Agenda for Tuesday, February 04, 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* -  02/04/14  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/31/2014 at 10:05 AM

Public Hearing:  SB 6467 - Ensuring that existing exempt water uses in the Skagit river basin are not subject to interruption. (Hearing is on Proposed Substitute.)

Executive:  
  1. SB 6467 - Ensuring that existing exempt water uses in the Skagit river basin are not subject to interruption.
  2. SB 6087 - Protecting water quality while maintaining and enhancing the viability of agriculture.

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

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Energy, Environment & Telecommunications* -  02/04/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/3/2014 at 5:26 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6524 - Concerning the safety of the transport of hazardous materials.
  2. SJM 8015 - Requesting Congress implement certain increased safety measures for tank rail cars.
  3. SB 6077 - Modifying the use of storm water control facility rate charges.
  4. SB 6117 - Concerning storm water control facility rates.
  5. Requesting that the United States government allow reprocessing of certain plutonium. [S-3979.1].

Possible Executive Session :  
  1. Bills previously heard in committee.
  2. ESHB 1950 - Designating certain hydroelectric generation from a generation facility located in irrigation pipes, irrigation canals, water pipes whose primary purpose is for conveyance of water for domestic use, and wastewater pipes as an eligible renewable resource under chapter 19.285 RCW.
  3. SB 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.
  4. SJM 8015 - Requesting Congress implement certain increased safety measures for tank rail cars.
  5. SB 6368 - Adjusting the dollar threshold for substantial development under the shoreline management act for certain pleasure craft-related construction.

Other business.

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Financial Institutions, Housing & Insurance* -  02/04/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/3/2014 at 9:00 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6338 - Giving preferences to housing trust fund projects that involve collaboration between local school districts and housing authorities to help children of low-income families succeed in school.
  2. SB 6365 - Creating a pilot program to provide educational stability for homeless children.
  3. SB 6391 - Addressing the financial solvency of insurance companies. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  4. SB 6426 - Increasing the available funding limit of the linked deposit program.
  5. SB 6507 - Modifying certain provisions governing foreclosures.

Executive Session:  
  1. SB 6269 - Concerning the first mortgage interest business and occupation tax deduction.
  2. SB 6270 - Transferring the insurance and financial responsibility program.
  3. SB 6273 - Revising provisions governing money transmitters.
  4. SB 6319 - Modifying the definition of residential real property in homeowners' associations.
  5. SB 6110 - Regulating retainage bonds on public contracts.
  6. SB 6313 - Concerning a surcharge for local homeless housing and assistance.
  7. SB 6330 - Promoting affordable housing in urban growth areas.
  8. SB 6507 - Modifying certain provisions governing foreclosures.

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/FIHI/Pages/default.aspx, as soon as they are available. Other business.

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Governmental Operations -  02/04/14  10:00 am

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6463 - Including the facilities of certain public water systems in the utilities element of a comprehensive plan.
  2. SB 6372 - Ensuring growth management hearings board members meet qualifications relating to land use experience.
  3. SB 6461 - Establishing a process for the payment of impact fees through provisions stipulated in recorded covenants.
  4. SB 6341 - Establishing the LEED plus W high-performance public building standard.
  5. SB 6404 - Concerning annexations by code cities in counties with four hundred thousand or more residents.
  6. SB 6349 - Implementing requirements for the condemnation of real property.
  7. SJR 8214 - Amending the state Constitution to state that the Governor is subject to public records requests.

Executive:  
  1. SB 6008 - Modifying water-sewer district provisions.
  2. SB 5520 - Establishing a regional fire protection service authority formation process for cities.
  3. SB 6003 - Addressing the scope of state fire service mobilization.
  4. SB 6060 - Concerning certain public water systems.
  5. SB 6146 - Concerning county electronic public auctions.
  6. SB 6164 - Allowing a standing committee of the legislature to hold a public hearing on a ballot proposition.
  7. SB 6428 - Concerning heavy civil construction projects.
  8. SB 6534 - Removing certain conditions for awarding prevailing party fees and costs for appeals of land use decisions.

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

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Health Care* -  02/04/14  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/30/2014 at 8:20 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6511 - Addressing the prior authorization of health care services.
  2. SB 6419 - Concerning expanding access to medicaid programs in border communities.
  3. SB 6420 - Concerning investigations involving vulnerable adults.
  4. SB 6422 - Concerning electronic timekeeping for in-home personal care or respite services.
  5. SB 6453 - Concerning each area agency on aging's oversight of timekeeping with regard to case management services.
  6. SB 6360 - Including mental health prescriptions in electronic medical records.
  7. SB 6229 - Concerning use of epinephrine autoinjectors by good samaritans.
  8. SB 6464 - Concerning health insurance coverage options for the citizens of Washington state.

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

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Higher Education* -  02/04/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/4/2014 at 10:04 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SGA 9335 - Carl J Zapora, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 23 (Edmonds Community College).
  2. SGA 9277 - Uriel R Iniguez, Member, Board of Trustees, Eastern Washington University.
  3. SB 6043 - Establishing a cap for resident undergraduate tuition rates.
  4. SB 6423 - Changing provisions relating to the opportunity scholarship.
  5. SB 6370 - Creating a tuition and fees exemption for children and surviving spouses of certain highway workers.
  6. SB 6436 - Creating a work group to make recommendations for the continued viability of the college bound scholarship program.
  7. SB 6482 - Concerning the display of campus information on the statewide public four-year dashboard.

