Agenda for Monday, January 28, 2013

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 -  01/28/13  10:00 am

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5139 - Concerning milk and milk products.
  2. SB 5078 - Modifying the property tax exemption for nonprofit fairs.

Work Session:  Overview of irrigation efficiencies program and how it has been implemented.

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



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Commerce & Labor* -  01/28/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/24/2013 at 4:34 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5159 - Repealing the family and medical leave insurance act.
  2. SB 5160 - Creating a process for administrative reassignment of public employees.
  3. SB 5056 - Allowing a person to apply for a work permit for the employment of minors without completing a new master application under certain circumstances.
  4. SB 5077 - Making technical corrections to certain gender-based terms.

Executive Session:  
  1. SB 5112 - Granting scheduling authority for qualified retrospective rating plan employers and groups.
  2. SB 5124 - Simplifying and adding certainty to the calculation of workers' compensation benefits.
  3. SB 5126 - Concerning recovery for purposes of legal actions under the industrial insurance statutes.
  4. SB 5127 - Amending provisions governing structured settlements by removing age barriers and clarifying legislative intent.
  5. SB 5128 - Addressing compensation for injured workers.

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* -  01/28/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/25/2013 at 4:26 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. Sign in here to testify on all discipline bills: SB 5155, SB 5244, SB 5245, and SB 5301.
  2. SB 5155 - Regarding long-term suspension or expulsion from school.
  3. SB 5244 - Regarding school suspensions and expulsions.
  4. SB 5245 - Regarding the collection of student suspension and expulsion data.
  5. SB 5301 - Regarding student suspension and expulsion.
  6. SB 5117 - Regarding family involvement coordinators in public schools.

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



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Governmental Operations -  01/28/13  10:00 am

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5068 - Concerning the annexation of property owned by the state for military purposes.
  2. SB 5088 - Concerning the equal distribution of votes within certain taxing districts.
  3. SB 5099 - Concerning fuel usage of publicly owned vehicles, vessels, and construction equipment.
  4. SB 5121 - Concerning the restoration of collector vehicles.
  5. SJR 8206 - Amending the Constitution to require emergency clauses only be allowed by amendment to a bill and approved by sixty percent of each house of the legislature.

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



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Health Care -  01/28/13  10:00 am

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

Work Session:  
  1. Carriers - transparency efforts.
  2. Puget Sound Health Alliance - transparency efforts.
  3. Department of Health presentation:
    1. Professional licensing.
    2. Public health.
    3. Professional boards and the disciplinary process.
    4. The Certificate of Need process.

Other business.



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Human Services & Corrections* -  01/28/13  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/24/2013 at 9:27 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5234 - Improving behavioral health services provided to adults in Washington state.
  2. SB 5235 - Modifying the requirements for purchase of care for Indian children.
  3. SB 5118 - Addressing access to original birth certificates after adoption finalization.
  4. SB 5163 - Requiring that child protective service workers be licensed as social workers and bonded.
  5. SB 5170 - Implementing a recommendation of the sunshine committee.

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



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Law & Justice -  01/28/13  1:30 pm

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5059 - Concerning the crime of rendering criminal assistance.
  2. SB 5067 - Concerning will provisions after a testator's marriage or domestic partnership is dissolved, invalidated, or terminated.
  3. SB 5136 - Concerning electronic presentment of claims against the state arising out of tortious conduct.
  4. SB 5135 - Concerning judicial proceedings and forms.

Executive:  SB 5052 - Increasing the number of superior court judges in Whatcom county.

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



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Ways & Means* -  01/28/13  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/25/2013 at 4:32 PM

Work Session:  
  1. State Employee Compensation Budget Issues:
    1. Brief Overview of State Employees, Health Benefits and Pensions.
    2. Review of Collective Bargaining Results and Governor Gregoire's Compensation Proposals.
    3. State of the State's Pension Systems.
    4. Investment Outlook.
  2. Contracting of State Services:
    1. Update on SB 5931 - Central Service Agency Consolidation & Contracting.
    2. Update on Performance-Based Contracting of Child Welfare Services.

Other business.



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