Agenda for November 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
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* -  11/21/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 11/12/2013 at 3:22 PM

Work Session:  Columbia River Treaty.





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Appropriations -  11/08/13  3:30 pm

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

Public Hearing/Possible Executive Session:  
  1. HB 2088 - Making appropriations specifically for activities related to the aerospace industry for permitting and training, including program development, staff, facilities, and equipment.
  2. HB 2089 - Incentivizing a long-term commitment to maintain and grow jobs in the aerospace industry in Washington state by extending the expiration date of aerospace tax preferences and expanding the sales and use tax exemption for the construction of new facilities used to manufacture superefficient airplanes to include the construction of new facilities used to manufacture commercial airplanes or the wings or fuselage of commercial airplanes.

Executive:  
  1. EHB 2088 - Making appropriations specifically for activities related to the aerospace industry for permitting and training, including program development, staff, facilities, and equipment.
  2. HB 2089 - Incentivizing a long-term commitment to maintain and grow jobs in the aerospace industry in Washington state by extending the expiration date of aerospace tax preferences and expanding the sales and use tax exemption for the construction of new facilities used to manufacture superefficient airplanes to include the construction of new facilities used to manufacture commercial airplanes or the wings or fuselage of commercial airplanes.





Appropriations -  11/21/13  3:30 pm

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

Work Session:  
  1. Lean Management Savings/Results Washington.
  2. Higher Education Budget Update.
  3. Implementation of the Affordable Care Act.





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Appropriations Subcommittee on Education -  11/21/13  10:00 am

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

Work Session:  
  1. Update on K-12 budget items regarding:
    1. early elementary class size.
    2. instructional hours.
    3. Learning Assistance Program/Readiness to Learn.
  2. Expanding the Early Childhood and Education Assistance Program.
  3. Guaranteed Education Tuition (GET) Program Status.
  4. College Bound Scholarship Program Update.





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Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government & Information Technology -  11/21/13  10:00 am

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

Work Session:  
  1. Department of Fish & Wildlife:
    1. Briefing on the development of an aquatic invasive species passport program to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of watercraft inspections.
    2. Update on efforts to work with regional fisheries enhancement groups to identify long-term funding to support community-based salmon restoration.
    3. Update on continued ownership and use of downtown Olympia office building.
    4. Update on expenditures and efforts to promote and engage nonlethal deterrence methods relating to wolf and livestock interaction.
  2. Department of Agriculture:
    1. Briefing on efforts to review fees and develop strategies to make programs more self-supporting.
    2. Update on an animal disease traceability database.
  3. Office of the Chief Information Officer:
    1. Update and review of the state policies on technology investment planning and project implementation.
    2. Update on efforts to improve transparency of state agency technology planning and development.





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Appropriations Subcommittee on Health & Human Services -  11/21/13  10:00 am

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

Work Session:  
  1. Rate Setting for Assisted Living and Adult Family Homes.
  2. Behavioral Health - State Hospital Updates.





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Business & Financial Services -  11/22/13  10:00 am

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

Work Session:  
  1. Regulation of Debt Adjusters.
  2. Insurance Fair Conduct Act.





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Community Development, Housing & Tribal Affairs* -  11/21/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 11/13/2013 at 8:38 AM

Work Session:  
  1. Affordable Housing Investment.
  2. Community Development Programs.





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Early Learning & Human Services -  11/22/13  1:30 pm

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

Work Session:  
  1. Services for families involved in the Child Welfare System and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program.
  2. Delivery of services by the Developmental Disabilities Administration.





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Education -  11/22/13  1:30 pm

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

Work Session:  
  1. Teacher Principal Evaluation Project (TPEP) Update.
  2. Wraparound Services and Supports for Students.
    1. Homeless students.
    2. Students who have experienced trauma.





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Environment -  11/06/13  10:00 am

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

Work Session:  
  1. Life Cycle Communities and Environmental Product Declarations.
    1. Coleen Barta and Rita Schenck, Institute for Environmental Research and Education.
  2. Electronic Waste Recycling.
    1. Miles Kuntz, Waste2Resources Program, Department of Ecology.
    2. John Friedrick, Washington Materials Management and Financing Authority.
  3. Mercury Lights.
    1. Laurie Davies, Waste2Resources Program, Department of Ecology.





Environment -  11/22/13  10:00 am

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

Work Session:  
  1. Report from the Climate Legislative and Executive Workgroup.
  2. Oil Spill Risk Mitigation.





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Finance* -  11/07/13  9:30 am

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

MEETING CANCELLED.



Finance* -  11/07/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 11/7/2013 at 12:07 AM

Public Hearing:  HB 2089 - Incentivizing a long-term commitment to maintain and grow jobs in the aerospace industry in Washington state by extending the expiration date of aerospace tax preferences and expanding the sales and use tax exemption for the construction of new facilities used to manufacture superefficient airplanes to include the construction of new facilities used to manufacture commercial airplanes or the wings or fuselage of commercial airplanes.





