Agenda for Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Senate Committees

Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development Energy, Environment & Telecommunications
Financial Institutions, Housing & Insurance Governmental Operations
Health Care Higher Education
Human Services & Corrections Natural Resources & Parks
Trade & Economic Development Transportation
Ways & Means

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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:  Overview of precollege courses and related initiatives.

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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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