Agenda for February 4 to February 10, 2013

Senate Committees

Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development Commerce & Labor
Early Learning & K-12 Education Energy, Environment & Telecommunications
Financial Institutions, Housing & Insurance Governmental Operations
Health Care Higher Education
Human Services & Corrections Law & Justice
Natural Resources & Parks Trade & Economic Development
Transportation 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.

Committee Meeting Documents
Note: Documents are not available online until the meeting has begun.


Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development -  02/05/13  10:00 am

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5202 - Creating the companion animal safety, population control, and spay/neuter assistance program.
  2. SB 5276 - Regarding the use of designated agricultural lands.

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

Committee Meeting Documents
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Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development -  02/07/13  10:00 am

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

Work Session:  Overview of Yakima River Basin integrated plan.

Public Hearing:  SB 5367 - Concerning Yakima river basin water resource management.

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

Committee Meeting Documents
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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.

Committee Meeting Documents
Note: Documents are not available online until the meeting has begun.


Commerce & Labor* -  02/06/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/4/2013 at 4:40 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5360 - Addressing the collection of unpaid wages.
  2. SB 5361 - Modifying payment methods on certain claimants' benefits.
  3. SB 5352 - Clarifying the terminology and duties of the real estate agency relationship law to be consistent with other existing laws.
  4. SB 5158 - Creating a good faith defense for certain minimum wage and overtime compensation complaints.
  5. SB 5123 - Establishing a farm internship program.
  6. SB 5189 - Concerning photovoltaic electrical systems.
  7. SB 5273 - Concerning the veterans innovation program and the use of moneys in the state lottery account.

Work Session:  Washington Agriculture Trade and Labor.

Possible executive session on bills heard in committee. Other business. Note room change to SHR 2.

Committee Meeting Documents
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Commerce & Labor* -  02/08/13  8:00 am

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

MEETING CANCELLED.



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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.

Committee Meeting Documents
Note: Documents are not available online until the meeting has begun.


Early Learning & K-12 Education* -  02/06/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/5/2013 at 8:51 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5094 - Requiring notification of sex offenders attending schools.
  2. SB 5588 - Changing the definition of "school day."
  3. SB 5117 - Regarding family involvement coordinators in public schools.

Executive:  
  1. SB 5244 - Regarding school suspensions and expulsions.
  2. SB 5328 - Creating a school-grading program that relies on the accountability index.
  3. SB 5237 - Establishing accountability for student performance in third grade.

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

Committee Meeting Documents
Note: Documents are not available online until the meeting has begun.


Early Learning & K-12 Education* -  02/08/13  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/1/2013 at 3:58 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5146 - Creating a competitive grant program for informal science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education.
  2. SB 5365 - Increasing the capacity of school districts to recognize and respond to troubled youth.
  3. SB 5477 - Delineating standard diplomas and applied diplomas.

Executive:  
  1. SB 5243 - Establishing policies to support academic acceleration for high school students.
  2. SB 5624 - Aligning high-demand secondary STEM or career and technical education programs with applied baccalaureate programs.

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

Committee Meeting Documents
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Energy, Environment & Telecommunications* -  02/05/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/31/2013 at 4:28 PM

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. SB 5076 - Requiring information on home energy efficiency to be included in residential home inspection reports.
  2. SB 5098 - Regarding wireless communications structures.
  3. SB 5154 - Exempting from business and occupation tax certain amounts received by cooperative finance organizations.
  4. SB 5201 - Accelerating cleanup of hazardous waste sites.
  5. SB 5296 - Concerning the model toxics control act.

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5321 - Harmonizing state greenhouse gas reporting requirements with federal requirements.
  2. SB 5324 - Concerning mosquito abatement in storm water control retention ponds.
  3. SB 5326 - Delaying new storm water requirements.
  4. SB 5368 - Determining the proportion of supplemental income to be paid by component cities, towns, and counties.

Other business.

Committee Meeting Documents
Note: Documents are not available online until the meeting has begun.


Energy, Environment & Telecommunications* -  02/06/13  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/31/2013 at 5:08 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5290 - Allowing hydroelectric energy generation on irrigation district facilities to qualify for renewable energy credit.
  2. SB 5297 - Concerning coal transition power.
  3. SB 5298 - Regarding coal transition power.
  4. SB 5412 - Adding incremental hydroelectricity that is marketed by the Bonneville power administration to the definition of an eligible renewable resource for the purposes of chapter 19.285 RCW.
  5. SB 5408 - Modifying the definition of nonpower attributes in the energy independence act.
  6. SB 5400 - Allowing utilities serving customers in Washington and in other states to use eligible renewable resources located within the western electricity coordinating council area to comply with chapter 19.285 RCW, the energy independence act.

