Agenda for Tuesday, February 19, 2013

House Committees

Agriculture & Natural Resources Appropriations
Business & Financial Services 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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.





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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.





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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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