Agenda for Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Senate Committees

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 Judiciary
Transportation Ways & Means

Early Learning & K-12 Education* -  02/01/12  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/31/2012 at 2:17 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6058 - Specifically authorizing single-sex classes.
  2. SB 6086 - Authorizing single-sex classes under specified circumstances.
  3. SB 6562 - Requiring the establishment of an automated external defibrillator program for each high school in the state.

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

Committee Meeting Documents
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Early Learning & K-12 Education* -  02/01/12  6:00 pm

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

MEETING CANCELLED.



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Economic Development, Trade & Innovation* -  02/01/12  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/31/2012 at 10:13 AM

Public Hearing:  SB 6547 - Regarding the microenterprise development program.

Work Session:  The assignment of intellectual property rights at institutions of higher education.

Executive Session:  
  1. SB 6023 - Creating the permit efficiency and accountability committee to select priority economic recovery projects for review by multiagency permitting teams.
  2. SB 6327 - Creating a business and occupation tax exemption for new businesses.
  3. SB 6405 - Concerning the Washington service corps.
  4. SB 6540 - Creating a business and occupation tax credit for hiring certain persons in manufacturing.
  5. SB 6541 - Regarding the use of workforce investment funds for layoff aversion.
  6. SB 6547 - Regarding the microenterprise development program.
  7. SJM 8016 - Encouraging the beyond the border action plan on perimeter security and economic competitiveness and the action plan on regulatory cooperation between the United States and Canada.

Other business.

Committee Meeting Documents
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Energy, Natural Resources & Marine Waters* -  02/01/12  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/1/2012 at 9:55 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6268 - Achieving efficiencies in the stocking of trout in freshwater areas to enhance recreational fishing opportunities.
  2. SB 6338 - Studying densified biomass as a renewable energy source.
  3. SB 6136 - Concerning the regional management of mammalian apex predators.

Executive Session:  
  1. SB 6385 - Extending the tenure of the habitat and recreation lands coordinating group.
  2. SB 6387 - Concerning state parks, recreation, and natural resources fiscal matters.
  3. SB 6285 - Concerning the use of geothermal resources.
  4. SB 6441 - Authorizing grants to the successful pilot programs implementing RCW 70.260.020.

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

Committee Meeting Documents
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Environment* -  02/01/12  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/30/2012 at 2:08 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6369 - Protecting environmental quality and human health.
  2. SB 5357 - Clarifying the definition of "qualifying utility" for the purposes of chapter 19.285 RCW, the energy independence act.
  3. SB 6491 - Transferring the low-level radioactive waste site use permit program from the department of ecology to the department of health.
  4. SB 6538 - Concerning the stewardship of household mercury-containing lamps. (Hearing is on the proposed substitute.)
  5. SB 6539 - Establishing an air pollution offset program.

Executive:  
  1. SB 6491 - Transferring the low-level radioactive waste site use permit program from the department of ecology to the department of health.
  2. SB 6130 - Modernizing the functionality of the state environmental policy act.
  3. SB 6279 - Improving water quality to support shellfish resources.
  4. SB 6343 - Establishing a water pollution control revolving administration fee.
  5. 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.

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* -  02/01/12  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/1/2012 at 11:57 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6364 - Modifying the foreclosure fairness act.
  2. SB 6515 - Concerning the rescission of a trustee's foreclosure sale.
  3. SB 6566 - Adjusting when a judgment lien on real property commences.

Executive Session:  
  1. SB 6242 - Addressing specialty producer licenses.
  2. SB 6426 - Regulating personal vehicle sharing programs.
  3. SB 6315 - Concerning the fair tenant screening act.
  4. SGA 9115 - Pamela J Tietz, Member, Housing Finance Commission.
  5. SGA 9162 - Gabe P Spencer, Member, Housing Finance Commission.
  6. SGA 9213 - Steven Moss, Member, Housing Finance Commission.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. Bills heard in committee.
  2. SB 6070 - Concerning the recording of residential real property.
  3. SB 6364 - Modifying the foreclosure fairness act.
  4. SB 6515 - Concerning the rescission of a trustee's foreclosure sale.
  5. SB 6566 - Adjusting when a judgment lien on real property commences.

Other business.

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Health & Long-Term Care* -  02/01/12  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/31/2012 at 2:05 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6546 - Concerning preventative care and screenings for children in medicaid managed care contracts.
  2. SB 6412 - Assisting persons seeking individual health benefit plan coverage when their prior carrier has terminated individual coverage.
  3. SB 6276 - Requiring certification of music therapists.
  4. SB 6346 - Harmonizing state requirements regarding discrimination against health care providers with federal requirements.
  5. SB 6384 - Ensuring that persons with developmental disabilities be given the opportunity to transition to a community access program after enrollment in an employment program.
  6. SB 6530 - Expanding insurance coverage of neurodevelopmental therapies.
  7. SB 6428 - Requiring a direct patient-provider primary care practice services option for public employees.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. SB 6178 - Implementing the affordable care act.
  2. SB 6442 - Establishing a consolidating purchasing system for public school employees.

