Agenda for Thursday, January 30, 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* -  01/30/14  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/30/2014 at 8:30 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6402 - Defining honey bee products and services as an agricultural product. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  2. SB 5954 - Regarding industrial hemp. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  3. SB 6214 - Concerning industrial hemp production. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)

Executive:  
  1. SB 6286 - Concerning current use valuation for land primarily used for commercial horticultural purposes.
  2. SB 6402 - Defining honey bee products and services as an agricultural product.

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

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Energy, Environment & Telecommunications* -  01/30/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/29/2014 at 4:34 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6258 - Using conservation achieved by a qualifying utility in excess of its biennial acquisition target under the energy independence act.
  2. SB 6177 - Regarding financing for stewardship of mercury-containing lights.
  3. SB 6264 - Capping the amount of the greenhouse gas reporting fee. (Continued from January 29 hearing.)

Work Session:  
  1. Overview of solar incentives.
  2. Update on climate legislative executive work group.

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

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Financial Institutions, Housing & Insurance* -  01/30/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/29/2014 at 3:25 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6110 - Regulating retainage bonds on public contracts.
  2. SB 6313 - Concerning a surcharge for local homeless housing and assistance.
  3. SB 6330 - Promoting affordable housing in urban growth areas. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute).

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* -  01/30/14  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/29/2014 at 10:46 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6200 - Concerning the Washington state historical society. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  2. SB 6289 - Allowing county treasurers to accept partial payments of property taxes in any amount at any time without previous agreement if payments are made by electronic payment and subjecting certain interest, penalties, and costs associated with delinquent property tax payments to usury limitations.
  3. SB 6303 - Modifying withdrawal of candidacy provisions.
  4. SB 6315 - Providing for the creation of a less than countywide port district within a county containing no port districts.
  5. SB 6183 - Requiring public employee collective bargaining sessions to be open meetings.
  6. SB 5520 - Establishing a regional fire protection service authority formation process for cities.

Executive:  
  1. SB 6289 - Allowing county treasurers to accept partial payments of property taxes in any amount at any time without previous agreement if payments are made by electronic payment and subjecting certain interest, penalties, and costs associated with delinquent property tax payments to usury limitations.
  2. SB 6315 - Providing for the creation of a less than countywide port district within a county containing no port districts.
  3. SB 6007 - Clarifying the exemption in the public records act for customer information held by public utilities.
  4. SB 6078 - Recognizing "Native American Heritage Day."
  5. ESB 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 6217 - Addressing the disclosure of global positioning system data by law enforcement officers.
  8. SB 6059 - Concerning charges for scanning public records.
  9. SB 6006 - Concerning the treatment of population enumeration data, including exempting it from public inspection and copying.
  10. SB 5987 - Providing an additional method for water-sewer districts to disburse funds.

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

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Health Care* -  01/30/14  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/28/2014 at 1:57 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6016 - Concerning continuity of care for enrollees in the Washington health benefit exchange during grace periods. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  2. SB 6304 - Preserving patient and practitioner freedom to obtain and provide health care by prohibiting unfair and deceptive practices in contracting for and managing health care delivery under health plans.
  3. SB 6265 - Concerning state and local agencies that obtain patient health care information.
  4. SB 6124 - Developing a state Alzheimer's plan. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  5. SB 6137 - Regulating pharmacy benefit managers and pharmacy audits.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. SB 5602 - Creating a silver alert system.
  2. SB 5931 - Clarifying the requirements for health plans offered outside of the exchange.
  3. SB 6050 - Concerning communication of mammographic breast density information to patients.
  4. SB 6122 - Concerning long-term planning for developmental disabilities services.
  5. SB 6138 - Allowing the Washington state dental quality assurance commission to adopt rules regarding credential renewal requirements for dental professionals.
  6. SB 6283 - Clarifying the practice of a phlebotomist.
  7. SB 6284 - Regarding expenditures from the public health supplemental account.
  8. SB 6297 - Requiring the department of health to develop and make available resources for pregnant women regarding childhood immunizations.
  9. SB 6298 - Creating the breastfeeding-friendly Washington designation for hospitals.
  10. SB 6299 - Requiring the department of health to develop and make available resources for pregnant women regarding prenatal nutrition.
  11. SB 6132 - Allowing medicare supplemental insurance premiums to be deducted from the calculation of disposable income for the purpose of qualifying for senior property tax programs.

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. Other business.

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Higher Education* -  01/30/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/30/2014 at 12:21 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SGA 9270 - Claire Grace, Member, Higher Education Facilities Authority.
  2. SGA 9235 - Frederick Goldberg, Member, Board of Trustees, The Evergreen State College.

Work Session:  
  1. Overview of cost of attendance and financial aid options at a research university, regional university, community college, and private university.
  2. Overview of student loans.

Public Hearing:  SB 6358 - Requiring institutions of higher education to provide certain financial aid information to admitted and prospective students.

