The Senate will be hard at work Monday and Tuesday finishing its work on the floor ahead of Tuesday’s 5 pm chamber of origin cutoff. Committee work will resume on Wednesday as House bills begin to have public hearings in Senate committees.


The Senate will be on the floor throughout the week to put the finishing touches on the 2024 session..

Monday & Tuesday

Monday and Tuesday will be busy in the Senate as the chamber works ahead of Tuesday’s 5 pm house of origin deadline. You can follow along with all the action at the links below:

Monday: 10 am, 1:30 pm, 5 pm
Tuesday: 10 am, 1:30 pm, 5 pm (Chamber of origin cutoff)


Rep. Debra Lekanoff, sponsor of HB 1332.

Wednesday, Feb. 14
10:30 am

The Early Learning & K-12 Education Committee will hear public testimony on House Bill 1332. Requires the Since Time Immemorial curriculum be taught in Washington schools so that students in our state learn the full history and culture of Native American tribes living in Washington. Watch on TVW.


Sen. June Robinson, chair of Ways & Means.

Wednesday, Feb. 14
11 am

Key information needed to help budget writers finish their work will be revealed Wednesday as the Economic and Revenue Forecast Council will meet and share revenue projections. Watch on TVW.


Senate Majority Leader Andy Billig will be in attendance for Tuesday's availability.

Wednesday, Feb. 14
11:45 am

Senate and House Democratic leadership will host a post-cutoff media availability on Wednesday. Watch on TVW.


Law & Justice Chair Sen. Manka Dhingra.

Thursday, Feb. 15
8 am

The Law & Justice Committee will hear public testimony on House Bill 1579, sponsored by Rep. Monica Stonier. The bill establishes the Office of Independent Prosecutions (OIP), led by an independent counsel, as a separate division within the Office of the Attorney General. You can learn more here from the Washington State Standard. Watch on TVW.


Human Services Chair Sen. Claire Wilson.

Thursday, Feb. 15
8 am

The Human Services Committee will hear public testimony on House Bill 2224, sponsored by Rep. Alicia Rule. The bill would modernize Washington’s risk assessment tools for child abuse and neglect referrals to better protect kids from dangerous situations. Watch on TVW.


Health & Long Term Care Committee Chair Sen. Annette Cleveland.

Thursday, Feb. 15
10:30 am

The Health & Long Term Care Committee will hear public testimony on House bills aimed at reducing health care costs. HB 1508, sponsored by Rep. Nicole Macri, will improve affordability through additional measures to make health care costs more transparent. HB 1979, sponsored by Rep. Dave Paul, caps out-of-pocket costs for inhalers and two-packs of EpiPens at $35 each. Watch on TVW.


Rep. Amy Walen, sponsor of HB 1097.

Thursday, Feb. 15

The Business, Financial Services, Gaming & Trade Committee will hear public testimony on House Bill 1097, which bans the sale of cosmetics tested on animals, with limited exceptions. Watch on TVW.


Capital budget lead Sen. Mark Mullet.

Thursday, Feb. 15
4 pm

The Ways & Means Committee will hear public testimony on the supplemental capital budget proposal, SB 5949. The capital budget invests in critical projects such as affordable housing, school construction, environmental cleanup and other quality-of-life investments in communities across Washington. Watch on TVW.