House of Representatives - Current Law

Article II, State Constitution

The purpose of the House of Representatives is to initiate legislation affecting public policy, act on legislation proposed in the Senate, provide for the levying and collecting of taxes and other revenue to support state government and to assist local governments, and appropriate funds for these purposes.

Agency Mission

As stewards of the public trust, guided by our state Constitution, the Washington state House of Representatives establishes laws and policies to protect individual rights, provide quality education and other essential services, facilitate economic growth and preserve quality of life for current and future citizens.
Request 113,112,000
Net change from current biennium 13,194,000 Increase
Percent change from current biennium 13.2% Increase

Operating Budget: Summary

Appropriated Funds

2021-23 Appropriations Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   2019-21 Actual 2021-23 Estimated 2023-25 Proposed
Legislative Oral History Account - Nonappropriated 37,150
Gina Grant Bull Mem Leg Page Schol - Nonappropriated 1,200
99,918,000 General Fund - State 72,768,983 99,918,000 113,112,000
1,577,000 1,577,000 Motor Vehicle Account - State 3,028,328
Pension Funding Stabilization Acct - State 4,266,000
101,495,000 1,577,000 Total Appropriated Funds 80,101,661 99,918,000 113,112,000

Non-Appropriated Funds

Operating Budget: Program Summary

Program Title Actual Estimated Proposed
Actual Estimated Estimated Proposed Proposed
Annual Total 40,178,980 42,938,109 13,201,201 55,573,000 57,539,000

Operating Budget: Change from Preceding Biennium

Actual Estimated Proposed
Amount Percent Amount Percent Amount Percent
8,724,079 12.2% (23,962,351) (29.9%) 56,972,690 101.5%

Employment Summary

  Actual Estimated Proposed
  2020-21 Actual 2021-22 Estimated 2022-23 Estimated 2023-24 Proposed 2024-25 Proposed
FTE Staff Years 355.4 353.7 334.4 376.3 387.9