Agenda for Thursday, January 30, 2014

House Committees

Agriculture & Natural Resources Appropriations
Capital Budget Community Development, Housing & Tribal Affairs
Early Learning & Human Services Education
Finance Government Accountability & Oversight
Health Care & Wellness Judiciary
Labor & Workforce Development Local Government
Technology & Economic Development Transportation

Agriculture & Natural Resources* -  01/30/14  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/29/2014 at 4:25 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2454 - Developing a water quality trading program in Washington.
  2. HB 2517 - Concerning wildlife conflict funding to encourage proactive measures.

Executive Session:  
  1. HB 2458 - Concerning invasive species.
  2. HB 2459 - Ensuring hunter safety.
  3. HB 2460 - Regarding fish and wildlife law enforcement.





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Appropriations* -  01/30/14  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/28/2014 at 8:50 AM

Work Session:  
  1. Early Childhood Education Presentation by the Gates Foundation.
  2. Early Childhood Education for Low-Income Students: Review of the Evidence and Benefit-Cost Analysis.
  3. Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and Working Connections Child Care.





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Capital Budget* -  01/30/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/28/2014 at 10:22 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2132 - Concerning architectural plans for school construction.
  2. HB 2244 - Restoring resources to the capital budget.
  3. HB 2410 - Creating a competitive equipment assistance grant program to enhance student nutrition in public schools.
  4. HB 2555 - Concerning finalists for design-build contracts.
  5. HJR 4215 - Requiring all revenues from any state taxes levied for the purpose of funding local government public infrastructure to be paid into the state treasury, deposited into the public works assistance account, and used exclusively for funding local government public works projects.

Executive Session:  SHB 1484 - Concerning the public works board.





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Community Development, Housing & Tribal Affairs* -  01/30/14  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/28/2014 at 5:01 PM

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. HB 2229 - Concerning long-term funding for a state tourism marketing program.
  2. HB 2363 - Concerning home and community-based services programs for dependents of military service members.
  3. HB 2668 - Concerning insurance for enlisted members of the Washington national guard.





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Early Learning & Human Services* -  01/30/14  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/29/2014 at 11:07 AM

Work Session:  Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation presentation on Early Childhood Education.

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2432 - Concerning long-term planning for developmental disabilities services.
  2. HB 2450 - Concerning employment of persons with disabilities.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. HB 2377 - Improving quality in the early care and education system.
  2. HB 2519 - Concerning early education for children involved in the child welfare system.
  3. SHB 1594 - Concerning interviewing children in child protective services investigations at children's advocacy centers.
  4. HB 2722 - Concerning placement of sixteen and seventeen year olds arrested for domestic violence assault.
  5. HB 2535 - Concerning review of licensing, unsupervised access to children, and employment decisions by the children's administration.
  6. HB 2505 - Requiring photo identification on electronic benefit cards.
  7. HB 2582 - Concerning filing a petition seeking termination of parental rights.





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Education -  01/30/14  10:00 am

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2276 - Concerning the operation by educational service districts of educational programs for residents of residential schools.
  2. HB 2575 - Requiring that certain teacher assignment and reassignment data be included in data submitted to the office of the superintendent of public instruction.
  3. HB 2402 - Removing the culminating project as a state graduation requirement.
  4. HB 2605 - Making school district policies on restraint or isolation of certain students available to parents and guardians.
  5. HB 2548 - Concerning basic education minimum instructional hours.
  6. HB 2317 - Promoting expanded learning opportunities as a strategy to close the educational opportunity gap and prevent summer learning loss.





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Finance* -  01/30/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/27/2014 at 5:12 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2447 - Concerning a property tax exemption for qualified nonprofit small business incubators that assist in the creation and expansion of innovative small commercial enterprises.
  2. HB 2539 - Simplifying the taxation of amusement, recreation, and physical fitness services.
  3. E2SHB 1437 - Concerning small farms under the current use property tax program for farm and agricultural lands.
  4. SHB 1287 - Subjecting federally recognized Indian tribes to the same conditions as state and local governments for property owned exclusively by the tribe.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. HB 2198 - Providing tax relief to qualifying patients for purchases of marijuana for medical use.
  2. HB 2409 - Delaying the use of existing tax preferences by the marijuana industry to ensure a regulated and safe transition to the controlled and legal marijuana market in Washington.





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Government Accountability & Oversight* -  01/30/14  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/28/2014 at 10:53 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2144 - Concerning the establishment of a dedicated local jurisdiction marijuana fund and the distribution of a specified percentage of marijuana excise tax revenues to local jurisdictions.
  2. HB 2322 - Prohibiting local governments from taking actions preventing or impeding the creation or operation of commercial marijuana businesses licensed by the liquor control board.
  3. HB 2638 - Concerning the establishment of state preemption of laws and ordinances of local governments regarding provisions of the controlled substances act, chapter 69.50 RCW.

Executive Session:  
  1. HB 2155 - Preventing theft of alcoholic spirits from licensed retailers.
  2. HB 2303 - Encouraging safe and responsible sales of marijuana by authorizing the use of minors in compliance checks and addressing identification and manufacturing.





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Health Care & Wellness -  01/30/14  10:00 am

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2159 - Concerning restoration of funding to in-home care services.
  2. HB 2160 - Allowing physical therapists to perform spinal manipulation.
  3. HB 2310 - Concerning safety equipment for individual providers.
  4. HB 2338 - Requiring a rule-making process to change the scope of practice of a health care profession.
  5. HB 2449 - Addressing long-term care insurance price transparency.





