Agenda for Monday, January 23, 2012

House Committees

Business & Financial Services Community & Economic Development & Housing
Early Learning & Human Services Education
Environment Health Care & Wellness
Higher Education Judiciary
State Government & Tribal Affairs Transportation
Ways & Means

Business & Financial Services* -  01/23/12  6:00 pm

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

REVISED on 1/23/2012 at 9:48 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2361 - Concerning usage-based automobile insurance.
  2. HB 2383 - Concerning the definition of debt adjusters.
  3. HB 2410 - Improving disclosure in real estate transactions of possible limits on reliance on permit exempt wells in future development.
  4. HB 2579 - Concerning fire protection firms.
  5. HB 2590 - Extending the expiration of the pollution liability insurance agency's authority and its funding source.

Possible Executive Session:  HB 2255 - Concerning nondepository institutions regulated by the department of financial institutions.





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Community & Economic Development & Housing* -  01/23/12  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/23/2012 at 10:23 AM

Work Session:  Updates on the Community Economic Revitalization Board and the Public Works Trust Fund.

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2595 - Expanding membership of the Washington state horse park authority.
  2. HB 2613 - Concerning innovative industries for economic development.
  3. HB 2640 - Emphasizing cost-effectiveness in the housing trust fund.





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Early Learning & Human Services* -  01/23/12  6:00 pm

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

REVISED on 1/20/2012 at 3:52 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2298 - Limiting the use of restraints on juveniles.
  2. HB 2432 - Promoting local intervention and prevention programs for reducing gang violence.
  3. HB 2331 - Concerning mandatory reporting of child abuse or neglect.
  4. HB 2448 - Creating the high-quality early learning act.

Possible Executive Session:  EHB 1775 - Encouraging juvenile restorative justice programs.





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Education -  01/23/12  6:00 pm

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2586 - Phasing-in statewide implementation of the Washington kindergarten inventory of developing skills.
  2. HB 2506 - Strengthening categorical school programs based on the recommendations of the quality education council.
  3. HB 2470 - Providing for educational opportunities for low-income, at-risk, and diverse students based on the recommendations of the quality education council.
  4. HB 2447 - Defining a high school credit for graduation purposes based on the recommendations of the quality education council.
  5. HB 2164 - Encouraging school districts to loop groups of students and teachers in successive grade levels.
  6. HB 2268 - Establishing financial literacy as a high school graduation requirement.

Executive Session:  HB 1753 - Clarifying the authority of a nurse working in a school setting.





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Environment* -  01/23/12  6:00 pm

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

REVISED on 1/22/2012 at 12:56 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2335 - Concerning standards for the use of science to support public policy.
  2. HB 2260 - Increasing penalties for littering.
  3. HB 2245 - Regarding the preservation and conservation of agricultural resource lands.





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Health Care & Wellness -  01/23/12  1:30 pm

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2343 - Authorizing electronic communication of prescription information for controlled substances.
  2. HB 2442 - Clarifying when evidence of insurability may be required for medicare supplement insurance policies.
  3. HB 2473 - Creating a medication assistant endorsement for certified nursing assistants who work in nursing homes.
  4. HB 2512 - Including pharmacists in the legend drug act.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. Bills previously heard in committee.
  2. HB 2306 - Authorizing the presentation of claims for payment for pathology services to direct patient-provider primary care practices.
  3. 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.
  4. HB 2317 - Financing hospitals by the health care facilities authority.





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Higher Education* -  01/23/12  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/20/2012 at 2:15 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2345 - Creating a higher education registration priority for eligible veterans and national guard members.
  2. HB 2503 - Requiring institutions of higher education to provide early registration for eligible veterans and national guard members.
  3. HB 2483 - Creating the office of the student achievement council (continue public hearing from January 19).

Work Session:  Overview of AmeriCorps higher education benefits and AmeriCorps programs that provide higher education assistance to veterans.

Possible Executive Session:  Bills previously heard in committee.





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Judiciary -  01/23/12  1:30 pm

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2261 - Providing limited immunity for organizations making charitable donations of eye glasses or hearing instruments.
  2. HB 2462 - Regarding immunity for health care providers following end-of-life planning declarations.
  3. HB 2284 - Addressing civil liability of parents and legal guardians under certain circumstances.
  4. HB 2244 - Concerning the liability of landowners for unintentional injuries that result from certain public or private airstrip operations.
  5. HB 2516 - Concerning civil marriage and domestic partnerships.





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State Government & Tribal Affairs* -  01/23/12  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/23/2012 at 9:50 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2419 - Reducing costs and inefficiencies in elections.
  2. HJR 4224 - Amending the state Constitution by adding requirements for initiative filings.
  3. HB 2385 - Concerning the disclosure of information of an address confidentiality program participant contained in state registered domestic partnership applications and records.
  4. HB 2340 - Clarifying restrictions on the use of the public records act for the purpose of obtaining records for commercial or profit-making purposes.
  5. HB 2407 - Restricting the use of information related to claims resolution structured settlement agreements.
  6. HB 2573 - Transferring programs to the office of the attorney general.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. HB 2419 - Reducing costs and inefficiencies in elections.
  2. HB 2204 - Extending the time period for voter registration.
  3. HB 2205 - Allowing eligible youth at least sixteen years of age to register to vote.
  4. HB 2222 - Allowing the state library to recover costs associated with research requests from persons who are not Washington residents.





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Transportation* -  01/23/12  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/19/2012 at 9:33 AM

Work Session:  Transit Agency challenges.

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2378 - Allowing for a veteran designation on drivers' licenses and identicards.
  2. HB 2372 - Concerning fees and rates for tow truck services and vehicle storage.
  3. HB 2553 - Concerning nonvoting labor members of public transportation governing bodies.
  4. HB 2601 - Improving public transit through the creation of transit service overlay zones.





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Ways & Means -  01/23/12  3:30 pm

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2263 - Reinvesting savings resulting from changes in the child welfare system.
  2. HB 2357 - Concerning sales and use tax for chemical dependency, mental health treatment, and therapeutic courts.
  3. HB 2389 - Modifying the submission dates for economic and revenue forecasts.
  4. HB 2166 - Generating additional revenue from the sale of solid fuel burning devices.





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