Agenda for January 27 to February 2, 2014

Senate Committees

Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development Commerce & Labor
Early Learning & K-12 Education Energy, Environment & Telecommunications
Financial Institutions, Housing & Insurance Governmental Operations
Health Care Higher Education
Human Services & Corrections Law & Justice
Natural Resources & Parks Trade & Economic Development
Transportation 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.

Committee Meeting Documents
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Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development -  01/28/14  10:00 am

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. SGA 9214 - Donald "Bud" Hover, Director, Department of Agriculture.
  2. SB 6087 - Protecting water quality while maintaining and enhancing the viability of agriculture.

Executive:  SGA 9214 - Donald "Bud" Hover, Director, Department of Agriculture

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

Committee Meeting Documents
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Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development* -  01/30/14  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/30/2014 at 8:30 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6402 - Defining honey bee products and services as an agricultural product. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  2. SB 5954 - Regarding industrial hemp. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  3. SB 6214 - Concerning industrial hemp production. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)

Executive:  
  1. SB 6286 - Concerning current use valuation for land primarily used for commercial horticultural purposes.
  2. SB 6402 - Defining honey bee products and services as an agricultural product.

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.

Committee Meeting Documents
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Commerce & Labor* -  01/29/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/29/2014 at 8:32 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6272 - Concerning manufacturer and new motor vehicle dealer franchise agreements. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  2. SB 6307 - Preempting local employment laws and contracts.
  3. SB 6471 - Creating a teen summer employment wage. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  4. SB 6495 - Establishing a temporary teen training wage.

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

Committee Meeting Documents
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Commerce & Labor* -  01/31/14  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/30/2014 at 4:15 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6307 - Preempting local employment laws and contracts. (Continued from January 29 hearing.)
  2. SB 6208 - Preserving the integrity of veterans' benefit-related services.
  3. SB 6290 - Regarding miniature hobby boilers.
  4. SB 6244 - Placing restrictions on when representation under a public collective bargaining agreement may be challenged.
  5. SB 6018 - Concerning the training of code enforcement officials.
  6. SB 6251 - Creating an inactive certification, license, or registration status for real estate appraisers.
  7. SB 6133 - Concerning expiration dates related to real estate broker provisions.
  8. SB 6388 - Concerning pass-through wholesale food distributors.
  9. SB 6386 - Clarifying provisions that allow for the tasting of alcohol by students under twenty-one years of age.

Executive Session:  
  1. SB 6115 - Exempting licensed private investigators from process server requirements.
  2. SB 6300 - Protecting public sector workers' rights through public disclosure of public sector unions' finances.
  3. SB 6238 - Clarifying the issuance, regulation, and sale of spirits retail licenses held by owners of former state and contract liquor stores.
  4. SB 6179 - Authorizing workers' compensation group self-insurance plans.
  5. SB 6149 - Addressing contractor liability for industrial insurance premiums for not-for-profit nonemergency medicaid transportation brokers.
  6. SB 6317 - Improving the accuracy of the prevailing rate of wage.
  7. SB 6471 - Creating a teen summer employment wage.
  8. SB 6495 - Establishing a temporary teen training wage.

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.

Committee Meeting Documents
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Early Learning & K-12 Education* -  01/29/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/28/2014 at 8:44 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SGA 9215 - Bette Hyde, Director, Washington State Department of Early Learning.
  2. SB 6074 - Enacting provisions to improve educational outcomes for homeless students.
  3. SB 6163 - Creating the summer knowledge improvement pilot program.
  4. SB 6209 - Concerning expanded learning opportunities.
  5. SB 6336 - Promoting expanded learning opportunities as a strategy to close the educational opportunity gap and prevent summer learning loss.
  6. SB 5958 - Concerning accountability in providing opportunities for certain students to participate in transition services.

