Agenda for Tuesday, February 25, 2014

House Committees

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

Agriculture & Natural Resources* -  02/25/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/24/2014 at 9:38 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6180 - Consolidating designated forest lands and open space timber lands for ease of administration.
  2. ESB 6549 - Creating demonstration projects for preserving agricultural land and public infrastructure in flood plains.
  3. SSB 6388 - Creating a direct seller license for businesses that sell prepackaged foods directly to consumers through a web site.
  4. ESSB 6041 - Regarding fish and wildlife law enforcement.
  5. ESSB 6286 - Concerning current use valuation for land primarily used for commercial horticultural purposes.

Executive Session:  
  1. SSB 6446 - Concerning payments in lieu of taxes on county game lands.
  2. SSB 6199 - Addressing wildfires caused by incendiary devices.
  3. SB 6079 - Extending the dairy inspection program assessment expiration date.
  4. E2SSB 5199 - Concerning de facto changes in water rights for irrigation purposes that involved conversion to more efficient irrigation technologies.
  5. ESSB 6040 - Concerning invasive species.
  6. 2SSB 5973 - Creating the community forest trust account.
  7. SB 6047 - Setting a maximum annual gross sales amount for cottage food operations.





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Appropriations* -  02/25/14  3:30 pm

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

MEETING CANCELLED.



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Business & Financial Services* -  02/25/14  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/21/2014 at 4:17 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. ESSB 6272 - Concerning manufacturer and new motor vehicle dealer franchise agreements.
  2. SSB 6273 - Revising provisions governing money transmitters.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. SSB 5977 - Addressing the regulation of service contracts and protection product guarantees.
  2. SB 6133 - Concerning expiration dates related to real estate broker provisions.
  3. ESSB 6272 - Concerning manufacturer and new motor vehicle dealer franchise agreements.
  4. SSB 6273 - Revising provisions governing money transmitters.





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Capital Budget* -  02/25/14  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/23/2014 at 12:45 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SSB 6110 - Regulating retainage bonds on public contracts.
  2. SSB 6516 - Creating a joint legislative task force to study financing options for water supply, flood control, and storm water projects.

Possible Executive Session:  SSB 6110 - Regulating retainage bonds on public contracts.





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Community Development, Housing & Tribal Affairs -  02/25/14  1:30 pm

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

Work Sessions:  
  1. Dental Health Aide Therapist Programs in Tribal Communities.
  2. State Veterans Benefits and Transitional Services.





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Environment -  02/25/14  10:00 am

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. ESSB 6076 - Concerning the maintenance and operations of parks and recreational land acquired through the conservation futures program.
  2. SB 6077 - Modifying the use of storm water control facility rate charges.
  3. ESB 6501 - Concerning used oil recycling.
  4. SJM 8015 - Requesting Congress implement certain increased safety measures for tank rail cars.





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Finance* -  02/25/14  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/21/2014 at 4:15 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. 2SSB 6330 - Promoting affordable housing in unincorporated areas of rural counties within urban growth areas.
  2. SB 6405 - Providing greater consistency in how nonprofit tax-exempt property may be used without jeopardizing the property's tax-exempt status.
  3. SHB 2753 - Imposing motor vehicle fuel taxes on compressed natural gas and liquefied natural gas used for transportation purposes.
  4. SSB 6333 - Concerning tax statute clarifications, simplifications, and technical corrections.





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Government Operations & Elections* -  02/25/14  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/20/2014 at 1:07 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. ESB 5964 - Concerning training public officials and employees regarding public records, records management, and open public meetings requirements.
  2. SB 6045 - Promoting economic development through enhancing transparency and predictability of state agency permitting and review processes.
  3. SB 6059 - Concerning charges for scanning public records.
  4. SB 6141 - Concerning the confidentiality of certain records filed with the utilities and transportation commission or the attorney general.
  5. SSB 6145 - Declaring the Ostrea lurida the official oyster of the state of Washington.

Executive Session:  
  1. SSB 6005 - Eliminating the position of human resources director.
  2. SB 6045 - Promoting economic development through enhancing transparency and predictability of state agency permitting and review processes.
  3. SSB 6094 - Authorizing the use of jail data for research purposes in the public interest.
  4. SSB 6145 - Declaring the Ostrea lurida the official oyster of the state of Washington.





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Higher Education* -  02/25/14  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/24/2014 at 11:03 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6358 - Requiring institutions of higher education to provide certain financial aid information to admitted and prospective students.
  2. SSB 6362 - Creating efficiencies for institutions of higher education.
  3. E2SSB 6423 - Changing provisions relating to the opportunity scholarship.

Work Session:  Higher Education Transitions.
  1. College Bound Update.
  2. MESA Community College Program.


Executive Session:  
  1. SSB 5969 - Providing for awarding academic credit for military training.
  2. SB 6358 - Requiring institutions of higher education to provide certain financial aid information to admitted and prospective students.
  3. SSB 6362 - Creating efficiencies for institutions of higher education.
  4. E2SSB 6423 - Changing provisions relating to the opportunity scholarship.





