Agenda for Thursday, February 27, 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* -  02/27/14  10:00 am

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

MEETING CANCELLED.



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Energy, Environment & Telecommunications* -  02/27/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/27/2014 at 1:44 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2438 - Making technical corrections to various environmental statutes of the department of ecology and the pollution control hearings board.
  2. ESHB 2439 - Updating specified environmental statutes of the department of ecology to improve efficiency and provide for increased flexibility for local governments.
  3. HB 2294 - Increasing penalties for littering.

Executive:  
  1. HB 2294 - Increasing penalties for littering.
  2. ESHB 2439 - Updating specified environmental statutes of the department of ecology to improve efficiency and provide for increased flexibility for local governments.
  3. E2SHB 2569 - Reducing air pollution associated with diesel emissions.
  4. SGA 9291 - Joan M Marchioro, Member, Pollution Control/Shorelines Hearings Board

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



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Financial Institutions, Housing & Insurance* -  02/27/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/26/2014 at 1:29 PM

Public Hearing:  SHB 2537 - Concerning tenant screening.

Executive Session:  
  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. SHB 2415 - Creating a pilot program to provide certification of homeless status for persons in need of an address for purposes of employment.
  5. SHB 2448 - Transferring the insurance and financial responsibility program.
  6. SHB 2461 - Addressing the financial solvency of insurance companies.
  7. EHB 2558 - Disposing tax foreclosed property to cities for affordable housing purposes.
  8. SHB 2567 - Concerning the approval of minutes from meetings of homeowners' associations.
  9. HB 2723 - Modifying certain provisions governing foreclosures.
  10. ESHB 2368 - Concerning a surcharge for local homeless housing and assistance.

Other business.



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Governmental Operations -  02/27/14  10:00 am

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. EHB 1224 - Providing a process for county legislative authorities to withdraw from voluntary planning under the growth management act.
  2. EHB 1367 - Authorizing assessments for nuisance abatement in cities and towns.
  3. HB 2130 - Concerning the veterans innovations program.
  4. HB 2296 - Addressing duplicate signatures on petitions in cities, towns, and code cities.
  5. ESHB 2298 - Changing the definition of capital projects to include technology infrastructure.
  6. SHB 2309 - Providing fairness and flexibility in the payment of property taxes.
  7. ESHB 2376 - Exempting agency employee driver's license numbers and identicard numbers from public inspection and copying.
  8. HB 2301 - Concerning county financial actions for a concluded fiscal year.
  9. SHB 2215 - Reconciling election laws.
  10. EHB 2442 - Concerning electronic salary and wage payments by counties.
  11. SHB 2724 - Exempting information concerning archaeological resources and traditional cultural places from public disclosure.
  12. E2SHB 1484 - Concerning the public works board.

Executive:  
  1. EHB 1224 - Providing a process for county legislative authorities to withdraw from voluntary planning under the growth management act.
  2. ESHB 2298 - Changing the definition of capital projects to include technology infrastructure.
  3. HB 2301 - Concerning county financial actions for a concluded fiscal year.
  4. EHB 2442 - Concerning electronic salary and wage payments by counties.
  5. SHB 2724 - Exempting information concerning archaeological resources and traditional cultural places from public disclosure.

