Agenda for Tuesday, January 31, 2012

House Committees

Agriculture & Natural Resources Business & Financial Services
Capital Budget Early Learning & Human Services
Education Education Appropriations & Oversight
Environment General Government Appropriations & Oversight
Health & Human Services Appropriations & Oversight Labor & Workforce Development
Local Government Public Safety & Emergency Preparedness
Technology, Energy & Communications Transportation

Agriculture & Natural Resources* -  01/31/12  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/31/2012 at 9:29 AM

Public Hearing:  HB 2650 - Regarding state and private partnerships for managing salmonid hatcheries.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. HB 2364 - Regarding enforcement of fish and wildlife violations.
  2. HB 2365 - Regarding large wild carnivore conflict management.
  3. HB 2616 - Regarding the use of water by public utility districts bordered by the Columbia river in pumped storage projects.
  4. HB 1157 - Regarding the forest practices permitting system.
  5. HB 1297 - Concerning the relinquishment of a water right.
  6. HB 2310 - Creating efficiencies for municipal water suppliers.
  7. HB 2311 - Providing a degree of local control to the use of exempt wells.
  8. HB 2349 - Concerning the management of beavers.
  9. HB 2415 - Regarding water rights transfer protocols.
  10. HB 2561 - Specifying options for potable water delivery to ski facilities.
  11. HB 2600 - Permitting recreation rock collecting, subject to certain restrictions.
  12. HB 2650 - Regarding state and private partnerships for managing salmonid hatcheries.
  13. HB 2618 - Facilitating marine management planning.



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Business & Financial Services* -  01/31/12  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/30/2012 at 4:22 PM

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. HB 2010 - Addressing title insurance rate filings.
  2. HB 2457 - Addressing specialty producer licenses.
  3. HB 2698 - Addressing the notice given to owners of life insurance policies about alternative transactions.
  4. HB 2272 - Concerning antifreeze products.
  5. HB 2361 - Concerning usage-based automobile insurance.
  6. HB 2383 - Concerning the definition of debt adjusters.
  7. HB 2410 - Improving disclosure in real estate transactions of possible limits on reliance on permit exempt wells in future development.
  8. HB 2565 - Providing for the operation of roll your own cigarette machines at retail establishments.



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Capital Budget* -  01/31/12  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/30/2012 at 5:07 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SHB 2317 - Financing hospitals by the health care facilities authority.
  2. HB 2329 - Replacing encumbered state forest lands for the benefit of multiple participating counties.
  3. HB 2722 - Concerning surplus property.
  4. HB 2735 - Regarding intermediate capital projects and minor works.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. SHB 2317 - Financing hospitals by the health care facilities authority.
  2. HB 2329 - Replacing encumbered state forest lands for the benefit of multiple participating counties.
  3. HB 2605 - Establishing a water pollution control revolving administration fee.
  4. HB 2722 - Concerning surplus property.
  5. HB 2735 - Regarding intermediate capital projects and minor works.



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Early Learning & Human Services* -  01/31/12  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/30/2012 at 5:09 PM

Work Session:  Electronic Benefit Cards.

Public Hearing:  HB 1927 - Requiring electronic benefit cards to contain a photo identification of the person authorized to use the card.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. HB 2298 - Limiting the use of restraints on juveniles.
  2. HB 2448 - Creating the high-quality early learning act.
  3. HB 2536 - Concerning the use of evidence-based practices for the delivery of services to children and juveniles.
  4. HB 2592 - Concerning extended foster care services.
  5. HB 2603 - Reformatting the juvenile offender sentencing grid.
  6. HB 2608 - Requiring the department of early learning to develop state early learning guidelines.
  7. HB 2658 - Exempting qualified licensed child care providers from school district and educational service district records check requirements.



