Agenda for February 11 to February 17, 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 -  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.



Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development* -  02/12/13  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/8/2013 at 1:03 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5561 - Concerning the business and occupation taxation of dairy products.
  2. SB 5677 - Authorizing the establishment of a water management board in the Methow watershed.

Work Session:  Update on the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program.

Executive:  
  1. SB 5200 - Concerning consolidating a new exempt withdrawal of groundwater into an existing public water system.
  2. SB 5367 - Concerning Yakima river basin water resource management.
  3. SB 5561 - Concerning the business and occupation taxation of dairy products.

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



Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development* -  02/14/13  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/7/2013 at 2:23 PM

Public Hearing:  SI 522 - Genetically engineered foods.

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.



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

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

REVISED on 2/12/2013 at 3:03 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5107 - Concerning prevailing wages for workers employed in residential construction.
  2. SB 5686 - Requiring surveys to develop data for prevailing wage determinations.
  3. SB 5395 - Extending the application of prevailing wage requirements.
  4. SB 5619 - Exempting from prevailing wage requirements public works projects undertaken to repair fire damage.
  5. SB 5727 - Addressing prevailing wages in distressed counties.
  6. SB 5621 - Concerning certified payroll records on public works projects.
  7. SB 5684 - Addressing the prevailing rate of wage paid on public works.
  8. SB 5508 - Restricting prevailing wages on certain rural school district projects. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  9. SB 5685 - Concerning transparency with prevailing wage rate determinations.

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.



Commerce & Labor* -  02/15/13  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/12/2013 at 10:02 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5644 - Concerning sales for resale by retail licensees of liquor.
  2. SB 5731 - Allowing beer and/or wine specialty shop licensees to sell craft distillery products.

Executive Session:  
  1. SB 5160 - Creating a process for administrative reassignment of public employees.
  2. SB 5227 - Changing the corporate officer provisions of the employment security act.
  3. SB 5362 - Addressing the recommendations of the vocational rehabilitation subcommittee for workers' compensation.
  4. SB 5353 - Providing information to assist in unemployment insurance overpayment recovery.
  5. SB 5352 - Clarifying the terminology and duties of the real estate agency relationship law to be consistent with other existing laws.
  6. SB 5158 - Creating a good faith defense for certain minimum wage and overtime compensation complaints.
  7. SB 5273 - Concerning the veterans innovation program and the use of moneys in the state lottery account.
  8. SB 5123 - Establishing a farm internship program.
  9. SB 5189 - Concerning photovoltaic electrical systems.

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.



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

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

Work Session:  Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium.

Public Hearing:  SB 5587 - Concerning student assessments. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)

Executive:  
  1. SB 5329 - Creating the state superintendent school district.
  2. SB 5588 - Changing the definition of "school day."

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



Early Learning & K-12 Education -  02/15/13  8:00 am

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5278 - Providing a salary bonus for teachers in high market demand subjects.
  2. SB 5114 - Regarding access to K-12 campuses for occupational or educational information.

Executive:  
  1. SB 5146 - Creating a competitive grant program for informal science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education.
  2. SB 5242 - Requiring policies regarding assignment of certificated instructional staff.

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



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Energy, Environment & Telecommunications* -  02/12/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/11/2013 at 10:06 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5295 - Addressing appeal and permit procedures under the shoreline management act.
  2. SB 5357 - Directing state investments of existing litter tax revenues under chapter 82.19 RCW in material waste management efforts without increasing the tax rate.
  3. SB 5369 - Concerning the use of geothermal resources.
  4. SB 5438 - Using conservation achieved by a qualifying utility in excess of its biennial acquisition target under the energy independence act.
  5. SB 5432 - Concerning hydroelectric power.
  6. SB 5648 - Making energy conservation a top priority by adding new incentives and aligning the timing of the acquisitions of eligible renewable resources, electricity, or equivalent renewable energy credits, with the need for additional electric generating resources to serve consumers' loads, without changing the eligible renewable targets.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. SB 5006 - Concerning uncontested rate modifications for utilities and transportation commission regulated water companies.
  2. SB 5201 - Accelerating cleanup of hazardous waste sites.
  3. SB 5296 - Concerning the model toxics control act.
  4. SB 5368 - Determining the proportion of supplemental income to be paid by component cities, towns, and counties.
  5. SB 5408 - Modifying the definition of nonpower attributes in the energy independence act.

