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How Olympia Works - 12 Minute Overview Video

This document is an in-depth view of the bi-cameral legislative system, how it is organized, and how a bill becomes law, including:

  • A detailed review of how a bill gets introduced and who can introduce it
  • Standing committee proceedings and actions
  • Rules committee proceeding and actions
  • The amendment process
  • Activities in the opposite house
  • Dispute and concurrence resolution
  • The Governor’s actions and veto powers.

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