Agenda for Thursday, January 26, 2012

Senate Committees

Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development Early Learning & K-12 Education
Economic Development, Trade & Innovation Energy, Natural Resources & Marine Waters
Government Operations, Tribal Relations & Elections Health & Long-Term Care
Human Services & Corrections Judiciary
Labor, Commerce & Consumer Protection Transportation
Ways & Means

Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development* -  01/26/12  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/25/2012 at 8:45 AM

Public Hearing:  SB 6298 - Concerning labeling of foods that contain genetically engineered material. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)

Executive Session:  SB 6026 - Maintaining and enhancing the viability of agriculture.

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

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Early Learning & K-12 Education* -  01/26/12  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/24/2012 at 11:14 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SSB 5142 - Regarding alternative learning programs. (Hearing is on the Proposed Second Substitute.)
  2. SB 6231 - Regarding open educational resources in K-12 education.
  3. SB 6267 - Creating a task force on improving access to higher education for students with disabilities.
  4. SB 6375 - Creating the math performance incentive program.
  5. SB 6247 - Changing the duties of the quality education council and the state board of education.

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

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Economic Development, Trade & Innovation* -  01/26/12  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/25/2012 at 3:56 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6141 - Creating a lifelong learning program.
  2. SB 6275 - Removing the expiration date from the self-employment assistance program.
  3. SB 6289 - Facilitating self-employment training.
  4. SB 6355 - Concerning associate development organizations.
  5. SB 6359 - Modifying provisions related to the office of regulatory assistance.

Executive Session:  
  1. SSB 5320 - Prioritizing infrastructure projects.
  2. SB 5401 - Authorizing use of sales and use tax proceeds for certain public facilities in innovation partnership zones for economic development purposes.
  3. SB 5404 - Authorizing community economic revitalization board funding to benefit innovation partnership zones.
  4. SSB 5732 - Exempting certain manufacturing research and development activities from business and occupation taxation.
  5. SB 5735 - Encouraging economic development by removing the expiration date from the research and development spending business and occupation tax credit.
  6. SB 5739 - Regarding uniform laws on the interstate provision of governmental services.
  7. SB 6142 - Changing agency regulatory practices.
  8. SB 6345 - Creating a commission to restructure state government.
  9. SB 6354 - Requiring state agencies to offer electronic filing for business forms.
  10. SB 6368 - Concerning the Washington manufacturing innovation and modernization extension service program.
  11. SB 6371 - Extending the customized employment training program.

Other business.

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Energy, Natural Resources & Marine Waters* -  01/26/12  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/25/2012 at 4:54 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5453 - Enhancing the production of Pacific salmon. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  2. SB 6169 - Establishing the ocean policy advisory council. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  3. SB 6285 - Concerning the use of geothermal resources. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  4. SB 6144 - Authorizing the department of natural resources to provide wildfire protection services for public lands managed by state agencies.
  5. SB 6135 - Regarding enforcement of fish and wildlife violations.

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

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Government Operations, Tribal Relations & Elections* -  01/26/12  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/26/2012 at 8:49 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6250 - Clarifying the definition of leasehold interest.
  2. SB 6282 - Revising requirements for the registration of international student visitor exchange programs.
  3. SB 6186 - Concerning limitations on the taxing authority of counties for emergency medical services.
  4. SB 6290 - Concerning military spouses or registered domestic partners occupational licensing status during deployment or placement outside Washington state.
  5. SB 6383 - Regarding Washington interscholastic activities association penalties. (Hearing is on Proposed Substitute.)

Executive Session:  
  1. SB 5970 - Addressing a veteran's preference for the purpose of public employment.
  2. SB 6017 - Addressing the financial audits of local governments.
  3. SB 6085 - Addressing the use of state facilities.
  4. SB 6116 - Concerning on-site sewage program management plans.
  5. SB 6125 - Changing authority for contracts with community service organizations for public improvements.
  6. SB 6239 - Concerning civil marriage and domestic partnerships.
  7. SSB 5417 - Allowing for the distribution of legislators' contact cards, newsletters, government guides, or similar printed materials produced with legislative resources in certain circumstances.
  8. SB 6047 - Allowing the state library to recover costs associated with research requests from persons who are not Washington residents.

The proposed substitutes are available on the Committee’s website at: http://www.leg.wa.gov/Senate/Committees/GO/Pages/default.aspx and is also available from committee staff. Possible executive session on bills heard in committee. Other business.

