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2009 Senate Bill 5599: Approving an agreement to elect the president by popular vote
Introduced by Sen. Joe McDermott, (D-Seattle) (D) on January 27, 2009
Approves the entry of Washington into the agreement among the states to elect the president by national popular vote on the same terms and conditions as entered into by the states of Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, and New Jersey. (See also Companion HB 1598).   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Government Operations and Elections Committee on January 27, 2009
Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on February 25, 2009
Received in the House on March 13, 2009
Referred to the House State Government & Tribal Affairs Committee on March 13, 2009
Referred to the House Rules Committee on April 6, 2009
Amendment offered by Rep. Bruce Chandler (Yakima) (R) on April 15, 2009
To require that the Secretary of State certify that all voters in the United States must have the same choices on the Presidential ballot in order to appoint Washington's Electoral College electors based on the Agreement Among the States to Elect the President by National Popular Vote.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on April 15, 2009
Amendment offered by Rep. Zack Hudgins (Tukwila) (D) on April 15, 2009
To prohibit the appointment of presidential electors based on the Agreement Among the States to Elect the President by National Popular Vote if the election resulted in a recount in any state.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on April 15, 2009
Amendment offered by Rep. Zack Hudgins (Tukwila) (D) on April 15, 2009
To require Washington's entry into the Agreement Among the States to Elect the President by National Popular Vote be a referendum bill to be considered by the citizens of Washington at the next general election.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on April 15, 2009
Amendment offered by Rep. Joel Kretz (Ferry) (R) on April 15, 2009
To require that the Secretary of State certify that no incarcerated felons vote in the election before Washington's Electoral College electors are appointed according to the Agreement Among the States to Elect the President by National Popular Vote.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on April 15, 2009
Amendment offered by Rep. Jamie Pedersen (Seattle) (D) on April 15, 2009
To prohibit presidential electors from being appointed pursuant to the Agreement Among the States to Elect the President by National Popular Vote if the first place presidential slate does not receive a majority of the votes cast in the national popular election.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on April 15, 2009
Amendment offered by Rep. Jamie Pedersen (Seattle) (D) on April 15, 2009
To eliminate current intent section. Substitutes a new intent section that notes the Agreement Among the States to Elect the President by National Popular Vote: does not address the concerns of Washington legislators and Washington citizens and is an adhesion contract.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on April 15, 2009
Amendment offered by Rep. Matt Shea (Spokane Valley) (R) on April 15, 2009
Require that the Secretary of State certify that the winner of the national popular vote also finished in the top two in Washington's popular vote for President in order to appoint Washington's Electoral College electors based on the Agreement Among the States to Elect the President by National Popular Vote.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on April 15, 2009
Signed by Gov. Christine Gregoire on April 28, 2009
To provide the awarding Washington State electoral votes will be to the presidential candidate who receives the most popular votes in the country as a whole. This act only goes into effect when states, which possess a majority of the electoral votes in the country, have entered into the same agreement.

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