Agenda for Tuesday, January 17, 2012

House Committees

Agriculture & Natural Resources Business & Financial Services
Early Learning & Human Services Education
Education Appropriations & Oversight Environment
General Government Appropriations & Oversight Health & Human Services Appropriations & Oversight
Labor & Workforce Development Local Government
Public Safety & Emergency Preparedness Technology, Energy & Communications
Transportation Ways & Means

Agriculture & Natural Resources* -  01/17/12  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/12/2012 at 4:44 PM

Work Session:  Washington Shellfish Initiative.

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2238 - Regarding wetlands mitigation.
  2. HB 2329 - Replacing encumbered state forest lands for the benefit of multiple participating counties.
  3. HB 2440 - Authorizing the department of natural resources to provide wildfire protection services for public lands managed by state agencies.





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Business & Financial Services* -  01/17/12  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/13/2012 at 3:21 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2360 - Concerning deposit and investment provisions for the prearrangement trust funds of cemetery authorities and funeral establishments.
  2. HB 2242 - Requiring the department of licensing to adopt rules regarding online learning for training in cosmetology, manicuring, barbering, esthetics, and instruction.
  3. HB 2255 - Concerning nondepository institutions regulated by the department of financial institutions.
  4. HB 2256 - Regulating the licensing of escrow agents.
  5. HB 2301 - Concerning boxing, martial arts, and wrestling.

Executive Session:  
  1. HB 2218 - Regulating service contracts.
  2. HB 2360 - Concerning deposit and investment provisions for the prearrangement trust funds of cemetery authorities and funeral establishments.
  3. HB 2242 - Requiring the department of licensing to adopt rules regarding online learning for training in cosmetology, manicuring, barbering, esthetics, and instruction.
  4. HB 2256 - Regulating the licensing of escrow agents.





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Early Learning & Human Services -  01/17/12  1:30 pm

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2264 - Concerning performance-based contracting related to child welfare services.
  2. HB 2289 - Establishing a flexible approach to child protective services.





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Education -  01/17/12  1:30 pm

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

Work Session:  
  1. State Assessment System Update.
    1. Presentation from the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction.
    2. School district panel: Current issues with state assessments.
  2. Graduation Requirements Update.
    1. Presentation from the State Board of Education.
    2. School district panel: Current issues with graduation requirements.





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Education Appropriations & Oversight -  01/17/12  8:00 am

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

Work Session:  
  1. Update on reorganization of the Higher Education Coordinating Board.
  2. Supreme Court decision on the McCleary case (K-12 education).
  3. Update on Alternative Learning Experience funding targets.

Public Hearing:  HB 2337 - Regarding open educational resources in K-12 education.





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Environment* -  01/17/12  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/12/2012 at 6:14 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2326 - Protecting air quality that is impacted by high emitting solid fuel burning devices.
  2. HB 2266 - Concerning children's safe products.

Possible Executive Session:  Bills previously heard in committee.





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General Government Appropriations & Oversight -  01/17/12  8:00 am

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

Work Session:  
  1. Public Employment Relations Commission -- Agency budget overview and review of the Governor's supplemental budget proposal.
  2. Human Rights Commission -- Agency budget overview and review of the Governor's supplemental budget proposal.
  3. Public Disclosure Commission -- Agency budget overview and review of the Governor's supplemental budget proposal.
  4. Board of Tax Appeals -- Agency budget overview and review of the Governor's supplemental budget proposal.
  5. State Board of Accountancy -- Agency budget overview and review of the Governor's supplemental budget proposal.
  6. Public comment on the budgets for the Public Employment Relations Commission, the Human Rights Commission, the Public Disclosure Commission, the Board of Tax Appeals, and the State Board of Accountancy.





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Health & Human Services Appropriations & Oversight -  01/17/12  8:00 am

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

Work Session:  Tobacco cessation programs.





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Labor & Workforce Development* -  01/17/12  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/13/2012 at 11:53 AM

Work Session:  Overview of the retrospective rating program.

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2207 - Granting scheduling authority for qualified retrospective rating plan employers and groups.
  2. HB 2359 - Addressing the industrial insurance medical provider network with respect to provider treatment or procedures ordered by the board of industrial insurance appeals or a court and provider appeals.
  3. HB 2431 - Addressing claim files and compensation under the industrial insurance laws.





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Local Government -  01/17/12  10:00 am

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

Work Session:  Land-use and shoreline regulations affecting local governments.
  1. Governor's Office of Regulatory Assistance.


Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2179 - Concerning objections to liquor licenses by local governments.
  2. HB 2213 - Modifying certain definitions for the purpose of firefighting services for unprotected lands.
  3. HB 2267 - Concerning traditional and alternative sewer systems.
  4. HB 2291 - Concerning the creation of local improvement districts by petition in water-sewer districts.





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Public Safety & Emergency Preparedness -  01/17/12  10:00 am

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1977 - Restricting sex offenders' access to schools.
  2. HB 1983 - Increasing fee assessments for prostitution crimes.
  3. HB 2323 - Concerning the protection of young adults involved in the commercial sale of sex.





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Technology, Energy & Communications -  01/17/12  10:00 am

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

Work Session:  Energy storage.

Public Hearing:  HB 2198 - Modifying provisions concerning renewable energy system cost recovery.





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Transportation* -  01/17/12  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/12/2012 at 11:12 AM

Work Session:  Washington State Patrol and Traffic Safety Commission updates:
  1. Target Zero Trooper pilot program.
  2. Electronic Traffic Information Processing (eTRIP) Initiative.


Public Hearing:  HB 2355 - Concerning the use of alternative traction devices on tires under certain conditions.





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Ways & Means -  01/17/12  3:30 pm

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

Work Session:  Update on the liquor sales transition.
  1. Liquor Control Board.
  2. Department of Revenue.






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