Agenda for Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Senate Committees

Early Learning & K-12 Education Economic Development, Trade & Innovation
Energy, Natural Resources & Marine Waters Environment
Financial Institutions, Housing & Insurance Health & Long-Term Care
Higher Education & Workforce Development Judiciary
Transportation Ways & Means

Early Learning & K-12 Education* -  01/25/12  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/24/2012 at 4:35 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SGA 9197 - John Glenn, Member, State School for the Blind Board of Trustees.
  2. SB 6348 - Creating the laboratory school partnership program.
  3. SSB 5191 - Providing flexibility in the education system. (Hearing is on the Proposed Second Substitute.)
  4. SB 6323 - Reducing certain requirements affecting school districts.
  5. SB 6099 - Regarding school district levy elections.

Executive:  SGA 9197 - John Glenn, Member, State School for the Blind Board of Trustees

The Proposed Substitute is available on the Committee's website at http://www.leg.wa.gov/Senate/Committees/EDU/Pages/default.aspx and from committee staff. Possible executive session on bills heard in committee. Other business.



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Economic Development, Trade & Innovation -  01/25/12  8:00 am

Full Committee
Jt. w/  House Community & Economic Development & Housing and Joint Trade Policy, Jt. Legislative Oversight Committee
Senate Hearing Rm 4
J.A. Cherberg Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  
  1. CERB export funding update.
  2. Canada and U.S. Joint Action plans on Security, Economic Competitiveness, and Regulatory Cooperation.

Other business.



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Energy, Natural Resources & Marine Waters* -  01/25/12  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/20/2012 at 9:04 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6188 - Clarifying procedures for appealing the adoption of a local shoreline master program by ensuring consistency with existing procedural provisions of the growth management act, chapter 36.70A RCW, the administrative procedure act, chapter 34.05 RCW, and the state environmental policy act, chapter 43.21C RCW.
  2. SB 6220 - Regarding the effective date of RCW 19.122.130, from the underground utility damage prevention act.
  3. SB 6195 - Replacing encumbered state forest lands for the benefit of multiple participating counties.
  4. SB 6406 - Modifying programs that provide for the protection of the state's natural resources.

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



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Environment* -  01/25/12  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/23/2012 at 10:12 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6131 - Regarding the regulation of mercury.
  2. SB 6211 - Accelerating cleanup of hazardous waste sites. (Hearing is on the proposed substitute.)

Work Session:  Briefing on district court decision on refinery air emissions.

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



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Financial Institutions, Housing & Insurance* -  01/25/12  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/24/2012 at 12:21 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6235 - Regulating the licensing of escrow agents.
  2. SB 6310 - Creating the Washington investment trust.
  3. SB 6324 - Concerning the obligations of landlords and tenants with respect to carbon monoxide alarms and the disclosure of certain health-related information.
  4. SB 6443 - Addressing the notice given to owners of life insurance policies about alternative transactions.
  5. SB 6426 - Regulating personal vehicle sharing programs.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. SB 6172 - Revising franchise investment protection provisions.
  2. SB 6173 - Concerning nondepository institutions regulated by the department of financial institutions.
  3. SB 6155 - Concerning third-party account administrators.

Other business.



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Health & Long-Term Care* -  01/25/12  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/24/2012 at 1:52 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6103 - Requiring registration of reflexologists.
  2. SB 6104 - Granting authority to the secretary of health to conduct inspections of massage business establishments.
  3. SB 6096 - Regulating the practices of pharmacy benefits managers.
  4. SB 6270 - Providing that health care professional licensees may not be required to participate in any public or private third-party reimbursement program.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. SB 6115 - Concerning the health care workforce.
  2. SB 6197 - Including pharmacists in the legend drug act.
  3. SB 6216 - Providing immunity for nonprofit and charitable corporations that provide used eyeglasses for charitable purposes.
  4. SB 6237 - Creating a career pathway for medical assistants.

Other business.



