Agenda for February 18 to February 24, 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
Capital Budget 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* -  02/19/13  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/15/2013 at 12:04 PM

Work Session:  The State of our Watersheds Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission.

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1924 - Concerning watershed planning grants.
  2. HB 1770 - Concerning the appointment of nonvoting advisory members to commodity boards.
  3. HB 1886 - Concerning the recoverable costs of the department of agriculture under chapter 16.36 RCW.



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Agriculture & Natural Resources* -  02/20/13  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/18/2013 at 10:13 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1764 - Concerning geoduck diver licenses.
  2. HB 1896 - Enhancing compliance with the responsibilities of fishing guides.
  3. HB 1894 - Concerning shellfish aquaculture research.
  4. HB 1917 - Creating additional requirements for certain fishing guide activities.

Executive Session:  
  1. HB 1770 - Concerning the appointment of nonvoting advisory members to commodity boards.
  2. HB 1372 - Concerning natural resource management activities.
  3. HB 1501 - Building upon the existing wildlife interaction program to establish the mechanisms behind an uncapped funding source for implementing the provisions of the Washington wolf conservation and management plan adopted by the fish and wildlife commission in 2011 in a way that does not change the management provisions of the plan.



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Agriculture & Natural Resources* -  02/21/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/20/2013 at 10:13 AM

Public Hearing:  SB 5139 - Concerning milk and milk products.

Executive Session:  
  1. HB 1764 - Concerning geoduck diver licenses.
  2. HB 1135 - Concerning the annual gross sales limits for cottage food operations.
  3. HB 1191 - Protecting livestock against predator attacks.
  4. HB 1350 - Providing options for local communities to balance growth of the community with water resource goals.
  5. HB 1375 - Concerning consolidating a new exempt withdrawal of groundwater into an existing public water system.
  6. HB 1438 - Concerning de facto changes in water rights for irrigation purposes that involved conversion to more efficient irrigation technologies.
  7. HB 1886 - Concerning the recoverable costs of the department of agriculture under chapter 16.36 RCW.
  8. HB 1894 - Concerning shellfish aquaculture research.
  9. HB 1896 - Enhancing compliance with the responsibilities of fishing guides.
  10. HB 1924 - Concerning watershed planning grants.
  11. HB 1372 - Concerning natural resource management activities.



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Appropriations -  02/18/13  3:30 pm

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. SHB 1027 - Implementing changes to child support based on the child support schedule work group report.
  2. HB 1120 - Addressing volunteer fire department and law enforcement chaplains membership in the volunteer firefighters' and reserve officers' retirement system.
  3. HB 1211 - Concerning primary election voters' pamphlets.
  4. HB 1829 - Eliminating accounts and funds.



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Appropriations* -  02/19/13  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/15/2013 at 5:16 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SHB 1005 - Concerning responsibilities and funding of the public disclosure commission.
  2. SHB 1114 - Addressing criminal incompetency and civil commitment.
  3. HB 1152 - Addressing meal and rest breaks for hospital employees.
  4. HB 1368 - Concerning the distribution of state liquor revenues to cities and counties.
  5. SHB 1477 - Providing flexibility for how school districts address truancy of students.
  6. HB 1560 - Implementing selected recommendations from the 2011 and 2013 reports of the quality education council.
  7. HB 1868 - Providing access to health insurance for certain law enforcement officers' and firefighters' plan 2 members catastrophically disabled in the line of duty.



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Appropriations* -  02/21/13  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/19/2013 at 6:02 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SHB 1096 - Concerning juvenile firearms and weapons crimes.
  2. SHB 1134 - Authorizing state-tribal education compact schools.
  3. HB 1243 - Modifying expiration dates affecting the department of natural resources' timber sale program.
  4. HB 1322 - Allowing nonprofit institutions recognized by the state of Washington to be eligible to participate in the state need grant program.
  5. SHB 1574 - Establishing a fee for certification for the residential services and supports program to cover investigative costs.
  6. HB 1899 - Authorizing the state investment board to invest the assets of the first class cities' retirement systems.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. SHB 1027 - Implementing changes to child support based on the child support schedule work group report.
  2. HB 1829 - Eliminating accounts and funds.
  3. HB 1868 - Providing access to health insurance for certain law enforcement officers' and firefighters' plan 2 members catastrophically disabled in the line of duty.



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Appropriations Subcommittee on Education* -  02/20/13  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/19/2013 at 1:05 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1011 - Removing the one-year waiting period for veterans or active members of the military for purposes of eligibility for resident tuition.
  2. SHB 1144 - Regarding qualifications for educational interpreters.
  3. SHB 1247 - Modifying job skills program provisions.
  4. SHB 1336 - Increasing the capacity of school districts to recognize and respond to troubled youth.
  5. HB 1453 - Changing state need grant eligibility provisions.
  6. HB 1614 - Authorizing applied doctorate level degrees in audiology at Western Washington University.
  7. HB 1900 - Specifying "caseload" for purposes of caseload forecasts of common school students.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. HB 1011 - Removing the one-year waiting period for veterans or active members of the military for purposes of eligibility for resident tuition.
  2. SHB 1144 - Regarding qualifications for educational interpreters.
  3. HB 1173 - Regarding the financial education public-private partnership.
  4. SHB 1247 - Modifying job skills program provisions.
  5. SHB 1336 - Increasing the capacity of school districts to recognize and respond to troubled youth.
  6. HB 1453 - Changing state need grant eligibility provisions.
  7. HB 1614 - Authorizing applied doctorate level degrees in audiology at Western Washington University.
  8. HB 1812 - Extending the time frame for making expenditures under the urban school turnaround initiative.
  9. HB 1900 - Specifying "caseload" for purposes of caseload forecasts of common school students.



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Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government & Information Technology* -  02/20/13  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/15/2013 at 3:46 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SHB 1017 - Creating new efficiency standards.
  2. SHB 1060 - Scoring an offense a class C felony equivalent if the offense was a felony under the relevant out-of-state statute when there is no clearly comparable offense under Washington law, unless the defendant can establish that his or her actual conduct did not constitute a felony under Washington law.
  3. SHB 1158 - Concerning the annexation of property owned by the state for military purposes.
  4. HB 1159 - Increasing the number of superior court judges in Whatcom county.
  5. HB 1175 - Increasing the number of superior court judges in Benton and Franklin counties jointly.
  6. SHB 1199 - Ensuring hunter safety.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. SHB 1017 - Creating new efficiency standards.
  2. HB 1159 - Increasing the number of superior court judges in Whatcom county.
  3. HB 1175 - Increasing the number of superior court judges in Benton and Franklin counties jointly.
  4. HB 1613 - Establishing the criminal justice training commission firing range maintenance account.
  5. HB 1618 - Concerning the building code council account.



