Agenda for September 2014

House Committees

Agriculture & Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee on Education
Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government & Information Technology Community Development, Housing & Tribal Affairs
Environment Finance
Health Care & Wellness Judiciary
Local Government

Agriculture & Natural Resources* -  09/16/14  9:00 am

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

REVISED on 9/15/2014 at 10:10 AM

Work Session:  
  1. Crop and agriculture research.
    1. Jim Moyer. Washington State University, Associate Dean for Research for the College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences.
    2. Anson Fatland, Washington State University, Associate Vice President for Economic Development and External Affairs.
    3. Mark Hertle, Senior Program Officer, Life Sciences Discovery Fund.
    4. Margaret McCormick, Chief Executive Officer, Matrix Genetics.
  2. New federal food safety rules.
    1. Kirk Robison, Assistant Director, WSDA.
    2. Connie Kirby, Vice President, Northwest Food Processors Association.
  3. Food security programs.
    1. Kirk Robison, Assistant Director, WSDA.
    2. Julie Washburn, Executive Director, Washington Food Coalition.



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Appropriations Subcommittee on Education -  09/17/14  10:00 am

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

Work Session:  
  1. Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program Expansion.
  2. Early Achievers Opportunity Grants and Tiered Reimbursement.
  3. Readiness to Learn Funding.



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Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government & Information Technology -  09/29/14  9:00 am

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

Work Session:  Blue Ribbon Task Force on Parks and Outdoor Recreation.

The meeting at 9 a.m. is joint with Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government and Information Technology and Environment, followed by separate committee meetings at 10 a.m.

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Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government & Information Technology -  09/29/14  10:00 am

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

Work Session:  
  1. Update on selected information technology projects.
  2. Fire season update.



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Community Development, Housing & Tribal Affairs* -  09/09/14  10:00 am

Full Committee
Wing Luke Museum
719 South King Street
Seattle, WA

REVISED on 9/3/2014 at 10:49 AM

Work Session:  
  1. Urban Indian needs and services.
  2. Community preservation and economic development.



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Environment -  09/29/14  9:00 am

Full Committee
Jt. w/  Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government & Information Technology
House Hearing Rm A
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  Blue Ribbon Task Force on Parks and Outdoor Recreation.

The meeting at 9 a.m. is joint with Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government and Information Technology and Environment, followed by separate committee meetings at 10 a.m.

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Environment -  09/29/14  10:00 am

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

Work Session:  
  1. Proposed sewage discharge restrictions for vessels in Puget Sound.
    1. Marc Daily, Puget Sound Partnership.
    2. Tom Eaton, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
    3. Amy Jankowiak, Department of Ecology.
    4. Jerrod Davis, Department of Health.
    5. Doug Levy, Recreational Boating Association.
    6. Charlie Costanzo, Puget Sound NDZ Marine Alliance.
    7. Margaret Barrette, Pacific Shellfish Growers Association.
    8. Chris Wilke, Puget Soundkeeper.
  2. Water Quality Regulation Updates and Associated Toxics Reduction Strategies.
    1. Kelly Susewind, Department of Ecology.
    2. Rob Duff, Governor's Office.

Meeting is from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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Finance* -  09/04/14  8:30 am

Full Committee
Moses Lake City Council Chamber
401 S. Balsam
Moses Lake, WA

REVISED on 8/28/2014 at 3:56 PM

Work Session:  State Tax Issues for Rural Washington Communities: An examination of tax incentives for food processing, data centers, and rural county manufacturing.
  1. Welcome.
  2. Food Processor Tax Incentives.
    1. Program Overview - Jeff Mitchell, Senior Counsel, Office of Program Research.
    2. Input by Industry Stakeholders.
  3. Break.
  4. Data Center Sales and Use Tax Exemption.
    1. Program Overview - Dominique Meyers, Fiscal Analyst, Office of Program Research.
    2. Input by Industry Stakeholders.
  5. Rural County Sales and Use Tax Program.
    1. Program Overview - Richelle Geiger, Fiscal Analyst, Office of Program Research.
    2. Summary of 2009 DOR Report to the Legislature on the Rural County Sales Tax Program - Valerie Torres, Tax Policy Specialist, Washington State Department of Revenue.
    3. Input by Industry Stakeholders.
  6. Conclusion.




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Health Care & Wellness -  09/18/14  1:30 pm

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

Work Session:  
  1. Graduate Medical Education and Residencies.
  2. Trends in the Health Care Workforce.



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Judiciary* -  09/23/14  1:00 pm

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

REVISED on 9/22/2014 at 9:27 AM

Work Session:  
  1. Legal liability of health care professionals when responding to emergencies or disasters.
  2. Civil commitment and forensic mental health systems: overview and stakeholder perspectives.

Meeting is scheduled from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

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Local Government -  09/29/14  1:30 pm

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

Work Session:  
  1. Vesting in Washington.
  2. Local Government Public Records Requests.



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