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Commerce & Labor Committee, Washington State Senate

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The Commerce & Labor Committee is a standing committee of the Washington State Senate.

Per Section V of the Senate Rules, committees of the Washington State Senate are appointed by the President of the Senate and confirmed by the senate.[1] Committees are responsible considering measures referred to them in the interest of the state.[2] The deliberations of committees considering a vote on any bill, resolution, or memorial must be open to the public.[3]

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: Permanent Rules of the Senate

Function

The Senate Commerce and Labor Committee considers issues relating to the workers' compensation system, the unemployment insurance system, collective bargaining, regulation of professions (except for financial and health care professions), regulation and oversight of liquor, gambling, horse racing and the state lottery, and regulation of issues that impact consumers.

(Please note: This general description should not be considered the definitive listing of issues considered by this committee.)[4][5]

Membership

2015 legislative session

The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2015 legislative session.

Commerce & Labor Members, 2015
Democratic members (3)Republican members (4)
Bob Hasegawa, Ranking memberMichael Baumgartner (Washington), Chair
Steve ConwayJohn Braun, Vice-Chair
Karen KeiserCurtis King
Judith Warnick

2013-2014

The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2013 legislative session.

2011-2012

The following table describes committee membership for the 2011 legislative session.

2009-2010

The following table describes committee membership for the 2009 legislative session.

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