Local Government Committee, Washington House of Representatives

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The Local Government 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]

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: House Rules

Function

The House Local Government Committee considers issues relating to the operations and financing of counties, cities, and some special districts. The committee also considers issues relating to the Growth Management Act and land use issues such as local permitting and the subdivision of property.

(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.

Local Government Members, 2015
Democratic members (5)Republican members (4)
Dean Takko, ChairDavid Taylor (Washington), Ranking Minority Member
Mia Gregerson, Vice-ChairDan Griffey, Assistant Ranking Minority Member
Joe FitzgibbonBob McCaslin, Jr.
Joan McBrideLiz Pike
Strom Peterson

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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