Agenda for Monday, January 23, 2012

Senate Committees

Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development Early Learning & K-12 Education
Economic Development, Trade & Innovation Energy, Natural Resources & Marine Waters
Government Operations, Tribal Relations & Elections Health & Long-Term Care
Labor, Commerce & Consumer Protection Transportation
Ways & Means

Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development* -  01/23/12  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/19/2012 at 1:35 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6152 - Streamlining water right permitting and appeals.
  2. SB 6183 - Regarding bid requirements for schools purchasing Washington grown foods and other goods.
  3. SB 6221 - Concerning state capital funding of health and safety improvements at agricultural fairs.
  4. SB 6208 - Regarding license fees under the warehouse act.

Executive Session:  
  1. ESB 5575 - Recognizing certain biomass energy facilities as an eligible renewable resource.
  2. SB 6082 - Regarding the preservation and conservation of agricultural resource lands.
  3. SSB 5343 - Concerning air emissions from anaerobic digesters.

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



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

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

REVISED on 1/20/2012 at 9:57 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SGA 9175 - Elaine R Akagi, Member, State School for the Blind Board of Trustees.
  2. SB 6246 - Strengthening categorical school programs based on the recommendations of the quality education council.
  3. SB 6118 - Implementing recommendations of the 2010 working group regarding programs for highly capable students.
  4. SB 6177 - Regarding certificated employee evaluations.
  5. SB 6203 - Implementing revised teacher and principal evaluation systems.
  6. SB 6278 - Regarding provisional school employees' contracts.
  7. SB 6317 - Establishing a statewide plan for implementing revised teacher and principal evaluation systems to support continuous professional growth based on the development work of pilot school districts.
  8. SB 6318 - Facilitating statewide implementation of revised teacher and principal evaluation systems through professional development and training.

Executive Session:  
  1. SB 6038 - Excluding permanent school building space used for STEM schools from eligibility determinations for state school plant funding assistance.
  2. SB 6041 - Regarding lighthouse school programs.

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



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Economic Development, Trade & Innovation* -  01/23/12  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/19/2012 at 3:51 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SSB 5732 - Exempting certain manufacturing research and development activities from business and occupation taxation.
  2. SB 5735 - Encouraging economic development by removing the expiration date from the research and development spending business and occupation tax credit.
  3. SB 5737 - Promoting economic development by establishing an intuitive trade assistance web portal.
  4. SB 6373 - Concerning economic development by requiring performance audits of certain permit practices by the state auditor.
  5. SB 6371 - Extending the customized employment training program.
  6. SB 6356 - Concerning an interagency work group on establishing a single portal for Washington businesses.
  7. SB 6354 - Requiring state agencies to offer electronic filing for business forms.
  8. SB 6368 - Concerning the Washington manufacturing innovation and modernization extension service program.

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



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Energy, Natural Resources & Marine Waters* -  01/23/12  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/23/2012 at 9:30 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6238 - Revising provisions concerning regulation of aviation biofuels production.
  2. SB 6396 - Modifying the energy independence act.

Executive Session:  
  1. SGA 9190 - Marc Daudon, Member, Energy Northwest.
  2. SGA 9202 - Lawrence Kenney, Member, Energy Northwest.
  3. SGA 9252 - Larry Carpenter, Member, Fish and Wildlife Commission.
  4. SGA 9180 - Brian Blake, Member, Pacific Marine Fishery Commission.
  5. SGA 9228 - Harriet A Spanel, Member, Pacific Marine Fishery Commission.
  6. SGA 9246 - Mark Brown, Member, Parks and Recreation Commission.
  7. SGA 9194 - Billy Frank, Jr., Member, Puget Sound Partnership.
  8. SGA 9258 - Ron Sims, Member, Puget Sound Partnership.
  9. SGA 9227 - Harriet A Spanel, Member, Recreation and Conservation Funding Board.
  10. SGA 9155 - David Troutt, Member, Salmon Recovery Funding Board.
  11. SGA 9169 - Joshua Brown, Member, Salmon Recovery Funding Board.
  12. SGA 9200 - Donald Hover, Member, Salmon Recovery Funding Board.

