Agenda for February 18 to February 24, 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* -  02/18/13  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.



Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development -  02/19/13  10:00 am

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

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. Bills previously heard.
  2. SB 5219 - Retaining water resources to assure the vitality of local economies.
  3. SB 5696 - Providing limited civil immunity from liability for apiarists.

Other business.



Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development* -  02/21/13  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/21/2013 at 8:52 AM

Executive Session:  
  1. Bills previously heard.
  2. SB 5767 - Concerning inspection of dairy cattle.
  3. SB 5824 - Regarding the financing of irrigation district improvements.
  4. SB 5199 - Concerning de facto changes in water rights for irrigation purposes that involved conversion to more efficient irrigation technologies.
  5. SB 5276 - Regarding the use of designated agricultural lands.
  6. SB 5202 - Creating the companion animal safety, population control, and spay/neuter assistance program.
  7. SB 5766 - Improving relationships between agricultural producers and state regulatory staff.

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5767 - Concerning inspection of dairy cattle. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  2. SB 5824 - Regarding the financing of irrigation district improvements.

Other business.



Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development -  02/21/13  12:15 pm

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

Public Hearing:  SB 5836 - Providing certainty for local governments on water resource decisions. (Hearing on Proposed Substitute).

Executive Session:  SB 5836 - Providing certainty for local governments on water resource decisions.

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



Commerce & Labor* -  02/20/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/20/2013 at 10:02 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5726 - Placing geographic limitations on local paid sick leave and paid safe leave programs.
  2. SB 5728 - Declaring state preemption of local paid sick and paid safe leave regulation.
  3. SB 5594 - Establishing minimum standards for sick and safe leave from employment.
  4. SB 5292 - Implementing family and medical leave insurance.

Executive Session:  
  1. SB 5686 - Requiring surveys to develop data for prevailing wage determinations.
  2. SB 5684 - Addressing the prevailing rate of wage paid on public works.
  3. SB 5685 - Concerning transparency with prevailing wage rate determinations.
  4. SB 5476 - Clarifying the employment status of independent contractors in the news business.
  5. SB 5672 - Supporting youth programs through agricultural fairs and the horse racing commission.
  6. SB 5723 - Authorizing enhanced raffles conducted by bona fide charitable or nonprofit organizations serving individuals with intellectual disabilities.
  7. SB 5396 - Concerning limited on-premise spirits sampling.

Other business.



Commerce & Labor* -  02/22/13  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/21/2013 at 4:45 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5292 - Implementing family and medical leave insurance. (Continuation of 2/20/2013 meeting.)
  2. SB 5774 - Authorizing applications for a special permit to allow alcohol tasting by persons nineteen and twenty years of age under certain circumstances. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  3. SB 5608 - Authorizing certain corporate officers to receive unemployment benefits.
  4. SB 5758 - Making coverage of certain maritime service elective for purposes of unemployment compensation.
  5. SB 5682 - Concerning the replacement of like-in-kind household appliances.
  6. SB 5791 - Supporting youth programs through agricultural fairs and the horse racing industry.
  7. SB 5813 - Supporting youth programs through agricultural fairs.
  8. SB 5744 - Creating an industrial insurance high risk premium subsidy program.

Executive Session:  
  1. SB 5726 - Placing geographic limitations on local paid sick leave and paid safe leave programs.
  2. SB 5728 - Declaring state preemption of local paid sick and paid safe leave regulation.
  3. SB 5355 - Implementing the unemployment insurance integrity provisions of the federal trade adjustment assistance extension act of 2011.
  4. SB 5211 - Concerning social networking accounts and profiles.
  5. SB 5644 - Concerning sales for resale by retail licensees of liquor.
  6. SB 5731 - Allowing beer and/or wine specialty shop licensees to sell craft distillery products.
  7. SB 5238 - Concerning recommendations for streamlining reporting requirements for taxes and fees on spirits.
  8. SB 5608 - Authorizing certain corporate officers to receive unemployment benefits.
  9. SB 5682 - Concerning the replacement of like-in-kind household appliances.
  10. SB 5744 - Creating an industrial insurance high risk premium subsidy program.
  11. SB 5758 - Making coverage of certain maritime service elective for purposes of unemployment compensation.
  12. SB 5774 - Authorizing applications for a special permit to allow alcohol tasting by persons nineteen and twenty years of age under certain circumstances.
  13. SB 5791 - Supporting youth programs through agricultural fairs and the horse racing industry.
  14. SB 5813 - Supporting youth programs through agricultural fairs.

