Senate Committee Services

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​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 and Senate Covid-19 Operations plans for more details. The Capitol Campus remains closed to the public. All proceedings can be viewed on TVW. To view legislative proceedings click here for TVW​. 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 committee website pages. To contact your Legislator click here for a Roster of Members.

Contact Information

Senate Committee Services
304 15th Avenue SW
P.O. Box 40466
Olympia, WA 98504-0466
FAX: 360.786.7899

Curt Gavigan, Director
Phone: 360.786.7437​

Kim Johnson, Deputy Director
Phone: 360.786.7472

Sandy Jaime, Office Manager
Phone: 360.786.7417


MISSION

Senate Committee Services provides professional nonpartisan research, fiscal and policy analysis, and administrative support services to each member of the Washington State Senate and its committees. This is accomplished by:

  • Providing information and analysis that is objective, accurate, and useful;
  • Assisting senators develop and evaluate legislative options to achieve their policy objectives;
  • Drafting clear, understandable legislation that accomplishes intended objectives;
  • Facilitating committee meetings and other legislative processes; and
  • Supporting opportunities for organizational and personal learning to ensure that staff have the knowledge and capability to provide senators with high quality service.

Access copies of draft bills, proposed substitute bills, and striking amendments scheduled for public hearings on Committee Schedules, Agendas, and Documents, as soon as they are available.


Committee Information

Committee Members By Committee

Committee Members by Member

Committee Staff Phone List

Committee Staff Issue Areas

2020 Interim Committee Work Plans & Meeting Schedules

2020 Bills Passed the Regular Legislative Session

Initiative Summaries

Initiative 591 - Relating to protecting gun and other firearm rights (rejected)

 

Initiative 594 - Relating to requiring criminal and public safety background checks for gun sales and transfers (approved)

Initiative 1351 - Relating to lower class sizes and increasing school staff to provide all students the opportunity for a quality education (approved)

Tax Advisory Votes Nos. 8 & 9
No. 8 (SB 6505) - Relating to dealing with the elimination of agricultural tax preferences for various aspects of the marijuana industry (maintained)

No. 9 (ESHB 1287) - Relating to imposing the leasehold excise tax on certain leasehold interests in tribal property (maintained)

Access to Records


Archived Summaries

 

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Highlights

Links

House Committees

Joint Legislative ​Committees, Work Groups, and Task Forces

Legislative Agencies

Reports to the Legislature

Employment Opportunities & Summer Internships

TVW 

How to Testify in Committee

Hearing Room Rules
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic all Legislative buildings, including the Senate Hearing Rooms are temporarily closed to the public. All Senate Floor and Committee activity can be viewed live at TVW.

State Capitol Campus Parking Information