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

Committee Meeting Documents
Note: Documents are not available online until the meeting has begun.


Energy, Environment & Telecommunications -  02/07/13  1:30 pm

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

Work Session:  Challenges and opportunities of wind power.

Other business.

Committee Meeting Documents
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Financial Institutions, Housing & Insurance* -  02/05/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/5/2013 at 1:01 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5269 - Addressing title insurance rate filings.
  2. SB 5233 - Establishing a training program for managers of manufactured housing communities.
  3. SB 5439 - Concerning the administrative costs for the allocation, management, and oversight of housing trust fund investments. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  4. SB 5494 - Concerning carbon monoxide alarms.
  5. SB 5522 - Concerning rental agreement renewal requirements for manufactured housing communities.
  6. SB 5523 - Concerning the property taxation of mobile homes and park model trailers.

Executive Session:  
  1. SB 5207 - Addressing the consumer loan act.
  2. SB 5008 - Addressing portable electronics insurance.
  3. SB 5208 - Addressing fees and semiannual assessments, powers, lending limits, and technical amendments related to state-chartered banks, savings banks, savings associations, and trust companies.
  4. SB 5344 - Revising state statutes concerning trusts.

Other business.

Committee Meeting Documents
Note: Documents are not available online until the meeting has begun.


Financial Institutions, Housing & Insurance* -  02/07/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/6/2013 at 5:00 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5302 - Addressing credit unions' corporate governance and investments.
  2. SB 5306 - Creating procedures for disposing property in the leased premises of a deceased tenant.
  3. SB 5307 - Expanding the definition of unlawful detainer to include a provision governing at-will tenancies.
  4. SB 5425 - Concerning the entering of monetary judgments against defendants under the residential and manufactured/mobile home landlord-tenant acts.
  5. SB 5426 - Concerning unlawful detainer.

Executive Session:  
  1. SB 5065 - Regulating the settling of certain insurer transactions.
  2. SB 5312 - Authorizing small consumer installment loans.
  3. SB 5101 - Concerning a sales and use tax exemption for certain financial information provided to qualifying businesses providing international investment management services.
  4. SB 5269 - Addressing title insurance rate filings.
  5. SB 5523 - Concerning the property taxation of mobile homes and park model trailers.
  6. SB 5439 - Concerning the administrative costs for the allocation, management, and oversight of housing trust fund investments.

Other business.

Committee Meeting Documents
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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.

Committee Meeting Documents
Note: Documents are not available online until the meeting has begun.


Governmental Operations* -  02/05/13  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/4/2013 at 5:47 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5106 - Concerning the operation of county budgets.
  2. SB 5133 - Ensuring growth management hearings board members meet qualifications relating to land use experience.
  3. SB 5270 - Allowing motor voter preregistration for sixteen and seventeen year olds.
  4. SB 5277 - Reducing costs and inefficiencies in elections.
  5. SB 5320 - Requiring the county auditor to establish a minimum number of ballot drop boxes for counties and cities.
  6. SB 5347 - Assuring the people's right to vote on initiatives that submit sufficient valid voter signatures.
  7. SJM 8002 - Requesting an amendment to the United States Constitution to return the authority to regulate election campaign contributions to congress and state legislatures.
  8. SJM 8004 - Requesting Congress and the Postmaster General to establish a special accommodation for official election mail.

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

Committee Meeting Documents
Note: Documents are not available online until the meeting has begun.


Governmental Operations* -  02/07/13  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/6/2013 at 12:52 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5220 - Addressing membership on city disability boards.
  2. SB 5217 - Eliminating the Washington state quality award program.
  3. SB 5381 - Concerning cellular telephone use by state employees.
  4. SB 5169 - Implementing the recommendations of the sunshine committee.
  5. SJR 8200 - Amending the Constitution to require a two-thirds majority vote of the legislature to raise taxes.
  6. SJR 8204 - Amending the Constitution to require a two-thirds majority vote of the legislature to raise taxes.
  7. SJR 8205 - Amending the Constitution to require a two-thirds majority vote of the legislature to raise taxes.

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

Committee Meeting Documents
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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.

Committee Meeting Documents
Note: Documents are not available online until the meeting has begun.


