Agenda for November 2012

House Committees

Agriculture & Natural Resources Business & Financial Services
Capital Budget Community & Economic Development & Housing
Early Learning & Human Services Education
Education Appropriations & Oversight Environment
General Government Appropriations & Oversight Health & Human Services Appropriations & Oversight
Health Care & Wellness Higher Education
Judiciary Labor & Workforce Development
Local Government Public Safety & Emergency Preparedness
State Government & Tribal Affairs Technology, Energy & Communications
Transportation Ways & Means

Agriculture & Natural Resources -  11/29/12  12:00 pm

Full Committee
Jt. w/  Senate Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development
Senate Hearing Rm 4
J.A. Cherberg Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  Report on the three Directors' discussions to balance natural resource protection with the needs of working lands.





Agriculture & Natural Resources -  11/30/12  8:00 am

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

Work Session:  
  1. Organic feed grains in western Washington.
  2. Water resource management.





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Business & Financial Services -  11/30/12  1:30 pm

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

Work Session:  Debt management.





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Capital Budget -  11/28/12  10:00 am

Full Committee
Jt. w/  Community & Economic Development & Housing
House Hearing Rm B
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  In these tough economic times, how is Washington meeting the needs for affordable housing?
  1. What capital budget investments in affordable housing has the state made, and who is being served?
  2. What investments have been made through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program, and who is being served?
  3. What needs remain?
  4. How does the Department of Commerce recommend emphasizing cost-effectiveness in the Housing Trust Fund in response to HB 2640?
  5. How is ESHB 2048, concerning low-income and homeless housing assistance surcharges, making a difference?






Capital Budget* -  11/29/12  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 11/26/2012 at 1:45 PM

Work Session:  
  1. Chehalis River Basin alternatives report.
  2. Options for addressing prison inmate capacity needs.
  3. Ten-year capital budget investments in local infrastructure.
  4. Modernizing the state’s local infrastructure programs.
  5. 2013 session preview.





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Community & Economic Development & Housing -  11/28/12  10:00 am

Full Committee
Jt. w/  Capital Budget
House Hearing Rm B
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  In these tough economic times, how is Washington meeting the needs for affordable housing?
  1. What capital budget investments in affordable housing has the state made, and who is being served?
  2. What investments have been made through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program, and who is being served?
  3. What needs remain?
  4. How does the Department of Commerce recommend emphasizing cost-effectiveness in the Housing Trust Fund in response to HB 2640?
  5. How is ESHB 2048, concerning low-income and homeless housing assistance surcharges, making a difference?






Community & Economic Development & Housing* -  11/30/12  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 11/26/2012 at 12:36 PM

Work Session:  What's In and What's Out in the State's Economic Plan?
  1. The Washington Economic Development Commission's "Winning Strategies for Driving Growth, Competitiveness and Job Creation in a Time of Fiscal Constraint".
  2. Recommendations for evaluating what does and does not work in economic development programs.
  3. Innovate Washington's five-year business plan and report on economic impact.
  4. How Small Business Development Centers help small businesses enhance their performance through exporting.






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Early Learning & Human Services -  11/30/12  1:30 pm

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

Work Session:  Delivery of substance abuse treatment services.





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Education -  11/30/12  1:30 pm

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

Work Session:  
  1. Update on 2012 interim Education Joint Select Committees and Task Forces.
  2. Alternative Learning Experience (ALE) Programs: Review of policy issues.
  3. Update on Teacher and Principal Evaluation Project (TPEP).





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Education Appropriations & Oversight -  11/27/12  10:00 am

Full Committee
Jt. w/  Health & Human Services Appropriations & Oversight
House Hearing Rm A
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  Impact of human services programs on educational outcomes.
  1. Overview of education and social service data systems.
  2. Evidence-based programs associated with improved educational outcomes.
  3. Coordinated education and human service programs.






Education Appropriations & Oversight -  11/29/12  1:30 pm

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

Work Session:  
  1. Update on McCleary and the Joint Task Force on Education Funding.
  2. Quality Education Council Compensation Working Group recommendations.
  3. Update on alternate education funding.





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Environment -  11/30/12  1:30 pm

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

Work Session:  
  1. Update on fish consumption rates and water quality standards.
  2. Implementation of recent changes to renewable energy standards.





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General Government Appropriations & Oversight* -  11/29/12  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 11/28/2012 at 10:52 AM

Work Session:  
  1. Current programs to implement lean management principles in state government.
  2. Application of Lean management at selected state agencies and outcomes from those Lean projects.





