Agenda for Monday, February 18, 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* -  02/18/13  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/14/2013 at 2:58 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5696 - Providing limited civil immunity from liability for apiarists.
  2. SB 5770 - Permitting conservation districts to use electronic deposits for employee pay and compensation.
  3. SB 5766 - Improving relationships between agricultural producers and state regulatory staff.

Executive:  SB 5770 - Permitting conservation districts to use electronic deposits for employee pay and compensation.

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

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Commerce & Labor* -  02/18/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/15/2013 at 2:48 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5476 - Clarifying the employment status of independent contractors in the news business.
  2. SB 5672 - Supporting youth programs through agricultural fairs and the horse racing commission.
  3. SB 5723 - Authorizing enhanced raffles conducted by bona fide charitable or nonprofit organizations serving individuals with intellectual disabilities.
  4. SB 5211 - Concerning social networking accounts and profiles.
  5. SB 5521 - Protecting children under the age of eighteen from the harmful effects of exposure to ultraviolet radiation associated with tanning devices.
  6. SB 5597 - Concerning locksmith services.

Executive Session:  
  1. SB 5107 - Concerning prevailing wages for workers employed in residential construction.
  2. SB 5619 - Exempting from prevailing wage requirements public works projects undertaken to repair fire damage.
  3. SB 5727 - Addressing prevailing wages in distressed counties.
  4. SB 5508 - Restricting prevailing wages on certain rural school district projects.
  5. 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.
  6. SB 5607 - Concerning beer, wine, and spirits theater licenses.
  7. SB 5310 - Creating a senior center license.
  8. SB 5517 - Changing the criteria for the beer and wine tasting endorsement for grocery stores.
  9. SB 5674 - Allowing wine and beer sampling at farmers markets.
  10. SB 5597 - Concerning locksmith services.

Other business.

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Early Learning & K-12 Education* -  02/18/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/15/2013 at 10:19 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5496 - Authorizing approval of online school programs in private schools.
  2. SB 5563 - Regarding training for school employees in the prevention of sexual abuse. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  3. SB 5491 - Establishing statewide indicators of educational health.
  4. SB 5649 - Using the collaborative schools process for required action districts that continue to struggle to improve student academic achievement.

Executive:  
  1. SB 5114 - Regarding access to K-12 campuses for occupational or educational information.
  2. SB 5587 - Concerning student assessments.

The Chair plans to spend 15 minutes on each bill for Public Hearing. 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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Governmental Operations* -  02/18/13  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/14/2013 at 4:19 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5060 - Addressing the removal of county elected officials.
  2. SB 5641 - Requiring the governor's signature on significant legislative rules.
  3. SB 5664 - Establishing a process for the payment of impact fees through provisions stipulated in recorded covenants.
  4. SB 5636 - Providing a process for county legislative authorities to withdraw from voluntary planning under the growth management act.
  5. SB 5746 - Providing a method for dissolution of a public hospital district.
  6. SB 5747 - Concerning the election of public hospital district boards of commissioners.
  7. SB 5748 - Extending contribution limits to candidates for public hospital district boards of commissioners.
  8. SB 5704 - Concerning tax collection by the county treasurer.
  9. SB 5705 - Concerning amounts received by taxing districts from property tax refunds and abatements.

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

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Governmental Operations -  02/18/13  6:00 pm

