Transportation Committee, 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. Committees are responsible considering measures referred to them in the interest of the state. The deliberations of committees considering a vote on any bill, resolution, or memorial must be open to the public.
See rules: Permanent Rules of the Senate
|“|| 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.)
The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2013 legislative session.
|Transportation Members, 2013|
|Democratic members (8)||Republican members (8)|
|• Tracey Eide, Chair||• Curtis King, Chair|
|• Steve Hobbs||• Don Benton|
|• Andy Billig||• Joe Fain|
|• Nick Harper||• Sharon Brown|
|• Mark Mullet||• Mike Carrell|
|• Christine Rolfes||• Doug Ericksen|
|• Nathan Schlicher||• Steve Litzow|
|• Tim Sheldon||• John Smith|
The following table describes committee membership for the 2011 legislative session.
|Transportation Members, 2011|
|Democratic members (9)||Republican members (7)|
|• Mary Margaret Haugen, Chair||• Curtis King|
|• Scott White, Vice-chair||• Joe Fain|
|• Tracey Eide||• Jerome Delvin|
|• Steve Hobbs||• Doug Ericksen|
|• Sharon Nelson||• Andy Hill|
|• Margarita Prentice||• Steve Litzow|
|• Kevin Ranker||• Dan Swecker|
|• Tim Sheldon|
|• Paull Shin|
The following table describes committee membership for the 2009 legislative session.
|Transportation Members, 2009|
|Democratic members (11)||Republican members (5)|
|• Jean Berkey||• Randi Becker|
|• Tracey Eide||• Don Benton|
|• Mary Margaret Haugen||• Jerome Delvin|
|• Ken Jacobsen||• Curtis King|
|• Fred Jarrett||• Dan Swecker|
|• Jim Kastama|
|• Claudia Kauffman|
|• Derek Kilmer|
|• Chris Marr|
|• Kevin Ranker|
|• Tim Sheldon|
- Washington State Senate, "Permanent Rules of the Senate," accessed January 25, 2014 (Rule 41)
- Washington State Senate, "Permanent Rules of the Senate," accessed January 25, 2014 (Rule 44)
- Washington State Senate, "Permanent Rules of the Senate," accessed January 25, 2014 (Rule 45.3)
- Washington State Senate, "Transportation Committee," accessed January 25, 2014