Library-Related Legislation

WLA actively pursues a legislative agenda that presents the interests of its members through a legislative planning committee and a contract government relationship representative who works with the Washington State Legislature. WLA's lobbyist is Carolyn Logue.


WLA Library Legislative Day

On March 1, 2018, librarians, trustees and library supporters will gather in Olympia to visit with legislators and share their stories about how libraries support the educational attainment levels of Washingtonians and contribute to the health of local economies. Learn more about Library Legislative Day here!


Past Legislative Days

2017 Library Legislative Day | 2016 Library Legislative Day | 2015 Library Legislative Day | 2014 Library Legislative Day | 2013 End of Session Report | 2012 Legislative Session Final Bills

Fact Sheets and Issue Briefs


WLA Legislative Planning Committees

2016 Legislative Planning Committee | 2015 Legislative Planning Committee | 2011 Legislative Session Report | 2010 Legislative Session Report | 2009 Legislative Session Report | 2008 Legislative Session Report | 2007 Legislative Session Report


Resources & Links

Washington State Legislature

Washington State Legislature
Find Your Legislator (includes District maps)
Member Rosters & Information
Bill Information (includes links to the text of Initiatives)
Legislative District Map
Legislative District Look-up by Zip Code
How a Bill Becomes a Law

Federal Library Legislation Links

ALA Washington Office
District Dispatch (ALA Washington Office Blog)
Subscribe to ALA Washington Office Newsline (ALAWON)
Legislative Action Center
Children’s Internet Protection Act from ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom and Washington Office.

Library Advocacy Resources

Legislators and Libraries A Guide for Improving and Maintaining Communications
Building Legislative Support – Winning Library Champions
Advocating in a Tough Economy Toolkit