Agenda for Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Senate Committees

Early Learning & K-12 Education Economic Development, Trade & Innovation
Energy, Natural Resources & Marine Waters Environment
Financial Institutions, Housing & Insurance Government Operations, Tribal Relations & Elections
Health & Long-Term Care Higher Education & Workforce Development
Judiciary Transportation
Ways & Means

Early Learning & K-12 Education -  02/22/12  8:00 am

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

Public Hearing:  SHB 2617 - Regarding school district financial insolvency.

Executive:  
  1. SHB 1753 - Clarifying the authority of a nurse working in a school setting.
  2. 2SHB 2170 - Enacting the career pathways act.
  3. 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.
  4. E2SHB 2337 - Regarding open educational resources in K-12 education.
  5. SHB 2492 - Requiring the state board of education to provide fiscal impact statements before making rule changes.
  6. ESHB 2586 - Regarding the Washington kindergarten inventory of developing skills.
  7. SHB 2617 - Regarding school district financial insolvency.
  8. SGA 9175 - Elaine R Akagi, Member, State School for the Blind Board of Trustees
  9. SGA 9179 - Ariele Belo, Member, Board of Trustees for the Center of Childhood Deafness and Hearing Loss
  10. SGA 9209 - Kristina Mayer, Member, State Board of Education
  11. SGA 9217 - Charlotte Parsley, Member, Board of Trustees for the Center of Childhood Deafness and Hearing Loss
  12. SGA 9273 - Connie L Fletcher, Member, State Board of Education

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

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Economic Development, Trade & Innovation* -  02/22/12  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/20/2012 at 3:12 PM

Work Session:  Telecommunications regulation and recent FCC orders.

Executive Session:  HB 2482 - Designating innovation partnership zones.

Other business.

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Energy, Natural Resources & Marine Waters* -  02/22/12  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/21/2012 at 4:04 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. EHB 2671 - Clarifying procedures for appealing department of ecology final action on a local shoreline master program by ensuring consistency with existing procedural provisions of the growth management act, chapter 36.70A RCW, the administrative procedure act, chapter 34.05 RCW, and the state environmental policy act, chapter 43.21C RCW.
  2. SHB 2349 - Concerning the management of beavers.
  3. ESHB 2545 - Including compressed natural gas, liquefied natural gas, or propane in fuel usage requirements for local governments.
  4. ESHB 2650 - Regarding state and private partnerships for managing salmonid hatcheries.
  5. EHB 2417 - Increasing the dollar amount for construction of a dock that does not qualify as a substantial development under the shoreline management act.
  6. SHB 1081 - Regarding the siting of small alternative energy resource facilities. (Hearing is on striking amendment).
  7. SHB 2296 - Concerning the siting of biofuel processing facilities.

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/ENRM/Pages/default.aspx, as soon as they are available. Possible executive session on bills heard in committee. Other business.

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Environment* -  02/22/12  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/16/2012 at 1:13 PM

Public Hearing:  HB 2651 - Changing the numeric limit for bacterial contamination for industrial storm water permittees with discharges to water bodies listed as impaired to a narrative limit.

Executive:  SHB 2733 - Concerning rates and charges for storm water control facilities.

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

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Financial Institutions, Housing & Insurance* -  02/22/12  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/16/2012 at 4:18 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SHB 1259 - Concerning notice requirements for homeowners' associations meetings.
  2. EHB 1398 - Creating an exemption from impact fees for low-income housing.
  3. HB 2698 - Addressing the notice given to owners of life insurance policies about alternative transactions.
  4. HB 1327 - Increasing the permissible deposit of public funds with credit unions.
  5. ESHB 2614 - Assisting homeowners in crisis by providing alternatives, remedies, and assistance.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. Bills previously heard.
  2. SHB 1259 - Concerning notice requirements for homeowners' associations meetings.
  3. HB 1327 - Increasing the permissible deposit of public funds with credit unions.
  4. EHB 1398 - Creating an exemption from impact fees for low-income housing.
  5. ESHB 2048 - Concerning low-income and homeless housing assistance surcharges.
  6. ESHB 2614 - Assisting homeowners in crisis by providing alternatives, remedies, and assistance.
  7. HB 2698 - Addressing the notice given to owners of life insurance policies about alternative transactions.
  8. ESHB 2361 - Concerning usage-based automobile insurance.

Other business.

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Government Operations, Tribal Relations & Elections* -  02/22/12  5:30 pm

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

MEETING CANCELLED.



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Health & Long-Term Care* -  02/22/12  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/21/2012 at 11:22 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SHB 2578 - Concerning disciplinary actions against the health professions license of the subject of a department of social and health services finding.
  2. ESHB 2366 - Requiring certain health professionals to complete education in suicide assessment, treatment, and management.
  3. HB 2442 - Clarifying when evidence of insurability may be required for medicare supplement insurance policies.
  4. ESHB 2473 - Creating a medication assistant endorsement for certified nursing assistants who work in nursing homes.
  5. HB 2343 - Authorizing electronic communication of prescription information for controlled substances.
  6. ESHB 2318 - Concerning shared decision making.
  7. 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. SHB 2512 - Including pharmacists in the legend drug act.
  2. ESHB 2228 - Allowing for redistribution of medications under certain conditions.
  3. ESHB 2314 - Concerning long-term care workers.
  4. ESHB 2229 - Regarding reporting compensation of certain hospital employees.
  5. ESHB 2582 - Requiring notice to patients for certain charges at a health care facility.
  6. E2SHB 2319 - Implementing the federal patient and protection affordable care act.

