Agenda for Tuesday, January 28, 2014

House Committees

Agriculture & Natural Resources Appropriations
Business & Financial Services Capital Budget
Community Development, Housing & Tribal Affairs Environment
Finance Government Operations & Elections
Higher Education Judiciary
Labor & Workforce Development Public Safety
Technology & Economic Development Transportation

Agriculture & Natural Resources* -  01/28/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/24/2014 at 10:44 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2457 - Concerning derelict and abandoned vessels.
  2. HB 2574 - Making alterations to the years applicable to earning the right of first refusal to purchase a geoduck diver license in 2015.

Executive Session:  
  1. HB 2354 - Extending the dairy inspection program assessment expiration date.
  2. HB 2405 - Regarding hemp as a component of commercial animal feed.



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Appropriations* -  01/28/14  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/24/2014 at 2:30 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2474 - Creating the save toward a retirement today retirement savings plan.
  2. HB 2577 - Creating an optional life annuity benefit for plan 2 members of the law enforcement officers' and firefighters' retirement system.

Possible Executive Session:  SHB 1574 - Establishing a fee for certification for the residential services and supports program to cover investigative costs.



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Business & Financial Services* -  01/28/14  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/24/2014 at 11:30 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2384 - Concerning debt adjusting services.
  2. HB 2385 - Concerning fiduciary duties of debt adjusters.
  3. HB 2670 - Concerning licensure of persons providing debt settlement services.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. HB 2237 - Concerning cosmetology training and licensure requirements.
  2. HB 2448 - Transferring the insurance and financial responsibility program.
  3. HB 2512 - Concerning cosmetology, hair design, barbering, esthetics, and manicuring.
  4. HB 2375 - Allowing appraisers to place a lien on property for unpaid balances for services rendered.
  5. HB 2424 - Concerning self-service storage facilities.
  6. HB 2461 - Addressing the financial solvency of insurance companies.



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Capital Budget* -  01/28/14  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/23/2014 at 4:35 PM

Work Session:  
  1. Department of Corrections capacity options.
  2. Public Works Board response to ESSB 5035, Sec. 7032 proviso related to optimizing federal resources, selecting projects, and setting financing policies for the Public Works Assistance Account program.



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Community Development, Housing & Tribal Affairs* -  01/28/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/27/2014 at 3:21 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2558 - Disposing tax foreclosed property to cities for affordable housing purposes.
  2. HB 2650 - Allowing the use of lodging taxes for financing workforce housing.
  3. HB 2416 - Creating a temporary homeless identification card.
  4. HB 2668 - Concerning insurance for enlisted members of the Washington national guard.

Executive Session:  
  1. HB 2277 - Concerning the Washington state historical society.
  2. HB 2390 - Preserving the integrity of veterans' benefit-related services.
  3. HB 2462 - Giving preferences to housing trust fund projects that involve collaboration between local school districts and housing authorities to help children of low-income families succeed in school.
  4. HB 2368 - Concerning a surcharge for local homeless housing and assistance.
  5. HB 2168 - Concerning minimum room area and floor area square footage requirements for single-family residential areas.



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Environment* -  01/28/14  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/27/2014 at 11:17 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2386 - Designating Washington's shoreline as a state maritime heritage area.
  2. HB 2273 - Concerning public recreational access.
  3. HB 2581 - Regarding on-water dwellings.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. HB 2440 - Modifying the definition of "oil" or "oils."
  2. HB 2262 - Concerning the use of science to support significant agency actions.
  3. HB 2438 - Making technical corrections to various environmental statutes of the department of ecology and the pollution control hearings board.
  4. HB 2439 - Updating specified environmental statutes of the department of ecology to improve efficiency and provide for increased flexibility for local governments.



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Finance -  01/28/14  8:00 am

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2418 - Extending the alternative fuel vehicle retail sales and use tax exemption.
  2. HB 2428 - Concerning authorizations of proposals for emergency medical care and service levies.
  3. HB 2446 - Simplifying procedures for obtaining an order for refund of property taxes.



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Government Operations & Elections -  01/28/14  10:00 am

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2222 - Providing that legal services provided by a licensed attorney are not regulated campaign contributions or expenditures.
  2. HB 2239 - Exempting the identity of a caller to an enhanced 911 emergency communications system from the public records act.
  3. HB 2403 - Exempting portions of certain records containing geographic information systems (GIS) data for sewer mains, water mains, and manholes from public disclosure.
  4. HB 2514 - Eliminating the human resources director.
  5. HB 2515 - Concerning the treatment of population enumeration data, including exempting it from public inspection and copying.