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



Governmental Operations* -  02/27/14  5:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/21/2014 at 1:27 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. E3SHB 1005 - Requiring certain campaign reports to be filed electronically.
  2. HB 1360 - Extending the deadline to designate one or more industrial land banks.
  3. SHB 2481 - Concerning food and yard waste collection space for qualifying new residential occupancies with more than two dwelling units.
  4. 2SHB 2743 - Protecting taxpayers by providing for accountability and transparency in government contracting.
  5. EHB 1013 - Authorizing regular meetings of county legislative authorities to be held at alternate locations within the county.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. Bills previously heard.
  2. E3SHB 1005 - Requiring certain campaign reports to be filed electronically.
  3. EHB 1013 - Authorizing regular meetings of county legislative authorities to be held at alternate locations within the county.
  4. HB 1360 - Extending the deadline to designate one or more industrial land banks.
  5. SHB 2433 - Requiring a city or town to notify light and power businesses and gas distribution businesses of annexed areas and affected properties.
  6. EHB 1367 - Authorizing assessments for nuisance abatement in cities and towns.
  7. SHB 1841 - Authorizing electronic competitive bidding for state public works contracting.
  8. SHB 1413 - Enacting the Washington voting rights act of 2013.
  9. SHB 2592 - Concerning county electronic public auctions.
  10. HB 1486 - Concerning voter-approved benefit charges for regional fire protection service authorities.
  11. EHB 2618 - Modifying provisions governing public works projects of code cities.
  12. HB 2119 - Designating Palouse falls as the state waterfall.
  13. HB 2682 - Modifying provisions governing the competitive bidding process of water-sewer districts.
  14. SHB 1298 - Implementing the recommendations of the sunshine committee.
  15. SHB 2309 - Providing fairness and flexibility in the payment of property taxes.
  16. HB 2170 - Providing an additional method for water-sewer districts to disburse funds.
  17. HB 2106 - Concerning primaries for county offices.
  18. SHB 2157 - Concerning per diem compensation for flood control zone district supervisors.
  19. HB 1179 - Revising the lien for collection of sewer charges by counties.
  20. HB 1264 - Concerning partial fire district mergers.
  21. 2SHB 1909 - Concerning veteran-owned businesses.
  22. HB 1859 - Evaluating military training and experience toward meeting licensing requirements.
  23. HB 2296 - Addressing duplicate signatures on petitions in cities, towns, and code cities.
  24. HB 2130 - Concerning the veterans innovations program.
  25. E2SHB 1484 - Concerning the public works board.

Other business.



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Health Care* -  02/27/14  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/25/2014 at 11:56 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2646 - Providing certification exemptions and training requirements for certain individual provider long-term care workers.
  2. SHB 2153 - Concerning the treatment of eosinophilic gastrointestinal associated disorders.
  3. E2SHB 2572 - Concerning the effectiveness of health care purchasing and transforming the health care delivery system.
  4. SHB 2467 - Allowing dental benefits to be offered in the Washington state health benefit exchange separately or within a qualified health plan.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. Bills previously heard.
  2. 2ESHB 1448 - Regarding telemedicine.
  3. 2E2SHB 1727 - Raising licensure limits to allow assisted living facilities to serve a higher acuity resident population.
  4. EHB 2108 - Concerning hearing instrument fitter/dispensers.
  5. E2SHB 2149 - Concerning medical marijuana.
  6. SHB 2153 - Concerning the treatment of eosinophilic gastrointestinal associated disorders.
  7. 2SHB 2163 - Establishing dextromethorphan provisions.
  8. ESHB 2315 - Concerning suicide prevention.
  9. HB 2329 - Creating the breastfeeding-friendly Washington designation.
  10. EHB 2351 - Concerning the practice of out-of-state health care professionals volunteering in Washington.
  11. SHB 2363 - Concerning home and community-based services programs for dependents of military service members.
  12. HB 2450 - Concerning employment of persons with disabilities.
  13. SHB 2467 - Allowing dental benefits to be offered in the Washington state health benefit exchange separately or within a qualified health plan.
  14. SHB 2544 - Concerning newborn screening.
  15. E2SHB 2572 - Concerning the effectiveness of health care purchasing and transforming the health care delivery system.
  16. 2SHB 2643 - Concerning efforts with private and public partnerships to help produce Washington's healthiest next generation.
  17. HB 2646 - Providing certification exemptions and training requirements for certain individual provider long-term care workers.

Other business.



Health Care* -  02/27/14  5:30 pm

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

MEETING CANCELLED.



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Higher Education* -  02/27/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/27/2014 at 2:01 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SGA 9318 - Lindsey Schaffer, Member, Board of Regents, Washington State University.
  2. SGA 9269 - Bill Gordon, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 19 (Columbia Basin College).
  3. SGA 9307 - George Raiter, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 13 (Lower Columbia College).
  4. SGA 9240 - Rekah T Strong, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 14 (Clark College).
  5. SGA 9271 - Anne Hamilton, Member, Board of Trustees, Technical College District #26 (Lake Washington Institute of Technology).
  6. SGA 9267 - Heather L Flaherty, Member, Board of Trustees, Western Washington University.
  7. SGA 9040 - Lisa K Woo, Member, Board of Trustees, Technical College District #25 (Bellingham).
  8. SHB 1669 - Concerning self-supporting, fee-based programs at four-year institutions of higher education.
  9. SHB 1858 - Providing for awarding academic credit for military training.
  10. ESHB 2626 - Concerning statewide educational attainment goals. (Hearing is on the striking amendment).

