Agenda for Tuesday, January 22, 2013

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* -  01/22/13  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.



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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.



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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.



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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.



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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.



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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.



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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.



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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.



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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.



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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.






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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.



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