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Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government & Information Technology* -  02/23/13  9:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/22/2013 at 4:42 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SHB 1294 - Concerning flame retardants.
  2. SHB 1364 - Concerning small rechargeable battery stewardship.
  3. SHB 1501 - Building upon the existing wildlife interaction program to establish the mechanisms behind an uncapped funding source for implementing the provisions of the Washington wolf conservation and management plan adopted by the fish and wildlife commission in 2011 in a way that does not change the management provisions of the plan.
  4. HB 1889 - Concerning the fruit and vegetable district fund.
  5. SHB 1245 - Regarding derelict and abandoned vessels in state waters.
  6. SHB 1188 - Creating a focused effort on reestablishing a rural agricultural economy in western Washington by making investments aimed at returning underproducing land back into a state of active agricultural production.
  7. SHB 1309 - Directing state investments of existing litter tax revenues under chapter 82.19 RCW in material waste management efforts without increasing the tax rate.
  8. SHB 1285 - Modifying provisions regarding the representation of children in dependency matters.
  9. SHB 1291 - Concerning services for victims of the sex trade.
  10. SHB 1338 - Concerning juveniles sentenced to long terms of incarceration.
  11. SHB 1024 - Addressing service animals.
  12. SHB 1198 - Requiring training of public officials and employees regarding public records and open public meetings.
  13. SHB 1674 - Increasing the regulatory oversight and accountability of the office of minority and women's business enterprises.
  14. SHB 1195 - Concerning candidate names on the primary ballot.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. SHB 1060 - Scoring an offense a class C felony equivalent if the offense was a felony under the relevant out-of-state statute when there is no clearly comparable offense under Washington law, unless the defendant can establish that his or her actual conduct did not constitute a felony under Washington law.
  2. SHB 1158 - Concerning the annexation of property owned by the state for military purposes.
  3. SHB 1199 - Ensuring hunter safety.
  4. SHB 1294 - Concerning flame retardants.
  5. SHB 1364 - Concerning small rechargeable battery stewardship.
  6. SHB 1501 - Building upon the existing wildlife interaction program to establish the mechanisms behind an uncapped funding source for implementing the provisions of the Washington wolf conservation and management plan adopted by the fish and wildlife commission in 2011 in a way that does not change the management provisions of the plan.
  7. HB 1889 - Concerning the fruit and vegetable district fund.
  8. SHB 1245 - Regarding derelict and abandoned vessels in state waters.
  9. SHB 1188 - Creating a focused effort on reestablishing a rural agricultural economy in western Washington by making investments aimed at returning underproducing land back into a state of active agricultural production.
  10. SHB 1309 - Directing state investments of existing litter tax revenues under chapter 82.19 RCW in material waste management efforts without increasing the tax rate.
  11. SHB 1285 - Modifying provisions regarding the representation of children in dependency matters.
  12. SHB 1291 - Concerning services for victims of the sex trade.
  13. SHB 1338 - Concerning juveniles sentenced to long terms of incarceration.
  14. SHB 1024 - Addressing service animals.
  15. SHB 1198 - Requiring training of public officials and employees regarding public records and open public meetings.
  16. SHB 1674 - Increasing the regulatory oversight and accountability of the office of minority and women's business enterprises.
  17. SHB 1195 - Concerning candidate names on the primary ballot.



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Appropriations Subcommittee on Health & Human Services* -  02/20/13  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/20/2013 at 11:38 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1145 - Providing credit towards child support obligations for veterans benefits.
  2. SHB 1344 - Increasing the health professions participating in online access to the University of Washington health sciences library.
  3. HB 1499 - Concerning the program of all-inclusive care for the elderly.
  4. SHB 1518 - Providing certain disciplining authorities with additional authority over budget development, spending, and staffing.

Executive Session:  
  1. SHB 1344 - Increasing the health professions participating in online access to the University of Washington health sciences library.
  2. HB 1534 - Increasing the impaired dentist program license or renewal surcharge.



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Appropriations Subcommittee on Health & Human Services* -  02/23/13  9:00 am

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

MEETING CANCELLED.



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Business & Financial Services* -  02/19/13  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/18/2013 at 2:13 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1658 - Raising the cap on the total number of small loans a borrower may have in a twelve-month period.
  2. HB 1870 - Addressing methods of payment.

Executive Session:  
  1. HB 1750 - Establishing special license endorsements for cigar lounges and retail tobacconist shops.
  2. HB 1779 - Concerning esthetics.
  3. HB 1328 - Regulating mortgage brokers.
  4. HB 1340 - Addressing debt management services.
  5. HB 1572 - Addressing nonprofit debt adjusters.
  6. HB 1638 - Addressing insurance, generally.
  7. HB 1740 - Concerning fingerprint-based background checks for state-registered appraiser trainee applicants and existing credential holders.
  8. HB 1751 - Providing for equal tax treatment of investment securities for in-state and out-of-state banks.



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Business & Financial Services* -  02/20/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/19/2013 at 4:57 PM

Public Hearing:  HB 1859 - Evaluating military training and experience toward meeting licensing requirements.

Executive Session:  
  1. HB 1870 - Addressing methods of payment.
  2. HB 1658 - Raising the cap on the total number of small loans a borrower may have in a twelve-month period.
  3. HB 1340 - Addressing debt management services.
  4. HB 1572 - Addressing nonprofit debt adjusters.
  5. HB 1751 - Providing for equal tax treatment of investment securities for in-state and out-of-state banks.
  6. HB 1779 - Concerning esthetics.
  7. HB 1859 - Evaluating military training and experience toward meeting licensing requirements.



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Business & Financial Services* -  02/21/13  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/20/2013 at 4:52 PM

Executive Session:  
  1. HB 1340 - Addressing debt management services.
  2. HB 1572 - Addressing nonprofit debt adjusters.
  3. HB 1751 - Providing for equal tax treatment of investment securities for in-state and out-of-state banks.
  4. HB 1779 - Concerning esthetics.
  5. HB 1870 - Addressing methods of payment.



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Capital Budget -  02/18/13  1:30 pm

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1260 - Concerning public facilities' grants and loans.
  2. HB 1841 - Authorizing electronic competitive bidding for state public works contracting.



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Capital Budget -  02/22/13  8:00 am

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

Work Session:  Overview of the Yakima River Basin Integrated Water Resource Management Plan.

Public Hearing:  SHB 1414 - Concerning Yakima river basin water resource management.



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Community Development, Housing & Tribal Affairs -  02/19/13  10:00 am

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1704 - Regarding notice required by the parks and recreation commission.
  2. HB 1749 - Modifying metropolitan park district property tax levies to assist park districts with populations less than twenty thousand.
  3. HB 1782 - Concerning veterans' homes.
  4. HB 1806 - Addressing the definition of veteran for purposes of veterans' assistance programs.
  5. HB 1809 - Protecting the state's cultural resources.
  6. HB 1861 - Creating loan-making authority for down payment assistance for single-family homeownership.



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Community Development, Housing & Tribal Affairs* -  02/20/13  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/15/2013 at 4:17 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1909 - Concerning veteran-owned businesses.
  2. HB 1935 - Concerning state parks and recreation.

Executive Session:  
  1. HB 1530 - Promoting a balanced financing system for state parks programs and services in order to facilitate resource stewardship, interpretative activities, cultural events, and works of art in state parks.
  2. HB 1563 - Concerning the disposition of surplus property for the development of affordable housing.
  3. HB 1590 - Establishing a training program for managers of manufactured housing communities.
  4. HB 1617 - Concerning the administrative costs for the allocation, management, and oversight of housing trust fund investments.
  5. HB 1704 - Regarding notice required by the parks and recreation commission.
  6. HB 1749 - Modifying metropolitan park district property tax levies to assist park districts with populations less than twenty thousand.
  7. HB 1782 - Concerning veterans' homes.
  8. HB 1806 - Addressing the definition of veteran for purposes of veterans' assistance programs.
  9. HB 1809 - Protecting the state's cultural resources.
  10. HB 1861 - Creating loan-making authority for down payment assistance for single-family homeownership.



