Agenda for Thursday, February 16, 2012

Senate Committees

Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development Early Learning & K-12 Education
Economic Development, Trade & Innovation Energy, Natural Resources & Marine Waters
Government Operations, Tribal Relations & Elections Health & Long-Term Care
Human Services & Corrections Labor, Commerce & Consumer Protection
Transportation Ways & Means

Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development -  02/16/12  10:00 am

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1381 - Regarding sufficient cause for the nonuse of water.
  2. SHB 2212 - Extending the expiration date of RCW 90.90.030.
  3. HB 2362 - Regarding wine producer liens.
  4. SHB 2367 - Regarding the dairy products commission.

Other business.



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Early Learning & K-12 Education* -  02/16/12  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/15/2012 at 2:06 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SHB 1470 - Regarding access to K-12 campuses for occupational or educational information.
  2. HB 1669 - Regarding the educational opportunity gap. (Hearing is on a proposed striking amendment.)
  3. HB 2485 - Authorizing school districts to use electronic formats for warrants. (Hearing is on a proposed striking amendment.)
  4. SHB 2492 - Requiring the state board of education to provide fiscal impact statements before making rule changes.

Executive:  
  1. SHB 1470 - Regarding access to K-12 campuses for occupational or educational information.
  2. HB 1669 - Regarding the educational opportunity gap.
  3. HB 2485 - Authorizing school districts to use electronic formats for warrants.
  4. SHB 2608 - Requiring the department of early learning to develop state early learning guidelines.

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.



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Economic Development, Trade & Innovation* -  02/16/12  1:30 pm

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

MEETING CANCELLED.



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Energy, Natural Resources & Marine Waters* -  02/16/12  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/16/2012 at 4:30 PM

Work Session:  New Nuclear Technologies.

Public Hearing:  
  1. SGA 9259 - Ted R Willhite, Member, Recreation and Conservation Funding Board (Public testimony will not be taken on gubernatorial appointments.)
  2. SGA 9254 - Jay T Kehne, Member, Fish and Wildlife Commission (Public testimony will not be taken on gubernatorial appointments.)

Executive Session:  
  1. HB 2440 - Authorizing the department of natural resources to provide wildfire protection services for public lands managed by state agencies.
  2. ESHB 2223 - Regarding the effective date of RCW 19.122.130, from the underground utility damage prevention act.
  3. HB 2244 - Concerning the liability of landowners for unintentional injuries that result from certain public or private airstrip operations.
  4. SHB 2422 - Supporting the development of aviation biofuels production.
  5. ESHB 2664 - Concerning the voluntary option to purchase qualified energy resources.
  6. HB 2329 - Replacing encumbered state forest lands for the benefit of multiple participating counties.

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



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Government Operations, Tribal Relations & Elections* -  02/16/12  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/16/2012 at 8:27 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2232 - Establishing a government-to-government relationship between state government and federally recognized Indian tribes.
  2. ESHB 2233 - Creating a procedure for the state's retrocession of civil and criminal jurisdiction over Indian tribes and Indian country. (Hearing is on Striking Amendment.)
  3. SHB 1073 - Authorizing persons designated by the decedent to direct disposition, if the decedent died while serving on active duty in any branch of the United States armed forces, United States reserve forces, or national guard.
  4. HB 1207 - Complying with the constitutional requirement to set a starting time for regular legislative sessions.
  5. EHB 1234 - Addressing law enforcement crime prevention efforts regarding security alarm systems and crime watch programs for residential and commercial locations.
  6. SHB 1518 - Authorizing pretax payroll deductions for qualified transit and parking benefits. (Hearing is on the Striking Amendment.)
  7. ESHB 1627 - Limiting the authority of boundary review boards.
  8. EHB 2205 - Allowing eligible youth at least sixteen years of age to register to vote.
  9. HB 2213 - Modifying certain definitions for the purpose of firefighting services for unprotected lands.
  10. HB 2285 - Making technical corrections to campaign finance laws.
  11. E3SHB 1860 - Regarding partisan elections.

Executive:  
  1. SHB 1073 - Authorizing persons designated by the decedent to direct disposition, if the decedent died while serving on active duty in any branch of the United States armed forces, United States reserve forces, or national guard.
  2. HB 1207 - Complying with the constitutional requirement to set a starting time for regular legislative sessions.
  3. EHB 1234 - Addressing law enforcement crime prevention efforts regarding security alarm systems and crime watch programs for residential and commercial locations.
  4. SHB 1518 - Authorizing pretax payroll deductions for qualified transit and parking benefits.
  5. HB 2213 - Modifying certain definitions for the purpose of firefighting services for unprotected lands.
  6. HB 2232 - Establishing a government-to-government relationship between state government and federally recognized Indian tribes.
  7. ESHB 2233 - Creating a procedure for the state's retrocession of civil and criminal jurisdiction over Indian tribes and Indian country.
  8. HB 2285 - Making technical corrections to campaign finance laws.