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

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Human Services & Corrections* -  01/30/14  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/23/2014 at 8:56 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SSB 5064 - Concerning persons sentenced for offenses committed prior to reaching eighteen years of age.
  2. ESSB 5735 - Concerning registered sex or kidnapping offenders.
  3. SB 6211 - Concerning the termination of basic food benefits to incarcerated persons.
  4. SB 6390 - Forming the juvenile sentencing task force to review and make recommendations regarding juvenile sentencing matters.
  5. SB 6257 - Ordering the caseload forecast council to publish sentencing information concerning racial disproportionality.

Executive:  SB 6126 - Concerning representation of children in dependency matters.

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

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Natural Resources & Parks* -  01/30/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/27/2014 at 8:31 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6446 - Concerning payments in lieu of taxes on county game lands.
  2. SB 6450 - Concerning on-water dwellings.
  3. SGA 9261 - Loretta S Dekay, Member, Columbia River Gorge Commission.
  4. SGA 9225 - Nancy Biery, Member, Salmon Recovery Funding Board.
  5. SGA 9281 - Robert F Kehoe, Member, Fish and Wildlife Commission.
  6. SGA 9245 - Elizabeth W Bloomfield, Member, Recreation and Conservation Funding Board.

Executive:  
  1. SB 6041 - Regarding fish and wildlife law enforcement.
  2. SB 6193 - Modifying provisions of the code that deal with migratory birds.
  3. SB 6207 - Providing fee immunity for certain water facilities.
  4. SB 6246 - Designating Washington's shoreline as a state maritime heritage area.
  5. SB 6281 - Ensuring an effective hunter education program.
  6. ESB 6031 - Concerning lake and beach management districts.
  7. SB 6180 - Consolidating designated forest lands and open space timber lands for ease of administration.
  8. SB 6076 - Concerning the maintenance and operations of parks and recreational land acquired through the conservation futures program.
  9. SB 6185 - Concerning floating houses in harbor areas.
  10. SB 6199 - Addressing wildfires caused by incendiary devices.
  11. SB 6039 - Ensuring hunter safety.
  12. SB 6072 - Providing for a biennial update on forage fish.

There will be no public testimony taken on Senate Gubernatorial Appointments. However, you may submit written comments to staff. Staff will distribute the comments to committee members. Please submit comments to Joseph.Parrino@leg.wa.gov. Possible executive session on bills heard in committee. Other business.

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Trade & Economic Development* -  01/30/14  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/29/2014 at 4:08 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6096 - Providing for property tax exemption for the value of new construction of industrial/manufacturing facilities in targeted urban areas.
  2. SB 6355 - Concerning projects of statewide significance for economic development and transportation.
  3. SJM 8011 - Concerning international trade policy reforms.
  4. SB 6267 - Concerning high-technology research and development tax incentives.
  5. SB 6430 - Extending tax preferences for high-technology research and development.

Executive Session:  
  1. SB 6318 - Providing greater small business assistance by modifying the filing threshold for business and occupation tax purposes.
  2. SB 6182 - Establishing a tax credit for employers participating in the apprenticeship program.
  3. SB 6175 - Modifying the tax appeal process.
  4. SB 6169 - Changing membership provisions of the Washington economic development finance authority.
  5. SGA 9204 - Brian Bonlender, Director, Department of Commerce.

Other business.

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Transportation -  01/30/14  3:30 pm

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

Work Session:  Oversize load permits and Skagit River Bridge update - Washington State Department of Transportation.

Public Hearing:  SB 5944 - Concerning special permits and signage for certain overheight or overwidth vehicle loads.

Executive:  
  1. SB 6054 - Regarding aeronautic safety.
  2. SB 6109 - Concerning the processing of certain motor vehicle-related violations applicable to rental cars.
  3. SB 6150 - Concerning Medal of Honor special license plates.
  4. SB 6227 - Enhancing public safety by reducing distracted driving incidents caused by the use of personal wireless communications devices.
  5. SB 6280 - Concerning department of transportation numbers for commercial motor vehicles.
  6. SB 6296 - Requiring an electric motorcycle registration renewal fee.

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

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Ways & Means* -  01/30/14  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/29/2014 at 5:36 PM

Work Session:  
  1. Trends in construction costs.
  2. Capital budget cost drivers:
    1. Prevailing wages.
    2. High performance buildings.
    3. Project scope and durability.
  3. Construction costs panel.

Executive Session:  
  1. SB 6340 - Aligning student transportation formulas with 2013 session laws.
  2. SSB 5973 - Creating the community forest trust account.
  3. SB 6274 - Providing oversight of state agency tortious conduct through legislative hearings.
  4. 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.
  5. SB 6151 - Concerning the creation of cultural access authorities.
  6. SB 6333 - Concerning tax statute clarifications, simplifications, and technical corrections.
  7. SB 6352 - Providing an exemption for certain lodging services from the convention and trade center tax.

Other business.

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