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Higher Education & Workforce Development* -  01/25/12  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/23/2012 at 1:48 PM

Executive Session:  
  1. Gubernatorial appointments.
  2. SB 6164 - Regarding the rights of certain higher education students involved in military service.
  3. SB 6339 - Designating courses that use open course library materials in course catalogues and bulletins.
  4. SB 6322 - Allowing nonprofit institutions recognized by the state of Washington to be eligible to participate in the state need grant program.
  5. SB 6468 - Requiring state research universities to adopt policies governing investment of university funds, consistent with the uniform prudent management of institutional funds act, and requiring annual investment performance reports.
  6. SJR 8223 - Amending the Constitution to provide clear authority to state research universities to invest funds as authorized by law.
  7. SGA 9154 - Paul Ishii, Member, Higher Education Coordinating Board
  8. SGA 9156 - Ellen Taussig, Member, Higher Education Facilities Authority
  9. SGA 9160 - Stuart A Halsan, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 12 (Centralia College)
  10. SGA 9161 - Lindsay Fiker, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 4 (Skagit Valley College)
  11. SGA 9165 - Debbie J Ahl, Member, Board of Trustees, Technical College District #25 (Bellingham)
  12. SGA 9170 - Elizabeth A Willis, Member, State Board for Community and Technical Colleges
  13. SGA 9172 - Lee Newgent, Member, Work Force Training and Education Coordinating Board
  14. SGA 9173 - Denise Portmann, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 2 (Grays Harbor College)
  15. SGA 9174 - Steven Adelstein, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 21 (Whatcom Community College)
  16. SGA 9177 - Phillip L Barrett, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 7 (Shoreline Community College)
  17. SGA 9181 - Arthur A Blauvelt, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 2 (Grays Harbor College)
  18. SGA 9182 - Jacob K Bredstrand, Member, Board of Regents, Washington State University
  19. SGA 9184 - Larry Brown, Member, State Board for Community and Technical Colleges
  20. SGA 9185 - Wayne E Brown, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 23 (Edmonds Community College)
  21. SGA 9186 - Geneanne Burke, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 5 (Everett Community College)
  22. SGA 9187 - Thomas A Campbell, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 10 (Green River Community College)
  23. SGA 9188 - Jorge Carrasco, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 6 (Seattle, So. Seattle, and No. Seattle Community Colleges)
  24. SGA 9189 - Diana Clay, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 23 (Edmonds Community College)
  25. SGA 9191 - Don Dennis, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 22 (Tacoma Community College)
  26. SGA 9192 - Joseph Dolezal, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 12 (Centralia College)
  27. SGA 9195 - Leonor Fuller, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 24 (South Puget Sound Community College)
  28. SGA 9201 - Dwayne Johnson, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 1 (Peninsula College)
  29. SGA 9203 - Janet M Kusler, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 5 (Everett Community College)
  30. SGA 9204 - Jonathan M Lane, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 18 (Big Bend Community College)
  31. SGA 9207 - Wayne J Martin, Member, State Board for Community and Technical Colleges
  32. SGA 9208 - Michael S Maxwell, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 1 (Peninsula College)
  33. SGA 9210 - Louis A Mendoza, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 30 (Cascadia Community College)
  34. SGA 9211 - Salvador Mendoza, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 19 (Columbia Basin College)
  35. SGA 9214 - Roger Olstad, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 7 (Shoreline Community College)
  36. SGA 9215 - Jim Page, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 3 (Olympic Community College)
  37. SGA 9216 - Lisa Parker, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 16 (Yakima Valley Community College)
  38. SGA 9218 - Calvin Pearson, Member, Board of Trustees, Technical College District #28, (Bates)
  39. SGA 9219 - Darlene Peters, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 3 (Olympic Community College)
  40. SGA 9220 - Gordon (Don) Piercy, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 4 (Skagit Valley College)
  41. SGA 9221 - Wilbert R Pina, Member, Board of Trustees, The Evergreen State College
  42. SGA 9222 - Royce E Pollard, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 14 (Clark College)
  43. SGA 9223 - Angela G Roarty, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 11 (Pierce College)
  44. SGA 9229 - Patrick Spanner, Member, Board of Trustees, Eastern Washington University
  45. SGA 9230 - Paul Tanaka, Member, Board of Trustees, Eastern Washington University
  46. SGA 9233 - Amadeo Tiam, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 11 (Pierce College)
  47. SGA 9235 - Stephen W Vincent, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 13 (Lower Columbia College)
  48. SGA 9236 - Thuy Vo, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 13 (Lower Columbia College)
  49. SGA 9237 - Jacob Whitish, Member, Board of Trustees, Western Washington University
  50. SGA 9238 - Lisa K Woo, Member, Board of Trustees, Technical College District #25 (Bellingham)
  51. SGA 9241 - Robert H Whaley, Member, Board of Trustees, Eastern Washington University
  52. SGA 9242 - David L Nicandri, Member, Board of Trustees, The Evergreen State College
  53. SGA 9244 - Anne Fennessy, Member, State Board for Community and Technical Colleges
  54. SGA 9247 - Don C Brunell, Member, Work Force Training and Education Coordinating Board
  55. SGA 9249 - Phyllis L Gleasman, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 15 (Wenatchee Valley College)
  56. SGA 9250 - Frederick Mendoza, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 9 (Highline Community College)
  57. SGA 9251 - Creigh Agnew, Member, Work Force Training and Education Coordinating Board
  58. SGA 9253 - Darcey Fugman-Small, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 20 (Walla Walla Community College)
  59. SGA 9255 - Charles S McFadden, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 18 (Big Bend Community College)
  60. SGA 9257 - Ron Sims, Member, Board of Regents, Washington State University
  61. SGA 9260 - Janis Machala, Member, Board of Trustees, Technical College District #26 (Lake Washington)
  62. SGA 9262 - Edwin W Morgan, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 17 (Spokane and Spokane Falls Community Colleges)
  63. SGA 9264 - Gretchen Sorensen, Member, Board of Trustees, The Evergreen State College
  64. SGA 9265 - Bruce Reid, Member, Board of Trustees, Technical College District #26 (Lake Washington)
  65. SGA 9267 - Ryan Durkan, Member, Board of Regents, Washington State University
  66. SGA 9268 - Kelsey E Knowles, Member, Board of Regents, University of Washington
  67. SGA 9269 - Herb Simon, Member, Board of Regents, University of Washington

