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2017 Washington Key Votes

Date State Bill No. Bill Title Outcome
June 30, 2017 WA SB 5975 Establishes Paid Family Leave Insurance Program Bill Passed - House (65 - 29)
June 30, 2017 WA SB 5883 Establishes Washington State's Budget for the Fiscal Biennium 2017-2019 Bill Passed - House (70 - 23)
June 30, 2017 WA SB 5975 Establishes Paid Family Leave Insurance Program Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 12)
June 30, 2017 WA SB 5883 Establishes Washington State's Budget for the Fiscal Biennium 2017-2019 Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 10)
April 20, 2017 WA SB 5289 Prohibits Cell-Phone Use on Highways Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (39 - 10)
April 20, 2017 WA SB 5037 Classifies 4th DUI as a Felony Bill Passed - House (85 - 11)
April 19, 2017 WA HB 2200 Strengthens Privacy of Internet Users Bill Passed - House (87 - 10)
April 12, 2017 WA HB 1234 Requires Coverage for 12-Month Refills of Contraceptive Drugs Bill Passed - Senate (48 - 1)
April 11, 2017 WA HB 1017 Authorizes Urban School Districts to Build in Rural Areas Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 17)
April 11, 2017 WA HB 1493 Regulates Commercial Use of Biometric Data Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 12)
April 7, 2017 WA HB 1595 Establishes Fees for Printed and Digital Copies of Public Records Bill Passed - Senate (43 - 4)
April 6, 2017 WA SB 5893 Expands Vehicle Valuation Methods Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 24)
March 23, 2017 WA SB 5048 Establishes 2017-2019 Fiscal Biennium Operating Appropriations Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 24)
March 7, 2017 WA HB 1371 Prohibits Texting While Driving Bill Passed - House (52 - 45)
March 7, 2017 WA HB 1017 Authorizes Urban School Districts to Build in Rural Areas Bill Passed - House (82 - 15)
March 6, 2017 WA SB 5289 Prohibits Cell-Phone Use on Highways Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 13)
March 2, 2017 WA SB 5223 Prohibits Localities from Permitting Heroin Injection Sites Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 23)
March 2, 2017 WA HB 1493 Regulates Commercial Use of Biometric Data Bill Passed - House (81 - 17)
Feb. 28, 2017 WA SB 5008 Modifies Legislation Related to REAL ID Compliance Bill Passed - Senate (45 - 4)
Feb. 22, 2017 WA HB 1843 Amends Public Education Funding Formula Bill Passed - House (52 - 45)

About the Selection and Description of Key Votes

Vote Smart provides easy access to Congressional and state voting records and maintains a collection of key votes grouped by issue. 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

Vote Smart provides a summary of the version of the bill text associated with each selected key vote. The summary does not necessarily reflect the content of the final version of the bill. Summaries are written by Vote Smart's staff and interns, who adhere to the project's strict policies and procedures in order to guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. Each key vote selection is reviewed by the project's community of advisors, who are political scientists and journalists from all fifty states.

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