Agenda for Monday, January 27, 2014

Senate Committees

Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development Commerce & Labor
Early Learning & K-12 Education Governmental Operations
Health Care Human Services & Corrections
Law & Justice Ways & Means

Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development* -  01/27/14  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/24/2014 at 10:53 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6239 - Providing that sales and use taxes imposed by rural counties may be used for purchasing water rights for water banking.
  2. SB 6155 - Concerning current use valuation for farm and agricultural land.
  3. SB 6286 - Concerning current use valuation for land primarily used for commercial horticultural purposes.(Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)

Executive:  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.

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



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Commerce & Labor* -  01/27/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/27/2014 at 10:26 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6238 - Clarifying the issuance, regulation, and sale of spirits retail licenses held by owners of former state and contract liquor stores.
  2. SB 6237 - Addressing license issuance fees imposed on spirits retail licensees. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  3. SB 6220 - Concerning spirits retailers when selling for resale.
  4. SB 6300 - Protecting public sector workers' rights through public disclosure of public sector unions' finances.
  5. SB 6317 - Improving the accuracy of the prevailing rate of wage. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)

Executive Session:  
  1. SB 6222 - Streamlining and simplifying alcohol permits and licenses.
  2. SB 6148 - Concerning snack bar licenses.
  3. SB 6159 - Concerning the regulation of alcoholic beverages.
  4. SB 6250 - Requiring submission of digital copies of public employees' collective bargaining agreements.
  5. SB 6226 - Concerning sales by craft and general licensed distilleries of spirits for off-premise consumption and spirits samples for on-premise consumption. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  6. SB 6131 - Modifying special occasion licenses provisions. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  7. ESB 6220 - Concerning spirits retailers when selling for resale.
  8. SB 6237 - Addressing license issuance fees imposed on spirits retail licensees.

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



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Early Learning & K-12 Education -  01/27/14  1:30 pm

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. SGA 9099 - Connie L Fletcher, Member, State Board of Education.
  2. SGA 9265 - Jeffrey C Estes, Member, State Board of Education.
  3. SB 6044 - Establishing career and technical course equivalencies in science and mathematics.
  4. SB 6092 - Concerning credit requirements for high school graduation.
  5. SB 6121 - Concerning the calculation and allocation of appropriations for alternative learning experience courses.
  6. SB 6320 - Concerning basic education minimum instructional hours.
  7. SB 6082 - Concerning K-12 instructional hours.
  8. SB 6189 - Delaying the requirement for increased K-12 instructional hours.

Executive:  
  1. SGA 9099 - Connie L Fletcher, Member, State Board of Education
  2. SGA 9265 - Jeffrey C Estes, Member, State Board of Education
  3. SB 6153 - Requiring the collection of teacher attendance that matches student, course, and teacher.
  4. SB 6152 - Changing explicit alternative routes to teacher certification program requirements to expectations for program outcomes.
  5. SB 6418 - Creating flexibility for the educator retooling conditional scholarship program.

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



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Governmental Operations* -  01/27/14  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/24/2014 at 2:40 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5971 - Concerning the continuity of government and operations in the event of an emergency, disaster, or attack. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  2. SJR 8211 - Amending the state Constitution to provide continuity of state and local government during emergencies and disasters. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  3. SB 6003 - Addressing the scope of state fire service mobilization.
  4. SB 6166 - Concerning the use of credit cards for campaign expenditures.
  5. SB 6098 - Increasing transparency of campaign contributions.
  6. SB 6114 - Revising local government treasury practices and procedures.
  7. SB 6146 - Concerning county electronic public auctions.

Executive:  
  1. SB 5963 - Concerning the composition of the officer promotion board.
  2. SB 5974 - Concerning veterans' homes.
  3. SB 5975 - Concerning the veterans innovations program.
  4. SB 6015 - Reconciling election laws.
  5. SB 6145 - Declaring the Ostrea lurida the official oyster of the state of Washington.
  6. SB 6165 - Concerning accountability in caucus political committee accounts.