Executive:  SGA 9215 - Bette Hyde, Director, Washington State Department of Early Learning

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

Committee Meeting Documents
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Early Learning & K-12 Education* -  01/31/14  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/29/2014 at 5:03 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SGA 9244 - Cynthia L Bennett, Member, State School for the Blind Board of Trustees.
  2. SGA 9296 - Nancy L McDaniel, Member, State School for the Blind Board of Trustees.
  3. SB 6093 - Allowing valid portable background check clearance cards issued by the department of early learning to be used by certain educational employees and their contractors for purposes of their background check requirements.
  4. SB 6056 - Changing due dates for certain requirements of the office of the superintendent of public instruction.
  5. SB 6241 - Requiring that reports be submitted to legislative education committees.
  6. SB 6242 - Concerning waivers from the one hundred eighty-day school year requirement.
  7. SB 6451 - Concerning the school construction assistance program.
  8. SB 6332 - Requiring a policy and procedures for notifying parents that their child was injured on school property. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)

Executive:  
  1. SGA 9244 - Cynthia L Bennett, Member, State School for the Blind Board of Trustees
  2. SGA 9296 - Nancy L McDaniel, Member, State School for the Blind Board of Trustees

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

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Energy, Environment & Telecommunications* -  01/28/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/23/2014 at 10:22 AM

Public Hearing:  SB 6322 - Providing telecommunications investment incentives.

Work Session:  Climate change.

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

Committee Meeting Documents
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Energy, Environment & Telecommunications* -  01/29/14  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/23/2014 at 10:22 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6264 - Capping the amount of the greenhouse gas reporting fee.
  2. SB 6368 - Adjusting the dollar threshold for substantial development under the shoreline management act for certain pleasure craft-related construction.
  3. SB 6381 - Concerning watershed councils in the Puget Sound basin.

Work Session:  Climate change- continued from January 28 meeting.

Executive:  
  1. SB 6021 - Concerning a qualified alternative energy resource.
  2. SB 6086 - Reducing polychlorinated biphenyls in Washington state.
  3. SB 6243 - Modifying the definition of "oil" or "oils."

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

Committee Meeting Documents
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Energy, Environment & Telecommunications* -  01/30/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/29/2014 at 4:34 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6258 - Using conservation achieved by a qualifying utility in excess of its biennial acquisition target under the energy independence act.
  2. SB 6177 - Regarding financing for stewardship of mercury-containing lights.
  3. SB 6264 - Capping the amount of the greenhouse gas reporting fee. (Continued from January 29 hearing.)

Work Session:  
  1. Overview of solar incentives.
  2. Update on climate legislative executive work group.

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

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Financial Institutions, Housing & Insurance* -  01/28/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/27/2014 at 4:25 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6269 - Concerning the first mortgage interest business and occupation tax deduction.
  2. SB 6270 - Transferring the insurance and financial responsibility program. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute).
  3. SB 6273 - Revising provisions governing money transmitters.
  4. SB 6309 - Concerning legal fees and costs affiliated with notice of violation review under the manufactured/mobile home dispute resolution program.
  5. SB 6319 - Modifying the definition of residential real property in homeowners' associations.
  6. SB 6324 - Disposing tax foreclosed property to cities for affordable housing purposes.

Executive Session:  SB 5978 - Addressing the regulation of service contracts and protection product guarantees.

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

Committee Meeting Documents
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Financial Institutions, Housing & Insurance* -  01/30/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/29/2014 at 3:25 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6110 - Regulating retainage bonds on public contracts.
  2. SB 6313 - Concerning a surcharge for local homeless housing and assistance.
  3. SB 6330 - Promoting affordable housing in urban growth areas. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute).

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/FIHI/Pages/default.aspx, as soon as they are available. 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.

Committee Meeting Documents
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Governmental Operations -  01/28/14  10:00 am

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6162 - Subjecting federally recognized Indian tribes to the same conditions as state and local governments for property owned exclusively by the tribe.
  2. SB 6164 - Allowing a standing committee of the legislature to hold a public hearing on a ballot proposition.
  3. SB 6217 - Addressing the disclosure of global positioning system data by law enforcement officers.
  4. SB 6007 - Clarifying the exemption in the public records act for customer information held by public utilities.
  5. SB 6194 - Providing a process for county legislative authorities to withdraw from voluntary planning under the growth management act.
  6. SB 6212 - Regarding assessments for lands occupied, used, or under the jurisdiction of a state agency.
  7. SB 6371 - Removing the requirement that candidates and authorized political committees must file contribution and expenditure reports electronically.

Executive:  
  1. SB 6026 - Concerning county financial actions for a concluded fiscal year.
  2. SB 6114 - Revising local government treasury practices and procedures.

