Quick Facts from legislative session

Thursday, May 2, 2019

WashingtonVotes.org is a website that has provided access to objective descriptions of bills, amendments and votes of the Washington State Legislature since 2002. In addition, the website provides regular news updates to subscribers and website users.

From their latest report:

2019 Regular Session Quick Facts
  • Bills introduced: 2,278
  • Bills passed by the Legislature: 485
  • Recorded Roll Calls on passage of bills in the House: 691
  • Recorded Roll Calls on passage of bills in the Senate: 737
According to WashingtonVotes.org director Franz W. Gregory, state lawmakers worked at a brisk pace during this 105 day-session, taking a total of 1,428 recorded roll calls and passing 485 bills.

By comparison, they took 1,167 roll calls and passed 339 bills during the comparable 105-day Regular Session in 2017. The totals for the 193 days of regular and special sessions during all of 2017 was 1,394 roll calls and 377 bills passed.

The ten-year average for bills passed, according to statistical reports by the Legislative Information Center, is 427 bills in odd years, and 292 bills in even years.


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