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* -  02/18/13  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.



Early Learning & K-12 Education* -  02/20/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/18/2013 at 9:25 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5794 - Concerning alternative learning experience courses.
  2. SB 5620 - Changing school safety-related drills.
  3. SB 5753 - Providing flexibility in the education system. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  4. SB 5701 - Authorizing penalties based on the fraudulent submission of tests for educators.
  5. SB 5706 - Concerning accountability in providing opportunities for certain students to participate in transition services.

Executive:  
  1. ESB 5620 - Changing school safety-related drills.
  2. 2ESB 5701 - Authorizing penalties based on the fraudulent submission of tests for educators.
  3. SB 5496 - Authorizing approval of online school programs in private schools.

The Chair plans to spend 15 minutes on each bill for Public Hearing. Possible executive session on bills heard in committee. Other business.



Early Learning & K-12 Education* -  02/21/13  5:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/15/2013 at 4:29 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5754 - Concerning integrated career learning opportunities and employment training for at-risk youth.
  2. SB 5755 - Establishing a comprehensive initiative to increase learning opportunities and improve educational outcomes in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics through multiple strategies and statewide partnerships.
  3. SB 5809 - Changing provisions relating to the home visiting services account.
  4. SB 5724 - Modifying school district bidding requirements for improvement and repair projects. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  5. SJM 8006 - Promoting the use of the Eddie Eagle GunSafe Program in preschools, early learning programs, and schools.
  6. SB 5660 - Regarding firearms safety education programs.

Executive:  
  1. SB 5491 - Establishing statewide indicators of educational health.
  2. SB 5754 - Concerning integrated career learning opportunities and employment training for at-risk youth.
  3. SB 5755 - Establishing a comprehensive initiative to increase learning opportunities and improve educational outcomes in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics through multiple strategies and statewide partnerships.
  4. SB 5809 - Changing provisions relating to the home visiting services account.
  5. SJM 8006 - Promoting the use of the Eddie Eagle GunSafe Program in preschools, early learning programs, and schools.
  6. SB 5330 - Improving student achievement and student outcomes.
  7. SB 5724 - Modifying school district bidding requirements for improvement and repair projects.
  8. SB 5563 - Regarding training for school employees in the prevention of sexual abuse.
  9. SB 5753 - Providing flexibility in the education system.
  10. SB 5706 - Concerning accountability in providing opportunities for certain students to participate in transition services.
  11. SB 5794 - Concerning alternative learning experience courses.
  12. SB 5573 - Implementing the first biennium spending plan recommendations of the joint task force on education funding.
  13. SB 5570 - Concerning school funding.

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.



Early Learning & K-12 Education* -  02/22/13  8:00 am

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

MEETING CANCELLED.



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Energy, Environment & Telecommunications -  02/19/13  1:30 pm

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5407 - Concerning electronic filing of pollutant discharge elimination permit system applications.
  2. SB 5435 - Regarding the creation of a storm water compliance project.
  3. SB 5441 - Prioritizing state investments in storm water control.
  4. SB 5458 - Concerning the labeling of certain asbestos-containing building materials.
  5. SB 5658 - Concerning mercury-containing lights.
  6. SB 5699 - Concerning electronic product recycling.

Executive Session:  
  1. SB 5369 - Concerning the use of geothermal resources.
  2. SB 5412 - Adding incremental hydroelectricity that is marketed by the Bonneville power administration to the definition of an eligible renewable resource for the purposes of chapter 19.285 RCW.
  3. SB 5438 - Using conservation achieved by a qualifying utility in excess of its biennial acquisition target under the energy independence act.
  4. SB 5324 - Concerning mosquito abatement in storm water control retention ponds.
  5. 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.
  6. SB 5400 - Allowing utilities serving customers in Washington and in other states to use eligible renewable resources located within the western electricity coordinating council area to comply with chapter 19.285 RCW, the energy independence act.
  7. SB 5407 - Concerning electronic filing of pollutant discharge elimination permit system applications.
  8. SB 5441 - Prioritizing state investments in storm water control.
  9. SB 5458 - Concerning the labeling of certain asbestos-containing building materials.
  10. SB 5699 - Concerning electronic product recycling.

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



Energy, Environment & Telecommunications* -  02/20/13  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/15/2013 at 9:03 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5603 - Establishing the Washington coastal marine advisory council and the Washington marine resources advisory council.
  2. SB 5769 - Adding electricity from hydroelectric generation projects with a generating capacity of thirty megawatts or less that do not impede migrating fish to the definition of an eligible renewable resource for the purposes of chapter 19.285 RCW.
  3. SB 5796 - Concerning emissions from certain emergency power sources.
  4. SB 5802 - Developing recommendations to achieve the state's greenhouse gas emissions limits.

