Agenda for Thursday, January 31, 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 -  01/31/13  10:00 am

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

Public Hearing:  SB 5071 - Concerning the relinquishment of a water right.

Work Session:  
  1. Report by the Walla Walla Watershed Management Partnership.
  2. Status report on federal funding of Washington State University Agricultural Research programs.

Executive:  SB 5222 - Concerning industrial hemp.

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

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Energy, Environment & Telecommunications* -  01/31/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/28/2013 at 4:10 PM

Work Session:  Presentations from the Fourth Annual Clean Energy Independence Day:
  1. Tri-Cities Mid-Columbia Energy Initiative (MCEI).
  2. Accelerating Innovation in the Energy Sector: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  3. Small modular reactors and overview of Columbia Generating Station: Energy Northwest.


Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5098 - Regarding wireless communications structures.
  2. SB 5154 - Exempting from business and occupation tax certain amounts received by cooperative finance organizations.

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

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Financial Institutions, Housing & Insurance* -  01/31/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/28/2013 at 3:51 PM

Work Session:  Washington State's Financial Cluster Study Report.

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5065 - Regulating the settling of certain insurer transactions.
  2. SB 5168 - Removing the insurance premium tax credit under the Washington insurance guaranty association act.
  3. SB 5008 - Addressing portable electronics insurance (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute).
  4. SB 5208 - Addressing fees and semiannual assessments, powers, lending limits, and technical amendments related to state-chartered banks, savings banks, savings associations, and trust companies.
  5. SB 5344 - Revising state statutes concerning trusts.

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 -  01/31/13  10:00 am

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5257 - Modifying time frames applicable to certain public disclosure commission requirements.
  2. SB 5258 - Aggregating the cost of related ballot measure advertisements for purposes of top five sponsor identification requirements.

Executive Session:  
  1. SB 5002 - Concerning mosquito control districts.
  2. SB 5025 - Providing that a proclamation of a state of emergency is effective upon the governor's signature.
  3. SB 5257 - Modifying time frames applicable to certain public disclosure commission requirements.
  4. SB 5110 - Regarding local government purchasing.
  5. SB 5258 - Aggregating the cost of related ballot measure advertisements for purposes of top five sponsor identification requirements.

Work Session:  Overview of a new feature to allow public comments on bills through the legislative website.

Other business.

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Health Care* -  01/31/13  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/25/2013 at 4:48 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5144 - Modifying medical assistant provisions.
  2. SB 5148 - Allowing for redistribution of medications under certain conditions.
  3. SB 5215 - Providing that health care professional licensees may not be required to participate in any public or private third-party reimbursement program. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)

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/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* -  01/31/13  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:  Higher education's response to industry needs:
  1. Public baccalaureate institutions.
  2. Community and technical colleges.
  3. Private and independent institutions.


Other business.

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Human Services & Corrections* -  01/31/13  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/30/2013 at 2:52 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5105 - Asserting conditions under which the department of corrections provides rental vouchers to a registered sex offender (Hearing is on the proposed substitute).
  2. SB 5140 - Limiting alternatives to confinement for certain offenders who violate terms of community custody.
  3. SB 5177 - Creating an office of corrections ombuds.
  4. SB 5175 - Concerning sexual assault protection orders.

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

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Natural Resources & Parks* -  01/31/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/28/2013 at 4:14 PM

Work Session:  Elk management & agricultural damage.

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5212 - Expanding membership of the Washington state horse park authority.
  2. SB 5137 - Concerning department of fish and wildlife license suspensions.
  3. SB 5081 - Regarding unlawful trade in shark fins.

Other business.

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Trade & Economic Development -  01/31/13  8:00 am

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

Work Session:  Trade development organizations on international competitiveness.

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* -  01/31/13  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/24/2013 at 5:36 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5141 - Allowing motorcycles to stop and proceed through traffic control signals under certain conditions.
  2. SB 5142 - Incorporating motorcycles into certain transportation planning.
  3. SB 5143 - Limiting mandatory motorcycle helmet use to persons under the age of eighteen.
  4. SB 5263 - Concerning motorcycles overtaking and passing pedestrians and bicyclists.

Work Session:  "Council on State Debt" proposal- impacts on state transportation financing (Office of State Treasurer).

Possible executive session on bills heard in committee. Other business. Public hearing limited to 90 minutes.

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Ways & Means* -  01/31/13  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/30/2013 at 2:31 PM

Work Session:  
  1. Corrections Overview.
  2. Criminal Justice Trends and Cost Effectiveness.
  3. Agency key issues and recommendations.
  4. Stakeholders - key issues and recommendations.
  5. Fiscal Impact of State Tort Liability.

Other business.

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