Agenda for Monday, January 30, 2012

Senate Committees

Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development Early Learning & K-12 Education
Economic Development, Trade & Innovation Energy, Natural Resources & Marine Waters
Government Operations, Tribal Relations & Elections Health & Long-Term Care
Labor, Commerce & Consumer Protection Transportation
Ways & Means

Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development* -  01/30/12  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/27/2012 at 3:49 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6512 - Regarding irrigation and rehabilitation district administration.
  2. SB 5631 - Concerning miscellaneous provisions regulated by the department of agriculture.
  3. SB 6431 - Harmonizing federal exemptions for agriculture practices with state law.
  4. SB 6484 - Regarding livestock inspections.

Executive Session:  
  1. Bills previously heard in committee.
  2. SB 6026 - Maintaining and enhancing the viability of agriculture.
  3. SB 6217 - Regarding irrigation district administration.
  4. SB 6156 - Regarding wine producer liens.
  5. SB 6303 - Authorizing an optional system of rates and charges for conservation districts.

Other business.



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

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

REVISED on 1/27/2012 at 4:44 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6314 - Regarding the statewide high school assessment in science. (Hearing is on a Proposed Substitute.)
  2. SB 6449 - Creating the high-quality early learning act. (Hearing is on a Proposed Substitute.)
  3. SB 6532 - Implementing a voluntary quality rating and improvement system for child care centers and early learning programs.

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



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Economic Development, Trade & Innovation* -  01/30/12  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/30/2012 at 11:08 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6405 - Concerning the Washington service corps.
  2. SB 6541 - Regarding the use of workforce investment funds for layoff aversion.
  3. SB 6540 - Creating a business and occupation tax credit for hiring certain persons in manufacturing.
  4. SB 6327 - Creating a business and occupation tax exemption for new businesses.
  5. SJM 8016 - Encouraging the beyond the border action plan on perimeter security and economic competitiveness and the action plan on regulatory cooperation between the United States and Canada.

Executive Session:  
  1. SB 5737 - Promoting economic development by establishing an intuitive trade assistance web portal.
  2. SB 5808 - Concerning innovative industries for economic development.
  3. SB 5982 - Creating the joint center for aerospace technology innovation.
  4. SB 6023 - Creating the permit efficiency and accountability committee to select priority economic recovery projects for review by multiagency permitting teams.
  5. SB 6141 - Creating a lifelong learning program.
  6. SB 6142 - Changing agency regulatory practices.
  7. SB 6289 - Facilitating self-employment training.
  8. SB 6355 - Concerning associate development organizations.
  9. SB 6356 - Concerning an interagency work group on establishing a single portal for Washington businesses.
  10. SB 6359 - Modifying provisions related to the office of regulatory assistance.
  11. SB 6373 - Concerning economic development by requiring performance audits of certain permit practices by the state auditor.
  12. SB 6140 - Concerning local economic development financing.

Other business.



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Energy, Natural Resources & Marine Waters* -  01/30/12  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/30/2012 at 3:46 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6353 - Concerning the application of chapter 80.50 RCW to the construction, reconstruction, or modification of certain electrical transmission facilities.
  2. SB 6385 - Extending the tenure of the habitat and recreation lands coordinating group.
  3. SB 6398 - Regarding energy efficient buildings.
  4. SB 6441 - Authorizing grants to the successful pilot programs implementing RCW 70.260.020.

Executive Session:  
  1. SB 6188 - Clarifying procedures for appealing the adoption of a local shoreline master program by ensuring consistency with existing procedural provisions of the growth management act, chapter 36.70A RCW, the administrative procedure act, chapter 34.05 RCW, and the state environmental policy act, chapter 43.21C RCW.
  2. SB 6168 - Setting a deadline for developing guidance for the siting of renewable energy facilities in the state's marine waters.
  3. SB 6220 - Regarding the effective date of RCW 19.122.130, from the underground utility damage prevention act.
  4. SB 6238 - Revising provisions concerning regulation of aviation biofuels production.
  5. SB 6144 - Authorizing the department of natural resources to provide wildfire protection services for public lands managed by state agencies.
  6. SB 6263 - Facilitating marine management planning.

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



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Government Operations, Tribal Relations & Elections* -  01/30/12  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/27/2012 at 1:27 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6165 - Creating flexible conservation futures taxing districts.
  2. SB 6190 - Addressing the designation of urban growth areas.
  3. SB 6192 - Defining sprawl and low-density sprawl under the growth management act.
  4. SB 6193 - Requiring counties to use the middle range population projection for growth management purposes.
  5. SB 6198 - Centralizing the authority and responsibility for the development, process, and oversight of state procurement of goods and services. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  6. SB 6332 - Expanding availability of the competitive grant program for arts and cultural facilities.
  7. SB 6363 - Addressing the mobilization of all risk resources during an emergency. (Hearing is on Proposed Substitute.)
  8. SB 6009 - Regarding ethics in public service. (Hearing is on Proposed Substitute.)

