Agenda for Monday, February 20, 2012

Senate Committees

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

Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development* -  02/20/12  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/17/2012 at 4:41 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. ESHB 2567 - Authorizing an optional system of rates and charges for conservation districts.
  2. HB 2456 - Regarding disclosure of information relating to agriculture and livestock.
  3. HB 2356 - Concerning state capital funding of health and safety improvements at agricultural fairs.

Work Session:  
  1. Veal and swine animal welfare discussion.
  2. Beef Quality Assurance Program.

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

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

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

REVISED on 2/16/2012 at 4:10 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SHB 1753 - Clarifying the authority of a nurse working in a school setting.
  2. HB 2247 - Expanding the types of medications that a public or private school employee may administer to include topical medication, eye drops, and ear drops.
  3. ESHB 2586 - Regarding the Washington kindergarten inventory of developing skills.

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

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Economic Development, Trade & Innovation* -  02/20/12  1:30 pm

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

MEETING CANCELLED.



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Energy, Natural Resources & Marine Waters -  02/20/12  1:30 pm

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

Work Session:  Washington State’s Fisheries: Economic impacts, jobs, and values.

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

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Government Operations, Tribal Relations & Elections* -  02/20/12  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/17/2012 at 11:18 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SHB 1852 - Revising the lien for collection of sewer charges by counties.
  2. HB 2138 - Establishing national Korean war veterans armistice day.
  3. SHB 2181 - Extending the age for service in the Washington state guard.
  4. EHB 2152 - Clarifying timelines associated with plats. (Hearing is on the Striking Amendment.)
  5. HB 2210 - Extending contribution limits to school board candidates.
  6. HB 2305 - Changing authority for contracts with community service organizations for public improvements.
  7. ESHB 2335 - Concerning standards for the use of science to support public policy.
  8. HB 2524 - Concerning military spouses or registered domestic partners occupational licensing status during deployment or placement outside Washington state.
  9. ESHB 2502 - Modifying exceptions to the compensating tax provisions for removal from forest land classification to more closely parallel open space property tax provisions.

Executive Session:  
  1. ESHB 1627 - Limiting the authority of boundary review boards.
  2. SHB 1852 - Revising the lien for collection of sewer charges by counties.
  3. HB 2138 - Establishing national Korean war veterans armistice day.
  4. SHB 2181 - Extending the age for service in the Washington state guard.
  5. HB 2305 - Changing authority for contracts with community service organizations for public improvements.
  6. ESHB 2502 - Modifying exceptions to the compensating tax provisions for removal from forest land classification to more closely parallel open space property tax provisions.
  7. HB 2524 - Concerning military spouses or registered domestic partners occupational licensing status during deployment or placement outside Washington state.

If striking amendments are to be heard, they can be obtained from committee staff or on the committee’s website, http://www.leg.wa.gov/Senate/Committees/GO/Pages/default.aspx, as soon as they are available. Possible executive session on bills heard in committee. Other business.

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Health & Long-Term Care* -  02/20/12  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/20/2012 at 9:08 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. ESHB 2229 - Regarding reporting compensation of certain hospital employees.
  2. ESHB 2582 - Requiring notice to patients for certain charges at a health care facility.
  3. E2SHB 2319 - Implementing the federal patient and protection affordable care act.
  4. HB 2420 - Repealing the requirement for a study and report concerning direct practices that the office of the insurance commissioner must provide to the legislature.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. ESHB 2330 - Concerning health plan coverage for the voluntary termination of a pregnancy.
  2. ESHB 2228 - Allowing for redistribution of medications under certain conditions.
  3. ESHB 2314 - Concerning long-term care workers.
  4. ESHB 2341 - Concerning community benefits provided by hospitals.
  5. SHB 2512 - Including pharmacists in the legend drug act.

Other business.

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Labor, Commerce & Consumer Protection* -  02/20/12  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/16/2012 at 1:08 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. ESHB 2301 - Concerning mixed martial arts, boxing, martial arts, and wrestling.
  2. HB 2242 - Requiring the department of licensing to adopt rules regarding online learning for training in cosmetology, manicuring, barbering, esthetics, and instruction.
  3. SHB 2272 - Concerning antifreeze products.
  4. SHB 2395 - Regulating drayage truck operators.
  5. SHB 1559 - Limiting indemnification agreements involving design professionals.

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

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Transportation* -  02/20/12  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/20/2012 at 8:57 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SHB 2299 - Creating "4-H" special license plates (Hearing will be on the Striking Amendment).
  2. SHB 2312 - Making military service award emblems available for purchase.
  3. HB 2459 - Authorizing the Washington state patrol to confiscate license plates from a motor carrier who operates a commercial motor vehicle with a revoked registration.
  4. SHB 2736 - Concerning commercial vehicle regulations for texting while driving and projecting loads.
  5. HB 2280 - Establishing a yellow dot program for motor vehicles.
  6. E2SHB 2238 - Regarding environmental mitigation.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. HB 2274 - Allowing registered tow truck operators to pass the costs of tolls and ferry fares to the impounded vehicle's registered owner.
  2. HB 2283 - Modifying the display requirement for certain parking placards.
  3. HB 1833 - Modifying the frequency of meetings of the motorcycle safety education advisory board.
  4. SHB 1700 - Modifying the requirements related to designing various transportation projects.
  5. HB 2400 - Regarding cost savings and efficiencies in mailing notices of revocation to habitual traffic offenders.
  6. SHB 2299 - Creating "4-H" and state flower special license plates.

The Striking Amendment will be available on the Committee’s website at: http://www.leg.wa.gov/Senate/Committees/TRAN/Pages/default.aspx. Possible executive session on bills heard in committee. Other business.

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Ways & Means* -  02/20/12  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/17/2012 at 2:05 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SHB 2389 - Modifying the submission dates for economic and revenue forecasts.
  2. HB 2474 - Adjusting voting requirements for the renewal of emergency medical service levies.
  3. SHB 2149 - Concerning personal property tax assessment administration, authorizing waiver of penalties and interest under specified circumstances.
  4. SB 6250 - Clarifying the definition of leasehold interest.
  5. SB 6598 - Concerning property tax exemptions for nonprofit fair associations in rural counties.
  6. ESHB 2722 - Concerning surplus property.
  7. SHB 2607 - Requiring a six-year budget outlook tied to existing revenues.
  8. HB 2735 - Regarding intermediate capital projects and minor works.
  9. HB 2441 - Limiting the impact of excess compensation on state retirement system contribution rates by redefining excess compensation.
  10. HB 2624 - Concerning the administration of medical expense plans for state government retirees.
  11. HB 2738 - Modifying the membership of the select committee on pension policy.
  12. ESHB 2571 - Concerning waste, fraud, and abuse prevention, detection, and recovery to improve program integrity for medical services programs.

Executive Session:  
  1. ESHB 2747 - Modifying the use of funds in the fire service training account.
  2. HB 2705 - Creating the office of legislative support services.
  3. SHB 2757 - Creating accounts for the center for childhood deafness and hearing loss and for the school for the blind.

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

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