Agenda for Monday, February 11, 2013

Senate Committees

Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development Commerce & Labor
Early Learning & K-12 Education Governmental Operations
Health Care Human Services & Corrections
Law & Justice Ways & Means

Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development -  02/11/13  10:00 am

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5462 - Concerning efficiencies in the department of ecology processing of water right change applications to permit the consolidation of the annual quantities of those water rights held by the applicant.
  2. SB 5463 - Concerning efficiencies in the department of ecology processing of water right change applications that move the point of withdrawal reducing the potential for surface water body impacts.

Work Session:  Update on community supported agriculture (CSA) operations and other programs to maintain production by local farms.

Executive:  SB 5069 - Increasing the number of superior court judges in Benton and Franklin counties jointly.

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



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Commerce & Labor* -  02/11/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/7/2013 at 2:25 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5045 - Allowing day spas to offer or supply without charge wine or beer by the individual glass to a customer for consumption on the premises.
  2. SB 5111 - Creating a beer and wine theater license. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  3. SB 5607 - Concerning beer, wine, and spirits theater licenses.
  4. SB 5238 - Concerning recommendations for streamlining reporting requirements for taxes and fees on spirits.
  5. SB 5261 - Prohibiting certain liquor self-checkout machines.
  6. SB 5303 - Concerning the identification of wineries, breweries, and microbreweries on private labels.
  7. SB 5310 - Creating a senior center license.
  8. SB 5396 - Concerning limited on-premise spirits sampling.
  9. SB 5517 - Changing the criteria for the beer and wine tasting endorsement for grocery stores.
  10. SB 5628 - Allowing multiple liquor licenses at the same physical premises.
  11. SB 5674 - Allowing wine and beer sampling at farmers markets.

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



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Early Learning & K-12 Education -  02/11/13  1:30 pm

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5497 - Concerning assault in the third degree against a school employee.
  2. SB 5501 - Reducing certain requirements affecting school districts.

Executive:  SB 5365 - Increasing the capacity of school districts to recognize and respond to troubled youth.

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



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Governmental Operations -  02/11/13  10:00 am

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5116 - Exempting transfers of real property by operation of law or court order from the requirement to file a real estate excise tax affidavit.
  2. SB 5171 - Implementing the recommendations of the sunshine committee.
  3. SB 5184 - Expanding the membership of the capital projects advisory review board.
  4. SB 5260 - Authorizing regular meetings of county legislative authorities to be held at alternate locations within the county.
  5. SB 5410 - Concerning metropolitan park district property tax levies.
  6. SB 5314 - Identifying public schools as essential public facilities for the purposes of the growth management act.
  7. SB 5418 - Concerning county property tax levies.
  8. SB 5490 - Concerning veterans' assistance levies.

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



Governmental Operations* -  02/11/13  6:00 pm

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

REVISED on 2/10/2013 at 5:12 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5507 - Increasing transparency of donors to candidates and ballot measures. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  2. SB 5518 - Making nonsubstantive changes to election laws.
  3. SB 5520 - Establishing a regional fire protection service authority formation process for cities.
  4. SB 5331 - Concerning voter-approved benefit charges for regional fire protection service authorities.
  5. SB 5332 - Modifying the percentage of votes required to approve benefit charges for fire protection districts.

Executive:  
  1. SB 5116 - Exempting transfers of real property by operation of law or court order from the requirement to file a real estate excise tax affidavit.
  2. SB 5169 - Implementing the recommendations of the sunshine committee.
  3. SB 5186 - Concerning contractor's bond.
  4. SB 5218 - Revising the lien for collection of sewer charges by counties.
  5. SB 5535 - Concerning the recording of real property encumbrance transfers and assignments.
  6. SB 5220 - Addressing membership on city disability boards.
  7. SB 5679 - Improving the business climate and stimulating job creation by requiring certain agencies to establish a formal review process of existing rules.
  8. SB 5106 - Concerning the operation of county budgets.
  9. SB 5291 - Concerning the signing and receipt of ballots.
  10. SB 5320 - Requiring the county auditor to establish a minimum number of ballot drop boxes for counties and cities.
  11. SB 5133 - Ensuring growth management hearings board members meet qualifications relating to land use experience.
  12. SB 5323 - Authorizing assessments for nuisance abatement in cities and towns.
  13. SB 5336 - Concerning the standard of evidence for appeals of valuation of property for purposes of taxation.
  14. SB 5349 - Revising alternative public works contracting procedures.
  15. SB 5381 - Concerning cellular telephone use by state employees.

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



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Health Care* -  02/11/13  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/7/2013 at 3:12 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5205 - Removing the expiration for the additional surcharge imposed on registered nurses and licensed practical nurses.
  2. SB 5216 - Addressing long-term care insurance.
  3. SB 5447 - Addressing the unintentional lapses of long-term care insurance policies. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  4. SB 5449 - Addressing the Washington state health insurance pool.
  5. SB 5510 - Concerning the abuse of vulnerable adults.
  6. SCR 8401 - Creating a joint select committee on health care oversight.
  7. SB 5519 - Concerning planning measures to provide long-term care services and supports needs of the aging population.

Executive:  SB 5615 - Concerning the health professional loan repayment and scholarship program.

The Proposed Substitute 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 it is available. Possible executive session on bills heard in committee. Other business.



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Human Services & Corrections -  02/11/13  10:00 am

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5389 - Concerning sibling visitation for children in foster care (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute).
  2. SB 5405 - Concerning extended foster care services.
  3. SB 5460 - Concerning the rights of parents who are incarcerated or in residential substance abuse treatment.
  4. SB 5531 - Measuring performance of the child welfare system.
  5. SB 5566 - Concerning interviewing children in child protective services investigations at children's advocacy centers.

Executive:  
  1. SB 5118 - Addressing access to original birth certificates after adoption finalization.
  2. SB 5308 - Establishing the commercially sexually exploited children statewide coordinating committee.
  3. SB 5333 - Providing mental health first-aid training to teachers and educational staff.

Proposed substitutes can be obtained from committee staff or on the committee's website, http://www.leg.wa.gov/Senate/Committees/HSC/Pages/default.aspx, as soon as they are available. Possible executive session on bills heard in committee. Other business.



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Law & Justice -  02/11/13  1:30 pm

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5364 - Concerning court reporters, communication access real-time translation, and real-time captioning services.
  2. SB 5618 - Including searches by school resource officers and local police school liaison officers within the warrantless school search exception.
  3. SB 5436 - Making specific prosecution and defense documents and materials exempt from public inspection and copying.
  4. SB 5550 - Concerning privileging and professional conduct reviews by health care professional review bodies.

Executive:  
  1. SB 5069 - Increasing the number of superior court judges in Benton and Franklin counties jointly.
  2. SB 5272 - Modifying provisions in the forms for traffic infraction notices.
  3. SB 5446 - Providing a process for the state auditor's office to apply for investigative subpoenas.
  4. SB 5119 - Creating a sentence enhancement for body armor.

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



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Ways & Means* -  02/11/13  3:30 pm

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

MEETING CANCELLED.



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