Other business.

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Higher Education & Workforce Development* -  02/01/12  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/31/2012 at 3:04 PM

Public Hearing:  SSB 5517 - Allocating the cost of archives and records management services for institutions of higher education based on actual services and service hours (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute).

Executive Session:  
  1. SB 6121 - Requiring the office of student financial assistance to provide a financial aid counseling curriculum for institutions of higher education.
  2. SB 6232 - Creating the office of the student achievement council.
  3. SB 6269 - Regarding higher education coordination.
  4. SB 6399 - Regarding program fees at institutions of higher education.
  5. SB 6401 - Creating efficiencies for institutions of higher education.
  6. SB 6374 - Enacting the educational success for youth and alumni of foster care act.
  7. SB 6456 - Prohibiting the use of state funds and tuition fees for intercollegiate athletic expenses at the University of Washington and Washington State University.
  8. SGA 9176 - Mark Asmundson, Member, Board of Trustees, Technical College District #25 (Bellingham).
  9. SGA 9270 - Lisa Chin, Member, Board of Trustees, College District No. 8 (Bellevue College).
  10. SGA 9271 - William S Ayer, Member, Board of Regents, University of Washington.
  11. SGA 9274 - Pete B Lewis, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 10 (Green River Community College).
  12. SGA 9275 - Patrick Shanahan, Member, Board of Regents, University of Washington.
  13. SB 6029 - Regarding the ability to obtain a baccalaureate degree in three years.

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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Judiciary* -  02/01/12  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/1/2012 at 11:46 AM

Public Hearing:  SB 6489 - Concerning the issuance of certain drivers' licenses.

Executive Session:  
  1. SB 6187 - Concerning claims against the state and governmental entities arising out of tortious conduct.
  2. SB 6376 - Increasing the authority of the forensic investigations council to assist local jurisdictions in identification of human remains.
  3. SB 6260 - Revising registration requirements and fees charged for various criminal offenses.
  4. SB 6251 - Regulating advertising of commercial sexual abuse of a minor.
  5. SB 6254 - Changing promoting prostitution provisions.
  6. SB 6255 - Concerning victims of human trafficking and promoting prostitution.
  7. SB 6256 - Adding commercial sexual abuse of a minor to the list of criminal street gang-related offenses.
  8. SB 6257 - Addressing a sexually explicit act.
  9. SB 6258 - Concerning unaccompanied persons.
  10. SB 6179 - Concerning the possession and manufacture of equipment for public safety and military personnel.
  11. SB 6143 - Adding trafficking in stolen property in the first and second degrees to the six-year statute of limitations provisions.
  12. SB 6033 - Concerning parental decision making regarding the disposition of remains upon the death of an adult child.
  13. SB 6284 - Reforming Washington's approach to certain nonsafety civil traffic infractions by authorizing a civil collection process for unpaid traffic fines and removing the requirement for law enforcement intervention for the failure to appear and pay a traffic ticket.
  14. SB 6199 - Modifying the penalty for false swearing by a beneficiary.
  15. SB 6066 - Concerning video and audio recording by law enforcement officers.
  16. SB 6286 - Revising the statutory powers of the attorney general.
  17. SB 6321 - Facilitating the sealing of certain unlawful detainer and protection order records to protect housing opportunities.
  18. SB 6122 - Concerning unattended pet animals with a choke chain.
  19. SB 6280 - Concerning robberies of pharmacies.
  20. SB 5310 - Concerning false claims against the government.

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

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Transportation* -  02/01/12  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/1/2012 at 11:00 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6304 - Incorporating motorcycles into certain transportation planning.
  2. SB 6457 - Concerning preferential hiring of veterans by the marine division of the department of transportation.
  3. SB 6350 - Repealing the transportation innovative partnerships act.
  4. SB 6518 - Concerning the executive committee of Washington state ferry users.
  5. SB 6331 - Authorizing public transit agencies to provide a bidding preference to bidders who exceed "Buy America" requirements applicable to federally funded transit projects.
  6. SB 6435 - Prioritizing existing funding for special safety corridor projects.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. SB 6423 - Concerning the definition of farm vehicle.
  2. SB 6451 - Modifying certain provisions regarding transportation benefit districts.
  3. SB 6138 - Increasing the allowable maximum length for vehicles operated on public highways.
  4. SB 6340 - Authorizing registered tow truck operators to carry passengers in a vehicle attached to a flatbed tow truck under certain situations.
  5. SB 6453 - Concerning golf cart zones.

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

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Ways & Means* -  02/01/12  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/27/2012 at 1:40 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6516 - Defining plan year for the purposes of the public employees' benefits board.
  2. SB 6371 - Extending the customized employment training program.
  3. SB 6468 - Requiring state research universities to adopt policies governing investment of university funds, consistent with the uniform prudent management of institutional funds act, and requiring annual investment performance reports.
  4. SJR 8223 - Amending the Constitution to provide clear authority to state research universities to invest funds as authorized by law.
  5. SB 6509 - Creating the office of legislative support services.

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

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