Agenda for Monday, January 20, 2014

Senate Committees

Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development Commerce & Labor
Early Learning & K-12 Education Governmental Operations
Health Care Human Services & Corrections
Law & Justice Ways & Means

Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development -  01/20/14  10:00 am

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

Work Session:  Food Safety and Modernization Act -- Washington State Department of Agriculture.

Executive:  
  1. SB 6047 - Setting a maximum annual gross sales amount for cottage food operations.
  2. SB 6079 - Extending the dairy inspection program assessment expiration date.

Other business.



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Commerce & Labor* -  01/20/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/17/2014 at 1:46 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5970 - Evaluating military training and experience toward meeting licensing requirements.
  2. SB 6115 - Exempting licensed private investigators from process server requirements.
  3. SB 6065 - Protecting children under the age of eighteen from the harmful effects of exposure to ultraviolet radiation associated with tanning devices.
  4. SB 6103 - Concerning misrepresentation of a floral product business's geographic location.
  5. SB 5996 - Requiring the department of licensing to adopt rules regarding online learning for training in cosmetology, manicuring, barbering, esthetics, and instruction.
  6. SB 6053 - Addressing the payment of representation fees in lieu of regular union dues and fees.
  7. SB 6046 - Implementing procedures concerning certain whistleblowers.
  8. SB 6037 - Concerning whistleblowers in the electrical industry.

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



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Early Learning & K-12 Education* -  01/20/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/17/2014 at 11:27 AM

Work Session:  Update on student discipline.

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6061 - Requiring adoption of high school academic acceleration policies.
  2. SB 6062 - Requiring internet access to public school data and expenditure information.
  3. SB 6129 - Concerning paraeducator development.

Executive Session:  SB 5246 - Clarifying the teacher and principal evaluation process with the intent of strengthening the process.

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



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Governmental Operations* -  01/20/14  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/17/2014 at 10:39 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5908 - Concerning property tax refunds.
  2. SB 5987 - Providing an additional method for water-sewer districts to disburse funds.
  3. SB 6008 - Modifying water-sewer district provisions. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  4. SB 5995 - Concerning local government selection of the appropriate sewer systems as part of growth management.
  5. SB 6026 - Concerning county financial actions for a concluded fiscal year.
  6. SB 6015 - Reconciling election laws.
  7. SB 6006 - Concerning the treatment of population enumeration data, including exempting it from public inspection and copying.
  8. SGA 9226 - Allyson Brooks, Director, Dept. of Archaeology & Historic Preservation.

Executive:  SGA 9226 - Allyson Brooks, Director, Dept. of Archaeology & Historic Preservation

If draft bills, proposed substitutes, or striking amendments are to be heard, they can be obtained from committee staff or on the committee's website, http://www.leg.wa.gov/Senate/Committees/GOV/Pages/default.aspx, as soon as they are available. Possible executive session on bills heard in committee. Other business.



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Health Care* -  01/20/14  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/17/2014 at 2:54 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5931 - Clarifying the requirements for health plans offered outside of the exchange.
  2. SB 6139 - Concerning the protection of patient health care information in the comprehensive hospital abstract reporting system.
  3. SB 6196 - Requiring physicians and physician assistants to provide requested demographic information at the time of license renewal.
  4. SB 6140 - Concerning the practice settings for certified chemical dependency professionals and trainees.
  5. SB 6073 - Concerning the treatment of eosinophilic gastrointestinal associated disorders.

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



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Human Services & Corrections* -  01/20/14  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/20/2014 at 8:39 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6126 - Concerning representation of children in dependency matters.
  2. SB 6022 - Protecting state hospital workers.
  3. SB 6094 - Authorizing the use of jail data for research purposes in the public interest.
  4. SB 6095 - Concerning background checks for persons with whom dependent children are placed.
  5. SB 6101 - Concerning extended foster care services.
  6. SB 6168 - Concerning review of licensing and employment decisions by the children's administration.

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



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Law & Justice* -  01/20/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/17/2014 at 2:58 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5997 - Authorizing the termination of all legal responsibilities of a nonparent if genetic testing shows by clear and convincing evidence that a man is not the genetic father of a child.
  2. SB 5998 - Establishing the position and authority of warrant officers in first-class cities to enforce court orders and outstanding warrants.
  3. SB 5968 - Addressing the safe care of inmates and suspects in Washington hospitals.
  4. SB 6017 - Modifying seizure and forfeiture provisions.
  5. SB 6090 - Modifying driving under the influence and physical control of a vehicle under the influence provisions.

If draft bills, proposed substitutes, or striking amendments are to be heard, they can be obtained from committee staff or on the committee's website, http://www.leg.wa.gov/Senate/Committees/LAW/Pages/default.aspx, as soon as they are available. Possible executive session on bills heard in committee. Other business.



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Ways & Means* -  01/20/14  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/20/2014 at 7:53 AM

Executive Session:  SB 6318 - Providing greater small business assistance by modifying the filing threshold for business and occupation tax purposes. (Referred without recommendation).

Work Session: K-12 Update:  
  1. Quality Education Council (QEC) activities.
  2. Overview of LAP enhancement implementation & evidence-based committee activities.
  3. K-12 health benefits study.

Other business.



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