Agenda for January 21 to January 27, 2013

Senate Committees

Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development Commerce & Labor
Early Learning & K-12 Education Energy, Environment & Telecommunications
Financial Institutions, Housing & Insurance Governmental Operations
Health Care Higher Education
Human Services & Corrections Law & Justice
Natural Resources & Parks Trade & Economic Development
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.



Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development* -  01/22/13  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/21/2013 at 7:57 AM

Work Session:  Overview of farm plan development process and incentive programs to meet resource concerns.

Other business.



Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development -  01/24/13  10:00 am

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

Work Session:  
  1. Status update on marine and freshwater net pen fish farming in Washington State.
  2. Update on water basin rules adopted under Chapter 90.54 RCW, and status of work to provide for water needs in rural areas including the Dungeness, Kittitas Yakima, and the Skagit Basins.

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.



Commerce & Labor* -  01/23/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/22/2013 at 2:03 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5112 - Granting scheduling authority for qualified retrospective rating plan employers and groups.
  2. SB 5128 - Addressing compensation for injured workers.
  3. SB 5127 - Amending provisions governing structured settlements by removing age barriers and clarifying legislative intent.
  4. SB 5126 - Concerning recovery for purposes of legal actions under the industrial insurance statutes.
  5. SB 5124 - Simplifying and adding certainty to the calculation of workers' compensation benefits.

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



Commerce & Labor* -  01/25/13  9:30 am

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

REVISED on 1/23/2013 at 4:42 PM

Work Session:  Department of Labor and Industries.

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.



Early Learning & K-12 Education* -  01/23/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/22/2013 at 2:13 PM

Work Session:  
  1. Reclaiming Students: The educational and economic costs of exclusionary discipline in Washington State.
  2. Communities in Schools of Washington.
  3. Readiness to Learn.

Other business.



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Energy, Environment & Telecommunications* -  01/22/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/21/2013 at 11:49 AM

Work Session:  
  1. Introduction to Regulation of Telecommunications.
  2. Introduction of telecommunications companies, as time permits.

Other business.



Energy, Environment & Telecommunications* -  01/23/13  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/30/2013 at 4:53 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5296 - Concerning the model toxics control act.
  2. SB 5201 - Accelerating cleanup of hazardous waste sites.

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/EET/Pages/default.aspx, as soon as they are available. Possible executive session on bills heard in committee. Other business.



Energy, Environment & Telecommunications* -  01/24/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/21/2013 at 2:46 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5006 - Concerning uncontested rate modifications for utilities and transportation commission regulated water companies.
  2. SB 5076 - Requiring information on home energy efficiency to be included in residential home inspection reports.

Work Session:  Emerging hydroelectric technologies and resources.
  1. Tidal power and small hydropower.
  2. Incremental hydropower.
  3. Federal incremental hydropower.
  4. Small hydropower.


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



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Financial Institutions, Housing & Insurance* -  01/22/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/22/2013 at 10:21 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5113 - Concerning the enforcement of speed limits on roads within condominium associations.
  2. SB 5083 - Concerning the display of political yard signs in homeowners' associations.
  3. SB 5075 - Concerning homeowners' association assessment increases. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  4. SB 5082 - Concerning exchange facilitator requirements.
  5. SB 5101 - Concerning a sales and use tax exemption for certain financial information provided to qualifying businesses providing international investment management services.

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/FII/Pages/default.aspx, as soon as they are available. Possible executive session on bills heard in committee. Other business.



Financial Institutions, Housing & Insurance* -  01/24/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/24/2013 at 11:54 AM

Work Session:  Debt settlement.

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5134 - Concerning reserve studies for certain homeowners' associations.
  2. SB 5095 - Providing proof of financial responsibility for motor vehicle operation.

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



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Governmental Operations -  01/22/13  10:00 am

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5004 - Restricting gubernatorial appointment of legislators to boards, commissions, and councils.
  2. SB 5013 - Requiring a vote of the people before all annexations.
  3. SB 5019 - Concerning the use of public resources by office holders during campaigns.
  4. SB 5027 - Requiring prepaid postage for primary and general election ballots.

Other business.



Governmental Operations* -  01/24/13  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/23/2013 at 8:47 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5047 - Allowing for partial payment of delinquent property taxes.
  2. SB 5055 - Regarding the state archivist. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  3. SB 5061 - Addressing a veteran's preference for the purpose of public employment.

