Agenda for Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Senate Committees

Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development Early Learning & K-12 Education
Environment Financial Institutions, Housing & Insurance
Government Operations, Tribal Relations & Elections Higher Education & Workforce Development
Human Services & Corrections Judiciary
Labor, Commerce & Consumer Protection Transportation
Ways & Means

Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development -  01/17/12  1:30 pm

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. ESB 5575 - Recognizing certain biomass energy facilities as an eligible renewable resource. (Hearing in on the Proposed Substitute.)
  2. SB 6026 - Maintaining and enhancing the viability of agriculture.
  3. SB 6082 - Regarding the preservation and conservation of agricultural resource lands.

Executive:  
  1. SB 5981 - Changing seed dealer license fees.
  2. SB 6087 - Regarding disclosure of information relating to agriculture and livestock.
  3. SB 6092 - Regarding the dairy products commission.

Possible Executive Session. Other business.

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Early Learning & K-12 Education* -  01/17/12  6:00 pm

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

MEETING CANCELLED.



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Environment* -  01/17/12  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/12/2012 at 4:47 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6120 - Concerning children's safe products.
  2. SB 6130 - Modernizing the functionality of the state environmental policy act.

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

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Financial Institutions, Housing & Insurance* -  01/17/12  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/16/2012 at 9:58 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SGA 9115 - Pamela J Tietz, Member, Housing Finance Commission.
  2. SGA 9162 - Gabe P Spencer, Member, Housing Finance Commission.
  3. SGA 9178 - Elizabeth L Baum, Member, Housing Finance Commission.

Public Hearing - Continuation from 1-11:  SB 5913 - Increasing the permissible deposit of public funds with credit unions.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. SSB 5607 - Establishing a process for the payment of impact fees through provisions stipulated in recorded covenants.
  2. SB 5913 - Increasing the permissible deposit of public funds with credit unions.
  3. SGA 9178 - Elizabeth L Baum, Member, Housing Finance Commission

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

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Government Operations, Tribal Relations & Elections* -  01/17/12  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/16/2012 at 4:55 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5183 - Recognizing "Native American Heritage Day." (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  2. SB 6147 - Creating a procedure for the state's retrocession of civil and criminal jurisdiction over Indian tribes and Indian country.
  3. SB 6175 - Establishing a government-to-government relationship between state government and federally recognized Indian tribes.
  4. SB 6158 - Subjecting federally recognized Indian tribes to the same conditions as state and local governments for property owned exclusively by the tribe.
  5. SB 6089 - Requiring sponsor identification on certain telephone campaign advertising.
  6. SB 6079 - Exempting officers and employees of the Washington state institute for public policy from state civil service law.
  7. SB 6085 - Addressing the use of state facilities.

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

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Higher Education & Workforce Development* -  01/17/12  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/13/2012 at 2:19 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6029 - Regarding the ability to obtain a baccalaureate degree in three years. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  2. SB 6121 - Requiring the office of student financial assistance to provide a financial aid counseling curriculum for institutions of higher education.
  3. SB 6164 - Regarding the rights of certain higher education students involved in military service.
  4. Relating to designating courses that use open course library materials in course catalogues and bulletins [S-3798.1].
  5. Relating to a nonprofit institution's eligibility to participate in the state need grant program [S-3667.1].

The draft bills and Proposed Substitute are posted on the Committee’s website at: http://www.leg.wa.gov/SENATE/COMMITTEES/HEWD/Pages/default.aspx and is also available from committee staff. Possible executive session on bills heard in committee. Other business.

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Human Services & Corrections* -  01/17/12  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/16/2012 at 9:49 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6226 - Concerning authorization periods for subsidized child care.
  2. SB 6204 - Modifying community supervision provisions.
  3. SB 6153 - Regarding school attendance of children whose parents or guardians receive state assistance.

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

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Judiciary* -  01/17/12  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/16/2012 at 8:38 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6033 - Concerning parental decision making regarding the disposition of remains upon the death of an adult child.
  2. SB 6065 - Concerning county coroners.
  3. SB 6068 - Providing for religious objection to autopsy.
  4. SB 6066 - Concerning video and audio recording by law enforcement officers.

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

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Labor, Commerce & Consumer Protection* -  01/17/12  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/17/2012 at 12:37 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5789 - Addressing workplace bullying by making it an unfair practice to subject an employee to an abusive work environment.
  2. SB 6005 - Exempting certain vehicles from the written estimate requirement for auto repair facilities.
  3. SB 6196 - Concerning the identification of wineries, breweries, and microbreweries on private labels.

Executive Session:  
  1. SB 6095 - Making technical corrections to gender-based terms.
  2. SB 6098 - Revising fingerprinting requirements for licensing of private investigators and private security guards.

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

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Transportation* -  01/17/12  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/13/2012 at 4:29 PM

Work Session:  Local programs updates:
  1. Association of Washington Cities.
  2. Washington State Association of Counties.
  3. Washington State Department of Transportation local programs: Main Streets Program.
  4. "Forward Washington"--Puget Sound Regional Council.


Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6081 - Authorizing counties and ferry districts operating ferries to impose a vessel replacement surcharge on ferry fares sold.
  2. SB 6112 - Concerning the use of alternative traction devices on tires under certain conditions.
  3. SB 6171 - Modifying the weight limitation for certain vessels exempt from the pilotage act.

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

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Ways & Means* -  01/17/12  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/13/2012 at 10:15 AM

Work Session:  Summary of McCleary decision (K-12 Education Funding).

Public Hearing:  SSB 5977 - Making the discover pass transferable between two vehicles.

Executive:  SB 5977 - Making the discover pass transferable between two vehicles.

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

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