Agenda for Wednesday, February 13, 2013

House Committees

Agriculture & Natural Resources Appropriations
Business & Financial Services Community Development, Housing & Tribal Affairs
Environment Government Operations & Elections
Higher Education Judiciary
Labor & Workforce Development Public Safety
Technology & Economic Development Transportation

Agriculture & Natural Resources* -  02/13/13  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/11/2013 at 10:58 AM

Work Session:  Marine Spatial Planning update.

Executive Session:  HB 1323 - Regarding the sea cucumber dive fishery.



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Appropriations* -  02/13/13  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/11/2013 at 5:37 PM

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. HB 1043 - Limiting differential tuition.
  2. HB 1565 - Funding the prescription monitoring program from the medicaid fraud penalty account.
  3. HB 1587 - Addressing public employee benefits.
  4. HB 1635 - Concerning disproportionate share hospital adjustments.



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Business & Financial Services* -  02/13/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/8/2013 at 4:16 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1572 - Addressing nonprofit debt adjusters.
  2. HB 1638 - Addressing insurance, generally.
  3. HB 1740 - Concerning fingerprint-based background checks for state-registered appraiser trainee applicants and existing credential holders.
  4. HB 1751 - Providing for equal tax treatment of investment securities for in-state and out-of-state banks.

Executive Session:  
  1. HB 1402 - Adopting the insurer state of entry model act.
  2. HB 1487 - Clarifying the terminology and duties of the real estate agency relationship law to be consistent with other existing laws.
  3. HB 1582 - Addressing credit unions' corporate governance, investments, and capital.
  4. HB 1130 - Modifying who is authorized to redeem an impounded vehicle.
  5. HB 1231 - Establishing continuing education requirements for engineers.
  6. HB 1327 - Addressing licensing and enforcement provisions applicable to money transmitters.
  7. HB 1328 - Regulating mortgage brokers.



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Community Development, Housing & Tribal Affairs* -  02/13/13  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/8/2013 at 4:54 PM

Work Session:  Tribal State Tax Issues.

Executive Session:  
  1. HB 1287 - Subjecting federally recognized Indian tribes to the same conditions as state and local governments for property owned exclusively by the tribe.
  2. HB 1361 - Modifying the requirements for purchase of care for Indian children.
  3. HB 1419 - Expanding membership of the Washington state horse park authority.
  4. HB 1648 - Providing for community economic revitalization in incorporated areas.



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Environment* -  02/13/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/12/2013 at 12:14 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1105 - Modifying the renewable energy cost recovery program.
  2. HB 1106 - Regarding net metering of electricity.

Possible Executive Session:  Bills previously heard in committee.



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Government Operations & Elections -  02/13/13  1:30 pm

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1474 - Giving general election voters the power to choose between the top two candidates for nonpartisan offices.
  2. HB 1509 - Concerning one candidate primaries.
  3. HB 1510 - Modifying write-in voting provisions.
  4. HB 1537 - Addressing a veteran's preference for the purpose of public employment.
  5. HJM 4001 - Requesting an amendment to the United States Constitution to return the authority to regulate election campaign contributions to congress and state legislatures.



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Higher Education* -  02/13/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/11/2013 at 5:24 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1536 - Changing requirements for membership on community and technical college boards of trustees.
  2. HB 1683 - Authorizing recognition of institutions of postsecondary study in order to retain federal financial aid eligibility.
  3. HB 1736 - Concerning higher education operating efficiencies.
  4. HB 1769 - Creating efficiencies for institutions of higher education.

Executive Session:  
  1. HB 1322 - Allowing nonprofit institutions recognized by the state of Washington to be eligible to participate in the state need grant program.
  2. HB 1048 - Regarding higher education governance.
  3. HB 1544 - Authorizing educational specialist degrees at Central Washington University and Western Washington University.
  4. HB 1614 - Authorizing applied doctorate level degrees in audiology at Western Washington University.
  5. HB 1251 - Increasing membership on the opportunity scholarship board.



