Agenda for January 28 to February 3, 2013

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 -  01/28/13  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.



Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development -  01/29/13  10:00 am

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5199 - Concerning de facto changes in water rights for irrigation purposes that involved conversion to more efficient irrigation technologies.
  2. SB 5200 - Concerning consolidating a new exempt withdrawal of groundwater into an existing public water system.
  3. SB 5219 - Retaining water resources to assure the vitality of local economies.
  4. SB 5222 - Concerning industrial hemp.

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

Other business.



Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development -  01/31/13  10:00 am

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

Public Hearing:  SB 5071 - Concerning the relinquishment of a water right.

Work Session:  
  1. Report by the Walla Walla Watershed Management Partnership.
  2. Status report on federal funding of Washington State University Agricultural Research programs.

Executive:  SB 5222 - Concerning industrial hemp.

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.



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

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

REVISED on 1/29/2013 at 7:56 AM

Work Session:  Work session on teen employment.

Public Hearing:  SB 5275 - Allowing employers to pay a training wage for a specified period of time.

Executive Session:  
  1. 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.
  2. SB 5077 - Making technical corrections to certain gender-based terms.

Other business.



Commerce & Labor* -  02/01/13  8:00 am

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

MEETING CANCELLED.



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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.



Early Learning & K-12 Education* -  01/30/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/28/2013 at 9:40 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5328 - Creating a school-grading program that relies on the accountability index. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  2. SB 5329 - Creating the state superintendent school district.
  3. SB 5237 - Establishing accountability for student performance in third grade.
  4. SB 5243 - Establishing policies to support academic acceleration for high school students.

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



Early Learning & K-12 Education* -  02/01/13  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/31/2013 at 8:45 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5243 - Establishing policies to support academic acceleration for high school students.
  2. SB 5104 - Placing epinephrine autoinjectors in schools.
  3. SB 5197 - Requiring additional safety features in school construction and remodeling. (Hearing is on the proposed substitute.)
  4. SB 5094 - Requiring notification of sex offenders attending schools.
  5. SB 5242 - Requiring policies regarding assignment of certificated instructional staff.

The Proposed Substitute is posted 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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Energy, Environment & Telecommunications* -  01/29/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/24/2013 at 9:55 AM

Work Session:  
  1. The taxation of telecommunication services: Department of Revenue.
  2. Panel of telecommunications companies.

Other business.



Energy, Environment & Telecommunications* -  01/30/13  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/30/2013 at 3:30 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5351 - Creating a state universal communications service program.
  2. S-0577.3 - Concerning telecommunications tax parity.
  3. SB 5422 - Concerning telecommunications tax parity.

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



Energy, Environment & Telecommunications* -  01/31/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/28/2013 at 4:10 PM

Work Session:  Presentations from the Fourth Annual Clean Energy Independence Day:
  1. Tri-Cities Mid-Columbia Energy Initiative (MCEI).
  2. Accelerating Innovation in the Energy Sector: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  3. Small modular reactors and overview of Columbia Generating Station: Energy Northwest.


Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5098 - Regarding wireless communications structures.
  2. SB 5154 - Exempting from business and occupation tax certain amounts received by cooperative finance organizations.

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



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Financial Institutions, Housing & Insurance* -  01/29/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/29/2013 at 11:31 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5207 - Addressing the consumer loan act.
  2. SB 5191 - Concerning the owner of a beneficial interest in real property. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  3. SB 5312 - Authorizing small consumer installment loans.

Executive Session:  
  1. SB 5113 - Concerning the enforcement of speed limits on roads within condominium associations.
  2. SB 5083 - Concerning the display of political yard signs in homeowners' associations.
  3. SB 5082 - Concerning exchange facilitator requirements.
  4. SB 5095 - Providing proof of financial responsibility for motor vehicle operation.

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://leg.wa.gov/Senate/Committees/FIHI/Pages/default.aspx, as soon as they are available. Other business.



Financial Institutions, Housing & Insurance* -  01/31/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/28/2013 at 3:51 PM

Work Session:  Washington State's Financial Cluster Study Report.

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5065 - Regulating the settling of certain insurer transactions.
  2. SB 5168 - Removing the insurance premium tax credit under the Washington insurance guaranty association act.
  3. SB 5008 - Addressing portable electronics insurance (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute).
  4. SB 5208 - Addressing fees and semiannual assessments, powers, lending limits, and technical amendments related to state-chartered banks, savings banks, savings associations, and trust companies.
  5. SB 5344 - Revising state statutes concerning trusts.

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 -  01/28/13  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.



Governmental Operations* -  01/29/13  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/28/2013 at 11:57 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5025 - Providing that a proclamation of a state of emergency is effective upon the governor's signature.
  2. SB 5145 - Allowing fire departments to develop a community assistance referral and education services program.
  3. SB 5110 - Regarding local government purchasing.
  4. SB 5291 - Concerning the signing and receipt of ballots.

