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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.)
Committee Meeting Documents/Electronic Bill Book (EBB)
Copies of draft bills, proposed substitute bills, or striking amendments scheduled for public hearing:
|Public Hearing||Proposed Substitute||PSSB 5901|
Concerning eligibility for the
working connections child care and early childhood education and assistance
programs. SB 5901
|Public Hearing||Proposed Substitute||PSSB 5875|
Relating to education. SB 5875
|Public Hearing||Proposed Substitute||PSSB 5894|
Concerning behavioral health system
reform. SB 5894
|Public Hearing||Proposed Substitute||PSSB 5853|
Concerning career and technical
education funding. SB 5853
|Public Hearing||Proposed Substitute||PSSB 5891|
Eliminating the use of the high
school science assessment as a graduation prerequisite. SB 5891
|Public Hearing||Proposed Substitute||PSSB 5890|
Concerning foster care and adoption
support. SSB 5890
|Public Hearing||Proposed Substitute||PSSB 5864|
Concerning the goal of ending
homelessness. SSB 5864
|Public Hearing||Proposed Substitute||P2SSB 5594|
Concerning transition services for
people with developmental disabilities. SSB 5594
|Public Hearing||Proposed Substitute||PSSB 5248|
Concerning persons to whom the
department of health may provide prescription monitoring program data. SB 5248
Recent Reports and Publications
Archived Reports and Publications
Ways & Means Budget Guides
2016 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.
2016 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.
2016 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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