Agenda for Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Senate Committees

Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development Environment
Financial Institutions, Housing & Insurance Government Operations, Tribal Relations & Elections
Higher Education & Workforce Development Human Services & Corrections
Judiciary Labor, Commerce & Consumer Protection
Transportation Ways & Means

Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development* -  01/31/12  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/31/2012 at 11:53 AM

Executive Session:  
  1. SB 6512 - Regarding irrigation and rehabilitation district administration.
  2. SB 6163 - Directing the department of ecology to coordinate discussions with the province of British Columbia to study the feasibility of providing new water supplies and storage to benefit residents of western Washington.
  3. SB 6152 - Streamlining water right permitting and appeals.

Other business.

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Environment -  01/31/12  10:00 am

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6343 - Establishing a water pollution control revolving administration fee.
  2. SB 6393 - Changing the numeric limit for bacterial contamination for industrial storm water permittees with discharges to water bodies listed as impaired to a narrative limit.
  3. SB 6027 - Concerning publicly owned industrial wastewater treatment facilities. (Hearing is on the proposed substitute.)
  4. SB 6336 - Regarding electronic product recycling.

Executive:  
  1. SB 6077 - Generating additional revenue from the sale of solid fuel burning devices.
  2. SB 6102 - Protecting air quality that is impacted by high emitting solid fuel burning devices.

The proposed substitute is posted on the Committee's web site at: http://www.leg.wa.gov/Senate/Committees/ENV/Pages/default.aspx and is also available from committee staff. Possible executive session on bills heard in committee. Other business.

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Financial Institutions, Housing & Insurance* -  01/31/12  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/26/2012 at 10:54 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6070 - Concerning the recording of residential real property.
  2. SB 6299 - Removing the insurance premium tax credit under the Washington insurance guaranty association act.
  3. SB 6315 - Concerning the fair tenant screening act.
  4. SB 6472 - Concerning disclosure of carbon monoxide alarms in real estate transactions.
  5. SGA 9162 - Gabe P Spencer, Member, Housing Finance Commission.
  6. SGA 9213 - Steven Moss, Member, Housing Finance Commission.
  7. SGA 9115 - Pamela J Tietz, Member, Housing Finance Commission.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. SB 6181 - Regulating insurers and insurance products.
  2. SB 6242 - Addressing specialty producer licenses.
  3. SB 6294 - Addressing quorum requirements for homeowners' association meetings.
  4. SB 6295 - Modifying certain exchange facilitator requirements.
  5. SB 6337 - Protecting short sale sellers from payment of forgiven home loan debt if such debt forgiveness is reported to the internal revenue service.
  6. SB 6235 - Regulating the licensing of escrow agents.
  7. SB 6324 - Concerning the obligations of landlords and tenants with respect to carbon monoxide alarms and the disclosure of certain health-related information.
  8. SB 6443 - Addressing the notice given to owners of life insurance policies about alternative transactions.
  9. SB 6426 - Regulating personal vehicle sharing programs.
  10. SB 6472 - Concerning disclosure of carbon monoxide alarms in real estate transactions.

Other business.

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Government Operations, Tribal Relations & Elections* -  01/31/12  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/31/2012 at 9:29 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6452 - Concerning veterans' assistance levies.
  2. SGA 9248 - Amit Ranade, Member, Public Disclosure Commission.
  3. SB 6056 - Concerning legal defense funds of candidates and public officials.
  4. SB 6417 - Concerning activities prohibited at a voting center or ballot drop location.
  5. SB 5049 - Implementing recommendations of the sunshine committee. (Hearing is on Proposed Substitute.)
  6. SB 6031 - Clarifying expenditure limits on mailings by members of the legislature.
  7. SB 6146 - Clarifying restrictions on the use of the public records act for the purpose of obtaining records for commercial or profit-making purposes. (Hearing is on Proposed Substitute.)
  8. SB 6109 - Exempting video and audio recordings of closed executive session meetings from public inspection and copying.
  9. SB 6351 - Regarding inspection and copying of any public record. (Hearing is on Proposed Substitute.)
  10. SB 6459 - Addressing membership on city disability boards.
  11. SB 6507 - Establishing the Walla Walla state veterans' home.

Executive Session:  
  1. SGA 9248 - Amit Ranade, Member, Public Disclosure Commission.
  2. SB 6198 - Centralizing the authority and responsibility for the development, process, and oversight of state procurement of goods and services.
  3. SB 6363 - Addressing the mobilization of all risk resources during an emergency.
  4. SB 6009 - Regarding ethics in public service.

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

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Government Operations, Tribal Relations & Elections* -  01/31/12  6:00 pm

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

REVISED on 1/31/2012 at 9:04 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6372 - Reducing nontax administration costs associated with the conduct of city and county operations.
  2. SB 6194 - Concerning the administration of medical expense plans for state government retirees.
  3. SB 6448 - Concerning fiscal impact statements in the voters' pamphlet.
  4. SB 6365 - Waiving and clarifying certain requirements for port district small public works projects.
  5. SB 6490 - Clarifying the number of employees within certain classifications within the consolidated technology services agency.
  6. SB 6523 - Concerning resident curators of state properties.
  7. SB 6529 - Changing requirements for electioneering communications.
  8. SB 6535 - Clarifying provisions establishing subzones in countywide flood control zone districts.
  9. SB 6459 - Addressing membership on city disability boards.

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

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Higher Education & Workforce Development* -  01/31/12  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/30/2012 at 3:06 PM

Executive Session:  SB 6542 - Regarding the assignment of intellectual property rights at institutions of higher education.

