Agenda for Thursday, February 21, 2013

Senate Committees

Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development 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* -  02/21/13  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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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.



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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* -  02/21/13  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* -  02/21/13  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.



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

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

MEETING CANCELLED.



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Law & Justice* -  02/21/13  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.



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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* -  02/21/13  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* -  02/21/13  3:30 pm

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

MEETING CANCELLED.



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Ways & Means* -  02/21/13  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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