Washington: bills would require Administrative Office of the Courts assist in developing fiscal impact notes for WA Supreme Court decisions

The ongoing issue of K-12 funding in Washington, as well as the corresponding lawsuits and determinations of the state’s supreme court in this area, once again appears to be coming to the fore in the legislature.

HB 2636 and SB 6405 would require the state’s Administrative Office of the Courts working with the executive branch’s Office of Financial Management develop fiscal impact notes for decisions with an impact of over $500,000 to either state/local government or individual people or businesses.

Both bills are currently pending in committee.