Agenda for Wednesday, February 26, 2014

House Committees

Agriculture & Natural Resources Appropriations
Business & Financial Services Community Development, Housing & Tribal Affairs
Early Learning & Human Services Education
Environment Government Accountability & Oversight
Government Operations & Elections Health Care & Wellness
Higher Education Judiciary
Labor & Workforce Development Local Government
Public Safety Technology & Economic Development

Agriculture & Natural Resources* -  02/26/14  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/25/2014 at 4:45 PM

Executive Session:  
  1. SB 6180 - Consolidating designated forest lands and open space timber lands for ease of administration.
  2. ESSB 6286 - Concerning current use valuation for land primarily used for commercial horticultural purposes.
  3. ESB 6549 - Creating demonstration projects for preserving agricultural land and public infrastructure in flood plains.
  4. ESSB 6041 - Regarding fish and wildlife law enforcement.
  5. SSB 6388 - Creating a direct seller license for businesses that sell prepackaged foods directly to consumers through a web site.
  6. E2SSB 5199 - Concerning de facto changes in water rights for irrigation purposes that involved conversion to more efficient irrigation technologies.





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Appropriations* -  02/26/14  6:00 pm

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

REVISED on 2/26/2014 at 12:13 PM

Public Hearing:  HB 2185 - Making 2014 supplemental operating appropriations.
  1. The hearing is on the proposed substitute by Representative Hunter.


The budget documents for Representative Hunter's proposed 2014 supplemental budget bill are available at the link below: http://leap.leg.wa.gov/leap/budget/detail/2014/ho2014p.asp



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Business & Financial Services* -  02/26/14  1:30 pm

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

MEETING CANCELLED.



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Community Development, Housing & Tribal Affairs* -  02/26/14  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/21/2014 at 1:08 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SSB 5975 - Concerning the veterans innovations program.
  2. SSB 6078 - Recognizing "Native American Heritage Day."
  3. SB 6338 - Giving preferences to housing trust fund projects that involve collaboration between local school districts and housing authorities to help children of low-income families succeed in school.

Executive Session:  
  1. SSB 5975 - Concerning the veterans innovations program.
  2. SSB 6078 - Recognizing "Native American Heritage Day."
  3. SB 6338 - Giving preferences to housing trust fund projects that involve collaboration between local school districts and housing authorities to help children of low-income families succeed in school.





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Early Learning & Human Services* -  02/26/14  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/21/2014 at 1:59 PM

Public Hearing:  SSB 6558 - Concerning intensive home and community-based mental health services for medicaid-eligible children.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. SSB 6095 - Addressing background checks for persons who will have access to children or vulnerable adults.
  2. ESSB 6479 - Providing caregivers authority to allow children placed in their care to participate in normal childhood activities based on a reasonable and prudent parent standard.
  3. ESSB 6181 - Concerning child care subsidies and child support enforcement services.
  4. SSB 6387 - Concerning individuals with developmental disabilities who have requested a service from a program that is already at capacity.
  5. SB 6122 - Concerning long-term planning for developmental disabilities services.
  6. SSB 6211 - Concerning the termination of basic food benefits to incarcerated persons.
  7. SSB 6558 - Concerning intensive home and community-based mental health services for medicaid-eligible children.





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Education* -  02/26/14  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/25/2014 at 2:15 PM

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. 2SSB 5958 - Concerning accountability in providing opportunities for certain students to participate in transition services.
  2. SB 6013 - Making a technical correction to school law governing the use of epinephrine autoinjectors (EPI pens).
  3. SSB 6074 - Enacting provisions to improve educational outcomes for homeless students.
  4. SSB 6431 - Concerning assistance for schools in implementing youth suicide prevention activities.
  5. SSB 6105 - Concerning school library information and technology programs.
  6. SB 6128 - Concerning the delivery of medication and services by unlicensed school employees.
  7. SB 6424 - Establishing a state seal of biliteracy for high school students.
  8. ESSB 6242 - Concerning waivers from the one hundred eighty-day school year requirement.
  9. SB 6093 - Allowing valid portable background check clearance cards issued by the department of early learning to be used by certain educational employees and their contractors for purposes of their background check requirements.
  10. 2SSB 6062 - Requiring internet access to public school data and expenditure information.
  11. 2SSB 6163 - Concerning expanded learning opportunities.
  12. SSB 6129 - Concerning paraeducator development.
  13. E2SSB 6552 - Improving student success by modifying instructional hour and graduation requirements.





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Environment* -  02/26/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/24/2014 at 2:45 PM

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. ESSB 6076 - Concerning the maintenance and operations of parks and recreational land acquired through the conservation futures program.
  2. ESB 6501 - Concerning used oil recycling.
  3. SJM 8015 - Requesting Congress implement certain increased safety measures for tank rail cars.
  4. ESSB 6450 - Concerning on-water dwellings.
  5. SB 6077 - Modifying the use of storm water control facility rate charges.
  6. ESB 5097 - Allowing spouses to combine volunteer hours for purposes of receiving a complimentary discover pass.





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Government Accountability & Oversight* -  02/26/14  8:00 am

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

MEETING CANCELLED.