Executive:  
  1. ESB 5603 - Establishing the Washington coastal marine advisory council and the Washington marine resources advisory council.
  2. 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.

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



Energy, Environment & Telecommunications* -  02/21/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/20/2013 at 3:23 PM

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. SB 5181 - Concerning flame retardants.
  2. SB 5297 - Concerning coal transition power.
  3. SB 5298 - Regarding coal transition power.
  4. SB 5321 - Harmonizing state greenhouse gas reporting requirements with federal requirements.
  5. SB 5324 - Concerning mosquito abatement in storm water control retention ponds.
  6. 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.
  7. SB 5369 - Concerning the use of geothermal resources.
  8. SB 5412 - Adding incremental hydroelectricity that is marketed by the Bonneville power administration to the definition of an eligible renewable resource for the purposes of chapter 19.285 RCW.
  9. SB 5422 - Concerning telecommunications tax parity.
  10. SB 5424 - Concerning paint stewardship.
  11. SB 5435 - Regarding the creation of a storm water compliance project.
  12. SB 5441 - Prioritizing state investments in storm water control.
  13. SB 5457 - Adopting the Washington small rechargeable battery stewardship act.
  14. SB 5545 - Establishing the working waterfront redevelopment jobs act.
  15. SB 5547 - Addressing ocean acidification by taking action on the recommendations of the governor's blue ribbon panel on ocean acidification.
  16. SB 5658 - Concerning mercury-containing lights.
  17. SB 5796 - Concerning emissions from certain emergency power sources.
  18. SB 5802 - Developing recommendations to achieve the state's greenhouse gas emissions limits.

Other business.



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Financial Institutions, Housing & Insurance* -  02/19/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/19/2013 at 10:24 AM

Executive Session:  
  1. SB 5541 - Concerning the redemption of real property.
  2. SB 5598 - Concerning the disposition of surplus property for the development of affordable housing.
  3. SB 5210 - Regulating mortgage brokers.
  4. SB 5338 - Addressing nonprofit debt adjusters.
  5. SB 5065 - Regulating the settling of certain insurer transactions.

Other business.



Financial Institutions, Housing & Insurance* -  02/21/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/21/2013 at 11:25 AM

Executive Session:  
  1. SB 5568 - Concerning the disclosure of certain information when screening tenants.
  2. SB 5233 - Establishing a training program for managers of manufactured housing communities.
  3. SB 5306 - Creating procedures for disposing property in the leased premises of a deceased tenant.
  4. SB 5425 - Concerning the entering of monetary judgments against defendants under the residential and manufactured/mobile home landlord-tenant acts.
  5. SB 5426 - Concerning unlawful detainer.

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.



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.



Governmental Operations* -  02/19/13  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/19/2013 at 8:57 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5063 - Regarding ethics in public service. (Hearing is on Proposed Substitute.)
  2. SB 5504 - Requiring state employees to be truthful when providing employment-related information.
  3. SB 5661 - Addressing property assessments and the appeal of those assessments. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  4. SB 5691 - Concerning veterans' homes.
  5. SB 5637 - Concerning primary election voters' pamphlets.
  6. SB 5606 - Concerning fire suppression water facilities and services provided by municipal and other water purveyors.

Executive:  
  1. SB 5504 - Requiring state employees to be truthful when providing employment-related information.
  2. SB 5606 - Concerning fire suppression water facilities and services provided by municipal and other water purveyors.
  3. SB 5637 - Concerning primary election voters' pamphlets.
  4. SB 5661 - Addressing property assessments and the appeal of those assessments.
  5. SB 5691 - Concerning veterans' homes.

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



Governmental Operations* -  02/21/13  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/20/2013 at 6:33 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5473 - Enacting the Washington voting rights act of 2013.
  2. SB 5589 - Providing for a simple majority of voters voting to authorize school district bonds.
  3. SJR 8208 - Amending the Constitution to allow a simple majority of voters voting to authorize school district bonds.
  4. SB 5795 - Advancing the deadline for approval of the redistricting plan.
  5. SJR 8210 - Amending the Constitution to advance the date for completion of the redistricting plan.