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Health & Long-Term Care* -  01/26/12  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/26/2012 at 8:24 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6442 - Establishing a consolidating purchasing system for public school employees.
  2. SB 6236 - Authorizing the presentation of claims for payment for pathology services to direct patient-provider primary care practices.
  3. SB 6391 - Repealing the requirement for a study and report concerning direct practices that the office of the insurance commissioner must provide to the legislature.
  4. SB 6466 - Concerning fraud prevention and detection in the medicaid and the children's health insurance program.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. SB 5966 - Establishing the office of the health care authority ombudsman.
  2. SB 6107 - Concerning prescription review for medicaid managed care enrollees.
  3. SB 6391 - Repealing the requirement for a study and report concerning direct practices that the office of the insurance commissioner must provide to the legislature.

Other business.

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Human Services & Corrections* -  01/26/12  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/25/2012 at 3:33 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6223 - Repealing the early supplemental security income transition project.
  2. SB 6240 - Modifying provisions relating to orders of disposition for juveniles. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  3. SB 6328 - Creating a retired active license for mental health professionals.
  4. SB 6386 - Enacting measures to reduce public assistance fraud.

Executive:  
  1. SB 6223 - Repealing the early supplemental security income transition project.
  2. SB 6157 - Requiring juvenile detention intake standards for juveniles who are developmentally disabled.

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

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Judiciary* -  01/26/12  5:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/26/2012 at 11:57 AM

Executive Session:  
  1. SB 6065 - Concerning county coroners.
  2. SB 6030 - Addressing license suspension clerical errors.
  3. SB 6210 - Extending the time to enforce civil judgments.
  4. SB 6025 - Eliminating the mandatory retirement provision for district judges.
  5. SB 6071 - Concerning the vacation of records.
  6. SB 5055 - Regulating the notice of appointment of a personal representative in probate proceedings.
  7. SB 6037 - Limiting access to reports and records of autopsies and postmortems.
  8. SB 6069 - Concerning electronic transactions.
  9. SB 6068 - Providing for religious objection to autopsy.
  10. SB 6218 - Concerning escrow licensing requirement exceptions relating to the practice of law.
  11. SB 6213 - Concerning the disclosure of information of an address confidentiality program participant contained in state registered domestic partnership applications and records.

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6108 - Clarifying the location at which the crime of theft of rental, leased, lease-purchased, or loaned property occurs.
  2. SB 6122 - Concerning unattended pet animals with a choke chain.
  3. SB 6162 - Concerning missing endangered persons.
  4. SB 6151 - Expanding consumer cooperative provisions under the nonprofit miscellaneous and mutual corporations act.

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

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Labor, Commerce & Consumer Protection* -  01/26/12  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/24/2012 at 4:14 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6229 - Establishing minimum standards for sick and safe leave from employment. (Please see comment below.)
  2. SB 6392 - Establishing a farm internship program.
  3. SB 6397 - Protecting workers and other community members from pesticide drift.
  4. SB 6281 - Concerning the regulation of event personnel.
  5. SB 6476 - Regulating plumbing contractors.

Executive Session:  
  1. SB 6076 - Creating a senior center license.
  2. SB 6306 - Increasing the penal sum of a surety bond required to be maintained by an appraisal management company.
  3. SB 6249 - Concerning tanning facilities.

The hearing of SB 6229 will be a continuation of the Tuesday, January 24, 2012, Public Hearing. Public testimony will be limited to those who signed up on Tuesday but were unable to testify. Additional public testimony for that bill will not be taken. The draft bill is posted on the Committee's web site at: http://www.leg.wa.gov/Senate/Committees/LCCP/Pages/default.aspx. Possible executive session on bills heard in committee. Other business.

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Transportation* -  01/26/12  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/25/2012 at 10:16 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6215 - Establishing an optional transportation benefit district rebate program for low-income individuals.
  2. SB 6219 - Changing the member contribution rate for the Washington state patrol retirement system.
  3. SB 6111 - Concerning fees for certain vehicle title, registration, and permitting services.
  4. SB 5990 - Creating state flower special license plates.
  5. SB 6034 - Creating "4-H" special license plates.
  6. SB 6123 - Creating "National Rifle Association" special license plates.
  7. SB 6467 - Making Japanese-Americans interned during World War II eligible for former prisoner of war license plates.

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

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Ways & Means* -  01/26/12  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/25/2012 at 5:35 PM

Public Hearing:  SSB 6120 - Concerning children's safe products.

Work Session:  Tax Policy and Revenue Trends Discussion.

Executive Session:  
  1. SB 5984 - Concerning local government financial soundness.
  2. SB 6002 - Making adjustments to the school construction assistance formula.
  3. SSB 5978 - Concerning medicaid fraud.
  4. SSB 5576 - Regarding capital construction and building purposes at the University of Washington and Washington State University.
  5. SB 6134 - Allowing department of fish and wildlife enforcement officers to transfer service credit.

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

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