Agenda for Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Joint, Select & Other Committees

Prior Authorization Work Group Transportation, Joint Committee

Prior Authorization Work Group* -  09/11/13  1:00 pm

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

REVISED on 9/9/2013 at 3:01 PM

Work Session:  
  1. Introductions.
  2. Current efforts relating to prior authorization.
  3. Perspective of health care professionals.
  4. Group discussion on prior authorization issues.
  5. Next steps.

Meeting time is 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.



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Transportation, Joint Committee* -  09/11/13  10:00 am

Full Committee
(360) 786-7329
Union Station
Ruth Fisher Boardroom, 401 S Jackson St.
Seattle, WA

REVISED on 9/5/2013 at 1:12 PM

Agenda:  
  1. Introductions and Welcome.
  2. Puget Sound Transit Agencies --- Three Puget Sound Transit agencies will discuss their current and future operations, given their service needs, potential service cuts, and their revenue outlook:
    1. Sound Transit -- Joni Earl, CEO, Sound Transit.
    2. Pierce Transit -- Justin Leighton, Government Relations Officer, Pierce Transit.
    3. King County Metro -- Kevin Desmond, General Manager, King County Metro Transit.
  3. Update on 2012 Aviation Search and Rescue Study --- In 2012, the JTC evaluated the state's Aviation Search and Rescue (SAR) program, which is housed at WSDOT. This work session will provide an update on the SAR program, and efforts to-date to improve communication and coordination within the SAR community, expand training opportunities, and improve pilot safety -- Gene Baxstrom, JTC Senior Policy Analyst; Tristan Atkins, WSDOT Director of Aviation; Tom Peterson, WSDOT Aviation Emergency Services Coordinator.
  4. Puget Sound's Deep Water Ports --- This work session will focus on the Puget Sound's deep water ports, their importance to the statewide economy, and other related public and private investments that support and contribute to a broader economic benefit:
    1. The Puget Sound's deep water ports and the impact they have on state and local economies, current conditions and future outlook -- Bill Bryant, Commissioner, Port of Seattle; Dick Marzano, Commissioner, Port of Tacoma.
    2. Trade and related industrial development in the Duwamish -- Dave Gering, Executive Director of the Duwamish Manufacturing and Industrial Council; John Odland, Vice President of MacMillan-Piper; Vince O'Halloran, President of the Puget Sound Ports Council, Maritime Trades AFL-CIO.
    3. Statewide impact of the deep water ports -- Jon DeVaney, executive director of the Yakima Valley Growers-Shippers Association; Eric Shinfeld, President of the Washington Council on International Trade.
  5. WSDOT mega project updates:
    1. SR 520 -- Julie Meredith, PE, WSDOT 520 Program Director.
    2. SR 99 tunnel -- Todd Trepanier, AWV Program Administrator; Linea Laird, WSDOT Assistant Secretary, Chief Engineer.
  6. Adjourn.
  7. TOUR of SR 99 tunnel project (conclude by 4 PM).

Please note: Topics, actions, and times are subject to change.



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