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Higher Education* -  01/28/14  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/27/2014 at 8:25 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2612 - Changing provisions relating to the opportunity scholarship.
  2. HB 2443 - Requiring earnings and employment data for completers of higher education degrees, apprenticeships, and certificates awarded by institutions of higher education.
  3. HB 2486 - Addressing the implementation of inmate postsecondary education degree programs to reduce recidivism.
  4. HB 2400 - Concerning mentoring and service learning opportunities in education.

Executive Session:  
  1. HB 2612 - Changing provisions relating to the opportunity scholarship.
  2. HB 2352 - Establishing an online alternative credit degree program.
  3. HB 2228 - Providing parity of consumer protection procedures for all students attending licensed private vocational schools.
  4. HB 2285 - Requiring a review of institution of higher education policies related to dual credit coursework.
  5. HB 2396 - Addressing barriers for students to participate in the running start program.
  6. HB 2383 - Integrating career and college readiness standards into K-12 and higher education policies and practices.
  7. HB 2398 - Permitting community colleges that confer applied baccalaureate degrees to confer honorary bachelor of applied science degrees.
  8. HB 2336 - Increasing transparency in higher education by requiring certain departmental budget detail to be available online.
  9. HB 2486 - Addressing the implementation of inmate postsecondary education degree programs to reduce recidivism.



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Judiciary* -  01/28/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/23/2014 at 2:41 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HI 591 - Protect our gun rights.
  2. HI 594 - Gun sales background check.
  3. HB 1561 - Concerning short-barreled rifles.

*Overflow in House Gallery

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Labor & Workforce Development* -  01/28/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/27/2014 at 5:18 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2209 - Improving the accuracy of the prevailing rate of wage.
  2. HB 2210 - Improving the accuracy of the prevailing rate of wage.
  3. HB 2230 - Requiring employers to reimburse employees for work-related expenses.
  4. HB 2299 - Permitting local governments to opt out of prevailing wage requirements.
  5. HB 2527 - Establishing the prevailing rate of wage based on collective bargaining agreements or other methods if collective bargaining agreements are not available.

Executive Session:  
  1. HB 2238 - Addressing paid vacation leave.
  2. HB 2526 - Increasing the use of apprenticeships.



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Public Safety -  01/28/14  10:00 am

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1791 - Concerning trafficking.
  2. HB 2265 - Prohibiting general power of attorney provisions in bail bond agreements.
  3. HB 2341 - Concerning indecent liberties by a clergy member.
  4. HB 2394 - Concerning state liquor control board enforcement officers.
  5. HB 2464 - Modifying assault in the third degree provisions.
  6. HB 2484 - Modifying drug offender sentencing alternatives.
  7. HB 2518 - Creating the pilot identicard program.



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Technology & Economic Development* -  01/28/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/27/2014 at 3:53 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2382 - Improving the methods for evaluation of the local infrastructure financing tool program.
  2. HB 2406 - Modifying administrative processes for managing deposits and cost reimbursements of the energy facility site evaluation council.
  3. HB 2417 - Changing membership provisions of the Washington economic development finance authority.

Executive Session:  
  1. HB 1643 - Regarding energy conservation under the energy independence act.
  2. HB 2059 - Concerning the voluntary purchase of eligible renewable resources by customers of electric utilities.
  3. HB 2175 - Removing barriers to economic development in the telecommunications industry.
  4. HB 2176 - Concerning leased energy systems.
  5. HB 2177 - Concerning the expansion of natural gas infrastructure in rural or underserved areas.
  6. HB 2179 - Regarding government surveillance conducted with extraordinary sensing devices.
  7. HB 2676 - Allowing incremental electricity produced as a result of efficiency improvements to hydroelectric generation projects whose energy output is marketed by the Bonneville power administration to qualify as an eligible renewable resource under the energy independence act.
  8. HB 2708 - Concerning a qualified alternative energy resource.
  9. HB 2406 - Modifying administrative processes for managing deposits and cost reimbursements of the energy facility site evaluation council.



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Transportation -  01/28/14  3:30 pm

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2372 - Concerning monetary penalties for failing to register a vehicle.
  2. HB 2470 - Concerning the payment of certain monetary penalties by rental car businesses.



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