Agenda for Thursday, February 06, 2014

Senate Committees

Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development 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* -  02/06/14  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/6/2014 at 9:56 AM

Public Hearing:  SB 6549 - Creating demonstration projects for preserving agricultural land and public infrastructure in flood plains.

Executive Session:  
  1. Bills previously heard in committee.
  2. SB 6214 - Concerning industrial hemp production.
  3. ESB 6549 - Creating demonstration projects for preserving agricultural land and public infrastructure in flood plains.

Other business.

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Early Learning & K-12 Education* -  02/06/14  5:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/5/2014 at 4:35 PM

Public Hearing:  SB 6555 - Requiring the Washington institute for public policy to conduct systematic reviews of investments in education.

Executive:  
  1. SB 6555 - Requiring the Washington institute for public policy to conduct systematic reviews of investments in education.
  2. SB 6552 - Improving student success by increasing instructional hour and graduation requirements.
  3. SB 6538 - Concerning early education for children involved in the child welfare system.
  4. SB 6451 - Concerning the school construction assistance program.
  5. SB 6444 - Creating the breakfast after the bell program.
  6. SB 6439 - Concerning preventing harassment, intimidation, and bullying in public schools.
  7. SB 6431 - Concerning assistance for schools in implementing youth suicide prevention activities.
  8. SB 6424 - Establishing a state seal of biliteracy for high school students.
  9. SB 6336 - Promoting expanded learning opportunities as a strategy to close the educational opportunity gap and prevent summer learning loss.
  10. SB 6242 - Concerning waivers from the one hundred eighty-day school year requirement.
  11. SB 6163 - Creating the summer knowledge improvement pilot program.
  12. SB 6128 - Concerning the delivery of medication and services by unlicensed school employees.
  13. SB 6063 - Concerning closing and elimination the opportunity gap.

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

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Energy, Environment & Telecommunications* -  02/06/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/6/2014 at 1:35 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SJM 8014 - Requesting the permanent siting and development of a federal nuclear waste repository.
  2. SB 6501 - Concerning used oil recycling.
  3. SB 6554 - Providing life alert services.

Executive Session:  
  1. Bills previously heard in committee.
  2. SB 6077 - Modifying the use of storm water control facility rate charges.
  3. ESB 6501 - Concerning used oil recycling.
  4. SB 6554 - Providing life alert services.
  5. SB 6264 - Capping the amount of the greenhouse gas reporting fee.
  6. SB 6177 - Regarding financing for stewardship of mercury-containing lights.
  7. SB 6258 - Using conservation achieved by a qualifying utility in excess of its biennial acquisition target under the energy independence act.
  8. SB 6381 - Concerning watershed councils in the Puget Sound basin.
  9. 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.
  10. SB 6288 - Concerning water quality determinations made by the department of ecology.
  11. SB 6524 - Concerning the safety of the transport of hazardous materials.

Other business.

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Financial Institutions, Housing & Insurance* -  02/06/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/6/2014 at 10:04 AM

Public Hearing:  SB 6553 - Concerning the distribution of real property sale proceeds.

Executive Session:  
  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.
  4. SB 6426 - Increasing the available funding limit of the linked deposit program.
  5. SB 6553 - Concerning the distribution of real property sale proceeds.
  6. SB 6270 - Transferring the insurance and financial responsibility program.

Other business.

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Governmental Operations* -  02/06/14  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/5/2014 at 2:55 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6537 - Concerning the certification of minority and women's business enterprises.
  2. SB 6517 - Exempting agency employee driver's license numbers, identicard numbers, and identification numbers from public inspection and copying.
  3. SB 6475 - Concerning hardship property tax waivers for interest and penalties.
  4. SB 6350 - Securing damages for persons injured by violations of the state Constitution.
  5. SB 6484 - Creating a state agency innovation and efficiency grant program.
  6. SB 6401 - Concerning electronic salary and wage payments by counties.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. Bills previously heard in committee.
  2. SB 6350 - Securing damages for persons injured by violations of the state Constitution.
  3. SB 5995 - Concerning local government selection of the appropriate sewer systems as part of growth management.
  4. SB 6141 - Concerning the confidentiality of certain records filed with the utilities and transportation commission or the attorney general.
  5. SB 6162 - Subjecting federally recognized Indian tribes to the same conditions as state and local governments for property owned exclusively by the tribe.
  6. SB 6183 - Requiring public employee collective bargaining sessions to be open meetings.
  7. SB 6517 - Exempting agency employee driver's license numbers, identicard numbers, and identification numbers from public inspection and copying.
  8. SB 6537 - Concerning the certification of minority and women's business enterprises.
  9. SB 6349 - Implementing requirements for the condemnation of real property.
  10. SB 6463 - Including the facilities of certain public water systems in the utilities element of a comprehensive plan.
  11. SB 6356 - Naming the chair and vice chair of state and county political committees.
  12. SB 5908 - Concerning property tax refunds.
  13. SB 6372 - Ensuring growth management hearings board members meet qualifications relating to land use experience.
  14. SB 6404 - Concerning annexations by code cities in counties with four hundred thousand or more residents.
  15. SB 6454 - Exempting from public inspection certain public works proposals and documents.
  16. SB 6200 - Concerning the Washington state historical society.
  17. ESB 5964 - Concerning training public officials and employees regarding public records, records management, and open public meetings requirements.
  18. SJR 8214 - Amending the state Constitution to state that the Governor is subject to public records requests.

