Agenda for January 14 to January 20, 2013

House Committees

Agriculture & Natural Resources Appropriations
Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government & Information Technology Appropriations Subcommittee on Health & Human Services
Business & Financial Services Community Development, Housing & Tribal Affairs
Early Learning & Human Services Education
Environment Finance
Government Accountability & Oversight Government Operations & Elections
Health Care & Wellness Higher Education
Judiciary Labor & Workforce Development
Local Government Public Safety
Technology & Economic Development Transportation

Agriculture & Natural Resources -  01/16/13  8:00 am

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm B
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  
  1. An introduction to regional fisheries enhancement groups.
  2. Update on recent changes to the habitat program at the Department of Fish and Wildlife.





Agriculture & Natural Resources -  01/17/13  1:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm B
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  Update from the Department of Natural Resources on fire suppression efforts, derelict vessel management, and the recent forest practices habitat conservation plan settlement agreement.





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Appropriations* -  01/14/13  3:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm A
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 1/11/2013 at 5:23 PM

Work Session:  Governor Gregoire's proposed 2013 supplemental and 2013-15 biennial operating budgets.

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1058 - Making 2013 supplemental operating appropriations.
  2. HB 1057 - Making 2013-2015 operating appropriations.
    1. Pensions and employee compensation.
    2. Health and human services.
    3. Corrections.
    4. General government.

Note: Public testimony on HB 1058 and HB 1057 will be on the listed items; the remaining parts of the budget will be on Tuesday, January 15, 2013.



Appropriations* -  01/15/13  3:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm A
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 1/14/2013 at 6:51 PM

Public Hearing: Governor Gregoire's proposed 2013 supplemental and 2013-15 biennial operating budgets.:  
  1. HB 1058 - Making 2013 supplemental operating appropriations.
  2. HB 1057 - Making 2013-2015 operating appropriations.
    1. K-12 and early learning.
    2. Higher education.
    3. Natural resources.

Note: Public testimony will be on the listed items; the other parts of the budget had a public hearing on Monday, January 14, 2013.



Appropriations -  01/17/13  3:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm A
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  
  1. Committee planning.
  2. Briefing on pensions.





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Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government & Information Technology -  01/16/13  3:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm D
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  
  1. Overview of General Government agencies.
  2. Overview of Governor Gregoire's Budget Proposal for the Department of Corrections.
  3. Update from the Department of Corrections on community supervision budget implications.





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Appropriations Subcommittee on Health & Human Services -  01/16/13  3:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm C
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  
  1. Overview of the committee.
  2. Review of agencies under the scope of the committee.
  3. Report on Health and Human Services Evidence Based Practices.





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Business & Financial Services -  01/15/13  8:00 am

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm B
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  
  1. Department of Financial Institutions.
  2. Department of Licensing.
  3. Office of the Insurance Commissioner.





Business & Financial Services* -  01/16/13  1:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm B
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 1/11/2013 at 5:36 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1010 - Concerning antifreeze products.
  2. HB 1034 - Regulating the licensing of escrow agents.
  3. HB 1035 - Addressing title insurance rate filings.
  4. HB 1036 - Regulating service contracts.
  5. HB 1038 - Requiring the department of licensing to adopt rules regarding online learning for training in cosmetology, manicuring, barbering, esthetics, and instruction.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. HB 1010 - Concerning antifreeze products.
  2. HB 1034 - Regulating the licensing of escrow agents.
  3. HB 1035 - Addressing title insurance rate filings.
  4. HB 1036 - Regulating service contracts.
  5. HB 1038 - Requiring the department of licensing to adopt rules regarding online learning for training in cosmetology, manicuring, barbering, esthetics, and instruction.





Business & Financial Services* -  01/17/13  10:00 am

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm B
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 1/15/2013 at 12:37 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1033 - Regulating the settling of certain insurer transactions.
  2. HB 1012 - Increasing the penal sum of a surety bond required to be maintained by an appraisal management company.

Possible Executive Session:  Bills previously heard in committee.





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Community Development, Housing & Tribal Affairs -  01/16/13  8:00 am

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm E
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  
  1. Update on the Department of Commerce's community development activities and related issues.
  2. Briefing on the Department of Commerce's Community Services Block Grant Program State Model Plan.
  3. Update on veteran's affairs activities and related issues.





Community Development, Housing & Tribal Affairs* -  01/17/13  1:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm E
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 1/15/2013 at 9:02 AM

Work Session:  
  1. Update on the Parks and Recreation Commission's activities and related issues.
  2. Overview of current housing issues.





