Aug 04, 2020
May 11, 2020 - May 15, 2020
The Washington State Senate comprises the upper house of the bicameral Washington State Legislature. There are 48 members within the Senate, each of whom represent their respective districts. There are an estimated 140,000 constituents per senator. The senate is lead by the lieutenant governor, who acts as the president of the senate. Primary responsibilities of a senator include: developing budget packages, making taxation decisions, passing legislation, and allocating spending. Additionally, the senate has the exclusive authority to try officials impeached by the house in addition to authorizing certain executive appointments. The senate also has authority to confirm or reject appointments to state commissions, boards, and the cabinet. There are 16 standing committees within the senate ranging from Commerce and Labor, to Higher Education, to Transportation. Each senator serves on or leads various committees within the senate. Senators serve a four-year term, with no limit on the number of terms served. The salary of this position is $42,106 per year, in addition to $120 of per diem for every day in session.
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Washington Secretary of State-Elections, 520 Union Ave, Olympia, WA, 98504, US