This page provides some basic and necessary information that will be useful in tracking and impacting legislation that is introduced into our State Legislature.
Legislative Roster – email address, phone numbers, committee assignments and legislative aides.
How To Find Townhall Meetings – schedules for town halls in legislative districts with contact information. (NOTE: This page is now showing events for the past year; watch for a new schedule in January.)
Budget Conference Tools – including how the budget process works.
Leg.wa.gov – tools for searching for bills, their progress through committees and floor action
Watch the legislature in action live… https://www.tvw.org/
When watching the legislature in session you may hear them refer to the next order of business by a number with no explanation. Here’s a guide.
After the roll is called and journal read and approved, business shall be disposed of in the following order:
FIRST. Reports of standing committees.
SECOND. Reports of select committees.
THIRD. Messages from the governor and other state officers.
FOURTH. Messages from the house of representatives.
FIFTH. Introduction, first reading and reference of bills, joint memorials, joint resolutions and concurrent resolutions.
SIXTH. Second reading of bills.
SEVENTH. Third reading of bills.
EIGHTH. Presentation of petitions, memorials and floor resolutions.
NINTH. Presentation of motions.