Agenda for January 28 to February 3, 2013

House Committees

Agriculture & Natural Resources Appropriations
Appropriations Subcommittee on Education Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government & Information Technology
Appropriations Subcommittee on Health & Human Services Business & Financial Services
Capital Budget Community Development, Housing & Tribal Affairs
Early Learning & Human Services Education
Environment Finance
Government Accountability & Oversight Government Operations & Elections
Health Care & Wellness Higher Education
Judiciary Labor & Workforce Development
Local Government Public Safety
Technology & Economic Development Transportation

Agriculture & Natural Resources* -  01/29/13  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/25/2013 at 9:29 AM

Work Session:  Update on the Institute of Forest Resources' implementation of SHB 1254 (2011).

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1156 - Consolidating designated forest lands and open space timber lands for ease of administration.
  2. HB 1243 - Modifying expiration dates affecting the department of natural resources' timber sale program.
  3. HB 1244 - Clarifying the department of natural resources' authority to enter into cooperative agreements.
  4. HB 1245 - Regarding derelict and abandoned vessels in state waters.

Executive Session:  HB 1414 - Concerning Yakima river basin water resource management.

*HB 1414 is identical to HB 1196 except HB 1414 is executive request legislation. HB 1196 was heard in Committee on 1/22/13.

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Agriculture & Natural Resources -  01/30/13  8:00 am

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1192 - Regarding license fees under Title 77 RCW for veterans with disabilities.
  2. HB 1218 - Concerning department of fish and wildlife license suspensions.
  3. HB 1199 - Ensuring hunter safety.
  4. HB 1189 - Ensuring a balanced representation of interests on the fish and wildlife commission.
  5. HB 1200 - Concerning the labeling of seafood.



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Agriculture & Natural Resources -  01/31/13  1:30 pm

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1135 - Concerning the annual gross sales limits for cottage food operations.
  2. HB 1146 - Concerning certified water right examiner bonding requirements.
  3. HB 1188 - Creating a focused effort on reestablishing a rural agricultural economy in western Washington by making investments aimed at returning underproducing land back into a state of active agricultural production.
  4. HB 1209 - Extending the program establishing Christmas tree grower licensure.

Executive Session:  
  1. HB 1071 - Regarding state and private partnerships for managing salmonid hatcheries.
  2. HB 1075 - Concerning the number of Puget Sound Dungeness crab fishery licenses that one vessel may be designated to carry.
  3. HB 1073 - Concerning payments to counties in lieu of property taxes on state-owned land.
  4. HB 1192 - Regarding license fees under Title 77 RCW for veterans with disabilities.



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Appropriations* -  01/28/13  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/24/2013 at 6:21 PM

Work Session:  
  1. Briefing on employee compensation (continued).
  2. Briefing on DSHS Long-Term Care and Developmentally Disabled Division programs.

The briefing on employee compensation is a continuation of the presentation started on Thursday, January 24, which was suspended due to a lack of time.

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Appropriations -  01/29/13  3:30 pm

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1067 - Enhancing the basic education allocation formula for principals, assistant principals, and other certificated building-level administrators to support the teacher evaluation program requirements of RCW 28A.405.100.
  2. HB 1226 - Addressing the restrictions on collecting a pension in the public employees' retirement system for retirees returning to work in an ineligible position or a position covered by another state retirement system.



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Appropriations -  01/31/13  3:30 pm

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

Work Session:  
  1. Briefing on higher education.
  2. Briefing on natural resources programs.



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Appropriations Subcommittee on Education* -  01/30/13  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/28/2013 at 10:04 AM

Work Session:  
  1. Washington FIRST Robotics program.
  2. Department of Early Learning update on the Race to the Top grant, home visiting, and the Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP).
  3. Joint Task Force on Education Funding recommended enhancements: Implement Career and College Ready Plan, and Accountability, Evaluation, and Common Core.



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Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government & Information Technology* -  01/30/13  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/24/2013 at 8:01 AM

Work Session:  
  1. Brief overview of Governor Gregoire's budget proposal for the Office of the Attorney General.
  2. Update from the Office of the Attorney General on the state costs for the Grays Harbor County Superior Court lawsuit.
  3. Update from the Administrative Office of the Courts on the implementation of the superior court case management system.
  4. Update from the Administrative Office of the Courts on revenue assumptions for the Judicial Stabilization Trust Account.
  5. Update from the Department of Commerce on its Crime Victims and Public Safety Programs.
  6. Overview of Governor Gregoire's budget proposal for the Office of Civil Legal Aid.
  7. Overview of Governor Gregoire's Budget Proposal for the Office Public Defense.

