Agenda for Wednesday, January 18, 2012

House Committees

Agriculture & Natural Resources Community & Economic Development & Housing
Education Appropriations & Oversight General Government Appropriations & Oversight
Health Care & Wellness Higher Education
Judiciary Labor & Workforce Development
Local Government Public Safety & Emergency Preparedness
State Government & Tribal Affairs Technology, Energy & Communications
Transportation Ways & Means

Agriculture & Natural Resources* -  01/18/12  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/17/2012 at 2:36 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2362 - Regarding wine producer liens.
  2. HB 2367 - Regarding the dairy products commission.
  3. HB 2349 - Concerning the management of beavers.

Executive Session:  
  1. HB 2440 - Authorizing the department of natural resources to provide wildfire protection services for public lands managed by state agencies.
  2. HB 2329 - Replacing encumbered state forest lands for the benefit of multiple participating counties.





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Community & Economic Development & Housing -  01/18/12  8:00 am

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

Work Session:  
  1. Washington's statewide economic development strategy.
  2. Status of agency implementation.





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Education Appropriations & Oversight* -  01/18/12  6:00 pm

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

MEETING CANCELLED.



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General Government Appropriations & Oversight* -  01/18/12  6:00 pm

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

MEETING CANCELLED.



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Health Care & Wellness -  01/18/12  8:00 am

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2247 - Expanding the types of medications that a public or private school employee may administer to include topical medication, eye drops, and ear drops.
  2. HB 2318 - Concerning shared decision making.
  3. HB 2319 - Implementing the affordable care act.

Possible Executive Session:  Bills previously heard in committee.





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Higher Education* -  01/18/12  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/13/2012 at 3:09 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2254 - Enacting the educational success for youth and alumni of foster care act.
  2. HB 2258 - Requiring an online higher education transfer and student advising system.
  3. HB 2436 - Requiring quarterly academic advising for students at institutions of higher education.
  4. HB 2352 - Concerning institutions of higher education services and activities fees.
  5. HB 2368 - Requiring that the board of trustees for each college district include at least one member from labor.





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Judiciary* -  01/18/12  9:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/17/2012 at 5:12 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2443 - Increasing accountability of persons who drive impaired.
  2. HB 2176 - Extending the time to enforce civil judgments for damages caused by impaired drivers.
  3. HB 2302 - Concerning being under the influence with a child in the vehicle.
  4. HB 2405 - Ordering offenders convicted of vehicular homicide due to alcohol or drugs to pay child support for the victims' minor children.
  5. HB 2454 - Protecting qualifying patients of medical marijuana from prosecution for impaired driving when there is no actual impairment.
  6. HB 2216 - Increasing penalties for vehicular homicide and vehicular assault.





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Labor & Workforce Development* -  01/18/12  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/13/2012 at 11:51 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2339 - Providing unemployment insurance benefit charging relief for part-time employers who continue to employ a claimant on a part-time basis and the claimant qualified for two consecutive claims with wages attributable to at least one employer who employed the claimant in both base years.
  2. HB 2344 - Authorizing certain corporate officers to receive unemployment benefits.
  3. HB 2412 - Increasing protections for employees under the Washington industrial safety and health act of 1973.
  4. HB 2413 - Protecting workers and other community members from pesticide drift.





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Local Government -  01/18/12  1:30 pm

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2282 - Eliminating the growth management hearings board.
  2. HB 2305 - Changing authority for contracts with community service organizations for public improvements.





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Public Safety & Emergency Preparedness -  01/18/12  1:30 pm

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1913 - Making criminal gang intimidation of a law enforcement officer a crime.
  2. HB 2191 - Concerning police dogs.





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State Government & Tribal Affairs* -  01/18/12  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/17/2012 at 4:16 PM

Work Session:  Fiscal impact of tribal economic activity on Washington state.

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2232 - Establishing a government-to-government relationship between state government and federally recognized Indian tribes.
  2. HB 2233 - Creating a procedure for the state's retrocession of civil and criminal jurisdiction over Indian tribes and Indian country.

Executive Session:  
  1. HB 2204 - Extending the time period for voter registration.
  2. HB 2205 - Allowing eligible youth at least sixteen years of age to register to vote.
  3. HB 2225 - Designating July 25th as patient safety day.





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Technology, Energy & Communications* -  01/18/12  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/13/2012 at 10:55 AM

Work Session:  Briefing on SunShot Solar Challenge Award.

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2243 - Concerning the net metering of electricity.
  2. HB 2297 - Authorizing the establishment of an energy efficiency improvement loan fund.
  3. HB 2475 - Protecting consumers from deceptive billing practices for electronic text messaging.
  4. HJM 4014 - Regarding the rates charged for text messaging services.





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Transportation* -  01/18/12  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/17/2012 at 10:10 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2299 - Creating "4-H" special license plates.
  2. HB 2312 - Making military service award emblems available for purchase.
  3. HB 2273 - Concerning the processing of vehicles impounded by law enforcement for evidentiary purposes.
  4. HB 2274 - Allowing registered tow truck operators to pass the costs of tolls and ferry fares to the impounded vehicle's registered owner.
  5. HB 2275 - Allowing a registered tow truck operator to reimpound a vehicle that has been redeemed from storage or purchased at auction and not removed from the operator's business premises.
  6. HB 2353 - Allowing lunch breaks for registered tow truck operators while requiring reasonable availability.

Executive:  
  1. HB 2299 - Creating "4-H" special license plates.
  2. HB 2312 - Making military service award emblems available for purchase.
  3. HB 2240 - Concerning public improvement contracts involving federally funded transit facility projects.
  4. HB 2283 - Modifying the display requirement for certain parking placards.





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Ways & Means* -  01/18/12  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/16/2012 at 4:07 PM

Work Session:  Local Government Programs/Finance.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. HB 2149 - Concerning personal property tax assessment administration, authorizing waiver of penalties and interest under specified circumstances.
  2. HB 2150 - Generating revenue from community residential service businesses.





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