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Community Development, Housing & Tribal Affairs* -  02/21/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/20/2013 at 1:37 PM

Executive Session:  
  1. HB 1909 - Concerning veteran-owned businesses.
  2. HB 1935 - Concerning state parks and recreation.
  3. HB 1563 - Concerning the disposition of surplus property for the development of affordable housing.



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Early Learning & Human Services* -  02/19/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/13/2013 at 5:49 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1724 - Concerning statements made by juveniles during assessments or screenings for mental health or chemical dependency treatment.
  2. HB 1734 - Concerning exemptions from the five-year time limit for recipients of the temporary assistance for needy families program.
  3. HB 1774 - Measuring performance of the child welfare system.
  4. HB 1810 - Concerning payment options for parents who receive working connections child care benefits.
  5. HB 1821 - Concerning good cause exceptions during permanency hearings.

Executive Session:  
  1. HB 1302 - Concerning extended foster care services.
  2. HB 1566 - Concerning educational outcomes of youth in out-of-home care.
  3. HB 1651 - Concerning access to juvenile records.
  4. HB 1671 - Concerning child care reform.
  5. HB 1723 - Concerning early learning opportunities.
  6. HB 1547 - Concerning entities that provide recreational or educational programming for school-aged children.



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Early Learning & Human Services* -  02/21/13  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/20/2013 at 3:13 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1708 - Concerning the enforcement powers of the office of financial recovery.
  2. HB 1844 - Concerning family assessment response in child protective services.
  3. HB 1852 - Requiring the building code council to adopt rules regarding before or after-school programs.
  4. HB 1928 - Implementing the recommendations of the developmental disability service system task force.

Executive Session:  
  1. HB 1671 - Concerning child care reform.
  2. HB 1723 - Concerning early learning opportunities.
  3. HB 1724 - Concerning statements made by juveniles during assessments or screenings for mental health or chemical dependency treatment.
  4. HB 1734 - Concerning exemptions from the five-year time limit for recipients of the temporary assistance for needy families program.
  5. HB 1774 - Measuring performance of the child welfare system.
  6. HB 1810 - Concerning payment options for parents who receive working connections child care benefits.
  7. HB 1821 - Concerning good cause exceptions during permanency hearings.



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Early Learning & Human Services* -  02/22/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/22/2013 at 12:51 PM

Executive Session:  
  1. HB 1172 - Concerning the children of family day care providers.
  2. HB 1527 - Concerning residential habilitation center residents' transition to the community.
  3. HB 1546 - Concerning people with disabilities who receive no paid services from the department of social and health services' division of developmental disabilities.
  4. HB 1651 - Concerning access to juvenile records.
  5. HB 1708 - Concerning the enforcement powers of the office of financial recovery.
  6. HB 1734 - Concerning exemptions from the five-year time limit for recipients of the temporary assistance for needy families program.
  7. HB 1821 - Concerning good cause exceptions during permanency hearings.
  8. HB 1844 - Concerning family assessment response in child protective services.
  9. HB 1852 - Requiring the building code council to adopt rules regarding before or after-school programs.



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Education -  02/19/13  1:30 pm

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1680 - Implementing strategies to close the educational opportunity gap, based on the recommendations of the educational opportunity gap oversight and accountability committee.
  2. HB 1692 - Implementing career and college ready graduation requirements.
  3. HB 1650 - Supporting K-12 career education, exploration, and planning.



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Education* -  02/20/13  5:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/18/2013 at 8:54 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1869 - Regarding training for school employees in the prevention of sexual abuse.
  2. HB 1815 - Assuring that education-related information is appropriately provided to parents with diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds.
  3. HB 1872 - Establishing a comprehensive initiative to increase learning opportunities and improve educational outcomes in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics through multiple strategies and statewide partnerships.



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Education* -  02/21/13  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/18/2013 at 12:10 PM

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. HB 1397 - Adding a requirement to sexual health education to include elements of and consequences for conviction of sexual offenses where the victim is a minor.
  2. HB 1293 - Requiring school districts to disclose information about required assessments.
  3. HB 1472 - Providing initiatives to improve and expand access to computer science education.
  4. HB 1452 - Establishing accountability for student performance in third grade.
  5. HB 1276 - Creating the dropout prevention through farm engagement pilot project.
  6. HB 1656 - Establishing statewide high school graduation requirements that permit increased flexibility for students to select courses based on their interests and plans.
  7. HB 1412 - Making community service a high school graduation requirement.
  8. HB 1424 - Enhancing the statewide K-12 dropout prevention, intervention, and reengagement system.
  9. HB 1526 - Creating a pilot project to increase enrollment of underrepresented students in the running start program.
  10. HB 1450 - Regarding assessments in public schools.
  11. HB 1492 - Concerning waivers from school year requirements for purposes of economy and efficiency.
  12. HB 1556 - Creating initiatives in high schools to save lives in the event of cardiac arrest.
  13. HB 1562 - Requiring funding for professional development for K-12 teachers.
  14. HB 1688 - Establishing a requirement and system for reporting incidents of student restraint and isolation in public schools.
  15. HB 1709 - Requiring a study to develop a state foreign language education interpreter training program.
  16. HB 1642 - Establishing policies to support academic acceleration for high school students.
  17. HB 1680 - Implementing strategies to close the educational opportunity gap, based on the recommendations of the educational opportunity gap oversight and accountability committee.
  18. HB 1692 - Implementing career and college ready graduation requirements.
  19. HB 1650 - Supporting K-12 career education, exploration, and planning.



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Education* -  02/22/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/21/2013 at 12:15 PM

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. HB 1450 - Regarding assessments in public schools.
  2. HB 1423 - Providing for a single set of laws and procedures governing online learning.
  3. HB 1680 - Implementing strategies to close the educational opportunity gap, based on the recommendations of the educational opportunity gap oversight and accountability committee.
  4. HB 1526 - Creating a pilot project to increase enrollment of underrepresented students in the running start program.
  5. HB 1650 - Supporting K-12 career education, exploration, and planning.
  6. HB 1656 - Establishing statewide high school graduation requirements that permit increased flexibility for students to select courses based on their interests and plans.
  7. HB 1692 - Implementing career and college ready graduation requirements.
  8. HB 1452 - Establishing accountability for student performance in third grade.
  9. HB 1872 - Establishing a comprehensive initiative to increase learning opportunities and improve educational outcomes in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics through multiple strategies and statewide partnerships.
  10. HB 1815 - Assuring that education-related information is appropriately provided to parents with diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds.
  11. HB 1208 - Establishing the digital college in the high school pilot project.
  12. HB 1765 - Authorizing the suspension or revocation of certificates or permits to teach based on the fraudulent submission of tests for educators.



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Environment* -  02/19/13  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/15/2013 at 4:21 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1415 - Allowing hydroelectric energy generation on irrigation district facilities to qualify for renewable energy credit.
  2. HB 1826 - Updating integrated resource plan requirements to address changing energy markets.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. HB 1364 - Adopting the Washington small rechargeable battery stewardship act.
  2. HB 1309 - Directing state investments of existing litter tax revenues under chapter 82.19 RCW in material waste management efforts without increasing the tax rate.
  3. HB 1498 - Improving reports on electronic waste collection.