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6456 - Prohibiting the use of state funds and tuition fees for intercollegiate athletic expenses at the University of Washington and Washington State University.
  2. SB 6266 - Creating a statewide database of disability accommodation resources (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute).
  3. SB 6390 - Creating higher education student auditing committees.
  4. SB 6460 - Requiring a model policy for open licensing of courseware developed with state funds.
  5. SB 6447 - Regarding state work-study funding.

The Proposed Substitute is posted on the Committee’s website at: http://www.leg.wa.gov/SENATE/COMMITTEES/HEWD/Pages/default.aspx and is also available from committee staff. Other business.

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Human Services & Corrections* -  01/31/12  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/31/2012 at 8:55 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6411 - Concerning expenditures of the WorkFirst program.
  2. SB 6427 - Improving protections for incapacitated adults.
  3. SB 6462 - Concerning determination of income and resources for the purposes of eligibility for public assistance.
  4. SB 6389 - Creating the crime victims' services account.
  5. SB 6493 - Addressing sexually violent predator civil commitment cases.
  6. SB 6524 - Delaying elimination of the family policy council and the council for children and families.
  7. SB 6407 - Providing transitional reentry housing through the department of corrections.
  8. SB 6555 - Providing for family assessments in cases involving child abuse or neglect.

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

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Judiciary -  01/31/12  10:00 am

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6143 - Adding trafficking in stolen property in the first and second degrees to the six-year statute of limitations provisions.
  2. SB 6286 - Revising the statutory powers of the attorney general.
  3. SB 6376 - Increasing the authority of the forensic investigations council to assist local jurisdictions in identification of human remains.
  4. SB 6067 - Suspending and waiving certain court assessments, fines, and penalties.
  5. SB 6199 - Modifying the penalty for false swearing by a beneficiary.
  6. SB 6321 - Facilitating the sealing of certain unlawful detainer and protection order records to protect housing opportunities.

Executive:  
  1. SB 5697 - Addressing the minimum standards for firearms safety devices and gun safes used by certain governmental agencies that purchase, receive, possess, use, or issue firearms and government agents who receive, possess, or use a firearm issued to the agent by the agency.
  2. ESB 6162 - Concerning missing endangered persons.
  3. SB 6108 - Clarifying the location at which the crime of theft of rental, leased, lease-purchased, or loaned property occurs.
  4. SB 6252 - Addressing commercial sexual abuse of a minor and promoting prostitution in the first degree.
  5. SB 6253 - Concerning seizure and forfeiture of property in commercial sexual abuse of a minor and promoting prostitution in the first degree crimes.
  6. SB 6566 - Adjusting when a judgment lien on real property commences.

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

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Labor, Commerce & Consumer Protection* -  01/31/12  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/30/2012 at 3:45 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5650 - Allowing craft distilleries to sell their own spirits at qualifying farmers markets. (Hearing is on Proposed Substitute.)
  2. SB 6475 - Changing the criteria for the beer and wine tasting endorsement for grocery stores.
  3. SB 6465 - Concerning raffles exceeding five thousand dollars.
  4. SB 6477 - Concerning spirits sampling in former contract liquor stores. (Hearing is on Proposed Substitute.)
  5. SB 6486 - Granting collective bargaining for postdoctoral researchers at certain state universities.
  6. SB 6504 - Addressing noncompetition agreements for broadcasting industry employees.
  7. SB 5258 - Concerning methods of payment for purposes of the alcohol beverage control statutes. (Hearing is on Proposed Substitute.)

Executive Session:  
  1. SB 6060 - Allowing day spas to offer or supply without charge wine or beer by the individual glass to a customer for consumption on the premises. (Session is on Proposed Substitute.)
  2. SB 6309 - Requiring meals and rest breaks for certain health care workers. (Session is on Proposed Substitute.)
  3. SB 6392 - Establishing a farm internship program.
  4. SB 6228 - Making employment status discrimination an unfair labor practice. (Session is on Proposed Substitute.)
  5. SB 6325 - Exempting common interest community managers from real estate broker and managing broker licensing requirements. (Session is on Proposed Substitute.)
  6. SB 6465 - Concerning raffles exceeding five thousand dollars.

The Proposed Substitute Bill(s) 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* -  01/31/12  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/31/2012 at 11:42 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6388 - Eliminating the course of instruction and employer skills and training certification requirements for commercial driver's license applicants.
  2. SB 6423 - Concerning the definition of farm vehicle. (Hearing is on the proposed substitute.)
  3. SB 6451 - Modifying certain provisions regarding transportation benefit districts. (Hearing will be on the Proposed Substitute.)
  4. SB 6138 - Increasing the allowable maximum length for vehicles operated on public highways.
  5. SB 6340 - Authorizing registered tow truck operators to carry passengers in a vehicle attached to a flatbed tow truck under certain situations.
  6. SB 6453 - Concerning golf cart zones.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. SB 6479 - Making technical corrections to certain vehicle and vessel title and registration provisions.
  2. SB 6349 - Modifying the delivery of notifications to habitual traffic offenders.
  3. ESSB 5366 - Authorizing the use of off-road vehicles on public roadways under certain conditions or in certain areas.
  4. SB 6123 - Creating "National Rifle Association" special license plates.

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* -  01/31/12  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/30/2012 at 1:04 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SGA 9144 - Judi Owens, Member, Investment Board.
  2. SGA 9153 - Mike Ragan, Member, Investment Board.
  3. SGA 9272 - Natasha K Williams, Member, Investment Board.

Executive Session:  
  1. SSB 5978 - Concerning medicaid fraud.
  2. SGA 9144 - Judi Owens, Member, Investment Board
  3. SGA 9153 - Mike Ragan, Member, Investment Board
  4. SGA 9272 - Natasha K Williams, Member, Investment Board

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

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