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Judiciary -  02/13/13  8:00 am

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1147 - Modifying first degree unlawful possession of a firearm provisions.
  2. HB 1612 - Concerning information on felony firearm offenders.
  3. HB 1588 - Requiring universal background checks for firearms transfers.
  4. HB 1676 - Encouraging safe storage of firearms.



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Labor & Workforce Development* -  02/13/13  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/8/2013 at 11:50 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1462 - Creating a good faith defense for certain minimum wage and overtime compensation complaints.
  2. HB 1611 - Allowing lunch breaks for registered tow truck operators while requiring reasonable availability.
  3. HB 1659 - Clarifying the employment status of independent contractors in the news business.
  4. HB 1684 - Defining suitable work to include a minimum age requirement.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. HB 1023 - Extending apprenticeship utilization requirements.
  2. HB 1025 - Extending the application of prevailing wage requirements.
  3. HB 1254 - Addressing prevailing wage filings.
  4. HB 1313 - Establishing minimum standards for sick and safe leave from employment.
  5. HB 1348 - Modifying collective bargaining law related to providing additional compensation for academic employees at community and technical colleges.
  6. HB 1457 - Implementing family and medical leave insurance.
  7. HB 1490 - Applying the public employees' collective bargaining act to department of corrections employees.
  8. HB 1608 - Concerning the marine employees' commission.
  9. HCR 4403 - Concerning the workforce training and education coordinating board's high skills high wages plan.
  10. HB 1611 - Allowing lunch breaks for registered tow truck operators while requiring reasonable availability.



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Public Safety* -  02/13/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/11/2013 at 2:14 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1531 - Modifying criminal history record information compliance audit provisions.
  2. HB 1554 - Allowing fire departments to develop a community assistance referral and education services program.
  3. HB 1580 - Allowing courts to assess additional costs to defendants if they are successful in setting aside a committed finding after failing to respond to an infraction or failing to appear for a hearing.
  4. HB 1601 - Providing alternatives for penalties stemming from traffic infractions.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. Bills previously heard in committee.
  2. HB 1531 - Modifying criminal history record information compliance audit provisions.
  3. HB 1292 - Vacating prostitution convictions.
  4. HB 1108 - Modifying the definition of rape in the third degree and indecent liberties.
  5. HB 1352 - Addressing the statute of limitations for sexual abuse against a child.



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Technology & Economic Development* -  02/13/13  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/12/2013 at 9:28 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1674 - Increasing the regulatory oversight and accountability of the office of minority and women's business enterprises.
  2. HB 1707 - Concerning the taxation of large airplanes.
  3. HB 1757 - Providing monitoring of the development of a one-stop portal for Washington businesses.

Executive Session:  
  1. HB 1301 - Creating clean energy jobs in Washington state through renewable energy incentives.
  2. HB 1443 - Providing for property tax exemption for the value of new construction of industrial/manufacturing facilities in targeted urban areas.



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Transportation* -  02/13/13  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/12/2013 at 6:02 PM

Work Session:  Transportation in the 21st Century.
  1. Autonomous vehicles.
  2. Road usage charge: Study update.


Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1625 - Concerning certain tow truck operator requirements and rates.
  2. HB 1265 - Modifying provisions in the forms for traffic infraction notices.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. HB 1007 - Concerning the covering of loads on public highways.
  2. HB 1233 - Including health in the state transportation system policy goals.
  3. HB 1238 - Allowing motorcycles to stop and proceed through traffic control signals under certain conditions.
  4. HB 1288 - Concerning the construction of a state boundary bridge.
  5. HB 1500 - Concerning the creation of a special license plate dedicated to raising revenue to fund preventative wolf management efforts at the department of fish and wildlife.
  6. HB 1644 - Concerning transportation planning objectives and performance measures for local and regional agencies.



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