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Education* -  01/31/12  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/27/2012 at 5:56 PM

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. 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.
  2. HB 2165 - Facilitating statewide implementation of revised teacher and principal evaluation systems through professional development and training.
  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.
  9. HB 2538 - Reducing certain requirements affecting school districts.
  10. HB 2606 - Creating the laboratory school partnership program.
  11. HB 2199 - Changing compulsory school attendance requirements for children six and seven years of age.
  12. HB 2231 - Reducing costs by reducing state assessment requirements.
  13. HB 2411 - Regarding high school graduation requirements.
  14. HB 2493 - Making the membership of the state board of education more representative of public education.
  15. HB 2543 - Regarding state board of education rules that contain unfunded mandates.
  16. SHB 1284 - Adding a requirement to sexual health education to include elements of and consequences for conviction of sexual offenses where the victim is a minor.



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Education Appropriations & Oversight -  01/31/12  8:00 am

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2336 - Requiring a model policy for open licensing of courseware developed with state funds.
  2. HB 2533 - Prioritizing expenditures for K-12 education within the state appropriations process.
  3. HB 2617 - Regarding school district financial insolvency.



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Environment* -  01/31/12  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/30/2012 at 1:38 PM

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. HB 2335 - Concerning standards for the use of science to support public policy.
  2. HB 2450 - Adopting the Washington small rechargeable battery stewardship act.
  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.



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General Government Appropriations & Oversight -  01/31/12  8:00 am

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. SHB 1820 - Implementing the blue alert system.
  2. HB 2670 - Concerning limited periodic incremental salary increases for special agents.
  3. HJM 4015 - Requesting adequate funding for the Columbia river gorge commission.

Work Session:  
  1. Recreation and Conservation Office - Agency budget overview and review of the Governor's supplemental budget proposal.
  2. Office of Administrative Hearings - Agency budget overview and review of the Governor's supplemental budget proposal.
  3. Environmental and Land Use Hearings Office - Agency budget overview and review of the Governor's supplemental budget proposal.
  4. Department of Archeology and Historic Preservation - Agency budget overview and review of the Governor's supplemental budget proposal.

Possible Executive Session:  HJM 4015 - Requesting adequate funding for the Columbia river gorge commission.



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Health & Human Services Appropriations & Oversight* -  01/31/12  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/27/2012 at 4:20 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SHB 2056 - Concerning assisted living facilities.
  2. HB 2287 - Providing credit towards child support obligations for veterans benefits.
  3. HB 2393 - Concerning employer reporting to the state support registry.
  4. HB 2446 - Extending the eligibility period for the working connections child care program.
  5. HB 2604 - Transferring the powers, duties, and functions of the developmental disabilities endowment from the department of health to the department of commerce.
  6. HB 2648 - Removing the expiration for the additional surcharge imposed on registered nurses and licensed practical nurses.
  7. HB 2657 - Revising provisions affecting adoption support expenditures.
  8. HB 2685 - Concerning financing allowance factors for medicaid nursing homes.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. HB 2437 - Repealing the early supplemental security income transition project.
  2. HB 2571 - Concerning waste, fraud, and abuse prevention, detection, and recovery to improve program integrity for medical services programs.



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Labor & Workforce Development* -  01/31/12  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/31/2012 at 8:04 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1258 - Allowing employers to pay a training wage for a specified period of time.
  2. HB 1532 - Creating a good faith defense for certain minimum wage and overtime compensation complaints.
  3. HB 2496 - Modifying the inflationary adjustment to the minimum hourly wage.
  4. HB 2497 - Regulating the minimum hourly wage of tipped employees.
  5. HB 2498 - Suspending the adjustment of the minimum hourly wage rate during periods of high unemployment.

Possible Executive Session:  
  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 2508 - Establishing minimum standards for sick and safe leave from employment.
  3. HB 2509 - Promoting workplace safety and health by enacting the blueprint for safety program.
  4. HB 2580 - Creating a lifelong learning program.
  5. HB 2701 - Regarding the governor as the public employer of language access providers.
  6. HB 2711 - Narrowing the definition of language access providers.