Executive:  
  1. SB 5795 - Advancing the deadline for approval of the redistricting plan.
  2. SJR 8210 - Amending the Constitution to advance the date for completion of the redistricting plan.
  3. SB 5418 - Concerning county property tax levies.
  4. SB 5443 - Creating greater efficiency in the offices of county assessors by allowing notification via electronic means.
  5. SB 5503 - Concerning payment of delinquent property taxes.
  6. SB 5664 - Establishing a process for the payment of impact fees through provisions stipulated in recorded covenants.
  7. SB 5705 - Concerning amounts received by taxing districts from property tax refunds and abatements.

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



Governmental Operations* -  02/22/13  1:00 pm

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

REVISED on 2/22/2013 at 10:13 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5734 - Continuing the use of the legislature's sunset review process.
  2. SB 5834 - Concerning veteran-owned businesses. (Hearing is on Proposed Substitute.)
  3. SGA 9064 - Lourdes E. Alvarado-Ramos, Director, Department of Veterans Affairs.
  4. SGA 9067 - Bret Daugherty, Director, Military Department.

Executive:  
  1. SB 5734 - Continuing the use of the legislature's sunset review process.
  2. SB 5834 - Concerning veteran-owned businesses.
  3. SGA 9064 - Lourdes E Alvarado-Ramos, Director, Department of Veterans Affairs
  4. SGA 9067 - Bret Daugherty, Director, Military Department

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



Health Care* -  02/19/13  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/18/2013 at 8:47 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5605 - Addressing health plans provided through associations or member-governed groups. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  2. SB 5601 - Concerning interpretation of state law regarding rebating practices by health care entities.
  3. SB 5562 - Concerning providers and facilities' participation in the provision of medical care or in the withholding or withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment in accordance with a form developed by the department of health.
  4. SB 5423 - Concerning the scope and costs of the diabetes epidemic in Washington. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  5. SB 5474 - Promoting state employee wellness and productivity.
  6. SB 5554 - Requiring a study of the prescription monitoring program and its role in increasing coordination of care. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  7. SB 5631 - Modifying the expiration dates that limit payments for health care services provided to low-income enrollees in state purchased health care programs by aligning them with the start of medicaid expansion.

Executive:  
  1. SB 5510 - Concerning the abuse of vulnerable adults.
  2. SB 5792 - Concerning health care services for inmates in city, county, and regional jails.
  3. SB 5450 - Concerning public hospital districts insurance coverage for commissioners.
  4. SB 5459 - Requiring ninety-day supply limits on certain drugs dispensed by a pharmacist.
  5. SB 5213 - Concerning prescription review for medicaid managed care enrollees.

Proposed substitutes 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 they are available. Possible executive session on bills heard in committee. Other business.



Health Care* -  02/20/13  5:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/19/2013 at 1:57 PM

Public Hearing:  SB 5631 - Modifying the expiration dates that limit payments for health care services provided to low-income enrollees in state purchased health care programs by aligning them with the start of medicaid expansion. (Public Hearing continued from February 19.)

Possible Executive Session:  To be announced.

Other business.



Health Care -  02/21/13  10:00 am

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

Executive Session:  
  1. Bills previously heard.
  2. SB 5215 - Providing that health care professional licensees may not be required to participate in any public or private third-party reimbursement program.
  3. SB 5449 - Addressing the Washington state health insurance pool.
  4. SB 5267 - Concerning prior authorization for health care services.
  5. ESB 5666 - Concerning health care quality improvement measures.
  6. SCR 8401 - Creating a joint select committee on health care oversight.
  7. SB 5465 - Concerning exemptions from licensure as a physical therapist.
  8. SB 5630 - Implementing recommendations of the adult family home quality assurance panel.
  9. SB 5519 - Concerning planning measures to provide long-term care services and supports needs of the aging population.
  10. SB 5434 - Addressing the filing and public disclosure of health care provider compensation.
  11. SB 5528 - Concerning the medical use of cannabis.
  12. SB 5524 - Authorizing Washington pharmacies to fill prescriptions written by physician assistants in other states.
  13. SB 5474 - Promoting state employee wellness and productivity.
  14. SB 5216 - Addressing long-term care insurance.
  15. SB 5562 - Concerning providers and facilities' participation in the provision of medical care or in the withholding or withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment in accordance with a form developed by the department of health.
  16. SB 5605 - Addressing health plans provided through associations or member-governed groups.
  17. SB 5540 - Expanding opportunities to purchase health care coverage from out-of-state carriers.
  18. SB 5601 - Concerning interpretation of state law regarding rebating practices by health care entities.

