Agenda for Wednesday, February 20, 2013

House Committees

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

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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.



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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.



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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.



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