Statute Law Committee - Current Law

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 Uniform Law Commission is Washington State's delegation to the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws. Washington has been a member since 1905 and continues to lead in adopting 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 12,508,000
Net change from current biennium 819,000 Increase
Percent change from current biennium 7.0% Increase

Operating Budget: Summary

Appropriated Funds

2021-23 Appropriations Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   2019-21 Actual 2021-23 Estimated 2023-25 Proposed
Industrial Insurance Premium Refund - Nonappropriated 3,000
(405,000) Statute Law Committee Publications - Nonappropriated 207,799 405,000 406,000
11,284,000 General Fund - State 8,779,773 11,284,000 12,102,000
Pension Funding Stabilization Acct - State 566,000
11,284,000 (405,000) Total Appropriated Funds 9,556,572 11,689,000 12,508,000

Non-Appropriated Funds

Operating Budget: Program Summary

Program Title Actual Estimated Proposed
Actual Estimated Estimated Proposed Proposed
Annual Total 4,762,882 5,111,214 1,553,307 5,989,000 6,519,000

Operating Budget: Change from Preceding Biennium

Actual Estimated Proposed
Amount Percent Amount Percent Amount Percent
(166,810) (1.7%) (2,892,051) (30.3%) 5,843,479 87.7%

Employment Summary

  Actual Estimated Proposed
  2020-21 Actual 2021-22 Estimated 2022-23 Estimated 2023-24 Proposed 2024-25 Proposed
FTE Staff Years 41.6 41.9 38.0 46.6 46.6