Agenda for Thursday, November 21, 2013

Senate Committees

Energy, Environment & Telecommunications Financial Institutions, Housing & Insurance
Governmental Operations Health Care
Higher Education Human Services & Corrections
Natural Resources & Parks Transportation
Ways & Means

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* -  11/21/13  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.

Public:  SB 5401 - Concerning the ability of the department of social and health services, the department of early learning, and the health care authority to establish and enforce debts against vendors who attempt to avoid responsibility for satisfying overpayment debts by creating new entities.

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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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.



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* -  11/21/13  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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