Agenda for Thursday, February 23, 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
Human Services & Corrections Judiciary
Labor, Commerce & Consumer Protection Transportation
Ways & Means

Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development* -  02/23/12  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/22/2012 at 9:40 AM

Work Session:  Progress report on Voluntary Stewardship Program administered by the State Conservation Commission.

Other business.

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Early Learning & K-12 Education* -  02/23/12  1:30 pm

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

MEETING CANCELLED.



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Economic Development, Trade & Innovation* -  02/23/12  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* -  02/23/12  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/23/2012 at 2:40 PM

Executive Session:  
  1. EHB 2417 - Increasing the dollar amount for construction of a dock that does not qualify as a substantial development under the shoreline management act.
  2. SHB 1081 - Regarding the siting of small alternative energy resource facilities.
  3. 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.
  4. SHB 2349 - Concerning the management of beavers.
  5. ESHB 2545 - Including compressed natural gas, liquefied natural gas, or propane in fuel usage requirements for local governments.
  6. SHB 2296 - Concerning the siting of biofuel processing facilities.
  7. E2SHB 2365 - Regarding large wild carnivore conflict management.
  8. SGA 9259 - Ted R Willhite, Member, Recreation and Conservation Funding Board.
  9. SGA 9224 - Phil Rockefeller, Member, Northwest Power and Conservation Council.
  10. SGA 9279 - David Dicks, Member, Puget Sound Partnership.

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

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Government Operations, Tribal Relations & Elections* -  02/23/12  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/22/2012 at 11:07 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. EHB 2328 - Addressing job order contracting.
  2. SHB 2375 - Making conforming amendments made necessary by reorganizing and streamlining central service functions, powers, and duties of state government.
  3. SHB 2416 - Concerning equitable allocation of auditor costs.
  4. SHB 2615 - Authorizing benefit charges for the enhancement of fire protection services. (Hearing is on Striking Amendment.)
  5. HB 2697 - Addressing membership on city disability boards.

Executive Session:  
  1. EHB 2152 - Clarifying timelines associated with plats.
  2. HB 2210 - Extending contribution limits to school board candidates.
  3. ESHB 2335 - Concerning standards for the use of science to support public policy.
  4. HB 2396 - Clarifying the number of employees within certain classifications within the consolidated technology services agency.
  5. EHB 2328 - Addressing job order contracting.
  6. SHB 2375 - Making conforming amendments made necessary by reorganizing and streamlining central service functions, powers, and duties of state government.
  7. SHB 2416 - Concerning equitable allocation of auditor costs.
  8. HB 2610 - Repealing provisions governing community municipal corporations.
  9. HB 2697 - Addressing membership on city disability boards.
  10. SHB 2615 - Authorizing benefit charges for the enhancement of fire protection services.
  11. SHB 2458 - Concerning the existing authority to impose a sales and use tax for public facilities districts by providing flexibility in the submittal of the sales and use tax to voters by distressed public facilities districts.

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* -  02/23/12  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/22/2012 at 1:56 PM

Public Hearing:  ESHB 2318 - Concerning shared decision making.

Executive Session:  
  1. 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.
  2. ESHB 2228 - Allowing for redistribution of medications under certain conditions.
  3. ESHB 2229 - Regarding reporting compensation of certain hospital employees.
  4. SHB 2578 - Concerning disciplinary actions against the health professions license of the subject of a department of social and health services finding.
  5. ESHB 2473 - Creating a medication assistant endorsement for certified nursing assistants who work in nursing homes.
  6. HB 2343 - Authorizing electronic communication of prescription information for controlled substances.
  7. SHB 2512 - Including pharmacists in the legend drug act.
  8. HB 2442 - Clarifying when evidence of insurability may be required for medicare supplement insurance policies.
  9. ESHB 2318 - Concerning shared decision making.
  10. ESHB 2366 - Requiring certain health professionals to complete education in suicide assessment, treatment, and management.

Other business.

