Agenda for Tuesday, February 19, 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 -  02/19/13  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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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