Other business.



Energy, Environment & Telecommunications* -  02/13/13  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/8/2013 at 7:59 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5181 - Concerning flame retardants.
  2. SB 5424 - Concerning paint stewardship.
  3. SB 5545 - Establishing the working waterfront redevelopment jobs act.
  4. SB 5547 - Addressing ocean acidification by taking action on the recommendations of the governor's blue ribbon panel on ocean acidification.
  5. SB 5457 - Adopting the Washington small rechargeable battery stewardship act.

Executive:  
  1. SB 5296 - Concerning the model toxics control act.
  2. SB 5201 - Accelerating cleanup of hazardous waste sites.
  3. SB 5290 - Allowing hydroelectric energy generation on irrigation district facilities to qualify for renewable energy credit.

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



Energy, Environment & Telecommunications* -  02/14/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/13/2013 at 5:15 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5709 - Concerning a pilot program to demonstrate the feasibility of using densified biomass to heat public schools.
  2. SB 5424 - Concerning paint stewardship.
  3. SB 5545 - Establishing the working waterfront redevelopment jobs act.

Work Session:  
  1. Western Washington University's role in growing the energy economy of Washington State.
  2. Forest biomass.

Executive:  SB 5709 - Concerning a pilot program to demonstrate the feasibility of using densified biomass to heat public schools.

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



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Financial Institutions, Housing & Insurance* -  02/12/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/11/2013 at 3:05 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5209 - Addressing licensing and enforcement provisions applicable to money transmitters. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  2. SB 5471 - Addressing insurance, generally. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  3. SB 5489 - Adopting the insurer state of entry model act.
  4. SB 5558 - Creating loan-making authority for down payment assistance for single-family homeownership.
  5. SB 5568 - Concerning the disclosure of certain information when screening tenants.
  6. SB 5541 - Concerning the redemption of real property.

Executive Session:  
  1. SB 5494 - Concerning carbon monoxide alarms.
  2. SB 5302 - Addressing credit unions' corporate governance and investments.

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



Financial Institutions, Housing & Insurance* -  02/14/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/13/2013 at 11:45 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5527 - Concerning debt adjusting services.
  2. SB 5029 - Creating the Washington investment trust.
  3. SB 5210 - Regulating mortgage brokers. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  4. SB 5598 - Concerning the disposition of surplus property for the development of affordable housing.
  5. SB 5338 - Addressing nonprofit debt adjusters.

Executive Session:  
  1. SB 5471 - Addressing insurance, generally.
  2. SB 5489 - Adopting the insurer state of entry model act.
  3. SB 5209 - Addressing licensing and enforcement provisions applicable to money transmitters.
  4. SB 5558 - Creating loan-making authority for down payment assistance for single-family homeownership.

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.



Governmental Operations -  02/12/13  10:00 am

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5399 - Addressing the timing of penalties under the growth management act.
  2. SB 5406 - Concerning local government compliance with the growth management act.
  3. SB 5411 - Requiring the ballot proposition to reduce the terms of office of port commissioners to be submitted at the next general election.
  4. SB 5417 - Concerning the annexation of unincorporated territory within a code city.
  5. SB 5443 - Creating greater efficiency in the offices of county assessors by allowing notification via electronic means.
  6. SB 5444 - Creating greater efficiency in the offices of county assessor by eliminating the requirement to annually appraise tax-exempt government properties.
  7. SB 5495 - Expanding the membership of the state building code council.
  8. SB 5514 - Concerning utility rates and charges for vacant lots in manufactured housing communities.

Executive:  
  1. SB 5171 - Implementing the recommendations of the sunshine committee.
  2. ESB 5378 - Creating a six-year time frame for substantial building code amendments.