Other business.



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Higher Education* -  02/19/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/15/2013 at 1:08 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5787 - Adding the chair of the student achievement council to the Washington higher education facilities authority.
  2. SB 5670 - Extending state need grant eligibility under certain circumstances.
  3. SB 5712 - Encouraging community colleges to use, and inform students of the use of, multiple measures to determine the need for precollege courses.
  4. SB 5713 - Concerning self-supporting, fee-based programs at four-year institutions of higher education.
  5. SB 5548 - Limiting differential tuition.
  6. Concerning differential tuition [S-0802.1].
  7. SB 5835 - Concerning differential tuition.

Executive Session:  
  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.

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* -  02/21/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/21/2013 at 8:25 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SGA 9056 - Susan Palmer, Member, Board of Trustees, Technical College District #27 (Renton).
  2. SGA 9032 - Christon C Skinner, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 4 (Skagit Valley College).
  3. SGA 9015 - Lindsay Fiker, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 4 (Skagit Valley College).
  4. SGA 9000 - Debbie J Ahl, Member, Board of Trustees, Technical College District #25 (Bellingham).
  5. SGA 9020 - James Groves, Member, Board of Trustees, Technical College District #25 (Bellingham).
  6. SGA 9001 - Mark D Albertson, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 10 (Green River Community College).
  7. SGA 9060 - John Philbrook, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 13 (Lower Columbia College).
  8. SGA 9005 - Arthur A Blauvelt, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 2 (Grays Harbor College).
  9. SGA 9061 - Denise Portmann, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 2 (Grays Harbor College).

Executive Session:  
  1. SB 5787 - Adding the chair of the student achievement council to the Washington higher education facilities authority.
  2. SB 5712 - Encouraging community colleges to use, and inform students of the use of, multiple measures to determine the need for precollege courses.
  3. SB 5713 - Concerning self-supporting, fee-based programs at four-year institutions of higher education.
  4. SB 5835 - Concerning differential tuition.
  5. SB 5615 - Concerning the health professional loan repayment and scholarship program.
  6. SGA 9000 - Debbie J Ahl, Member, Board of Trustees, Technical College District #25 (Bellingham)
  7. SGA 9001 - Mark D Albertson, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 10 (Green River Community College)
  8. SGA 9005 - Arthur A Blauvelt, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 2 (Grays Harbor College)
  9. SGA 9015 - Lindsay Fiker, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 4 (Skagit Valley College)
  10. SGA 9032 - Christon C Skinner, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 4 (Skagit Valley College)
  11. SGA 9061 - Denise Portmann, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 2 (Grays Harbor College)
  12. SB 5544 - Requiring an online higher education transfer and student advising system.

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.



Human Services & Corrections* -  02/19/13  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/18/2013 at 8:23 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5689 - Concerning access to juvenile records.
  2. SB 5643 - Concerning exemptions from the five-year time limit for recipients of the temporary assistance for needy families program.
  3. SB 5600 - Concerning the definition of work activity for the purposes of the WorkFirst program.
  4. SB 5735 - Concerning registered sex or kidnapping offenders.

Executive:  
  1. SB 5810 - Concerning security threat group information.
  2. SB 5316 - Adopting a model policy to require a third person to be present during interviews.
  3. SB 5315 - Implementing the recommendations made by the Powell fatality team.
  4. SB 5460 - Concerning the rights of parents who are incarcerated or in residential substance abuse treatment.
  5. SB 5577 - Protecting public employees who act ethically and legally.
  6. SB 5475 - Creating a licensing category for receiving care centers.
  7. SB 5461 - Modifying provisions regarding the representation of children in dependency matters.

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



Human Services & Corrections* -  02/20/13  5:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/19/2013 at 12:41 PM

Executive Session:  
  1. Bills previously heard.
  2. SB 5735 - Concerning registered sex or kidnapping offenders.
  3. ESB 5105 - Asserting conditions under which the department of corrections provides rental vouchers to an offender.
  4. SB 5176 - Addressing criminal incompetency and civil commitment.
  5. SB 5376 - Concerning juvenile firearms and weapons crimes.
  6. SB 5403 - Concerning the enforcement powers of the office of financial recovery.
  7. SB 5405 - Concerning extended foster care services.
  8. SB 5452 - Modifying stalking and harassment protection order provisions.
  9. SB 5454 - Concerning the testing of infants placed in out-of-home care whose human immunodeficiency virus is unknown.
  10. SB 5531 - Measuring performance of the child welfare system.
  11. SB 5551 - Concerning competency to stand trial evaluations.
  12. SB 5552 - Improving child support collections by requiring reporting of compensation and establishing an intercept program.
  13. SB 5565 - Concerning background checks for individuals seeking a license under chapter 74.13 RCW or unsupervised access to children.
  14. SB 5566 - Concerning interviewing children in child protective services investigations at children's advocacy centers.
  15. 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.
  16. SB 5595 - Concerning child care reform.
  17. SB 5681 - Facilitating treatment for persons with co-occurring disorders by requiring development of an integrated rule.
  18. SB 5689 - Concerning access to juvenile records.
  19. SB 5771 - Developing a risk assessment instrument for patients committed for involuntary treatment in Washington state.