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



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Government Operations, Tribal Relations & Elections* -  01/23/12  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/19/2012 at 11:49 AM

Public Hearing:  SB 6239 - Concerning civil marriage and domestic partnerships. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)

The proposed substitute is posted on the Committee’s website at: http://www.leg.wa.gov/Senate/Committees/GO/Pages/default.aspx and is also available from committee staff. Possible executive session on bills heard in committee. Other business.



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Health & Long-Term Care* -  01/23/12  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/22/2012 at 7:39 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5247 - Determining health insurance rates by comparing premiums and benefits. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  2. SB 6216 - Providing immunity for nonprofit and charitable corporations that provide used eyeglasses for charitable purposes.
  3. SB 6197 - Including pharmacists in the legend drug act.
  4. SB 6429 - Promoting state employee wellness and productivity.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. Bills previously heard in committee.
  2. SB 6049 - Requiring the department of health to establish a cancer drug repository program.

The draft bill and Proposed Substitute will be posted on the Committee’s website at: http://www.leg.wa.gov/Senate/Committees/HEA/Pages/default.aspx and available from committee staff. Other business.



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Labor, Commerce & Consumer Protection* -  01/23/12  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/20/2012 at 11:27 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6249 - Concerning tanning facilities.
  2. SB 6305 - Providing for the operation of roll your own cigarette machines at retail establishments.
  3. SB 6306 - Increasing the penal sum of a surety bond required to be maintained by an appraisal management company.
  4. SB 6076 - Creating a senior center license.
  5. SB 6228 - Making employment status discrimination an unfair labor practice.

Executive Session:  
  1. SB 6005 - Exempting certain vehicles from the written estimate requirement for auto repair facilities. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  2. SB 6196 - Concerning the identification of wineries, breweries, and microbreweries on private labels.
  3. SB 6133 - Requiring training for eligibility for certain electrician certifications.

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



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Transportation* -  01/23/12  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/23/2012 at 12:17 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. ESSB 5366 - Authorizing the use of off-road vehicles on public roadways under certain conditions or in certain areas. (Hearing will be on the Second Proposed Substitute.)
  2. SB 6075 - Removing the notice requirement when an attorney or private investigator requests vehicle owner information.
  3. SB 6055 - Changing the expiration date of the current allowable vehicle documentary service charge.
  4. SB 6206 - Authorizing the Washington state patrol to confiscate license plates from a motor carrier who operates a commercial motor vehicle with a revoked registration.
  5. SB 6062 - Concerning the definitions of certain motorcycles.
  6. SB 6160 - Allowing registered tow truck operators to pass the costs of tolls and ferry fares to the impounded vehicle's registered owner.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. SSB 5188 - Harmonizing certain traffic control signal provisions relative to yellow change intervals, certain fine amount limitations, and certain signage and reporting requirements.
  2. SB 6171 - Modifying the weight limitation for certain vessels exempt from the pilotage act.
  3. SB 6112 - Concerning the use of alternative traction devices on tires under certain conditions.
  4. SB 6081 - Authorizing counties and ferry districts operating ferries to impose a vessel replacement surcharge on ferry fares sold.

The draft P2SSB is posted on the Committee’s website at: http://www.leg.wa.gov/Senate/Committees/TRAN/Pages/default.aspx and is also available from committee staff.and is also available from committee staff.Possible executive session on bills heard in committee. Other business.



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Ways & Means* -  01/23/12  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/23/2012 at 9:43 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. Recommendations of the Commission on State Debt:
    1. SB 6262 - Implementing the recommendations of the commission on state debt.
    2. SJR 8221 - Amending the Constitution to include the recommendations of the commission on state debt.
  2. Governor's 2012 Supplemental Capital Budget.
    1. SB 6074 - Funding capital projects.
  3. SB 6002 - Making adjustments to the school construction assistance formula.
  4. SB 5984 - Concerning local government financial soundness.

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



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