Other business.

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Health Care* -  02/06/14  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/3/2014 at 4:32 PM

Public Hearing:  SB 6519 - Concerning public school employees' insurance benefits reporting.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. SB 5602 - Creating a silver alert system.
  2. SB 5962 - Concerning services provided by residential habilitation centers.
  3. SB 5980 - Creating a quality improvement program for the licensees of the medical quality assurance commission.
  4. SB 6016 - Concerning continuity of care for enrollees in the Washington health benefit exchange during grace periods.
  5. SB 6032 - Establishing dextromethorphan provisions.
  6. SB 6038 - Concerning the use of hydrocodone products by licensed optometrists in Washington state.
  7. SB 6050 - Concerning communication of mammographic breast density information to patients.
  8. SB 6073 - Concerning the treatment of eosinophilic gastrointestinal associated disorders.
  9. SB 6123 - Concerning physical therapy copayment and coinsurance.
  10. SB 6124 - Developing a state Alzheimer's plan.
  11. SB 6137 - Regulating pharmacy benefit managers and pharmacy audits.
  12. SB 6140 - Concerning the practice settings for certified chemical dependency professionals and trainees.
  13. SB 6170 - Concerning cultural competency education for health care professionals.
  14. SB 6228 - Concerning transparency tools for consumer information on health care cost and quality.
  15. SB 6229 - Concerning use of epinephrine autoinjectors by good samaritans.
  16. SB 6232 - Requiring health insurance carriers to provide notification of carrier network changes.
  17. SB 6233 - Assisting self-employed small business owners adversely impacted by health insurance premium changes.
  18. SB 6265 - Concerning state and local agencies that obtain patient health care information.
  19. SB 6304 - Preserving patient and practitioner freedom to obtain and provide health care by prohibiting unfair and deceptive practices in contracting for and managing health care delivery under health plans.
  20. SB 6329 - Concerning state employment of persons with disabilities.
  21. SB 6354 - Concerning protection of health care information in the health benefit exchange related to navigators.
  22. SB 6360 - Including mental health prescriptions in electronic medical records.
  23. SB 6387 - Concerning individuals with developmental disabilities who have requested a service from a program that is already at capacity.
  24. SB 6400 - Concerning insurance for enlisted members of the Washington national guard.
  25. SB 6419 - Concerning expanding access to medicaid programs in border communities.
  26. SB 6420 - Concerning investigations involving vulnerable adults.
  27. SB 6422 - Concerning electronic timekeeping for in-home personal care or respite services.
  28. SB 6453 - Concerning each area agency on aging's oversight of timekeeping with regard to case management services.
  29. SB 6458 - Addressing the office of the insurance commissioner and matters related to health care insurance.
  30. SB 6464 - Concerning health insurance coverage options for the citizens of Washington state.
  31. SB 6474 - Requiring navigator applicants to furnish background check information.
  32. SB 6511 - Addressing the prior authorization of health care services.
  33. SB 6519 - Concerning public school employees' insurance benefits reporting.

Other business.

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Higher Education* -  02/06/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/5/2014 at 10:25 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SGA 9311 - Constance W Rice, Member, Board of Regents, University of Washington.
  2. SGA 9312 - Rogelio Riojas, Member, Board of Regents, University of Washington.
  3. SGA 9321 - Kiana M Scott, Member, Board of Regents, University of Washington.
  4. SGA 9333 - Brett R Willis, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 11 (Pierce College).
  5. SGA 9317 - Fiasili L Savusa, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 9 (Highline Community College).
  6. SGA 9263 - Takhmina Dzhuraeva, Member, Board of Trustees, College District No. 8 (Bellevue College).

Executive Session:  
  1. SB 6043 - Establishing a cap for resident undergraduate tuition rates.
  2. SB 6083 - Concerning precollege placement measures.
  3. SB 6358 - Requiring institutions of higher education to provide certain financial aid information to admitted and prospective students.
  4. SB 6362 - Creating efficiencies for institutions of higher education.
  5. SB 6370 - Creating a tuition and fees exemption for children and surviving spouses of certain highway workers.
  6. SB 6423 - Changing provisions relating to the opportunity scholarship.
  7. SB 6436 - Creating a work group to make recommendations for the continued viability of the college bound scholarship program.
  8. SB 6482 - Concerning the display of campus information on the statewide public four-year dashboard.
  9. SGA 9263 - Takhmina Dzhuraeva, Member, Board of Trustees, College District No. 8 (Bellevue College)
  10. SGA 9311 - Constance W Rice, Member, Board of Regents, University of Washington
  11. SGA 9312 - Rogelio Riojas, Member, Board of Regents, University of Washington
  12. SGA 9321 - Kiana M Scott, Member, Board of Regents, University of Washington
  13. SGA 9333 - Brett R Willis, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 11 (Pierce College)

Other business.

