Agenda for Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Senate Committees

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

Commerce & Labor -  01/16/13  1:30 pm

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

Work Session:  
  1. Unemployment Insurance (UI) 101:
    1. Funding sources.
    2. Trust fund and Reed Act funds.
    3. UI taxes.
    4. UI rates.
    5. UI federal extension of benefits.
    6. Federal conformity.
    7. New computer system.
  2. WorkSource and workforce development.
  3. Economic and labor-market research.

Other business.



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Early Learning & K-12 Education -  01/16/13  1:30 pm

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

Work Session:  
  1. The McCleary Decision.
  2. Staring at a decade of budget gaps: How can state finance policy drive productivity gains in education?

Other business.



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Energy, Environment & Telecommunications* -  01/16/13  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/15/2013 at 4:54 PM

Work Session:  
  1. Introduction of committee members.
  2. Pacific Northwest Economic Region presentation on Legislative Energy Horizon Institute.

Other business.



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Law & Justice* -  01/16/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/15/2013 at 5:06 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5022 - Changing retail theft with extenuating circumstances to retail theft with special circumstances.
  2. SB 5021 - Changing the crime of riot to the crime of criminal mischief.
  3. SB 5046 - Modifying the mandatory retirement provision for district judges.

Work Session:  Reliability of informant testimony.

Other business.



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Transportation* -  01/16/13  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/15/2013 at 1:12 PM

Work Session:  Committee introductions:
  1. Co-Chairs introductions.
  2. Committee member introductions.
  3. Committee operating procedures.
  4. Committee staff introductions.






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Ways & Means* -  01/16/13  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/11/2013 at 3:17 PM

Work Session:  
  1. Operating Budget Overview.
  2. The State Budget and Accounting Act: Rumors, Myths, and Facts.
  3. Capital Budget Overview.

Other business.



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