Health Care -  02/05/13  10:00 am

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5130 - Concerning insurance coverage of treatment of eosinophilia gastrointestinal associated disorders.
  2. SB 5206 - Increasing the health professions participating in online access to the University of Washington health sciences library.
  3. SB 5213 - Concerning prescription review for medicaid managed care enrollees.
  4. SB 5267 - Concerning prior authorization for health care services.

Executive:  
  1. SB 5148 - Allowing for redistribution of medications under certain conditions.
  2. SB 5346 - Restoring funding to in-home care services.
  3. SB 5092 - Providing an exemption from continuing competency requirements for registered nurses who seek advanced nursing degrees.

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

Committee Meeting Documents
Note: Documents are not available online until the meeting has begun.


Health Care -  02/07/13  10:00 am

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5305 - Requiring hospitals to report when providing treatment for bullet wounds, gunshot wounds, and stab wounds to all patients.
  2. SB 5414 - Regarding the requirements of allopathic physician licensure.
  3. SB 5415 - Updating and aligning with federal requirements hospital health care-associated infection rate reporting.
  4. SB 5416 - Concerning prescription information.
  5. SB 5214 - Concerning a business and occupation tax deduction for donated medical services.

Executive:  
  1. ESB 5206 - Increasing the health professions participating in online access to the University of Washington health sciences library.
  2. SJM 8000 - Requesting that the Drug Enforcement Administration reclassify medical marijuana as a Schedule II drug.

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

Committee Meeting Documents
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Higher Education* -  02/05/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/4/2013 at 9:35 AM

Work Session:  Update from the Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board.

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5179 - Removing the one-year waiting period for veterans or active members of the military for purposes of eligibility for resident tuition.
  2. SB 5318 - Removing the one-year waiting period for veterans or active members of the military for purposes of eligibility for resident tuition.
  3. Sign in here for both veterans bills: SB 5179 and SB 5318.
  4. SB 5343 - Concerning the rights of higher education students involved in military service.
  5. SB 5131 - Providing tax incentives for donations of modern laboratory equipment to higher education institutions and vocational skills centers.
  6. SB 5560 - Modifying job skills program provisions. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  7. SB 5559 - Authorizing educational specialist degrees at Central Washington University and Western Washington University.
  8. SB 5472 - Authorizing applied doctorate level degrees in audiology at Western Washington University.

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

Committee Meeting Documents
Note: Documents are not available online until the meeting has begun.


Higher Education* -  02/07/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/6/2013 at 9:47 AM

Work Session:  Overview of the State Need Grant Program - continued from January 17, 2013.

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5028 - Changing state need grant eligibility provisions.
  2. SB 5180 - Improving access to higher education for students with disabilities.
  3. SB 5195 - Allowing nonprofit institutions recognized by the state of Washington to be eligible to participate in the state need grant program.

Executive Session:  
  1. SB 5318 - Removing the one-year waiting period for veterans or active members of the military for purposes of eligibility for resident tuition.
  2. SB 5343 - Concerning the rights of higher education students involved in military service.
  3. SB 5559 - Authorizing educational specialist degrees at Central Washington University and Western Washington University.
  4. SB 5472 - Authorizing applied doctorate level degrees in audiology at Western Washington University.
  5. SB 5131 - Providing tax incentives for donations of modern laboratory equipment to higher education institutions and vocational skills centers.

Other business.

Committee Meeting Documents
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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.

Committee Meeting Documents
Note: Documents are not available online until the meeting has begun.


Human Services & Corrections* -  02/05/13  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/1/2013 at 9:26 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5282 - Creating a statewide database of mental health commitment information.
  2. SB 5333 - Providing mental health first-aid training to teachers and educational staff.
  3. SB 5198 - Exempting personal information relating to children from public inspection and copying.
  4. SB 5452 - Modifying stalking and harassment protection order provisions.
  5. SB 5466 - Modifying criminal history record information compliance audit provisions.
  6. SB 5456 - Concerning detentions under the involuntary treatment act.

Executive:  
  1. SB 5157 - Regulating provision of child care.
  2. SB 5279 - Limiting use of public assistance benefits.

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

Committee Meeting Documents
Note: Documents are not available online until the meeting has begun.