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



Governmental Operations -  02/14/13  10:00 am

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. SI 517 - Initiative and referendum.
  2. SB 5499 - Changing the time for filing initiative measures.
  3. SB 5676 - Protecting personal voter signatures.
  4. SB 5505 - Encouraging valid voter signatures on petitions count and timely validation of signatures.
  5. SB 5500 - Providing a replacement ballot by telephone, mail, or in person to a voter who is not a voter that is overseas or in the military.
  6. SJM 8004 - Requesting Congress and the Postmaster General to establish a special accommodation for official election mail.
  7. SB 5503 - Concerning payment of delinquent property taxes.

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.



Health Care* -  02/12/13  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/12/2013 at 8:08 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5358 - Concerning people with disabilities who receive no paid services from the department of social and health services' division of developmental disabilities.
  2. SB 5370 - Implementing the recommendation of the developmental disabilities service system task force relating to community living safeguards.
  3. SB 5371 - Implementing the recommendations of the developmental disability service system task force.
  4. SB 5509 - Concerning electronic timekeeping for in-home personal care or respite services.
  5. SB 5630 - Implementing recommendations of the adult family home quality assurance panel.

Executive:  SB 5205 - Removing the expiration for the additional surcharge imposed on registered nurses and licensed practical nurses.

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



Health Care* -  02/14/13  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/7/2013 at 2:34 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5434 - Addressing the filing and public disclosure of health care provider compensation.
  2. SB 5265 - Regarding transparency in patient billing.
  3. SB 5492 - Requiring transparency for patients regarding training and qualifications of health care professionals.
  4. SB 5530 - Requiring physicians and physician assistants to provide requested demographic information at the time of license renewal.
  5. SB 5537 - Improving the quality and value of health care with greater transparency of price and quality data.
  6. SB 5538 - Addressing transparency, accountability, and affordability in the provision of essential health care services.

Executive:  
  1. SB 5415 - Updating and aligning with federal requirements hospital health care-associated infection rate reporting.
  2. SB 5509 - Concerning electronic timekeeping for in-home personal care or respite services.
  3. SB 5358 - Concerning people with disabilities who receive no paid services from the department of social and health services' division of developmental disabilities.

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



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Higher Education* -  02/12/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/12/2013 at 9:56 AM

Work Session:  Overview from the private career colleges.

Public Hearing:  
  1. Concerning higher education operating efficiencies [S-1189.1].
  2. SB 5646 - Concerning high school equivalency certificates.
  3. Relating to the Washington college bound scholarship program [S-1181.2].
  4. SB 5736 - Concerning higher education operating efficiencies.

Executive Session:  
  1. SB 5560 - Modifying job skills program provisions.
  2. SB 5195 - Allowing nonprofit institutions recognized by the state of Washington to be eligible to participate in the state need grant program.
  3. SB 5028 - Changing state need grant eligibility provisions.
  4. SB 5180 - Improving access to higher education for students with disabilities.
  5. SB 5693 - Making ample provisions to support higher education.
  6. SJR 8209 - Amending the Constitution to make higher education the state's second highest priority.

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/HIE/Pages/default.aspx, as soon as they are available. Other business.



Higher Education* -  02/14/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/13/2013 at 2:13 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5544 - Requiring an online higher education transfer and student advising system.
  2. SB 5624 - Aligning high-demand secondary STEM or career and technical education programs with applied baccalaureate programs.
  3. SB 5615 - Concerning the health professional loan repayment and scholarship program.
  4. Creating a tuition surcharge on tuition charged to international students to be deposited in the Washington advanced college tuition payment program account [S-0713.1].

Executive Session:  
  1. SB 5180 - Improving access to higher education for students with disabilities.
  2. SB 5195 - Allowing nonprofit institutions recognized by the state of Washington to be eligible to participate in the state need grant program.
  3. SB 5736 - Concerning higher education operating efficiencies.
  4. SB 5646 - Concerning high school equivalency certificates.
  5. SB 5673 - Creating a two-year freeze on tuition rates at community and technical colleges.
  6. SB 5420 - Creating a two-year freeze on tuition rates at four-year institutions of higher education.

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/HIE/Pages/default.aspx, as soon as they are available. 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.