Public Hearing:  SB 5735 - Concerning registered sex or kidnapping offenders.

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



Human Services & Corrections* -  02/21/13  10:00 am

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

MEETING CANCELLED.



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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.



Law & Justice* -  02/20/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/18/2013 at 11:38 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5011 - Prohibiting the state of Washington and its political subdivisions from adopting and developing environmental and developmental policies that infringe or restrict private property rights without due process. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  2. SB 5413 - Expanding metal theft provisions.
  3. SB 5782 - Establishing standards for the use of public unmanned aircraft systems.
  4. SB 5797 - Encouraging the establishment of effective specialty and therapeutic courts.

Executive:  SB 5031 - Requiring actions for damage to real property resulting from construction, alteration, or repair on adjacent property to be commenced within two years after the property owner first discovered or reasonably should have discovered the damage.

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



Law & Justice* -  02/21/13  5:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/21/2013 at 5:42 PM

Executive Session:  
  1. To be determined.
  2. SB 5058 - Concerning assault of a corrections officer, law enforcement officer, or other employee of a law enforcement agency.
  3. SB 5797 - Encouraging the establishment of effective specialty and therapeutic courts.
  4. SB 5178 - Modifying organized retail theft provisions.
  5. SB 5437 - Regarding boating safety.
  6. SB 5162 - Prohibiting a child custody award to a suspect in an active murder investigation.
  7. ESB 5236 - Creating the uniform correction or clarification of defamation act.
  8. SB 5280 - Addressing criminal activities occurring at rental properties.
  9. SB 5532 - Requiring crisis intervention training for peace officers.
  10. SB 5692 - Concerning standby guardians and standby limited guardians.
  11. SB 5556 - Concerning missing endangered persons.
  12. SB 5516 - Establishing the criminal justice training commission firing range maintenance account.
  13. SB 5015 - Including a child fourteen or younger in the aggravated first degree murder provisions.
  14. SB 5364 - Concerning court reporters, communication access real-time translation, and real-time captioning services.
  15. SB 5064 - Concerning persons sentenced for offenses committed prior to reaching eighteen years of age.
  16. SB 5550 - Concerning privileging and professional conduct reviews by health care professional review bodies.
  17. ESB 5484 - Concerning assault in the third degree occurring in areas used in connection with court proceedings.

Other business.



Law & Justice* -  02/22/13  8:00 am

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

MEETING CANCELLED.



Law & Justice -  02/22/13  1:30 pm

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

Executive Session:  Possible executive action.

Other business.



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Natural Resources & Parks* -  02/19/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/15/2013 at 2:45 PM

Work Session:  Derelict fishing gear.

Public Hearing:  
  1. Continuation of testimony on SB 5663.
  2. SB 5665 - Concerning geoduck diver licenses.
  3. SB 5702 - Concerning aquatic invasive species.
  4. SB 5760 - Providing compensation for commercial crop damage caused by bighorn sheep.
  5. SB 5596 - Regarding certain lake management activities on lands owned by the state of Washington.
  6. SB 5786 - Requiring certain information in commercial fishing guide license applications.
  7. SB 5663 - Regarding derelict and abandoned vessels in state waters.

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



Natural Resources & Parks -  02/21/13  1:30 pm

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

Public Hearing:  To be announced.

Executive Session:  
  1. To be announced.
  2. 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.
  3. SB 5663 - Regarding derelict and abandoned vessels in state waters.
  4. SB 5543 - Regarding state and private partnerships for managing salmonid hatcheries.
  5. SB 5760 - Providing compensation for commercial crop damage caused by bighorn sheep.
  6. ESB 5596 - Regarding certain lake management activities on lands owned by the state of Washington.
  7. SB 5786 - Requiring certain information in commercial fishing guide license applications.
  8. SB 5231 - Ensuring hunter safety.
  9. SB 5081 - Regarding unlawful trade in shark fins.
  10. SB 5702 - Concerning aquatic invasive species.