Executive Session:  
  1. HB 2398 - Permitting community colleges that confer applied baccalaureate degrees to confer honorary bachelor of applied science degrees.
  2. ESHB 2546 - Decodifying, expiring, and making technical clarifications to higher education provisions.
  3. 2SHB 2694 - Creating an informational program to increase applications from high-achieving low-income students to selective institutions of higher education.
  4. SHB 2613 - Creating efficiencies for institutions of higher education.
  5. SHB 1669 - Concerning self-supporting, fee-based programs at four-year institutions of higher education.
  6. ESHB 2626 - Concerning statewide educational attainment goals.
  7. SGA 9040 - Lisa K Woo, Member, Board of Trustees, Technical College District #25 (Bellingham)
  8. SGA 9240 - Rekah T Strong, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 14 (Clark College)
  9. SGA 9267 - Heather L Flaherty, Member, Board of Trustees, Western Washington University
  10. SGA 9269 - Bill Gordon, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 19 (Columbia Basin College)
  11. SGA 9271 - Anne Hamilton, Member, Board of Trustees, Technical College District #26 (Lake Washington Institute of Technology)
  12. SGA 9307 - George Raiter, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 13 (Lower Columbia College)
  13. SGA 9318 - Lindsey Schaffer, Member, Board of Regents, Washington State University
  14. SHB 2612 - Changing provisions relating to the opportunity scholarship.

Other business.



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Human Services & Corrections* -  02/27/14  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. SHB 2610 - Identifying characteristics of the homeless youth population.
  2. 2SHB 2616 - Concerning parents with developmental disabilities involved in dependency proceedings.
  3. SHB 2722 - Concerning the arrest of sixteen and seventeen year olds for domestic violence assault.

Executive:  
  1. SHB 2610 - Identifying characteristics of the homeless youth population.
  2. 2SHB 2616 - Concerning parents with developmental disabilities involved in dependency proceedings.
  3. SHB 2722 - Concerning the arrest of sixteen and seventeen year olds for domestic violence assault.
  4. 2ESHB 1675 - Improving the adoption process.
  5. HB 1724 - Concerning statements made by juveniles during assessments or screenings for mental health or chemical dependency treatment.
  6. ESHB 2164 - Requiring evidence-based and research-based interventions for juvenile firearm offenders in certain circumstances.
  7. SHB 2165 - Concerning department of early learning fatality reviews.
  8. ESHB 2535 - Concerning review of licensing, unsupervised access to children, and employment decisions by the children's administration.
  9. EHB 2582 - Concerning filing a petition seeking termination of parental rights.
  10. HB 2231 - Clarifying legal financial obligation provisions.
  11. HB 2585 - Concerning income eligibility for temporary assistance for needy families benefits for a child.
  12. 2SHB 2627 - Concerning individuals in the juvenile justice and criminal justice systems who suffer from chemical dependency.
  13. E2SHB 2639 - Concerning state purchasing of mental health and chemical dependency treatment services.
  14. SGA 9328 - Bernard Veljacic, Member, Clemency and Pardons Board
  15. SGA 9170 - Tom Sahlberg, Member, Indeterminate Sentence Review Board
  16. SGA 9091 - Lynne DeLano, Chair, Indeterminate Sentence Review Board
  17. SGA 9212 - Mary Meinig, Director, Office of the Family and Children Ombudsman
  18. SGA 9140 - James McDevitt, Member, Clemency and Pardons Board
  19. SGA 9166 - Kecia Rongen, Member, Indeterminate Sentence Review Board
  20. SGA 9186 - Dennis Thaut, Member, Indeterminate Sentence Review Board
  21. SGA 9262 - Lou Oma Durand, Director, Department of Services for the Blind

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



Human Services & Corrections -  02/27/14  5:30 pm

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

Public Hearing:  To be announced.

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



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Natural Resources & Parks -  02/27/14  1:30 pm

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

Work Session:  Regional Fishery Enhancement Group Report.

Public Hearing:  To be announced.

