Agenda for Friday, January 27, 2012

House Committees

Agriculture & Natural Resources Business & Financial Services
Early Learning & Human Services Education
Environment Labor & Workforce Development
Local Government Public Safety & Emergency Preparedness
Technology, Energy & Communications

Agriculture & Natural Resources* -  01/27/12  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/26/2012 at 10:50 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2600 - Permitting recreation rock collecting, subject to certain restrictions.
  2. HB 2561 - Specifying options for potable water delivery to ski facilities.
  3. HB 2551 - Concerning the annual gross sales limits for cottage food operations.
  4. HB 2637 - Concerning labeling of foods that contain genetically engineered material.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. HB 2365 - Regarding large wild carnivore conflict management.
  2. HB 2364 - Regarding enforcement of fish and wildlife violations.
  3. HB 2349 - Concerning the management of beavers.





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Business & Financial Services* -  01/27/12  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/26/2012 at 3:59 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2010 - Addressing title insurance rate filings.
  2. HB 2693 - Concerning the regulation of employment agencies.
  3. HB 2698 - Addressing the notice given to owners of life insurance policies about alternative transactions.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. HB 2272 - Concerning antifreeze products.
  2. HB 2301 - Concerning boxing, martial arts, and wrestling.
  3. HB 2361 - Concerning usage-based automobile insurance.
  4. HB 2383 - Concerning the definition of debt adjusters.
  5. HB 2410 - Improving disclosure in real estate transactions of possible limits on reliance on permit exempt wells in future development.
  6. HB 2565 - Providing for the operation of roll your own cigarette machines at retail establishments.
  7. HB 2693 - Concerning the regulation of employment agencies.





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Early Learning & Human Services* -  01/27/12  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/26/2012 at 4:00 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2592 - Concerning extended foster care services.
  2. HB 2603 - Reformatting the juvenile offender sentencing grid.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. HB 2264 - Concerning performance-based contracting related to child welfare services.
  2. HB 2448 - Creating the high-quality early learning act.
  3. HB 2535 - Creating a juvenile gang court.
  4. HB 2536 - Concerning the use of evidence-based practices for the delivery of services to children and juveniles.
  5. HB 2541 - Concerning the sealing of juvenile records.
  6. HB 2542 - Making juvenile records confidential.
  7. HB 2569 - Implementing a voluntary quality rating and improvement system for child care centers and early learning programs.





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Education* -  01/27/12  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/26/2012 at 10:59 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2543 - Regarding state board of education rules that contain unfunded mandates.
  2. HB 2209 - Addressing issues of accountability and funding for alternative learning experience programs.
  3. HB 2493 - Making the membership of the state board of education more representative of public education.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. HB 2165 - Facilitating statewide implementation of revised teacher and principal evaluation systems through professional development and training.
  2. HB 2334 - Establishing a statewide plan for implementing revised teacher and principal evaluation systems to support continuous professional growth based on the development work of pilot school districts.
  3. HB 2209 - Addressing issues of accountability and funding for alternative learning experience programs.
  4. HB 2586 - Phasing-in statewide implementation of the Washington kindergarten inventory of developing skills.
  5. HB 2506 - Strengthening categorical school programs based on the recommendations of the quality education council.
  6. HB 2470 - Providing for educational opportunities for low-income, at-risk, and diverse students based on the recommendations of the quality education council.
  7. HB 2447 - Defining a high school credit for graduation purposes based on the recommendations of the quality education council.
  8. HB 2164 - Encouraging school districts to loop groups of students and teachers in successive grade levels.





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Environment* -  01/27/12  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/26/2012 at 12:32 PM

Work Session:  Environmental redispatch.

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2180 - Regarding the use of an energy storage facility to meet annual targets under RCW 19.285.040.
  2. HB 2557 - Creating an additional compliance mechanism for the energy independence act by allowing the use of alternative compliance credits.
  3. HB 2488 - Concerning municipally produced class A biosolids.
  4. HB 2688 - Creating a review process to determine whether a proposed electric generation project or conservation resource qualifies to meet a target under RCW 19.285.040.

Executive Session:  
  1. HB 2277 - Updating the statutes controlling the Puget Sound partnership to reflect the transition from developing the action agenda to implementing the action agenda.
  2. HB 2253 - Modernizing the functionality of the state environmental policy act.
  3. HB 2335 - Concerning standards for the use of science to support public policy.
  4. HB 2260 - Increasing penalties for littering.
  5. HB 2507 - Regarding the regulation of mercury.
  6. HB 2653 - Correcting technical statutory cross-references in previous private infrastructure development legislation for certain provisions relating to regulatory fees for wastewater companies.
  7. HB 2651 - Changing the numeric limit for bacterial contamination for industrial storm water permittees with discharges to water bodies listed as impaired to a narrative limit.