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Early Learning & Human Services -  01/15/13  1:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm C
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  Child Welfare/Dependency - Overview.





Early Learning & Human Services -  01/17/13  8:00 am

Full Committee
Jt. w/  Education
House Hearing Rm A
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  Washington Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills (WAKIDs) Implementation Update.





Early Learning & Human Services* -  01/17/13  9:00 am

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm C
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 1/10/2013 at 8:32 AM

Work Session:  Early Learning Programs - Overview.





Early Learning & Human Services -  01/18/13  1:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm C
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  Temporary Assistance for Needy Persons Program - Overview.





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Education -  01/15/13  1:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm A
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  
  1. Introductions.
  2. Committee Procedures.
  3. Quality Education Council (QEC) Report to the Legislature.
  4. Washington State Institute for Public Policy Reports:
    1. Learning Assistance Program (LAP).
    2. Cost-Benefit of Selected Education Programs.





Education -  01/17/13  8:00 am

Full Committee
Jt. w/  Early Learning & Human Services
House Hearing Rm A
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  Washington Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills (WAKIDs) Implementation Update.





Education -  01/17/13  9:00 am

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm A
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  
  1. K-12 Student Data System: Update on Student Longitudinal Data System.
  2. Education Research and Data Center: Current Projects and Update on P-20 Longitudinal Data System Project.





Education -  01/18/13  1:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm A
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  
  1. Career and Technical Education Strategic Plan.
  2. Opportunity Internship Program Evaluation and Program Update.
  3. Washington Military Department STARBASE Program.





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Environment -  01/16/13  1:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm C
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  
  1. Update on energy and environment-related activities of the Pacific Northwest Economic Region (PNWER).
  2. Update on the University of Washington School of Law's energy policy research.
  3. HB 1017 - Creating new efficiency standards.

Public Hearing:  HB 1017 - Creating new efficiency standards.





Environment -  01/17/13  10:00 am

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm C
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  
  1. Update from the Aviation Biofuels Work Group.
  2. Energy conservation under the Energy Independence Act.
  3. Carbon dioxide recovery to methanol.





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Finance -  01/14/13  1:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm A
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  
  1. Introductions and committee administration.
  2. Revenue and economic update by Economic and Revenue Forecast Council.
  3. Revenue components in the Governor's budget proposal.





Finance* -  01/18/13  8:00 am

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm A
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 1/14/2013 at 5:43 PM

Work Session:  
  1. Overview of the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee's tax preference review process.
  2. Property tax overview.

Public Hearing:  HB 1004 - Concerning payment of property taxes.





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Government Accountability & Oversight -  01/15/13  1:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm E
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  
  1. Overview of liquor industry regulation in Washington state.
  2. Overview of gambling industry in Washington state.





Government Accountability & Oversight* -  01/17/13  9:00 am

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm E
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 1/14/2013 at 3:44 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1001 - Creating a beer and wine theater license.
  2. HB 1008 - Allowing sales of growlers of cider.
  3. HB 1009 - Prohibiting certain liquor self-checkout machines.





Government Accountability & Oversight* -  01/18/13  1:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm E
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

MEETING CANCELLED.



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Government Operations & Elections -  01/15/13  8:00 am

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm E
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  
  1. Committee operating procedures.
  2. Overview and discussion of the Public Records Act.
  3. Overview and discussion of the Open Public Meetings Act.





Government Operations & Elections* -  01/16/13  1:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm E
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 1/15/2013 at 3:25 PM

Work Session:  
  1. Overview and discussion of Campaign Finance and Disclosure Laws.
  2. Overview and discussion of Ethics Laws.





Government Operations & Elections -  01/17/13  10:00 am

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm E
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  
  1. Overview and discussion of election laws.
  2. Update on the Department of Enterprise Services.





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Health Care & Wellness -  01/15/13  1:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm B
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  
  1. Overview of the Office of the Insurance Commissioner's programs related to health insurance.
  2. Overview of the Department of Health.
  3. Maternal and Child Health Update.
  4. Overview of the Washington State Medical Association's Foundation for Health Care Improvement and the Washington State Medical Association's Sustainability and Transformation Initiative.





Health Care & Wellness -  01/17/13  8:00 am

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm B
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  
  1. Overview of the Department of Social and Health Services programs related to long-term care and mental health.
  2. Overview of the Health Care Authority.
  3. Bree Collaborative Update.





Health Care & Wellness -  01/18/13  1:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm B
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  Federal Health Care Reform Implementation Update.





