Laws and Agency Rules


Office of the Code Reviser/Statute Law Committee - Links to the Bill Drafting Guide, Codification Tables, Session Laws, and archives for the RCW and WAC.

Statutes and Constitution
Revised Code of Washington (RCW) — View the table of contents of the RCW. You can navigate the statutes by title, chapter, and section.

RCW Dispositions — Notes of which sections have been repealed, decodified, and recodified, arranged by title and chapter.

Session Laws — Enactments of the legislature, compiled year by year, beginning with the 1854 territorial legislature.

State Constitution — The plan for the operation of Washington State government, describing the three branches of government (executive, legislative and judicial) and defining the rights of the people. The online version of the State Constitution is updated once a year. 

Agency Rules and Rulemaking
Washington Administrative Code (WAC) — Regulations of executive branch agencies are issued by authority of statutes. Like legislation and the Constitution, regulations are a source of primary law in Washington State. The WAC codifies the regulations and arranges them by subject or agency. The online version of the WAC is updated twice a month.

Washington State Register (WSR) — The Washington State Register is a biweekly publication. It includes notices of proposed and expedited rules, emergency and permanently adopted rules, public meetings, requests for public input, notices of rules review, executive orders of the governor, court rules, summary of attorney general opinions, juvenile disposition standards, the state maximum interest rate, an index, and WAC to WSR table.

Reference Tables Relating Bills to Laws
The following cross reference tables are available on the Bill/Law Cross Reference page.

RCW to Bill Table — A list of RCWs and which bills this session propose changes. The table also notes the action to be taken, for example, amend, add, repeal. 

Bill to RCW Table — A list of bills this session and which RCWs they propose to change. The table also notes the action to be taken, for example, amend, add, repeal.

Sections Affected Table — A list of RCW sections and which Session Law affected that section. The table notes which section of the Session Law affects the RCW and notes the action taken, for example, amend, add, repeal.

Session Law Chapter to Bill Tables — A set of tables that list the Session Law chapters and the corresponding bill numbers, in Session Law and bill number order.

Research Links
Search the text of the RCWs and WACs
Washington Courts
Municipal Research and Services Center of Washington

Legislative Procedural Rules
​​​​House Rules​​
Senate Rules
Reed's Parliamentary Rules
Joint Rules of the House and Senate

Quick Reference Links

Go to the RCW page or enter a citation number (e.g. 4.04.010):
    Go to the WAC page or enter a citation number (e.g. 1-04-010):
      Go to the WSR page or enter a register number (e.g. 01-01-000):
        Go to Bill/Law/Cross Reference page