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Judiciary -  01/30/14  8:00 am

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

Executive Session:  
  1. HB 2055 - Concerning the recovery of costs in consumer protection actions.
  2. HB 2120 - Concerning actions for damage to real property resulting from construction, alteration, or repair on adjacent property.
  3. HB 2117 - Preventing breed-based dog regulations.
  4. HB 2300 - Regarding valuables of guests, lodgers, and boarders of hotels.
  5. SHB 1285 - Modifying provisions regarding the representation of children in dependency matters.
  6. HB 1694 - Establishing a residential schedule adjustment for determinations of child support obligations.
  7. HB 2235 - Creating effective and timely access to magistrates for purposes of reviewing search warrant applications.
  8. HB 2353 - Concerning actions for trespass upon a business owner's premises.
  9. HB 2240 - Concerning reserve studies for certain unit owners' associations.
  10. HB 1963 - Standards for detention of persons with mental disorders or chemical dependency.
  11. HB 2287 - Concerning the regulation of legal service organizations.
  12. HB 2391 - Requiring the department of licensing to conduct a review of the need for regulation of process servers.
  13. SHB 1029 - Concerning private road maintenance agreements.

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2483 - Concerning standards for awarding maintenance in dissolution or legal separation proceedings.
  2. HB 2559 - Concerning parental rights and responsibilities of sexual assault perpetrators and survivors.
  3. HB 2567 - Concerning the approval of minutes from annual meetings of homeowners' associations.
  4. HB 2491 - Authorizing online tax lien foreclosure sales.
  5. HB 2592 - Concerning county electronic public auctions.





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Labor & Workforce Development* -  01/30/14  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/29/2014 at 8:16 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2113 - Modifying the exemption from contractor registration requirements for work that is casual, minor, or inconsequential.
  2. HB 2146 - Concerning department of labor and industries appeal bonds.
  3. HB 2501 - Concerning registration requirements for contractors.
  4. HB 2545 - Prohibiting employers from asking about or using nonconviction information in initial applications for employment.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. HB 2527 - Establishing the prevailing rate of wage based on collective bargaining agreements or other methods if collective bargaining agreements are not available.
  2. HB 2238 - Addressing paid vacation leave.





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Local Government* -  01/30/14  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/29/2014 at 10:26 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2499 - Permitting school siting outside of urban growth areas.
  2. HB 2593 - Revising local government treasury practices and procedures.
  3. HB 2618 - Modifying provisions governing public works projects of code cities.
  4. HB 2637 - Concerning annexations by code cities in counties with four hundred thousand or more residents.
  5. HB 2677 - Establishing a process for the payment of impact fees through provisions stipulated in recorded covenants.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. HB 2278 - Concerning interlocal agreements for ambulance services between fire protection districts and contiguous cities.
  2. HB 2298 - Changing the definition of capital projects to include technology infrastructure.
  3. HB 2433 - Requiring a city or town to notify light and power businesses and gas distribution businesses of annexed areas and affected properties.
  4. HB 2547 - Providing for the creation of a less than countywide port district within a county containing no port districts.
  5. HB 2593 - Revising local government treasury practices and procedures.
  6. HB 2618 - Modifying provisions governing public works projects of code cities.
  7. HB 2637 - Concerning annexations by code cities in counties with four hundred thousand or more residents.





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Technology & Economic Development* -  01/30/14  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/29/2014 at 12:38 PM

Work Session:  State of Life Sciences in Washington - Life Sciences Discovery Fund and Washington Biotechnology and Biomedical Association.

Public Hearing:  HB 2580 - Fostering economic resilience and development in Washington by supporting the maritime industry and other manufacturing sectors.

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 2417 - Changing membership provisions of the Washington economic development finance authority.





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Transportation* -  01/30/14  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/29/2014 at 6:09 PM

Work Session:  Focus on Trade: Washington grain and the Port of Longview.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. SHB 1129 - Concerning ferry vessel replacement.
  2. HB 1286 - Authorizing the sale or exchange of unused department of transportation lands to federally recognized Indian tribes.
  3. ESHB 1620 - Concerning passenger-carrying vehicles for railroad employees.
  4. SHB 2041 - Repealing the deduction for handling losses of motor vehicle fuel.
  5. HB 2071 - Authorizing expedited permitting and contracting for Washington state bridges deemed structurally deficient.
  6. HB 2086 - Concerning smoking in motor vehicles carrying minors.
  7. HB 2100 - Creating Seattle University special license plates.
  8. HB 2111 - Concerning the enforcement of regional transit authority fares.
  9. HB 2137 - Modifying provisions governing commercial motor vehicles.
  10. HB 2182 - Concerning ferry districts in counties with a population of one million or more.
  11. HB 2241 - Regarding aeronautic safety.
  12. HB 2255 - Concerning ambulance seat belt notification, air bags, and driver training.
  13. HB 2267 - Creating passenger-only ferry service districts.
  14. HB 2343 - Allowing for a veteran designation on drivers' licenses and identicards.
  15. HB 2346 - Coordinating the removal of fish passage barriers.
  16. HB 2372 - Concerning monetary penalties for failing to register a vehicle.
  17. HB 2404 - Expanding the definition of an electric personal assistive mobility device.
  18. HB 2420 - Authorizing Congressional Medal of Honor recipients to receive special license plates for up to two motor vehicles.
  19. HB 2426 - Authorizing local authorities to continue operating automated traffic safety cameras to detect speed violations outside of school speed zones after participating in a pilot program for at least three consecutive years.





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