House Bill 1071 the Complete Streets and Main-streets Bill just passed the Washington State Senate by a 29-19 (with one excused) vote! Passing this bill, which we first proposed last session, is a great news!
There were some small changes to the House Bill in the Senate, so now its final step before going to the Governor's desk is a quick concurrence vote in the House.
Sen Haugen spoke in favor of the bill and said "This bill will encourage our cities to take a more holistic look at our streets".
Here is the breakdown of what ended up to be a mostly party line with Republicans Hill, Fain, Litzow voting in favor.
Thank you Senators for your vote and activists for your help!
Yeas: 29 Nays: 19 Absent: 0 Excused: 1
Voting Yea: Senators Brown, Chase, Conway, Eide, Fain, Fraser, Hargrove, Harper, Hatfield, Haugen, Hill, Hobbs, Kastama, Keiser, Kilmer, Kline, Kohl-Welles, Litzow, McAuliffe, Murray, Nelson, Pridemore, Ranker, Regala, Rockefeller, Sheldon, Shin, Tom, and White
Voting Nay: Senators Baumgartner, Baxter, Becker, Benton, Carrell, Delvin, Ericksen, Hewitt, Holmquist Newbry, Honeyford, King, Morton, Parlette, Pflug, Roach, Schoesler, Stevens, Swecker, and Zarelli
Excused: Senator Prentice