Transportation Committee, Washington State Senate

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The Transportation 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 Transportation Committee is the budget and policy committee with jurisdiction over issues relating to movement of goods and people. Also included in these issues are the policing of highways and the administration of vehicles and drivers' licenses.

Members of the committee may also serve on the Joint Transportation Committee which is a Legislative Agency comprised of House and Senate members that meets during the legislative interim to conduct studies on various transportation issues.

(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.

Transportation Members, 2015
Democratic members (7)Republican members (8)
Steve Hobbs, Washington Senator, Ranking memberCurtis King, Chair
Marko Liias, Assistant Ranking MemberDon Benton, Vice-Chair
Annette ClevelandJoe Fain, Vice-Chair
Cyrus HabibMichael Baumgartner (Washington)
Pramila JayapalDoug Ericksen
Jamie PedersenSteve Litzow
Tim SheldonMark Miloscia
Ann Rivers

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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