Agenda for Tuesday, February 04, 2014

House Committees

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

Agriculture & Natural Resources* -  02/04/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/31/2014 at 11:49 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2596 - Providing that sales and use taxes imposed by rural counties may be used for purchasing water rights for water banking.
  2. HB 2698 - Expanding the products considered to be potentially nonhazardous as they apply to cottage food operations.
  3. HB 2760 - Concerning best practices for water banks.

Executive Session:  
  1. HB 2457 - Concerning derelict and abandoned vessels.
  2. HB 2454 - Developing a water quality trading program in Washington.
  3. HB 2493 - Concerning current use valuation for land primarily used for commercial horticultural purposes.
  4. HB 2584 - Allowing prepayment of the penalty for removal of land from the farm and agricultural land current use property tax classification.
  5. HB 2717 - Clarifying that sheep blood is not a component of sheep processing waste.
  6. HB 2460 - Regarding fish and wildlife law enforcement.
  7. HB 2458 - Concerning invasive species.



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Appropriations* -  02/04/14  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/30/2014 at 1:46 PM

Work Session:  Implementing McCleary Obligations.

Public Hearing:  HB 2422 - Restoring the suspended inflationary increases in educational employee compensation.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. SHB 1574 - Establishing a fee for certification for the residential services and supports program to cover investigative costs.
  2. HB 2479 - Placing restrictions on retired law enforcement officers and firefighters employed in certain public positions.
  3. HB 2485 - Addressing survivor benefits from the public employees' retirement system for survivors of members in registered domestic partnerships prior to December 2012.
  4. HB 2577 - Creating an optional life annuity benefit for plan 2 members of the law enforcement officers' and firefighters' retirement system.



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Business & Financial Services* -  02/04/14  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/3/2014 at 1:43 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2573 - Requiring the department of licensing to conduct a review of the need for regulation of theatrical wrestling events.
  2. HB 2662 - Addressing electronic notices and document delivery of insurance products.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. HB 2590 - Concerning sellers of travel.
  2. HB 2424 - Concerning self-service storage facilities.
  3. HB 2573 - Requiring the department of licensing to conduct a review of the need for regulation of theatrical wrestling events.



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Capital Budget* -  02/04/14  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/31/2014 at 10:06 AM

Work Session:  Flood planning and response.

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2356 - Concerning state general obligation bonds for flood hazard reduction projects.
  2. HB 2357 - Concerning state general obligation bonds for flood hazard reduction and storm water projects.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. SHB 1484 - Concerning the public works board.
  2. HB 2208 - Concerning heavy civil construction projects.
  3. HB 2244 - Restoring resources to the capital budget.
  4. HB 2410 - Creating a competitive equipment assistance grant program to enhance student nutrition in public schools.
  5. HB 2555 - Concerning finalists for design-build contracts.



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Community Development, Housing & Tribal Affairs* -  02/04/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/30/2014 at 1:07 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2724 - Exempting information concerning archaeological resources and traditional cultural places from public disclosure.
  2. HB 2738 - Promoting affordable housing in urban growth areas.
  3. HB 2744 - Modifying certain provisions governing veteran-owned businesses.

Executive Session:  
  1. HB 2415 - Creating a temporary homeless status certification.
  2. HB 2558 - Disposing tax foreclosed property to cities for affordable housing purposes.
  3. HB 2650 - Allowing the use of lodging taxes for financing workforce housing.
  4. HB 2229 - Concerning long-term funding for a state tourism marketing program.



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Education -  02/04/14  6:00 pm

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2366 - Concerning the delivery of medication and services by unlicensed school employees.
  2. HB 2589 - Enhancing the basic education allocation formula to adopt the staffing resources recommended by the quality education council.



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Environment* -  02/04/14  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/3/2014 at 2:18 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2090 - Establishing categorical exemptions in the state environmental policy act for development proposals that are consistent with locally adopted land use and shoreline regulations.
  2. HB 2095 - Reducing the cost of transportation projects by linking state conservation investments with mitigation requirements.
  3. HB 2269 - Reducing the cost of infrastructure projects by linking state conservation investments with mitigation requirements.
  4. HB 2709 - Protecting the state's cultural resources.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. HB 2347 - Enhancing the safety of the transportation of oil.
  2. HB 2636 - Streamlining statutorily required environmental reports by government entities.
  3. HB 2386 - Designating Washington's shoreline as a state maritime heritage area.
  4. HB 2569 - Reducing air pollution associated with diesel emissions.



