Agenda for Monday, February 03, 2014

Senate Committees

Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development Commerce & Labor
Early Learning & K-12 Education Governmental Operations
Health Care Human Services & Corrections
Law & Justice Ways & Means

Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development* -  02/03/14  10:00 am

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

MEETING CANCELLED.



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Commerce & Labor* -  02/03/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/1/2014 at 12:07 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5125 - Addressing workers' compensation reform through clarification of occupational disease claims.
  2. SB 6277 - Concerning telecommunications work experience for purposes of eligibility toward limited energy specialty electrician certification.
  3. SB 6206 - Concerning telecommunications installations.
  4. SB 6144 - Concerning cosmetology training and licensure requirements. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  5. SB 5360 - Addressing the collection of unpaid wages. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  6. SB 6186 - Concerning certain public works contracting requirements. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  7. SB 5173 - Excusing work and school absences for a reason of faith or conscience. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)

Executive Session:  
  1. SB 6115 - Exempting licensed private investigators from process server requirements.
  2. SB 6300 - Protecting public sector workers' rights through public disclosure of public sector unions' finances.
  3. SB 6238 - Clarifying the issuance, regulation, and sale of spirits retail licenses held by owners of former state and contract liquor stores.
  4. SB 6149 - Addressing contractor liability for industrial insurance premiums for not-for-profit nonemergency medicaid transportation brokers.
  5. SB 6317 - Improving the accuracy of the prevailing rate of wage.
  6. SB 6471 - Creating a teen summer employment wage.
  7. SB 6495 - Establishing a temporary teen training wage.
  8. SB 6307 - Preempting local employment laws and contracts.
  9. SB 6208 - Preserving the integrity of veterans' benefit-related services.
  10. SB 6290 - Regarding miniature hobby boilers.
  11. SB 6244 - Placing restrictions on when representation under a public collective bargaining agreement may be challenged.
  12. SB 6018 - Concerning the training of code enforcement officials.
  13. SB 6251 - Creating an inactive certification, license, or registration status for real estate appraisers.
  14. SB 6133 - Concerning expiration dates related to real estate broker provisions.
  15. SB 6388 - Concerning pass-through wholesale food distributors.
  16. SB 6386 - Clarifying provisions that allow for the tasting of alcohol by students under twenty-one years of age.

If proposed substitutes are to be heard, they can be obtained from committee staff or on the committee's website, http://www.leg.wa.gov/Senate/Committees/CL/Pages/default.aspx, as soon as they are available. Other business.



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Early Learning & K-12 Education* -  02/03/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/31/2014 at 4:46 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6063 - Concerning closing and elimination the opportunity gap.
  2. SB 6112 - Requiring classroom instruction regarding harassment, intimidation, and bullying prevention policies and procedures.
  3. SB 6439 - Concerning preventing harassment, intimidation, and bullying in public schools.
  4. SB 5986 - Eliminating the reduction in state basic education funding that occurs in counties with federal forest lands. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  5. SB 6499 - Creating the joint task force on local education financing reform.

Executive:  
  1. SB 6074 - Enacting provisions to improve educational outcomes for homeless students.
  2. SB 6093 - Allowing valid portable background check clearance cards issued by the department of early learning to be used by certain educational employees and their contractors for purposes of their background check requirements.
  3. SB 6056 - Changing due dates for certain requirements of the office of the superintendent of public instruction.

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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Governmental Operations* -  02/03/14  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/30/2014 at 5:10 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6210 - Simplifying procedures for obtaining an order for refund of property taxes.
  2. SB 6356 - Naming the chair and vice chair of state and county political committees. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  3. SB 6428 - Concerning heavy civil construction projects.
  4. SB 6454 - Exempting from public inspection certain public works proposals and documents.
  5. SB 6455 - Concerning alternative contracting performance goals.
  6. SB 6425 - Providing direction to public hospital districts regarding limits on delegation of authority pursuant to joint venture agreements.
  7. SB 6348 - Concerning personal financial affairs reporting by public hospital district officials.

Executive:  
  1. SB 5971 - Concerning the continuity of government and operations in the event of an emergency, disaster, or attack.
  2. SB 6210 - Simplifying procedures for obtaining an order for refund of property taxes.
  3. SB 6348 - Concerning personal financial affairs reporting by public hospital district officials.
  4. SB 6425 - Providing direction to public hospital districts regarding limits on delegation of authority pursuant to joint venture agreements.
  5. SB 6455 - Concerning alternative contracting performance goals.
  6. SB 6098 - Increasing transparency of campaign contributions.

