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The Senate Ways and Means Committee is the primary fiscal committee for the Washington State Senate. The Committee has responsibility for developing operating and capital budgets and tax and pension policy.
The Senate Ways and Means Committee is served by a nonpartisan staff of 16 full-time employees. Committee staff assist all members of the Senate with respect to operating and capital budget proposals, tax and pension policy, and other matters having a fiscal impact on the state. Committee staff also review and analyze legislation with a fiscal impact and conduct revenue and budget studies.
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 hearings:
||5875 PSSB 3/10/14
||Concerning a surcharge for local homeless housing and assistance, (Was SB 5875 Relating to human services).|
||Concerning the effectiveness of health care purchasing and transforming the health care delivery system. (E2SHB 2572)|
||5881 PSSB 3/10/14
||Prioritizing state revenue growth for education. (Was SB 5881 - Relating to revenue)|
||6483 PSSB 3/10/14
||Financing facilities to support education reform. (Was SB 6483 - Creating a competitive grant program to provide additional classroom space to support all-day kindergarten). |
Recent Reports and Publications
Archived Reports and Publications
Ways & Means Budget Guides
2014 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.
2014 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.
2014 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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