Agenda for Wednesday, February 01, 2012

House Committees

Capital Budget Education Appropriations & Oversight
General Government Appropriations & Oversight Transportation
Ways & Means

Capital Budget* -  02/01/12  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/31/2012 at 10:13 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SHB 2422 - Supporting the development of aviation biofuels production.
  2. HB 2747 - Modifying the use of funds in the fire service training account.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. SHB 2422 - Supporting the development of aviation biofuels production.
  2. HB 2722 - Concerning surplus property.
  3. HB 2747 - Modifying the use of funds in the fire service training account.





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Education Appropriations & Oversight* -  02/01/12  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/30/2012 at 10:12 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SHB 2585 - Creating efficiencies for institutions of higher education.
  2. HB 2720 - Prioritizing safety net funding for residential schools.
  3. HB 2156 - Regarding coordination and evaluation of workforce training for aerospace and materials manufacturing.
  4. HB 2170 - Enacting the career pathways act.

Possible Executive Session:  HB 2337 - Regarding open educational resources in K-12 education.





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General Government Appropriations & Oversight* -  02/01/12  8:30 am

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

REVISED on 1/30/2012 at 2:49 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2295 - Regarding the discover pass.
  2. HB 2373 - Concerning the state's management of its recreational resources.
  3. SSB 5977 - Making the discover pass transferable between two vehicles.

Possible Executive Session:  Bills previously heard in committee.





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Transportation* -  02/01/12  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/31/2012 at 6:25 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SHB 2443 - Increasing accountability of persons who drive impaired.
  2. HB 2704 - Creating a road user future funding task force.
  3. HB 2725 - Concerning the agency council on coordinated transportation.
  4. HB 2729 - Eliminating the handling loss deduction for the motor vehicle fuel tax.
  5. HB 2736 - Concerning commercial vehicle regulations for texting while driving and projecting loads.
  6. HB 2182 - Requiring the use of headlights when windshield wipers are used.

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.
  12. HB 2601 - Improving public transit through the creation of transit service overlay zones.
  13. HB 2273 - Concerning the processing of vehicles impounded by law enforcement for evidentiary purposes.
  14. HB 2372 - Concerning fees and rates for tow truck services and vehicle storage.
  15. HB 2659 - Modifying certain provisions regarding transportation benefit districts.
  16. HB 2725 - Concerning the agency council on coordinated transportation.





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Ways & Means* -  02/01/12  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/31/2012 at 11:29 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SHB 1559 - Limiting indemnification agreements involving design professionals.
  2. HB 2264 - Concerning performance-based contracting related to child welfare services.
  3. HB 2289 - Establishing a flexible approach to child protective services.
  4. HB 2441 - Limiting the impact of excess compensation on state retirement system contribution rates by redefining excess compensation.
  5. HB 2531 - Requiring a rate of return analysis for state tax preferences.
  6. SHB 2590 - Extending the expiration of the pollution liability insurance agency's authority and its funding source.
  7. HB 2607 - Requiring a six-year budget outlook tied to existing revenues.
  8. HB 2697 - Addressing membership on city disability boards.
  9. HB 2708 - Including the value of solar, biomass, and geothermal facilities in the property tax levy limit calculation.
  10. HB 2728 - Increasing flexibility and diversity of local government revenue.
  11. HB 2738 - Modifying the membership of the select committee on pension policy.

Executive Session:  
  1. HB 2278 - Concerning annual accountability surveys for the warehousing and distribution center sales and use tax exemption.
  2. HB 2389 - Modifying the submission dates for economic and revenue forecasts.
  3. HB 2458 - Concerning the existing authority to impose a sales and use tax for public facilities districts by providing flexibility in the submittal of the sales and use tax to voters by distressed public facilities districts.
  4. HB 2502 - Modifying exceptions to the compensating tax provisions for removal from forest land classification to more closely parallel open space property tax provisions.
  5. HB 2619 - Clarifying that sellers are required to separately state retail sales tax on any instrument of sale provided to the buyer when the seller advertises that tax is included in the selling price or that the seller is paying the tax.
  6. HB 2620 - Addressing the management and investment of state funds and accounts.
  7. HB 2624 - Concerning the administration of medical expense plans for state government retirees.





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