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Judiciary* -  02/25/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/21/2014 at 8:15 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SSB 6279 - Creating effective and timely access to magistrates for purposes of reviewing search warrant applications.
  2. ESB 6553 - Concerning the distribution of real property sale proceeds.
  3. E2SSB 6126 - Concerning representation of children in dependency matters.
  4. SSB 5173 - Respecting holidays of faith and conscience.
  5. ESSB 5972 - Specifying recovery for fire damages to public or private forested lands.
  6. ESSB 5020 - Modifying indigent defense provisions.
  7. SB 6143 - Clarifying tenant remedies upon landlord's failure to perform duties.





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Labor & Workforce Development -  02/25/14  1:30 pm

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. SSB 5360 - Addressing the collection of unpaid wages.
  2. SSB 6046 - Implementing procedures concerning certain whistleblowers.
  3. SB 6206 - Concerning telecommunications installations.
  4. SSB 6290 - Regarding miniature hobby boilers.
  5. SB 6522 - Restricting the use of personal information gathered during the claims resolution structured settlement agreement process.
  6. SCR 8409 - Approving the workforce training and education coordinating board's high skills high wages plan.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. SSB 5360 - Addressing the collection of unpaid wages.
  2. SSB 6046 - Implementing procedures concerning certain whistleblowers.
  3. SB 6206 - Concerning telecommunications installations.
  4. SSB 6290 - Regarding miniature hobby boilers.
  5. SB 6522 - Restricting the use of personal information gathered during the claims resolution structured settlement agreement process.
  6. SCR 8409 - Approving the workforce training and education coordinating board's high skills high wages plan.





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Public Safety* -  02/25/14  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/21/2014 at 11:53 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6010 - Establishing penalties for altered or shaved keys.
  2. SB 6011 - Increasing penalties for random assaults.
  3. SSB 6017 - Concerning the use of proceeds from seizure and forfeiture activities from sexual exploitation of children and promoting prostitution.
  4. ESB 6248 - Making the unlawful possession of instruments of financial fraud a crime.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. 2SSB 5064 - Concerning persons sentenced for offenses committed prior to reaching eighteen years of age.
  2. SSB 6014 - Concerning the operation of a vessel under the influence of an intoxicant.
  3. SB 6025 - Creating a sentence enhancement for body armor.
  4. SB 6413 - Clarifying prior offenses for driving under the influence or physical control of a vehicle under the influence.
  5. SB 6415 - Concerning consecutive sentences for driving under the influence or physical control of a vehicle under the influence of intoxicating liquor, marijuana, or any drug.





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Technology & Economic Development* -  02/25/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/21/2014 at 2:57 PM

Work Session:  Coal risk assessment in integrated resource planning.

Public Hearing:  
  1. SSB 5334 - Concerning public facilities' grants and loans.
  2. SSB 6028 - Declaring electricity from a generation facility powered by the combustion of solid waste in a municipally owned energy recovery facility to be an eligible renewable resource for the purposes of chapter 19.285 RCW, the energy independence act.
  3. 2SSB 6096 - Providing for property tax exemption for the value of new construction of industrial/manufacturing facilities in targeted urban areas.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. SSB 5334 - Concerning public facilities' grants and loans.
  2. SSB 5991 - Studying nuclear power as a replacement for electricity generated from the combustion of fossil fuels.
  3. SSB 6028 - Declaring electricity from a generation facility powered by the combustion of solid waste in a municipally owned energy recovery facility to be an eligible renewable resource for the purposes of chapter 19.285 RCW, the energy independence act.
  4. SSB 6058 - Allowing incremental electricity produced as a result of efficiency improvements to hydroelectric generation projects whose energy output is marketed by the Bonneville power administration to qualify as an eligible renewable resource under the energy independence act.
  5. 2SSB 6096 - Providing for property tax exemption for the value of new construction of industrial/manufacturing facilities in targeted urban areas.
  6. SJM 8003 - Requesting Congress to amend the Communications Decency Act.
  7. SSJM 8007 - Requesting that congress pass legislation reforming the harbor maintenance tax.





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Transportation* -  02/25/14  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/21/2014 at 5:09 PM

Work Session:  Focus on Trade: Spokane and the Pharmaceutical Contract Manufacturing Industry.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. SB 5141 - Allowing motorcycles to stop and proceed through traffic control signals under certain conditions.
  2. SB 5775 - Allowing for a veteran designation on drivers' licenses and identicards.
  3. 2ESSB 5785 - Modifying requirements for the display and replacement of license plates.
  4. ESSB 5886 - Concerning the sale of certain department of transportation surplus property.
  5. SB 5957 - Concerning the renewal of parking privileges for persons with disabilities.
  6. SSB 6054 - Regarding aeronautic safety.
  7. SSB 6150 - Concerning Medal of Honor special license plates.
  8. SSB 6216 - Allowing certain counties to assume the administrative duties of a county ferry district.
  9. SSB 6280 - Providing an exemption from the department of transportation number requirement for certain farm vehicles.





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