Executive:  
  1. SB 5145 - Allowing fire departments to develop a community assistance referral and education services program.
  2. SB 5013 - Requiring a vote of the people before all annexations.
  3. SB 5019 - Concerning the use of public resources by office holders during campaigns.
  4. SB 5027 - Requiring prepaid postage for primary and general election ballots.
  5. SB 5061 - Addressing a veteran's preference for the purpose of public employment.
  6. SB 5068 - Concerning the annexation of property owned by the state for military purposes.
  7. SB 5088 - Concerning the equal distribution of votes within certain taxing districts.
  8. ESB 5121 - Concerning the restoration of collector vehicles.
  9. ESB 5099 - Concerning fuel usage of publicly owned vehicles, vessels, and construction equipment.
  10. 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.



Governmental Operations -  01/31/13  10:00 am

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5257 - Modifying time frames applicable to certain public disclosure commission requirements.
  2. SB 5258 - Aggregating the cost of related ballot measure advertisements for purposes of top five sponsor identification requirements.

Executive Session:  
  1. SB 5002 - Concerning mosquito control districts.
  2. SB 5025 - Providing that a proclamation of a state of emergency is effective upon the governor's signature.
  3. SB 5257 - Modifying time frames applicable to certain public disclosure commission requirements.
  4. SB 5110 - Regarding local government purchasing.
  5. SB 5258 - Aggregating the cost of related ballot measure advertisements for purposes of top five sponsor identification requirements.

Work Session:  Overview of a new feature to allow public comments on bills through the legislative website.

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.



Health Care* -  01/29/13  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/24/2013 at 1:23 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5017 - Eliminating the certificate of need review for all health care facilities except hospitals.
  2. SB 5225 - Exempting public hospital districts from certificate of need requirements.
  3. SB 5092 - Providing an exemption from continuing competency requirements for registered nurses who seek advanced nursing degrees.

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



Health Care* -  01/31/13  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/25/2013 at 4:48 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5144 - Modifying medical assistant provisions.
  2. SB 5148 - Allowing for redistribution of medications under certain conditions.
  3. SB 5215 - Providing that health care professional licensees may not be required to participate in any public or private third-party reimbursement program. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)

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



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Higher Education* -  01/29/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/24/2013 at 9:07 AM

Work Session:  Overview of what industry needs from our students and institutions of higher education:
  1. Update from the Washington Roundtable.
  2. Overview from industry representatives.


Other business.



Higher Education* -  01/31/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/24/2013 at 9:07 AM

Work Session:  Higher education's response to industry needs:
  1. Public baccalaureate institutions.
  2. Community and technical colleges.
  3. Private and independent institutions.


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.



Human Services & Corrections* -  01/29/13  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/28/2013 at 2:04 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5122 - Concerning patient and staff safety at state hospitals.
  2. SB 5150 - Creating a task force to examine reform of the mental health system.
  3. SB 5151 - Authorizing criminal defendants to plead "guilty and mentally ill."
  4. SB 5176 - Addressing criminal incompetency and civil commitment.

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



Human Services & Corrections* -  01/31/13  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/30/2013 at 2:52 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5105 - Asserting conditions under which the department of corrections provides rental vouchers to a registered sex offender (Hearing is on the proposed substitute).
  2. SB 5140 - Limiting alternatives to confinement for certain offenders who violate terms of community custody.
  3. SB 5177 - Creating an office of corrections ombuds.
  4. SB 5175 - Concerning sexual assault protection orders.

The Proposed Substitute is posted on the Committee's website at: http://www.leg.wa.gov/Senate/Committees/HSC/Pages/default.aspx and are also available from committee staff. 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.



Law & Justice* -  01/30/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/29/2013 at 3:54 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5102 - Concerning veterinarian immunity from liability when reporting suspected animal cruelty.
  2. SB 5100 - Addressing the statute of limitations for sexual abuse against a child. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  3. SB 5048 - Concerning notice against trespass.
  4. SB 5149 - Concerning crimes against pharmacies.

Executive Session:  SB 5010 - Establishing that courts may order an offender to refrain from the consumption of marijuana as a part of community custody conditions.

The proposed substitute is available from committee staff or on the committee's website, http://www.leg.wa.gov/Senate/Committees/LAW/Pages/default.aspx, as soon as they are available. Other business.



Law & Justice* -  02/01/13  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/24/2013 at 11:33 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5178 - Modifying organized retail theft provisions.
  2. SB 5165 - Increasing the authority of superior court commissioners to hear and determine certain matters.
  3. SB 5119 - Creating a sentence enhancement for body armor.
  4. SB 5272 - Modifying provisions in the forms for traffic infraction notices.
  5. SB 5183 - Concerning financing statements to perfect security interests.
  6. SB 5256 - Concerning the confidentiality of certain autopsy and postmortem reports and records.
  7. SB 5162 - Prohibiting a child custody award to a suspect in an active murder investigation.

Executive:  
  1. SB 5102 - Concerning veterinarian immunity from liability when reporting suspected animal cruelty.
  2. SB 5136 - Concerning electronic presentment of claims against the state arising out of tortious conduct.
  3. ESB 5048 - Concerning notice against trespass.

