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Title 44 RCW

STATE GOVERNMENT — LEGISLATIVE

Chapters

44.04General provisions.
44.05Washington state redistricting act.
44.07ELegislative districts and apportionment.
44.16Legislative inquiry.
44.20Session laws.
44.28Joint legislative audit and review committee.
44.39Joint committee on energy supply and energy conservation.
44.44Office of state actuary -- Select committee on pension policy.
44.48Legislative evaluation and accountability program committee.
44.55Joint legislative oversight committee on trade policy.
44.68Joint legislative systems administrative committee.
44.73Legislative gift center.
44.80Legislative support services.

Notes:

Adjournments: State Constitution Art. 2 § 11.

Administrative rules, review by rules review committee of the legislature: RCW 34.05.610 through 34.05.660.

Annual and special sessions: State Constitution Art. 2 § 12.

Apportionment: State Constitution Art. 22.

Attorney general, legal adviser for legislature: RCW 43.10.030.

Bills
   drafting service maintained by code reviser: RCW 1.08.027.
   origin and amendment: State Constitution Art. 2 § 20.
   passage, requirements for: State Constitution Art. 2 § 22.
   private interest in: State Constitution Art. 2 § 30.
   style: State Constitution Art. 2 § 18.
   time for introduction of: State Constitution Art. 2 § 36.
   to embrace one subject: State Constitution Art. 2 § 19.

Bribery or corrupt solicitation of legislators: State Constitution Art. 2 § 30.

Campaign financing, disclosure of: Chapter 42.17A RCW.

Census, to provide for: State Constitution Art. 2 § 3.

Compelling attendance: State Constitution Art. 2 § 8.

Compensation of members
   amount of: RCW 43.03.010.
   appointees to office of state legislator: RCW 43.03.015.
   extra compensation prohibited: State Constitution Art. 2 § 25.
   how determined: State Constitution Art. 28 § 1.

Compensation of state officers, legislature to determine: State Constitution Art. 28 § 1.

Composition: State Constitution Art. 2 § 2.

Constitutional provisions relating to legislature: State Constitution Art. 2.

Contempt of legislature, how punished: State Constitution Art. 2 § 9.

Contested elections of state elective officers, legislature to decide: State Constitution Art. 3 § 4.

Continuity of government act: Chapter 42.14 RCW.

Counties
   government, legislature to provide for: State Constitution Art. 11 § 4.
   officers, legislature to provide for and fix compensation: State Constitution Art. 11 § 5; Art. 11 § 8.

Crimes relating to legislature: Chapter 9.55 RCW.

Elections
   certification to legislature of returns: RCW 43.07.030.
   judges of own election and qualifications: State Constitution Art. 2 § 8.
   officers of legislature: State Constitution Art. 2 § 10.
   qualifications of legislators: State Constitution Art. 2 § 7.
   registration laws, legislature to enact: State Constitution Art. 6 § 7.
   representatives: State Constitution Art. 2 § 4.
   secrecy of voting, legislature to provide for: State Constitution Art. 6 § 6.
   senators: State Constitution Art. 2 § 6.
   time for holding: State Constitution Art. 2 § 5.
   voice vote required: State Constitution Art. 2 § 27.

Ethics in public service act: Chapter 42.52 RCW.

Expulsion of member: State Constitution Art. 2 § 9.

Extraordinary sessions convened by governor: State Constitution Art. 3 § 7.

Financial disclosure by members: Chapter 42.17A RCW.

Fiscal notes on legislation: Chapter 43.88A RCW.

Free transportation prohibited: State Constitution Art. 2 § 39; Art. 12 § 20.

Freedom of debate: State Constitution Art. 2 § 17.

Governor-elect, appropriation for office and staff: RCW 43.06.055.

Governor's message to legislature: State Constitution Art. 3 § 6.

Harbor line commission, legislature shall provide for: State Constitution Art. 15 § 1.

Health professions, legislation regulating: Chapter 18.120 RCW.

Homestead and other property exemptions of families, legislature to protect: State Constitution Art. 19 § 1.

Hospitalization and medical aid for public employees and dependents -- Premiums, governmental contributions authorized: RCW 41.04.180, 41.04.190.

Immunity of members from arrest: State Constitution Art. 2 § 16.

Impeachment: State Constitution Art. 5 §§ 1, 2.

Initiative and referendum: State Constitution Art. 2 § 1; chapter 29A.72 RCW.

Joint administrative rules review committee: RCW 34.05.610 through 34.05.681.

