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Coming Soon! 2023 Washington State Legislative Session

The WA State Capitol Building is in the background with white text that says "2023 Washington State Legislative Session." The gold WSCADV logo is in the lower right corner.

The 2023 legislative session is right around the corner! Each year, the state legislature convenes on the second Monday of January for either 60 days (even-numbered years) or 105 days (odd-numbered years). In January, we will be heading into a long session (105 days) which means there is more time to pass bills and negotiate a brand new biennial budget for 2023-2025, with the fiscal year starting July 1, 2023.

Our top priority this session is a joint $131 Million budget request with other crime victim services organizations in hopes that the State will make a commitment to invest in survivor services long-term. WSCADV will be working hard to represent the Coalition and survivors – but we can’t do it without you!

What can you do now to prepare for session?

Key dates:

  • First day of session: January 9, 2023
  • Last day of session (Sine Die): April 24, 2023

Because COVID-19 cases continue to persist in our communities, we are anticipating a hybrid session with large group restrictions for in-person meetings. Our policy team is currently working to adapt and plan for a hybrid Advocacy Week – stay tuned for more details!

Please contact Emily, WSCADV’s Policy Director, with any questions.