Agenda for Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Senate Committees

Commerce & Labor Early Learning & K-12 Education
Energy, Environment & Telecommunications Governmental Operations
Human Services & Corrections Law & Justice
Transportation Ways & Means

Commerce & Labor* -  02/05/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/4/2014 at 4:54 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6334 - Concerning the sales of growlers of wine or beer.
  2. SB 6160 - Concerning marijuana processing and retail licenses.
  3. SB 6158 - Encouraging safe and responsible sales of marijuana by authorizing the use of minors in compliance checks and addressing identification and manufacturing.
  4. SSB 5887 - Merging the medical marijuana system with the recreational marijuana system. (Hearing is on the Second Proposed Substitute.)
  5. SSB 6178 - Aligning the medical marijuana system with the recreational marijuana system. (Hearing is on the Second Proposed Substitute.)
  6. SB 6442 - Allowing sales of growlers of cider.
  7. SB 6522 - Restricting the use of personal information gathered during the claims resolution structured settlement agreement process.

Executive Session:  
  1. SB 6300 - Protecting public sector workers' rights through public disclosure of public sector unions' finances. (Action is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  2. SB 6149 - Addressing contractor liability for industrial insurance premiums for not-for-profit nonemergency medicaid transportation brokers. (Action is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  3. SB 6317 - Improving the accuracy of the prevailing rate of wage. (Action is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  4. SB 6471 - Creating a teen summer employment wage. (Action is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  5. SB 6290 - Regarding miniature hobby boilers. (Action is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  6. SB 5125 - Addressing workers' compensation reform through clarification of occupational disease claims.
  7. SB 6277 - Concerning telecommunications work experience for purposes of eligibility toward limited energy specialty electrician certification.
  8. SB 6206 - Concerning telecommunications installations.
  9. SB 6144 - Concerning cosmetology training and licensure requirements. (Action is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  10. SB 6186 - Concerning certain public works contracting requirements. (Action is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  11. SB 6179 - Authorizing workers' compensation group self-insurance plans.

Other business.



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Early Learning & K-12 Education* -  02/05/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/5/2014 at 8:25 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6424 - Establishing a state seal of biliteracy for high school students.
  2. SB 6431 - Concerning assistance for schools in implementing youth suicide prevention activities.
  3. SB 6128 - Concerning the delivery of medication and services by unlicensed school employees.
  4. SB 6444 - Creating the breakfast after the bell program. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  5. SB 6538 - Concerning early education for children involved in the child welfare system. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  6. SB 6552 - Improving student success by increasing instructional hour and graduation requirements. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)

Executive:  
  1. SB 5958 - Concerning accountability in providing opportunities for certain students to participate in transition services.
  2. SB 5986 - Eliminating the reduction in state basic education funding that occurs in counties with federal forest lands.
  3. SB 6121 - Concerning the calculation and allocation of appropriations for alternative learning experience courses.
  4. SB 6127 - Improving quality in the early care and education system.
  5. SB 6499 - Creating the joint task force on local education financing reform.

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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Energy, Environment & Telecommunications* -  02/05/14  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/3/2014 at 3:58 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5984 - Banning certain flame retardants in children's products and residential upholstered furniture.
  2. SB 6288 - Concerning water quality determinations made by the department of ecology.
  3. SB 6541 - Encouraging reliable distributed renewable energy.
  4. SB 6540 - Banning tris(1,3-dichloro-2-propyl)phosphate and tris(2-chloroethyl)phosphate flame retardants in children's products and residential upholstered furniture.

Executive Session:  Bills previously heard in committee.

Other business.



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Governmental Operations* -  02/05/14  5:30 pm

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

MEETING CANCELLED.



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Human Services & Corrections* -  02/05/14  6:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/3/2014 at 4:26 PM

Executive Session:  
  1. Bills previously heard in committee.
  2. SSB 5064 - Concerning persons sentenced for offenses committed prior to reaching eighteen years of age.
  3. ESSB 5735 - Concerning registered sex or kidnapping offenders.
  4. SB 6168 - Concerning review of licensing and employment decisions by the children's administration.
  5. 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.
  6. SB 6211 - Concerning the termination of basic food benefits to incarcerated persons.
  7. SB 6234 - Concerning compliance with inspections of child care facilities.
  8. SB 6252 - Concerning residence locations of felony sex offenders of minors.
  9. SB 6282 - Modifying drug offender sentencing alternatives.
  10. SB 6311 - Concerning involuntary medication for maintaining the level of restoration in jail.
  11. SB 6312 - Concerning state purchasing of mental health and chemical dependency treatment services.
  12. SB 6327 - Expanding the categories of offenses eligible for the parenting program with the department of corrections.
  13. SB 6345 - Concerning the arrest of individuals who suffer from chemical dependency.
  14. SB 6390 - Forming the juvenile sentencing task force to review and make recommendations regarding juvenile sentencing matters.
  15. SB 6394 - Concerning income eligibility for temporary assistance for needy families benefits for a child.
  16. SB 6399 - Creating an office of corrections ombuds.
  17. 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.
  18. SB 6481 - Funding recovery programs for persons with mental illness and chemical dependency disorders.
  19. SB 6491 - Requiring photo identification on electronic benefit cards.
  20. SB 6513 - Concerning court review of involuntary treatment decisions.