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Finance -  02/04/14  8:00 am

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2211 - Addressing surplus lines of insurance.
  2. HB 2330 - Dedicating a portion of state sales tax revenues derived from certain short-term major public events for county economic development use.
  3. HB 2635 - Modifying the tax appeal process.
  4. HB 2671 - Clarifying the application of tax exemptions for vehicles powered by clean alternative fuels.
  5. HB 2678 - Providing greater small business assistance by modifying the filing threshold for excise tax purposes.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. SHB 1156 - Consolidating designated forest lands and open space timber lands for ease of administration.
  2. SHB 1287 - Subjecting federally recognized Indian tribes to the same conditions as state and local governments for property owned exclusively by the tribe.
  3. HB 2201 - Improving fiscal accountability and transparency standards with respect to state tax preferences.
  4. HB 2306 - Concerning current use valuation for farm and agricultural land.
  5. HB 2345 - Providing greater consistency in how nonprofit tax-exempt property may be used without jeopardizing the property's tax-exempt status.
  6. HB 2539 - Simplifying the taxation of amusement, recreation, and physical fitness services.



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Government Operations & Elections* -  02/04/14  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/3/2014 at 3:41 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2552 - Concerning signature gathering for initiatives, referenda, and recall petitions.
  2. HB 2617 - Regulating interpreter services.
  3. HB 2743 - Protecting taxpayers by providing for accountability and transparency in government contracting.

Executive Session:  
  1. HB 2192 - Promoting economic development through enhancing transparency and predictability of state agency permitting and review processes.
  2. HB 2293 - Adding responsibilities to the duties of the joint administrative rules review committee.
  3. HB 2578 - Exempting from public inspection certain public works proposals and documents.
  4. HB 2376 - Exempting agency employee driver's license numbers and identicard numbers from public inspection and copying.



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Higher Education* -  02/04/14  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/3/2014 at 10:28 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2587 - Creating a tuition and fees exemption for children and surviving spouses of certain highway workers.
  2. HB 2308 - Requiring an audit of the state universities.
  3. HB 2661 - Creating the Washington research institute for teaching excellence.
  4. HB 2694 - Creating an informational program to increase applications from high-achieving low-income students to selective institutions of higher education.

Executive Session:  
  1. HB 2720 - Creating the pay it forward program.
  2. HB 2400 - Concerning mentoring and service learning opportunities in education.
  3. HB 2613 - Creating efficiencies for institutions of higher education.
  4. HB 2626 - Concerning statewide educational attainment goals.
  5. HB 2611 - Requiring the student achievement council to develop a grant program to encourage training for students studying in the medical field to work with individuals with disabilities.



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Judiciary* -  02/04/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/31/2014 at 3:55 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2601 - Clarifying municipal court terms.
  2. HB 2602 - Modifying certain venue of action provisions.
  3. HB 2624 - Clarifying the applicability of child abduction statutes to residential provisions ordered by a court.
  4. HB 2723 - Modifying certain provisions governing foreclosures.
  5. HB 2710 - Creating a cause of action for the protection of employees acting in furtherance of public policy.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. HB 2055 - Concerning the recovery of costs in consumer protection actions.
  2. HB 2567 - Concerning the approval of minutes from annual meetings of homeowners' associations.
  3. HB 2559 - Concerning parental rights and responsibilities of sexual assault perpetrators and survivors.
  4. HB 2592 - Concerning county electronic public auctions.
  5. HB 1118 - Revising the uniform interstate family support act.
  6. HB 2556 - Encouraging the establishment of therapeutic courts.
  7. HB 2537 - Concerning tenant screening.
  8. HB 2691 - Regulating legal service contractors.



