Agenda for Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Senate Committees

Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development Energy, Environment & Telecommunications
Financial Institutions, Housing & Insurance Governmental Operations
Health Care Higher Education
Human Services & Corrections Natural Resources & Parks
Trade & Economic Development Transportation
Ways & Means

Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development -  02/25/14  10:00 am

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. SHB 1260 - Concerning public facilities' grants and loans.
  2. SHB 2454 - Developing a water quality trading program in Washington.
  3. E2SHB 2493 - Concerning current use valuation for land primarily used for commercial horticultural purposes.

Executive:  
  1. SHB 1260 - Concerning public facilities' grants and loans.
  2. 2SHB 1888 - Regarding industrial hemp.
  3. SHB 2454 - Developing a water quality trading program in Washington.
  4. E2SHB 2493 - Concerning current use valuation for land primarily used for commercial horticultural purposes.

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

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Energy, Environment & Telecommunications* -  02/25/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/20/2014 at 10:12 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. EHB 2733 - Designating certain hydroelectric generation from a generation facility located in irrigation canals and certain pipes as an eligible renewable resource under chapter 19.285 RCW.
  2. ESHB 1643 - Regarding energy conservation under the energy independence act.
  3. E2SHB 2569 - Reducing air pollution associated with diesel emissions.
  4. EHB 2636 - Streamlining statutorily required environmental reports by government entities.

Executive:  
  1. ESHB 1643 - Regarding energy conservation under the energy independence act.
  2. ESHB 2246 - Regarding financing for stewardship of mercury-containing lights.
  3. SHB 2262 - Concerning the use of science to support significant agency actions.
  4. ESHB 2406 - Modifying administrative processes for managing deposits and cost reimbursements of the energy facility site evaluation council.
  5. HB 2440 - Modifying the definition of "oil" or "oils."
  6. EHB 2636 - Streamlining statutorily required environmental reports by government entities.
  7. HB 2708 - Concerning a qualified alternative energy resource.
  8. EHB 2733 - Designating certain hydroelectric generation from a generation facility located in irrigation canals and certain pipes as an eligible renewable resource under chapter 19.285 RCW.

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

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Financial Institutions, Housing & Insurance* -  02/25/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/20/2014 at 4:36 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SHB 1402 - Adopting the insurer state of entry model act.
  2. ESHB 2023 - Allowing crowdfunding for certain small securities offerings.
  3. SHB 2135 - Addressing the regulation of service contracts and protection product guarantees.
  4. ESHB 2368 - Concerning a surcharge for local homeless housing and assistance.
  5. SHB 2415 - Creating a pilot program to provide certification of homeless status for persons in need of an address for purposes of employment.
  6. SHB 2448 - Transferring the insurance and financial responsibility program.
  7. SHB 2461 - Addressing the financial solvency of insurance companies.
  8. EHB 2558 - Disposing tax foreclosed property to cities for affordable housing purposes.
  9. SHB 2567 - Concerning the approval of minutes from meetings of homeowners' associations.
  10. HB 2723 - Modifying certain provisions governing foreclosures.

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

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Governmental Operations* -  02/25/14  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/24/2014 at 3:02 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2119 - Designating Palouse falls as the state waterfall.
  2. SHB 1298 - Implementing the recommendations of the sunshine committee. (Hearing is on the Striking Amendment.)
  3. SHB 2121 - Concerning training public officials and employees regarding public records, records management, and open public meetings requirements.
  4. HB 2170 - Providing an additional method for water-sewer districts to disburse funds.
  5. SHB 2157 - Concerning per diem compensation for flood control zone district supervisors.
  6. HB 1185 - Concerning equitable allocation of auditor costs.
  7. SHB 2433 - Requiring a city or town to notify light and power businesses and gas distribution businesses of annexed areas and affected properties.
  8. SHB 2592 - Concerning county electronic public auctions.
  9. SHB 2593 - Revising local government treasury practices and procedures.
  10. SHB 1841 - Authorizing electronic competitive bidding for state public works contracting.
  11. HB 1486 - Concerning voter-approved benefit charges for regional fire protection service authorities.
  12. EHB 2618 - Modifying provisions governing public works projects of code cities.
  13. HB 2682 - Modifying provisions governing the competitive bidding process of water-sewer 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/GOV/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* -  02/25/14  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/24/2014 at 1:29 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SHB 2310 - Concerning safety equipment for individual providers.
  2. 2SHB 1773 - Concerning the practice of midwifery.
  3. SHB 2339 - Concerning disclosure of health care information.
  4. 2SHB 2163 - Establishing dextromethorphan provisions.
  5. HB 2450 - Concerning employment of persons with disabilities.
  6. SHB 2074 - Concerning fees for health records.
  7. HB 2530 - Requiring free infectious disease testing for good samaritans.
  8. SHB 2363 - Concerning home and community-based services programs for dependents of military service members.
  9. EHB 2351 - Concerning the practice of out-of-state health care professionals volunteering in Washington.
  10. EHB 2108 - Concerning hearing instrument fitter/dispensers.
  11. HB 2061 - Clarifying the requirements for health plans offered outside of the exchange.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. Bills previously heard.
  2. 2SHB 1773 - Concerning the practice of midwifery.
  3. HB 2061 - Clarifying the requirements for health plans offered outside of the exchange.
  4. SHB 2310 - Concerning safety equipment for individual providers.
  5. SHB 2339 - Concerning disclosure of health care information.
  6. HB 2530 - Requiring free infectious disease testing for good samaritans.
  7. ESHB 2160 - Allowing physical therapists to perform spinal manipulation.
  8. HB 2127 - Concerning the authority of medical program directors.
  9. EHB 1593 - Providing access to the prescription drug monitoring database for clinical laboratories.
  10. EHB 1538 - Encouraging the safe practice of public health nurses dispensing certain medications.
  11. HB 1339 - Clarifying the scope of practice for East Asian medicine practitioners and removing certain referral requirements.

