Agenda for October 2013

Joint, Select & Other Committees

Career Education Opportunities, Legislative Task Force Child Care Improvements for the Future, Task Force
Economic Development & International Relations, Legislative Committee Health Care Oversight, Joint Select Committee
Legislative Audit & Review Committee, Joint Legislative Ethics Board
Pension Policy, Select Committee Prior Authorization Work Group
Transportation, Joint Committee Veterans' & Military Affairs, Joint Committee
Workfirst Oversight, Legislative-Executive Task Force

Career Education Opportunities, Legislative Task Force -  10/02/13  1:00 pm

Full Committee

Senate Hearing Rm 1
J.A. Cherberg Building
Olympia, WA

Agenda:  
  1. Overview of Task Force Proviso.
  2. Task Force Governance.
  3. Review of background materials.
  4. Secondary Career and Technical Education (CTE) Overview.
    1. Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction.
    2. School district/skill center panel.
    3. Discussion.
  5. CTE Course Equivalency.
    1. Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction.
    2. School district/skill center panels.
    3. Discussion.
  6. Discussion: Future meetings and work plan.





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Child Care Improvements for the Future, Task Force -  10/01/13  1:30 pm

Full Committee

Sen. Conf. Rms ABC
J.A. Cherberg Building
Olympia, WA

Agenda:  
  1. Introductions.
  2. Presentation Handouts - eligibility requirements for existing early learning and child care programs.
  3. Discussions.
  4. Public testimony.





Child Care Improvements for the Future, Task Force -  10/23/13  2:00 pm

Full Committee
(360) 786-7462
Whitman College - Reid Campus Center Ballroom
345 Boyer Avenue
Walla Walla, WA

Agenda - Early Achievers and Tiered Reimbursement:  
  1. Early Achievers: A Framework for Quality: Overview of Early Achievers and Agency Updates.
  2. Implementation of Tiered Reimbursement: The Cost of Quality.
  3. Leveraging Quality:
    1. Tiered Reimbursement Overview and Updates.
    2. Contracting for Quality Report.
  4. Discussion:
    1. Best way to structure tiered reimbursement model in Early Achievers for all providers.
    2. Other ways to incentivize participation in Early Achievers.
    3. How can the state educate parents on the value of quality early learning and care to increase buy-in for Early Achievers.
  5. Public Comment.

*Meeting will conclude at 5 PM.



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Economic Development & International Relations, Legislative Committee* -  10/31/13  9:00 am

Full Committee
(360) 786-7786
Suite 600 Oceanic Plaza
Labour Relations Board, 1066 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC

REVISED on 10/18/2013 at 2:51 PM

Agenda:  FACING GLOBAL CHALLENGES WITH REGIONAL SOLUTIONS: Working together with our neighboring states and provinces to develop a regional cooperative strategy for international economic trade and tourism development.

Meeting is expected to end at 12:30 p.m.



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Health Care Oversight, Joint Select Committee -  10/15/13  10:00 am

Full Committee
(360) 786-7407
House Hearing Rm B
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  
  1. Introductions.
  2. Update on the Washington Healthplanfinder open enrollment process.
  3. Update on the Medicaid expansion in Washington.

Meeting time is 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.



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Legislative Audit & Review Committee, Joint* -  10/18/13  1:00 pm

Citizen Comm. Performance Measurement Tax Pref.
(360) 786-5288
Senate Hearing Rm 3
J.A. Cherberg Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 10/7/2013 at 4:00 PM

Agenda:  
  1. Action Item: Approval of September 20, 2013, Commission Meeting Minutes.
  2. Action Item: Adoption of 2014 Commission Meeting Schedule.
  3. Action Item: Discussion/Adoption of Commission Comments on 2013 Tax Preference Reviews.
  4. General public comment period immediately following regular Commission business.

Please Note: The Commission reserves the right to move agenda items as needed.



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Legislative Ethics Board -  10/10/13  12:00 pm

Full Committee
(360) 786-7540
Senate Rules Room
Legislative Building
Olympia, WA

Agenda:  
  1. Approval of September minutes.
  2. Welcome new board member - Judge Gary B. Bashor.
  3. Report of Counsel:
    1. Lobbyist gift reports - Public Disclosure Commission.
    2. Continuing legal education for legislative attorneys - ethics.
  4. Call for public comment.
  5. Recess public meeting and convene in executive session to discuss quasi-judicial matters related to pending complaints and prior to determination of reasonable cause.
  6. Reconvene public meeting - second call for public comment - any other pending or unfinished business - adjourn.





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Pension Policy, Select Committee -  10/15/13  10:00 am

Full Committee
(360) 786-6142
Senate Hearing Rm 4
J.A. Cherberg Building
Olympia, WA

Agenda:  To be announced.





Pension Policy, Select Committee -  10/15/13  1:00 pm

Executive Committee
(360) 786-6142
Sen. Conf. Rms ABC
J.A. Cherberg Building
Olympia, WA

Agenda:  To be announced.





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Prior Authorization Work Group* -  10/15/13  2:00 pm

Full Committee
(360) 786-7407
House Hearing Rm A
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 10/3/2013 at 2:17 PM

Work Session:  Group discussion on work group recommendations.

Meeting time is 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.



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Transportation, Joint Committee -  10/08/13  10:00 am

Columbia River Crossing Oversight Subcommittee
(360) 786-7329
Vancouver City Hall
Council Chambers, 2nd Rlr, 415 W. 6th Street
Vancouver, WA

Agenda:  To be announced.





Transportation, Joint Committee -  10/09/13  Time TBA

Full Committee
(360) 786-7329
Tacoma City Hall
Tacoma Municipal Building, 1st Flr, 747 Market ST.
Tacoma, WA

Agenda:  To be announced.





Transportation, Joint Committee* -  10/29/13  10:00 am

Cost Efficiencies Study Advisory Panel Meeting
(360) 786-7329
Sen. Conf. Rms ABC
J.A. Cherberg Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 10/28/2013 at 10:07 AM

Agenda:  
  1. Welcome & introductions.
  2. Agenda overview & meeting objectives.
  3. Panel Meeting 2 follow-up: Prevailing wage, revised cost analysis.
  4. Detailed discussion of cost drivers: Contracting.
  5. Lunch.
  6. Detailed discussion of cost drivers.
    1. Contracting (continued).
    2. Environmental review, permitting & mitigation.
  7. Discussion of cost analysis: Cost comparisons.
  8. Next steps:
    1. Final Advisory Panel meeting - December 12.
    2. Plan for analysis and final report.
  9. Adjourn.

Meeting is scheduled to end at 4:00 p.m.



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Veterans' & Military Affairs, Joint Committee* -  10/17/13  1:30 pm

Full Committee

Pierce College, Fort Steilacoom Campus
9401 Farwest Drive SW
Lakewood, WA

REVISED on 10/9/2013 at 5:01 PM

Agenda:  
  1. Veteran support in higher education.
  2. Washington Youth Academy.
  3. Homeless veteran housing and services.

Meeting is from 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm.



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Workfirst Oversight, Legislative-Executive Task Force* -  10/09/13  1:30 pm

Full Committee
(360) 786-7131
House Hearing Rm B
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 9/25/2013 at 11:19 AM

Agenda:  
  1. TANF Budget.
  2. Partner Contract Changes.
  3. November 1, 2013 report to the Legislature/WorkFirst Improvement Plan.
  4. Performance Review.
  5. Public Comment.
  6. Task Force: Next Steps.

*Meeting concludes at 3:30 p.m.



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