Senate Law & Justice Committee

455 J.A. Cherberg Bldg., P.O. Box 40466, Olympia, WA 98504-0466
Committee Hearings & Bill Information:  (360) 786-7455
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The Senate Law and Justice Committee considers a wide variety of subjects relating to civil and criminal law, including issues involving public safety, law enforcement, sentencing, and corrections. Civil law topics include commercial law, probate, firearms, eminent domain, and Consumer Protection Act remedies and processes. The Committee also oversees family law issues such as marriage, child support, and adoption.

(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 hearings:

​Public Hearing​Proposed SubstitutePSSB 5685
​Concerning the election of supreme court justices by district. (SB 5685)
​Work Session​Draft BillS-3447.2
​Establishing deadlines for final determinations and dispositions in agency adjudicative proceedings.
​Executive Session​Resolution​S-4036.1
​Requesting that the rules committee issues subpoenas.
​Public Hearing​Draft BillS-3442.3
​Creating the campus antiharassment act.
​Public Hearing​Proposed SubstitutePSSB 6411
​Expanding the eligibility of certain representatives and transferees to serve as directors, officers, and shareholders of professional service corporations. (SB 6411)
​Public Hearing​Proposed SubstitutePSSB 6464
​Establishing deadlines for final determinations and dispositions in agency adjudicative proceedings. (SB 6464)
​Public Hearing​Proposed SubstitutePSSB 5880
​Enacting the Washington human trafficking reporting act. (SB 5880)
​Public Hearing​Proposed SubstitutePSSB 6548
​Allowing the use of gender-segregated facilities. (SB 6548)
​Public Hearing​Proposed SubstitutePSSB 6498
​Creating a testamentary privilege for alcohol or drug addiction recovery sponsors. (SB 6498)
​Public Hearing​Proposed SubstitutePSSB 6360
​Developing a plan for the consolidation of traffic-based financial obligations. (SB 6360)
​Public Hearing​Proposed SubstitutePSSB 6295
​Clarifying the venue in which coroner's inquests are to be convened and payment of related costs. (SB 6295)
​Public Hearing​Proposed SubstitutePSSB 5635
​Enacting the uniform power of attorney act. (SB 5635)
​Public HearingDraft Bill​S-4103.1
​Modifying legal financial obligations provisions.


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