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

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. Bills heard in committee.
  2. SB 5717 - Addressing competitive contracting.
  3. SB 5184 - Expanding the membership of the capital projects advisory review board.
  4. SB 5332 - Modifying the percentage of votes required to approve benefit charges for fire protection districts.
  5. SB 5347 - Assuring the people's right to vote on initiatives that submit sufficient valid voter signatures.
  6. SB 5399 - Addressing the timing of penalties under the growth management act.
  7. SB 5411 - Requiring the ballot proposition to reduce the terms of office of port commissioners to be submitted at the next general election.
  8. SB 5417 - Concerning the annexation of unincorporated territory within a code city.
  9. SB 5444 - Creating greater efficiency in the offices of county assessor by eliminating the requirement to annually appraise tax-exempt government properties.
  10. ESB 5495 - Expanding the membership of the state building code council.
  11. SB 5499 - Changing the time for filing initiative measures.
  12. 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.
  13. SB 5507 - Increasing transparency of donors to candidates and ballot measures.
  14. ESB 5514 - Concerning utility rates and charges for vacant lots in manufactured housing communities.
  15. SB 5518 - Making nonsubstantive changes to election laws.
  16. SB 5641 - Requiring the governor's signature on significant legislative rules.
  17. SB 5676 - Protecting personal voter signatures.
  18. SB 5746 - Providing a method for dissolution of a public hospital district.
  19. SB 5747 - Concerning the election of public hospital district boards of commissioners.
  20. SB 5748 - Extending contribution limits to candidates for public hospital district boards of commissioners.
  21. SB 5505 - Encouraging valid voter signatures on petitions count and timely validation of signatures.
  22. SJM 8004 - Requesting Congress and the Postmaster General to establish a special accommodation for official election mail.
  23. SJR 8204 - Amending the Constitution to require a two-thirds majority vote of the legislature to raise taxes.
  24. SJR 8205 - Amending the Constitution to require a two-thirds majority vote of the legislature to raise taxes.
  25. SI 517 - Initiative and referendum
  26. SB 5636 - Providing a process for county legislative authorities to withdraw from voluntary planning under the growth management act.

Other business.

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Health Care* -  02/18/13  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/14/2013 at 2:21 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5540 - Expanding opportunities to purchase health care coverage from out-of-state carriers.
  2. SB 5524 - Authorizing Washington pharmacies to fill prescriptions written by physician assistants in other states.
  3. SB 5459 - Requiring ninety-day supply limits on certain drugs dispensed by a pharmacist.
  4. SB 5465 - Concerning exemptions from licensure as a physical therapist.
  5. SB 5666 - Concerning health care quality improvement measures.
  6. SB 5482 - Concerning the federal basic health option of the affordable care act.
  7. SB 5450 - Concerning public hospital districts insurance coverage for commissioners.

Executive:  
  1. SB 5416 - Concerning prescription information.
  2. SB 5492 - Requiring transparency for patients regarding training and qualifications of health care professionals.
  3. ESB 5305 - Requiring hospitals to report when providing treatment for bullet wounds, gunshot wounds, and stab wounds to all patients.

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

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Human Services & Corrections* -  02/18/13  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/15/2013 at 3:47 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5551 - Concerning competency to stand trial evaluations.
  2. SB 5595 - Concerning child care reform.
  3. SB 5681 - Facilitating treatment for persons with co-occurring disorders by requiring development of an integrated rule.
  4. SB 5732 - Concerning the adult behavioral health system in Washington state (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute).
  5. SB 5771 - Developing a risk assessment instrument for patients committed for involuntary treatment in Washington state.

Executive:  
  1. SB 5732 - Concerning the adult behavioral health system in Washington state.
  2. SB 5456 - Concerning detentions under the involuntary treatment act.
  3. SB 5288 - Concerning contracts for health care services for incarcerated offenders.
  4. SB 5359 - Concerning mandatory reporting of child abuse or neglect by supervised persons.
  5. SB 5389 - Concerning sibling visitation for children in foster care.
  6. SB 5480 - Accelerating changes to mental health involuntary commitment laws.
  7. SB 5282 - Creating a statewide database of mental health commitment information.

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* -  02/18/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/15/2013 at 11:41 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5574 - Revising the admissibility in a civil action of failing to wear safety belt assemblies and failing to use child restraint systems.
  2. SB 5532 - Requiring crisis intervention training for peace officers. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  3. SB 5516 - Establishing the criminal justice training commission firing range maintenance account.
  4. SB 5692 - Concerning standby guardians and standby limited guardians.

Executive:  
  1. SB 5135 - Concerning judicial proceedings and forms.
  2. SB 5618 - Including searches by school resource officers and local police school liaison officers within the warrantless school search exception.
  3. SB 5488 - Establishing an enhanced penalty for the use of an internet advertisement to facilitate the commission of a sex-trafficking crime.
  4. SB 5669 - Concerning trafficking.
  5. SB 5014 - Limiting the power of eminent domain.

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.

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Ways & Means* -  02/18/13  3:30 pm

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

MEETING CANCELLED.



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