Agenda for Thursday, January 17, 2013

Senate Committees

Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development Energy, Environment & Telecommunications
Financial Institutions, Housing & Insurance Governmental Operations
Health Care Higher Education
Human Services & Corrections

Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development* -  01/17/13  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/16/2013 at 4:53 PM

Work Session:  Overview of agency programs and major budget requests:
  1. Washington State Conservation Commission.
  2. Washington State Department of Agriculture.
  3. Water Resource Management Division of the Department of Ecology.


Other business.



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Energy, Environment & Telecommunications* -  01/17/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/16/2013 at 4:54 PM

Work Session:  
  1. The Opportunities & Challenges of Bioenergy.
    1. Bioenergy overview, Department of Commerce.
    2. Aviation Biofuels, Innovate Washington.
    3. Combined Heat & Power, WSU Energy Program.
    4. Biodigesters, WSU Energy Program.
  2. Overview of Committee Sign-In program.

Other business.



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Financial Institutions, Housing & Insurance* -  01/17/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/16/2013 at 4:55 PM

Work Session:  Department of Financial Institutions.

Committee work session presentations can be found online after the hearing has begun via the Committee Meeting Documents at http://www.leg.wa.gov/Senate/Committees/FII/Pages/default.aspx, as soon as they are available. Other business.



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Governmental Operations* -  01/17/13  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/15/2013 at 2:55 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5001 - Requiring senate confirmation of growth management hearings board members.
  2. SB 5002 - Concerning mosquito control districts. (Hearing is on Proposed Substitute.)

If proposed substitutes are to be heard, they can be obtained from committee staff or on the committee's website, http://www.leg.wa.gov/Senate/Committees/Pages/DraftBillsProposedSubstitutesandStrkAmds.aspx, as soon as they are available. Other business.



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Health Care -  01/17/13  10:00 am

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

Work Session:  Health Benefit Exchange (Washington healthplanfinder) - Introduction and overview.

Other business.



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Higher Education* -  01/17/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/16/2013 at 4:55 PM

Work Session:  
  1. Committee introductions.
  2. Budget update.
  3. Overview of the Guaranteed Education Tuition (GET) Program and recommendations from the Legislative Advisory Committee to the Guaranteed Education Tuition Committee.
  4. Overview of the State Need Grant and College Bound Scholarship Program.

Other business



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Human Services & Corrections -  01/17/13  10:00 am

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

Work Session:  
  1. Presentation on the McNeil Island Inventory and Long-Range Planning Process report.
  2. Presentation on the implementation of SB 6610- public safety review panel.

Other business.



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