Agenda for Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Senate Committees

Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development Environment
Financial Institutions, Housing & Insurance Government Operations, Tribal Relations & Elections
Higher Education & Workforce Development Human Services & Corrections
Judiciary Labor, Commerce & Consumer Protection
Transportation Ways & Means

Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development* -  02/21/12  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/20/2012 at 4:43 PM

Work Session:  Agricultural Exports: Strengthening Washington's Economy.

Executive Session:  
  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. SHB 2367 - Regarding the dairy products commission.
  4. HB 2356 - Concerning state capital funding of health and safety improvements at agricultural fairs.
  5. HB 2362 - Regarding wine producer liens.
  6. SHB 2212 - Extending the expiration date of RCW 90.90.030.
  7. HB 1381 - Regarding sufficient cause for the nonuse of water.

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



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Environment -  02/21/12  10:00 am

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. E2SHB 2253 - Modernizing the functionality of the state environmental policy act.
  2. HB 2488 - Concerning municipally produced class A biosolids.
  3. SHB 2733 - Concerning rates and charges for storm water control facilities.

Executive:  
  1. HB 2304 - Transferring the low-level radioactive waste site use permit program from the department of ecology to the department of health.
  2. HB 2653 - Correcting technical statutory cross-references in previous private infrastructure development legislation for certain provisions relating to regulatory fees for wastewater companies.
  3. SHB 2605 - Establishing a water pollution control revolving administration fee.
  4. EHB 2469 - Regarding boatyard storm water treatment systems.
  5. SHB 2326 - Protecting air quality that is impacted by high emitting solid fuel burning devices.

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



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Financial Institutions, Housing & Insurance* -  02/21/12  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/20/2012 at 4:00 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SHB 2421 - Modifying the foreclosure fairness act.
  2. ESHB 2048 - Concerning low-income and homeless housing assistance surcharges. (Hearing is on the striking amendment.)
  3. SHB 2640 - Emphasizing cost-effectiveness in the housing trust fund.
  4. ESHB 2384 - Regulating personal vehicle sharing programs.
  5. SHB 2010 - Addressing title insurance rate filings.
  6. SHB 2218 - Regulating service contracts.
  7. ESHB 2361 - Concerning usage-based automobile insurance.
  8. SGA 9276 - Mario M Villanueva, Member, Housing Finance Commission.
  9. SGA 9263 - M.A. Leonard, Member, Housing Finance Commission.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. Bills previously heard.
  2. SHB 2010 - Addressing title insurance rate filings.
  3. SHB 2218 - Regulating service contracts.
  4. ESHB 2384 - Regulating personal vehicle sharing programs.
  5. SHB 2421 - Modifying the foreclosure fairness act.
  6. SHB 2640 - Emphasizing cost-effectiveness in the housing trust fund.
  7. SGA 9263 - M.A. Leonard, Member, Housing Finance Commission
  8. SGA 9276 - Mario M Villanueva, Member, Housing Finance Commission
  9. HB 2256 - Regulating the licensing of escrow agents.
  10. SHB 2194 - Modifying the manufactured/mobile home landlord tenant act and other related provisions.
  11. EHB 2457 - Addressing specialty producer licenses.

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/FIHI/Pages/default.aspx, as soon as they are available. Other business.



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Government Operations, Tribal Relations & Elections* -  02/21/12  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/21/2012 at 9:27 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. 2SHB 2452 - Centralizing the authority and responsibility for the development, process, and oversight of state procurement of goods and services.
  2. HB 2499 - Expanding disclosure of political advertising to include advertising supporting or opposing ballot measures.
  3. HB 2595 - Expanding membership of the Washington state horse park authority.
  4. EHB 2602 - Establishing a joint select committee on junior taxing districts.
  5. HB 2639 - Improving the function of the treasurer's office in handling advance taxes and assessments.
  6. SHB 2748 - Transferring ferry and flood control zone district functions and taxing authorities to county legislative authorities in counties with a population of one million five hundred thousand or more.
  7. HB 2610 - Repealing provisions governing community municipal corporations.
  8. SHB 2360 - Concerning deposit and investment provisions for the prearrangement trust funds of cemetery authorities and funeral establishments.
  9. HB 2396 - Clarifying the number of employees within certain classifications within the consolidated technology services agency.

