Agenda for Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Senate Committees

Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development Energy, Environment & Telecommunications
Financial Institutions, Housing & Insurance Governmental Operations
Health Care Higher Education
Human Services & Corrections Natural Resources & Parks
Trade & Economic Development Transportation
Ways & Means

Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development -  01/21/14  10:00 am

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

Work Session:  Community Economic Revitalization Board.

Public Hearing:  SB 5334 - Concerning public facilities' grants and loans.

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

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Energy, Environment & Telecommunications* -  01/21/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/17/2014 at 11:20 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5990 - Concerning funding for programs under the environmental legacy stewardship program.
  2. SB 6021 - Concerning a qualified alternative energy resource.
  3. SB 6086 - Reducing polychlorinated biphenyls in Washington state.
  4. SB 6240 - Concerning retailer labeling requirements for asbestos-containing building materials.
  5. SB 6080 - Concerning a fishing line or monofilament recycling pilot program.

Executive:  
  1. SB 5991 - Studying nuclear power as a replacement for electricity generated from the combustion of fossil fuels.
  2. SB 6028 - Declaring electricity from a generation facility powered by the combustion of solid waste in a municipally owned energy recovery facility to be an eligible renewable resource for the purposes of chapter 19.285 RCW, the energy independence act.

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

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Financial Institutions, Housing & Insurance* -  01/21/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/21/2014 at 11:14 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6029 - Concerning credit unions' mergers.
  2. SB 6134 - Addressing nondepository institutions regulated by the department of financial institutions.
  3. SB 6135 - Addressing banks and trust companies.

Executive Session:  
  1. SB 5976 - Addressing the notice given to owners of life insurance policies about alternative transactions.
  2. SB 5977 - Addressing the regulation of service contracts and protection product guarantees.

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

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Governmental Operations* -  01/21/14  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/17/2014 at 10:40 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5821 - Establishing consistent standards for agency decision making.
  2. SB 5826 - Addressing the shared leave pool.
  3. SB 6004 - Concerning the election of public hospital district boards of commissioners.
  4. SB 6005 - Eliminating the human resources director.
  5. SGA 9231 - Robert K St. John, Director, Consolidated Technology Services.
  6. SGA 9237 - Chris Liu, Director, Department of Enterprise Services.

Executive:  
  1. SB 5826 - Addressing the shared leave pool.
  2. SB 6004 - Concerning the election of public hospital district boards of commissioners.
  3. SB 6005 - Eliminating the human resources director.
  4. SGA 9231 - Robert K St. John, Director, Consolidated Technology Services
  5. SGA 9237 - Chris Liu, Director, Department of Enterprise Services

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

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Health Care* -  01/21/14  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/20/2014 at 9:38 AM

Work Session:  Addressing the prescription and substitution of biological products.

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6178 - Aligning the medical marijuana system with the recreational marijuana system.
  2. SB 5887 - Concerning the medical use of cannabis. (Hearing is on the 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/HLTH/Pages/default.aspx, as soon as they are available. Possible executive session on bills heard in committee. Other business.

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Higher Education* -  01/21/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/20/2014 at 4:40 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SGA 9234 - Jeffrey Charbonneau, Member, Washington State Student Achievement Council.
  2. SGA 9259 - Maud Daudon, Member, Washington State Student Achievement Council.
  3. SGA 9300 - Rai Nauman Mumtaz, Member, Washington State Student Achievement Council.

Work Session:  Overview of the Washington Student Achievement Council's Ten-Year Roadmap for Higher Education.

Executive Session:  
  1. SB 5969 - Providing for awarding academic credit for military training.
  2. SB 6033 - Providing parity of consumer protection procedures for all students attending licensed private vocational schools.
  3. SCR 8409 - Approving the workforce training and education coordinating board's high skills high wages plan.

Public Hearing:  
  1. SGA 9257 - Catherine P D'Ambrosio, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 7 (Shoreline Community College).
  2. SGA 9206 - Steven R Hill, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 6 (Seattle, So. Seattle, and No. Seattle Community Colleges).
  3. SGA 9276 - Lillian Hunter, Member, Board of Trustees, Technical College District #28, (Bates).
  4. SGA 9278 - John Jessop, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 23 (Edmonds Community College).
  5. SGA 9288 - Thomas W Lux, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 7 (Shoreline Community College).

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

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Human Services & Corrections* -  01/21/14  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/16/2014 at 1:28 PM

Work Session:  Skagit Community Integration Project.

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5965 - Concerning sexually violent predators.
  2. SB 6069 - Modifying community custody conditions for sex offenders.
  3. SB 6181 - Concerning child care subsidies and child support enforcement services.

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

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Natural Resources & Parks -  01/21/14  1:30 pm

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6041 - Regarding fish and wildlife law enforcement.
  2. SB 6039 - Ensuring hunter safety.
  3. SB 6040 - Concerning invasive species.
  4. SB 6027 - Regarding sediment removal by citizen volunteers.
  5. SB 6072 - Providing for a biennial update on forage fish.

Executive:  
  1. SB 5973 - Creating the community forest trust account.
  2. SB 6036 - Concerning the Milwaukee Road corridor.
  3. SB 6035 - Regarding the safety of ski area conveyances.
  4. ESB 6034 - Concerning state parks partnership opportunities.
  5. SB 5972 - Specifying recovery for fire damages to public or private forested lands.

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

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Trade & Economic Development* -  01/21/14  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/20/2014 at 2:40 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6176 - Modifying the tax appeal process.
  2. SB 6175 - Modifying the tax appeal process.
  3. SB 6000 - Providing a property tax exemption for property held under lease, sublease, or lease-purchase by a nonprofit organization that provides job training, placement, or preemployment services.

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

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Transportation* -  01/21/14  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/17/2014 at 8:37 AM

Work Session:  
  1. Amtrak rail operations and contract update - Washington State Department of Transportation.
  2. Distracted driving - Washington Traffic Safety Commission.

Public Hearing:  SB 6227 - Enhancing public safety by reducing distracted driving incidents caused by the use of personal wireless communications devices.

Other business.

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Ways & Means -  01/21/14  3:30 pm

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

Work Session: State Parks & Capital Budget Interactions:  
  1. State Parks Budget Overview.
  2. State Parks: Recent State Parks Financial Plan.
  3. Overview of Land Acquisition in the Capital Budget.

Other business.

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