Agenda for Thursday, January 23, 2014

Senate Committees

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

Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development* -  01/23/14  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/17/2014 at 11:06 AM

Public Hearing:  SB 6157 - Concerning a hazardous substance tax exemption for certain hazardous substances defined under RCW 82.21.020(1)(c) that are used as agricultural crop protection products and warehoused but not otherwise used, manufactured, packaged, or sold in this state.

Work Session:  Sediment management in agricultural lands.

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

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

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Energy, Environment & Telecommunications* -  01/23/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/20/2014 at 4:54 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6215 - Clarifying and correcting RCW 82.08.962 and 82.12.962 regarding the sales and use tax treatment of machinery and equipment purchases by companies producing pipeline-quality natural gas using landfill gas.
  2. SB 6243 - Modifying the definition of "oil" or "oils."

Work Session:  Low carbon fuel standard.

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

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Financial Institutions, Housing & Insurance* -  01/23/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/21/2014 at 5:53 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6291 - Concerning tenant screening.
  2. SB 6292 - Concerning tenant relocation assistance.
  3. SB 6294 - Creating the save toward a retirement today retirement savings plan.

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.
  3. SB 5978 - Addressing the regulation of service contracts and protection product guarantees.
  4. SB 6029 - Concerning credit unions' mergers.
  5. SB 6134 - Addressing nondepository institutions regulated by the department of financial institutions.
  6. SB 6135 - Addressing banks and trust companies.

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

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Governmental Operations* -  01/23/14  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/22/2014 at 2:05 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6141 - Concerning the confidentiality of certain records filed with the utilities and transportation commission or the attorney general.
  2. SB 6059 - Concerning charges for scanning public records.
  3. SB 6078 - Recognizing "Native American Heritage Day."
  4. SB 6060 - Concerning certain public water systems.
  5. SB 6097 - Facilitating and regulating contributions via text message to political campaigns.
  6. SB 6165 - Concerning accountability in caucus political committee accounts.
  7. SB 6145 - Declaring the Ostrea lurida the official oyster of the state of Washington.

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

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Health Care* -  01/23/14  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/17/2014 at 10:23 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5962 - Concerning services provided by residential habilitation centers.
  2. SB 5980 - Creating a quality improvement program for the licensees of the medical quality assurance commission.
  3. SB 6032 - Establishing dextromethorphan provisions.
  4. SB 6123 - Concerning physical therapy copayment and coinsurance.
  5. SB 6138 - Allowing the Washington state dental quality assurance commission to adopt rules regarding credential renewal requirements for dental professionals.
  6. SB 6170 - Concerning cultural competency education for health care professionals.

Executive:  
  1. SB 5887 - Concerning the medical use of cannabis.
  2. SB 6178 - Aligning the medical marijuana system with the recreational marijuana system.

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

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Higher Education* -  01/23/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/16/2014 at 4:40 PM

Work Session:  
  1. Overview of the State Board for Community and Technical College's Student Achievement Initiative.
  2. Update on the Technical Incentive Funding Model Task Force report.
    1. Office of Financial Management.
    2. Four-year institutions of higher education.

Public Hearing:  SB 6042 - Establishing an incentive-based methodology of distributing state appropriations to public four-year institutions of higher education.

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

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Natural Resources & Parks* -  01/23/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/17/2014 at 10:41 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6193 - Modifying provisions of the code that deal with migratory birds.
  2. SB 6031 - Concerning lake and beach management districts.
  3. SB 6180 - Consolidating designated forest lands and open space timber lands for ease of administration.
  4. SB 6207 - Providing fee immunity for certain water facilities.
  5. SB 6076 - Concerning the maintenance and operations of parks and recreational land acquired through the conservation futures program.
  6. SB 6052 - Concerning habitat and recreation land acquisitions.

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

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Trade & Economic Development* -  01/23/14  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/22/2014 at 9:42 AM

Work Session:  Aligning workforce training with industry needs.

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6182 - Establishing a tax credit for employers participating in the apprenticeship program.
  2. SB 6195 - Concerning long-term funding for a state tourism marketing program.
  3. SB 6318 - Providing greater small business assistance by modifying the filing threshold for business and occupation tax purposes. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  4. SB 5741 - Allowing the use of lodging taxes for financing workforce housing and tourism promotion activities or facilities.

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/TRED/Pages/default.aspx, as soon as they are available. Possible executive session on bills heard in committee. Other business.

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Transportation -  01/23/14  3:30 pm

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

Work Session:  
  1. Road Usage Charge Assessment Report - Washington Transportation Commission.
  2. Disabled Parking Work Group Recommendations - Department of Licensing.

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5957 - Concerning the renewal of parking privileges for persons with disabilities.
  2. SGA 9228 - Pat Kohler, Director, Department of Licensing.

Executive:  
  1. SGA 9228 - Pat Kohler, Director, Department of Licensing
  2. SB 5979 - Modifying provisions governing commercial motor vehicles.

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

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Ways & Means -  01/23/14  3:30 pm

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

Work Session: Health Care Reform/Integration:  
  1. Staff presentations on current structure of health care system and mental health systems funding levels.
  2. Panels to focus on key policy questions.

Other business.

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