Agenda for Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Senate Committees

Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development Environment
Financial Institutions, Housing & Insurance Government Operations, Tribal Relations & Elections
Higher Education & Workforce Development Human Services & Corrections
Judiciary Labor, Commerce & Consumer Protection
Transportation Ways & Means

Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development* -  01/24/12  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/24/2012 at 9:50 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6303 - Authorizing an optional system of rates and charges for conservation districts.
  2. SB 6200 - Reconvening a stock water working group.
  3. SB 6156 - Regarding wine producer liens.
  4. SB 6217 - Regarding irrigation district administration.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. SB 6221 - Concerning state capital funding of health and safety improvements at agricultural fairs.
  2. SB 6208 - Regarding license fees under the warehouse act.

Other business.



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Environment* -  01/24/12  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/23/2012 at 10:11 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6214 - Correcting technical statutory cross-references in previous private infrastructure development legislation for certain provisions relating to regulatory fees for wastewater companies.
  2. SB 6145 - Developing a paint stewardship program.
  3. SB 6148 - Adopting the Washington small rechargeable battery stewardship act.
  4. SB 5684 - Regarding water well construction requirements.
  5. SB 6207 - Providing fiscal relief to cities and counties during periods of economic downturn by delaying new storm water requirements.

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



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Financial Institutions, Housing & Insurance* -  01/24/12  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/24/2012 at 8:13 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5810 - Concerning residential mortgage loan servicers. (Hearing is on the proposed substitute.)
  2. SB 6181 - Regulating insurers and insurance products.
  3. SB 6242 - Addressing specialty producer licenses.
  4. SB 6294 - Addressing quorum requirements for homeowners' association meetings.
  5. SB 6295 - Modifying certain exchange facilitator requirements.
  6. SB 6337 - Protecting short sale sellers from payment of forgiven home loan debt if such debt forgiveness is reported to the internal revenue service.

Possible Executive Session:  Bills previously heard in committee.

The PSSB is posted on the Committee’s website at: http://www.leg.wa.gov/Senate/Committees/FIHI/Pages/default.aspx and is also available from committee staff. Other business.



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Government Operations, Tribal Relations & Elections* -  01/24/12  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/24/2012 at 12:30 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6180 - Reducing costs and inefficiencies in elections.
  2. SB 6127 - Extending the time period for voter registration.
  3. SB 6128 - Allowing eligible youth at least sixteen years of age to register to vote.
  4. SB 6381 - Enacting the Washington voting rights act of 2012.

Executive Session:  
  1. SB 6079 - Exempting officers and employees of the Washington state institute for public policy from state civil service law.
  2. SB 5381 - Adjusting voting requirements for emergency medical service levies.
  3. SSB 5553 - Requiring public agencies, special purpose districts, and municipalities to post certain information on their web sites.
  4. SB 6000 - Concerning deposit and investment provisions for the prearrangement trust funds of cemetery authorities.
  5. SB 6089 - Requiring sponsor identification on certain telephone campaign advertising.

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



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Higher Education & Workforce Development* -  01/24/12  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/20/2012 at 5:51 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6232 - Creating the office of the student achievement council.
  2. SB 6269 - Regarding higher education coordination (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute).
  3. SB 6399 - Regarding program fees at institutions of higher education.
  4. SB 6401 - Creating efficiencies for institutions of higher education.

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



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Human Services & Corrections -  01/24/12  1:30 pm

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6157 - Requiring juvenile detention intake standards for juveniles who are developmentally disabled.
  2. SB 6205 - Concerning the use of evidence-based practices for the delivery of services to children and juveniles.
  3. SB 6222 - Concerning employer reporting to the state support registry.

Executive:  SB 6291 - Concerning the sealing of juvenile records.

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



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Judiciary -  01/24/12  10:00 am

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6218 - Concerning escrow licensing requirement exceptions relating to the practice of law.
  2. SB 6213 - Concerning the disclosure of information of an address confidentiality program participant contained in state registered domestic partnership applications and records.
  3. SB 6230 - Establishing social purpose corporations.
  4. SB 5054 - Regulating legal proceedings involving public hazards.
  5. SB 6280 - Concerning robberies of pharmacies.

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



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Labor, Commerce & Consumer Protection* -  01/24/12  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/20/2012 at 10:30 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6229 - Establishing minimum standards for sick and safe leave from employment.
  2. SB 6366 - Establishing a theater license to sell beer, including strong beer, or wine, or both, at retail for consumption on theater premises.
  3. SB 6325 - Exempting common interest community managers from real estate broker and managing broker licensing requirements.
  4. SB 6392 - Establishing a farm internship program.

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



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Transportation* -  01/24/12  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/24/2012 at 11:53 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. Governor's proposed transportation revenue package:
    1. SB 6455 - Addressing transportation revenue.
    2. SB 6444 - Concerning eligible toll facilities.
    3. SB 6445 - Concerning the Interstate 5 Columbia river crossing project.
  2. 2ESSB 5251 - Concerning electric vehicle license fees. (Hearing is on the Second Proposed Substitute.)
  3. SB 6032 - Imposing a fee on each new tire sold that contains studs.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. 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.
  2. SB 6160 - Allowing registered tow truck operators to pass the costs of tolls and ferry fares to the impounded vehicle's registered owner.

The draft bill (or PSSB/striking amendment) 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 -  01/24/12  3:30 pm

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. SSB 5978 - Concerning medicaid fraud.
  2. SSB 5576 - Regarding capital construction and building purposes at the University of Washington and Washington State University. (Hearing is on the Proposed 2nd Substitute.)
  3. SB 6134 - Allowing department of fish and wildlife enforcement officers to transfer service credit.

The Proposed Substitute is posted on the Committee’s website at: http://www.leg.wa.gov/Senate/Committees/WM/Pages/default.aspx Possible executive session on bills heard in committee. Other business.



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