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Human Services & Corrections* -  02/06/14  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/5/2014 at 1:01 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6295 - Regarding the withholding of medical treatment in favor of faith-based or metaphysical healing efforts. (Hearing will be on Proposed Substitute.)
  2. SB 6344 - Addressing the implementation of inmate postsecondary education degree programs to reduce recidivism.
  3. SB 6374 - Addressing parent and child relationship termination.
  4. SB 6470 - Concerning child abuse investigations.

Executive:  SB 6295 - Regarding the withholding of medical treatment in favor of faith-based or metaphysical healing efforts.

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

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Law & Justice* -  02/06/14  5:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/31/2014 at 5:53 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6364 - Concerning parental rights and responsibilities of sexual assault perpetrators and survivors.
  2. SB 6502 - Concerning guardianship restrictions and disclosures.
  3. SB 6534 - Removing certain conditions for awarding prevailing party fees and costs for appeals of land use decisions.

Executive Session:  
  1. To be announced.
  2. SB 6172 - Protecting Washington citizens from warrantless surveillance, reducing liability, and establishing clear standards under which agencies may utilize unmanned aerial vehicles.
  3. SB 6245 - Concerning the role of parties in cases related to certain notices and records.
  4. SB 6249 - Establishing new authority for courts to assess cost recovery fees for costs associated with new indigent defense standards.
  5. SB 6314 - Asserting that submission of DNA markers to a database be accessible only to qualified laboratory personnel.
  6. SB 6339 - Concerning coercion of involuntary servitude.
  7. SB 6413 - Clarifying prior offenses for driving under the influence or physical control of a vehicle under the influence.
  8. 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.
  9. SB 6416 - Concerning dealer deliveries to active duty law enforcement officers.
  10. SB 6434 - Concerning seizure and forfeiture of property for patronizing a prostitute.
  11. SB 6435 - Ordering mandatory restitution for sexual exploitation of children.
  12. SB 6448 - Authorizing establishment of ethics defense trust funds.
  13. SB 6466 - Creating a veteran hiring preference for school district security activities.
  14. SB 6534 - Removing certain conditions for awarding prevailing party fees and costs for appeals of land use decisions.
  15. SB 6384 - Modifying certain venue of action provisions.

Other business.

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Natural Resources & Parks* -  02/06/14  1:30 pm

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

MEETING CANCELLED.



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Trade & Economic Development* -  02/06/14  9:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/5/2014 at 10:13 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6515 - Creating a pilot program that provides incentives for investments in Washington state job creation and economic development. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute).
  2. SB 6518 - Transferring technology-based economic development programs from innovate Washington to the department of commerce. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute).

Executive Session:  
  1. 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.
  2. SB 6355 - Concerning projects of statewide significance for economic development and transportation.
  3. SB 6515 - Creating a pilot program that provides incentives for investments in Washington state job creation and economic development.
  4. SB 6518 - Transferring technology-based economic development programs from innovate Washington to the department of commerce.

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

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Trade & Economic Development -  02/06/14  12:00 pm

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

Executive Session:  Bills previously heard in committee.

Other business.

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Transportation -  02/06/14  3:30 pm

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

Public Hearing:  To be announced.

Executive:  
  1. SJM 8013 - Requesting that a portion of state route number 395 be named the Thomas Stephen "Tom" Foley Memorial Highway.
  2. SB 6443 - Modifying time period and monetary limits on ferry vessel and terminal work by state forces.
  3. SB 6489 - Concerning parking impact mitigation from regional transit authority facility construction.
  4. SB 6380 - Concerning deficit reimbursement agreements with counties owning and operating ferry systems.
  5. SB 6440 - Imposing motor vehicle fuel taxes on compressed natural and liquefied natural gas used for transportation purposes.
  6. SB 6456 - Concerning requirements before issuance of an initial vehicle registration.
  7. SB 6457 - Concerning the processing of quick titles by subagents.
  8. SB 5467 - Conforming vehicle owner list furnishment requirements with federal law.

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

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Ways & Means* -  02/06/14  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/6/2014 at 8:28 AM

Work Session:  Water supply and flood control infrastructure needs.

Public Hearing:  SB 6516 - Creating a joint legislative task force to study financing options for water supply, flood control, and storm water projects.

Executive Session:  
  1. SB 6081 - Creating a grant program to develop and modernize specialized STEM facilities.
  2. SB 6220 - Concerning spirits retailers when selling for resale.
  3. SB 6180 - Consolidating designated forest lands and open space timber lands for ease of administration.
  4. SSB 6402 - Defining honey bee products and services as an agricultural product.
  5. SB 6512 - Concerning federal funding programs requiring changes in state law.

Other business.

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