Agenda for Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Senate Committees

Early Learning & K-12 Education Economic Development, Trade & Innovation
Energy, Natural Resources & Marine Waters Environment
Financial Institutions, Housing & Insurance Health & Long-Term Care
Higher Education & Workforce Development Judiciary
Transportation Ways & Means

Early Learning & K-12 Education* -  01/11/12  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/10/2012 at 2:13 PM

Work Session:  Education Reform in Washington.
  1. McCleary v. State of Washington Opinion Overview and Questions and Answers.
  2. ESHB 2261 (2009) and Other Education Reforms.


Other business.

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Economic Development, Trade & Innovation -  01/11/12  8:00 am

Full Committee
Senate Hearing Rm 3
J.A. Cherberg Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  The Washington Economy:
  1. The Washington Economic Climate Study.
  2. Four pillars for economic growth and job creation.


Other business.

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Energy, Natural Resources & Marine Waters* -  01/11/12  8:00 am

Full Committee
Senate Hearing Rm 2
J.A. Cherberg Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 1/10/2012 at 2:14 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5997 - Regarding the Olympic natural resources center.
  2. SB 6018 - Regarding the siting of small alternative energy resource facilities.
  3. SB 6078 - Implementing efficiencies in the management of the state's natural resources. (Hearing is on the draft bill S-3536.1).

Work Session:  Washington State Energy Strategy.

The Draft Bill is posted on the committee's website at: http://www.leg.wa.gov/Senate/Committees/ENRM/Documents/S-3536.1.pdf and is also available from committee staff. Possible executive session on bills heard in committee. Other business.

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Environment* -  01/11/12  1:30 pm

Full Committee
Senate Hearing Rm 4
J.A. Cherberg Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 1/11/2012 at 10:37 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. Carpet product stewardship [S-3260.4].
  2. SB 5779 - Regarding the use of certain food service products.
  3. SB 5780 - Regarding retail store carryout bags.
  4. SB 5781 - Concerning petroleum-based beverage bottles. (Hearing is on the proposed substitute.)
  5. SB 5778 - Providing incentives for the collection and recycling of beverage bottles. (Hearing is on the proposed substitute.)

Possible executive session on bills heard in committee. Copies of the draft bill and proposed substitutes are posted on the Committee’s website at http://www.leg.wa.gov/Senate/Committees/ENV/Pages/default.aspx and are also available from committee staff. Other business.

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Financial Institutions, Housing & Insurance* -  01/11/12  1:30 pm

Full Committee
Senate Hearing Rm 2
J.A. Cherberg Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 1/9/2012 at 4:59 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6021 - Regulating air rescue or evacuation services.
  2. SB 5694 - Addressing the handling of claims associated with products issued under specialty producer licenses. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  3. SB 5913 - Increasing the permissible deposit of public funds with credit unions.
  4. ESB 5730 - Concerning usage-based automobile insurance. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)

The PSSB is posted on the Committee’s website at: http://www.leg.wa.gov/Senate/Committees/FIHI/Pages/default.aspx and is also available from committee staff. Possible executive session on bills heard in committee. Other business.

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Health & Long-Term Care* -  01/11/12  8:00 am

Full Committee
Senate Hearing Rm 4
J.A. Cherberg Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 1/10/2012 at 1:40 PM

Work Session:  Overview of The K-12 Public School Employee Health Benefits Report published by the Health Care Authority.

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6051 - Concerning the donation and redistribution of unused prescription drugs. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  2. SB 6048 - Permitting nursing homes to recycle unused prescription medicines.
  3. SB 6049 - Requiring the department of health to establish a cancer drug repository program.

The Proposed Substitute will be posted on the Committee’s website at: http://www.leg.wa.gov/Senate/Committees/HEA/Pages/default.aspx and is also available from committee staff. Possible executive session on bills heard in committee. Other business.

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Higher Education & Workforce Development -  01/11/12  1:30 pm

Full Committee
Senate Hearing Rm 3
J.A. Cherberg Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  Overview of employment and earnings outcomes of two- and four-year college and university programs.

Other business.

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Judiciary -  01/11/12  1:30 pm

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5147 - Removing the mandatory retirement age for judges.
  2. SB 5323 - Modifying retirement provisions for judges.
  3. SB 6025 - Eliminating the mandatory retirement provision for district judges.
  4. SJR 8200 - Amending the Washington state Constitution so that judges may retire at the expiration of his or her term of office after attaining the mandatory retirement age.
  5. SJR 8204 - Eliminating the mandatory retirement age for judges.

Possible executive session on bills heard in committee. Other business.

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Transportation* -  01/11/12  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/11/2012 at 8:58 AM

Work Session:  
  1. Report from the Governor's Connecting Washington Task Force.
  2. Transportation Commission's Statewide Transportation Survey: Andrew Thibault, Principal, EMC Research.

Public Hearing:  SSB 5250 - Concerning the design-build procedure for certain projects. (Hearing will be on the Proposed Second Substitute.)

The draft P2SSB is posted on the Committee’s website at: http://www.leg.wa.gov/Senate/Committees/TRAN/Pages/default.aspx and is also available from committee staff. Possible executive session on bills heard in committee. Other business.

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Ways & Means* -  01/11/12  3:30 pm

Full Committee
Senate Hearing Rm 4
J.A. Cherberg Building
Olympia, WA

MEETING CANCELLED.



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