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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
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  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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Date State Bill No. Title Outcome
March 1, 2021 WA SB 5141 Establishes the Environmental Justice Council Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 21)
Feb. 27, 2021 WA HB 1091 Reduces Carbon Emissions by Altering Transportation Fuels Bill Passed - House (52 - 46)
Feb. 27, 2021 WA HB 1091 Reduces Carbon Emissions by Altering Transportation Fuels Bill Passed - House (52 - 46)
March 10, 2020 WA SB 5947 Establishes the Sustainable Farms and Fields Grant Program Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (43 - 6)
March 9, 2020 WA SB 5323 Establishes Standards for the Use of Plastic Bags at Retail Establishments Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (33 - 15)
March 7, 2020 WA SB 5323 Establishes Standards for the Use of Plastic Bags at Retail Establishments Bill Passed - House (67 - 29)
March 5, 2020 WA HB 2311 Requires State Greenhouse Gas Emissions be Reduced to Zero by 2050 Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 21)
March 4, 2020 WA SB 5947 Establishes the Sustainable Farms and Fields Grant Program Bill Passed - House (74 - 22)
March 3, 2020 WA SB 6261 Expands Farm Labor Contractor System Bill Passed - House (57 - 39)
Feb. 18, 2020 WA SB 6261 Expands Farm Labor Contractor System Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 16)
Feb. 16, 2020 WA HB 2311 Requires State Greenhouse Gas Emissions be Reduced to Zero by 2050 Bill Passed - House (55 - 41)
Jan. 29, 2020 WA HB 1110 Reduces Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Transportation Fuels Bill Passed - House (52 - 44)
April 27, 2019 WA HB 1652 Establishes a Paint Stewardship Program Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 22)
April 27, 2019 WA SB 5993 Increases the State Hazardous Substance Tax Bill Passed - House (50 - 48)
April 25, 2019 WA HB 1652 Establishes a Paint Stewardship Program Bill Passed - House (62 - 35)
April 25, 2019 WA SB 5993 Increases the State Hazardous Substance Tax Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 22)
April 22, 2019 WA SB 5135 Authorizes the Department of Ecology to Ban Certain Chemicals in Consumer Products Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (27 - 22)
April 19, 2019 WA SB 5001 Authorizes Composting of Human Remains Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (38 - 11)
April 18, 2019 WA HB 1578 Requires Tug Boat Escorts for Certain Oil Barges Concurrence Vote Passed - House (59 - 35)
April 18, 2019 WA HB 1579 Increases Catch Limits for Bass, Walleye, and Catfish Concurrence Vote Passed - House (57 - 37)
April 15, 2019 WA SB 5135 Authorizes the Department of Ecology to Ban Certain Chemicals in Consumer Products Bill Passed - House (60 - 37)
April 12, 2019 WA HB 1578 Requires Tug Boat Escorts for Certain Oil Barges Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 13)
April 11, 2019 WA SB 5116 Increases State Clean Energy Efforts to be 100 Percent Carbon Free by 2045 Bill Passed - House (56 - 42)
April 11, 2019 WA SB 5116 Increases State Clean Energy Efforts to be 100 Percent Carbon Free by 2045 Bill Passed - House (56 - 42)
April 10, 2019 WA HB 1579 Increases Catch Limits for Bass, Walleye, and Catfish Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 20)
March 1, 2019 WA SB 5116 Increases State Clean Energy Efforts to be 100 Percent Carbon Free by 2045 Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 19)
March 1, 2019 WA SB 5116 Increases State Clean Energy Efforts to be 100 Percent Carbon Free by 2045 Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 19)
Feb. 14, 2018 WA HB 1144 Amends Greenhouse Gas Emissions Targets Bill Passed - House (50 - 48)
Jan. 18, 2018 WA SB 6091 Authorizes Rural Landowners to Tap Household Wells Bill Passed - House (66 - 30)
Jan. 18, 2018 WA SB 6091 Authorizes Rural Landowners to Tap Household Wells Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 14)
June 30, 2015 WA SB 5987 Increases Motor Fuel Tax and Amends Transportation Funding Bill Passed - House (54 - 44)
April 14, 2015 WA SB 5501 Amends Animal Cruelty Regulations Bill Passed - House (59 - 38)
March 9, 2015 WA SB 5735 Establishes Carbon Reduction Investment as Alternative to Meeting Renewable Energy Targets Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 23)
March 9, 2015 WA SB 5735 Establishes Carbon Reduction Investment as Alternative to Meeting Renewable Energy Targets Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 23)
