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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. 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 10, 2016 WA SB 6194 Authorizes Public Charter Schools Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (26 - 23)
March 9, 2016 WA SB 6194 Authorizes Public Charter Schools Bill Passed - House (58 - 39)
March 8, 2016 WA HB 2362 Amends Police Body Camera Regulations Concurrence Vote Passed - House (57 - 39)
Feb. 26, 2016 WA SB 6246 2016-2017 Supplemental Budget Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 22)
Feb. 25, 2016 WA HB 2376 2016-2017 Supplemental Budget Bill Passed - House (50 - 47)
Feb. 22, 2016 WA HB 2362 Amends Police Body Camera Regulations Bill Passed - House (61 - 36)
Feb. 18, 2016 WA SB 6195 Amends Education Funding System Bill Passed - House (66 - 31)
Feb. 16, 2016 WA SB 6195 Amends Education Funding System Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 23)
Feb. 15, 2016 WA HB 2682 Establishes Automatic Voter Registration Bill Passed - House (55 - 42)
Feb. 10, 2016 WA SB 6443 Repeals Rule Authorizing Use of Bathrooms Consistent with Gender Identity Bill Failed - Senate (24 - 25)
Feb. 4, 2016 WA HB 1745 Amends Certain Election Procedures Bill Passed - House (50 - 47)
Jan. 25, 2016 WA HB 2366 Amends Education Funding System Bill Passed - House (64 - 34)
Jan. 20, 2016 WA SB 6194 Authorizes Commission Oversight for Public Charter Schools Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 20)
Date No. Title Outcome
3/10 SB 6194 Authorizes Public Charter Schools Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (26 - 23)
3/09 SB 6194 Authorizes Public Charter Schools Bill Passed - House (58 - 39)
3/08 HB 2362 Amends Police Body Camera Regulations Concurrence Vote Passed - House (57 - 39)
2/26 SB 6246 2016-2017 Supplemental Budget Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 22)
2/25 HB 2376 2016-2017 Supplemental Budget Bill Passed - House (50 - 47)
2/22 HB 2362 Amends Police Body Camera Regulations Bill Passed - House (61 - 36)
2/18 SB 6195 Amends Education Funding System Bill Passed - House (66 - 31)
2/16 SB 6195 Amends Education Funding System Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 23)
2/15 HB 2682 Establishes Automatic Voter Registration Bill Passed - House (55 - 42)
2/10 SB 6443 Repeals Rule Authorizing Use of Bathrooms Consistent with Gender Identity Bill Failed - Senate (24 - 25)
2/04 HB 1745 Amends Certain Election Procedures Bill Passed - House (50 - 47)
1/25 HB 2366 Amends Education Funding System Bill Passed - House (64 - 34)
1/20 SB 6194 Authorizes Commission Oversight for Public Charter Schools Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 20)

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