Possible Executive Session:  HB 1006 - Removing the requirement that earnings from the Washington horse racing commission operating account be credited to the Washington horse racing commission class C purse fund account.



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Appropriations Subcommittee on Health & Human Services -  01/30/13  3:30 pm

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

Work Session:  Implementation of changes to the mental health Involuntary Treatment Act and the continuum of resources required to effectively support adults with severe mental illnesses.



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Business & Financial Services -  01/29/13  9:00 am

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1325 - Addressing fees and semiannual assessments, powers, lending limits, and technical amendments related to state-chartered banks, savings banks, savings associations, and trust companies.
  2. HB 1326 - Addressing the consumer loan act.
  3. HB 1327 - Addressing licensing and enforcement provisions applicable to money transmitters.
  4. HB 1328 - Regulating mortgage brokers.

Executive Session:  
  1. HB 1032 - Addressing portable electronics insurance.
  2. HB 1231 - Establishing continuing education requirements for engineers.



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Business & Financial Services -  01/30/13  1:30 pm

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1130 - Modifying who is authorized to redeem an impounded vehicle.
  2. HB 1212 - Prohibiting the use of credit history in insurance coverage related to a residence.

Executive Session:  
  1. HB 1325 - Addressing fees and semiannual assessments, powers, lending limits, and technical amendments related to state-chartered banks, savings banks, savings associations, and trust companies.
  2. HB 1326 - Addressing the consumer loan act.
  3. HB 1327 - Addressing licensing and enforcement provisions applicable to money transmitters.
  4. HB 1328 - Regulating mortgage brokers.



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Business & Financial Services* -  01/31/13  10:00 am

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

MEETING CANCELLED.



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Capital Budget -  01/28/13  1:30 pm

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1088 - Concerning state general obligation bonds and related accounts.
  2. HB 1089 - Adopting the 2013-2015 capital budget.
  3. HB 1141 - Establishing a water pollution control revolving loan administration charge.
  4. HB 1210 - Expanding the membership of the capital projects advisory review board.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. HB 1141 - Establishing a water pollution control revolving loan administration charge.
  2. HB 1210 - Expanding the membership of the capital projects advisory review board.

The Public Hearing on HB 1088 and HB 1089 are a continuation from the January 21, 2013 Public Hearing.

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Community Development, Housing & Tribal Affairs -  01/29/13  10:00 am

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

Work Session:  Overview of current tribal affairs issues.

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1014 - Recognizing "Native American Heritage Day."
  2. HB 1134 - Authorizing state-tribal education compact schools.



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Community Development, Housing & Tribal Affairs* -  01/30/13  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/28/2013 at 4:36 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1187 - Concerning grants for community outdoor and indoor athletic facilities.
  2. HB 1277 - Concerning tribes holding conservation easements.
  3. HB 1286 - Authorizing the sale or exchange of unused department of transportation lands to federally recognized Indian tribes.
  4. HB 1287 - Subjecting federally recognized Indian tribes to the same conditions as state and local governments for property owned exclusively by the tribe.



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Community Development, Housing & Tribal Affairs -  01/31/13  1:30 pm

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

Work Session:  Update on farmworker housing and services.



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Early Learning & Human Services -  01/29/13  1:30 pm

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

Work Session:  Child welfare reforms.
  1. Family Assessment Response.
  2. Title IV-E Waiver.
  3. Performance-based contracts.
  4. Foster Care Savings Reinvestment.
  5. University of Washington Training Alliance.




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Early Learning & Human Services -  01/31/13  8:00 am

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1172 - Concerning the children of family day care providers.
  2. HB 1228 - Exempting certain family day care providers who have been operating for at least five years from any requirement to have a high school diploma or equivalent education.
  3. HB 1204 - Concerning sibling visitation for children in foster care.



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Early Learning & Human Services -  02/01/13  1:30 pm

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

Work Session:  Substance abuse: Assessment and treatment of TANF recipients.

Public Hearing:  HB 1250 - Concerning juveniles and runaway children.



