Agenda for Wednesday, January 25, 2012

House Committees

Agriculture & Natural Resources Community & Economic Development & Housing
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* -  01/25/12  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/20/2012 at 10:57 AM

Continued Public Hearing:  HB 2415 - Regarding water rights transfer protocols.

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2310 - Creating efficiencies for municipal water suppliers.
  2. HB 2311 - Providing a degree of local control to the use of exempt wells.
  3. HB 2616 - Regarding the use of water by public utility districts bordered by the Columbia river in pumped storage projects.



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Community & Economic Development & Housing -  01/25/12  8:00 am

Full Committee
Jt. w/  Senate Economic Development, Trade & Innovation and Joint Trade Policy, Jt. Legislative Oversight Committee
Senate Hearing Rm 4
J.A. Cherberg Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  
  1. CERB export funding update.
  2. Canada and U.S. Joint Action plans on Security, Economic Competitiveness, and Regulatory Cooperation.

Other business.

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Health Care & Wellness -  01/25/12  8:00 am

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2303 - Regulating the practices of pharmacy benefits managers.
  2. HB 2439 - Allowing persons satisfying physical therapy clinical education requirements to be exempt from licensure while under the direct supervision of a licensed physical therapist assistant.
  3. HB 2515 - Authorizing physician assistants to perform opthalmic-related services under employment or supervision by a medical doctor or an osteopathic physician.
  4. HB 2578 - Concerning disciplinary actions against the health professions license of the subject of a department of social and health services finding.
  5. HB 2582 - Requiring notice to patients for certain charges at a health care facility.

Possible Executive Session:  Bills previously heard in committee.



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Higher Education* -  01/25/12  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/23/2012 at 10:54 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2585 - Creating efficiencies for institutions of higher education.
  2. HB 2478 - Creating higher education student auditing committees.
  3. HB 2436 - Requiring quarterly academic advising for students at institutions of higher education (continue public hearing from Jan. 18).
  4. HB 2259 - Eliminating certain duplicative higher education reporting requirements.
  5. HB 2596 - Regarding student involvement in higher education governance.

Executive Session:  HB 2352 - Concerning institutions of higher education services and activities fees.



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Judiciary* -  01/25/12  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/23/2012 at 4:58 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2471 - Concerning criminal background checks and other requirements applicable to the purchase and transfer of firearms.
  2. HB 2589 - Making second degree unlawful possession of a firearm a predicate offense for first degree unlawful possession of a firearm.
  3. HB 2347 - Concerning the possession of spring blade knives.
  4. HB 2690 - Concerning health care claims against public hospitals arising out of tortious conduct.
  5. HB 2510 - Limiting government liability during preshelter care investigations of child abuse or neglect.
  6. HB 2246 - Concerning medicaid fraud.



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Labor & Workforce Development* -  01/25/12  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/25/2012 at 8:44 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2491 - Addressing when predecessor-successor relationships do not exist for purposes of unemployment experience rating.
  2. HB 2508 - Establishing minimum standards for sick and safe leave from employment.
  3. HB 1928 - Addressing workplace bullying by making it an unfair practice to subject an employee to an abusive work environment.
  4. HB 1433 - Regarding the time for filing a complaint concerning nonpayment of the prevailing rate of wage.
  5. HB 2509 - Promoting workplace safety and health by enacting the blueprint for safety program.
  6. HB 2580 - Creating a lifelong learning program.
  7. HB 2622 - Requiring medical claims to be addressed by communicating with workers in their primary language.
  8. HB 2669 - Concerning the definitions of "contractor" and "subcontractor" for the purposes of prevailing wages on public works.



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Local Government* -  01/25/12  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/23/2012 at 10:51 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2591 - Regulating fire hydrant services provided by local governments.
  2. HB 2602 - Establishing a joint select committee on junior taxing districts.
  3. HB 2615 - Authorizing benefit charges for the enhancement of fire protection services.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. HB 2162 - Addressing appeal and permit procedures under the shoreline management act.
  2. HB 2291 - Concerning the creation of local improvement districts by petition in water-sewer districts.
  3. HB 2305 - Changing authority for contracts with community service organizations for public improvements.
  4. HB 2416 - Concerning equitable allocation of auditor costs.
  5. HB 2201 - Addressing the use and governance of hearing examiners.



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Public Safety & Emergency Preparedness* -  01/25/12  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/24/2012 at 3:17 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2570 - Addressing metal property theft.
  2. HB 2594 - Concerning criminal street gangs.
  3. HB 2668 - Addressing bail practices.



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State Government & Tribal Affairs* -  01/25/12  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/24/2012 at 3:36 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2396 - Clarifying the number of employees within certain classifications within the consolidated technology services agency.
  2. HB 2397 - Transferring programs to the state historical societies.
  3. SHB 1860 - Regarding partisan elections.
  4. HB 1641 - Concerning domestic winery licensing.
  5. HB 2460 - Exempting officers and employees of the Washington state institute for public policy from state civil service law.
  6. HB 2340 - Clarifying restrictions on the use of the public records act for the purpose of obtaining records for commercial or profit-making purposes.
  7. HB 2407 - Restricting the use of information related to claims resolution structured settlement agreements.
  8. HB 2573 - Transferring programs to the office of the attorney general.

Possible Executive Session:  
  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.
  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 2460 - Exempting officers and employees of the Washington state institute for public policy from state civil service law.
  5. HB 1801 - Concerning Washington state food purchasing policy.
  6. HB 2419 - Reducing costs and inefficiencies in elections.
  7. HB 2222 - Allowing the state library to recover costs associated with research requests from persons who are not Washington residents.



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Technology, Energy & Communications* -  01/25/12  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/24/2012 at 2:31 PM

Public Hearing:  HB 2545 - Including compressed natural gas in fuel usage requirements for local governments.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. HB 2422 - Revising provisions concerning regulation of aviation biofuels production.
  2. HB 2296 - Concerning the siting of biofuel processing facilities.
  3. HB 2297 - Authorizing the establishment of an energy efficiency improvement loan fund.



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Transportation* -  01/25/12  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/23/2012 at 11:43 AM

Work Session:  Stormwater management.

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2370 - Including health in the state transportation system policy goals.
  2. HB 2433 - Authorizing the implementation of a facial recognition matching system for drivers' licenses, permits, and identicards.



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Ways & Means* -  01/25/12  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/24/2012 at 5:28 PM

Public Hearing:  HB 2278 - Concerning annual accountability surveys for the warehousing and distribution center sales and use tax exemption.

Executive Session:  HB 2150 - Generating revenue from community residential service businesses.



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