Agenda for Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Senate Committees

Energy, Environment & Telecommunications Financial Institutions, Housing & Insurance
Higher Education Natural Resources & Parks
Trade & Economic Development Ways & Means

Energy, Environment & Telecommunications* -  01/14/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/14/2014 at 12:49 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. I-937 BPA incremental hydro [S-3376.1].
  2. SB 5992 - Allowing certain incremental electricity produced as a result of efficiency improvements and hydroelectric generation from certain irrigation facilities to qualify as an eligible renewable resource under chapter 19.285 RCW, the energy independence act.
  3. SB 6058 - Allowing incremental electricity produced as a result of efficiency improvements to hydroelectric generation projects whose energy output is marketed by the Bonneville power administration to qualify as an eligible renewable resource under the energy independence act.

If draft bills, proposed substitutes, or striking amendments are to be heard, they can be obtained from committee staff or on the committee's website, http://www.leg.wa.gov/Senate/Committees/EET/Pages/default.aspx, as soon as they are available. Possible executive session on bills heard in committee. Other business.



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Financial Institutions, Housing & Insurance* -  01/14/14  1:30 pm

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

MEETING CANCELLED.



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Higher Education -  01/14/14  1:30 pm

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

Work Session:  
  1. Overview of Higher Education budget.
  2. Overview of the Washington State Institute for Public Policy's report on the State Need Grant Program.
  3. Overview of student financial aid and access programs.

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



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Natural Resources & Parks* -  01/14/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/9/2014 at 1:35 PM

Work Session:  Briefing from the Departments of Natural Resources and Health on China's suspension of shellfish imports from Washington.

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5973 - Creating the community forest trust account.
  2. SB 5972 - Specifying recovery for fire damages to public or private forested lands.

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



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Trade & Economic Development -  01/14/14  8:00 am

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

Work Session:  
  1. Department of Commerce sector strategy and jobs plan update.
  2. Economic Development Budget Proviso recommendations.

Executive Session:  SB 5334 - Concerning public facilities' grants and loans.

Other business.



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Ways & Means -  01/14/14  3:30 pm

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5910 - Providing that a quarterly revenue forecast is due on February 20th during both a long and short legislative session year.
  2. SJR 8212 - Restricting changes in salaries for legislators.
  3. SB 5988 - Restricting the solicitation and acceptance of campaign contributions.

Work Session:  
  1. Overview of the fiscal.wa.gov website.
  2. Update on the activities of the Education Research and Data Center.

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



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