Agenda for November 2012

Senate Committees

Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development Early Learning & K-12 Education
Economic Development, Trade & Innovation Energy, Natural Resources & Marine Waters
Environment Financial Institutions, Housing & Insurance
Health & Long-Term Care Higher Education & Workforce Development
Human Services & Corrections Judiciary
Labor, Commerce & Consumer Protection Transportation
Ways & Means

Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development -  11/29/12  12:00 pm

Full Committee
Jt. w/  House Agriculture & Natural Resources
Senate Hearing Rm 4
J.A. Cherberg Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  Report on the three Directors' discussions to balance natural resource protection with the needs of working lands.





Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development -  11/30/12  10:00 am

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

Work Session:  
  1. Overview of the Yakima River Basin Integrated Water Resource Management Plan.
  2. Update on Voluntary Stewardship Program.

Other business.



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Early Learning & K-12 Education -  11/29/12  3:30 pm

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

Work Session:  
  1. Presentation by the Equity in Education Coalition.
  2. The Kent School District and Heritage University English Language Learning Endorsement Partnership.

Other business.



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Economic Development, Trade & Innovation -  11/29/12  3:30 pm

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

Work Session:  Presentation from the Washington Economic Development Commission on the Statewide Economic Development Strategic Plan.

Other business.



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Energy, Natural Resources & Marine Waters* -  11/29/12  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 11/28/2012 at 9:39 AM

Work Session:  
  1. Update on the Ocean Acidification Blue Ribbon Panel.
  2. Forests and fish habitat conservation plan settlement agreement.

Other business.



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Environment -  11/30/12  8:00 am

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

Work Session:  
  1. Municipal storm water permits.
  2. Climate change.

Other business.



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Financial Institutions, Housing & Insurance* -  11/30/12  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 11/20/2012 at 3:34 PM

Work Session:  
  1. Foreclosure Fairness Act update.
  2. Uninsured motorists.

Other business.



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Health & Long-Term Care -  11/29/12  3:30 pm

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

Work Session:  
  1. Update on the Bree Collaborative.
  2. Update on health reform implementation.





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Higher Education & Workforce Development -  11/30/12  8:00 am

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

Work Session:  
  1. Updates from the following:
    1. Legislative Advisory Committee to the Committee on Advanced Tuition Payment.
    2. Washington Student Achievement Council.
    3. College Bound Scholarship Program.
  2. Introductions of new executive directors:
    1. State Board for Community and Technical Colleges.
    2. Council of Presidents.

Other business.



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Human Services & Corrections -  11/30/12  10:00 am

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

Work Session:  
  1. Update from Children's Administration on the IV-E Waiver, Family Assessment Response implementation, and Performance Based Contracts implementation.
  2. State Auditor's Office report on the 2012 Child Care Audit.
  3. Department of Corrections report on Swift and Certain Community Custody Changes (report is due December 1).





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Judiciary* -  11/30/12  8:00 am

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

MEETING CANCELLED.



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Labor, Commerce & Consumer Protection* -  11/30/12  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 11/13/2012 at 10:47 AM

Work Session:  
  1. Update from the Liquor Control Board:
    1. I-1183 liquor privatization.
    2. I-502 marijuana legalization.
  2. Update from Labor and Industries on workers' compensation rates and reforms.
  3. Update from Employment Security Department on Unemployment Insurance facts and figures.





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Transportation* -  11/29/12  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 11/27/2012 at 3:13 PM

Work Session:  Transportation agencies' 2013 challenges.
  1. Washington State Transportation Commission.
  2. Washington State Patrol & Washington State Traffic Safety Commission.
  3. Department of Licensing & Department of Transportation.
  4. Transportation Improvement Board, County Road Administration Board, & Freight Mobility Strategic Investment Board.






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Ways & Means* -  11/29/12  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 11/27/2012 at 9:20 AM

Work Session:  
  1. 2013 Session Preview.
  2. Update on the Joint Task Force on Education Funding.
  3. Affordable Care Act (ACA) Information.
  4. ESJR 8221 Debt Limit.
  5. Update on Implementing SSB 5984 (PFD Financing).

Other business.



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