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Education* -  01/29/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/28/2013 at 8:35 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1076 - Expanding participation in innovation academy cooperatives.
  2. HB 1144 - Regarding qualifications for educational interpreters.
  3. HB 1248 - Supporting music education for young children in public schools.
  4. HB 1208 - Establishing the digital college in the high school pilot project.
  5. HB 1015 - Reducing costs by reducing state assessment requirements.



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Education -  01/31/13  8:00 am

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

Work Session:  Educator Certification Refresher.

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1178 - Authorizing alternative assessments of basic skills for teacher certification.
  2. HB 1252 - Establishing the Washington K-12 online professional development project.
  3. HB 1304 - Authorizing approval of online school programs in private schools.
  4. HB 1283 - Changing compulsory school attendance requirements for children six and seven years of age.



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Education -  02/01/13  1:30 pm

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

Work Session:  Educational Opportunity Gap.
  1. Recruiting Washington Teachers.
  2. State Ethnic Commissions and Tribal Leader Congress – Education Initiatives.
  3. Office of Native Education Report to the Legislature.
  4. Educational Opportunity Gap Oversight & Accountability Committee Report to the Legislature.




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Environment* -  01/29/13  9:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/25/2013 at 10:10 AM

Public Hearing:  HB 1296 - Requiring integrated resource plans developed by electric utilities to include an assessment of energy storage systems.

Possible Executive Session:  HB 1113 - Concerning standards for the use of science to support public policy.



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Environment* -  01/30/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/25/2013 at 10:09 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1235 - Prioritizing state investments in storm water control.
  2. HB 1237 - Regarding the creation of a storm water compliance project.
  3. HB 1275 - Regarding water discharge fees.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. HB 1017 - Creating new efficiency standards.
  2. Bills previously heard in committee.



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Environment* -  01/31/13  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/25/2013 at 10:10 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1193 - Notifying landowners of applications to construct wind turbines.
  2. HB 1314 - Concerning municipally produced class A biosolids.
  3. HB 1374 - Concerning the energy facility site evaluation council.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. Bills previously heard in committee.
  2. HB 1017 - Creating new efficiency standards.



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Finance -  01/28/13  1:30 pm

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1215 - Concerning the exemption for property owned by nonprofit religious organizations.
  2. HB 1253 - Concerning the lodging tax.
  3. HB 1068 - Concerning the television reception improvement district excise tax.
  4. HB 1042 - Concerning metropolitan park district property tax levies.
  5. HB 1170 - Modifying the income thresholds for the exemption and deferral property tax relief programs for senior citizens and persons retired because of physical disability.



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Finance* -  02/01/13  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/30/2013 at 10:58 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1272 - Exempting from business and occupation tax certain amounts received by cooperative finance organizations.
  2. HB 1358 - Concerning a sales and use tax exemption for restaurants in respect to certain items that impart flavor to food during the cooking process.
  3. HB 1366 - Concerning nonresident vessel permits and taxation.
  4. HB 1427 - Addressing the evasion of taxes by the use of certain electronic means.



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Government Accountability & Oversight* -  01/29/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/24/2013 at 4:24 PM

Work Session:  Implementation of Initiative 502.

Executive Session:  
  1. HB 1001 - Creating a beer and wine theater license.
  2. HB 1008 - Allowing sales of growlers of cider.
  3. HB 1009 - Prohibiting certain liquor self-checkout machines.
  4. HB 1351 - Concerning the identification of wineries, breweries, and microbreweries on private labels.

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1281 - Allowing retail licensees to make group purchases under certain circumstances.
  2. HB 1332 - Concerning limited on-premise spirits sampling.
  3. HB 1351 - Concerning the identification of wineries, breweries, and microbreweries on private labels.



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Government Accountability & Oversight* -  01/31/13  9:00 am

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

MEETING CANCELLED.



Government Accountability & Oversight* -  02/01/13  1:30 pm

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

MEETING CANCELLED.



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Government Operations & Elections -  01/29/13  8:00 am

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1091 - Changing provisions relating to presidential electors.
  2. HB 1211 - Concerning primary election voters' pamphlets.
  3. HB 1278 - Concerning prepaid postage for ballot envelopes.
  4. HB 1290 - Requiring county auditors to place ballot drop boxes at various locations throughout the county.



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Government Operations & Elections* -  01/30/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/25/2013 at 1:34 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1078 - Requiring the ballot proposition to reduce the terms of office of port commissioners to be submitted at the next general election.
  2. HB 1121 - Providing for the election of members of the house of representatives from house districts within each legislative district.
  3. HB 1413 - Enacting the Washington voting rights act of 2013.