Executive Session:  
  1. SB 6175 - Establishing a government-to-government relationship between state government and federally recognized Indian tribes.
  2. SB 5995 - Authorizing urban growth area boundary modifications for industrial land.
  3. SB 6043 - Prohibiting cemetery districts from selling certain memorial markers if private retailers or wholesalers of these markers are located within fifty miles of the district.
  4. SB 6250 - Clarifying the definition of leasehold interest.
  5. SB 6282 - Revising requirements for the registration of international student visitor exchange programs.
  6. SB 6127 - Extending the time period for voter registration.
  7. SB 6128 - Allowing eligible youth at least sixteen years of age to register to vote.
  8. SB 6180 - Reducing costs and inefficiencies in elections.
  9. SB 6290 - Concerning military spouses or registered domestic partners occupational licensing status during deployment or placement outside Washington state.
  10. SB 6383 - Regarding Washington interscholastic activities association penalties.
  11. SB 6430 - Transferring aerial search and rescue activities from the aviation division of the department of transportation to the state military department.
  12. SB 6527 - Regulating cellular telephone use by state employees.

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/GO/Pages/default.aspx, as soon as they are available. Other business.



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Health & Long-Term Care* -  01/30/12  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/27/2012 at 8:27 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6307 - Concerning nursing staffing practices at hospitals.
  2. SB 6241 - Limiting prescription drug cost-sharing obligations and out-of-pocket expenses.
  3. SB 6360 - Creating the Washington health care cost commission.
  4. SB 6517 - Regarding hospital financing and tax preference eligibility.

Possible Executive Session:  Bills previously heard in committee.

Other business.



Health & Long-Term Care* -  01/30/12  6:00 pm

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

REVISED on 1/30/2012 at 3:36 PM

Public Hearing:  SB 6360 - Creating the Washington health care cost commission.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. SB 5247 - Determining health insurance rates by comparing premiums and benefits.
  2. SB 6103 - Requiring registration of reflexologists.
  3. SB 6178 - Implementing the affordable care act.
  4. SB 6185 - Concerning health plan coverage for the voluntary termination of a pregnancy.
  5. SB 6227 - Establishing a medicaid fraud hotline.
  6. SB 6265 - Addressing the medical use of cannabis.
  7. SB 6270 - Providing that health care professional licensees may not be required to participate in any public or private third-party reimbursement program.
  8. SB 6391 - Repealing the requirement for a study and report concerning direct practices that the office of the insurance commissioner must provide to the legislature.
  9. SB 6429 - Promoting state employee wellness and productivity.
  10. SB 6442 - Establishing a consolidating purchasing system for public school employees.
  11. SB 6526 - Concerning medicaid cost containment.

Other business.



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Labor, Commerce & Consumer Protection* -  01/30/12  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/26/2012 at 5:02 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6302 - Addressing claim files and compensation under the industrial insurance laws. (Hearing is on Proposed Substitute.)
  2. SB 6415 - Requiring the development of an informational document for use during negotiations for self-insured claims.
  3. SB 6505 - Developing educational materials for assisting employees of self-insured employers entering claim resolution structured settlement agreements.
  4. SB 6421 - Addressing the statement of intent to pay prevailing wages on public works.
  5. SB 6480 - Protecting employers who pay the prevailing wage on public works. (Hearing is on Proposed Substitute.)

Executive Session:  
  1. SB 6076 - Creating a senior center license.
  2. SB 6306 - Increasing the penal sum of a surety bond required to be maintained by an appraisal management company.
  3. SB 6249 - Concerning tanning facilities. (Session is on Proposed Substitute.)
  4. SB 6392 - Establishing a farm internship program.
  5. SB 6133 - Requiring training for eligibility for certain electrician certifications.
  6. SB 6228 - Making employment status discrimination an unfair labor practice. (Session is on Proposed Substitute.)

The Proposed Substitute Bills are available on the committee's website at: http://www.leg.wa.gov/SENATE/COMMITTEES/LCCP/Pages/default.aspx. Possible executive session on bills heard in committee. Other business.



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Transportation* -  01/30/12  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/30/2012 at 1:28 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6149 - Concerning the period of validity and renewal of drivers' licenses and identicards.
  2. SB 6150 - Authorizing the implementation of a facial recognition matching system for drivers' licenses, permits, and identicards.
  3. SB 6349 - Modifying the delivery of notifications to habitual traffic offenders.
  4. SB 6479 - Making technical corrections to certain vehicle and vessel title and registration provisions. (Hearing will be on the proposed substitute.)

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. SB 6034 - Creating "4-H" special license plates.
  2. SB 5990 - Creating state flower special license plates.
  3. SB 6215 - Establishing an optional transportation benefit district rebate program for low-income individuals.
  4. SB 6113 - Concerning the disclosure of personally identifying information on certain transit passes and fare payment media.

The PSSB is posted on the Committee’s website at: http://www.leg.wa.gov/Senate/Committees/TRAN/Pages/default.aspx and is also available from committee staff. Possible executive session on bills heard in committee. Other business.



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Ways & Means* -  01/30/12  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/27/2012 at 4:34 PM

Work Session:  Government Reform and Accountability.

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



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