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Human Services & Corrections* -  02/23/12  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/21/2012 at 11:24 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SHB 1253 - Revising the uniform interstate family support act.
  2. HB 2643 - Concerning purchase of care in institutions for mental diseases.
  3. ESHB 2510 - Limiting government liability during preshelter care investigations of child abuse or neglect.
  4. SHB 2263 - Reinvesting savings resulting from changes in the child welfare system.
  5. HB 2346 - Removing the requirement that correctional officers of the department of corrections purchase uniforms from correctional industries.
  6. E2SHB 2264 - Concerning performance-based contracting related to child welfare services.

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

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Human Services & Corrections* -  02/23/12  7:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/23/2012 at 3:51 PM

Executive Session:  
  1. EHB 1050 - Regarding residential provisions for children of parents with military duties.
  2. SHB 1253 - Revising the uniform interstate family support act.
  3. SHB 1775 - Encouraging juvenile restorative justice programs.
  4. ESHB 1983 - Concerning prostitution and trafficking crimes.
  5. SHB 2263 - Reinvesting savings resulting from changes in the child welfare system.
  6. E2SHB 2264 - Concerning performance-based contracting related to child welfare services.
  7. HB 2287 - Providing credit towards child support obligations for veterans benefits.
  8. 2SHB 2289 - Establishing a flexible approach to child protective services.
  9. HB 2346 - Removing the requirement that correctional officers of the department of corrections purchase uniforms from correctional industries.
  10. ESHB 2363 - Protecting victims of domestic violence and harassment.
  11. HB 2393 - Concerning employer reporting to the state support registry.
  12. HB 2401 - Regarding cost savings and efficiencies in mailing notices of possible license suspension for noncompliance with child support orders.
  13. ESHB 2510 - Limiting government liability during preshelter care investigations of child abuse or neglect.
  14. HB 2535 - Creating a juvenile gang court.
  15. E2SHB 2536 - Concerning the use of evidence-based practices for the delivery of services to children and juveniles.
  16. SHB 2541 - Concerning the sealing of juvenile records.
  17. ESHB 2592 - Concerning extended foster care services.
  18. SHB 2603 - Reformatting the juvenile offender sentencing grid.
  19. HB 2643 - Concerning purchase of care in institutions for mental diseases.
  20. SHB 2657 - Revising provisions affecting adoption support expenditures.
  21. SHB 2658 - Exempting qualified licensed child care providers from school district and educational service district records check requirements.
  22. SGA 9044 - Betsy Hollingsworth, Member, Indeterminate Sentence Review Board
  23. SGA 9113 - Dennis Thaut, Member, Indeterminate Sentence Review Board
  24. SGA 9023 - Lynne DeLano, Chair, Indeterminate Sentence Review Board
  25. SGA 9097 - Tom Sahlberg, Member, Indeterminate Sentence Review Board
  26. SGA 9266 - Bernard Warner, Secretary, Department of Corrections

Other business.

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Judiciary* -  02/23/12  5:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/22/2012 at 4:29 PM

Executive Session:  
  1. HB 2741 - Concerning health care claims against state and governmental health care providers arising out of tortious conduct.
  2. 2SHB 2216 - Increasing penalties for vehicular homicide and vehicular assault.
  3. SHB 1552 - Concerning garnishment.
  4. HB 2308 - Regulating awarding of costs, including attorneys' fees, in actions challenging actions taken by professional peer review bodies.
  5. SHB 2239 - Establishing social purpose corporations.
  6. ESHB 2570 - Addressing metal property theft.
  7. 2SHB 2443 - Increasing accountability of persons who drive impaired.
  8. ESHB 2302 - Concerning being under the influence with a child in the vehicle.
  9. SHB 2196 - Adopting the uniform collaborative law act.
  10. ESHB 2197 - Concerning the Uniform Commercial Code.
  11. HB 2405 - Ordering offenders convicted of vehicular homicide due to alcohol or drugs to pay child support for the victims' minor children.
  12. SHB 2177 - Protecting children from sexual exploitation.
  13. ESHB 2692 - Concerning the reduction of the commercial sale of sex.
  14. SHB 2668 - Addressing bail practices.
  15. SHB 1349 - Concerning private road maintenance agreements.
  16. SHB 2191 - Concerning police dogs.

Other business.

