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 5901
3/21/17

Concerning eligibility for the working connections child care and early childhood education and assistance programsSB 5901

Public Hearing​Proposed SubstitutePSSB 5875
3/21/17

Relating to educationSB 5875

Public Hearing​Proposed SubstitutePSSB 5894
3/20/17

Concerning behavioral health system reformSB 5894

Public Hearing​Proposed SubstitutePSSB 5853
3/20/17

Concerning career and technical education fundingSB 5853

Public Hearing​Proposed SubstitutePSSB 5891
3/20/17

Eliminating the use of the high school science assessment as a graduation prerequisiteSB 5891

Public Hearing​Proposed SubstitutePSSB 5890
3/16/17

Concerning foster care and adoption supportSSB 5890

Public Hearing​Proposed SubstitutePSSB 5864
3/16/17

Concerning the goal of ending homelessnessSSB 5864

Public Hearing​Proposed SubstituteP2SSB 5594
3/15/17

Concerning transition services for people with developmental disabilitiesSSB 5594

Public Hearing​Proposed SubstitutePSSB 5248
3/15/17

Concerning persons to whom the department of health may provide prescription monitoring program dataSB 5248

​2017 Highlights

Proposed Senate MCC 2017-19 Operating Budget

 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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