If proposed substitutes 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. Possible executive session on bills heard in committee. Other business.



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Health Care* -  01/27/14  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/24/2014 at 4:22 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6298 - Creating the breastfeeding-friendly Washington designation for hospitals. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  2. SB 6299 - Requiring the department of health to develop and make available resources for pregnant women regarding prenatal nutrition.
  3. SB 6297 - Requiring the department of health to develop and make available resources for pregnant women regarding childhood immunizations.
  4. SB 5602 - Creating a silver alert system.
  5. SB 6232 - Requiring health insurance carriers to provide notification of carrier network changes.
  6. SB 6233 - Assisting self-employed small business owners adversely impacted by health insurance premium changes.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. SB 6139 - Concerning the protection of patient health care information in the comprehensive hospital abstract reporting system.
  2. SB 6196 - Requiring physicians and physician assistants to provide requested demographic information at the time of license renewal.
  3. SB 5962 - Concerning services provided by residential habilitation centers.

Proposed substitutes can be obtained from committee staff or on the committee's website, http://www.leg.wa.gov/Senate/Committees/HLTH/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* -  01/27/14  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/24/2014 at 10:22 AM

Work Session:  
  1. Runaways/Commercially sexually exploited children.
  2. Funding for recruiting foster parents.
  3. Braam Settlement update.
  4. Funding request for additional Assistant Attorney Generals.

Executive:  
  1. SB 6022 - Protecting state hospital workers.
  2. SB 6094 - Authorizing the use of jail data for research purposes in the public interest.
  3. SB 6095 - Concerning background checks for persons with whom dependent children are placed.

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



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Law & Justice* -  01/27/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/23/2014 at 10:11 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6279 - Creating effective and timely access to magistrates for purposes of reviewing search warrant applications.
  2. SB 6172 - Protecting Washington citizens from warrantless surveillance, reducing liability, and establishing clear standards under which agencies may utilize unmanned aerial vehicles.
  3. SB 6248 - Making the unlawful possession of instruments of financial fraud a crime.

Executive Session:  
  1. SB 6090 - Modifying driving under the influence and physical control of a vehicle under the influence provisions.
  2. SB 6085 - Concerning prior offenses within fifteen years for driving under the influence or physical control of a vehicle violations.
  3. SB 6010 - Establishing penalties for altered or shaved keys.
  4. SB 6017 - Modifying seizure and forfeiture provisions.
  5. SB 6023 - Including searches by school resource officers and local police school liaison officers within the warrantless school search exception.
  6. SB 6025 - Creating a sentence enhancement for body armor.
  7. SB 6143 - Clarifying tenant remedies upon landlord's failure to perform duties.
  8. SB 6089 - Prohibiting the use of eminent domain for economic development.
  9. SB 6125 - Concerning eminent domain.
  10. SB 6088 - Reducing the size of the state supreme court.

Other business.



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Ways & Means* -  01/27/14  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/27/2014 at 1:37 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6268 - Extending the alternative fuel vehicle retail sales and use tax exemption.
  2. SB 6102 - Transferring certain state sales and use taxes collected on state highway projects to the connecting Washington account.(Hearing is on proposed substitute).
  3. SB 6305 - Creating a defined contribution retirement plan option for elected officials.
  4. SB 6201 - Creating an optional life annuity benefit for plan 2 members of the law enforcement officers' and firefighters' retirement system.
  5. SB 6236 - Authorizing an increase in the total outstanding indebtedness of the higher education facilities authority.
  6. SB 6259 - Providing a reduced public utility tax for log transportation businesses. (Hearing is on proposed substitute).
  7. SB 6084 - Concerning property tax exemptions for service-connected disabled veterans and senior citizens.
  8. SB 6049 - Providing a business and occupation tax credit for businesses that hire veterans.
  9. SB 5089 - Allowing certain health care coverage deductions from the calculation of disposable income for the purpose of qualifying for senior property tax programs.

Executive Session:  SB 6430 - Extending tax preferences for high-technology research and development. (Referred without recommendation).

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



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