Other business.



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Law & Justice -  02/05/14  1:30 pm

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6435 - Ordering mandatory restitution for sexual exploitation of children.
  2. SB 6466 - Creating a veteran hiring preference for school district security activities.
  3. SB 6413 - Clarifying prior offenses for driving under the influence or physical control of a vehicle under the influence.
  4. SB 6415 - Concerning consecutive sentences for driving under the influence or physical control of a vehicle under the influence of intoxicating liquor, marijuana, or any drug.
  5. SB 6434 - Concerning seizure and forfeiture of property for patronizing a prostitute.(Hearing is on Proposed Substitute.)
  6. SB 6249 - Establishing new authority for courts to assess cost recovery fees for costs associated with new indigent defense standards.

Executive:  
  1. SB 6350 - Securing damages for persons injured by violations of the state Constitution.
  2. SB 5020 - Modifying indigent defense provisions.
  3. SB 5156 - Requiring notification to parents or guardians in cases of abortion.
  4. SJR 8215 - Amending the state Constitution so that only persons who are qualified voters in a county are elected or appointed to the office of judge of the superior court for that county.

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



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Transportation* -  02/05/14  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/5/2014 at 10:01 AM

Work Session:  Cities & counties - local transportation programs.

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6380 - Concerning deficit reimbursement agreements with counties owning and operating ferry systems.
  2. SB 6456 - Concerning requirements before issuance of an initial vehicle registration.
  3. SB 6457 - Concerning the processing of quick titles by subagents.
  4. SJM 8013 - Requesting that a portion of state route number 395 be named the Thomas Stephen "Tom" Foley Memorial Highway.
  5. SB 6503 - Expanding the delivery of traffic safety education.
  6. SB 5467 - Conforming vehicle owner list furnishment requirements with federal law. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)

If draft bills, proposed substitutes, or striking amendments are to be heard, they can be obtained by committee staff or on the committee's website, http://www.leg.wa.gov/Senate/Committees/TRAN/Pages/default.aspx, as soon as they are available. Possible executive session on bills heard in committee. Other business.



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Ways & Means* -  02/05/14  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/5/2014 at 2:50 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5241 - Concerning nonresident vessel permits and taxation.
  2. SB 6057 - Concerning tax credits for hiring individuals with developmental disabilities.
  3. SB 6220 - Concerning spirits retailers when selling for resale.
  4. SB 6180 - Consolidating designated forest lands and open space timber lands for ease of administration.
  5. SSB 6286 - Concerning current use valuation for land primarily used for commercial horticultural purposes.
  6. SSB 6318 - Providing greater small business assistance by modifying the filing threshold for excise tax purposes.
  7. SSB 6175 - Modifying the tax appeal process.
  8. SSB 6402 - Defining honey bee products and services as an agricultural product.
  9. SB 6512 - Concerning federal funding programs requiring changes in state law.

Executive Session:  
  1. SSB 6062 - Requiring internet access to public school data and expenditure information.
  2. SSB 6129 - Concerning paraeducator development.
  3. SB 6379 - Concerning the period of time the department of revenue must grant or deny a refund request.
  4. SB 6412 - Concerning tax, penalty, and interest assessments on claims for collection of sales tax debt.
  5. SB 6452 - Providing a sales and use tax exemption for certain new building construction by maintenance repair operators for commercial airplanes.
  6. SB 5430 - Modifying the distribution and use of aircraft excise taxes.
  7. SB 6405 - Providing greater consistency in how nonprofit tax-exempt property may be used without jeopardizing the property's tax-exempt status.
  8. SB 6472 - Simplifying the taxation of amusement, recreation, and physical fitness services.
  9. SB 6325 - Correcting the expiration date of a definition of firefighter.
  10. SB 6478 - Streamlining forest and fish agreement-related programs providing funding with accountability.
  11. SB 6497 - Concerning the minority and women's business enterprises account.
  12. SB 5334 - Concerning public facilities' grants and loans.

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



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