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Washington Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
March 11, 2014 HB 2789 Establishes Laws Regarding Usage of Extraordinary Sensing Devices Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(77 - 21)
Yea
March 7, 2014 SB 6065 Prohibits the use of tanning beds by minors under 18. Bill Passed - House
(58 - 39)
Yea
Feb. 18, 2014 SB 6523 Authorizes In-State Tuition for Non-Citizen Individuals Bill Passed - House
(75 - 22)
Yea
Feb. 17, 2014 HB 2149 Amends Medical Marijuana Program Bill Passed - House
(67 - 29)
Yea
Feb. 5, 2014 HB 2148 Requires Certain Health Plans to Cover Abortions Bill Passed - House
(54 - 44)
Nay
June 13, 2013 HB 2075 Amends Estate Tax Laws Bill Passed - House
(53 - 33)
Nay
May 30, 2013 HB 2064 Amends Estate Tax Laws Bill Passed - House
(51 - 40)
Nay
April 15, 2013 SB 5329 Requires Superintendent to Take Action in Certain Schools Bill Passed - House
(68 - 29)
Yea
March 25, 2013 SB 5802 Authorizes a Carbon Emissions Reduction Study Bill Passed - House
(61 - 32)
Yea
March 13, 2013 HB 1817 Authorizes Undocumented Students to Apply for State Financial Aid Bill Passed - House
(77 - 20)
Yea
March 11, 2013 HB 1000 Grants Immunity to Health Care Providers Following End-Of-Life Directives Bill Passed - House
(59 - 36)
Nay
March 8, 2013 HB 1283 Amends School Age Requirements Bill Passed - House
(74 - 23)
Yea
March 5, 2013 HB 1404 Authorizes Immunity From Prosecution for Minors Who Report Underage Intoxication Bill Passed - House
(72 - 24)
Yea
Feb. 22, 2013 HB 1044 Requires Health Insurance Plans to Cover Abortions Bill Passed - House
(53 - 43)
Nay
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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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