Agenda for Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Senate Committees

Commerce & Labor Early Learning & K-12 Education
Energy, Environment & Telecommunications Law & Justice
Transportation Ways & Means

Commerce & Labor* -  01/22/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/21/2014 at 3:13 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6037 - Concerning whistleblowers in the electrical industry.
  2. SB 6149 - Addressing contractor liability for industrial insurance premiums for not-for-profit nonemergency Medicaid transportation brokers.
  3. SB 6179 - Authorizing workers' compensation group self-insurance plans.
  4. SB 6186 - Concerning certain public works contracting requirements.

Work Session:  Agency report on Claim Resolution Structured Settlement Agreements.

Executive:  
  1. SB 5996 - Requiring the department of licensing to adopt rules regarding online learning for training in cosmetology, manicuring, barbering, esthetics, and instruction.
  2. SB 6046 - Implementing procedures concerning certain whistleblowers.
  3. SB 5970 - Evaluating military training and experience toward meeting licensing requirements.
  4. SB 6065 - Protecting children under the age of eighteen from the harmful effects of exposure to ultraviolet radiation associated with tanning devices.
  5. SB 6103 - Concerning misrepresentation of a floral product business's geographic location.

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



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Early Learning & K-12 Education -  01/22/14  1:30 pm

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5982 - Preserving K-12 instructional time.
  2. SB 6064 - Requiring an analysis of how school districts use school days.
  3. SB 6104 - Establishing the interactive gaming in schools public-private partnership.
  4. SB 6105 - Concerning school library information and technology programs.

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



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Energy, Environment & Telecommunications -  01/22/14  8:00 am

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

Work Session:  
  1. Aviation biofuels update.
  2. Energy storage technology.

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



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Law & Justice* -  01/22/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/16/2014 at 11:39 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6143 - Clarifying tenant remedies upon landlord's failure to perform duties.
  2. SB 6089 - Prohibiting the use of eminent domain for economic development.
  3. SB 6125 - Concerning eminent domain.
  4. SB 6088 - Reducing the size of the state supreme court.

Executive Session:  
  1. SB 5981 - Increasing the number of superior court judges in Mason county.
  2. SB 5998 - Establishing the position and authority of warrant officers in first-class cities to enforce court orders and outstanding warrants.
  3. SB 6009 - Establishing a special allegation for habitual property offenders.
  4. SB 6010 - Establishing penalties for altered or shaved keys.
  5. SB 6011 - Increasing penalties for random assaults.
  6. SB 6017 - Modifying seizure and forfeiture provisions.
  7. SB 6023 - Including searches by school resource officers and local police school liaison officers within the warrantless school search exception.
  8. SB 6024 - Modifying organized retail theft provisions.
  9. SB 6025 - Creating a sentence enhancement for body armor.
  10. SB 6085 - Concerning prior offenses within fifteen years for driving under the influence or physical control of a vehicle violations.
  11. SB 6090 - Modifying driving under the influence and physical control of a vehicle under the influence provisions.

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



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Transportation* -  01/22/14  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/20/2014 at 5:55 PM

Work Session:  State of Transportation - Washington State Department of Transportation.

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5886 - Concerning the sale of certain department of transportation surplus property. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  2. SB 5961 - Concerning the enforcement of regional transit authority fares. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  3. SB 5979 - Modifying provisions governing commercial motor vehicles.

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/TRAN/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 -  01/22/14  3:30 pm

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

Work Session: Tax Issues:  
  1. Staff Overview of High Tech Tax Credit/Sales Tax Deferral.
  2. Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee 2013 Tax Performance Review.

Other business.



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