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

Committee Meeting Documents
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Governmental Operations* -  01/30/14  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/29/2014 at 10:46 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6200 - Concerning the Washington state historical society. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  2. SB 6289 - Allowing county treasurers to accept partial payments of property taxes in any amount at any time without previous agreement if payments are made by electronic payment and subjecting certain interest, penalties, and costs associated with delinquent property tax payments to usury limitations.
  3. SB 6303 - Modifying withdrawal of candidacy provisions.
  4. SB 6315 - Providing for the creation of a less than countywide port district within a county containing no port districts.
  5. SB 6183 - Requiring public employee collective bargaining sessions to be open meetings.
  6. SB 5520 - Establishing a regional fire protection service authority formation process for cities.

Executive:  
  1. SB 6289 - Allowing county treasurers to accept partial payments of property taxes in any amount at any time without previous agreement if payments are made by electronic payment and subjecting certain interest, penalties, and costs associated with delinquent property tax payments to usury limitations.
  2. SB 6315 - Providing for the creation of a less than countywide port district within a county containing no port districts.
  3. SB 6007 - Clarifying the exemption in the public records act for customer information held by public utilities.
  4. SB 6078 - Recognizing "Native American Heritage Day."
  5. ESB 6194 - Providing a process for county legislative authorities to withdraw from voluntary planning under the growth management act.
  6. SB 6212 - Regarding assessments for lands occupied, used, or under the jurisdiction of a state agency.
  7. SB 6217 - Addressing the disclosure of global positioning system data by law enforcement officers.
  8. SB 6059 - Concerning charges for scanning public records.
  9. SB 6006 - Concerning the treatment of population enumeration data, including exempting it from public inspection and copying.
  10. SB 5987 - Providing an additional method for water-sewer districts to disburse funds.

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.

Committee Meeting Documents
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Health Care -  01/28/14  10:00 am

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6228 - Concerning transparency tools for consumer information on health care cost and quality. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  2. SB 6283 - Clarifying the practice of a phlebotomist.
  3. SB 6284 - Regarding expenditures from the public health supplemental account.
  4. SB 6050 - Concerning communication of mammographic breast density information to patients.
  5. SB 6122 - Concerning long-term planning for developmental disabilities services.

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.

Committee Meeting Documents
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Health Care* -  01/30/14  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/28/2014 at 1:57 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6016 - Concerning continuity of care for enrollees in the Washington health benefit exchange during grace periods. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  2. SB 6304 - Preserving patient and practitioner freedom to obtain and provide health care by prohibiting unfair and deceptive practices in contracting for and managing health care delivery under health plans.
  3. SB 6265 - Concerning state and local agencies that obtain patient health care information.
  4. SB 6124 - Developing a state Alzheimer's plan. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  5. SB 6137 - Regulating pharmacy benefit managers and pharmacy audits.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. SB 5602 - Creating a silver alert system.
  2. SB 5931 - Clarifying the requirements for health plans offered outside of the exchange.
  3. SB 6050 - Concerning communication of mammographic breast density information to patients.
  4. SB 6122 - Concerning long-term planning for developmental disabilities services.
  5. SB 6138 - Allowing the Washington state dental quality assurance commission to adopt rules regarding credential renewal requirements for dental professionals.
  6. SB 6283 - Clarifying the practice of a phlebotomist.
  7. SB 6284 - Regarding expenditures from the public health supplemental account.
  8. SB 6297 - Requiring the department of health to develop and make available resources for pregnant women regarding childhood immunizations.
  9. SB 6298 - Creating the breastfeeding-friendly Washington designation for hospitals.
  10. SB 6299 - Requiring the department of health to develop and make available resources for pregnant women regarding prenatal nutrition.
  11. SB 6132 - Allowing medicare supplemental insurance premiums to be deducted from the calculation of disposable income for the purpose of qualifying for senior property tax programs.

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. Other business.

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Higher Education* -  01/28/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/27/2014 at 3:11 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SGA 9309 - Jay A Reich, Member, State Board for Community and Technical Colleges.
  2. SGA 9295 - Amy L McCoy, Member, Board of Trustees, Central Washington University.

Work Session:  
  1. Overview of precollege courses and related initiatives.
  2. SGA 9309 - Jay A Reich, Member, State Board for Community and Technical Colleges

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6083 - Concerning precollege placement measures.
  2. SB 6362 - Creating efficiencies for institutions of higher education.

