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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
  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. Our summaries are written by Vote Smart's staff and interns, who adhere to our strict policies and procedures in order to guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. They do not necessarily reflect the content of the final version of the bill, but rather the version voted on in that stage. While many procedural votes take place before a full chamber vote, our voting stages reflect the final reading of each chamber vote. 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
Feb. 1, 2021 WA HB 1368 Appropriates Funds for COVID-19 Pandemic Relief Bill Passed - House (61 - 36)
March 11, 2020 WA SB 6690 Reduces the Business and Occupation Tax Preference for Aerospace Manufacturers Bill Passed - House (73 - 24)
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 6, 2020 WA SB 6281 Increases Consumer Personal Data Protections and Regulations on Facial Recognition Technology Bill Passed - House (56 - 41)
April 28, 2019 WA HB 2167 Increases Business and Occupation Tax on Large Financial Institutions Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 24)
April 27, 2019 WA HB 1652 Establishes a Paint Stewardship Program Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 22)
April 26, 2019 WA HB 2167 Increases Business and Occupation Tax on Large Financial Institutions Bill Passed - House (53 - 43)
April 25, 2019 WA HB 1652 Establishes a Paint Stewardship Program Bill Passed - House (62 - 35)
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 22, 2019 WA HB 1324 Establishes the Washington Rural Development and Opportunity Zone Act Bill Passed - Senate (40 - 9)
April 15, 2019 WA SB 5135 Authorizes the Department of Ecology to Ban Certain Chemicals in Consumer Products Bill Passed - House (60 - 37)
March 27, 2019 WA HB 1074 Increases the Smoking and Vaping Age to 21 Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 12)
Feb. 20, 2019 WA HB 1074 Increases the Smoking and Vaping Age to 21 Bill Passed - House (66 - 30)
June 30, 2017 WA SB 5975 Establishes Paid Family Leave Insurance Program Bill Passed - House (65 - 29)
June 30, 2017 WA SB 5975 Establishes Paid Family Leave Insurance Program Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 12)
April 11, 2017 WA HB 1493 Regulates Commercial Use of Biometric Data Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 12)
March 2, 2017 WA HB 1493 Regulates Commercial Use of Biometric Data Bill Passed - House (81 - 17)
March 10, 2015 WA SB 5899 Establishes Small Loans and Small Consumer Installment Loans Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 18)
March 10, 2015 WA SB 5899 Establishes Small Loans and Small Consumer Installment Loans Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 18)
March 10, 2015 WA SB 5513 Reduces Minimum Age to Settle a Worker's Compensation Claim Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 21)
March 3, 2015 WA HB 1355 Increases Minimum Wage Bill Passed - House (51 - 46)
March 3, 2015 WA HB 1356 Requires Employers to Offer Paid Sick Leave Bill Passed - House (51 - 46)
March 7, 2014 WA SB 6065 Prohibits the Use of Tanning Beds by Minors Bill Passed - House (58 - 39)
April 12, 2010 WA HB 2493 Cigarette Tax Increase Concurrence Vote Passed - House (54 - 43)
April 12, 2010 WA HB 2493 Cigarette Tax Increase Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 17)
April 25, 2009 WA HB 1614 Oil Importation Fee for Storm Water Pollution Cleanup Bill Passed - House (51 - 45)
April 22, 2009 WA HB 1709 Payday Lending Regulations Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 23)
March 12, 2009 WA SB 2252 Shifting Local Tax Revenue Bill Passed - House (54 - 42)
March 12, 2009 WA SB 6035 Retrospective Ratings Program Regulations Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 24)
March 11, 2009 WA SB 5895 Housing Law Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 24)
March 9, 2009 WA HB 1709 Payday Lending Regulations Bill Passed - House (84 - 10)
March 4, 2009 WA HB 1329 Child Care Center Unionization Bill Passed - House (65 - 31)
March 10, 2008 WA SB 5751 Beer and Wine Tasting in Grocery Stores Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (29 - 17)
March 7, 2008 WA SB 5751 Beer and Wine Tasting in Grocery Stores Bill Passed - House (51 - 41)
March 5, 2008 WA HB 2815 Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 19)
Feb. 29, 2008 WA SB 5261 Health Insurance Rate Oversight Bill Passed - House (68 - 26)
Feb. 19, 2008 WA HB 2815 Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions Bill Passed - House (64 - 31)
Feb. 18, 2008 WA SB 6777 Halting Mining on Maury Island Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 23)
Feb. 12, 2008 WA SB 5751 Beer and Wine Tasting in Grocery Stores Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 15)
Feb. 6, 2008 WA SB 6272 Financial Literacy for Homeowners Bill Passed - House (69 - 27)
Feb. 6, 2008 WA SB 6452 Yield Spread Premium Disclosure Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 17)
Feb. 6, 2008 WA SB 6381 Good Faith Duties of Mortgage Brokers Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 19)
