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Joint Legislative Systems Committee - Current Law

RCW 44.68

The Joint Legislative Systems Committee oversees the direction of information technology in the Legislature and enforces the policies, procedures and standards established by the Joint Legislative Systems Administrative Committee. It functions primarily through the activities of its operating arm, the Legislative Service Center (LSC). LSC is the non-partisan technology solutions provider for the Legislature and provides a full range of information technology services to the House, Senate and legislative agencies. LSC's services include computing and telecommunications operations, equipment maintenance and repair, custom applications development, support and management of an extensive suite of Legislative systems, technology training, Help Desk and embedded customer support. In addition, LSC provides extensive public access to legislative information.

Agency Mission

The Legislative Service Center (LSC) was created by legislation in July 1986 to manage and evolve the Legislature's computing environment. The scope of its responsibilities include hardware, software, custom applications, telecommunications, operations, website development, training support, business analysis, continuity planning and strategic planning services. LSC operates under the authority of the Joint Legislative Systems Administrative Committee, which oversees the strategic direction of the Legislature's information technology, and the management of that information technology.
Request 40,007,000
Net change from current biennium 9,373,000 Increase
Percent change from current biennium 30.6% Increase

Operating Budget: Summary

Appropriated Funds

2021-23 Appropriations Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   2019-21 Actual 2021-23 Estimated 2023-25 Proposed
General Fund - Federal 883,000
Industrial Insurance Premium Refund - Nonappropriated 4,474
Savings Incentive Account - Nonappropriated (518,779)
30,634,000 General Fund - State 24,321,797 30,634,000 40,007,000
Pension Funding Stabilization Acct - State 822,000
30,634,000 Total Appropriated Funds 25,512,492 30,634,000 40,007,000

Non-Appropriated Funds

Operating Budget: Program Summary

Program Title Actual Estimated Proposed
Actual Estimated Estimated Proposed Proposed
Annual Total 12,922,539 13,444,432 3,848,927 21,180,000 18,827,000

Operating Budget: Change from Preceding Biennium

Actual Estimated Proposed
Amount Percent Amount Percent Amount Percent
3,999,871 18.6% (8,219,132) (32.2%) 22,713,640 131.3%

Employment Summary

  Actual Estimated Proposed
  2020-21 Actual 2021-22 Estimated 2022-23 Estimated 2023-24 Proposed 2024-25 Proposed
FTE Staff Years 60.0 61.2 52.1 72.1 72.1