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Environment* -  02/20/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/15/2013 at 4:22 PM

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. HB 1374 - Concerning the energy facility site evaluation council.
  2. HB 1507 - Concerning electronic product recycling.
  3. HB 1826 - Updating integrated resource plan requirements to address changing energy markets.



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Environment* -  02/21/13  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/20/2013 at 4:33 PM

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. HB 1046 - Concerning uncontested rate modifications for utilities and transportation commission regulated water companies.
  2. HB 1105 - Modifying the renewable energy cost recovery program.
  3. HB 1106 - Regarding net metering of electricity.
  4. HB 1193 - Notifying landowners of applications to construct wind turbines.
  5. HB 1275 - Regarding water discharge fees.
  6. HB 1950 - Designating certain hydroelectric generation from a generation facility located in irrigation pipes, irrigation canals, and wastewater pipes as an eligible renewable resource under chapter 19.285 RCW.



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Finance -  02/18/13  1:30 pm

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1695 - Allowing the use of lodging taxes for financing workforce housing and tourism promotion activities or facilities.
  2. HB 1789 - Creating greater consistency in the regulatory schemes applied to marijuana during the transition to the implementation of Initiative Measure No. 502.
  3. HB 1687 - Concerning the taxing authority of public facilities districts.
  4. SHB 1440 - Ensuring fairness to employers by protecting employees.
  5. HB 1604 - Reducing the frequency of local sales and use tax changes.



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Finance* -  02/19/13  6:00 pm

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

REVISED on 2/18/2013 at 8:29 AM

Public Hearing:  HB 1856 - Concerning fossil fuel production.

Executive Session:  
  1. HB 1004 - Concerning payment of property taxes.
  2. HB 1068 - Concerning the television reception improvement district excise tax.
  3. HB 1124 - Concerning recommendations for streamlining reporting requirements for taxes and fees on spirits.
  4. HB 1170 - Modifying the income thresholds for the exemption and deferral property tax relief programs for senior citizens and persons retired because of physical disability.
  5. HB 1427 - Addressing the evasion of taxes by the use of certain electronic means.
  6. HB 1432 - Concerning county property tax levies.
  7. HB 1568 - Concerning the business licensing service program administered by the department of revenue.
  8. HB 1570 - Concerning filing requirements for property tax exemption claims for certain improvements to benefit fish and wildlife habitat, water quality, or water quantity.



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Finance* -  02/22/13  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/21/2013 at 1:51 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1615 - Providing a business and occupation tax credit for businesses that hire unemployed veterans.
  2. HB 1622 - Concerning tax credits for hiring individuals with developmental disabilities.

Executive Session:  
  1. HB 1170 - Modifying the income thresholds for the exemption and deferral property tax relief programs for senior citizens and persons retired because of physical disability.
  2. HB 1068 - Concerning the television reception improvement district excise tax.



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Government Accountability & Oversight* -  02/19/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/18/2013 at 1:37 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1805 - Concerning culinary class wine restaurant specialty licenses.
  2. HB 1824 - Reducing the penalty for a person conducting unlawful internet gambling in his or her primary residence for recreational purposes.
  3. HB 1835 - Authorizing enhanced raffles conducted by bona fide charitable or nonprofit organizations serving individuals with intellectual disabilities.
  4. HB 1860 - Continuing the use of the legislature's sunset review process.

Executive Session:  
  1. HB 1295 - Modifying the powers and duties of the gambling commission.
  2. HB 1381 - Regarding administrative adjudicatory proceedings coming before the department of health.
  3. HB 1805 - Concerning culinary class wine restaurant specialty licenses.
  4. HB 1860 - Continuing the use of the legislature's sunset review process.



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Government Accountability & Oversight* -  02/21/13  8:30 am

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

REVISED on 2/20/2013 at 5:24 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1937 - Prohibiting a person from selling or giving a vapor product designed solely for smoking or ingesting tobacco to a minor.
  2. HB 1888 - Regarding industrial hemp.

Executive Session:  
  1. HB 1161 - Concerning sales for resale by retail licensees of liquor.
  2. HB 1381 - Regarding administrative adjudicatory proceedings coming before the department of health.
  3. HB 1937 - Prohibiting a person from selling or giving a vapor product designed solely for smoking or ingesting tobacco to a minor.
  4. HB 1835 - Authorizing enhanced raffles conducted by bona fide charitable or nonprofit organizations serving individuals with intellectual disabilities.
  5. HB 1860 - Continuing the use of the legislature's sunset review process.
  6. HB 1805 - Concerning culinary class wine restaurant specialty licenses.
  7. HB 1888 - Regarding industrial hemp.



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Government Accountability & Oversight* -  02/22/13  1:30 pm

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

MEETING CANCELLED.



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Government Operations & Elections -  02/19/13  8:00 am

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1460 - Creating a process for administrative reassignment of public employees.
  2. HB 1591 - Improving the business climate and stimulating job creation by requiring certain agencies to establish a formal review process of existing rules.
  3. HB 1714 - Changing open public meetings provisions.
  4. HB 1746 - Concerning a municipal officer's beneficial interest in certain renewable energy or conservation programs.
  5. HB 1785 - Authorizing de minimis use of state resources to provide information about programs that may be authorized payroll deductions.

Executive Session:  
  1. HB 1037 - Establishing a cost-recovery mechanism for public records sought for commercial purposes.
  2. HB 1197 - Concerning open public meetings.
  3. HB 1400 - Clarifying that service includes electronic distribution of hearing notices and orders in administrative proceedings.
  4. HB 1418 - Regarding hours of availability of cities, towns, and special purpose districts for inspection and copying of public records.
  5. HB 1449 - Making specific prosecution and defense documents and materials exempt from public inspection and copying.
  6. HB 1456 - Authorizing pretax payroll deductions for qualified transit and parking benefits.
  7. HB 1474 - Giving general election voters the power to choose between the top two candidates for nonpartisan offices.
  8. HB 1510 - Modifying write-in voting provisions.



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Government Operations & Elections* -  02/20/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/19/2013 at 10:32 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1697 - Exempting from disclosure and copying valuable commercial information in records pertaining to solid waste collection companies in possession of the Washington utilities and transportation commission.
  2. HB 1720 - Increasing transparency of donors to candidates and ballot measures.
  3. HB 1753 - Regulating interpreter services.
  4. HB 1901 - Limiting use and disclosure of population enumeration data.

Executive Session:  
  1. HB 1449 - Making specific prosecution and defense documents and materials exempt from public inspection and copying.
  2. HB 1697 - Exempting from disclosure and copying valuable commercial information in records pertaining to solid waste collection companies in possession of the Washington utilities and transportation commission.
  3. HB 1753 - Regulating interpreter services.
  4. HB 1785 - Authorizing de minimis use of state resources to provide information about programs that may be authorized payroll deductions.
  5. HB 1901 - Limiting use and disclosure of population enumeration data.
  6. 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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Government Operations & Elections* -  02/21/13  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/20/2013 at 5:41 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1639 - Adjusting presidential elector compensation.
  2. HB 1715 - Allowing the department of corrections to exempt information contained in the internal database on security threat group data from dissemination under the public records act.
  3. HB 1733 - Requiring capital and transportation project investments to be searchable by the public for certain detailed information.