Jan. 30, 2008 WA SB 5261 Health Insurance Rate Oversight Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 18)
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)
March 8, 2006 WA 2nd Sub HB 2572 Health Insurance for Small Businesses Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 23)
Feb. 10, 2006 WA Sub HB 2738 Minimum Renewable Fuel Content Requirements Bill Passed - House (70 - 28)
Feb. 8, 2006 WA 2nd Sub HB 2572 Health Insurance for Small Businesses Bill Passed - House (57 - 41)
Date No. Title Outcome
2/01 HB 1368 Appropriates Funds for COVID-19 Pandemic Relief Bill Passed - House (61 - 36)
3/11 SB 6690 Reduces the Business and Occupation Tax Preference for Aerospace Manufacturers Bill Passed - House (73 - 24)
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)
3/06 SB 6281 Increases Consumer Personal Data Protections and Regulations on Facial Recognition Technology Bill Passed - House (56 - 41)
4/28 HB 2167 Increases Business and Occupation Tax on Large Financial Institutions Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 24)
4/27 HB 1652 Establishes a Paint Stewardship Program Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 22)
4/26 HB 2167 Increases Business and Occupation Tax on Large Financial Institutions Bill Passed - House (53 - 43)
4/25 HB 1652 Establishes a Paint Stewardship Program Bill Passed - House (62 - 35)
4/22 SB 5135 Authorizes the Department of Ecology to Ban Certain Chemicals in Consumer Products Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (27 - 22)
4/22 HB 1324 Establishes the Washington Rural Development and Opportunity Zone Act Bill Passed - Senate (40 - 9)
4/15 SB 5135 Authorizes the Department of Ecology to Ban Certain Chemicals in Consumer Products Bill Passed - House (60 - 37)
3/27 HB 1074 Increases the Smoking and Vaping Age to 21 Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 12)
2/20 HB 1074 Increases the Smoking and Vaping Age to 21 Bill Passed - House (66 - 30)
6/30 SB 5975 Establishes Paid Family Leave Insurance Program Bill Passed - House (65 - 29)
6/30 SB 5975 Establishes Paid Family Leave Insurance Program Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 12)
4/11 HB 1493 Regulates Commercial Use of Biometric Data Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 12)
3/02 HB 1493 Regulates Commercial Use of Biometric Data Bill Passed - House (81 - 17)
3/10 SB 5899 Establishes Small Loans and Small Consumer Installment Loans Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 18)
3/10 SB 5899 Establishes Small Loans and Small Consumer Installment Loans Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 18)
3/10 SB 5513 Reduces Minimum Age to Settle a Worker's Compensation Claim Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 21)
3/03 HB 1355 Increases Minimum Wage Bill Passed - House (51 - 46)
3/03 HB 1356 Requires Employers to Offer Paid Sick Leave Bill Passed - House (51 - 46)
3/07 SB 6065 Prohibits the Use of Tanning Beds by Minors Bill Passed - House (58 - 39)
4/12 HB 2493 Cigarette Tax Increase Concurrence Vote Passed - House (54 - 43)
4/12 HB 2493 Cigarette Tax Increase Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 17)
4/25 HB 1614 Oil Importation Fee for Storm Water Pollution Cleanup Bill Passed - House (51 - 45)
4/22 HB 1709 Payday Lending Regulations Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 23)
3/12 SB 2252 Shifting Local Tax Revenue Bill Passed - House (54 - 42)
3/12 SB 6035 Retrospective Ratings Program Regulations Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 24)
3/11 SB 5895 Housing Law Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 24)
3/09 HB 1709 Payday Lending Regulations Bill Passed - House (84 - 10)
3/04 HB 1329 Child Care Center Unionization Bill Passed - House (65 - 31)
3/10 SB 5751 Beer and Wine Tasting in Grocery Stores Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (29 - 17)
3/07 SB 5751 Beer and Wine Tasting in Grocery Stores Bill Passed - House (51 - 41)
3/05 HB 2815 Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 19)
2/29 SB 5261 Health Insurance Rate Oversight Bill Passed - House (68 - 26)
2/19 HB 2815 Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions Bill Passed - House (64 - 31)
2/18 SB 6777 Halting Mining on Maury Island Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 23)
2/12 SB 5751 Beer and Wine Tasting in Grocery Stores Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 15)
2/06 SB 6272 Financial Literacy for Homeowners Bill Passed - House (69 - 27)
2/06 SB 6452 Yield Spread Premium Disclosure Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 17)
2/06 SB 6381 Good Faith Duties of Mortgage Brokers Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 19)
1/30 SB 5261 Health Insurance Rate Oversight Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 18)
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)
3/08 2nd Sub HB 2572 Health Insurance for Small Businesses Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 23)
2/10 Sub HB 2738 Minimum Renewable Fuel Content Requirements Bill Passed - House (70 - 28)
2/08 2nd Sub HB 2572 Health Insurance for Small Businesses Bill Passed - House (57 - 41)

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