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Participating in the Legislative Process

The WA State Legislature convenes each January for the purpose of creating/revising state laws and to establish/revise the state budget. In odd-numbered years (the budget year), the Legislature meets for 105 days, and for 60 days in even-numbered years.

As with voting, participating in the state’s legislative process is a way that individuals can have a voice in the policies and funding established by the state legislature. State legislators welcome your involvement in the process and hope you'll take the opportunity to participate.

Find ways you can share your thoughts and feedback during session, including links, legislator contact information, and helpful how-tos.