Agenda for Thursday, November 21, 2013

House Committees

Agriculture & Natural Resources Appropriations
Appropriations Subcommittee on Education Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government & Information Technology
Appropriations Subcommittee on Health & Human Services Community Development, Housing & Tribal Affairs
Judiciary Labor & Workforce Development
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 -  11/21/13  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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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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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 -  11/21/13  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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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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