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Key Votes

Mike Hewitt's Voting Records on Issue: Business and Consumers

Full Name: Mike Hewitt
Office: State Senate (WA) - District 16, Republican
First Elected: 11/07/2000
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2016
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Cory; 2 Children
Home City: Walla Walla, WA

Washington Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Jan. 15, 2014 SB 6065 Prohibits the use of tanning beds by minors under 18. Senate Sponsor
April 12, 2010 HB 2493 Cigarette Tax Increase Bill Passed - Senate
(28 - 17)
Nay
April 22, 2009 HB 1709 Payday Lending Regulations Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 23)
Nay
March 12, 2009 SB 6035 Retrospective Ratings Program Regulations Bill Passed - Senate
(25 - 24)
Nay
March 11, 2009 SB 5895 Housing Law Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(25 - 24)
Nay
March 10, 2008 SB 5751 Beer and Wine Tasting in Grocery Stores Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(29 - 17)
Yea
March 5, 2008 HB 2815 Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions Bill Passed - Senate
(29 - 19)
Nay
Feb. 18, 2008 SB 6777 Halting Mining on Maury Island Bill Passed - Senate
(25 - 23)
Nay
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)
Nay
Feb. 6, 2008 SB 6452 Yield Spread Premium Disclosure Bill Passed - Senate
(31 - 17)
Nay
Jan. 30, 2008 SB 5261 Health Insurance Rate Oversight Bill Passed - Senate
(31 - 18)
Nay
April 3, 2007 HB 1024 Prohibition of PBDEs Bill Passed - Senate
(41 - 8)
Nay
March 8, 2006 2nd Sub HB 2572 Health Insurance for Small Businesses Bill Passed - Senate
(25 - 23)
Nay

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