Agenda for Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Senate Committees

Early Learning & K-12 Education Economic Development, Trade & Innovation
Energy, Natural Resources & Marine Waters Environment
Financial Institutions, Housing & Insurance Health & Long-Term Care
Higher Education & Workforce Development Judiciary
Transportation Ways & Means

Early Learning & K-12 Education* -  01/18/12  9:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/17/2012 at 1:05 PM

Work Session:  Innovative schools.

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6041 - Regarding lighthouse school programs.
  2. SB 6202 - Establishing alternative forms of governance for certain public schools.

Other business.

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Economic Development, Trade & Innovation* -  01/18/12  9:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/17/2012 at 1:51 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5401 - Authorizing use of sales and use tax proceeds for certain public facilities in innovation partnership zones for economic development purposes.
  2. SB 5404 - Authorizing community economic revitalization board funding to benefit innovation partnership zones.
  3. SB 6140 - Concerning local economic development financing.

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

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Energy, Natural Resources & Marine Waters* -  01/18/12  9:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/17/2012 at 3:06 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6168 - Setting a deadline for developing guidance for the siting of renewable energy facilities in the state's marine waters.
  2. SB 6170 - Establishing the working waterfront redevelopment jobs act.
  3. SB 6264 - Establishing the center for marine innovation.

Executive Session:  
  1. SB 5997 - Regarding the Olympic natural resources center.
  2. SB 6078 - Implementing efficiencies in the management of the state's natural resources.
  3. 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.

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

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Environment* -  01/18/12  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/16/2012 at 4:22 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SGA 9261 - Tom McDonald, Member, Pollution Control/Shorelines Hearings Board.
  2. SB 6027 - Concerning publicly owned industrial wastewater treatment facilities.
  3. SB 6014 - Concerning the management of storm water discharging to marine waters.
  4. SB 6279 - Improving water quality to support shellfish resources.

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

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Financial Institutions, Housing & Insurance* -  01/18/12  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/17/2012 at 12:24 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6172 - Revising franchise investment protection provisions.
  2. SB 6173 - Concerning nondepository institutions regulated by the department of financial institutions.
  3. SB 6155 - Concerning third-party account administrators.

Executive Session:  SB 5952 - Concerning low-income and homeless housing assistance surcharges. (Executive action will be on PSSB 5952 heard in committee [S-3369.1]).

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. ESB 5730 - Concerning usage-based automobile insurance.
  2. SB 6021 - Regulating air rescue or evacuation services.
  3. SB 5694 - Addressing the handling of claims associated with products issued under specialty producer licenses.
  4. ESB 5377 - Concerning developer control of homeowners' associations.
  5. SB 6277 - Creating authority for counties to exempt from property taxation new and rehabilitated multiple-unit dwellings in certain unincorporated urban centers.

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

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Health & Long-Term Care* -  01/18/12  9:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/17/2012 at 12:54 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6265 - Addressing the medical use of cannabis.
  2. SB 6227 - Establishing a medicaid fraud hotline.
  3. SB 6115 - Concerning the health care workforce.
  4. SB 6237 - Creating a career pathway for medical assistants.
  5. SB 5966 - Establishing the office of the health care authority ombudsman.

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

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Higher Education & Workforce Development* -  01/18/12  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/17/2012 at 4:42 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6232 - Creating the office of the student achievement council.
  2. SB 6269 - Regarding higher education coordination (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute).

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

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Judiciary* -  01/18/12  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/16/2012 at 10:04 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6069 - Concerning electronic transactions.
  2. SB 6071 - Concerning the vacation of records.
  3. SB 6210 - Extending the time to enforce civil judgments.

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

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Transportation* -  01/18/12  3:30 pm

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

MEETING CANCELLED.



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Ways & Means* -  01/18/12  3:30 pm

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

MEETING CANCELLED.



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