill Passed - House
(57 - 37)
Yea
March 4, 2008 SB 5278 Public Financing of Local Campaigns Bill Passed - House
(51 - 43)
Yea
Feb. 29, 2008 SB 5261 Health Insurance Rate Oversight Bill Passed - House
(68 - 26)
Yea
Feb. 25, 2008 HB 2687 2007-2009 Biennium Budget Amendments Bill Passed - House
(62 - 33)
Yea
Feb. 19, 2008 HB 2438 Permitting Dogs in Cougar Hunting Bill Passed - House
(66 - 29)
Nay
Feb. 19, 2008 HB 2815 Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions Bill Passed - House
(64 - 31)
Yea
Feb. 18, 2008 HB 2476 Tribal Police Jurisdiction Bill Passed - House
(58 - 37)
Yea
Feb. 18, 2008 HB 2713 Convicted Criminal DNA Database Bill Passed - House
(80 - 15)
Nay
Feb. 15, 2008 HB 3104 Domestic Partnership Rights Bill Passed - House
(62 - 32)
Yea
Feb. 12, 2008 SB 6794 New Ferry Vessels Bill Passed - House
(80 - 17)
Yea
Feb. 6, 2008 SB 6272 Financial Literacy for Homeowners Bill Passed - House
(69 - 27)
Yea
Jan. 25, 2008 HB 1551 Allowing Public Funding for Local Office Campaigns Bill Passed - House
(56 - 38)
Yea
Jan. 22, 2008 HB 3104 Domestic Partnership Rights House Sponsor
Jan. 16, 2008 HB 2815 Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions House Sponsor
Nov. 29, 2007 HB 2416 Adjusting the Property Tax Cap Bill Passed - House
(86 - 8)
Did Not Vote
Nov. 29, 2007 Sub SB 6178 Property Tax Deferral Bill Passed - House
(55 - 39)
Did Not Vote
April 12, 2007 Sub SB 6001 Greenhouse Gas Reduction Bill Passed - House
(84 - 14)
Yea
April 11, 2007 Sub SB 5037 Cell Phone Driving Ban Bill Passed - House
(59 - 38)
Yea
April 11, 2007 Sub SB 5297 Sexual Health Education Bill Passed - House
(63 - 34)
Yea
April 10, 2007 Sub SB 5336 Legal Benefits for Domestic Partners Bill Passed - House
(63 - 35)
Yea
March 26, 2007 Sub HB 1128 2007-2009 Biennium Budget Bill Passed - House
(62 - 35)
Yea
March 6, 2007 2nd Sub SB 5093 Affordable Health Care Coverage for Children Bill Passed - House
(68 - 28)
Yea
Feb. 16, 2007 HB 1024 Prohibition of PBDEs Bill Passed - House
(71 - 24)
Yea
Jan. 22, 2007 HB 1551 Allowing Public Funding for Local Office Campaigns House Sponsor
Jan. 8, 2007 HB 1024 Prohibition of PBDEs House Co-sponsor
March 8, 2006 Sub SB 6386 2005-2007 Supplemental Biennium Budget Conference Report Adopted - House
(55 - 43)
Yea
Feb. 10, 2006 Sub HB 2738 Minimum Renewable Fuel Content Requirements Bill Passed - House
(70 - 28)
Yea
Feb. 9, 2006 3rd Sub HB 1484 Taxation for School Funding Bill Passed - House
(50 - 48)
Yea
Feb. 8, 2006 2nd Sub HB 2572 Health Insurance for Small Businesses Bill Passed - House
(57 - 41)
Yea
Jan. 27, 2006 Sub HB 2661 Expanding the Jurisdiction of the Human Rights Commission Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(61 - 37)
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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