Senate Ways & Means Committee

311 J.A. Cherberg Bldg., P.O. Box 40466, Olympia, WA 98504-0466
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The Senate Ways and Means Committee considers the operating and capital budget bills and related legislation, including the authorization of state debt. The Committee also deals with tax policy and other fiscal issues such as pension policy and compensation in addition to bills with operating budget fiscal impacts.

Senate Ways and Means Committee staff are part of Senate Committee Services, the organization which provides nonpartisan staff services for all standing committees of the Washington State Senate.

 (Please note: This general description should not be considered the definitive listing of issues considered by this committee.)

Copies of draft bills, proposed substitute bills, or striking amendments scheduled for public hearings:

Committee Meeting Documents/Electronic Bill Book (EBB)

Hearing Date3/31/15Proposed Substitute PSSB 6062

Relating to providing a business and occupation tax exemption for environmental handling charges. (SB 6062)

Hearing Date3/31/15Proposed Substitute PSSB 5077

Making 2015-17 operating appropriations. (SB 5077)


 

Highlights

NEW PSSB 5077 Senate Chair proposed Operating Budget

NEW Senate Chair Proposed Operation Budget Agency Detail

NEW  Senate Chair Proposed Operating Budget Highlights                

SHB 1105: Early Action 2015 Supplemental Budget               

Overview of Governor's 2015-17 Budget Proposals

Publications

   Recent Reports and Publications

   Archived Reports and Publications

Ways & Means Budget Guides

2015 Citizen's Guide to the Budget  
A resource for citizens, members of the Senate, their staff, and other interested persons to provide a clear and simple overview of the state budget and state revenues.

2015 Legislative Guide to Washington State Property Taxes
A resource for citizens, members of the Senate, their staff, and other interested persons to provide a clear and simple overview of property taxes. 

2015 Citizen's Guide to Washington State Tax Structure
A resource for citizens, members of the Senate, their staff, and other interested persons to provide a clear and simple overview of Washington State tax structure.                                                                                                            

2015 Citizen's Guide to K-12 Finance  
A resource for citizens, members of the Senate, their staff, and other interested persons to provide a clear and simple overview of K-12 Finance. 


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