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Commission On Judicial Conduct

Article IV, §31, State Constitution, RCW 2.64

Created under the state constitution as an independent agency of the judicial branch, the 11 member Commission on Judicial Conduct reviews and responds to complaints concerning the ethical conduct and disability of judicial officers, and may impose discipline. The commission also investigates allegations that a judicial officer suffers from a disability requiring retirement. The commission also considers complaints concerning ethics rules for some state officials and employees of the judicial branch of state government.

Agency Mission

The Commission on Judicial Conduct maintains the confidence and integrity of the state judicial system by reviewing complaints alleging judicial branch ethical misconduct and disability, and enforcing the Code of Judicial Conduct.
Request 5,337,000
Net change from current biennium 2,013,000 Increase
Percent change from current biennium 60.6% Increase

Operating Budget: Summary

Appropriated Funds

2021-23 Appropriations Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   2019-21 Actual 2021-23 Estimated 2023-25 Proposed
Savings Incentive Account - Nonappropriated
3,324,000 General Fund - State 2,592,133 3,324,000 5,337,000
Pension Funding Stabilization Acct - State 130,000
3,324,000 Total Appropriated Funds 2,722,133 3,324,000 5,337,000

Non-Appropriated Funds

Operating Budget: Program Summary

Program Title Actual Estimated Proposed
Actual Estimated Estimated Proposed Proposed
Annual Total 1,400,308 1,462,704 469,260 2,697,000 2,640,000

Operating Budget: Change from Preceding Biennium

Actual Estimated Proposed
Amount Percent Amount Percent Amount Percent
149,275 5.8% (790,169) (29.0%) 3,405,036 176.2%

Employment Summary

  Actual Estimated Proposed
  2020-21 Actual 2021-22 Estimated 2022-23 Estimated 2023-24 Proposed 2024-25 Proposed
FTE Staff Years 7.1 7.1 7.1 15.5 15.5