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6402 - Eliminating the workforce training and education coordinating board.
  2. SB 6374 - Enacting the educational success for youth and alumni of foster care act.
  3. SB 6334 - Regarding student involvement in higher education governance.

Other business.



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Judiciary -  01/25/12  1:30 pm

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6283 - Reducing criminal justice expenses by eliminating the death penalty in favor of life incarceration.
  2. SB 6284 - Reforming Washington's approach to certain nonsafety civil traffic infractions by authorizing a civil collection process for unpaid traffic fines and removing the requirement for law enforcement intervention for the failure to appear and pay a traffic ticket.
  3. SB 6187 - Concerning claims against the state and governmental entities arising out of tortious conduct.
  4. SB 6179 - Concerning the possession and manufacture of equipment for public safety and military personnel.

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



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Transportation* -  01/25/12  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/25/2012 at 11:26 AM

Work Session:  Commission on State Debt: Washington State Treasurer, James McIntire.

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6064 - Authorizing regional transit authorities to use the job order contracting procedure.
  2. SB 6093 - Regarding wetlands mitigation.
  3. SB 6113 - Concerning the disclosure of personally identifying information on certain transit passes and fare payment media.
  4. SB 6245 - Concerning unlawful ferry conduct. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)

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.
  3. 2ESSB 5251 - Concerning electric vehicle license fees.

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



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Ways & Means -  01/25/12  3:30 pm

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6088 - Strengthening the review of the legislature's goals for tax preferences by requiring that every new tax preference provide an expiration date and statement of legislative intent.
  2. SB 6159 - Concerning a business and occupation tax deduction for amounts received with respect to dispute resolution services.
  3. SB 6244 - Modifying the use of funds in the fire service training account.
  4. SSB 5534 - Concerning the business and occupation taxation of newspapers. (Hearing is on the Proposed 2nd Substitute.)
  5. SB 6201 - Concerning the business and occupation taxation of newspapers and local interest web sites.
  6. SB 6061 - Changing the nonresident sales tax exemption into a refund program.
  7. SB 6166 - Concerning cigarette tax revenue for tobacco usage prevention and treatment programs.

The Proposed Substitute is available on the committee's website at: http://www.leg.wa.gob/Senate/committees/WM/Pages/default.aspx and from committee staff. Possible executive session on bills heard in committee. Other business.



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