Other business.

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Higher Education & Workforce Development* -  02/22/12  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/22/2012 at 8:45 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SHB 2503 - Requiring institutions of higher education that offer an early course registration period to provide early registration for eligible veterans and national guard members.
  2. E2SHB 2265 - Creating the Washington works indicators work group.
  3. HB 2292 - Including Renton technical college in the aerospace training student loan program.

Work Session:  Discussion on House proposed second substitute to SHB 2483 - Increasing educational attainment.

Executive Session:  
  1. HB 1221 - Regarding the rights of certain higher education students involved in military service.
  2. SHB 1650 - Changing state need grant eligibility provisions.
  3. 2SHB 2156 - Regarding workforce training for aerospace and materials manufacturing.
  4. SHB 2254 - Enacting the educational success for youth and alumni of foster care act.
  5. SHB 2259 - Eliminating certain duplicative higher education reporting requirements.
  6. SHB 2313 - Concerning the meeting procedures of the boards of trustees and boards of regents of institutions of higher education.
  7. SHB 2352 - Concerning institutions of higher education services and activities fees.
  8. SHB 2503 - Requiring institutions of higher education that offer an early course registration period to provide early registration for eligible veterans and national guard members.
  9. 3SHB 2585 - Creating efficiencies for institutions of higher education.
  10. 2SHB 2717 - Creating innovations in higher education.
  11. SGA 9280 - Mark P Martinez, Member, Board of Trustees, Technical College District #29 (Clover Park).
  12. SGA 9284 - Ralph Munro, Member, Board of Trustees, Western Washington University.

Other business.

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Judiciary* -  02/22/12  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/22/2012 at 9:06 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2405 - Ordering offenders convicted of vehicular homicide due to alcohol or drugs to pay child support for the victims' minor children.
  2. SHB 2177 - Protecting children from sexual exploitation.
  3. ESHB 2692 - Concerning the reduction of the commercial sale of sex.
  4. SHB 2668 - Addressing bail practices.

Executive Session:  
  1. SHB 1194 - Concerning bail for the release of a person arrested and detained for a class A or B felony offense.
  2. SHB 1349 - Concerning private road maintenance agreements.
  3. SHB 1615 - Concerning service members' civil relief.
  4. 2SHB 1652 - Regarding electronic impersonation.
  5. HB 2195 - Enacting the uniform interstate depositions and discovery act.
  6. HB 2293 - Expanding consumer cooperative provisions under the nonprofit miscellaneous and mutual corporations act.
  7. SHB 2354 - Adding trafficking in stolen property in the first and second degrees to the six-year statute of limitations provisions.
  8. EHB 2449 - Addressing the applicability of statutes of limitation in arbitration proceedings.
  9. HB 2741 - Concerning health care claims against state and governmental health care providers arising out of tortious conduct.
  10. 2SHB 2216 - Increasing penalties for vehicular homicide and vehicular assault.
  11. SHB 1552 - Concerning garnishment.
  12. HB 2224 - Concerning Washington estate tax apportionment.
  13. ESHB 2347 - Concerning the possession of spring blade knives.
  14. HB 2308 - Regulating awarding of costs, including attorneys' fees, in actions challenging actions taken by professional peer review bodies.
  15. ESHB 2302 - Concerning being under the influence with a child in the vehicle.
  16. ESHB 2197 - Concerning the Uniform Commercial Code.
  17. SHB 2239 - Establishing social purpose corporations.

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

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Transportation* -  02/22/12  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/22/2012 at 2:10 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. ESHB 2553 - Concerning nonvoting labor members of public transportation governing bodies.
  2. SHB 2601 - Improving public transit through the creation of transit service overlay zones.
  3. HB 2476 - Modifying the boundaries of certain heavy haul corridors.
  4. HB 2240 - Concerning public improvement contracts involving federally funded transit facility projects.
  5. SHB 2574 - Allowing special year tabs on certain special license plates for persons with disabilities.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. SB 5992 - Making 2011-2013 supplemental transportation appropriations.
  2. SHB 1217 - Authorizing certain local authorities to establish maximum speed limits on certain nonarterial highways.

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

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Ways & Means* -  02/22/12  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/22/2012 at 10:07 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. EHB 2771 - Addressing employer and employee relationships under the state retirement systems.
  2. ESHB 2330 - Concerning health plan coverage for the voluntary termination of a pregnancy.

Executive Session:  
  1. HB 2738 - Modifying the membership of the select committee on pension policy.
  2. SB 6442 - Establishing a consolidating purchasing system for public school employees.

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

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