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Government Operations & Elections -  02/26/14  1:30 pm

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. SSB 5676 - Protecting personal voter signatures.
  2. SSB 5872 - Creating a state agency innovation and efficiency grant program.
  3. SSB 6250 - Requiring submission of digital copies of public employees' collective bargaining agreements.
  4. ESSB 6517 - Exempting agency employee driver's license numbers and identicard numbers from public inspection and copying.

Executive Session:  
  1. SSB 5872 - Creating a state agency innovation and efficiency grant program.
  2. ESB 5964 - Concerning training public officials and employees regarding public records, records management, and open public meetings requirements.
  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 6250 - Requiring submission of digital copies of public employees' collective bargaining agreements.
  6. ESSB 6517 - Exempting agency employee driver's license numbers and identicard numbers from public inspection and copying.





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Health Care & Wellness* -  02/26/14  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/20/2014 at 1:34 PM

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. ESSB 6016 - Concerning the grace period for enrollees of the Washington health benefit exchange.
  2. SB 6065 - Protecting children under the age of eighteen from the harmful effects of exposure to ultraviolet radiation associated with tanning devices.
  3. SSB 6124 - Developing a state Alzheimer's plan.
  4. ESSB 6137 - Regulating pharmacy benefit managers and pharmacy audits.
  5. ESSB 6228 - Concerning transparency tools for consumer information on health care cost and quality.
  6. ESSB 6297 - Requiring the department of health to develop and make available resources for pregnant women regarding childhood immunizations.
  7. SB 6138 - Allowing the Washington state dental quality assurance commission to adopt rules regarding credential renewal requirements for dental professionals.
  8. ESB 6458 - Addressing the office of the insurance commissioner and matters related to health care insurance.
  9. ESSB 6511 - Addressing the prior authorization of health care services.
  10. ESSB 6265 - Concerning state and local agencies that obtain patient health care information.
  11. SSB 6283 - Clarifying the practice of a phlebotomist.
  12. SSB 6453 - Concerning verification of hours worked through electronic timekeeping by area agencies on aging and home care agencies.





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Higher Education* -  02/26/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/25/2014 at 5:46 PM

Executive Session:  E2SSB 6423 - Changing provisions relating to the opportunity scholarship.

Work Session:  
  1. Serving adults in higher education.
  2. College preparatory programs in higher education.





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Judiciary* -  02/26/14  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/21/2014 at 8:25 AM

Executive Session:  
  1. ESB 5048 - Concerning notice against trespass.
  2. SB 5999 - Concerning corporate entity conversions.
  3. SB 5981 - Increasing the number of superior court judges in Mason county.
  4. SB 6219 - Concerning actions for damage arising from vehicular traffic on a primitive road.
  5. E2SSB 6126 - Concerning representation of children in dependency matters.
  6. SSB 6279 - Creating effective and timely access to magistrates for purposes of reviewing search warrant applications.
  7. ESB 6553 - Concerning the distribution of real property sale proceeds.
  8. SSB 5173 - Respecting holidays of faith and conscience.
  9. SB 6115 - Exempting licensed private investigators from process server requirements.
  10. SSB 6207 - Providing fee immunity for certain water facilities.
  11. ESSB 5972 - Specifying recovery for fire damages to public or private forested lands.

Public Hearing:  SB 5956 - Concerning short-barreled rifles.





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Labor & Workforce Development* -  02/26/14  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/20/2014 at 3:56 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5112 - Granting scheduling authority for qualified retrospective rating plan employers and groups.
  2. SSB 5123 - Establishing a farm internship program.
  3. SB 5158 - Creating a good faith defense for certain minimum wage and overtime compensation complaints.
  4. SSB 6179 - Authorizing workers' compensation group self-insurance plans.
  5. SB 6445 - Amending the definition of uniformed personnel for the purposes of public employees' collective bargaining.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. SSB 5123 - Establishing a farm internship program.
  2. SB 6445 - Amending the definition of uniformed personnel for the purposes of public employees' collective bargaining.





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Local Government* -  02/26/14  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/24/2014 at 4:55 PM

Public Hearing:  ESB 6194 - Providing a process for county legislative authorities to withdraw from voluntary planning under the growth management act.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. ESB 5514 - Concerning utility rates and charges for vacant lots in manufactured housing communities.
  2. SSB 6007 - Clarifying the exemption in the public records act for customer information held by public utilities.
  3. ESSB 6008 - Modifying water-sewer district provisions.
  4. ESB 6031 - Concerning lake and beach management districts.
  5. SSB 6060 - Concerning certain public water systems.
  6. SB 6114 - Revising local government treasury practices and procedures.
  7. ESB 6194 - Providing a process for county legislative authorities to withdraw from voluntary planning under the growth management act.





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Public Safety* -  02/26/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/25/2014 at 1:44 PM

Possible Executive Session:  
  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.
  5. SB 6413 - Clarifying prior offenses for driving under the influence or physical control of a vehicle under the influence.

Work Session:  HB 1874 - Addressing federal immigration policy enforcement.





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Technology & Economic Development* -  02/26/14  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/21/2014 at 2:58 PM

Work Session:  Contingency supply of marine fiber cable for telecommunications.

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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