Agenda for Thursday, January 12, 2012

Senate Committees

Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development Early Learning & K-12 Education
Economic Development, Trade & Innovation Energy, Natural Resources & Marine Waters
Government Operations, Tribal Relations & Elections Health & Long-Term Care
Human Services & Corrections Labor, Commerce & Consumer Protection
Transportation Ways & Means

Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development -  01/12/12  10:00 am

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

Work Session:  Joint presentation by Central Washington Fair Association and the Washington State Fairs Association.

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5981 - Changing seed dealer license fees.
  2. SB 5996 - Concerning contiguous land under the current use open space property tax programs.
  3. SSB 5343 - Concerning air emissions from anaerobic digesters.

Possible Executive Session. Other business.

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Early Learning & K-12 Education* -  01/12/12  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/9/2012 at 9:50 AM

Work Session:  Alternative Learning Experiences:
  1. Overview of Alternative Learning Experience programs by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction staff.
  2. Alternative Learning Experience Programs.


Other business.

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Economic Development, Trade & Innovation* -  01/12/12  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/10/2012 at 8:09 AM

Work Session:  The Washington Economy:
  1. The State of the State Economy.
  2. Economic forecast.


Public Hearing:  SB 5739 - Regarding uniform laws on the interstate provision of governmental services.

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

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Energy, Natural Resources & Marine Waters* -  01/12/12  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/12/2012 at 8:19 AM

Work Session:  Oversupply of hydropower and wind energy.

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

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Government Operations, Tribal Relations & Elections* -  01/12/12  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/11/2012 at 11:27 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5970 - Addressing a veteran's preference for the purpose of public employment.
  2. SB 6017 - Addressing the financial audits of local governments.
  3. SB 6031 - Clarifying expenditure limits on mailings by members of the legislature.
  4. SB 6043 - Prohibiting cemetery districts from selling certain memorial markers if private retailers or wholesalers of these markers are located within fifty miles of the district.
  5. SB 6047 - Allowing the state library to recover costs associated with research requests from persons who are not Washington residents.

Executive Session:  
  1. SSB 5244 - Addressing law enforcement crime prevention efforts regarding security alarm systems and crime watch programs for residential and commercial locations.
  2. SB 5265 - Authorizing multijurisdiction flood control zones.
  3. SSB 5417 - Allowing for the distribution of legislators' contact cards, newsletters, government guides, or similar printed materials produced with legislative resources in certain circumstances.
  4. SB 5355 - Regarding notice requirements for special meetings of public agencies.
  5. SB 5413 - Allowing a majority of landowners to petition the county legislative authority to vacate and abandon the frontage of a county road.

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

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Health & Long-Term Care -  01/12/12  1:30 pm

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

Work Session:  
  1. Update on the secure exchange of health information (SSB 5501, 2009 legislative session).
  2. Update on electronic health records.
  3. Update on administrative simplification (2SSB 5346, 2009 legislative session).

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

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Human Services & Corrections -  01/12/12  10:00 am

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

Public Hearing:  SB 5019 - Concerning the privacy of nonconviction records. (Hearing is on Proposed Substitute).

Work Session:  Forensic evaluation backlog.

Senate Human Services and Corrections Pilot Project: "Day of Hearing/On Campus" Electronic Testimony Sign-In information is available at http://www.leg.wa.gov/SENATE/COMMITTEES/HSC/Pages/default.aspx The proposed substitute will be posted on the Committee’s website at: http://www.leg.wa.gov/Senate/Committees/HSC/Pages/default.aspx and available from committee staff. Other business.

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Labor, Commerce & Consumer Protection* -  01/12/12  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/11/2012 at 2:59 PM

Work Session:  
  1. Underground economy.
  2. Pay pending appeal, Labor and Industries (L & I).
  3. Vocational rehabilitation (L & I).

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5412 - Providing remedies for whistleblowers in the conveyance work industry.
  2. SB 5341 - Requiring notice to injured workers by self-insured employers. (Hearing is on P2SSB which is the same as the substitute that passed in 2011.)

Executive Session:  
  1. SB 6046 - Addressing the powers and duties of the gambling commission.
  2. SB 6059 - Establishing the veterans' raffle.



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Transportation* -  01/12/12  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/12/2012 at 10:18 AM

Work Session:  
  1. Washington Traffic Safety Commission updates:
    1. Electronic Traffic Information Processing (eTRIP) Initiative.
    2. Target Zero Trooper pilot program.
  2. Freight database pilot project: Washington State Department of Transportation.

Public Hearing:  SSB 5128 - Concerning statewide transportation planning.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. SB 6073 - Concerning sales and use taxes related to the state route number 16 corridor improvements project.
  2. SSB 5250 - Concerning the design-build procedure for certain projects.

Other business.

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Ways & Means* -  01/12/12  3:30 pm

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

MEETING CANCELLED.



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