Finance -  11/08/13  8:00 am

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

Possible Executive Session:  HB 2089 - Incentivizing a long-term commitment to maintain and grow jobs in the aerospace industry in Washington state by extending the expiration date of aerospace tax preferences and expanding the sales and use tax exemption for the construction of new facilities used to manufacture superefficient airplanes to include the construction of new facilities used to manufacture commercial airplanes or the wings or fuselage of commercial airplanes.





Finance* -  11/22/13  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 11/12/2013 at 12:40 PM

Work Session:  Tax preference transparency and accountability reform in other states.





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Government Accountability & Oversight* -  11/22/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 10/30/2013 at 7:47 AM

Work Session:  
  1. Streamlining Liquor License Issuance Fees and Taxes.
  2. Market Conditions and Impacts on Former Contract Liquor Stores and Former State Liquor Stores.
  3. Update on I-502 Rulemaking by the Liquor Control Board.

Note: Item #3 was not previously on the interim plan.



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Government Operations & Elections -  11/22/13  10:00 am

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

Work Session:  
  1. Advisory Votes.
  2. Help America Vote Act (HAVA) funding.
  3. Report by the William D. Ruckelshaus Center on Public Records Requests.





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Health Care & Wellness -  11/22/13  1:30 pm

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

Work Session:  
  1. Birth Defects, Premature Birth, and Stillbirth.
  2. Update on the Washington Healthplanfinder open enrollment process.
  3. Update on the Medicaid expansion in Washington.





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Higher Education* -  11/22/13  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 11/4/2013 at 3:16 PM

Work Session:  2014 Legislative Agendas for Higher Education.
  1. The Washington Student Achievement Council.
  2. The State Board for Community and Technical Colleges.
  3. The Council of Presidents.






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Judiciary -  11/21/13  1:30 pm

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

Work Session:  
  1. Overview of programs and operation of the Attorney General's Office.
  2. Update on foreclosure issues and implementation of the Foreclosure Fairness Act.





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Labor & Workforce Development -  11/14/13  6:00 pm

Full Committee
Everett Community College
2000 Tower St, Jackson Conf Center Auditorium
Everett, WA

Work Session:  Discussion of agricultural labor issues and possible policy changes.

Meeting time: 6:00-8:00 pm



Labor & Workforce Development -  11/21/13  1:30 pm

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

Work Session:  
  1. Workers' compensation overview and update.
  2. Workers' compensation fraud report.
  3. Update on logging safety initiative.
  4. Private sector retirement programs.
  5. Youth unemployment solutions: career preparation for high school students.





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Local Government -  11/22/13  1:30 pm

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

Work Session:  
  1. Rulemaking and Legislative Proposals of the Department of Ecology.
  2. Local Government Public Records Requests - A Report by the William D. Ruckelshaus Center as Required by 3ESSB 5034 (2013).
  3. General Requirements and Actions of the State Building Code Council.
  4. Agency Report: Voluntary Stewardship Program - General Status of Program Implementation as Required by RCW 36.70A.705.
  5. Staff Report: A Summary of Growth Management Act Review Considerations Discussed September 9, 2013.





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Public Safety -  11/22/13  10:00 am

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

Work Session:  
  1. Evidence-based corrections policies: Research on strategies to reduce recidivism.
  2. Programs and services in Department of Corrections' facilities: Assessing effectiveness.
  3. Re-entry and barriers to re-entry: Preparing offenders for successful reintegration into the community.

*Meeting will conclude at 1 pm.



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Technology & Economic Development -  11/19/13  1:30 pm

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

Work Session:  
  1. Invasive Technology.
  2. Crowdsourcing.





Technology & Economic Development* -  11/21/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 11/15/2013 at 4:42 PM

Work Session:  
  1. Briefing of energy-related elements of the Columbia River Treaty negotiation process.
  2. Update on renewable energy, efficiency, and conservation programs.
    1. Department of Revenue's rulemaking on third-party ownership of renewable energy systems.
    2. Best practices to encourage combined heat and power (CHP) systems.
    3. State programs to promote energy efficiency.
  3. Overview of 2012 Integrated Resource Plans (IRPs).





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Transportation* -  11/21/13  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 11/21/2013 at 9:51 AM

Work Session:  
  1. Joint Transportation Committee's Cost Efficiencies Study: Progress Report.
  2. Briefing on the Washington State Department of Transportation's (WSDOT) Implementation of Reforms.
  3. Status of Plans for the use of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) in the Washington Ferry System.
  4. Development of the Business Case for a Road Usage Charge System: Progress Report.
  5. Voice of Washington Survey (VOWS) Update.





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