Executive Session:  
  1. SB 6042 - Establishing an incentive-based methodology of distributing state appropriations to public four-year institutions of higher education.
  2. SGA 9206 - Steven R Hill, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 6 (Seattle, So. Seattle, and No. Seattle Community Colleges).
  3. SGA 9234 - Jeffrey Charbonneau, Member, Washington State Student Achievement Council.
  4. SGA 9257 - Catherine P D'Ambrosio, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 7 (Shoreline Community College).
  5. SGA 9259 - Maud Daudon, Member, Washington State Student Achievement Council.
  6. SGA 9276 - Lillian Hunter, Member, Board of Trustees, Technical College District #28, (Bates).
  7. SGA 9278 - John Jessop, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 23 (Edmonds Community College).
  8. SGA 9288 - Thomas W Lux, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 7 (Shoreline Community College).
  9. SGA 9300 - Rai Nauman Mumtaz, Member, Washington State Student Achievement Council.
  10. SGA 9295 - Amy L McCoy, Member, Board of Trustees, Central Washington University
  11. SGA 9309 - Jay A Reich, Member, State Board for Community and Technical Colleges

Other business.

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Higher Education* -  01/30/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/30/2014 at 12:21 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SGA 9270 - Claire Grace, Member, Higher Education Facilities Authority.
  2. SGA 9235 - Frederick Goldberg, Member, Board of Trustees, The Evergreen State College.

Work Session:  
  1. Overview of cost of attendance and financial aid options at a research university, regional university, community college, and private university.
  2. Overview of student loans.

Public Hearing:  SB 6358 - Requiring institutions of higher education to provide certain financial aid information to admitted and prospective students.

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.

Committee Meeting Documents
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Human Services & Corrections -  01/28/14  10:00 am

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6234 - Concerning compliance with inspections of child care facilities.
  2. SB 6261 - Concerning statements made by juveniles during assessments or screenings for mental health or chemical dependency treatment.
  3. SB 6311 - Concerning involuntary medication for maintaining the level of restoration in jail.
  4. SB 6312 - Concerning state purchasing of mental health and chemical dependency treatment services.

Executive:  
  1. SB 5965 - Concerning sexually violent predators.
  2. SB 6069 - Modifying community custody conditions for sex offenders.
  3. SB 6095 - Concerning background checks for persons with whom dependent children are placed.
  4. SB 6181 - Concerning child care subsidies and child support enforcement services.
  5. SB 6101 - Concerning extended foster care services.

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

Committee Meeting Documents
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Human Services & Corrections* -  01/30/14  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/23/2014 at 8:56 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SSB 5064 - Concerning persons sentenced for offenses committed prior to reaching eighteen years of age.
  2. ESSB 5735 - Concerning registered sex or kidnapping offenders.
  3. SB 6211 - Concerning the termination of basic food benefits to incarcerated persons.
  4. SB 6390 - Forming the juvenile sentencing task force to review and make recommendations regarding juvenile sentencing matters.
  5. SB 6257 - Ordering the caseload forecast council to publish sentencing information concerning racial disproportionality.

Executive:  SB 6126 - Concerning representation of children in dependency matters.

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.

Committee Meeting Documents
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Law & Justice -  01/29/14  1:30 pm

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. SI 591 - Protect our gun rights.
  2. SI 594 - Gun sales background check.

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

Committee Meeting Documents
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Law & Justice* -  01/31/14  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/26/2014 at 11:03 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SJR 8215 - Amending the state Constitution so that only persons who are qualified voters in a county are elected or appointed to the office of judge of the superior court for that county.
  2. SB 5956 - Concerning short-barreled rifles.
  3. SB 6198 - Protecting sport shooting ranges.
  4. SB 6066 - Allowing for the restoration of firearms rights under certain conditions.
  5. SB 6433 - Prohibiting discrimination by an individual or entity on the basis of creed.
  6. SB 6314 - Asserting that submission of DNA markers to a database be accessible only to qualified laboratory personnel.
  7. SB 6118 - Protecting citizens from the application of foreign laws that would result in a violation of a constitutional right.

