Agenda for Monday, February 04, 2013

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* -  02/04/13  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/31/2013 at 2:55 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5377 - Extending the program establishing Christmas tree grower licensure.
  2. SB 5327 - Concerning small farms under the current use property tax program for farm and agricultural lands.

Work Session:  Overview of irrigation in Washington State.

Executive:  SB 5377 - Extending the program establishing Christmas tree grower licensure.

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



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Commerce & Labor -  02/04/13  1:30 pm

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5353 - Providing information to assist in unemployment insurance overpayment recovery.
  2. SB 5354 - Changing the employment security department's settlement authority.
  3. SB 5355 - Implementing the unemployment insurance integrity provisions of the federal trade adjustment assistance extension act of 2011.
  4. SB 5356 - Changing the unemployment insurance shared work program by adopting short-time compensation provisions in the federal middle class tax relief and job creation act of 2012.
  5. SB 5227 - Changing the corporate officer provisions of the employment security act.
  6. SB 5360 - Addressing the collection of unpaid wages.
  7. SB 5361 - Modifying payment methods on certain claimants' benefits.
  8. SB 5362 - Addressing the recommendations of the vocational rehabilitation subcommittee for workers' compensation.
  9. SB 5363 - Addressing industrial insurance for horse racing employment.

Executive Session:  
  1. SB 5159 - Repealing the family and medical leave insurance act.
  2. SB 5275 - Allowing employers to pay a training wage for a specified period of time.

Other business.



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Early Learning & K-12 Education -  02/04/13  1:30 pm

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5246 - Clarifying the teacher and principal evaluation process with the intent of strengthening the process.
  2. SB 5278 - Providing a salary bonus for teachers in high market demand subjects.
  3. SB 5330 - Improving student achievement and student outcomes.

Executive:  
  1. ESB 5104 - Placing epinephrine autoinjectors in schools.
  2. SB 5197 - Requiring additional safety features in school construction and remodeling.

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



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Governmental Operations -  02/04/13  10:00 am

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5186 - Concerning contractor's bond.
  2. SB 5185 - Concerning the powers of water-sewer districts.
  3. SB 5218 - Revising the lien for collection of sewer charges by counties.
  4. SB 5313 - Modifying the criteria for public works assistance.
  5. SB 5349 - Revising alternative public works contracting procedures.
  6. SB 5378 - Creating a six-year time frame for substantial building code amendments.
  7. SB 5336 - Concerning the standard of evidence for appeals of valuation of property for purposes of taxation.
  8. SB 5323 - Authorizing assessments for nuisance abatement in cities and towns.

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



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Health Care* -  02/04/13  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/1/2013 at 9:17 AM

Work Session:  I-502: Medical marijuana.

Public Hearing:  
  1. SJM 8000 - Requesting that the Drug Enforcement Administration reclassify medical marijuana as a Schedule II drug.
  2. SB 5528 - Concerning the medical use of cannabis.

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



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Human Services & Corrections* -  02/04/13  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/1/2013 at 9:23 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5281 - Requiring an empirical study of the validity and reliability of the current child welfare safety assessment tool.
  2. SB 5308 - Establishing the commercially sexually exploited children statewide coordinating committee.
  3. SB 5288 - Concerning contracts for health care services for incarcerated offenders.
  4. SB 5315 - Implementing the recommendations made by the Powell fatality team.
  5. SJM 8003 - Requesting Congress to amend the Communications Decency Act.

Executive:  
  1. SB 5177 - Creating an office of corrections ombuds.
  2. ESB 5221 - Requiring notification of release of a person following dismissal of charges based on incompetence to stand trial.
  3. SB 5235 - Modifying the requirements for purchase of care for Indian children.

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



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Law & Justice* -  02/04/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/1/2013 at 3:01 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5236 - Creating the uniform correction or clarification of defamation act.
  2. SB 5398 - Concerning the provision of and reimbursement for certain court interpreter services.
  3. SB 5229 - Concerning the penalty schedule for alcohol and drug violators.
  4. SB 5280 - Addressing criminal activities occurring at rental properties. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)

Executive Session:  
  1. SB 5149 - Concerning crimes against pharmacies.
  2. SB 5014 - Limiting the power of eminent domain.
  3. SB 5135 - Concerning judicial proceedings and forms.
  4. SB 5100 - Addressing the statute of limitations for sexual abuse against a child.
  5. SB 5020 - Modifying indigent defense provisions.
  6. SB 5067 - Concerning will provisions after a testator's marriage or domestic partnership is dissolved, invalidated, or terminated.
  7. SB 5256 - Concerning the confidentiality of certain autopsy and postmortem reports and records.
  8. SB 5064 - Concerning persons sentenced for offenses committed prior to reaching eighteen years of age.
  9. SB 5053 - Modifying vehicle prowling provisions.
  10. SB 5058 - Concerning assault of a corrections officer, law enforcement officer, or other employee of a law enforcement agency.
  11. SB 5059 - Concerning the crime of rendering criminal assistance.

The proposed substitute can be obtained from committee staff or on the committee's website, http://www.leg.wa.gov/Senate/Committees/LAW/Pages/default.aspx. Other business.



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Ways & Means -  02/04/13  3:30 pm

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5445 - Funding capital projects.
  2. SB 5285 - Increasing excise tax revenue with liquor license renewals.
  3. SB 5287 - Eliminating accounts and funds.
  4. SB 5383 - Removing one of the restrictions on collecting a pension in the public employees' retirement system for retirees returning to work.
  5. SB 5283 - Concerning a business and occupation tax exemption for the Washington health benefit exchange established under chapter 43.71 RCW.
  6. SB 5342 - Concerning a sales and use tax exemption for restaurants in respect to certain items that impart flavor to food during the cooking process.

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



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