Business and Financial Services Committee, Washington House of Representatives

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The Business and Financial Services Committee is a standing committee of the Washington State House of Representatives.

Per Rule 23 of the House Rules, committee members of the House of Representatives are selected by the caucus of each party.[1] The chairs of the committees are selected by the majority party caucus.[1] The standing committees of the house have the powers of subpoena, to administer oaths, and to issue commissions for the examination of witnesses. [2]

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: House Rules

Function

The House Business & Financial Services Committee considers the licensing and regulation of businesses and professions (except for health care and law-related professions). The committee also considers issues relating to insurance, including the activities of the Office of the Insurance Commissioner and the Pollution Liability Insurance Agency, the solvency of insurance companies, and the rates and practices of insurance companies. Financial services issues include the safety and soundness of state banks and credit unions, the regulation of consumer credit and lending, and the regulation of securities and investments. The committee also considers consumer protection issues relating to motor vehicles, financial services, and insurance.

(Please note: This is a general description of issue areas considered by committees; not a definitive or exhaustive listing. It is provided solely to assist the public in understanding the general roles of House committees.)[3][4]

Membership

2013-2014

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

Business and Financial Services Members, 2013
Democratic members (8)Republican members (7)
Steve Kirby, ChairKevin Parker
Cindy Ryu, Vice-chairBrandon Vick
Brian BlakeBruce Chandler
Cyrus HabibBrad Hawkins
Zack HudginsLinda Kochmar
Christopher HurstDrew MacEwen
Sharon Tomiko SantosSteve O'Ban
Derek Stanford

2011-2012

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

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