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Government Operations & Elections -  01/31/13  10:00 am

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1162 - Enacting the regulatory fairness act of 2013.
  2. HB 1197 - Concerning open public meetings.
  3. HJR 4204 - Amending the Constitution to require legislative approval of certain agency rules.



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Health Care & Wellness -  01/29/13  1:30 pm

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1095 - Concerning nursing staffing practices at hospitals.
  2. HB 1155 - Concerning prescription information.
  3. HB 1182 - Including pharmacists in the legend drug act.
  4. HB 1263 - Reducing the financial loss to emergency medical care and transportation services by ensuring direct payment for emergency transportation services.



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Health Care & Wellness -  01/31/13  8:00 am

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

Work Session:  Introduction to health care payment models.

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1003 - Concerning disciplinary actions against the health professions license of the subject of a department of social and health services' finding.
  2. HB 1044 - Concerning health plan coverage for the voluntary termination of a pregnancy.



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Health Care & Wellness -  02/01/13  1:30 pm

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1139 - Concerning public notification of local health conditions.
  2. HB 1213 - Concerning social worker licensing.
  3. HB 1216 - Concerning insurance coverage of treatment of eosinophilia gastrointestinal associated disorders.
  4. HB 1230 - Concerning persons who are pursuing a course of study leading to a degree as a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant.
  5. HB 1085 - Concerning the Washington health security trust.



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Higher Education* -  01/29/13  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/24/2013 at 1:59 PM

Work Session:  Higher Education financial aid and student debt.
  1. Overview of state financial aid programs and student debt: Washington Student Achievement Council.
  2. State Need Grant Student Profiles Report: Washington State Institute for Public Policy.


Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1043 - Limiting differential tuition.
  2. HB 1109 - Requiring institutions of higher education that offer an early course registration period to provide early registration for eligible veterans and national guard members.

Executive Session:  HB 1011 - Removing the one-year waiting period for veterans or active members of the military for purposes of eligibility for resident tuition.



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Higher Education* -  01/30/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/29/2013 at 3:06 PM

Work Session:  
  1. Integrating Higher Education, Employment, and Social Services: Report of the Opportunity Center for Employment and Education at North Seattle Community College.
  2. Opportunity Grant: State Board for Community and Technical Colleges.
  3. The 13th Year Promise Scholarship: South Seattle Community College.

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1322 - Allowing nonprofit institutions recognized by the state of Washington to be eligible to participate in the state need grant program.
  2. HB 1331 - Authorizing student advisory committees at institutions of higher education.



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Higher Education* -  01/31/13  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/29/2013 at 1:37 PM

Work Session:  
  1. Financial aid counseling: Panel.
  2. The Guaranteed Education Tuition Program: OPR Staff, Office of the State Actuary, and the Office of the State Treasurer.



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Judiciary* -  01/29/13  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/25/2013 at 1:39 PM

Executive Session:  
  1. HB 1000 - Providing immunity for health care providers following directions contained in a form developed pursuant to RCW 43.70.480.
  2. HB 1024 - Addressing service animals.
  3. HB 1027 - Implementing changes to child support based on the child support schedule work group report.
  4. HB 1064 - Making technical changes to form year designations.
  5. HB 1065 - Addressing the applicability of statutes of limitation in arbitration proceedings.
  6. HB 1116 - Adopting the uniform collaborative law act.
  7. HB 1118 - Revising the uniform interstate family support act.
  8. HB 1115 - Concerning the Uniform Commercial code.

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1159 - Increasing the number of superior court judges in Whatcom county.
  2. HB 1175 - Increasing the number of superior court judges in Benton and Franklin counties jointly.
  3. HB 1266 - Modifying the mandatory retirement provision for district judges.
  4. HB 1148 - Addressing dissenters' rights under the Washington business corporation act.



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Judiciary* -  01/30/13  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/29/2013 at 11:35 AM

Executive Session:  
  1. HB 1024 - Addressing service animals.
  2. HB 1027 - Implementing changes to child support based on the child support schedule work group report.

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1107 - Regarding residential provisions for children of parents with military duties.
  2. HB 1119 - Allowing the sheriff to waive fees associated with the service of a writ of habeas corpus under certain circumstances.
  3. HB 1145 - Providing credit towards child support obligations for veterans benefits.
  4. HB 1227 - Regarding cost savings and efficiencies in mailing notices of possible license suspension for noncompliance with child support orders.
  5. HB 1370 - Concerning notice requirements for homeowners' associations meetings.