Human Services & Corrections -  02/12/13  10:00 am

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5454 - Concerning the testing of infants placed in out-of-home care whose human immunodeficiency virus is unknown.
  2. SB 5461 - Modifying provisions regarding the representation of children in dependency matters.
  3. SB 5475 - Creating a licensing category for receiving care centers.
  4. SB 5552 - Improving child support collections by requiring reporting of compensation and establishing an intercept program.
  5. SB 5565 - Concerning background checks for individuals seeking a license under chapter 74.13 RCW or unsupervised access to children.

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



Human Services & Corrections -  02/14/13  10:00 am

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5571 - Increasing public awareness of mental illness and its consequences.
  2. SB 5577 - Protecting public employees who act ethically and legally.
  3. SB 5578 - Exempting certain family day care providers who have been operating for at least five years from any requirement to have a high school diploma or equivalent education.
  4. SB 5585 - Requiring drug testing for recipients of benefits under the temporary assistance for needy families program.
  5. SB 5617 - Concerning service of petitions for release by persons committed as criminally insane.

Executive:  
  1. SB 5281 - Requiring an empirical study of the validity and reliability of the current child welfare safety assessment tool.
  2. SB 5404 - Concerning the introduction of contraband into or possession of contraband in a secure facility.

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.



Law & Justice -  02/13/13  1:30 pm

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5488 - Establishing an enhanced penalty for the use of an internet advertisement to facilitate the commission of a sex-trafficking crime.
  2. SB 5669 - Concerning trafficking.

Executive:  SB 5165 - Increasing the authority of superior court commissioners to hear and determine certain matters.

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



Law & Justice* -  02/15/13  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/7/2013 at 11:12 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5556 - Concerning missing endangered persons.
  2. SB 5614 - Encouraging reconciliation and nonadversarial approaches to dissolution.
  3. SB 5479 - Establishing a process for voluntary temporary safekeeping of firearms with law enforcement agencies.
  4. SB 5484 - Concerning assault in the third degree occurring in areas used in connection with court proceedings.
  5. SB 5668 - Addressing the removal and discharge of peace officers.

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



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Natural Resources & Parks* -  02/12/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/7/2013 at 9:11 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5572 - Regarding the sea cucumber dive fishery.
  2. SB 5543 - Regarding state and private partnerships for managing salmonid hatcheries.
  3. SB 5593 - Concerning filing requirements for property tax exemption claims for certain improvements to benefit fish and wildlife habitat, water quality, or water quantity.
  4. SB 5653 - Promoting a balanced financing system for state parks programs and services in order to facilitate resource stewardship, interpretative activities, cultural events, and works of art in state parks.
  5. SB 5657 - Concerning state parks and recreation.

Executive:  
  1. SB 5572 - Regarding the sea cucumber dive fishery.
  2. SB 5593 - Concerning filing requirements for property tax exemption claims for certain improvements to benefit fish and wildlife habitat, water quality, or water quantity.

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



Natural Resources & Parks* -  02/14/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/14/2013 at 10:03 AM

Work Session:  
  1. University of Washington Institute of Forest Resources.
  2. Derelict vessel update.

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5634 - Clarifying the department of natural resources' authority to enter into cooperative agreements.
  2. SB 5663 - Regarding derelict and abandoned vessels in state waters.

Executive:  
  1. SB 5634 - Clarifying the department of natural resources' authority to enter into cooperative agreements.
  2. SB 5188 - Addressing imminent threats to commercial livestock caused by wolves.
  3. SB 5193 - Concerning large wild carnivore conflict management.
  4. ESB 5097 - Allowing spouses to combine volunteer hours for purposes of receiving a complimentary discover pass.
  5. SB 5084 - Concerning discounted discovery passes for disabled veterans.
  6. SB 5187 - Protecting livestock against predator attacks.
  7. SB 5289 - Concerning the discover pass.
  8. SB 5391 - Concerning an exemption from discover pass requirements for off-road vehicles.

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



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Trade & Economic Development* -  02/12/13  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/11/2013 at 2:49 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5688 - Simplifying definitions and classifications concerning state and local tax systems.
  2. SB 5656 - Revising business licensing systems.
  3. SB 5647 - Requiring the department of revenue to publish their determinations.
  4. SB 5697 - Reducing the frequency of local sales and use tax changes.
  5. SB 5251 - Exempting certain manufacturing research and development activities from business and occupation taxation.
  6. SB 5249 - Creating a business and occupation tax credit for hiring certain persons in manufacturing.