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Labor & Workforce Development* -  02/04/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/3/2014 at 7:01 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2672 - Increasing the minimum hourly wage to twelve dollars over three years.
  2. HB 2614 - Allowing employers to pay training wages to new employees.
  3. HB 2608 - Establishing the minimum wage for classified school employees.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. HB 2145 - Concerning dumbwaiters.
  2. HB 2230 - Requiring employers to reimburse employees for work-related expenses.
  3. HB 2295 - Limiting industrial insurance benefits for injuries or diseases caused by use of intoxicating liquor or drugs.
  4. HB 2318 - Addressing contractor liability for industrial insurance premiums for not-for-profit nonemergency medicaid transportation brokers.
  5. HB 2360 - Revising payment requirements for court review of industrial insurance taxes, penalties, or interest.
  6. HB 2477 - Concerning commercial janitorial services.
  7. HB 2545 - Prohibiting employers from asking about or using nonconviction information in initial applications for employment.
  8. HB 2576 - Establishing a mandatory occupational disease exposure reporting requirement for firefighters.



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Public Safety* -  02/04/14  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/3/2014 at 1:50 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2344 - Concerning ignition interlock device requirements in vehicle sales.
  2. HB 2503 - Concerning the operation of a vessel under the influence of an intoxicant.
  3. HB 2506 - Making felony driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor, marijuana, or any drug a class B felony.
  4. HB 2507 - Increasing the punishment for vehicular homicide.
  5. HB 2549 - Addressing the enhancement for attempting to elude a police vehicle.
  6. HB 2705 - Concerning reserve peace officers.
  7. HB 2728 - Concerning impaired driving.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. HB 1791 - Concerning trafficking.
  2. HB 2107 - Eliminating the disparate treatment of HIV in the criminal justice system.
  3. HB 2231 - Clarifying legal financial obligation provisions.
  4. HB 2265 - Prohibiting general power of attorney provisions in bail bond agreements.
  5. HB 2341 - Concerning indecent liberties by a clergy member.
  6. HB 2394 - Concerning state liquor control board enforcement officers.
  7. HB 2399 - Establishing a certificate of restoration of opportunity.
  8. HB 2464 - Modifying assault in the third degree provisions.
  9. HB 2468 - Clarifying the retention of biological material collected during criminal investigation.
  10. HB 2543 - Concerning electronic monitoring.
  11. HB 2557 - Concerning residence locations of felony sex offenders of minors.
  12. HB 2644 - Concerning coercion of involuntary servitude.



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Technology & Economic Development* -  02/04/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/31/2014 at 4:35 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2679 - Concerning the expenditure limit for the state universal communications services program.
  2. HB 2693 - Extending specific aerospace tax preferences to include other types of commercial aircraft to encourage the migration of good wage jobs in the state.
  3. HB 2733 - Designating certain hydroelectric generation from a generation facility located in irrigation canals and certain pipes as an eligible renewable resource under chapter 19.285 RCW.

Executive Session:  
  1. HB 1643 - Regarding energy conservation under the energy independence act.
  2. HB 2382 - Improving the methods for evaluation of the local infrastructure financing tool program.
  3. HB 2417 - Changing membership provisions of the Washington economic development finance authority.
  4. HB 2580 - Fostering economic resilience and development in Washington by supporting the maritime industry and other manufacturing sectors.



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Transportation* -  02/04/14  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/3/2014 at 5:43 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2070 - Concerning Washington state department of transportation projects.
  2. HB 2123 - Modifying the transportation system policy goal of mobility.
  3. HB 2684 - Removing time period limitations on ferry vessel and terminal work by state forces.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. HB 2071 - Authorizing expedited permitting and contracting for Washington state bridges deemed structurally deficient.
  2. HB 2267 - Creating passenger-only ferry service districts.
  3. HB 2343 - Allowing for a veteran designation on drivers' licenses and identicards.
  4. HB 2372 - Concerning monetary penalties for failing to register a vehicle.
  5. HB 2404 - Expanding the definition of an electric personal assistive mobility device.
  6. HB 2482 - Creating a fee exemption for the disclosure of vehicle owner information.
  7. HB 2642 - Modifying the deadline for annual regulatory fees for charter party and excursion service carriers.
  8. HB 2674 - Concerning the processing of quick titles by subagents.
  9. HB 2675 - Modifying provisions applicable to off-road, nonhighway, and wheeled all-terrain vehicles and their drivers.
  10. HB 2700 - Creating breast cancer awareness special license plates.



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