March 2, 2015 WA SB 5987 Increases Gas Tax and Amends Transportation Funding Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 22)
March 25, 2013 WA SB 5802 Authorizes a Carbon Emissions Reduction Study Bill Passed - House (61 - 32)
March 13, 2013 WA SB 5802 Authorizes a Carbon Emissions Reduction Study Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 12)
March 8, 2013 WA SB 5187 Authorizes Livestock Owners to Dispatch Gray Wolves Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 23)
April 20, 2011 WA SB 5622 Recreation Access on State Lands Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 14)
March 29, 2011 WA SB 5251 Electric Vehicle Registration Fees Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 16)
March 29, 2011 WA SB 5251 Electric Vehicle Registration Fees Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 16)
March 5, 2011 WA SB 5769 Coal-Fired Power Plants Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 13)
March 5, 2011 WA SB 5769 Coal-Fired Power Plants Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 13)
Feb. 28, 2011 WA HB 1489 Anti-Phosphorus Fertilizer Bill Bill Passed - House (58 - 39)
Feb. 28, 2011 WA HB 1489 Anti-Phosphorus Fertilizer Bill Bill Passed - House (58 - 39)
Jan. 20, 2010 WA HB 2561 Energy Efficiency Improvement Bonds Bill Passed - House (57 - 41)
April 25, 2009 WA HB 1614 Oil Importation Fee for Storm Water Pollution Cleanup Bill Passed - House (51 - 45)
April 25, 2009 WA HB 1614 Oil Importation Fee for Storm Water Pollution Cleanup Bill Passed - House (51 - 45)
March 5, 2008 WA HB 2815 Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 19)
March 5, 2008 WA HB 2815 Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 19)
March 4, 2008 WA HB 2438 Permitting Dogs in Cougar Hunting Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 18)
Feb. 19, 2008 WA HB 2815 Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions Bill Passed - House (64 - 31)
Feb. 19, 2008 WA HB 2815 Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions Bill Passed - House (64 - 31)
Feb. 19, 2008 WA HB 2438 Permitting Dogs in Cougar Hunting Bill Passed - House (66 - 29)
Feb. 18, 2008 WA SB 6777 Halting Mining on Maury Island Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 23)
April 12, 2007 WA SB 6001 Greenhouse Gas Reduction Bill Passed - House (84 - 14)
April 12, 2007 WA SB 6001 Greenhouse Gas Reduction Bill Passed - House (84 - 14)
April 3, 2007 WA HB 1024 Prohibition of PBDEs Bill Passed - Senate (41 - 8)
Feb. 16, 2007 WA HB 1024 Prohibition of PBDEs Bill Passed - House (71 - 24)
Feb. 10, 2006 WA Sub HB 2738 Minimum Renewable Fuel Content Requirements Bill Passed - House (70 - 28)
Feb. 10, 2006 WA Sub HB 2738 Minimum Renewable Fuel Content Requirements Bill Passed - House (70 - 28)
Date No. Title Outcome
3/01 SB 5141 Establishes the Environmental Justice Council Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 21)
2/27 HB 1091 Reduces Carbon Emissions by Altering Transportation Fuels Bill Passed - House (52 - 46)
2/27 HB 1091 Reduces Carbon Emissions by Altering Transportation Fuels Bill Passed - House (52 - 46)
3/10 SB 5947 Establishes the Sustainable Farms and Fields Grant Program Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (43 - 6)
3/09 SB 5323 Establishes Standards for the Use of Plastic Bags at Retail Establishments Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (33 - 15)
3/07 SB 5323 Establishes Standards for the Use of Plastic Bags at Retail Establishments Bill Passed - House (67 - 29)
3/05 HB 2311 Requires State Greenhouse Gas Emissions be Reduced to Zero by 2050 Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 21)
3/04 SB 5947 Establishes the Sustainable Farms and Fields Grant Program Bill Passed - House (74 - 22)
3/03 SB 6261 Expands Farm Labor Contractor System Bill Passed - House (57 - 39)
2/18 SB 6261 Expands Farm Labor Contractor System Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 16)
2/16 HB 2311 Requires State Greenhouse Gas Emissions be Reduced to Zero by 2050 Bill Passed - House (55 - 41)
1/29 HB 1110 Reduces Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Transportation Fuels Bill Passed - House (52 - 44)
4/27 HB 1652 Establishes a Paint Stewardship Program Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 22)
4/27 SB 5993 Increases the State Hazardous Substance Tax Bill Passed - House (50 - 48)
4/25 HB 1652 Establishes a Paint Stewardship Program Bill Passed - House (62 - 35)
4/25 SB 5993 Increases the State Hazardous Substance Tax Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 22)