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Labor & Workforce Development* -  01/27/12  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/26/2012 at 3:42 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2348 - Strengthening Washington's workforce development system by providing greater focus and better alignment of roles and responsibilities, and transferring administration of title I-B of the workforce investment act to the workforce training and education coordinating board.
  2. HB 2265 - Establishing Washington works payments to increase graduation rates, address critical skill shortages, increase student success, and narrow the educational opportunity gap.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. HB 2156 - Regarding coordination and evaluation of workforce training for aerospace and materials manufacturing.
  2. HB 2170 - Enacting the career pathways act.
  3. HB 2265 - Establishing Washington works payments to increase graduation rates, address critical skill shortages, increase student success, and narrow the educational opportunity gap.
  4. HB 2292 - Including Renton technical college in the aerospace training student loan program.
  5. 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.
  6. HB 2344 - Authorizing certain corporate officers to receive unemployment benefits.
  7. HB 2413 - Protecting workers and other community members from pesticide drift.
  8. HB 2501 - Placing restrictions on mandatory overtime for employees of health care facilities.
  9. HB 2519 - Concerning nursing staffing practices at hospitals.
  10. HB 2568 - Maintaining voluntary use of electronic employment verification systems.





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Local Government* -  01/27/12  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/25/2012 at 4:12 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1852 - Revising the lien for collection of sewer charges by counties.
  2. HB 2487 - Clarifying procedures for appealing the adoption of a local shoreline master program by ensuring consistency with existing procedural provisions of the growth management act, chapter 36.70A RCW, the administrative procedure act, chapter 34.05 RCW, and the state environmental policy act, chapter 43.21C RCW (continuation from 1/20/12 meeting).
  3. HB 2638 - Creating greater efficiency and productivity in the offices of county assessors.
  4. HB 2639 - Improving the function of the treasurer's office in handling advance taxes and assessments.
  5. HB 2665 - Streamlining the process for the vacation of roads by counties.
  6. HB 2671 - Clarifying procedures for appealing department of ecology final action on a local shoreline master program by ensuring consistency with existing procedural provisions of the growth management act, chapter 36.70A RCW, the administrative procedure act, chapter 34.05 RCW, and the state environmental policy act, chapter 43.21C RCW.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. HB 1852 - Revising the lien for collection of sewer charges by counties.
  2. HB 2162 - Addressing appeal and permit procedures under the shoreline management act.
  3. HB 2638 - Creating greater efficiency and productivity in the offices of county assessors.
  4. HB 2665 - Streamlining the process for the vacation of roads by counties.
  5. HB 2639 - Improving the function of the treasurer's office in handling advance taxes and assessments.
  6. EHB 2671 - Clarifying procedures for appealing department of ecology final action on a local shoreline master program by ensuring consistency with existing procedural provisions of the growth management act, chapter 36.70A RCW, the administrative procedure act, chapter 34.05 RCW, and the state environmental policy act, chapter 43.21C RCW.
  7. HB 2610 - Repealing provisions governing community municipal corporations.
  8. EHB 2602 - Establishing a joint select committee on junior taxing districts.
  9. HB 2179 - Concerning objections to liquor licenses by local governments.





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Public Safety & Emergency Preparedness* -  01/27/12  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/26/2012 at 1:29 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2346 - Removing the requirement that correctional officers of the department of corrections purchase uniforms from correctional industries.
  2. HB 2472 - Giving general law enforcement authority to natural resource investigators.
  3. HB 2477 - Concerning missing endangered persons.
  4. HB 2521 - Creating a citizens' custody review board.
  5. HB 2559 - Expanding bribery provisions.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. HB 2177 - Protecting children from sexual exploitation.
  2. HB 2191 - Concerning police dogs.
  3. HB 2354 - Adding trafficking in stolen property in the first and second degrees to the six-year statute of limitations provisions.
  4. HB 2588 - Asserting that submission of DNA markers to a database be accessible only to qualified laboratory personnel.
  5. HB 2346 - Removing the requirement that correctional officers of the department of corrections purchase uniforms from correctional industries.





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Technology, Energy & Communications* -  01/27/12  9:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/26/2012 at 3:40 PM

Public Hearing:  HB 2664 - Concerning the voluntary option to purchase qualified energy resources.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. HB 2545 - Including compressed natural gas in fuel usage requirements for local governments.
  2. HB 2664 - Concerning the voluntary option to purchase qualified energy resources.





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