Human Services & Corrections* -  02/07/13  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/6/2013 at 1:58 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5376 - Concerning juvenile firearms and weapons crimes.
  2. SB 5316 - Adopting a model policy to require a third person to be present during interviews.
  3. SB 5359 - Concerning mandatory reporting of child abuse or neglect by supervised persons.
  4. SB 5480 - Accelerating changes to mental health involuntary commitment laws.
  5. SB 5486 - Providing partial and total confinement options for offenders.

Executive:  
  1. SB 5402 - Allowing residents of total confinement facilities and secure community transition facilities to engage in therapeutic occupational assignments within the confines of McNeil Island.
  2. SB 5122 - Concerning patient and staff safety at state hospitals.
  3. SB 5153 - Concerning transfers of clients between regional support networks.
  4. SJM 8003 - Requesting Congress to amend the Communications Decency Act.
  5. SB 5175 - Concerning sexual assault protection orders.
  6. SB 5198 - Exempting personal information relating to children from public inspection and copying.
  7. SB 5466 - Modifying criminal history record information compliance audit provisions.

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

Committee Meeting Documents
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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.

Committee Meeting Documents
Note: Documents are not available online until the meeting has begun.


Law & Justice -  02/06/13  1:30 pm

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

Public Hearing:  SB 5156 - Requiring notification to parents or guardians in cases of abortion. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)

The proposed substitute is posted on the committee's website at: http://www.leg.wa.gov/Senate/Committees/LAW/Pages/default.aspx Possible executive session on bills heard in committee. Other business. Note room change to SHR 4.

Committee Meeting Documents
Note: Documents are not available online until the meeting has begun.


Law & Justice* -  02/08/13  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/6/2013 at 3:45 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5437 - Regarding boating safety.
  2. SB 5446 - Providing a process for the state auditor's office to apply for investigative subpoenas.
  3. SB 5069 - Increasing the number of superior court judges in Benton and Franklin counties jointly.

Executive:  
  1. ESB 5053 - Modifying vehicle prowling provisions.
  2. SB 5551 - Concerning competency to stand trial evaluations.
  3. SB 5100 - Addressing the statute of limitations for sexual abuse against a child.
  4. SB 5149 - Concerning crimes against pharmacies.
  5. ESB 5183 - Concerning financing statements to perfect security interests.
  6. SB 5059 - Concerning the crime of rendering criminal assistance.
  7. SB 5256 - Concerning the confidentiality of certain autopsy and postmortem reports and records.
  8. SB 5020 - Modifying indigent defense provisions.

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

Committee Meeting Documents
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Natural Resources & Parks -  02/05/13  1:30 pm

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

Work Session:  2012 Fire season update and issues.

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5337 - Modifying expiration dates affecting the department of natural resources' timber sale program.
  2. SB 5319 - Regarding access to state recreation lands by disabled veterans.
  3. SB 5289 - Concerning the discover pass.
  4. SB 5391 - Concerning an exemption from discover pass requirements for off-road vehicles.

Executive:  
  1. SB 5079 - Providing compensation for damage to livestock caused by wolves.
  2. SB 5212 - Expanding membership of the Washington state horse park authority.
  3. SB 5137 - Concerning department of fish and wildlife license suspensions.

Other business.

Committee Meeting Documents
Note: Documents are not available online until the meeting has begun.


Natural Resources & Parks* -  02/07/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/1/2013 at 2:14 PM

Work Session:  Update on integration of hydraulic project approval and forest practices applications pursuant to SB 6406 (2012).

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5231 - Ensuring hunter safety.
  2. SB 5575 - Concerning state parks funding.

Executive:  
  1. SB 5037 - Concerning the labeling of seafood.
  2. SB 5054 - Establishing a process for the acquisition of habitat and recreation lands by the state.
  3. SB 5057 - Regarding outdoor recreation on lands purchased by a private, not-for-profit organization acquired in whole or part with public funds.
  4. SB 5337 - Modifying expiration dates affecting the department of natural resources' timber sale program.

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

Committee Meeting Documents
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Trade & Economic Development -  02/05/13  8:00 am

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

Work Session:  Regulatory Reform and Lean Permitting:
  1. Performance Audit of Regulatory Reform in Washington - State Auditor's Office.
  2. Lean permitting in local governments - State Auditor's Office.
  3. Office of Regulatory Assistance presentation.


Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5109 - Creating a business and occupation tax exemption for new businesses.
  2. SB 5382 - Promoting economic development through tax relief for start-up firms.

Committee work session presentations can be found online after the hearing has begun via the Committee Meeting Documents at http://www.leg.wa.gov/Senate/Committees/TRED/Pages/default.aspx, as soon as they are available. Other business.