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Labor, Commerce & Consumer Protection* -  02/23/12  9:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/22/2012 at 3:50 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. EHB 2513 - Exempting common interest community managers from real estate broker and managing broker licensing requirements.
  2. HB 2219 - Addressing the powers and duties of the gambling commission.
  3. HB 2566 - Increasing the penal sum of a surety bond required to be maintained by an appraisal management company.
  4. ESHB 2669 - Enforcing the payment of prevailing wages.
  5. SGA 9281 - Kelsey Gray, Member, Gambling Commission.
  6. ESHB 1256 - Concerning body art, body piercing, and tattooing.

Executive Session:  
  1. SHB 1057 - Creating the farm labor contractor account.
  2. ESHB 1256 - Concerning body art, body piercing, and tattooing.
  3. SHB 1559 - Limiting indemnification agreements involving design professionals.
  4. EHB 1900 - Establishing continuing education requirements for engineers.
  5. HB 2179 - Concerning objections to liquor licenses by local governments.
  6. HB 2242 - Requiring the department of licensing to adopt rules regarding online learning for training in cosmetology, manicuring, barbering, esthetics, and instruction.
  7. SHB 2395 - Regulating drayage truck operators.
  8. SHB 2407 - Restricting the use of information related to claims resolution structured settlement agreements.
  9. E2SHB 2501 - Placing restrictions on mandatory overtime for employees of health care facilities.
  10. EHB 2509 - Promoting workplace safety and health by enacting the blueprint for safety program.
  11. EHB 2558 - Establishing a theater license to sell beer, including strong beer, or wine, or both, at retail for consumption on theater premises.
  12. HB 2219 - Addressing the powers and duties of the gambling commission.
  13. EHB 2513 - Exempting common interest community managers from real estate broker and managing broker licensing requirements.
  14. HB 2566 - Increasing the penal sum of a surety bond required to be maintained by an appraisal management company.
  15. ESHB 2669 - Enforcing the payment of prevailing wages.
  16. SGA 9281 - Kelsey Gray, Member, Gambling Commission

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

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Labor, Commerce & Consumer Protection -  02/23/12  10:00 am

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

Public Hearing:  Continuation of 9:00 a.m. meeting.

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

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Transportation* -  02/23/12  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/23/2012 at 9:10 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2275 - Allowing a registered tow truck operator to reimpound a vehicle that has been redeemed from storage or purchased at auction and not removed from the operator's business premises.
  2. SHB 2234 - Addressing employer notification upon commercial driver's license suspension.
  3. SGA 9171 - Anne E Haley, Member, Transportation Commission.
  4. SGA 9205 - Jerald (Jerry) R Litt, Member, Transportation Commission.
  5. SGA 9234 - Joe M Tortorelli, Member, Transportation Commission.
  6. SHB 2673 - Addressing transportation workforce development.
  7. SB 6599 - Concerning permitting for the replacement of certain elements of the state route number 520 Evergreen Point bridge. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. HB 2240 - Concerning public improvement contracts involving federally funded transit facility projects.
  2. SGA 9171 - Anne E Haley, Member, Transportation Commission
  3. SGA 9205 - Jerald (Jerry) R Litt, Member, Transportation Commission
  4. SGA 9234 - Joe M Tortorelli, Member, Transportation Commission

The Proposed Substitute 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* -  02/23/12  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/23/2012 at 11:08 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6600 - Extending property tax exemptions to property used exclusively by certain nonprofit organizations that is leased from an entity that acquired the property from a previously exempt nonprofit organization.
  2. SHB 2590 - Extending the expiration of the pollution liability insurance agency's authority and its funding source.
  3. SB 6607 - Instituting policies to reduce the central service costs of state government.
  4. SB 6527 - Regulating cellular telephone use by state employees.

Executive Session:  
  1. SB 6581 - Eliminating accounts and funds.
  2. SB 6091 - Concerning the maintenance of privacy standards by eliminating the department of revenues' authorization to examine medical records.
  3. SSB 5534 - Concerning the business and occupation taxation of newspapers.
  4. SB 5950 - Regulating nonstate pension plans offered by towns.
  5. SB 6598 - Concerning property tax exemptions for nonprofit fair associations in rural counties.
  6. SHB 2254 - Enacting the educational success for youth and alumni of foster care act.
  7. 3SHB 2585 - Creating efficiencies for institutions of higher education.

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

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