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Local Government* -  01/31/12  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/30/2012 at 8:48 AM

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. HB 2162 - Addressing appeal and permit procedures under the shoreline management act.
  2. HB 2267 - Concerning traditional and alternative sewer systems.
  3. HB 2567 - Authorizing an optional system of rates and charges for conservation districts.
  4. HB 2615 - Authorizing benefit charges for the enhancement of fire protection services.
  5. HB 2638 - Creating greater efficiency and productivity in the offices of county assessors.
  6. HB 2641 - Reducing nontax administration costs associated with the conduct of city and county operations.
  7. HB 2721 - Clarifying provisions establishing subzones in countywide flood control zone districts.
  8. HB 2748 - Concerning ferry and flood control zone district functions and taxing authorities.

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2721 - Clarifying provisions establishing subzones in countywide flood control zone districts.
  2. HB 2748 - Concerning ferry and flood control zone district functions and taxing authorities.



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Public Safety & Emergency Preparedness* -  01/31/12  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/30/2012 at 5:39 PM

Public Hearing:  HB 2692 - Concerning the reduction of the commercial sale of sex.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. HB 1983 - Increasing fee assessments for prostitution crimes.
  2. HB 2320 - Prohibiting certain transactions by state officers that involve nonpublic information.
  3. HB 2354 - Adding trafficking in stolen property in the first and second degrees to the six-year statute of limitations provisions.
  4. HB 2548 - Concerning offenses against members of the military and their families.
  5. HB 2570 - Addressing metal property theft.
  6. HB 2588 - Asserting that submission of DNA markers to a database be accessible only to qualified laboratory personnel.
  7. HB 2594 - Concerning criminal street gangs.
  8. HB 2668 - Addressing bail practices.
  9. HB 2692 - Concerning the reduction of the commercial sale of sex.



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Technology, Energy & Communications* -  01/31/12  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/30/2012 at 5:05 PM

Public Hearing:  HB 2740 - Concerning minimum renewable fuel content requirements.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. HB 1711 - Regarding the provision of telecommunications services by public entities.
  2. HB 2198 - Modifying provisions concerning renewable energy system cost recovery.
  3. HB 2243 - Concerning the net metering of electricity.
  4. HB 2740 - Concerning minimum renewable fuel content requirements.



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Transportation* -  01/31/12  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/31/2012 at 1:29 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2659 - Modifying certain provisions regarding transportation benefit districts.
  2. HB 2673 - Addressing transportation workforce development.
  3. HB 2680 - Reforming Washington's approach to certain nonsafety civil traffic infractions by authorizing a civil collection process for unpaid traffic fines and removing the requirement for law enforcement intervention for the failure to appear and pay a traffic ticket.
  4. HB 2733 - Concerning rates and charges for storm water control facilities.

Executive Session:  
  1. HB 2234 - Addressing employer notification upon commercial driver's license suspension.
  2. HB 2275 - Allowing a registered tow truck operator to reimpound a vehicle that has been redeemed from storage or purchased at auction and not removed from the operator's business premises.
  3. HB 2257 - Changing the expiration date of the current allowable vehicle documentary service charge.
  4. HB 2252 - Concerning proof of payment for certain transportation fares.
  5. HB 2280 - Establishing a yellow dot program for motor vehicles.
  6. HB 2355 - Concerning the use of alternative traction devices on tires under certain conditions.
  7. HB 2370 - Including health in the state transportation system policy goals.
  8. HB 2433 - Authorizing the implementation of a facial recognition matching system for drivers' licenses, permits, and identicards.
  9. HB 2430 - Increasing the allowable maximum length for vehicles operated on public highways.
  10. HB 2459 - Authorizing the Washington state patrol to confiscate license plates from a motor carrier who operates a commercial motor vehicle with a revoked registration.
  11. HB 2476 - Modifying the boundaries of certain heavy haul corridors.



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