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



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Health & Long-Term Care* -  02/16/12  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/15/2012 at 11:15 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SHB 2056 - Concerning assisted living facilities.
  2. ESHB 2228 - Allowing for redistribution of medications under certain conditions.
  3. ESHB 2314 - Concerning long-term care workers.
  4. SHB 2439 - Allowing persons satisfying physical therapy clinical education requirements to be exempt from licensure while under the direct supervision of a licensed physical therapist assistant.
  5. ESHB 2330 - Concerning health plan coverage for the voluntary termination of a pregnancy.
  6. ESHB 2341 - Concerning community benefits provided by hospitals.
  7. SHB 2648 - Removing the expiration for the additional surcharge imposed on registered nurses and licensed practical nurses.

Executive:  
  1. SHB 2056 - Concerning assisted living facilities.
  2. SHB 2439 - Allowing persons satisfying physical therapy clinical education requirements to be exempt from licensure while under the direct supervision of a licensed physical therapist assistant.

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



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Human Services & Corrections* -  02/16/12  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/14/2012 at 11:41 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. EHB 1050 - Regarding residential provisions for children of parents with military duties.
  2. SHB 1775 - Encouraging juvenile restorative justice programs.
  3. ESHB 2363 - Protecting victims of domestic violence and harassment.
  4. ESHB 1983 - Concerning prostitution and trafficking crimes.
  5. ESHB 2592 - Concerning extended foster care services.

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



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Labor, Commerce & Consumer Protection* -  02/16/12  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/15/2012 at 10:54 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SHB 2491 - Addressing when predecessor-successor relationships do not exist for purposes of unemployment experience rating.
  2. ESHB 2344 - Authorizing certain corporate officers to receive unemployment benefits.
  3. HB 2339 - Providing unemployment insurance benefit charging relief for part-time employers who continue to employ a claimant on a part-time basis and the claimant qualified for two consecutive claims with wages attributable to at least one employer who employed the claimant in both base years.
  4. EHB 2558 - Establishing a theater license to sell beer, including strong beer, or wine, or both, at retail for consumption on theater premises.
  5. EHB 2509 - Promoting workplace safety and health by enacting the blueprint for safety program.
  6. HB 2758 - Strengthening the department of revenue's ability to collect spirits taxes imposed under RCW 82.08.150.

Executive:  
  1. HB 2339 - Providing unemployment insurance benefit charging relief for part-time employers who continue to employ a claimant on a part-time basis and the claimant qualified for two consecutive claims with wages attributable to at least one employer who employed the claimant in both base years.
  2. ESHB 2344 - Authorizing certain corporate officers to receive unemployment benefits.
  3. SHB 2491 - Addressing when predecessor-successor relationships do not exist for purposes of unemployment experience rating.
  4. HB 2758 - Strengthening the department of revenue's ability to collect spirits taxes imposed under RCW 82.08.150.

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



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Transportation* -  02/16/12  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/15/2012 at 3:10 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SHB 1217 - Authorizing certain local authorities to establish maximum speed limits on certain nonarterial highways.
  2. SHB 1700 - Modifying the requirements related to designing various transportation projects. (Hearing will be on the Striking Amendment.)
  3. HB 1833 - Modifying the frequency of meetings of the motorcycle safety education advisory board.
  4. HB 2283 - Modifying the display requirement for certain parking placards.
  5. SB 6585 - Concerning the periodic replacement of license plates.
  6. SHB 2252 - Concerning proof of payment for certain transportation fares and disclosure of certain information on transit passes and fare media.
  7. HB 2274 - Allowing registered tow truck operators to pass the costs of tolls and ferry fares to the impounded vehicle's registered owner.

The Striking Amendment is 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. Possible executive session on bills heard in committee. Other business.



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Ways & Means* -  02/16/12  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/14/2012 at 2:44 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6563 - Merging plan 1 and plan 2 of the law enforcement officers' and firefighters' retirement system.
  2. SB 5950 - Regulating nonstate pension plans offered by towns.
  3. SB 6543 - Addressing the use of overtime when calculating pension benefits.
  4. SB 6581 - Eliminating accounts and funds.

Work Session:  Balance sheet update.

Public Hearing:  
  1. SGA 9277 - Brad Flaherty, Director, Department of Revenue.
  2. SGA 9053 - Stephen L Johnson, Member, Board of Tax Appeals.

Executive:  
  1. SGA 9053 - Stephen L Johnson, Member, Board of Tax Appeals
  2. SGA 9277 - Brad Flaherty, Director, Department of Revenue

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



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