Executive Session:  
  1. SGA 9234 - Jeffrey Charbonneau, Member, Washington State Student Achievement Council.
  2. SGA 9270 - Claire Grace, Member, Higher Education Facilities Authority.
  3. SGA 9235 - Frederick Goldberg, Member, Board of Trustees, The Evergreen State College.
  4. SGA 9241 - Debbie J Ahl, Member, Board of Trustees, Technical College District #25 (Bellingham).
  5. SGA 9248 - Jack Burkman, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 14 (Clark College).
  6. SGA 9255 - Betty J Cobbs, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 5 (Everett Community College).
  7. SGA 9273 - Heidi Heywood, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 13 (Lower Columbia College).
  8. SGA 9282 - Keith L Kessler, Member, Board of Trustees, The Evergreen State College.
  9. SGA 9292 - Mark Mattke, Member, Work Force Training and Education Coordinating Board.
  10. SGA 9301 - Lee Newgent, Member, Work Force Training and Education Coordinating Board.
  11. SGA 9314 - Erik S Rohrer, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 1 (Peninsula College).
  12. SGA 9277 - Uriel R Iniguez, Member, Board of Trustees, Eastern Washington University
  13. SGA 9335 - Carl J Zapora, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 23 (Edmonds Community College)

Other business.

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Human Services & Corrections* -  02/04/14  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/30/2014 at 2:28 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6345 - Concerning the arrest of individuals who suffer from chemical dependency.
  2. SB 6394 - Concerning income eligibility for temporary assistance for needy families benefits for a child.
  3. SB 6396 - Allowing youthful offenders who complete their sentences prior to age twenty-one equal access to a full continuum of rehabilitative and reentry services.
  4. SB 6429 - Concerning the expiration of the advisory committee on the disproportionate representation of children of color in Washington's child welfare system.
  5. SB 6479 - Providing caregivers authority to allow children placed in their care to participate in normal childhood activities based on a reasonable and prudent parent standard.
  6. SB 6491 - Requiring photo identification on electronic benefit cards.

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

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Natural Resources & Parks* -  02/04/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/3/2014 at 2:38 PM

Work Session:  Health of Washington's Forests: Impact of Root Diseases.

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6508 - Encouraging private landowners to allow public access to their land. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  2. SB 6509 - Concerning fish barrier removals. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)

Executive:  
  1. SB 6509 - Concerning fish barrier removals.
  2. SB 6287 - Concerning a pilot program for cougar control.
  3. SB 6052 - Concerning habitat and recreation land acquisitions.
  4. SB 6450 - Concerning on-water dwellings.
  5. SB 6446 - Concerning payments in lieu of taxes on county game lands.
  6. SB 6040 - Concerning invasive species.

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

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Trade & Economic Development* -  02/04/14  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/3/2014 at 2:26 PM

Public Hearing:  To be announced.

Executive Session:  
  1. SB 5741 - Allowing the use of lodging taxes for financing workforce housing and tourism promotion activities or facilities.
  2. SB 6000 - Providing a property tax exemption for property held under lease, sublease, or lease-purchase by a nonprofit organization that provides job training, placement, or preemployment services.
  3. SB 6096 - Providing for property tax exemption for the value of new construction of industrial/manufacturing facilities in targeted urban areas.
  4. SB 6188 - Dedicating a portion of state sales tax revenues derived from certain short-term major public events for county economic development use.
  5. SB 6195 - Concerning long-term funding for a state tourism marketing program.
  6. SB 6267 - Concerning high-technology research and development tax incentives.
  7. SB 6355 - Concerning projects of statewide significance for economic development and transportation.
  8. SB 6430 - Extending tax preferences for high-technology research and development.
  9. SJM 8011 - Concerning international trade policy reforms.

Other business.

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Transportation* -  02/04/14  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/31/2014 at 3:28 PM

Work Session:  
  1. Incident response program - Washington State Department of Transportation.
  2. Liquefied natural gas - Washington State Ferries.

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6375 - Concerning the sale of in-vehicle electronic toll collection system equipment.
  2. SB 6406 - Modifying when to display vehicle headlights.
  3. SB 6440 - Imposing motor vehicle fuel taxes on compressed natural and liquefied natural gas used for transportation purposes.
  4. SB 6443 - Modifying time period and monetary limits on ferry vessel and terminal work by state forces.
  5. SB 6489 - Concerning parking impact mitigation from regional transit authority facility construction.

Executive:  SB 6227 - Enhancing public safety by reducing distracted driving incidents caused by the use of personal wireless communications devices.

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

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Ways & Means* -  02/04/14  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/4/2014 at 10:12 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6487 - Concerning the local sales and use tax that is credited against the state sales and use tax for cities to offset municipal service costs to newly annexed areas.
  2. SSB 6062 - Requiring internet access to public school data and expenditure information.
  3. SSB 6129 - Concerning paraeducator development.
  4. SB 5430 - Modifying the distribution and use of aircraft excise taxes.
  5. SB 6379 - Concerning the period of time the department of revenue must grant or deny a refund request.
  6. SB 6412 - Concerning tax, penalty, and interest assessments on claims for collection of sales tax debt.
  7. SB 6452 - Providing a sales and use tax exemption for certain new building construction by maintenance repair operators for commercial airplanes.

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

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