During the 2021 Legislative session, in response to COVID-19, the House and Senate have made operational changes to adhere to public health guidance. Please go to the
House Covid-19 Operations
Senate Covid-19 Operations
plans for more details. The Capitol Campus remains closed to the public. All proceedings can be viewed on
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. The public can provide testimony during virtual meetings or submit written comments. To provide testimony on a bill in committee, please click here to go to the
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Roster of Members
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, and sentencing. Civil law topics include commercial law, probate, firearms, eminent domain, 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 Schedules, Agendas, and Documents
See all Law & Justice Committee meeting videos from the current year
Reports and Publications
2019 Overview of Washington State Firearms Laws
2020 Committee Rules
Recent Reports and Publications
Archived Reports and Publications
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