The Washington State Senate provides records as required by state law (RCW 42.56). However a specific definition of "public records” applies to the legislature under the Public Records Act. RCW's 42.56.010 and 40.14.100 define the scope of that term.
General questions do not require a public records request. You can get answers to general questions about the Washington State Legislature and the legislative process by calling
Legislative Information at (360)-786-7573.
You may send your printed request to:
Senate Public Records Officer
P.O. Box 40482
Olympia, WA 98504-0482
Many of our Legislative records and information are already made available online:
For information about a specific bill, please visit the
Bill Information page of our website.
For Legislative committee information, please visit the
Legislative Committees page of our website.