Agenda for Friday, November 30, 2012

House Committees

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

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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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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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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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* -  11/30/12  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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