Other business.



Trade & Economic Development* -  02/13/13  5:30 pm

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

MEETING CANCELLED.



Trade & Economic Development -  02/14/13  8:00 am

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5262 - Concerning the lodging tax.
  2. SB 5325 - Concerning the definition of a rural county for public facilities' sales and use tax purposes.
  3. SB 5334 - Concerning public facilities' grants and loans.
  4. SB 5429 - Increasing accountability for the tax preferences for manufacturing machinery and equipment by requiring a net benefit to the state and deferring sales and use tax.
  5. SB 5468 - Modifying the definition of tourist for the purposes of the lodging tax.
  6. SB 5529 - Creating a sales tax holiday for back-to-school clothing and supplies.
  7. SB 5533 - Fostering economic development through revitalization of abandoned and vacant properties. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)

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



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Transportation -  02/12/13  3:30 pm

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

Work Session:  
  1. SR 520 Multimodal Corridor Plan (between I-405 and Redmond).
  2. Washington Transportation Commission:
    1. Voice of Washington Survey.
    2. Road User Charge study.

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5584 - Authorizing the sale of rights to name or rename state transportation facilities.
  2. SB 5427 - Removing certain requirements for vehicle registration certificate applicants.
  3. SB 5515 - Concerning fees for certain vehicle title, registration, and permitting services.
  4. SB 5467 - Conforming vehicle owner list furnishment requirements with federal law.
  5. SB 5564 - Addressing when vehicles overtake and pass pedestrians or bicyclists.

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



Transportation* -  02/13/13  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/12/2013 at 2:22 PM

Work Session:  Public transportation.

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5430 - Modifying the distribution and use of aircraft excise taxes.
  2. SB 5627 - Concerning the taxation of commuter air carriers.
  3. SB 5622 - Concerning the taxation of large airplanes.
  4. SB 5506 - Concerning funding for the safe routes to school program.
  5. SB 5583 - Requiring an annual permit fee on studded tire use.
  6. SB 5534 - Assessing a penalty on certain motor vehicle-related violations to provide funding for the Washington state strategic highway safety plan. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute).

The Proposed Substitute is posted on the Committee's website at: http://www.leg.wa.gov/Senate/Committees/TRAN/Pages/default.aspx and is also available from committee staff. Possible executive session on bills heard in committee. Other business.



Transportation -  02/14/13  3:30 pm

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

Work Session:  Columbia River Crossing project update.

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5088 - Concerning the equal distribution of votes within certain taxing districts.
  2. SB 5502 - Requiring Columbia river crossing project tolling agreements to contain certain provisions.

Executive:  
  1. SB 5622 - Concerning the taxation of large airplanes.
  2. SB 5627 - Concerning the taxation of commuter air carriers.
  3. ESB 5430 - Modifying the distribution and use of aircraft excise taxes.

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.



Ways & Means* -  02/12/13  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/12/2013 at 1:44 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5633 - Addressing the restrictions on collecting a pension in the public employees' retirement system for retirees returning to work in an ineligible position or a position covered by another state retirement system.
  2. SSB 5237 - Establishing accountability for student performance in reading.
  3. SSB 5244 - Regarding school suspensions and expulsions.

Executive Session:  SSB 5381 - Limiting use of cellular devices by state employees.

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



Ways & Means* -  02/13/13  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/8/2013 at 1:51 PM

Work Session:  
  1. Economic and Revenue Outlook.
  2. Overview of Federal Funds & Potential Impacts of Sequestration.

Other business.



Ways & Means* -  02/14/13  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/8/2013 at 1:53 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5166 - Concerning fiscal reform.
  2. SB 5248 - Creating a tax on plastic shopping bags.
  3. SB 5039 - Increasing revenues dedicated to basic education purposes.
  4. SB 5042 - Narrowing the business and occupation tax deduction for investment and related income.
  5. SB 5041 - Implementing recommendations related to the tax preference review process conducted by the joint legislative audit and review committee and the citizen commission for performance measurement of tax preferences.
  6. SB 5043 - Narrowing the property tax exemption for intangibles.

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



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