Legislative History Source Material

At the time of passage, IFCA was known as Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 5726. That bill originated in the Senate Committee on Consumer Protection and Housing. At the same time as Senate Bill 5726 was introduced, however, the House Committee on Insurance, Financial Services, and Consumer Protection was considering a companion bill, House Bill 1491. Eventually, it was the Senate bill that carried the day. In the interest of completeness, this collection includes materials from both House Bill 1491 and Senate Bill 5826. The legislative materials for each of the bills are in chronological order below, from oldest to newest.

A crucial part of the legislative history is the “Explanatory Statement” drafted by the attorney general concerning Referendum R-67, in which the voters of Washington approved IFCA. The attorney general’s statement is found in the Voter’s Pamphlet, which itself is found at the bottom of this page.

Extensive Overview of Legislative History

  • Click here to read an extensive overview of IFCA’s legislative history.

Proceedings Relating to House Bill 1491

Proceedings Relating to Senate Bill 5726

 Voter’s Pamphlet