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Judiciary -  01/31/13  1:30 pm

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1194 - Limiting liability for habitat projects.
  2. HB 1186 - Concerning veterinarian immunity from liability when reporting suspected animal cruelty.
  3. HB 1201 - Preventing animal cruelty.
  4. HB 1202 - Preventing animal cruelty.



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Labor & Workforce Development -  01/29/13  10:00 am

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1152 - Addressing meal and rest breaks for hospital employees.
  2. HB 1153 - Regulating mandatory overtime for employees of health care facilities.
  3. HB 1150 - Allowing employers to pay a training wage for a specified period of time.

Possible Executive Session:  Bills previously heard in committee.



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Labor & Workforce Development -  01/30/13  8:00 am

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1110 - Addressing respirator requirements for asbestos abatement projects.
  2. HB 1247 - Modifying job skills program provisions.
  3. HB 1249 - Exempting from prevailing wage requirements public works projects undertaken to repair fire damage.
  4. HB 1254 - Addressing prevailing wage filings.
  5. HB 1255 - Concerning exemptions from prevailing wage for school plant facilities receiving state funding assistance through the school construction assistance program.

Possible Executive Session:  Bills previously heard in committee.



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Labor & Workforce Development* -  01/31/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/29/2013 at 12:50 PM

Work Session:  Briefing from the Department of Labor and Industries on its annual Fraud Prevention and Compliance Report.

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1440 - Ensuring fairness to employers by protecting employees.
  2. HB 1473 - Requiring certain entities to report payments for construction services.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. HB 1072 - Creating the agricultural labor skills and safety grant program.
  2. HB 1152 - Addressing meal and rest breaks for hospital employees.
  3. HB 1153 - Regulating mandatory overtime for employees of health care facilities.
  4. Bills previously heard in committee.



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Local Government* -  01/29/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/28/2013 at 2:15 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1217 - Strengthening the integrity, fairness, and equity in Washington's property assessment system.
  2. HB 1239 - Concerning the powers of water-sewer districts.
  3. HB 1241 - Concerning contractor's bond.



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Local Government* -  01/31/13  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/28/2013 at 2:54 PM

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. HB 1016 - Designating facilities and infrastructure of water purveyors as essential public facilities under growth management planning requirements.
  2. HB 1040 - Concerning real property valuation notices.
  3. HB 1049 - Concerning the administration and operation of flood control districts.
  4. HB 1052 - Concerning local government selection of appropriate sewer systems in urban areas.
  5. HB 1053 - Requiring notice to property owners when a county, city, or town modifies its zoning requirements.
  6. HB 1090 - Increasing the dollar amount for construction of a dock that does not qualify as a substantial development under the shoreline management act.
  7. HB 1104 - Incentivizing up-front environmental planning and review.
  8. HB 1128 - Regarding local agencies' responses to public records requests.
  9. HB 1158 - Concerning the annexation of property owned by the state for military purposes.
  10. HB 1179 - Revising the lien for collection of sewer charges by counties.
  11. HB 1185 - Concerning equitable allocation of auditor costs.
  12. HB 1207 - Concerning cemetery district formation requirements.
  13. HB 1217 - Strengthening the integrity, fairness, and equity in Washington's property assessment system.
  14. HB 1239 - Concerning the powers of water-sewer districts.
  15. HB 1241 - Concerning contractor's bond.



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Local Government* -  02/01/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/31/2013 at 11:16 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1264 - Concerning partial fire district mergers.
  2. HB 1269 - Allowing legal entities to cast votes in diking district elections.
  3. HB 1274 - Concerning local government practices and procedures.
  4. HB 1360 - Extending the deadline to designate one or more industrial land banks.
  5. HB 1367 - Authorizing assessments for nuisance abatement in cities and towns.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. HB 1016 - Designating facilities and infrastructure of water purveyors as essential public facilities under growth management planning requirements.
  2. HB 1040 - Concerning real property valuation notices.
  3. HB 1052 - Concerning local government selection of appropriate sewer systems in urban areas.
  4. HB 1053 - Requiring notice to property owners when a county, city, or town modifies its zoning requirements.
  5. HB 1104 - Incentivizing up-front environmental planning and review.
  6. HB 1128 - Regarding local agencies' responses to public records requests.



