Agenda for Tuesday, February 05, 2013

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 -  02/05/13  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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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