Executive Session:  
  1. HB 1321 - Establishing food and beverage provision and service policies.
  2. HB 1449 - Making specific prosecution and defense documents and materials exempt from public inspection and copying.
  3. HB 1537 - Addressing a veteran's preference for the purpose of public employment.
  4. HB 1591 - Improving the business climate and stimulating job creation by requiring certain agencies to establish a formal review process of existing rules.
  5. HB 1639 - Adjusting presidential elector compensation.
  6. HB 1697 - Exempting from disclosure and copying valuable commercial information in records pertaining to solid waste collection companies in possession of the Washington utilities and transportation commission.
  7. HB 1715 - Allowing the department of corrections to exempt information contained in the internal database on security threat group data from dissemination under the public records act.
  8. HB 1733 - Requiring capital and transportation project investments to be searchable by the public for certain detailed information.
  9. HB 1753 - Regulating interpreter services.



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Health Care & Wellness -  02/19/13  1:30 pm

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1445 - Concerning complex rehabilitation technology products.
  2. HB 1628 - Allowing nurses and physicians to satisfy a portion of their continuing education credits through providing services to medicaid enrollees or the uninsured.
  3. HB 1660 - Convening a work group to develop a standardized clinical affiliation agreement for clinical placements for physicians and nurses.
  4. HB 1701 - Implementing recommendations of the adult family home quality assurance panel.
  5. HB 1727 - Raising licensure limits to allow assisted living facilities to serve a higher acuity resident population.
  6. HB 1800 - Changing regulations concerning the compounding of medications.

Possible Executive Session:  Bills previously heard in committee.



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Health Care & Wellness* -  02/21/13  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/19/2013 at 9:59 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1555 - Concerning the education of surgical technologists.
  2. HB 1573 - Clarifying the prohibitions against discriminating against licensed chiropractors.
  3. HB 1737 - Concerning supervision of physician assistants.
  4. HB 1773 - Concerning the practice of midwifery.
  5. HB 1846 - Concerning stand-alone dental coverage.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. HB 1095 - Concerning nursing staffing practices at hospitals.
  2. HB 1349 - Addressing carrier surplus as an element of health benefit plan rate review.
  3. HB 1445 - Concerning complex rehabilitation technology products.
  4. HB 1448 - Regarding telemedicine.
  5. HB 1515 - Concerning medical assistants.
  6. HB 1541 - Expanding the types of medications that a public or private school employee may administer to include nasal spray.
  7. HB 1555 - Concerning the education of surgical technologists.
  8. HB 1573 - Clarifying the prohibitions against discriminating against licensed chiropractors.
  9. HB 1628 - Allowing nurses and physicians to satisfy a portion of their continuing education credits through providing services to medicaid enrollees or the uninsured.
  10. HB 1629 - Concerning credentialing and continuing education requirements for long-term care workers.
  11. HB 1660 - Convening a work group to develop a standardized clinical affiliation agreement for clinical placements for physicians and nurses.
  12. HB 1679 - Regarding the disclosure of health care information.
  13. HB 1701 - Implementing recommendations of the adult family home quality assurance panel.
  14. HB 1727 - Raising licensure limits to allow assisted living facilities to serve a higher acuity resident population.
  15. HB 1737 - Concerning supervision of physician assistants.
  16. HB 1773 - Concerning the practice of midwifery.
  17. HB 1800 - Changing regulations concerning the compounding of medications.
  18. HB 1846 - Concerning stand-alone dental coverage.



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Health Care & Wellness* -  02/22/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/19/2013 at 10:00 AM

Public Hearing:  HB 1528 - Concerning the prescription of biological products and interchangeable biosimilar products.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. HB 1095 - Concerning nursing staffing practices at hospitals.
  2. HB 1349 - Addressing carrier surplus as an element of health benefit plan rate review.
  3. HB 1445 - Concerning complex rehabilitation technology products.
  4. HB 1448 - Regarding telemedicine.
  5. HB 1515 - Concerning medical assistants.
  6. HB 1541 - Expanding the types of medications that a public or private school employee may administer to include nasal spray.
  7. HB 1555 - Concerning the education of surgical technologists.
  8. HB 1573 - Clarifying the prohibitions against discriminating against licensed chiropractors.
  9. HB 1628 - Allowing nurses and physicians to satisfy a portion of their continuing education credits through providing services to medicaid enrollees or the uninsured.
  10. HB 1629 - Concerning credentialing and continuing education requirements for long-term care workers.
  11. HB 1660 - Convening a work group to develop a standardized clinical affiliation agreement for clinical placements for physicians and nurses.
  12. HB 1679 - Regarding the disclosure of health care information.
  13. HB 1701 - Implementing recommendations of the adult family home quality assurance panel.
  14. HB 1727 - Raising licensure limits to allow assisted living facilities to serve a higher acuity resident population.
  15. HB 1737 - Concerning supervision of physician assistants.
  16. HB 1773 - Concerning the practice of midwifery.
  17. HB 1800 - Changing regulations concerning the compounding of medications.
  18. HB 1846 - Concerning stand-alone dental coverage.



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Higher Education* -  02/19/13  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/18/2013 at 5:29 PM

Executive Session:  
  1. HB 1645 - Increasing the number of members on the Washington higher education facilities authority.
  2. HB 1683 - Authorizing recognition of institutions of postsecondary study in order to retain federal financial aid eligibility.
  3. HB 1686 - Concerning high school equivalency certificates.

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1858 - Providing for awarding academic credit for military training.
  2. HB 1817 - Adding eligibility criteria for higher education financial aid.



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Higher Education* -  02/20/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/19/2013 at 2:36 PM

Executive Session:  
  1. HB 1739 - Requiring guidelines for the percentage of resident, nonresident, and foreign students at institutions of higher education.
  2. HB 1725 - Creating the tuition support fund program.
  3. HB 1624 - Restricting tuition increases for resident undergraduate students at four-year institutions of higher education.
  4. HB 1669 - Concerning self-supporting, fee-based programs at four-year institutions of higher education.

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1843 - Evaluating compliance and performance of institutions of higher education participating in financial aid programs.
  2. HB 1878 - Restoring state need grant award amounts for students at private, nonprofit degree-granting institutions.



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Higher Education* -  02/21/13  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/20/2013 at 6:19 PM

Executive Session:  
  1. HB 1843 - Evaluating compliance and performance of institutions of higher education participating in financial aid programs.
  2. HB 1858 - Providing for awarding academic credit for military training.
  3. HB 1817 - Adding eligibility criteria for higher education financial aid.
  4. HB 1669 - Concerning self-supporting, fee-based programs at four-year institutions of higher education.



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Judiciary* -  02/19/13  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/15/2013 at 3:23 PM

Executive Session:  
  1. HB 1533 - Clarifying notice of claims in health care actions.
  2. HB 1542 - Concerning the provision of and reimbursement for certain court interpreter services.
  3. HB 1588 - Requiring universal background checks for firearms transfers.
  4. HB 1647 - Requiring landlords to maintain and safeguard keys to leased premises.
  5. HB 1435 - Clarifying agency relationships in reconveyances of deeds of trust.
  6. HB 1525 - Concerning birth certificates and other birth-related information.
  7. HB 1934 - Concerning visitation rights for persons, including grandparents, with an ongoing and substantial relationship with a child.

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1777 - Accelerating changes to mental health involuntary commitment laws.
  2. HB 1627 - Concerning competency to stand trial evaluations.
  3. HB 1513 - Concerning outpatient commitment.