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



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Trade & Economic Development* -  02/19/13  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/18/2013 at 5:19 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5680 - Promoting economic development by providing information to businesses.
  2. SJM 8007 - Requesting Congress pass legislation imposing a fee on United States bound cargo when it crosses the Canadian border. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  3. SB 5679 - Improving the business climate and stimulating job creation by requiring certain agencies to establish a formal review process of existing rules.
  4. SB 5718 - Providing monitoring of the development of a one-stop portal for Washington businesses.
  5. SB 5757 - Concerning standards and policies governing information technology.
  6. SB 5759 - Concerning data collection and operational cost funding for the Washington state economic development commission.
  7. SB 5741 - Allowing the use of lodging taxes for financing workforce housing and tourism promotion activities or facilities.

Executive Session:  
  1. SB 5109 - Creating a business and occupation tax exemption for new businesses.
  2. SB 5249 - Creating a business and occupation tax credit for hiring certain persons in manufacturing.
  3. SB 5251 - Exempting certain manufacturing research and development activities from business and occupation taxation.
  4. SB 5262 - Concerning the lodging tax.
  5. SB 5325 - Concerning the definition of a rural county for public facilities' sales and use tax purposes.
  6. SB 5382 - Promoting economic development through tax relief for start-up firms.
  7. SB 5647 - Requiring the department of revenue to publish their determinations.
  8. SB 5656 - Revising business licensing systems.
  9. SB 5679 - Improving the business climate and stimulating job creation by requiring certain agencies to establish a formal review process of existing rules.
  10. SB 5680 - Promoting economic development by providing information to businesses.
  11. SB 5688 - Simplifying definitions and classifications concerning state and local tax systems.
  12. SB 5697 - Reducing the frequency of local sales and use tax changes.
  13. SB 5718 - Providing monitoring of the development of a one-stop portal for Washington businesses.
  14. SB 5757 - Concerning standards and policies governing information technology.
  15. SB 5759 - Concerning data collection and operational cost funding for the Washington state economic development commission.
  16. SB 5765 - Promoting economic development through business and government streamlining projects.

Other business.



Trade & Economic Development* -  02/19/13  5:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/19/2013 at 3:25 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5765 - Promoting economic development through business and government streamlining projects.
  2. SB 5784 - Concerning the joint center for aerospace technology innovation.
  3. SB 5783 - Modifying the Washington customized employment training program to include industry cluster associations.
  4. SB 5262 - Concerning the lodging tax.
  5. SB 5468 - Modifying the definition of tourist for the purposes of the lodging tax.
  6. SB 5799 - Establishing a tourism stakeholder task force for the purpose of increasing trade and economic development in Washington state.
  7. SB 5805 - Concerning projects of statewide significance for economic development and transportation.

Executive Session:  
  1. SB 5109 - Creating a business and occupation tax exemption for new businesses.
  2. SB 5262 - Concerning the lodging tax.
  3. SB 5325 - Concerning the definition of a rural county for public facilities' sales and use tax purposes.
  4. SB 5382 - Promoting economic development through tax relief for start-up firms.
  5. SB 5647 - Requiring the department of revenue to publish their determinations.
  6. SB 5656 - Revising business licensing systems.
  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 5680 - Promoting economic development by providing information to businesses.
  9. SB 5697 - Reducing the frequency of local sales and use tax changes.
  10. SB 5718 - Providing monitoring of the development of a one-stop portal for Washington businesses.
  11. SB 5757 - Concerning standards and policies governing information technology.
  12. SB 5759 - Concerning data collection and operational cost funding for the Washington state economic development commission.
  13. SB 5765 - Promoting economic development through business and government streamlining projects.

Continuing public testimony on SB 5262 and SB 5468, originally heard on 2/14/13. Other business.



Trade & Economic Development* -  02/21/13  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/20/2013 at 9:20 AM

Executive Session:  
  1. SB 5688 - Simplifying definitions and classifications concerning state and local tax systems.
  2. SB 5262 - Concerning the lodging tax.
  3. SB 5334 - Concerning public facilities' grants and loans.
  4. SB 5784 - Concerning the joint center for aerospace technology innovation.
  5. SB 5741 - Allowing the use of lodging taxes for financing workforce housing and tourism promotion activities or facilities.
  6. SB 5805 - Concerning projects of statewide significance for economic development and transportation.
  7. SJM 8007 - Requesting Congress pass legislation imposing a fee on United States bound cargo when it crosses the Canadian border.
  8. SB 5529 - Creating a sales tax holiday for back-to-school clothing and supplies.

