Agenda for Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Senate Committees

Commerce & Labor Early Learning & K-12 Education
Energy, Environment & Telecommunications Health Care
Human Services & Corrections Law & Justice
Transportation Ways & Means

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.



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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.



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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.



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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.



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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.



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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.



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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.



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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.



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