Agenda for Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Senate Committees

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

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.

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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* -  01/23/13  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.

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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.

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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.




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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.

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