Work Session:  Update on veterans issues.

Work Session:  Overview of the Association of Washington Generals.

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. 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.



Health Care -  01/22/13  10:00 am

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

Work Session:  Medicaid expansion:
  1. Overview of Medicaid as it exists today.
  2. Overview of Medicaid expansion - population and estimated costs.


Other business.



Health Care* -  01/24/13  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/21/2013 at 1:45 PM

Work Session:  
  1. Office of the Insurance Commissioner:
    1. Introduction and overview of critical implementation.
    2. Briefing on essential health benefits and mandates.
    3. Questions and answers.
  2. Department of Social and Health Services - Aging and Disability Services Administration:
    1. Introduction to long-term care services.
    2. Questions and answers.

Other business.



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Higher Education -  01/22/13  1:30 pm

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

Work Session:  
  1. Update on the Statewide Public Four-Year Dashboard.
  2. Overview of the Washington Student Achievement Council's strategic action plan.
  3. Overview of the State Board for Community and Technical College's Student Achievement Initiative.
  4. Overview of performance-based funding.

Other business.



Higher Education -  01/24/13  1:30 pm

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

Work Session:  
  1. Overview of online education in public two-year and four-year institutions of higher education.
  2. Demonstration of Western Governors University's student portal.

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.



Human Services & Corrections* -  01/22/13  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/15/2013 at 4:10 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. Resident maintenance [Z-0017].
  2. SB 5402 - Allowing residents of total confinement facilities and secure community transition facilities to engage in therapeutic occupational assignments within the confines of McNeil Island.
  3. Introduction of contraband into or possession of contraband in a secure facility [Z-0120].
  4. SB 5404 - Concerning the introduction of contraband into or possession of contraband in a secure facility.
  5. Public records exemption for certain Department of Corrections database information [Z-0263].
  6. SB 5810 - Concerning security threat group information.
  7. HIV testing of offenders [Z-0262].

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.



Human Services & Corrections* -  01/24/13  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/22/2013 at 5:14 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5147 - Concerning juveniles and runaway children.
  2. SB 5221 - Requiring notification of release of a person following dismissal of charges based on incompetence to stand trial.
  3. SB 5153 - Concerning transfers of clients between regional support networks.

Executive:  SB 5147 - Concerning juveniles and runaway children.

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.



Law & Justice* -  01/23/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/22/2013 at 9:27 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5058 - Concerning assault of a corrections officer, law enforcement officer, or other employee of a law enforcement agency.
  2. SB 5014 - Limiting the power of eminent domain.
  3. SB 5015 - Including a child fourteen or younger in the aggravated first degree murder provisions.
  4. SB 5069 - Increasing the number of superior court judges in Benton and Franklin counties jointly.
  5. SB 5052 - Increasing the number of superior court judges in Whatcom county.

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



Law & Justice* -  01/25/13  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/17/2013 at 8:58 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5031 - Requiring actions for damage to real property resulting from construction, alteration, or repair on adjacent property to be commenced within two years after the property owner first discovered or reasonably should have discovered the damage.
  2. SJR 8203 - Amending the state Constitution to allow a reasonable suspicion standard in certain searches of students on school grounds.
  3. SB 5064 - Concerning persons sentenced for offenses committed prior to reaching eighteen years of age.
  4. SB 5053 - Modifying vehicle prowling provisions.

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



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Natural Resources & Parks -  01/22/13  1:30 pm

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

Work Session:  State Parks operations & budget update.

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5037 - Concerning the labeling of seafood.
  2. SB 5054 - Establishing a process for the acquisition of habitat and recreation lands by the state.
  3. SB 5057 - Regarding outdoor recreation on lands purchased by a private, not-for-profit organization acquired in whole or part with public funds.

Other business.



Natural Resources & Parks* -  01/24/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/18/2013 at 4:30 PM

Work Session:  Discover Pass implementation update.

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5080 - Regarding access to the department of natural resources' recreation sites.
  2. SB 5084 - Concerning discounted discovery passes for disabled veterans.
  3. SB 5097 - Allowing spouses to combine volunteer hours for purposes of receiving a complimentary discover pass.

Other business.