Executive:  
  1. 2SHB 2457 - Concerning derelict and abandoned vessels.
  2. HB 2386 - Designating Washington's shoreline as a state maritime heritage area.
  3. 2SHB 2251 - Concerning fish barrier removals.
  4. SHB 2261 - Concerning the use of science to support significant agency actions.
  5. HB 2225 - Concerning the Milwaukee Road corridor.
  6. SHB 2150 - Encouraging recreational access to private property.
  7. SHB 1156 - Consolidating designated forest lands and open space timber lands for ease of administration.

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



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Trade & Economic Development* -  02/27/14  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/26/2014 at 9:06 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. E2SHB 2192 - Promoting economic development through enhancing transparency and predictability of state agency permitting and review processes.
  2. SHB 2229 - Concerning long-term funding for a state tourism marketing program.
  3. EHB 2447 - Concerning a property tax exemption for qualified nonprofit small business incubators that assist in the creation and expansion of innovative small commercial enterprises.

Executive Session:  
  1. ESHB 1674 - Increasing the regulatory oversight and accountability of the office of minority and women's business enterprises.
  2. E2SHB 2580 - Fostering economic resilience and development in Washington by supporting the maritime industry and other manufacturing sectors.
  3. E2SHB 2192 - Promoting economic development through enhancing transparency and predictability of state agency permitting and review processes.
  4. SHB 2229 - Concerning long-term funding for a state tourism marketing program.
  5. EHB 2447 - Concerning a property tax exemption for qualified nonprofit small business incubators that assist in the creation and expansion of innovative small commercial enterprises.

Other business.



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Transportation* -  02/27/14  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/27/2014 at 10:45 AM

Public Hearing:  EHB 2752 - Creating Washington state tree special license plates.

Executive:  
  1. EHB 2752 - Creating Washington state tree special license plates.
  2. E2SHB 1902 - Creating intermittent-use trailer license plates.
  3. HB 2674 - Concerning the processing of quick titles by subagents.
  4. HB 2741 - Concerning requirements before issuance of an initial vehicle registration.
  5. HB 2359 - Exempting collectible vehicles from emission test requirements.
  6. ESHB 2711 - Concerning public charging stations for electric vehicles.

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



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Ways & Means* -  02/27/14  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/26/2014 at 11:01 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SHB 1634 - Including the value of solar, biomass, and geothermal facilities in the property tax levy limit calculation.
  2. ESHB 2306 - Concerning current use valuation for farm and agricultural land.
  3. SB 6567 - Adjusting the oil spill response tax and oil spill administration tax.
  4. HB 2437 - Clarifying employee eligibility for benefits from the public employees' benefits board and conforming the eligibility provisions with federal law.
  5. ESHB 1820 - Determining average salary for the pension purposes of state and local government employees as certified by their employer.
  6. SHB 2018 - Regarding additional contribution rates for employers of the Washington state retirement systems.
  7. HB 2436 - Creating the public employees' benefits board benefits account.
  8. SHB 2410 - Creating a competitive equipment assistance grant program to enhance student nutrition in public schools.

Executive Session:  
  1. SHB 1635 - Concerning disproportionate share hospital adjustments.
  2. HB 2407 - Correcting restrictions on collecting a pension in the public employees' retirement system for retirees returning to work in an ineligible position or a position covered by a different state retirement system.
  3. HB 2408 - Removing the statutory provision that allows members of plan 3 of the public employees' retirement system, school employees' retirement system, and teachers' retirement system to select a new contribution rate option each year.
  4. HB 2456 - Correcting the expiration date of a definition of firefighter.
  5. HB 2437 - Clarifying employee eligibility for benefits from the public employees' benefits board and conforming the eligibility provisions with federal law.
  6. ESHB 1820 - Determining average salary for the pension purposes of state and local government employees as certified by their employer.
  7. SHB 2018 - Regarding additional contribution rates for employers of the Washington state retirement systems.
  8. HB 2436 - Creating the public employees' benefits board benefits account.
  9. HB 2479 - Placing restrictions on retired law enforcement officers and firefighters employed in certain public positions.
  10. SHB 1634 - Including the value of solar, biomass, and geothermal facilities in the property tax levy limit calculation.
  11. ESHB 2306 - Concerning current use valuation for farm and agricultural land.
  12. SB 6567 - Adjusting the oil spill response tax and oil spill administration tax.

Other business.



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