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.)

Committee Meeting Documents/Electronic Bill Book (EBB)

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

Public Hearing​Proposed SubstitutePSSB 5832
2/22/17

Creating an academic bill of rights. SB 5832

Public Hearing​Proposed SubstitutePSSB 5073
2/22/17

Concerning recommendations from the joint legislative task force on the use of deadly force in community policing. SB 5073

Public Hearing​Proposed SubstitutePSSB 5340
2/22/17

Concerning class B elevator work permits. SB 5340

Public Hearing​Proposed SubstitutePSSB 5588
2/22/17

Developing information concerning racial disproportionality. SB 5588

Public Hearing​Proposed SubstitutePSSB 5254
2/22/17

Ensuring adequacy of buildable lands and zoning in urban growth areas and providing funding for low-income housing and homelessness programs. SB 5254

Public Hearing​Proposed SubstitutePSSB 5546
2/21/17

Concerning proactively addressing wildfire risk by creating a forest health treatment assessment. SB 5546

​Public Hearing​Proposed SubstitutePSSB 5182
2/21/17
​Providing local governments with options to preserve affordable housing in their communities. SB 5182
​Public Hearing​Proposed SubstitutePSSB 5475
2/21/17
​Providing a business and occupation tax exemption for manufacturers of small modular reactors. SB 5475
​Public Hearing​Proposed SubstitutePSSB 5783
2/21/17
​Exempting multipurpose senior citizen centers from property taxation. SB 5783
Public Hearing​Proposed SubstitutePSSB 5644
2/16/17

Concerning skill center facility maintenance. SB 5644

Public Hearing​Proposed SubstitutePSSB 5357
2/16/17

Establishing a pilot project to license outdoor early learning and child care programs. SB 5357

Public Hearing​Proposed SubstitutePSSB 5225
2/15/17

Directing the completion of a study of certain environmental impacts, including ultrafine particulate emissions, associated with aircraft traffic in areas impacted by airport operations. SB 5225

Public Hearing​Proposed SubstitutePSSB 5188
2/14/17

Concerning removal of land from the current use property tax classification due to certain natural disasters​. SB 5188

Public Hearing​Proposed SubstitutePSSB 5452
2/9/17

Concerning local and community projects. SB 5452

Public Hearing​Proposed SubstitutePSSB 5061
2/8/17

Addressing military service credit for members of the Washington state patrol retirement system. SB 5061

Public Hearing​Proposed SubstitutePSSB 5092
2/2/17
Designating the revenue from the sales and use tax on feminine hygiene products to the women helping women grant program. SB 5092

​2017 Highlights

 2017 Operating Budget Briefing Book

 Overview of Governor Inslee's 2017-19 Operating and Capital Budget Proposals


 

Publications

   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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