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Public Safety -  01/29/13  8:00 am

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1081 - Addressing certain annual reviews of commitment.
  2. HB 1108 - Modifying the definition of rape in the third degree and indecent liberties.
  3. HB 1232 - Asserting conditions under which the department of corrections provides rental vouchers to a registered sex offender.
  4. HB 1125 - Concerning registered sex offenders in adult family homes.
  5. HB 1171 - Prohibiting the release of defendants charged with a sex or violent offense without the payment of bail pending trial.



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Public Safety* -  01/30/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/25/2013 at 3:15 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1080 - Concerning the crime of rendering criminal assistance.
  2. HB 1087 - Allowing for more than one vacation of a misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor conviction.
  3. HB 1098 - Addressing bail practices.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. HB 1047 - Concerning photographs, microphotographs, and electronic images from traffic safety cameras and toll systems.
  2. HB 1059 - Providing that a proclamation of a state of emergency is effective upon the governor's signature.
  3. HB 1060 - Scoring an offense a class C felony equivalent if the offense was a felony under the relevant out-of-state statute when there is no clearly comparable offense under Washington law.
  4. HB 1061 - Changing provisions regarding the finding of aggravating circumstances.
  5. HB 1126 - Concerning state fire service mobilization.
  6. HB 1127 - Developing prefire mitigation plans.
  7. HB 1131 - Adding persons who serve legal process to assault in the third degree provisions.
  8. Bills previously heard in committee.



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Public Safety -  01/31/13  10:00 am

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1225 - Regarding cost savings and efficiencies in mailing notices of revocation to habitual traffic offenders.
  2. HB 1305 - Modifying vehicle prowling provisions.
  3. HB 1262 - Eliminating the disparate treatment of HIV in the criminal justice system.
  4. HB 1291 - Concerning services for victims of the sex trade.
  5. HB 1292 - Vacating prostitution convictions.

Possible Executive Session :  Bills previously heard in committee.



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Technology & Economic Development -  01/29/13  10:00 am

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1260 - Concerning public facilities' grants and loans.
  2. HB 1301 - Creating clean energy jobs in Washington state through renewable energy incentives.
  3. HB 1303 - Extending the business and occupation tax credit for research and development.

Executive Session:  HB 1183 - Regarding wireless communications structures.

Work Session:  Tax preferences for economic development purposes.



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Technology & Economic Development -  01/30/13  8:00 am

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

Work Session:  
  1. Overview of various types of economic development zones.
  2. Update of report on trends in telecommunications and pathways for regulatory reform.



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Technology & Economic Development* -  01/31/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/29/2013 at 5:45 PM

Work Session:  Technology privacy laws, consumer rights, and intellectual property.

Executive Session:  HB 1183 - Regarding wireless communications structures.



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Transportation* -  01/28/13  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/25/2013 at 11:48 AM

Work Session:  Passenger Rail and Freight Rail (Washington State Department of Transportation, Amtrak, Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway and Cooperative Agricultural Producers).



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Transportation* -  01/29/13  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/25/2013 at 3:54 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1132 - Authorizing certain family members of United States armed forces members who died while in service or as a result of service to apply for gold star license plates.
  2. HJM 4000 - Requesting that Interstate 5 be named the "Purple Heart Trail."
  3. HB 1288 - Concerning the construction of a state boundary bridge.
  4. HB 1256 - Addressing project selection by the freight mobility strategic investment board.

Executive:  
  1. EHB 1132 - Authorizing certain family members of United States armed forces members who died while in service or as a result of service to apply for gold star license plates.
  2. HB 1256 - Addressing project selection by the freight mobility strategic investment board.



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Transportation* -  01/30/13  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/25/2013 at 11:38 AM

Work Session:  
  1. County and city transportation issues - Introduction and 2013 priorities.
  2. Regional Transportation Planning Organizations (RTPOs) and Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) - Introduction and role in the state and local transportation systems.
  3. Regional business-led coalitions with transportation interests - Introduction and role in the state and local transportation system.
  4. Washington State Department of Transportation Highways and Local Programs - Introduction and role in the state and local transportation system.



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Transportation* -  01/31/13  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/24/2013 at 5:19 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1242 - Concerning the authority of a vehicle subagent to recommend a successor.
  2. HB 1129 - Concerning ferry vessel replacement.
  3. HB 1379 - Concerning private motorcycle skills education programs.



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