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



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Natural Resources & Parks -  01/29/13  1:30 pm

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

Work Session:  Implementation of the Wolf Conservation & Management Plan.

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5079 - Providing compensation for damage to livestock caused by wolves.
  2. SB 5187 - Protecting livestock against predator attacks.
  3. SB 5188 - Addressing imminent threats to commercial livestock caused by wolves.
  4. SB 5193 - Concerning large wild carnivore conflict management.

Other business.



Natural Resources & Parks* -  01/31/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/28/2013 at 4:14 PM

Work Session:  Elk management & agricultural damage.

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5212 - Expanding membership of the Washington state horse park authority.
  2. SB 5137 - Concerning department of fish and wildlife license suspensions.
  3. SB 5081 - Regarding unlawful trade in shark fins.

Other business.



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Trade & Economic Development* -  01/29/13  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/28/2013 at 9:45 AM

Work Session:  Washington Economic Development Commission Presentations:
  1. Comprehensive Statewide Economic Development Strategy.
  2. Measuring the performance of state economic development programs.
  3. Getting more value out of economic development programs and priorities.


Committee work session presentations can be found online after the hearing has begun via the Committee Meeting Documents at http://www.leg.wa.gov/Senate/Committees/TRED/Pages/default.aspx, as soon as they are available. Other business.



Trade & Economic Development -  01/31/13  8:00 am

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

Work Session:  Trade development organizations on international competitiveness.

Committee work session presentations can be found online after the hearing has begun via the Committee Meeting Documents at http://www.leg.wa.gov/Senate/Committees/TRED/Pages/default.aspx, as soon as they are available. Other business.



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Transportation* -  01/29/13  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/24/2013 at 5:32 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5152 - Creating Seattle Sounders FC and Seattle Seahawks special license plates.
  2. SB 5030 - Extending the Chinook scenic byway.
  3. SB 5086 - Establishing a joint safety rest area demonstration project.
  4. SB 5066 - Authorizing certain local authorities to establish maximum speed limits on certain nonarterial highways.
  5. SB 5274 - Concerning private motorcycle skills education programs.
  6. SJM 8001 - Requesting that Interstate 5 be named the "Purple Heart Trail."

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



Transportation -  01/30/13  3:30 pm

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5051 - Authorizing online driver's education for the classroom portion of traffic safety education courses.
  2. SB 5093 - Concerning a transportation benefit district vehicle fee.
  3. SB 5161 - Authorizing certain eligible family members of United States armed forces members who died while in service or as a result of service to apply for gold star license plates.
  4. SB 5050 - Authorizing tow truck operators to carry passengers in a vehicle attached to a flatbed tow truck under certain situations.

Work Session:  Driver's license updates- Department of Licensing:
  1. Driver training school- driver's license testing.
  2. REAL ID.
  3. New federal commercial driver's license requirements.


Executive:  
  1. SB 5152 - Creating Seattle Sounders FC and Seattle Seahawks special license plates.
  2. SB 5030 - Extending the Chinook scenic byway.
  3. SJM 8001 - Requesting that Interstate 5 be named the "Purple Heart Trail."

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



Transportation* -  01/31/13  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/24/2013 at 5:36 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5141 - Allowing motorcycles to stop and proceed through traffic control signals under certain conditions.
  2. SB 5142 - Incorporating motorcycles into certain transportation planning.
  3. SB 5143 - Limiting mandatory motorcycle helmet use to persons under the age of eighteen.
  4. SB 5263 - Concerning motorcycles overtaking and passing pedestrians and bicyclists.

Work Session:  "Council on State Debt" proposal- impacts on state transportation financing (Office of State Treasurer).

Possible executive session on bills heard in committee. Other business. Public hearing limited to 90 minutes.



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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.



Ways & Means* -  01/29/13  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/28/2013 at 5:48 PM

Work Session - Long Term Care and Developmental Disabilities::  
  1. Overview of Long Term Care and Developmental Disabilities program.
  2. Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS): Governor's Budget Proposal.
  3. Stakeholders.

Other business.



Ways & Means* -  01/30/13  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/24/2013 at 10:21 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5072 - Concerning a sales and use tax exemption for disabled veterans and members of the armed forces for certain equipment and services that assist physically challenged persons to safely operate a motor vehicle.
  2. SB 5103 - Concerning grants for community outdoor and indoor athletic facilities.
  3. SB 5132 - Concerning the disclosure of estimated debt service costs.
  4. SB 5138 - Creating a council on state debt.

Work Session:  Capital Budget Overview.

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



Ways & Means* -  01/31/13  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/30/2013 at 2:31 PM

Work Session:  
  1. Corrections Overview.
  2. Criminal Justice Trends and Cost Effectiveness.
  3. Agency key issues and recommendations.
  4. Stakeholders - key issues and recommendations.
  5. Fiscal Impact of State Tort Liability.

Other business.



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