Statute Law Committee

RCW 1.08, 29.79, 34.05, 34.08, 44.20

The purpose of the Statute Law Committee and the Code Reviser, who serves as its secretary, is to function as the official bill drafting arm of the Legislature and its various committees; prepare for the Legislature all bills, memorials, resolutions, amendments, and conference reports; periodically codify, index, and publish the Revised Code of Washington; and revise, correct, and reconcile the statutes by means of administrative or suggested legislative action. The Code Reviser reviews all initiative proposals. The Code Reviser also compiles, indexes, publishes, and distributes the official session laws, the Washington Administrative Code (WAC), and the Washington State Register (WSR). All Code Reviser publications are available on line. The Order Typing Services (OTS) provides a typing and editorial service to state agencies drafting administrative rules. The Digest/Index staff compiles, indexes, and publishes the Legislative Digest and History of Bills. The Uniform Legislation Commission is Washington State's delegation to the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws. Washington has been a member since 1905 and ranks fifth in adoption of uniform legislation.

Agency Mission

The primary responsibilities of the Statute Law Committee and the Code Reviser are to provide a nonpartisan and confidential bill drafting service for legislators, legislators elect, legislative committees, joint committees, the governor, state elected officials, and agencies; and periodically codify, index, and publish the Revised Code of Washington and to revise, correct, and harmonize the statutes by means of administrative or suggested legislative action as may be appropriate.
Request 11,664,000
Net change from current biennium 358,000 Increase
Percent change from current biennium 3.2% Increase

Operating Budget: Summary

Appropriated Funds

2017-19 Appropriations Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   2015-17 Actual 2017-19 Estimated 2019-21 Proposed
9,810,000 General Fund - Basic Account - State 8,679,800 9,810,000 10,162,000
568,000 Pension Funding Stabilization Acct - State 568,000 566,000
10,378,000 Total Appropriated Funds 8,679,800 10,378,000 10,728,000

Non-Appropriated Funds

2017-19 Non-Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Balance Non-Apropriated Funds 2015-17 Actual 2017-19 Estimated 2019-21 Proposed
Industrial Insurance Premium Refund - Nonappropriated 7,396
(928,000) Statute Law Committee Publications - Nonappropriated 384,872 928,000 936,000
Savings Incentive Account - Nonappropriated 4,613
(928,000) Total Non-Appropriated Funds 396,881 928,000 936,000

Operating Budget: Program Summary

Program Title Actual Estimated Proposed
Actual Estimated Estimated Proposed Proposed
Annual Total 4,767,796 4,826,930 1,846,199 5,514,000 6,150,000

Operating Budget: Change from Preceding Biennium

Actual Estimated Proposed
Amount Percent Amount Percent Amount Percent
743,641 8.9% (2,403,552) (26.5%) 4,990,871 74.8%

Employment Summary

  Actual Estimated Proposed
  2016-17 Actual 2017-18 Estimated 2018-19 Estimated 2019-20 Proposed 2020-21 Proposed
FTE Staff Years 43.2 42.8 37.6 46.6 46.6