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Higher Education -  01/15/13  8:00 am

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm A
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  
  1. Higher Education Committee members: Introductions.
  2. Washington Student Achievement Council:
    1. Member introductions.
    2. Presentation of "Critical Crossroads" the 2012 strategic plan.
  3. Higher Education policy priorities for 2013: Undergraduate and graduate students.





Higher Education -  01/16/13  1:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm A
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  Higher Education policy priorities for 2013.
  1. Public baccalaureate institutions and the Council of Presidents.
  2. Community and technical colleges and the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges.
  3. Faculty and Higher Education staff unions and associations.






Higher Education* -  01/17/13  10:00 am

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm A
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 1/15/2013 at 3:41 PM

Work Session:  Higher Education policy priorities for 2013.
  1. Higher Education System and Funding Overview: OPR Staff.
  2. The Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board.
  3. Private and independent institutions.
  4. Private career colleges.






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Judiciary* -  01/16/13  8:00 am

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm A
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 1/11/2013 at 3:28 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1000 - Providing immunity for health care providers following directions contained in a form developed pursuant to RCW 43.70.480.
  2. HB 1024 - Addressing service animals.
  3. HB 1031 - Concerning the collection of debts by attorneys.
  4. HB 1069 - Concerning the fair debt buyers practices act.





Judiciary* -  01/17/13  1:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm A
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 1/14/2013 at 9:36 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1027 - Implementing changes to child support based on the child support schedule work group report.
  2. HB 1029 - Concerning private road maintenance agreements.





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Labor & Workforce Development -  01/16/13  8:00 am

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm D
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session: Workforce Development:  
  1. Overview of the Workforce Training and Education Board and report on Washington's Strategic Plan.
  2. Update on Washington's support of aerospace.





Labor & Workforce Development -  01/17/13  1:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm D
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session: Workplace Safety:  
  1. Overview of the Washington Industrial Safety and Health Act.
  2. Pesticide drift.
  3. Health care worker safety and fatigue.





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Local Government* -  01/15/13  1:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm D
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 1/10/2013 at 3:39 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1013 - Authorizing regular meetings of county legislative authorities to be held at alternate locations within the county.
  2. HB 1016 - Designating facilities and infrastructure of water purveyors as essential public facilities under growth management planning requirements.
  3. HB 1039 - Concerning per diem compensation for flood control zone district supervisors.
  4. HB 1040 - Concerning real property valuation notices.





Local Government -  01/17/13  8:00 am

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm D
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  
  1. An overview of Washington cities.
  2. An overview of Washington counties.
  3. Overview of the Shoreline Management Act.
  4. Overview of the State Environmental Policy Act.





Local Government -  01/18/13  1:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm D
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  The Growth Management Act: An overview and perspectives.





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Public Safety -  01/15/13  9:00 am

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm D
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

  1. Welcome.
  2. Introductions of the Public Safety Committee members and staff.

*Note meeting start time.



Public Safety* -  01/17/13  10:00 am

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm D
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 1/14/2013 at 3:58 PM

Public Hearing:  HB 1018 - Expanding criminal penalties for assault.





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Technology & Economic Development -  01/16/13  8:00 am

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm C
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  Overview of International Trade and Regional Collaboration:
  1. The importance of international trade to Washington state.
  2. Trade successes and recommendations.
  3. Pacific Northwest Economic Region Beyond the Border Update.






Technology & Economic Development -  01/17/13  1:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm C
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  Overviews, issues, and priorities of Economic Development Stakeholders.





Technology & Economic Development -  01/17/13  6:00 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm C
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  Overviews, issues, and priorities of Economic Development Stakeholders.





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Transportation -  01/14/13  3:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm B
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  
  1. Introduction of Members and Staff.
  2. Department of Transportation "State of Transportation."
  3. Office of Financial Management Attainment Report.





Transportation -  01/15/13  3:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm B
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  
  1. Governor Gregoire Transportation Budget Proposal.
  2. Governor Gregoire K-12 Pupil Transportation Funding Proposal.





Transportation -  01/16/13  3:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm B
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  
  1. Transportation legislative and budget process.
  2. Washington State Patrol - Introduction and update.
  3. Department of Licensing - Introduction and update.





Transportation* -  01/17/13  3:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm B
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 1/16/2013 at 5:24 PM

Work Session:  
  1. Port Association - Introduction to ports and 2013 priorities.
  2. Freight Mobility Strategic Investment Board - Introduction and update.

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1007 - Concerning the covering of loads on public highways.
  2. HB 1028 - Modifying a portion of the scenic and recreational highway on state route number 410.





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