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Judiciary -  02/20/13  8:00 am

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1589 - Concerning the solemnization of marriages.
  2. HB 1675 - Improving the adoption process.
  3. HB 1838 - Concerning surname changes after the solemnization of a marriage.
  4. HB 1839 - Concerning criminal background checks and other requirements applicable to the purchase and transfer of firearms.
  5. HB 1840 - Concerning firearms laws for persons subject to no-contact orders, protection orders, and restraining orders.



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Judiciary* -  02/21/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/19/2013 at 4:44 PM

Executive Session:  
  1. HB 1107 - Regarding residential provisions for children of parents with military duties.
  2. HB 1406 - Creating the uniform correction or clarification of defamation act.
  3. HB 1435 - Clarifying agency relationships in reconveyances of deeds of trust.
  4. HB 1511 - Concerning court reporters, communication access real-time translation, and real-time captioning services.
  5. HB 1520 - Creating procedures for disposing property in the leased premises of a deceased tenant.
  6. HB 1529 - Concerning the disclosure of certain information when screening tenants.
  7. HB 1589 - Concerning the solemnization of marriages.
  8. HB 1607 - Providing alternative means of service in forcible entry and forcible and unlawful detainer actions.
  9. HB 1612 - Concerning information on felony firearm offenders.
  10. HB 1627 - Concerning competency to stand trial evaluations.
  11. HB 1675 - Improving the adoption process.
  12. HB 1777 - Accelerating changes to mental health involuntary commitment laws.
  13. HB 1822 - Concerning debt collection practices.
  14. HB 1838 - Concerning surname changes after the solemnization of a marriage.
  15. HB 1839 - Concerning criminal background checks and other requirements applicable to the purchase and transfer of firearms.
  16. HB 1840 - Concerning firearms laws for persons subject to no-contact orders, protection orders, and restraining orders.



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Labor & Workforce Development* -  02/19/13  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/14/2013 at 2:40 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1621 - Regulating the hours of service for certain railroad employees.
  2. HB 1719 - Addressing drayage truck operators at certain ports.
  3. HB 1853 - Clarifying that real estate brokers licensed under chapter 18.85 RCW are independent contractors.
  4. HB 1855 - Concerning credential and permit requirements for generator load bank testing.
  5. HB 1884 - Addressing the rate of compensation for occupational diseases.
  6. HB 1903 - Providing unemployment insurance benefit charging relief for part-time employers who continue to employ a claimant on a part-time basis and the claimant qualified for two consecutive claims with wages attributable to at least one employer who employed the claimant in both base years.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. HB 1254 - Addressing prevailing wage filings.
  2. HB 1621 - Regulating the hours of service for certain railroad employees.
  3. HB 1719 - Addressing drayage truck operators at certain ports.
  4. HB 1804 - Addressing supplemental bargaining under the personnel system reform act.
  5. HB 1853 - Clarifying that real estate brokers licensed under chapter 18.85 RCW are independent contractors.
  6. HB 1855 - Concerning credential and permit requirements for generator load bank testing.
  7. HB 1884 - Addressing the rate of compensation for occupational diseases.
  8. HB 1903 - Providing unemployment insurance benefit charging relief for part-time employers who continue to employ a claimant on a part-time basis and the claimant qualified for two consecutive claims with wages attributable to at least one employer who employed the claimant in both base years.



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Labor & Workforce Development* -  02/20/13  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/19/2013 at 1:07 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1616 - Addressing contractor liability for industrial insurance premiums.
  2. HB 1823 - Concerning centers of excellence.
  3. HB 1863 - Allowing the department of labor and industries to provide information about certain scholarships.
  4. HB 1871 - Concerning integrated career learning opportunities and employment training for at-risk youth.
  5. HB 1887 - Ordering consideration of increased educational options under vocational rehabilitation plans.
  6. HB 1891 - Increasing protections for employees under the Washington industrial safety and health act of 1973.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. HB 1254 - Addressing prevailing wage filings.
  2. HB 1621 - Regulating the hours of service for certain railroad employees.
  3. HB 1719 - Addressing drayage truck operators at certain ports.
  4. HB 1823 - Concerning centers of excellence.
  5. HB 1863 - Allowing the department of labor and industries to provide information about certain scholarships.
  6. HB 1871 - Concerning integrated career learning opportunities and employment training for at-risk youth.
  7. HB 1884 - Addressing the rate of compensation for occupational diseases.
  8. HB 1887 - Ordering consideration of increased educational options under vocational rehabilitation plans.
  9. HB 1891 - Increasing protections for employees under the Washington industrial safety and health act of 1973.
  10. HB 1903 - Providing unemployment insurance benefit charging relief for part-time employers who continue to employ a claimant on a part-time basis and the claimant qualified for two consecutive claims with wages attributable to at least one employer who employed the claimant in both base years.



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Labor & Workforce Development* -  02/21/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/20/2013 at 11:16 AM

Executive Session:  
  1. HB 1616 - Addressing contractor liability for industrial insurance premiums.
  2. HB 1621 - Regulating the hours of service for certain railroad employees.
  3. HB 1719 - Addressing drayage truck operators at certain ports.
  4. HB 1884 - Addressing the rate of compensation for occupational diseases.
  5. HB 1887 - Ordering consideration of increased educational options under vocational rehabilitation plans.
  6. HB 1891 - Increasing protections for employees under the Washington industrial safety and health act of 1973.
  7. HB 1903 - Providing unemployment insurance benefit charging relief for part-time employers who continue to employ a claimant on a part-time basis and the claimant qualified for two consecutive claims with wages attributable to at least one employer who employed the claimant in both base years.



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Local Government* -  02/19/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/18/2013 at 10:14 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1539 - Concerning the annexation of unincorporated territory within a code city.
  2. HB 1754 - Concerning projects of statewide significance for economic development and transportation.
  3. HB 1783 - Concerning health district banking.
  4. HB 1797 - Concerning tax collection by the county treasurer.
  5. HB 1828 - Addressing the fiscal conditions of local government.
  6. HB 1848 - Permitting school siting outside of urban growth areas.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. HB 1324 - Transferring ferry and flood control zone district functions and taxing authorities to county legislative authorities in counties with a population of one million five hundred thousand or more.
  2. HB 1401 - Addressing the timing of penalties under the growth management act.
  3. HB 1486 - Concerning voter-approved benefit charges for regional fire protection service authorities.
  4. HB 1488 - Modifying the percentage of votes required to approve benefit charges for fire protection districts.
  5. HB 1575 - Creating greater efficiency in the offices of county assessor by eliminating the requirement to annually appraise tax-exempt government properties.
  6. HB 1576 - Creating greater efficiency in the offices of county assessors by allowing notification via electronic means.
  7. HB 1652 - Establishing a process for the payment of impact fees through provisions stipulated in recorded covenants.