Other business.



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Transportation* -  02/19/13  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/18/2013 at 6:20 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5592 - Modifying the use of certain toll bridge revenue (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute).
  2. SJM 8005 - Requesting that state route number 117 be designated as the POW/MIA Memorial Highway.
  3. SB 5678 - Clarifying the use of automated traffic safety cameras at intersections with two or more arterial highways.
  4. SB 5590 - Modifying requirements for the operation of commercial motor vehicles in compliance with federal regulations.
  5. SB 5611 - Concerning representation on the transportation commission for regions impacted by tolling.
  6. SB 5591 - Concerning confidential license plates, drivers' licenses, identicards, and vessel registrations.
  7. SB 5616 - Concerning the use of farm vehicles on public highways.

Executive:  SB 5182 - Addressing the disclosure of vehicle owner information.

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* -  02/20/13  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/19/2013 at 1:55 PM

Work Session:  Public-Private Partnerships Program- Washington State Department of Transportation.

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5743 - Modifying the use of revenue from automated school bus safety camera infractions.
  2. SB 5761 - Concerning outdoor advertising sign fees, labels, and prohibitions (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute).
  3. SB 5773 - Concerning local option transportation revenue (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute).
  4. SB 5775 - Allowing for a veteran designation on drivers' licenses and identicards.
  5. SB 5785 - Modifying requirements for the display and replacement of license plates.

Executive:  
  1. SB 5590 - Modifying requirements for the operation of commercial motor vehicles in compliance with federal regulations.
  2. SJM 8005 - Requesting that state route number 117 be designated as the POW/MIA Memorial Highway.

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* -  02/21/13  3:30 pm

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

MEETING CANCELLED.



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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.



Ways & Means* -  02/19/13  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/15/2013 at 4:25 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5149 - Concerning crimes against pharmacies.
  2. SB 5101 - Concerning a sales and use tax exemption for certain financial information provided to qualifying businesses providing international investment management services.
  3. SB 5599 - Concerning the taxing authority of public facilities districts.
  4. SB 5752 - Extending the expiration date of the existing business and occupation tax rate for the manufacture and wholesale of certain solar energy systems.
  5. SB 5776 - Concerning interest rate and penalty provisions in the current use program.
  6. SB 5715 - Addressing the evasion of taxes by the use of certain electronic means.

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



Ways & Means* -  02/20/13  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/19/2013 at 8:16 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SSB 5329 - Assisting persistently lowest-achieving schools to become more accountable.
  2. SB 5751 - Requiring an inventory of state fees.
  3. SB 5054 - Establishing a process for the acquisition of habitat and recreation lands by the state.
  4. SSB 5201 - Accelerating cleanup of hazardous waste sites.
  5. SSB 5296 - Concerning the model toxics control act.
  6. SB 5716 - Requiring a summary of capital appropriations by legislative district to accompany each capital appropriations bill.

Executive Session:  
  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 5244 - Regarding school suspensions and expulsions.
  3. SSB 5237 - Establishing accountability for student performance in reading.
  4. SSB 5078 - Modifying the property tax exemption for nonprofit fairs.
  5. SB 5442 - Protecting the state's interest in collecting deferred property taxes.
  6. SB 5149 - Concerning crimes against pharmacies.
  7. SB 5736 - Concerning higher education operating efficiencies.

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



Ways & Means* -  02/21/13  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/19/2013 at 8:17 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5195 - Allowing nonprofit institutions recognized by the state of Washington to be eligible to participate in the state need grant program.(Hearing is on Proposed Substitute.)
  2. SSB 5367 - Concerning Yakima river basin water resource management.
  3. SB 5627 - Concerning the taxation of commuter air carriers.
  4. SB 5622 - Concerning the taxation of large airplanes.
  5. SB 5804 - Addressing federal receipts reporting requirements.
  6. SB 5811 - Addressing employee wellness programs. (Hearing is on Proposed Substitute.)
  7. SB 5613 - Providing that certain cover charges for the opportunity to dance are not considered retail sales. (Hearing is on Proposed Substitute.)
  8. SB 5806 - Repealing an obsolete provision for a credit against property taxes paid on timber on public land.
  9. SB 5812 - Providing a business and occupation tax credit for businesses that hire veterans.

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



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