Agenda for Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Senate Committees

Commerce & Labor Early Learning & K-12 Education
Energy, Environment & Telecommunications Law & Justice
Transportation Ways & Means

Commerce & Labor -  01/15/14  1:30 pm

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

Work Session:  Gaming and gambling in Washington.

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



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Early Learning & K-12 Education* -  01/15/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/14/2014 at 4:11 PM

Work Session:  Update on the Roadmap Project.

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5246 - Clarifying the teacher and principal evaluation process with the intent of strengthening the process. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.) [S-3300.2].
  2. SB 5960 - Changing the requirements for the relevant multiple measures of student growth used in teacher and principal evaluations.
  3. SB 6055 - Specifying that student growth data elements used in teacher and principal evaluations include state-based tools and delaying the use of the evaluation results in making human resources and personnel decisions until the 2016-17 school year.

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/EDU/Pages/default.aspx, as soon as they are available. Possible executive session on bills heard in committee. Other business.



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Energy, Environment & Telecommunications -  01/15/14  8:00 am

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

Work Session:  
  1. Use tax exemption for recycled fuels.
  2. Environmental Legacy Stewardship Account (ELSA).

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



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Law & Justice* -  01/15/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/14/2014 at 12:18 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5981 - Increasing the number of superior court judges in Mason county.
  2. SB 6010 - Establishing penalties for altered or shaved keys.
  3. SB 6009 - Establishing a special allegation for habitual property offenders.
  4. SB 6011 - Increasing penalties for random assaults.

Executive Session:  
  1. SB 5967 - Modifying mental status evaluation provisions.
  2. SB 5966 - Concerning the possession or use of alcohol, cannabis products, and controlled substances in sentencing provisions.
  3. SB 6012 - Prohibiting the state bar association from charging fees to judicial members.
  4. SB 5999 - Concerning corporate entity conversions.
  5. SB 6014 - Concerning the operation of a vessel under the influence of an intoxicant.
  6. SGA 9096 - Janice E Ellis, Member, Sentencing Guidelines Commission.
  7. SGA 9144 - Maryann J Moreno, Member, Sentencing Guidelines Commission.
  8. SGA 9148 - Shawn M Murinko, Member, Human Rights Commission.
  9. SGA 9153 - Lenell Nussbaum, Member, Sentencing Guidelines Commission.
  10. SGA 9155 - Paul A Pastor, Member, Sentencing Guidelines Commission.
  11. SGA 9173 - Catherine Shaffer, Member, Sentencing Guidelines Commission.

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



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Transportation -  01/15/14  3:30 pm

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

Work Session:  
  1. Governor's proposed 2014 supplemental transportation budget - Office of Financial Management.
  2. American Society of Civil Engineers - 2013 Report Card for Washington's Infrastructure.
  3. Highway maintenance & preservation needs/costs - Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee.

Other business.



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Ways & Means* -  01/15/14  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/15/2014 at 7:57 AM

Public Hearing:  SB 6002 - Making 2014 supplemental operating appropriations:
  1. Elected Officials.
  2. K-12 education/early learning.
  3. Higher education.
  4. Health care.
  5. Long-term care, developmental disabilities, mental health.
  6. Juvenile rehabilitation, department of corrections.
  7. Children and family services.
  8. Other human services.
  9. Natural resources.
  10. General government/judicial agencies.
  11. All other.


Executive Session:  
  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.

Other business.



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