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Local Government* -  02/21/13  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/20/2013 at 8:28 AM

Public Hearing :  
  1. HB 1754 - Concerning projects of statewide significance for economic development and transportation.
  2. HB 1848 - Permitting school siting outside of urban growth areas.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. HB 1052 - Concerning local government selection of appropriate sewer systems in urban areas.
  2. HB 1224 - Providing a process for county legislative authorities to withdraw from voluntary planning under the growth management act.
  3. HB 1324 - Transferring ferry and flood control zone district functions and taxing authorities to county legislative authorities in counties with a population of one million five hundred thousand or more.
  4. HB 1401 - Addressing the timing of penalties under the growth management act.
  5. HB 1365 - Requiring cities and counties to provide security for their courts.
  6. HB 1486 - Concerning voter-approved benefit charges for regional fire protection service authorities.
  7. HB 1488 - Modifying the percentage of votes required to approve benefit charges for fire protection districts.
  8. HB 1539 - Concerning the annexation of unincorporated territory within a code city.
  9. HB 1575 - Creating greater efficiency in the offices of county assessor by eliminating the requirement to annually appraise tax-exempt government properties.
  10. HB 1576 - Creating greater efficiency in the offices of county assessors by allowing notification via electronic means.
  11. HB 1599 - Concerning shoreline master program provisions for marine aquaculture net pen facilities.
  12. HB 1606 - Concerning carbon monoxide alarms.
  13. HB 1652 - Establishing a process for the payment of impact fees through provisions stipulated in recorded covenants.
  14. HB 1654 - Establishing a regional fire protection service authority within the boundaries of a single city.
  15. HB 1717 - Incentivizing up-front environmental planning, review, and infrastructure construction actions.
  16. HB 1738 - Authorizing political subdivisions to purchase certain technology and services from the United States government.
  17. HB 1754 - Concerning projects of statewide significance for economic development and transportation.
  18. HB 1783 - Concerning health district banking.
  19. HB 1797 - Concerning tax collection by the county treasurer.
  20. HB 1828 - Addressing the fiscal conditions of local government.
  21. HB 1848 - Permitting school siting outside of urban growth areas.



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Local Government* -  02/22/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/21/2013 at 4:23 PM

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. HB 1052 - Concerning local government selection of appropriate sewer systems in urban areas.
  2. HB 1224 - Providing a process for county legislative authorities to withdraw from voluntary planning under the growth management act.
  3. HB 1324 - Transferring ferry and flood control zone district functions and taxing authorities to county legislative authorities in counties with a population of one million five hundred thousand or more.
  4. HB 1365 - Requiring cities and counties to provide security for their courts.
  5. HB 1599 - Concerning shoreline master program provisions for marine aquaculture net pen facilities.
  6. HB 1606 - Concerning carbon monoxide alarms.
  7. HB 1652 - Establishing a process for the payment of impact fees through provisions stipulated in recorded covenants.
  8. HB 1654 - Establishing a regional fire protection service authority within the boundaries of a single city.
  9. HB 1717 - Incentivizing up-front environmental planning, review, and infrastructure construction actions.
  10. HB 1754 - Concerning projects of statewide significance for economic development and transportation.
  11. HB 1797 - Concerning tax collection by the county treasurer.
  12. HB 1828 - Addressing the fiscal conditions of local government.
  13. HB 1848 - Permitting school siting outside of urban growth areas.



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Public Safety* -  02/19/13  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/18/2013 at 8:53 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1399 - Giving general law enforcement authority to natural resource investigators.
  2. HB 1559 - Requiring crisis intervention training for peace officers.
  3. HB 1802 - Addressing compensation paid to peace officers while enrolled in basic law enforcement training.
  4. HB 1836 - Concerning the introduction of contraband into or possession of contraband in a secure facility.
  5. HB 1837 - Allowing residents of total confinement facilities and secure community transition facilities to engage in therapeutic occupational assignments within the confines of McNeil Island.
  6. HB 1862 - Determining sentences for multiple offenses and enhancements.
  7. HB 1875 - Concerning state park rangers from the state parks and recreation commission.
  8. HB 1876 - Concerning the liquor control board.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. HB 1171 - Prohibiting the release of defendants charged with a sex or violent offense without the payment of bail pending trial.
  2. HB 1232 - Asserting conditions under which the department of corrections provides rental vouchers to a registered sex offender.
  3. HB 1388 - Increasing penalties for vehicular homicide and vehicular assault.
  4. HB 1399 - Giving general law enforcement authority to natural resource investigators.
  5. HB 1552 - Reducing scrap metal theft.
  6. HB 1554 - Allowing fire departments to develop a community assistance referral and education services program.
  7. HB 1559 - Requiring crisis intervention training for peace officers.
  8. HB 1601 - Providing alternatives for penalties stemming from traffic infractions.
  9. HB 1653 - Concerning assault in the third degree occurring in areas used in connection with court proceedings.
  10. HB 1802 - Addressing compensation paid to peace officers while enrolled in basic law enforcement training.
  11. HB 1836 - Concerning the introduction of contraband into or possession of contraband in a secure facility.
  12. HB 1837 - Allowing residents of total confinement facilities and secure community transition facilities to engage in therapeutic occupational assignments within the confines of McNeil Island.
  13. HB 1862 - Determining sentences for multiple offenses and enhancements.
  14. HB 1875 - Concerning state park rangers from the state parks and recreation commission.
  15. HB 1876 - Concerning the liquor control board.



Committee Meeting Documents
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Public Safety* -  02/20/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/19/2013 at 11:43 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1836 - Concerning the introduction of contraband into or possession of contraband in a secure facility.
  2. HB 1837 - Allowing residents of total confinement facilities and secure community transition facilities to engage in therapeutic occupational assignments within the confines of McNeil Island.
  3. HB 1429 - Addressing the implementation of inmate postsecondary education degree programs to reduce recidivism.
  4. HB 1661 - Addressing misdemeanor marijuana offense convictions.
  5. HB 1842 - Providing partial and total confinement options for offenders.

Work Session:  Reforming Washington's system of re-entry to improve outcomes for offenders released from the state's prisons, to reduce crime, and to enhance public safety.
  1. Overview of re-entry programs.
  2. Identifying viable housing options for offenders.
  3. Identifying employment opportunities for offenders.
  4. Expanding education options for offenders.
  5. Department of Corrections' perspective on re-entry programs.


Possible Executive Session:  
  1. HB 1171 - Prohibiting the release of defendants charged with a sex or violent offense without the payment of bail pending trial.
  2. HB 1232 - Asserting conditions under which the department of corrections provides rental vouchers to a registered sex offender.
  3. HB 1388 - Increasing penalties for vehicular homicide and vehicular assault.
  4. HB 1399 - Giving general law enforcement authority to natural resource investigators.
  5. HB 1429 - Addressing the implementation of inmate postsecondary education degree programs to reduce recidivism.
  6. HB 1552 - Reducing scrap metal theft.
  7. HB 1554 - Allowing fire departments to develop a community assistance referral and education services program.
  8. HB 1559 - Requiring crisis intervention training for peace officers.
  9. HB 1601 - Providing alternatives for penalties stemming from traffic infractions.
  10. HB 1653 - Concerning assault in the third degree occurring in areas used in connection with court proceedings.
  11. HB 1661 - Addressing misdemeanor marijuana offense convictions.
  12. HB 1802 - Addressing compensation paid to peace officers while enrolled in basic law enforcement training.
  13. HB 1836 - Concerning the introduction of contraband into or possession of contraband in a secure facility.
  14. HB 1837 - Allowing residents of total confinement facilities and secure community transition facilities to engage in therapeutic occupational assignments within the confines of McNeil Island.
  15. HB 1842 - Providing partial and total confinement options for offenders.
  16. HB 1862 - Determining sentences for multiple offenses and enhancements.
  17. HB 1875 - Concerning state park rangers from the state parks and recreation commission.
  18. HB 1876 - Concerning the liquor control board.



