Agenda for Monday, January 16, 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
Labor, Commerce & Consumer Protection Transportation
Ways & Means

Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development -  01/16/12  10:00 am

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

Work Session:  
  1. Update by Water Conservancy Board panel.
  2. Briefing on surface water alternatives for the Odessa subarea.

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6087 - Regarding disclosure of information relating to agriculture and livestock.
  2. SB 6092 - Regarding the dairy products commission.

Possible Executive Session. Other business.

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Early Learning & K-12 Education* -  01/16/12  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/16/2012 at 10:56 AM

Work Session:  Early Learning Race to the Top Grant.

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6038 - Excluding permanent school building space used for STEM schools from eligibility determinations for state school plant funding assistance.
  2. SB 6040 - Regarding school construction assistance rules.
  3. Requiring the department of early learning to develop state early learning guidelines [Z-0648.3].
  4. Phasing-in statewide implementation of the Washington kindergarten inventory of developing skills [Z-0960.1].

The draft bill is posted on the Committee’s website at: http://www.leg.wa.gov/Senate/Committees/EDU/Pages/default.aspx and is also available from committee staff. Other business.

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Economic Development, Trade & Innovation* -  01/16/12  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/16/2012 at 11:59 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5320 - Prioritizing infrastructure projects.
  2. SB 6023 - Creating the permit efficiency and accountability committee to select priority economic recovery projects for review by multiagency permitting teams.
  3. SB 6142 - Changing agency regulatory practices.

Executive Session:  
  1. SB 5739 - Regarding uniform laws on the interstate provision of governmental services.
  2. SSB 5320 - Prioritizing infrastructure projects.

Other business.

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Energy, Natural Resources & Marine Waters* -  01/16/12  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/12/2012 at 4:38 PM

Work Session:  Governor's shellfish initiate.

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6035 - Transferring the duties of the energy policy division of the department of commerce to the office of the governor and Washington State University.
  2. SB 6044 - Concerning the supply of water by public utility districts bordered by the Columbia river to be used in, or power from, pumped storage projects.
  3. SB 6106 - Increasing the allowable electrical generating capacity of a net metering system to two megawatts.
  4. SB 6080 - Regarding landowner immunity from liability for nonintentional injuries to recreational users in connection with forestry and other principal uses of the lands.

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

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Government Operations, Tribal Relations & Elections* -  01/16/12  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/12/2012 at 2:49 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5292 - Exempting irrigation and drainage ditches from the definition of critical areas. (Hearing is on Proposed Substitute.)
  2. SB 5381 - Adjusting voting requirements for emergency medical service levies. (Hearing is on Proposed Substitute.)
  3. SSB 5553 - Requiring public agencies, special purpose districts, and municipalities to post certain information on their web sites. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  4. SB 5586 - Concerning the effect of zoning ordinances on motor vehicle collection and restoration. (Hearing is on Proposed Substitute.)
  5. SB 5995 - Authorizing urban growth area boundary modifications for industrial land.
  6. SB 5190 - Authorizing persons designated by the decedent to direct disposition, if the decedent died while serving on active duty in any branch of the United States armed forces, United States reserve forces, or national guard. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)

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

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Health & Long-Term Care* -  01/16/12  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/16/2012 at 9:02 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6105 - Exempting veterinarians from the data submission requirements of the prescription monitoring program.
  2. SB 6107 - Concerning prescription review for medicaid managed care enrollees.
  3. SB 6178 - Implementing the affordable care act.
  4. SB 5296 - Addressing public employee benefits law.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. SB 5296 - Addressing public employee benefits law.
  2. SB 5197 - Concerning the delegation of nursing care tasks to home care aides. (Executive Session is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  3. SB 6049 - Requiring the department of health to establish a cancer drug repository program. (Executive Session is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  4. SB 6051 - Concerning the donation and redistribution of unused prescription drugs. (Executive Session will be on the Proposed Substitute.)
  5. SB 6194 - Concerning the administration of medical expense plans for state government retirees.

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

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Labor, Commerce & Consumer Protection* -  01/16/12  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/13/2012 at 10:22 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6098 - Revising fingerprinting requirements for licensing of private investigators and private security guards.
  2. SB 6095 - Making technical corrections to gender-based terms.
  3. SB 6060 - Allowing day spas to offer or supply without charge wine or beer by the individual glass to a customer for consumption on the premises.
  4. SB 6076 - Creating a senior center license.
  5. SB 5259 - Concerning the tax payment and reporting requirements of small wineries.

Executive Session:  
  1. SB 6046 - Addressing the powers and duties of the gambling commission.
  2. SB 6059 - Establishing the veterans' raffle.
  3. SB 5259 - Concerning the tax payment and reporting requirements of small wineries.

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

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Transportation* -  01/16/12  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/16/2012 at 1:36 PM

Work Session:  Local programs updates:
  1. Transportation Improvement Board.
  2. County Road Administration Board.
  3. Freight Mobility Strategic Investment Board.
  4. Washington State Department of Transportation local programs.


Possible Executive Session:  SSB 5128 - Concerning statewide transportation planning.

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

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Ways & Means -  01/16/12  3:30 pm

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

Work Session:  Economic Outlook.

Public Hearing:  Joint Legislative Audit & Review Committee (JLARC) Tax Preference Review.

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

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