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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)
Nay
April 12, 2010 HB 2493 Cigarette Tax Increase Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(54 - 43)
Nay
Feb. 29, 2008 SB 5261 Health Insurance Rate Oversight Bill Passed - House
(68 - 26)
Nay
April 11, 2007 Sub SB 5297 Sexual Health Education Bill Passed - House
(63 - 34)
Nay
March 6, 2007 2nd Sub SB 5093 Affordable Health Care Coverage for Children Bill Passed - House
(68 - 28)
Nay
Feb. 16, 2007 HB 1024 Prohibition of PBDEs Bill Passed - House
(71 - 24)
Nay
Feb. 8, 2006 2nd Sub HB 2572 Health Insurance for Small Businesses Bill Passed - House
(57 - 41)
Nay
Jan. 23, 2006 2nd Sub HB 2292 Addressing Health Care Liability Reform Bill Passed - House
(54 - 43)
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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