Other business.

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Higher Education* -  02/25/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/24/2014 at 3:41 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SGA 9334 - Michael D Wilson, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 17 (Spokane and Spokane Falls Community Colleges).
  2. SGA 9223 - J. Tayloe Washburn, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 7 (Shoreline Community College).
  3. SGA 9310 - Susana Reyes, Member, Washington State Student Achievement Council.
  4. HB 2398 - Permitting community colleges that confer applied baccalaureate degrees to confer honorary bachelor of applied science degrees.
  5. ESHB 2546 - Decodifying, expiring, and making technical clarifications to higher education provisions.
  6. SHB 2613 - Creating efficiencies for institutions of higher education.
  7. 2SHB 2694 - Creating an informational program to increase applications from high-achieving low-income students to selective institutions of higher education.

Executive Session:  
  1. HB 2228 - Providing parity of consumer protection procedures for all students attending licensed private vocational schools.
  2. HB 2285 - Requiring a review of institution of higher education policies related to dual credit coursework.
  3. SHB 2336 - Increasing transparency in higher education by requiring certain departmental budget detail to be available online.
  4. SHB 2651 - Requiring creation of a higher education transparency web site.
  5. SGA 9236 - Shaunta Hyde, Member, State Board for Community and Technical Colleges.
  6. SGA 9249 - Thomas A Campbell, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 10 (Green River Community College).
  7. SGA 9251 - Elizabeth Chen, Member, State Board for Community and Technical Colleges.
  8. SGA 9253 - Alberta B Clarkson, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 24 (South Puget Sound Community College).
  9. SGA 9254 - Diana Clay, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 23 (Edmonds Community College).
  10. SGA 9279 - Tom A Johnson, Member, Higher Education Facilities Authority.
  11. SGA 9299 - Mary B Moss, Member, Board of Trustees, Technical College District #29 (Clover Park).
  12. SGA 9303 - Robert Ozuna, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 16 (Yakima Valley Community College).
  13. SGA 9308 - Philip G Rasmussen, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 15 (Wenatchee Valley College).
  14. SGA 9319 - Roland Schirman, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 20 (Walla Walla Community College).
  15. SGA 9320 - Joanne H Schwartz, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 12 (Centralia College).
  16. SGA 9326 - Keith Thompson, Member, Board of Trustees, Central Washington University.
  17. SGA 9329 - Stephen L Warner, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 3 (Olympic Community College).
  18. SGA 9223 - J. Tayloe Washburn, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 7 (Shoreline Community College)
  19. SGA 9310 - Susana Reyes, Member, Washington State Student Achievement Council
  20. SGA 9334 - Michael D Wilson, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 17 (Spokane and Spokane Falls Community Colleges)
  21. SGA 9268 - Carmen W Gayton, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 6 (Seattle, So. Seattle, and No. Seattle Community Colleges)
  22. SGA 9317 - Fiasili L Savusa, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 9 (Highline Community College)

Other business.

