Agenda for Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Senate Committees

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

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.



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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.



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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.



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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.



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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.



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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.



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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.



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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.



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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.



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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.



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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.



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