Journals
   distribution of copies: RCW 40.04.090.
   each house to keep: State Constitution Art. 2 § 11.
   entry of vote upon: State Constitution Art. 2 § 21.
   secretary of state as custodian: RCW 43.07.040.

Judiciary
   inferior courts, legislature to prescribe jurisdiction and powers of: State Constitution Art. 4 § 12.
   justices of the peace, number, powers, duties and jurisdiction to be fixed by legislature: State Constitution Art. 4 § 10.
   publication of supreme court opinions to be provided for by legislature: State Constitution Art. 4 § 21.
   supreme court judges, legislature may increase number: State Constitution Art. 4 § 2.

Legislation
   effective date: State Constitution Art. 2 § 41.
   how signed: State Constitution Art. 2 § 32.
   limitation of amendments: State Constitution Art. 2 § 38.
   secretary of state custodian of acts, resolutions and journals: RCW 43.07.040.
   section amended must be set forth in full: State Constitution Art. 2 § 37.
   special legislation prohibited: State Constitution Art. 2 § 28.
   time limitation for introduction: State Constitution Art. 2 § 36.
   veto: State Constitution Art. 3 § 12.

Legislators as retired state employees for insurance purposes: RCW 41.05.080.

Legislature
   community college bonds, legislature may provide additional means for payment of principal and interest on: RCW 28B.50.400.
   studies on environmental problems by director of ecology: RCW 43.21A.130.
   workers' compensation, joint committee: See note following RCW 51.04.110.

Limitations on holding other public office: State Constitution Art. 2 §§ 13, 14.

Local government redistricting: Chapter 29A.76 RCW.

Medicine and surgery, legislature to enact laws to regulate: State Constitution Art. 20 § 2.

Microfilming of records to provide continuity of civil government: Chapter 40.10 RCW.

Mileage: State Constitution Art. 2 § 23; RCW 43.03.010.

Militia, legislature to provide for: State Constitution Art. 10 § 2.

Misconduct of public officers: Chapter 42.20 RCW.

Municipal corporations
   combined city and county, legislature to provide for: State Constitution Art. 11 § 16.
   incorporation, provisions for to be provided by legislature: State Constitution Art. 11 § 10.
   limitation on power of legislature to levy taxes upon: State Constitution Art. 11 § 12.
   local improvement by special assessments, legislature may provide: State Constitution Art. 7 § 9.

Navigable waters, right to lease land for wharves, docks, etc., legislature to provide laws for: State Constitution Art. 15 § 2.

Private interest of legislator in bill: State Constitution Art. 2 § 30.

Privilege from arrest: State Constitution Art. 2 § 16.

Qualifications of legislators: State Constitution Art. 2 § 7.

Quorum: State Constitution Art. 2 § 8.

Reapportionment: State Constitution Art. 2 § 3.

Recall: State Constitution Art. 1 §§ 33, 34; chapter 29A.56 RCW.

Records of legislature kept by secretary of state: State Constitution Art. 3 § 17.

Reprieves, commutations, and pardons, governor to report to legislature: State Constitution Art. 3 § 11.

Revised Code of Washington, legislators to receive copies on digital media: RCW 1.08.070.

Salaries: RCW 43.03.010.

Schools, legislature to provide for: State Constitution Art. 9 § 2.

Session laws
   for use of legislature: RCW 40.04.031.
   secretary of state as custodian of acts and resolutions: RCW 43.07.040.

Sessions, time for meeting, duration: State Constitution Art. 2 § 12.

Soldiers' home, legislature to provide for: State Constitution Art. 10 § 3.

Special sessions convened by legislature or governor: State Constitution Art. 2 § 12, Art. 3 § 7.

State participation within student exchange compact programs -- Office to advise legislature: RCW 28B.76.650.

Statute law committee, legislative membership on: RCW 1.08.001.

Taxation
   deficiencies, legislature may provide for tax to pay: State Constitution Art. 7 § 8.
   limitation on legislature to tax municipal corporations: State Constitution Art. 11 § 12.
   limitations on state expenditures: Chapter 43.135 RCW.

Uniform law commission: Chapter 43.56 RCW.

Vacancies
   acceptance of federal office vacates seat: State Constitution Art. 2 § 14.
   how filled: State Constitution Art. 2 § 15.
   term of person elected to fill: RCW 42.12.030.

Veto: State Constitution Art. 3 § 12.

Washington scholars' program, participation in: RCW 28A.600.010 through 28A.600.150.