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Human Services & Corrections* -  02/25/14  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/20/2014 at 1:17 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. EHB 2582 - Concerning filing a petition seeking termination of parental rights.
  2. ESHB 2535 - Concerning review of licensing, unsupervised access to children, and employment decisions by the children's administration.
  3. 2ESHB 1675 - Improving the adoption process.
  4. HB 1724 - Concerning statements made by juveniles during assessments or screenings for mental health or chemical dependency treatment.
  5. HB 2231 - Clarifying legal financial obligation provisions.
  6. 2SHB 2486 - Addressing the implementation of inmate postsecondary education degree programs to reduce recidivism.

Executive:  SHB 2518 - Creating the pilot identicard program.

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

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Natural Resources & Parks* -  02/25/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/21/2014 at 9:48 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SGA 9275 - Jay W Holzmiller, Member, Fish and Wildlife Commission.
  2. SGA 9294 - Peter M Mayer, Member, Recreation and Conservation Funding Board.
  3. SGA 9306 - Douglas D Peters, Member, Parks and Recreation Commission.
  4. 2SHB 2251 - Concerning fish barrier removals.
  5. HB 2225 - Concerning the Milwaukee Road corridor.
  6. HB 2386 - Designating Washington's shoreline as a state maritime heritage area.
  7. SHB 1156 - Consolidating designated forest lands and open space timber lands for ease of administration.
  8. SHB 2150 - Encouraging recreational access to private property.
  9. 2SHB 2457 - Concerning derelict and abandoned vessels.

Executive:  
  1. ESHB 1090 - Increasing the dollar amount for construction of a dock that does not qualify as a substantial development under the shoreline management act.
  2. HB 1896 - Enhancing compliance with the responsibilities of fishing guides.
  3. HB 2099 - Extending the expiration date for reporting requirements on timber purchases.
  4. ESHB 2151 - Concerning recreational trails.

There will be no public testimony taken on Senate Gubernatorial Appointments. However, you may submit written comments to staff. Staff will distribute the comments to committee members. Please submit comments to Joseph.Parrino@leg.wa.gov. Possible executive session on bills heard in committee. Other business.

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Trade & Economic Development* -  02/25/14  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/24/2014 at 1:51 PM

Work Session:  
  1. Foreign direct investment.
  2. Pacific NorthWest Economic Region.

Executive Session:  E2SHB 2029 - Eliminating the economic development-related agencies, boards, and commissions.

Other business.

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Transportation* -  02/25/14  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/25/2014 at 9:02 AM

Public Hearing:  SB 6001 - Making 2013-2015 supplemental transportation appropriations. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)

Executive:  
  1. E2SHB 1129 - Concerning ferry vessel replacement.
  2. HB 2426 - Authorizing local authorities to continue operating automated traffic safety cameras to detect speed violations outside of school speed zones after participating in a pilot program for at least three consecutive years.
  3. SHB 2372 - Concerning monetary penalties for failing to register a vehicle.
  4. ESHB 2463 - Concerning special parking privileges for persons with disabilities.
  5. HB 2642 - Modifying the deadline for annual regulatory fees for charter party and excursion service carriers.
  6. EHB 2684 - Removing time period limitations on ferry vessel and terminal work by state forces.

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

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Ways & Means* -  02/25/14  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/25/2014 at 1:17 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6002 - Making 2014 supplemental operating appropriations. (Hearing is on Proposed Substitute.)
    1. Elected officials.
    2. K-12 education/early learning.
    3. Higher education.
    4. Health care.
    5. Long term care, developmental disabilities, and mental health.
    6. Juvenile Rehabilitation, Department of Corrections.
    7. Children and Family Services.
    8. Other human services.
    9. Natural Resources.
    10. General government/judicial agencies.
    11. All other.
  2. SB 6020 - Concerning the 2013-2015 supplemental capital budget. (Hearing is on Proposed Substitute.)
  3. SSB 6518 - Transferring technology-based economic development programs from innovate Washington to the department of commerce.
  4. SB 6505 - Delaying the use of existing tax preferences by the marijuana industry to ensure a regulated and safe transition to the controlled and legal marijuana market in Washington.
  5. SB 6571 - Providing education funding from sales tax revenues from remote sellers.
  6. SSB 6215 - Clarifying and correcting RCW 82.08.962 and 82.12.962 regarding the sales and use tax treatment of machinery and equipment purchases by companies producing pipeline-quality natural gas using landfill gas. (Hearing is on the Second proposed Substitute.)
  7. SB 6570 - Adjusting timelines relating to the hospital safety net assessment. (Hearing is on Proposed Substitute.)
  8. SB 6573 - Changing the effective date of modifications to the aged, blind, and disabled and the housing and essential needs programs.
  9. SB 6572 - Concerning the expenditure limit for the state universal communications services program. (Hearing is on Proposed Substitute.)

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

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