Office of Planning & Budgeting

Bill Tracking & Legislative Resources

This webpage provides an overview of the UW’s bill review and tracking processes, and includes links to OPB’s most frequently used state websites and resources. OPB provides session updates through the OPBlog and Briefs page. The UW’s Office of State Relations is another excellent resource for updates on the legislative session and state-level happenings.

UW Bill Tracking Process and Assessments

The University utilizes LobbyGov as our bill analysis platform. Users with a UW NetID can log in here: uw.lobbygov.com. Please reach out to OPB’s Policy, Planning & State Operations team if you need access.

  • The LobbyGov Bill Review Process guide provides a basic overview for using the LobbyGov bill analysis platform, which replaced BillTracker starting in the 2021 legislative session.
  • The Bill Tracking Overview brief provides an overview of the UW’s bill tracking process, including how to submit an effective assessment in LobbyGov.

A list of current legislation tracked by the UW is available here, and will be updated throughout the legislative session.

Legislative Information

Budget & Fiscal Resources

Laws & Regulations

  • Revised Code of Washington (RCW) – The Revised Code of Washington (RCW) is the compilation of all permanent laws now in force. It is a collection of Session Laws (enacted by the Legislature, and signed by the Governor, or enacted via the initiative process), arranged by topic, with amendments added and repealed laws removed. It does not include temporary laws such as appropriations acts (i.e. budgets); for information about appropriations acts, please see the LEAP website.
  • Washington Administrative Code (WAC) – The Washington Administrative Code (WAC) codifies regulations of executive branch agencies and arranges the regulations by subject or agency. Like legislation and the Constitution, regulations are a source of primary law in Washington State. Click here to see regulations for the University of Washington.

Data Resources

  • Education Research & Data Center (ERDC) – ERDC conducts analyses of early learning, K-12, and higher education programs and education and workforce issues across the P-20 system, including the Public Four-Year Dashboard (see next bullet point).
  • Statewide Public Four-Year Dashboard – OFM worked with the six public universities and colleges to create this centralized dashboard that displays a number of accountability measures, such as graduation rates and the time it takes to complete a bachelor’s degree for each institution and statewide.

General State Government Information