Agenda for Monday, January 21, 2013

Senate Committees

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

Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development -  01/21/13  10:00 am

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

Work Session:  
  1. Overview of Chehalis River Basin Flood Damage Reduction proposal and related budget request.
  2. Impact on agriculture from the wildfire in Kittitas, Chelan, and Douglas counties.

Other business.

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Commerce & Labor* -  01/21/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/18/2013 at 11:08 AM

Work Session:  
  1. Workers' compensation 101.
  2. Review and update of 2011 workers' compensation reform.
  3. Overview of programs funded by workers' compensation premiums.

Executive Session:  SI 522 - Genetically engineered foods. (re-refer without recommendation to Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development).

Other business.

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Early Learning & K-12 Education* -  01/21/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/17/2013 at 3:30 PM

Work Session:  
  1. Student presentation honoring Martin Luther King.
  2. Historic trends and statistics in education: high school graduation, third grade reading, achievement and opportunity gaps, and kindergarten readiness.
  3. Historic trends of state funding in education.
  4. Broader, Bolder Approach to Education.

Other business.

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Health Care -  01/21/13  10:00 am

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

Work Session:  Report from the Developmental Disability Service System Task Force.

Other business.

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Human Services & Corrections* -  01/21/13  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/29/2013 at 4:18 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. Successor liability [Z-0059].
  2. SB 5401 - Concerning the ability of the department of social and health services, the department of early learning, and the health care authority to establish and enforce debts against vendors who attempt to avoid responsibility for satisfying overpayment debts by creating new entities.
  3. Enforcement powers of the Office of Financial Recovery [Z-0060].
  4. SB 5403 - Concerning the enforcement powers of the office of financial recovery.
  5. SB 5279 - Limiting use of public assistance benefits.
  6. SB 5157 - Regulating provision of child care.

The draft bills are posted on the Committee's website at: http://www.leg.wa.gov/Senate/Committees/HSC/Pages/default.aspx and are also available from committee staff. Possible executive session on bills heard in committee. Other business.

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Law & Justice* -  01/21/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/17/2013 at 8:43 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5010 - Establishing that courts may order an offender to refrain from the consumption of marijuana as a part of community custody conditions.
  2. SB 5020 - Modifying indigent defense provisions.

Work Session:  I-502 implementation and rule making.

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

Other business.

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Transportation* -  01/21/13  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/21/2013 at 2:24 PM

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. SB 5003 - Reducing the cost of transportation projects by providing a sales and use tax exemption.
  2. SB 5095 - Providing proof of financial responsibility for motor vehicle operation.

Work Session:  State agency introductions:
  1. Washington Transportation Commission.
  2. Washington State Department of Transportation.
  3. Department of Licensing.
  4. Washington State Patrol.
  5. Washington Traffic Safety Commission.




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Ways & Means* -  01/21/13  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/21/2013 at 8:18 AM

Work Session:  
  1. Higher Education Operating Budget Overview.
    1. Maria Hovde, Fiscal Analyst, Senate Ways & Means Committee.
  2. State Need Grant and College Bound.
    1. Rachelle Sharpe, Director, Student Financial Assistance, Washington Student Achievement Council.
    2. Mason Burley, Senior Research Associate, Washington State Institute for Public Policy.
  3. Guaranteed Education Tuition (GET) Program and Legislative Advisory Committee to the GET Committee.
    1. Don Bennett, Executive Director, Washington State Achievement Council.
    2. Maria Hovde, Fiscal Analyst, Senate Ways and Means Committee.
  4. Higher Education Stakeholders' Perspectives.
    1. Community and Technical Colleges.
    2. Four Year Institutions.

Other business.

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