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Trade & Economic Development -  01/22/13  8:00 am

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

Work Session on the State's Economy:  
  1. Economic Climate Study - Economic and Revenue Forecast Council.
  2. State of the State Economy - Employment Security Department's Labor Market and Economic Analysis Branch.
  3. Economic and Revenue Outlook - Economic and Revenue and Forecast Council.

Other business.



Trade & Economic Development* -  01/24/13  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/23/2013 at 3:59 PM

Work Session on Trade Development:  
  1. Export Assistance - Department of Commerce.
  2. Export Finance - Export Finance Assistance Center of Washington & Federal Export-Import Bank.
  3. Report of Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Trade Policy.

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/TRED/Pages/default.aspx, as soon as they are available. 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.






Transportation -  01/22/13  3:30 pm

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

Work Session:  Local government transportation issues:
  1. Agency introductions.
    1. Transportation Improvement Board.
    2. County Road Administration Board.
    3. Freight Mobility Strategic Investment Board.
    4. Washington State Department of Transportation Highways & Local Programs.
    5. Metropolitan and Regional Transportation Planning Organizations.
  2. Introduction to city and county transportation issues.






Transportation -  01/23/13  3:30 pm

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

Work Session:  Office of Financial Management introductions:
  1. Governor Gregoire's proposed 2013-2015 transportation budget.
  2. Attainment Report summary.






Transportation -  01/24/13  3:30 pm

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

Work Session:  Tolling program update - Washington State Department of Transportation.





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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.



Ways & Means* -  01/22/13  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/22/2013 at 8:55 AM

Work Session:  
  1. K-12 Budget Overview:
    1. Elise Greef, Fiscal Analyst, Senate Ways & Means.
  2. K-12 Policies and Student Outcomes:
    1. Dr. Marguerite Roza, Research Associate Professor, Georgetown University & Center for Reinventing Public Education (CRPE).
    2. Steve Aos, Director, and Annie Penucci, Associate Director, Washington State Institute for Public Policy (WSIPP).
  3. K-12 Partners:
    1. Frank Ordway, Director of Government Relations, League of Education Voters (LEV).
    2. Randy Parr, Budget Analyst-Lobbyist, Olympia Policy Center and the Washington Education Association (WEA).
    3. Doug Nelson, Government Relations Director, PSE/SEIU 1948.
    4. Dave Powell, Government Affairs Director, Stand for Children - Washington.
    5. Marie Sullivan, Government Relations Director, Washington State School Directors' Association (WSSDA).
    6. Dan Steele, Assistant Executive Director of Governmental Relations, Washington Association of School Administrators (WASA).

Other business.



Ways & Means* -  01/23/13  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/23/2013 at 8:18 AM

Work Session:  
  1. Low Income Budget Overview.
    1. Michael Bezanson, Fiscal Analyst, Senate Ways & Means Committee.
  2. Affordable Care Act (ACA):
    1. Michael Bezanson, Fiscal Analyst, Senate Ways & Means Committee.
    2. Nathan Johnson, Division Director of Policy, Health Care Authority (HCA).
    3. Washington State Hospital Association.
    4. Tim Layton, Senior Director of Legislative, Regulatory, and Legal Affairs, Washington State Medical Association.
    5. Richard Onizuka, CEO, Washington Health Benefit Exchange.
  3. Hospital Safety Net Assessment:
    1. Sandy Stith, Hospital Finance Officer, Health Care Authority (HCA).
    2. Washington State Hospital Association.

Other business.



Ways & Means* -  01/24/13  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/24/2013 at 8:26 AM

Work Session:  
  1. Overview of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Working Connections Child Care (WCCC) programs:
    1. Jenny Greenlee, Fiscal Analyst, Senate Ways & Means Committee.
    2. David Stillman, Assistant Secretary for the Economic Services Administration, Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS).
    3. Bob McLellen, Senior Assistant Director for Licensing Oversight, Department of Early Learning.
  2. Overview of Aged, Blind, or Disabled (ABD) and Housing Essential Needs (HEN) programs:
    1. Jenny Greenlee, Fiscal Analyst, Senate Ways & Means Committee.
    2. David Stillman, Assistant Secretary for the Economic Services Administration, Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS).
    3. Dan McConnon, Deputy Director for Community Services and Housing, Department of Commerce.

Other business.



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