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The Rules 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 Rules Committee considers all bills reported from policy and fiscal committees and determines whether, and in what order, to schedule their consideration on the Senate floor by the full Senate.[4][5]

Membership

2013-2014

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

Rules Members, 2013
Democratic members (11)Republican members (11)
Brad Owen, ChairBarbara Bailey
Tim Sheldon, Vice-chairRandi Becker
Andy BilligDon Benton
Jeannie DarneilleMike Carrell
Karen FraserBruce Dammeier
Dave FrocktDoug Ericksen
Nick HarperJoe Fain
Karen KeiserCurtis King
Jeanne Kohl-WellesLinda Evans Parlette
Ed MurrayAnn Rivers
Rodney TomMark Schoesler

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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