Washington State Legislative Web Services

Detailed Service Information

 

This site was last updated: 11/13/2006.

 

This page provides detailed information about each of the Legislative Web Services (LWS) as well as any relevant technical information. In order to report a problem, receive change notifications, submit a change request or submit an inquiry please email us at WebRequest@leg.wa.gov.

 

Service Information

Error Handling

 

Service Information

 

Data dictionary is located in Web Service Data Dictionary.

All services are available at http://wslwebservices.leg.wa.gov/

 

 

Service Name

Service Description

Interface Diagram

Class Diagram

Amendment Service

 

Information on amendments submitted to the rostrum for consideration during a floor session by the House or Senate.

Diagrams\AmendmentServiceDiagram.jpg

Diagrams\AmendmentClassDiagram.jpg

Committee Meeting Service

 

Information on House and Senate standing committee meetings.

Diagrams\CommitteeMeetingServiceDiagram.jpg

Diagrams\CommitteeMeetingClassDiagram.jpg

Committee Action Service

 

Information on House and Senate committee actions.

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Diagrams\LegislationClassDiagram.jpg
Diagrams\CommitteeReferralClassDiagram.jpg
Diagrams\CommitteeActionClassDiagram.jpg

Committee Service

 

Information on House and Senate standing committees.

Diagrams\CommitteeServiceDiagram.jpg

Diagrams\LegislativeEntityClassDiagram.jpg; Diagrams\MemberClassDiagram.jpg

Legislation Service

 

Information on legislation considered during a legislative biennium.This includes meta data about the legislation, its status in the legislative process, and when it has been heard in committee.

Diagrams\LegislationServiceDiagram.jpg

Diagrams\LegislationClassDiagram.jpg; Diagrams\AmendmentClassDiagram.jpg; Diagrams\CompanionClassDiagram.jpg; Diagrams\HearingClassDiagram.jpg; Diagrams\LegislativeStatusClassDiagram.jpg; Diagrams\RcwCiteAffectedClassDiagram.jpg; Diagrams\SessionLawClassDiagram.jpg; Diagrams\SponsorClassDiagram.jpg

Legislative Document Service

 

Information on available legislative documents on the Legislature’s web site.

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Diagrams\LegislativeDocumentClassDiagram.jpg

Rcw Cite Affected Service

Information on the affect of legislation being considered in a specific biennium on the Revised Code of Washington.

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Session Law Service

Information on the legislation that have passed the legislature.

Diagrams\SessionLawServiceDiagram.jpg

Diagrams\SessionLawClassDiagram.jpg; Diagrams\LegislationClassDiagram.jpg

Sponsor Service

 

Information on the entities that can sponsor legislation for a specific biennium.

Diagrams\SponsorServiceDiagram.jpg

Diagrams\MemberClassDiagram.jpg; Diagrams\LegislativeEntityClassDiagram.jpg

 

Error Handling

All services are designed to perform input validation prior to any business logic being executed. Exceptions – in the form of SOAP Faults – will be thrown for any invalid input. Examples of invalid input are:

 

·        Null or empty input strings

·        Invalid biennium strings (not in the format “2005-06”)

 

Exceptions will also be thrown for any service where a singular object (vs. a collection of objects) is expected to be returned but is not found. An example would be searching for legislation information on a specific bill.

 

It is strongly recommended that client applications use good coding principles by surrounding the code that invokes the service with a try-catch block. This will ensure that any exceptions can be handled gracefully and will also provide detailed information about the error which will help with troubleshooting.