Agenda for Wednesday, January 15, 2014

House Committees

Appropriations Subcommittee on Education Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government & Information Technology
Appropriations Subcommittee on Health & Human Services Business & Financial Services
Early Learning & Human Services Education
Environment Finance
Government Operations & Elections Health Care & Wellness
Higher Education Local Government
Transportation

Appropriations Subcommittee on Education -  01/15/14  3:30 pm

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

Work Session:  
  1. Update on the K-12 Dropout Reengagement Program.
  2. Update on the Technical Incentive Funding Model Task Force.
  3. Overview of the Final Recommendations from the Joint Task Force on Child Care Improvements for the Future.





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Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government & Information Technology -  01/15/14  3:30 pm

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

Work Session:  
  1. Office of the Chief Information Officer and Consolidated Technology Services.
    1. State Data Center Business Plan and Migration Schedule.
    2. Information Technology Priority Ranking.
  2. Update on the Washington State Patrol's plan to move its data center equipment into the State Data Center.
  3. Overview by the Administrative Office of the Courts on technology funding for the judicial branch.
  4. Update on the Attorney General's Office pilot project for personal computer acquisition and replacement.





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Appropriations Subcommittee on Health & Human Services -  01/15/14  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. Health care initiatives:
    1. The Washington State Health Care Innovation Plan.
    2. HealthPath Washington.
    3. Medicaid plan choice.
    4. Developmental screenings.





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Business & Financial Services -  01/15/14  1:30 pm

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2134 - Addressing the notice given to owners of life insurance policies about alternative transactions.
  2. HB 2082 - Regulating life insurance policies.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. HB 2135 - Addressing the regulation of service contracts and protection product guarantees.
  2. HB 2136 - Addressing the regulation of service contracts and protection product guarantees.
  3. HB 2140 - Concerning credit unions' mergers.





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Early Learning & Human Services -  01/15/14  8:30 am

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

Work Session:  
  1. Washington State Institute for Public Policy regarding "The Effectiveness of Declining Juvenile Court Jurisdiction."
  2. Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative.





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Education* -  01/15/14  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/10/2014 at 5:04 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2017 - Changing the deadline for notices of nonrenewal of contracts for certificated school employees.
  2. HB 2133 - Maintaining privacy of student educational records.
  3. HB 1709 - Requiring a study to develop a state foreign language education interpreter training program.
  4. HB 1815 - Assuring that education-related information is appropriately provided to parents with diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds.
  5. HB 2200 - Authorizing increased compensation for school directors in districts enrolling twenty thousand or more students.





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Environment -  01/15/14  1:30 pm

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

Work Session:  Overview of programs to manage waste in Washington.

Public Hearing:  HB 1579 - Concerning paint stewardship.





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Finance* -  01/15/14  6:00 pm

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

REVISED on 1/10/2014 at 1:30 PM

Public Hearing:  HB 2198 - Providing tax relief to qualifying patients for purchases of marijuana for medical use.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. SHB 1170 - Modifying the income thresholds for the exemption and deferral property tax relief programs for senior citizens and persons retired because of physical disability.
  2. HB 1634 - Including the value of solar, biomass, and geothermal facilities in the property tax levy limit calculation.
  3. SHB 1960 - Establishing benefit assessment charges for metropolitan park districts.





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Government Operations & Elections* -  01/15/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/13/2014 at 10:18 AM

Public Hearing:  HB 2128 - Creating a public disclosure exemption for global positioning system data that shows the residence of an employee or agent of a criminal justice agency.





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Health Care & Wellness -  01/15/14  8:00 am

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

Public Hearing:  HB 2149 - Concerning medical marijuana.





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Higher Education -  01/15/14  1:30 pm

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

Work Session:  Plans for Expansion to Meet Higher Education Attainment Goals.
  1. Public baccalaureate institutions.






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Local Government* -  01/15/14  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/9/2014 at 2:17 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2186 - Concerning local government selection of the appropriate sewer systems as part of growth management.
  2. HB 2187 - Extending the date by which counties participating in the voluntary stewardship program must review and, if necessary, revise development regulations that apply to critical areas in areas used for agricultural activities.
  3. HB 2188 - Authorizing the annexation of territory outside of, contiguous to, and that receives services from a diking district.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. SHB 1040 - Concerning real property valuation notices.
  2. HB 2114 - Clarifying the exemption in the public records act for customer information held by public utilities.
  3. HB 2157 - Concerning per diem compensation for flood control zone district supervisors.
  4. HB 2186 - Concerning local government selection of the appropriate sewer systems as part of growth management.
  5. HB 2187 - Extending the date by which counties participating in the voluntary stewardship program must review and, if necessary, revise development regulations that apply to critical areas in areas used for agricultural activities.
  6. HB 2188 - Authorizing the annexation of territory outside of, contiguous to, and that receives services from a diking district.
  7. HB 2189 - Concerning the administration and operation of flood control districts.





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Transportation -  01/15/14  3:30 pm

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

Work Session:  
  1. Focus on Trade: Washington Apples and the "Cold Train" Express Refrigerated Intermodal Service.
  2. American Society of Civil Engineers infrastructure report card.
  3. Fish Passage Barriers: the Problem and Potential Paths Forward.
    1. Briefing on the court-ordered injunction and implications for the state.
    2. Potential concerns for other jurisdictions.
    3. Progress on coordinating a response.





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