Executive Session:  
  1. E3SHB 1860 - Regarding partisan elections.
  2. EHB 2205 - Allowing eligible youth at least sixteen years of age to register to vote.
  3. SHB 2360 - Concerning deposit and investment provisions for the prearrangement trust funds of cemetery authorities and funeral establishments.
  4. 2SHB 2452 - Centralizing the authority and responsibility for the development, process, and oversight of state procurement of goods and services.
  5. HB 2499 - Expanding disclosure of political advertising to include advertising supporting or opposing ballot measures.
  6. HB 2595 - Expanding membership of the Washington state horse park authority.
  7. HB 2639 - Improving the function of the treasurer's office in handling advance taxes and assessments.
  8. SHB 2748 - Transferring ferry and flood control zone district functions and taxing authorities to county legislative authorities in counties with a population of one million five hundred thousand or more.

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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Higher Education & Workforce Development* -  02/21/12  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/21/2012 at 8:29 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SHB 2259 - Eliminating certain duplicative higher education reporting requirements.
  2. SHB 2313 - Concerning the meeting procedures of the boards of trustees and boards of regents of institutions of higher education.
  3. SHB 2352 - Concerning institutions of higher education services and activities fees.
  4. 3SHB 2585 - Creating efficiencies for institutions of higher education.
  5. 2SHB 2717 - Creating innovations in higher education.
  6. 2SHB 2156 - Regarding workforce training for aerospace and materials manufacturing.

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



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Human Services & Corrections -  02/21/12  1:30 pm

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. ESHB 2331 - Concerning mandatory reporting of child abuse or neglect.
  2. SHB 2657 - Revising provisions affecting adoption support expenditures.
  3. SHB 2658 - Exempting qualified licensed child care providers from school district and educational service district records check requirements.
  4. E2SHB 2536 - Concerning the use of evidence-based practices for the delivery of services to children and juveniles.
  5. 2SHB 2289 - Establishing a flexible approach to child protective services.
  6. HB 2401 - Regarding cost savings and efficiencies in mailing notices of possible license suspension for noncompliance with child support orders.

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



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Judiciary* -  02/21/12  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/20/2012 at 4:17 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SHB 2239 - Establishing social purpose corporations.
  2. SHB 1552 - Concerning garnishment.
  3. ESHB 2570 - Addressing metal property theft.
  4. SHB 2191 - Concerning police dogs.
  5. 2SHB 2216 - Increasing penalties for vehicular homicide and vehicular assault.
  6. 2SHB 2443 - Increasing accountability of persons who drive impaired.
  7. ESHB 2302 - Concerning being under the influence with a child in the vehicle.

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



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Labor, Commerce & Consumer Protection* -  02/21/12  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/21/2012 at 12:10 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. EHB 1900 - Establishing continuing education requirements for engineers.
  2. HB 2179 - Concerning objections to liquor licenses by local governments.
  3. ESHB 1256 - Concerning body art, body piercing, and tattooing.
  4. SHB 2407 - Restricting the use of information related to claims resolution structured settlement agreements.
  5. E2SHB 2501 - Placing restrictions on mandatory overtime for employees of health care facilities.
  6. SGA 9193 - Jack Eng, Member, Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals.

Executive Session:  
  1. ESHB 2301 - Concerning mixed martial arts, boxing, martial arts, and wrestling.
  2. SHB 2272 - Concerning antifreeze products.
  3. SGA 9193 - Jack Eng, Member, Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals

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



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Transportation* -  02/21/12  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/21/2012 at 10:01 AM

Public Hearing:  SB 5992 - Making 2011-2013 supplemental transportation appropriations (The Hearing will be on the Proposed Substitute).

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. 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.
  2. SHB 2736 - Concerning commercial vehicle regulations for texting while driving and projecting loads.
  3. E2SHB 2238 - Regarding environmental mitigation.
  4. SHB 2252 - Concerning proof of payment for certain transportation fares and disclosure of certain information on transit passes and fare media.

The Proposed Substitute will be available on the Committee’s website at: http://www.leg.wa.gov/Senate/Committees/TRAN/Pages/default.aspx at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 21. Possible executive session on bills heard in committee. Other business.



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Ways & Means* -  02/21/12  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/21/2012 at 9:37 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SSB 5808 - Concerning innovative industries for economic development.(Hearing is on the Proposed Second Substitute).
  2. SB 6277 - Creating authority for counties to exempt from property taxation new and rehabilitated multiple-unit dwellings in certain unincorporated urban centers. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute).

Executive Session:  
  1. SHB 2389 - Modifying the submission dates for economic and revenue forecasts.
  2. HB 2441 - Limiting the impact of excess compensation on state retirement system contribution rates by redefining excess compensation.
  3. HB 2624 - Concerning the administration of medical expense plans for state government retirees.
  4. HB 2738 - Modifying the membership of the select committee on pension policy.
  5. ESHB 2571 - Concerning waste, fraud, and abuse prevention, detection, and recovery to improve program integrity for medical services programs.
  6. HB 2735 - Regarding intermediate capital projects and minor works.

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 other bills heard in committee. Other business.



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