Agenda for Tuesday, January 29, 2013

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 -  01/29/13  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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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