Committee Meeting Documents
Note: Documents are not available online until the meeting has begun.


Trade & Economic Development* -  02/07/13  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/6/2013 at 1:36 PM

Work Session:  Manufacturing in Washington:
  1. Impact Washington presentation.
  2. Update on Lean Manufacturing and Environment Project.
  3. Update on Global Health Technologies Product Development Program.
  4. Association of Washington Business presentation.


Committee work session presentations can be found online after the hearing has begun via the Committee Meeting Documents at http://www.leg.wa.gov/Senate/Committees/TRED/Pages/default.aspx, as soon as they are available. Other business.

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Transportation* -  02/05/13  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/5/2013 at 11:55 AM

Work Session:  Federal transportation reauthorization update ("MAP-21").

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5304 - Providing cities and towns with the local options to permit digital outdoor advertising signs.
  2. SB 5335 - Modifying the boundaries of certain heavy haul corridors.

Executive:  
  1. SB 5050 - Authorizing tow truck operators to carry passengers in a vehicle attached to a flatbed tow truck under certain situations.
  2. SB 5066 - Authorizing certain local authorities to establish maximum speed limits on certain nonarterial highways.
  3. SB 5141 - Allowing motorcycles to stop and proceed through traffic control signals under certain conditions.
  4. SB 5142 - Incorporating motorcycles into certain transportation planning.
  5. SB 5161 - Authorizing certain eligible family members of United States armed forces members who died while in service or as a result of service to apply for gold star license plates.
  6. SB 5263 - Concerning motorcycles overtaking and passing pedestrians and bicyclists.
  7. SB 5274 - Concerning private motorcycle skills education programs.

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

Committee Meeting Documents
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Transportation* -  02/06/13  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/5/2013 at 10:43 AM

Work Session:  
  1. Alaskan Way Viaduct tunnel replacement project - Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT).
  2. Rail program update - WSDOT.

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5164 - Concerning farm vehicles that are exempt from vehicle registration.
  2. SB 5239 - Addressing project selection by the freight mobility strategic investment board (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute).
  3. SB 5190 - Concerning public contracts for transportation improvement projects.

The Proposed Substitute is posted 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.

Committee Meeting Documents
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Transportation* -  02/07/13  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/6/2013 at 8:20 AM

Work Session:  SR 520 update (Washington State Department of Transportation).

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5379 - Concerning nighttime vision acuity testing for driver's license applicants.
  2. SB 5182 - Addressing the disclosure of vehicle owner information (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute).

Executive:  
  1. SB 5239 - Addressing project selection by the freight mobility strategic investment board.
  2. SB 5335 - Modifying the boundaries of certain heavy haul corridors.

The Proposed Substitute is posted on the Committee's website at: http://www.leg.wa.gov/SENATE/COMMITTEES/TRAN/Pages/default.aspx and available from committee staff. Possible executive session on bills heard in committee. 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.

Committee Meeting Documents
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Ways & Means* -  02/05/13  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/1/2013 at 4:06 PM

Work Session:  
  1. Overview of Early Learning Programs.
  2. Overview of Children's Administration.

Other business.

Committee Meeting Documents
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Ways & Means* -  02/06/13  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/5/2013 at 9:34 AM

Public Hearing:  SSB 5197 - Taking measures to promote safe school buildings.

Work Session:  Mental Health Program and Operating Budget Review.

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

Committee Meeting Documents
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Ways & Means* -  02/07/13  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/7/2013 at 1:40 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5392 - Limiting the impact of excess compensation on state retirement system contribution rates.
  2. SSB 5078 - Modifying the property tax exemption for nonprofit fairs.
  3. SSB 5222 - Concerning industrial hemp.
  4. SB 5442 - Protecting the state's interest in collecting deferred property taxes.

Executive Session:  
  1. SB 5072 - Concerning a sales and use tax exemption for disabled veterans and members of the armed forces for certain equipment and services that assist physically challenged persons to safely operate a motor vehicle.
  2. SB 5287 - Eliminating accounts and funds.
  3. 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.
  4. SB 5283 - Concerning a business and occupation tax exemption for the Washington health benefit exchange established under chapter 43.71 RCW.
  5. SB 5132 - Concerning the disclosure of estimated debt service costs.
  6. SSB 5197 - Taking measures to promote safe school buildings.
  7. SB 5445 - Funding capital projects.

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

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