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Health & Human Services Appropriations & Oversight -  11/27/12  10:00 am

Full Committee
Jt. w/  Education Appropriations & Oversight
House Hearing Rm A
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  Impact of human services programs on educational outcomes.
  1. Overview of education and social service data systems.
  2. Evidence-based programs associated with improved educational outcomes.
  3. Coordinated education and human service programs.






Health & Human Services Appropriations & Oversight -  11/29/12  1:30 pm

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

Work Session:  The Affordable Care Act, Medicaid expansion, and coordinated health care purchasing.
  1. Supreme Court decision and the fiscal impacts associated with health care reform and the option to expand Medicaid.
  2. Update on current efforts toward implementation.
  3. Options for coordinating the purchase and delivery of care for people who need long-term care, developmental disabilities, mental health, or chemical dependency services.
  4. Public comment.






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Health Care & Wellness* -  11/30/12  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 11/7/2012 at 3:10 PM

Work Session:  
  1. Access to primary care.
  2. Pertussis outbreak update.
  3. Coordination of agency purchasing.





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Higher Education* -  11/30/12  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 11/20/2012 at 1:27 PM

Work Session:  
  1. Implementation of certain provisions in 2011 legislation 2ESHB 1795:
    1. Impacts of Tuition Increases.
    2. Transfer and Articulation Provisions.
  2. Financial aid update:
    1. State Need Grant Work Group.
    2. Higher Education Loan Program Work Group.
    3. College Bound Scholarship.
    4. Guaranteed Education Tuition (GET) Legislative Advisory Committee.
  3. Washington Student Achievement Council Update.





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Judiciary* -  11/30/12  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 11/19/2012 at 1:12 PM

Work Session:  Preventing and responding to incidents of children accessing loaded firearms.





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Labor & Workforce Development -  11/30/12  8:00 am

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

Work Session:  
  1. Agency updates and session previews.
    1. Department of Labor and Industries.
    2. Employment Security Department.
  2. Business and labor comments and session previews.





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Local Government -  11/14/12  1:30 pm

Full Committee
Coast Wenatchee Cntr Hotel
201 N Wenatchee Ave
Wenatchee, WA

Work Session - Hosted at the Washington State Association of Counties Annual Conference:  
  1. Introductions.
  2. 2012 Legislative review – House Local Government Committee.
  3. Open microphone for County Officials.
  4. Increasing local government operational efficiencies – solicitation of county perspectives.
  5. Adjournment.





Local Government* -  11/30/12  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 11/26/2012 at 9:47 AM

Work Session:  
  1. Recommendations for making the implementation of the Growth Management Act more efficient.
  2. Briefing by the State Auditor’s Office.
    1. Audit summary on Public Development Authorities and Public Facilities Districts.
    2. Local Government Financial Condition Report.
  3. Staff Briefing: Joint Select Committee on Junior Taxing Districts, Municipal Corporations, and Local Government Finance.





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Public Safety & Emergency Preparedness -  11/30/12  9:00 am

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

Work Session:  
  1. Briefing on the transfer of legal defense in sexually violent predator civil commitment proceedings from the Department of Social and Health Services to the Office of Public Defense.
  2. Update from the Department of Corrections on the state’s current community custody program and violation process (the new Swift & Certain Process).
  3. Update from the Metal Theft Work Group.

*Note start time.



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State Government & Tribal Affairs -  11/30/12  10:00 am

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

Work Session:  
  1. Regulatory improvements.
    1. Briefing on the results of the Performance Audit of Washington Business Regulations.
    2. Briefing by the Office of Regulatory Assistance on its activities and recommendations for regulatory improvement.
  2. Update on the implementation of Initiative 1183 (privatizing liquor sales in Washington).





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Technology, Energy & Communications -  11/30/12  8:00 am

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

Work Session:  
  1. Residential energy use disclosure.
  2. Universal service reform.





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Transportation -  11/29/12  3:30 pm

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

Work Session:  
  1. Status of business improvements at WSDOT:
    1. Strategic plan implementation and effects on staffing.
    2. Facilities oversight plan recommendations and implementation.
  2. Tolling update: SR 520, Tacoma Narrows Bridge, and SR 167.
  3. Transportation revenue forecast update, budget outlook and federal funding reauthorization overview.
  4. Potential impacts of the AUTO v. Washington decision on transportation revenues and expenditures.





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Ways & Means* -  11/29/12  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 11/27/2012 at 12:24 PM

Work Session:  
  1. November Economic and Revenue Forecast update.
  2. 2013 session budget outlook.
  3. Update on the Joint Task Force on Education Funding.
  4. Update on the Joint Select Committee on Junior Taxing Districts, Municipal Corporations, and Local Government Finance.





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