Agenda for Wednesday, February 06, 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
Environment Government Operations & Elections
Higher Education Judiciary
Labor & Workforce Development Public Safety
Transportation

Agriculture & Natural Resources* -  02/06/13  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/4/2013 at 9:47 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1220 - Concerning milk and milk products.
  2. HB 1229 - Creating the companion animal safety, population control, and spay/neuter assistance program.
  3. HB 1437 - Concerning small farms under the current use property tax program for farm and agricultural lands.
  4. HB 1323 - Regarding the sea cucumber dive fishery.

Executive Session:  
  1. HB 1199 - Ensuring hunter safety.
  2. HB 1200 - Concerning the labeling of seafood.
  3. HB 1218 - Concerning department of fish and wildlife license suspensions.





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Appropriations Subcommittee on Education -  02/06/13  3:30 pm

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

Work Session:  
  1. Guaranteed Education Tuition (GET).
  2. College Bound Scholarship program.





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Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government & Information Technology -  02/06/13  3:30 pm

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

Work Session:  
  1. Briefing from the Office of the Chief Information Officer on strategies for savings through information technology implementation.
  2. Briefing from Consolidated Technology Services on proposed funding for State Data Center operations.
  3. Briefing from the Department of Enterprise Services on proposals for a new Statewide Financial System and a new Time, Leave, and Attendance System.
  4. Update from the Department of Enterprise Services savings and efficiencies proposed in the Governor's budget.
  5. Briefing from the Department of Revenue on its major information technology projects proposed in the Governor's budget.





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Appropriations Subcommittee on Health & Human Services -  02/06/13  3:30 pm

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

Public Hearing:  HB 1343 - Removing the expiration for the additional surcharge imposed on registered nurses and licensed practical nurses.

Work Session:  
  1. Integrating medical, behavioral, and long-term care for clients dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid.
  2. Briefing on Department of Health programs.





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Business & Financial Services* -  02/06/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/4/2013 at 1:29 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1340 - Addressing debt management services.
  2. HB 1491 - Concerning debt adjusting services.

Executive Session:  
  1. HB 1130 - Modifying who is authorized to redeem an impounded vehicle.
  2. HB 1231 - Establishing continuing education requirements for engineers.
  3. HB 1325 - Addressing fees and semiannual assessments, powers, lending limits, and technical amendments related to state-chartered banks, savings banks, savings associations, and trust companies.
  4. HB 1327 - Addressing licensing and enforcement provisions applicable to money transmitters.
  5. HB 1328 - Regulating mortgage brokers.

*Please note Hearing Room change.



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Community Development, Housing & Tribal Affairs -  02/06/13  8:00 am

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

Work Session:  Update on state tourism activities.

Executive Session:  HB 1287 - Subjecting federally recognized Indian tribes to the same conditions as state and local governments for property owned exclusively by the tribe.





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Environment -  02/06/13  1:30 pm

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

Public Hearing:  HB 1294 - Concerning flame retardants.

Possible Executive Session:  Bills previously heard in committee.





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Government Operations & Elections* -  02/06/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/5/2013 at 1:15 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1267 - Concerning voter registration.
  2. HB 1279 - Allowing motor voter preregistration for sixteen and seventeen year olds.
  3. HB 1319 - Recognizing a welcome home Vietnam veterans day.
  4. HB 1359 - Regarding the state archivist.

Executive Session:  
  1. HB 1005 - Concerning responsibilities and funding of the public disclosure commission.
  2. HB 1278 - Concerning prepaid postage for ballot envelopes.
  3. HB 1290 - Requiring county auditors to place ballot drop boxes at various locations throughout the county.
  4. HB 1413 - Enacting the Washington voting rights act of 2013.
  5. HB 1319 - Recognizing a welcome home Vietnam veterans day.





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Higher Education* -  02/06/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/1/2013 at 2:05 PM

Work Session:  Diversity strategies at public baccalaureate institutions.

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1109 - Requiring institutions of higher education that offer an early course registration period to provide early registration for eligible veterans and national guard members.
  2. HB 1544 - Authorizing educational specialist degrees at Central Washington University and Western Washington University.
  3. HB 1614 - Authorizing applied doctorate level degrees in audiology at Western Washington University.
  4. HB 1624 - Restricting tuition increases for resident undergraduate students at four-year institutions of higher education.
  5. HB 1536 - Changing requirements for membership on community and technical college boards of trustees.





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Judiciary -  02/06/13  8:00 am

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1140 - Concerning sibling visitation after a dependency has been dismissed or concluded.
  2. HB 1506 - Concerning third-party visitation.
  3. HB 1525 - Concerning birth certificates and other birth-related information.
  4. HB 1285 - Modifying provisions regarding the representation of children in dependency matters.





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Labor & Workforce Development* -  02/06/13  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/5/2013 at 3:59 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1394 - Changing the employment security department's settlement authority.
  2. HB 1395 - Implementing the unemployment insurance integrity provisions of the federal trade adjustment assistance extension act of 2011.
  3. HB 1396 - Changing the unemployment insurance shared work program by adopting short-time compensation provisions in the federal middle class tax relief and job creation act of 2012.
  4. HB 1311 - Making coverage of certain maritime service elective for purposes of unemployment compensation.
  5. HB 1468 - Modifying payment methods on certain claimants' benefits.
  6. HB 1469 - Addressing industrial insurance for horse racing employment.
  7. HB 1470 - Addressing the recommendations of the vocational rehabilitation subcommittee for workers' compensation.
  8. HB 1467 - Addressing the collection of unpaid wages.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. HB 1072 - Creating the agricultural labor skills and safety grant program.
  2. HB 1152 - Addressing meal and rest breaks for hospital employees.
  3. HB 1153 - Regulating mandatory overtime for employees of health care facilities.
  4. HB 1247 - Modifying job skills program provisions.
  5. HB 1311 - Making coverage of certain maritime service elective for purposes of unemployment compensation.
  6. HB 1394 - Changing the employment security department's settlement authority.
  7. HB 1395 - Implementing the unemployment insurance integrity provisions of the federal trade adjustment assistance extension act of 2011.
  8. HB 1396 - Changing the unemployment insurance shared work program by adopting short-time compensation provisions in the federal middle class tax relief and job creation act of 2012.
  9. HB 1467 - Addressing the collection of unpaid wages.
  10. HB 1468 - Modifying payment methods on certain claimants' benefits.
  11. HB 1469 - Addressing industrial insurance for horse racing employment.
  12. HB 1470 - Addressing the recommendations of the vocational rehabilitation subcommittee for workers' compensation.





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Public Safety -  02/06/13  1:30 pm

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

Work Session:  Marijuana and impaired driving in the post I-502 world.
  1. General overview of I-502: What is legal? What is still illegal?
  2. Driving under the influence of marijuana: From the roadside to the courthouse.
  3. Enforcement protocols and prosecution of driving under the influence of marijuana.
  4. The science of cannabis and impaired driving.


*Note Hearing Room.



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Transportation -  02/06/13  3:30 pm

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

Work Session:  Project development "A to Z" (Washington State Department of Transportation, Washington State Association of Counties, Association of Washington Cities).





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