Agenda for Thursday, January 24, 2013

Senate Committees

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

Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development -  01/24/13  10:00 am

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

Work Session:  
  1. Status update on marine and freshwater net pen fish farming in Washington State.
  2. Update on water basin rules adopted under Chapter 90.54 RCW, and status of work to provide for water needs in rural areas including the Dungeness, Kittitas Yakima, and the Skagit Basins.

Other business.



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Energy, Environment & Telecommunications* -  01/24/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/21/2013 at 2:46 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5006 - Concerning uncontested rate modifications for utilities and transportation commission regulated water companies.
  2. SB 5076 - Requiring information on home energy efficiency to be included in residential home inspection reports.

Work Session:  Emerging hydroelectric technologies and resources.
  1. Tidal power and small hydropower.
  2. Incremental hydropower.
  3. Federal incremental hydropower.
  4. Small hydropower.


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



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Financial Institutions, Housing & Insurance* -  01/24/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/24/2013 at 11:54 AM

Work Session:  Debt settlement.

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5134 - Concerning reserve studies for certain homeowners' associations.
  2. SB 5095 - Providing proof of financial responsibility for motor vehicle operation.

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



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Governmental Operations* -  01/24/13  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/23/2013 at 8:47 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5047 - Allowing for partial payment of delinquent property taxes.
  2. SB 5055 - Regarding the state archivist. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  3. SB 5061 - Addressing a veteran's preference for the purpose of public employment.

Work Session:  Update on veterans issues.

Work Session:  Overview of the Association of Washington Generals.

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/GOV/Pages/default.aspx, as soon as they are available. Other business.



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Health Care* -  01/24/13  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/21/2013 at 1:45 PM

Work Session:  
  1. Office of the Insurance Commissioner:
    1. Introduction and overview of critical implementation.
    2. Briefing on essential health benefits and mandates.
    3. Questions and answers.
  2. Department of Social and Health Services - Aging and Disability Services Administration:
    1. Introduction to long-term care services.
    2. Questions and answers.

Other business.



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Higher Education -  01/24/13  1:30 pm

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

Work Session:  
  1. Overview of online education in public two-year and four-year institutions of higher education.
  2. Demonstration of Western Governors University's student portal.

Other business.



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Human Services & Corrections* -  01/24/13  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/22/2013 at 5:14 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5147 - Concerning juveniles and runaway children.
  2. SB 5221 - Requiring notification of release of a person following dismissal of charges based on incompetence to stand trial.
  3. SB 5153 - Concerning transfers of clients between regional support networks.

Executive:  SB 5147 - Concerning juveniles and runaway children.

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



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Natural Resources & Parks* -  01/24/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/18/2013 at 4:30 PM

Work Session:  Discover Pass implementation update.

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5080 - Regarding access to the department of natural resources' recreation sites.
  2. SB 5084 - Concerning discounted discovery passes for disabled veterans.
  3. SB 5097 - Allowing spouses to combine volunteer hours for purposes of receiving a complimentary discover pass.

Other business.



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Trade & Economic Development* -  01/24/13  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/23/2013 at 3:59 PM

Work Session on Trade Development:  
  1. Export Assistance - Department of Commerce.
  2. Export Finance - Export Finance Assistance Center of Washington & Federal Export-Import Bank.
  3. Report of Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Trade Policy.

Committee work session presentations can be found online after the hearing has begun via the Committee Meeting Documents at http://www.leg.wa.gov/Senate/Committees/TRED/Pages/default.aspx, as soon as they are available. Other business.



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Transportation -  01/24/13  3:30 pm

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

Work Session:  Tolling program update - Washington State Department of Transportation.





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Ways & Means* -  01/24/13  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/24/2013 at 8:26 AM

Work Session:  
  1. Overview of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Working Connections Child Care (WCCC) programs:
    1. Jenny Greenlee, Fiscal Analyst, Senate Ways & Means Committee.
    2. David Stillman, Assistant Secretary for the Economic Services Administration, Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS).
    3. Bob McLellen, Senior Assistant Director for Licensing Oversight, Department of Early Learning.
  2. Overview of Aged, Blind, or Disabled (ABD) and Housing Essential Needs (HEN) programs:
    1. Jenny Greenlee, Fiscal Analyst, Senate Ways & Means Committee.
    2. David Stillman, Assistant Secretary for the Economic Services Administration, Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS).
    3. Dan McConnon, Deputy Director for Community Services and Housing, Department of Commerce.

Other business.



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