How to follow and comment on legislation
Important dates to watch
Monday: Session begins
Tuesday: Governor's state of the state address
March 14*: Last day for bills to be considered in their house of origin.
April 13*: Last day for bills to be considered in the opposite house.
April 22: Session ends
Legislature home page: Identify your senator and representatives, get links to all legislators, find lists of legislative committees and their agendas, read and track legislation: www.leg.wa.gov
Legislative hotline: Call toll-free for information about the legislative process or to leave a message for a particular lawmaker: 800-562-6000
TV coverage: Watch coverage of both the House and Senate on TVW, Washington state's version of C-SPAN. TVW also provides online audio and some video coverage of all committee hearings, and podcasts all hearings and debates. For information: www.tvw.org
Washington votes: Nonprofit Web site lets you check a lawmaker's voting record, track legislation, post comments and send e-mails to legislators: www.washingtonvotes.org
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