Agenda for November 2013

Senate Committees

Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development Commerce & Labor
Early Learning & K-12 Education Energy, Environment & Telecommunications
Financial Institutions, Housing & Insurance Governmental Operations
Health Care Higher Education
Human Services & Corrections Law & Justice
Natural Resources & Parks Trade & Economic Development
Transportation Ways & Means

Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development* -  11/22/13  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 11/18/2013 at 2:18 PM

Work Session:  
  1. Update on agriculturally related water quality issues.
    1. Overview of Washington Shellfish Initiative.
    2. Progress report on Clean Samish Initiative.
    3. Update on inter-agency water quality discussions relating to livestock and agriculture.
  2. Rural water availability.

Other business.

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Commerce & Labor -  11/22/13  8:00 am

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

Work Session:  Implementation of I-502.

Other business.

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Early Learning & K-12 Education -  11/22/13  8:00 am

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

Work Session:  
  1. Teacher and principal evaluations update, including the federal requirement for use of student growth.
  2. Update on Charter Schools in Washington State.
  3. Updates on early learning in Washington State.
  4. Learning through gaming.

Other business.

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Energy, Environment & Telecommunications* -  11/21/13  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 11/15/2013 at 1:32 PM

Work Session:  
  1. Update on fish consumption rates and water quality standards.
  2. Update on program funding and priorities under the Model Toxics Control Act.

Other business.

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Financial Institutions, Housing & Insurance -  11/21/13  10:00 am

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

Work Session:  
  1. Pet insurance.
  2. Pawnbrokers.

Possible Work Sessions:  
  1. Debt settlement/adjusters.
  2. Uninsured motorists.

Other business.

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Governmental Operations* -  11/13/13  7:00 pm

Full Committee
Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge #1490
32618 Railroad Ave.
Black Diamond, WA

REVISED on 10/28/2013 at 5:16 PM

Work Session:  Growth Management Act - a case study in Black Diamond.

Other business.

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Governmental Operations* -  11/21/13  3:30 pm

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

MEETING CANCELLED.



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Health Care* -  11/21/13  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 11/16/2013 at 9:14 PM

Work Session:  
  1. Exchange update.
  2. Medicaid expansion update.

Other business.

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Higher Education* -  11/21/13  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 11/5/2013 at 1:22 PM

Work Session: Meeting Washington's workforce demands:  
  1. Workforce skills gap.
  2. Higher education efforts to meet employer needs.
  3. Using data to measure success in meeting workforce demand.

Other business.

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Human Services & Corrections* -  11/21/13  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 11/5/2013 at 2:52 PM

Work Session:  
  1. Update on Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) guidance concerning procurement of Regional Support Network contracts.
  2. Update on timeliness of competency to stand trial evaluations: SB 6492 (2012) and SB 5551 (2013).
  3. Update on the WorkFirst Improvement Plan.

Other business.

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Law & Justice* -  11/12/13  1:30 pm

Full Committee
Gonzaga University - Moot Court Room
721 N. Cincinnati St.
Spokane, WA

REVISED on 11/5/2013 at 2:57 PM

Public Hearing:  SGA 9144 - Maryann J Moreno, Member, Sentencing Guidelines Commission.

Work Session:  
  1. Addressing polysubstance abuse at sentencing.
  2. Allowing court discretion to order mental health evaluation and treatment at sentencing.
  3. Presentation regarding resolving conflicts between Washington Court of Appeals decisions.
  4. Briefing on patent law issues.
  5. Washington state's continuing efforts to combat sex trafficking and possible next steps.



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Law & Justice* -  11/22/13  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 10/29/2013 at 2:24 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SGA 9148 - Shawn M Murinko, Member, Human Rights Commission.
  2. SGA 9096 - Janice E Ellis, Member, Sentencing Guidelines Commission.

Work Session:  
  1. Prohibiting discrimination based on creed.
  2. Briefing on use and administration of Washington Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutors.
  3. Residential Landlord-Tenant Act and common law remedies for defective conditions.
  4. Developments in Eminent Domain.
  5. DUI Workgroup update.
  6. Sex Trafficking Workgroup update.
  7. Improving Guardianships/SB 5694.

Other business.

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Natural Resources & Parks* -  11/21/13  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 11/14/2013 at 12:06 PM

Work Session:  
  1. Forest fire season update from the Department of Natural Resources.
  2. Aquatic Invasive Species Program update from the Department of Fish and Wildlife.
  3. Briefing on the Naselle Youth Camp and its Natural Resources work programs.

Other business.

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Trade & Economic Development* -  11/22/13  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 11/19/2013 at 9:15 AM

Work Session:  
  1. Streamling the tax appeal process.
  2. Tourism funding.

Other business.

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Transportation* -  11/21/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 11/20/2013 at 6:26 PM

Work Session: Public comments on Majority Coalition Caucus transportation proposal:  
  1. Please sign in here for public comments.
  2. Concerning transportation revenue [S-3211.2/14].
  3. Concerning additive transportation funding and appropriations [S-3213.3/14].
  4. Authorizing bonds for transportation funding [S-3212.1/14].
  5. Transferring certain state sales and use taxes collected on state highway projects to the connecting Washington account [S-3210.1/14].
  6. Concerning activities at the department of transportation funded by the environmental legacy stewardship account [S-3113.3/14].
  7. Concerning certain public works contracting requirements [S-3114.3/14].
  8. Concerning permits for state transportation corridor projects [S-3119.3/14].
  9. Modifying the transportation system policy goal of mobility [S-3214.1/14].
  10. Concerning Washington state department of transportation projects [S-3202.1/14].
  11. Concerning transportation project delivery [S-3209.2/14].

The draft bills and summary materials are posted on the Committee's website at: http://www.leg.wa.gov/Senate/Committees/TRAN/Pages/default.aspx and are also available from committee staff.

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Transportation -  11/21/13  3:30 pm

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

Work Session:  Continuation of 1:30 p.m. meeting.

The draft bills and summary materials are posted on the Committee's website at: http://www.leg.wa.gov/Senate/Committees/TRAN/Pages/default.aspx, and are also available from committee staff.

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Ways & Means* -  11/08/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 11/7/2013 at 1:19 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5952 - Incentivizing a long-term commitment to maintain and grow jobs in the aerospace industry in Washington state by extending the expiration date of aerospace tax preferences and expanding the sales and use tax exemption for the construction of new facilities used to manufacture superefficient airplanes to include the construction of new facilities used to manufacture commercial airplanes or the wings or fuselage of commercial airplanes.
  2. SB 5953 - Making appropriations specifically for activities related to the aerospace industry for permitting and training, including program development, staff, facilities, and equipment.

Executive:  
  1. SB 5952 - Incentivizing a long-term commitment to maintain and grow jobs in the aerospace industry in Washington state by extending the expiration date of aerospace tax preferences and expanding the sales and use tax exemption for the construction of new facilities used to manufacture superefficient airplanes to include the construction of new facilities used to manufacture commercial airplanes or the wings or fuselage of commercial airplanes.
  2. SB 5953 - Making appropriations specifically for activities related to the aerospace industry for permitting and training, including program development, staff, facilities, and equipment.

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

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Ways & Means* -  11/21/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 11/16/2013 at 8:59 PM

Work Session:  
  1. 2014 Supplemental Operating Budget Update.
  2. 2014 Supplemental Capital Budget Update.
  3. Economic and Revenue Update.
  4. Higher Education Performance Funding Task Force.
  5. Update on Collective Bargaining Agreements.

Other business.

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