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Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development Committee, Washington State Senate

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The Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development 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]

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Function

The Senate Agriculture & Rural Economic Development Committee considers issues relating to agricultural land; the production, sale, and marketing of agricultural products; food safety; and policies and programs that affect economic development in rural areas of the state.

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

Membership

2013-2014

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

Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Members, 2013
Democratic members (4)Republican members (3)
Brian Hatfield, ChairJim Honeyford
Tracey EideSharon Brown
Steve HobbsMark Schoesler
Paull Shin

2011-2012

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

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