If proposed substitutes 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* -  02/03/14  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/31/2014 at 10:53 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6387 - Concerning individuals with developmental disabilities who have requested a service from a program that is already at capacity.
  2. SB 6329 - Concerning state employment of persons with disabilities.
  3. SB 6354 - Concerning protection of health care information in the health benefit exchange related to navigators.
  4. SB 6474 - Requiring navigator applicants to furnish background check information.
  5. SB 6400 - Concerning insurance for enlisted members of the Washington national guard.
  6. SB 6458 - Addressing the office of the insurance commissioner and matters related to health care insurance.
  7. SB 6038 - Concerning the use of hydrocodone products by licensed optometrists in Washington state.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. SB 5602 - Creating a silver alert system.
  2. SB 6124 - Developing a state Alzheimer's plan.
  3. SB 6228 - Concerning transparency tools for consumer information on health care cost and quality.
  4. SB 6233 - Assisting self-employed small business owners adversely impacted by health insurance premium changes.

Other business.



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Human Services & Corrections* -  02/03/14  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/31/2014 at 1:23 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6481 - Funding recovery programs for persons with mental illness and chemical dependency disorders.
  2. SB 6192 - Requiring the department of corrections to supervise domestic violence offenders who have a conviction and were sentenced for a domestic violence felony offense that was plead and proven.
  3. SB 6252 - Concerning residence locations of felony sex offenders of minors.
  4. SB 6282 - Modifying drug offender sentencing alternatives.
  5. SB 6327 - Expanding the categories of offenses eligible for the parenting program with the department of corrections.
  6. SB 6399 - Creating an office of corrections ombuds.
  7. SB 6513 - Concerning court review of involuntary treatment decisions.

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



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Law & Justice -  02/03/14  1:30 pm

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

Executive Session:  
  1. To be announced.
  2. SB 6010 - Establishing penalties for altered or shaved keys.
  3. SB 6088 - Reducing the size of the state supreme court.
  4. SB 6017 - Modifying seizure and forfeiture provisions.
  5. SB 6023 - Including searches by school resource officers and local police school liaison officers within the warrantless school search exception.
  6. SB 6089 - Prohibiting the use of eminent domain for economic development.
  7. SB 6125 - Concerning eminent domain.
  8. SB 6143 - Clarifying tenant remedies upon landlord's failure to perform duties.
  9. SB 5997 - Authorizing the termination of all legal responsibilities of a nonparent if genetic testing shows by clear and convincing evidence that a man is not the genetic father of a child.
  10. SB 6219 - Concerning actions for damage arising from vehicular traffic on a primitive road.
  11. SB 6279 - Creating effective and timely access to magistrates for purposes of reviewing search warrant applications.
  12. SB 5956 - Concerning short-barreled rifles.
  13. ESB 6248 - Making the unlawful possession of instruments of financial fraud a crime.

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6245 - Concerning the role of parties in cases related to certain notices and records.
  2. SB 6339 - Concerning coercion of involuntary servitude.
  3. SB 6448 - Authorizing establishment of ethics defense trust funds.
  4. SB 6416 - Concerning dealer deliveries to active duty law enforcement officers.
  5. SB 6384 - Modifying certain venue of action provisions.

Other business.



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Ways & Means* -  02/03/14  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/3/2014 at 11:38 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5334 - Concerning public facilities' grants and loans.
  2. SB 6483 - Creating a competitive grant program to provide additional classroom space to support all-day kindergarten.
  3. SB 6405 - Providing greater consistency in how nonprofit tax-exempt property may be used without jeopardizing the property's tax-exempt status.
  4. SB 6472 - Simplifying the taxation of amusement, recreation, and physical fitness services.
  5. SB 6478 - Streamlining forest and fish agreement-related programs providing funding with accountability.
  6. SB 6325 - Correcting the expiration date of a definition of firefighter.
  7. SB 6397 - Placing restrictions on retired law enforcement officers and firefighters employed in certain public positions.
  8. SB 6459 - Defining the compensation used for calculating retirement benefits for elected service.
  9. SB 6497 - Concerning the minority and women's business enterprises account.

Executive Session:  
  1. SB 6084 - Concerning property tax exemptions for service-connected disabled veterans and senior citizens.
  2. SB 6236 - Authorizing an increase in the total outstanding indebtedness of the higher education facilities authority.
  3. SB 6328 - Concerning deferred compensation plans.
  4. SJR 8213 - Amending the Constitution to require a two-thirds majority vote of the legislature to raise taxes.

Other business.



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