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Washington Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
April 12, 2010 HB 2493 Cigarette Tax Increase Bill Passed - Senate
(28 - 17)
Yea
April 12, 2010 HB 2836 2009-2011 Supplemental Biennium Capital Budget Bill Passed - Senate
(33 - 13)
Yea
April 12, 2010 SB 6143 Tax Law Amendments Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(25 - 21)
Yea
April 12, 2010 SB 6444 2009-2011 Biennium Budget Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(25 - 21)
Yea
March 22, 2010 HB 2782 Limiting Disability Benefits Bill Passed - Senate
(28 - 16)
Yea
March 10, 2010 SB 6364 2009 - 2011 Biennium Capital Budget Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(32 - 16)
Yea
Feb. 27, 2010 SB 6444 2009-2011 Biennium Budget Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(25 - 19)
Yea
Feb. 22, 2010 SB 6130 Initiative 960 (Tax Increase Restrictions) Suspension Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(26 - 21)
Yea
Feb. 15, 2010 SB 6562 Expanding State University Tuition Authority Bill Passed - Senate
(29 - 19)
Yea
Feb. 9, 2010 SB 6382 Extending State Employee Salary Freeze Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(33 - 15)
Yea
Feb. 9, 2010 SB 6843 Suspension of Tax Increase Vote Requirement Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 23)
Yea
Feb. 4, 2010 SB 6843 Suspension of Tax Increase Vote Requirement Senate Sponsor
April 25, 2009 HB 1244 2009-2011 Biennium Budget and 2007-2009 Supplemental Biennium Budget Bill Passed - Senate
(29 - 20)
Yea
April 25, 2009 HB 2344 Allowing Tuition Increases Bill Passed - Senate
(29 - 20)
Yea
April 25, 2009 SB 5288 Probation Time Reductions Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(26 - 23)
Yea
April 24, 2009 SB 5768 Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Project Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(39 - 9)
Yea
April 22, 2009 HB 1709 Payday Lending Regulations Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 23)
Yea
April 16, 2009 HB 2261 Education Law Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 23)
Yea
April 15, 2009 HB 1517 Expediting the Restoration of Felons' Voting Rights Bill Passed - Senate
(29 - 19)
Yea
March 12, 2009 SB 5599 National Popular Vote Act Bill Passed - Senate
(28 - 21)
Yea
March 12, 2009 SB 6035 Retrospective Ratings Program Regulations Bill Passed - Senate
(25 - 24)
Yea
March 11, 2009 SB 5895 Housing Law Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(25 - 24)
Yea
March 10, 2009 SB 5688 Expanding Domestic Partnership Rights Bill Passed - Senate
(30 - 18)
Yea
Feb. 16, 2009 SB 6035 Retrospective Ratings Program Regulations Senate Sponsor
Feb. 5, 2009 SB 5895 Housing Law Amendments Senate Sponsor
Jan. 28, 2009 SB 5688 Expanding Domestic Partnership Rights Senate Sponsor
Jan. 27, 2009 SB 5599 National Popular Vote Act Senate Sponsor
March 13, 2008 HB 2687 2007-2009 Biennium Budget Amendments Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(31 - 18)
Yea
March 11, 2008 SB 6809 Working Family Tax Exemption Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(29 - 17)
Yea
March 10, 2008 SB 5751 Beer and Wine Tasting in Grocery Stores Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(29 - 17)
Yea
March 7, 2008 HB 2476 Tribal Police Jurisdiction Bill Passed - Senate
(34 - 15)
Yea
March 5, 2008 HB 2815 Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions Bill Passed - Senate
(29 - 19)
Yea
March 4, 2008 HB 2438 Permitting Dogs in Cougar Hunting Bill Passed - Senate
(31 - 18)
Nay
March 4, 2008 HB 3104 Domestic Partnership Rights Bill Passed - Senate
(29 - 20)
Yea
Feb. 19, 2008 SB 6809 Working Family Tax Exemption Bill Passed - Senate
(32 - 16)
Yea
Feb. 18, 2008 SB 5628 Presidential Election by Popular Vote Bill Passed - Senate
(30 - 18)
Yea
Feb. 18, 2008 SB 6305 Use of Federal Sex Education Grants Bill Passed - Senate
(37 - 11)
Yea
Feb. 18, 2008 SB 6777 Halting Mining on Maury Island Bill Passed - Senate
(25 - 23)
Yea
Feb. 13, 2008 SB 5278 Public Financing of Local Campaigns Bill Passed - Senate
(29 - 20)
Yea
Feb. 12, 2008 SB 5751 Beer and Wine Tasting in Grocery Stores Bill Passed - Senate
(32 - 15)
Yea
Feb. 6, 2008 SB 6381 Good Faith Duties of Mortgage Brokers Bill Passed - Senate
(29 - 19)
Yea
Feb. 6, 2008 SB 6452 Yield Spread Premium Disclosure Bill Passed - Senate
(31 - 17)
Yea
Feb. 6, 2008 SB 6794 New Ferry Vessels Bill Passed - Senate
(40 - 8)
Yea
Jan. 30, 2008 SB 5261 Health Insurance Rate Oversight Bill Passed - Senate
(31 - 18)
Yea
Jan. 23, 2008 SB 6777 Halting Mining on Maury Island Senate Sponsor
Jan. 15, 2008 SB 6305 Use of Federal Sex Education Grants Senate Sponsor
Jan. 14, 2008 SB 6272 Financial Literacy for Homeowners Senate Sponsor
Nov. 29, 2007 HB 2416 Adjusting the Property Tax Cap Bill Passed - Senate
(39 - 9)
Nay
Nov. 29, 2007 Sub SB 6178 Property Tax Deferral Bill Passed - Senate
(27 - 21)
Yea
April 12, 2007 Sub SB 6001 Greenhouse Gas Reduction Bill Passed - House
(84 - 14)
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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