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

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Natural Resources & Parks* -  01/28/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/24/2014 at 5:32 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6185 - Concerning floating houses in harbor areas.
  2. SB 6199 - Addressing wildfires caused by incendiary devices.
  3. SB 6246 - Designating Washington's shoreline as a state maritime heritage area.
  4. SB 6281 - Ensuring an effective hunter education program.
  5. SB 6287 - Concerning a pilot program for cougar control.

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

Committee Meeting Documents
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Natural Resources & Parks* -  01/30/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/27/2014 at 8:31 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6446 - Concerning payments in lieu of taxes on county game lands.
  2. SB 6450 - Concerning on-water dwellings.
  3. SGA 9261 - Loretta S Dekay, Member, Columbia River Gorge Commission.
  4. SGA 9225 - Nancy Biery, Member, Salmon Recovery Funding Board.
  5. SGA 9281 - Robert F Kehoe, Member, Fish and Wildlife Commission.
  6. SGA 9245 - Elizabeth W Bloomfield, Member, Recreation and Conservation Funding Board.

Executive:  
  1. SB 6041 - Regarding fish and wildlife law enforcement.
  2. SB 6193 - Modifying provisions of the code that deal with migratory birds.
  3. SB 6207 - Providing fee immunity for certain water facilities.
  4. SB 6246 - Designating Washington's shoreline as a state maritime heritage area.
  5. SB 6281 - Ensuring an effective hunter education program.
  6. ESB 6031 - Concerning lake and beach management districts.
  7. SB 6180 - Consolidating designated forest lands and open space timber lands for ease of administration.
  8. SB 6076 - Concerning the maintenance and operations of parks and recreational land acquired through the conservation futures program.
  9. SB 6185 - Concerning floating houses in harbor areas.
  10. SB 6199 - Addressing wildfires caused by incendiary devices.
  11. SB 6039 - Ensuring hunter safety.
  12. SB 6072 - Providing for a biennial update on forage fish.

There will be no public testimony taken on Senate Gubernatorial Appointments. However, you may submit written comments to staff. Staff will distribute the comments to committee members. Please submit comments to Joseph.Parrino@leg.wa.gov. Possible executive session on bills heard in committee. Other business.

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Trade & Economic Development -  01/28/14  8:00 am

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

Work Session:  Developing Bilateral Trade Opportunities with Countries in South America, Europe, and Asia.

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6188 - Dedicating a portion of state sales tax revenues derived from certain short-term major public events for county economic development use.
  2. SB 6169 - Changing membership provisions of the Washington economic development finance authority.
  3. SB 6045 - Promoting economic development through enhancing transparency and predictability of state agency permitting and review processes.

Executive Session:  SB 6045 - Promoting economic development through enhancing transparency and predictability of state agency permitting and review processes.

Other business.

Committee Meeting Documents
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Trade & Economic Development* -  01/30/14  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/29/2014 at 4:08 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6096 - Providing for property tax exemption for the value of new construction of industrial/manufacturing facilities in targeted urban areas.
  2. SB 6355 - Concerning projects of statewide significance for economic development and transportation.
  3. SJM 8011 - Concerning international trade policy reforms.
  4. SB 6267 - Concerning high-technology research and development tax incentives.
  5. SB 6430 - Extending tax preferences for high-technology research and development.

Executive Session:  
  1. SB 6318 - Providing greater small business assistance by modifying the filing threshold for business and occupation tax purposes.
  2. SB 6182 - Establishing a tax credit for employers participating in the apprenticeship program.
  3. SB 6175 - Modifying the tax appeal process.
  4. SB 6169 - Changing membership provisions of the Washington economic development finance authority.
  5. SGA 9204 - Brian Bonlender, Director, Department of Commerce.

Other business.

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Transportation* -  01/28/14  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/27/2014 at 5:01 PM

Work Session:  Disadvantaged Business Enterprises - Washington State Department of Transportation & Office of Minority and Women's Business Enterprises.

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6054 - Regarding aeronautic safety. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  2. SB 6171 - Creating passenger-only ferry service districts. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  3. SB 6216 - Allowing certain counties to assume the administrative duties of a county ferry district. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)

Executive:  SB 5957 - Concerning the renewal of parking privileges for persons with disabilities.

If draft bills, proposed substitutes, or striking amendments are to be heard, they can be obtained by committee staff or on the committee's website, http://www.leg.wa.gov/Senate/Committees/TRAN/Pages/default.aspx, as soon as they are available. Possible executive session on bills heard in committee. Other business.