Committee Meeting Documents
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Public Safety* -  02/21/13  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/20/2013 at 3:53 PM

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. HB 1171 - Prohibiting the release of defendants charged with a sex or violent offense without the payment of bail pending trial.
  2. HB 1232 - Asserting conditions under which the department of corrections provides rental vouchers to a registered sex offender.
  3. HB 1399 - Giving general law enforcement authority to natural resource investigators.
  4. HB 1429 - Addressing the implementation of inmate postsecondary education degree programs to reduce recidivism.
  5. HB 1552 - Reducing scrap metal theft.
  6. HB 1554 - Allowing fire departments to develop a community assistance referral and education services program.
  7. HB 1559 - Requiring crisis intervention training for peace officers.
  8. HB 1581 - Creating the Washington state preservation of liberty act condemning the unlawful detention of United States citizens and lawful resident aliens under the national defense authorization act.
  9. HB 1601 - Providing alternatives for penalties stemming from traffic infractions.
  10. HB 1653 - Concerning assault in the third degree occurring in areas used in connection with court proceedings.
  11. HB 1661 - Addressing misdemeanor marijuana offense convictions.
  12. HB 1771 - Establishing standards for the use of public unmanned aircraft systems.
  13. HB 1802 - Addressing compensation paid to peace officers while enrolled in basic law enforcement training.
  14. HB 1836 - Concerning the introduction of contraband into or possession of contraband in a secure facility.
  15. HB 1837 - Allowing residents of total confinement facilities and secure community transition facilities to engage in therapeutic occupational assignments within the confines of McNeil Island.
  16. HB 1842 - Providing partial and total confinement options for offenders.
  17. HB 1862 - Determining sentences for multiple offenses and enhancements.
  18. HB 1874 - Addressing federal immigration policy enforcement.
  19. HB 1875 - Concerning state park rangers from the state parks and recreation commission.
  20. HB 1876 - Concerning the liquor control board.

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1581 - Creating the Washington state preservation of liberty act condemning the unlawful detention of United States citizens and lawful resident aliens under the national defense authorization act.
  2. HB 1771 - Establishing standards for the use of public unmanned aircraft systems.
  3. HB 1874 - Addressing federal immigration policy enforcement.



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Technology & Economic Development* -  02/19/13  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/15/2013 at 1:30 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1693 - Providing tax relief for new businesses in high growth business sectors.
  2. HB 1818 - Promoting economic development through business and government streamlining projects.
  3. HB 1819 - Creating and using digital infrastructure maps to inform economic development decisions.
  4. HB 1866 - Concerning the joint center for aerospace technology innovation.
  5. HB 1897 - Requiring call location information to be provided to law enforcement responding to an emergency.
  6. HB 1857 - Creating a state universal communications service program.

Executive Session:  
  1. HB 1306 - Extending the expiration dates of the local infrastructure financing tool program.
  2. HB 1403 - Promoting economic development by providing information to businesses.
  3. HB 1663 - Extending the sales and use tax exemption for hog fuel used to produce electricity, steam, heat, or biofuel.
  4. HB 1674 - Increasing the regulatory oversight and accountability of the office of minority and women's business enterprises.
  5. HB 1757 - Providing monitoring of the development of a one-stop portal for Washington businesses.
  6. HB 1866 - Concerning the joint center for aerospace technology innovation.



Committee Meeting Documents
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Technology & Economic Development* -  02/20/13  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/19/2013 at 12:48 PM

Public Hearing:  HB 1857 - Creating a state universal communications service program.

Executive Session:  
  1. HB 1306 - Extending the expiration dates of the local infrastructure financing tool program.
  2. HB 1674 - Increasing the regulatory oversight and accountability of the office of minority and women's business enterprises.
  3. HB 1757 - Providing monitoring of the development of a one-stop portal for Washington businesses.
  4. HB 1866 - Concerning the joint center for aerospace technology innovation.
  5. HB 1693 - Providing tax relief for new businesses in high growth business sectors.
  6. HB 1707 - Concerning the taxation of large airplanes.
  7. HB 1818 - Promoting economic development through business and government streamlining projects.
  8. HB 1819 - Creating and using digital infrastructure maps to inform economic development decisions.
  9. HB 1897 - Requiring call location information to be provided to law enforcement responding to an emergency.



Committee Meeting Documents
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Technology & Economic Development* -  02/21/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/20/2013 at 10:42 AM

Executive Session:  HB 1897 - Requiring call location information to be provided to law enforcement responding to an emergency.



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Transportation -  02/18/13  3:30 pm

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

Work Session:  Project Cost Drivers.

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1801 - Addressing conflicts of interest in certain construction contracts.
  2. HB 1768 - Authorizing use of the job order contracting procedure by the department of transportation.
  3. HB 1767 - Concerning outdoor advertising sign fees, labels, and prohibitions.
  4. HB 1286 - Authorizing the sale or exchange of unused department of transportation lands to federally recognized Indian tribes.
  5. HB 1745 - Addressing the high occupancy toll lanes on state route 167.



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Transportation* -  02/19/13  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/18/2013 at 6:07 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1745 - Addressing the high occupancy toll lanes on state route 167.
  2. HB 1790 - Concerning the use of traffic school fees.
  3. HB 1698 - Requiring the installation and maintenance of signs indicating the end of school speed zones.
  4. HB 1814 - Concerning the agency council on coordinated transportation.
  5. HB 1752 - Modifying requirements for the operation of commercial motor vehicles in compliance with federal regulations.



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Transportation* -  02/20/13  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/19/2013 at 5:33 PM

Work Session:  State Route 9 Corridor Improvements.

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1803 - Concerning financial responsibility requirements for registered vehicle owners.
  2. HB 1813 - Allowing proof of motor vehicle liability insurance to be provided in an electronic format.
  3. HB 1620 - Concerning passenger-carrying vehicles for railroad employees.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. HB 1265 - Modifying provisions in the forms for traffic infraction notices.
  2. HB 1286 - Authorizing the sale or exchange of unused department of transportation lands to federally recognized Indian tribes.
  3. HB 1625 - Concerning certain tow truck operator requirements and rates.
  4. HB 1752 - Modifying requirements for the operation of commercial motor vehicles in compliance with federal regulations.
  5. HB 1768 - Authorizing use of the job order contracting procedure by the department of transportation.
  6. HB 1790 - Concerning the use of traffic school fees.
  7. HB 1814 - Concerning the agency council on coordinated transportation.



Committee Meeting Documents
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Transportation* -  02/21/13  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/20/2013 at 6:43 PM

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. HB 1233 - Including health in the state transportation system policy goals.
  2. HB 1286 - Authorizing the sale or exchange of unused department of transportation lands to federally recognized Indian tribes.
  3. HB 1625 - Concerning certain tow truck operator requirements and rates.
  4. HB 1752 - Modifying requirements for the operation of commercial motor vehicles in compliance with federal regulations.
  5. HB 1592 - Concerning the enforcement of speeding violations on certain private roads.
  6. HB 1698 - Requiring the installation and maintenance of signs indicating the end of school speed zones.
  7. HB 1745 - Addressing the high occupancy toll lanes on state route 167.



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Transportation* -  02/23/13  9:00 am

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

MEETING CANCELLED.



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