Judiciary Committee, Washington House of Representatives

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The Judiciary Committee is a standing committee of the Washington 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]

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Function

The House Judiciary Committee considers a wide variety of subjects relating to civil and criminal law, including issues involving commercial law, torts, probate, guardianships, civil commitment, firearms, eminent domain, landlord/tenant law, Consumer Protection Act remedies and processes, and courts and judicial administration; and family law issues such as marriage, marriage dissolution, child support and adoption.

(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

2015 legislative session

The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2015 legislative session.

Judiciary Members, 2015
Democratic members (7)Republican members (6)
Laurie Jinkins, ChairJay Rodne, Ranking Minority Member
Christine Kilduff, Vice-ChairMatthew Shea (Washington), Assistant Ranking Minority Member
Roger GoodmanLarry Haler
Drew HansenBrad Klippert
Steve KirbyDick Muri
Tina OrwallDrew Stokesbary
Brady Walkinshaw

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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