Committee Meeting Documents
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Transportation* -  01/29/14  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/27/2014 at 5:01 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6150 - Concerning Medal of Honor special license plates. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  2. SB 6109 - Concerning the processing of certain motor vehicle-related violations applicable to rental cars.
  3. SB 6280 - Concerning department of transportation numbers for commercial motor vehicles. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  4. SB 6296 - Requiring an electric motorcycle registration renewal fee.

Executive:  
  1. SB 6216 - Allowing certain counties to assume the administrative duties of a county ferry district.
  2. SB 6171 - Creating passenger-only ferry service districts.
  3. SB 5886 - Concerning the sale of certain department of transportation surplus property.

If draft bills, proposed substitutes, or striking amendments are to be heard, they can be obtained by committee staff or on the committee's website, http://www.leg.wa.gov/Senate/Committees/TRAN/Pages/default.aspx, as soon as they are available. Possible executive session on bills heard in committee. Other business.

Committee Meeting Documents
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Transportation -  01/30/14  3:30 pm

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

Work Session:  Oversize load permits and Skagit River Bridge update - Washington State Department of Transportation.

Public Hearing:  SB 5944 - Concerning special permits and signage for certain overheight or overwidth vehicle loads.

Executive:  
  1. SB 6054 - Regarding aeronautic safety.
  2. SB 6109 - Concerning the processing of certain motor vehicle-related violations applicable to rental cars.
  3. SB 6150 - Concerning Medal of Honor special license plates.
  4. SB 6227 - Enhancing public safety by reducing distracted driving incidents caused by the use of personal wireless communications devices.
  5. SB 6280 - Concerning department of transportation numbers for commercial motor vehicles.
  6. SB 6296 - Requiring an electric motorcycle registration renewal fee.

Possible executive session on bills heard in committee. 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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Ways & Means* -  01/28/14  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/28/2014 at 1:35 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6340 - Aligning student transportation formulas with 2013 session laws.
  2. SB 6151 - Concerning the creation of cultural access authorities.
  3. SSB 5973 - Creating the community forest trust account.
  4. SB 6274 - Providing oversight of state agency tortious conduct through legislative hearings.
  5. SJR 8213 - Amending the Constitution to require a two-thirds majority vote of the legislature to raise taxes.
  6. SB 6321 - Removing the statutory provision that allows members of plan 3 of the public employees' retirement system, school employees' retirement system, and teachers' retirement system to select a new contribution rate option each year.
  7. SB 6328 - Concerning deferred compensation plans.
  8. SB 6333 - Concerning tax statute clarifications, simplifications, and technical corrections.
  9. SB 6352 - Providing an exemption for certain lodging services from the convention and trade center tax.

Executive Session:  
  1. SB 6102 - Transferring certain state sales and use taxes collected on state highway projects to the connecting Washington account.
  2. SB 6201 - Creating an optional life annuity benefit for plan 2 members of the law enforcement officers' and firefighters' retirement system.
  3. SB 6259 - Providing a reduced public utility tax for log transportation businesses.

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

Committee Meeting Documents
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Ways & Means* -  01/29/14  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/29/2014 at 2:05 PM

Work Session:  
  1. Update on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
  2. Progress report on the Health Benefit Exchange.

Other business.

Committee Meeting Documents
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Ways & Means* -  01/30/14  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/29/2014 at 5:36 PM

Work Session:  
  1. Trends in construction costs.
  2. Capital budget cost drivers:
    1. Prevailing wages.
    2. High performance buildings.
    3. Project scope and durability.
  3. Construction costs panel.

Executive Session:  
  1. SB 6340 - Aligning student transportation formulas with 2013 session laws.
  2. SSB 5973 - Creating the community forest trust account.
  3. SB 6274 - Providing oversight of state agency tortious conduct through legislative hearings.
  4. SB 6321 - Removing the statutory provision that allows members of plan 3 of the public employees' retirement system, school employees' retirement system, and teachers' retirement system to select a new contribution rate option each year.
  5. SB 6151 - Concerning the creation of cultural access authorities.
  6. SB 6333 - Concerning tax statute clarifications, simplifications, and technical corrections.
  7. SB 6352 - Providing an exemption for certain lodging services from the convention and trade center tax.

Other business.

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