4/22 SB 5135 Authorizes the Department of Ecology to Ban Certain Chemicals in Consumer Products Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (27 - 22)
4/19 SB 5001 Authorizes Composting of Human Remains Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (38 - 11)
4/18 HB 1578 Requires Tug Boat Escorts for Certain Oil Barges Concurrence Vote Passed - House (59 - 35)
4/18 HB 1579 Increases Catch Limits for Bass, Walleye, and Catfish Concurrence Vote Passed - House (57 - 37)
4/15 SB 5135 Authorizes the Department of Ecology to Ban Certain Chemicals in Consumer Products Bill Passed - House (60 - 37)
4/12 HB 1578 Requires Tug Boat Escorts for Certain Oil Barges Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 13)
4/11 SB 5116 Increases State Clean Energy Efforts to be 100 Percent Carbon Free by 2045 Bill Passed - House (56 - 42)
4/11 SB 5116 Increases State Clean Energy Efforts to be 100 Percent Carbon Free by 2045 Bill Passed - House (56 - 42)
4/10 HB 1579 Increases Catch Limits for Bass, Walleye, and Catfish Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 20)
3/01 SB 5116 Increases State Clean Energy Efforts to be 100 Percent Carbon Free by 2045 Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 19)
3/01 SB 5116 Increases State Clean Energy Efforts to be 100 Percent Carbon Free by 2045 Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 19)
2/14 HB 1144 Amends Greenhouse Gas Emissions Targets Bill Passed - House (50 - 48)
1/18 SB 6091 Authorizes Rural Landowners to Tap Household Wells Bill Passed - House (66 - 30)
1/18 SB 6091 Authorizes Rural Landowners to Tap Household Wells Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 14)
6/30 SB 5987 Increases Motor Fuel Tax and Amends Transportation Funding Bill Passed - House (54 - 44)
4/14 SB 5501 Amends Animal Cruelty Regulations Bill Passed - House (59 - 38)
3/09 SB 5735 Establishes Carbon Reduction Investment as Alternative to Meeting Renewable Energy Targets Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 23)
3/09 SB 5735 Establishes Carbon Reduction Investment as Alternative to Meeting Renewable Energy Targets Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 23)
3/02 SB 5987 Increases Gas Tax and Amends Transportation Funding Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 22)
3/25 SB 5802 Authorizes a Carbon Emissions Reduction Study Bill Passed - House (61 - 32)
3/13 SB 5802 Authorizes a Carbon Emissions Reduction Study Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 12)
3/08 SB 5187 Authorizes Livestock Owners to Dispatch Gray Wolves Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 23)
4/20 SB 5622 Recreation Access on State Lands Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 14)
3/29 SB 5251 Electric Vehicle Registration Fees Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 16)
3/29 SB 5251 Electric Vehicle Registration Fees Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 16)
3/05 SB 5769 Coal-Fired Power Plants Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 13)
3/05 SB 5769 Coal-Fired Power Plants Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 13)
2/28 HB 1489 Anti-Phosphorus Fertilizer Bill Bill Passed - House (58 - 39)
2/28 HB 1489 Anti-Phosphorus Fertilizer Bill Bill Passed - House (58 - 39)
1/20 HB 2561 Energy Efficiency Improvement Bonds Bill Passed - House (57 - 41)
4/25 HB 1614 Oil Importation Fee for Storm Water Pollution Cleanup Bill Passed - House (51 - 45)
4/25 HB 1614 Oil Importation Fee for Storm Water Pollution Cleanup Bill Passed - House (51 - 45)
3/05 HB 2815 Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 19)
3/05 HB 2815 Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 19)
3/04 HB 2438 Permitting Dogs in Cougar Hunting Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 18)
2/19 HB 2815 Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions Bill Passed - House (64 - 31)
2/19 HB 2815 Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions Bill Passed - House (64 - 31)
2/19 HB 2438 Permitting Dogs in Cougar Hunting Bill Passed - House (66 - 29)
2/18 SB 6777 Halting Mining on Maury Island Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 23)
4/12 SB 6001 Greenhouse Gas Reduction Bill Passed - House (84 - 14)
4/12 SB 6001 Greenhouse Gas Reduction Bill Passed - House (84 - 14)
4/03 HB 1024 Prohibition of PBDEs Bill Passed - Senate (41 - 8)
2/16 HB 1024 Prohibition of PBDEs Bill Passed - House (71 - 24)
2/10 Sub HB 2738 Minimum Renewable Fuel Content Requirements Bill Passed - House (70 - 28)
2/10 Sub HB 2738 Minimum Renewable Fuel Content Requirements Bill Passed - House (70 - 28)

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