Agenda for Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Senate Committees

Commerce & Labor Early Learning & K-12 Education
Energy, Environment & Telecommunications Law & Justice
Transportation Ways & Means

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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