Agenda for Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Senate Committees

Transportation Ways & Means

Transportation* -  02/07/12  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/7/2012 at 10:13 AM

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. SB 6582 - Concerning local transportation revenue options.
  2. SSB 6023 - Creating the permit efficiency and accountability committee to select priority economic recovery projects for review by multiagency permitting teams.

Other business.



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Ways & Means* -  02/07/12  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/7/2012 at 12:59 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5895 - Relating to education. (Hearing on proposed substitute).
  2. SB 5896 - Relating to education. (Hearing on proposed substitute).
  3. SB 6176 - Improving the business climate in this state by simplifying state and local tax and licensing systems. (Hearing is on the proposed substitute).
  4. SB 6589 - Requiring a direct patient-provider primary care practice services option for public employees.
  5. SB 6591 - Setting employee salaries upon reallocation or layoff action.
  6. SB 5468 - Creating the office of forecast councils.
  7. SB 6377 - Improving budget sustainability by modifying education funding mandates.
  8. SB 6567 - Modifying the state expenditure limit to ensure that the paramount duty of educating children is met through a reprioritization of state government expenditures.

Executive Session:  
  1. SB 6507 - Establishing the Walla Walla state veterans' home.
  2. SSB 6152 - Streamlining water right permitting and appeals.
  3. SB 6077 - Generating additional revenue from the sale of solid fuel burning devices.
  4. SSB 6130 - Modernizing the functionality of the state environmental policy act.
  5. SSB 6145 - Concerning paint stewardship.
  6. SSB 6211 - Accelerating cleanup of hazardous waste sites.
  7. SSB 6263 - Facilitating marine management planning.
  8. SSB 6387 - Concerning state parks, recreation, and natural resources fiscal matters.
  9. SB 6441 - Authorizing grants to the successful pilot programs implementing RCW 70.260.020.
  10. SSB 6539 - Establishing an air pollution offset program.
  11. SSB 6165 - Authorizing flexible conservation futures taxing districts.
  12. SB 6446 - Concerning the lodging tax.
  13. SB 6452 - Concerning veterans' assistance levies.
  14. SSB 6470 - Authorizing benefit charges for the enhancement of fire protection services.
  15. SB 6571 - Strengthening the department of revenue's ability to collect spirits taxes imposed under RCW 82.08.150.
  16. SB 6574 - Authorizing certain cities in which stadium and exhibition centers are located to impose admissions taxes in limited circumstances.
  17. SSB 5996 - Concerning contiguous land under the current use open space property tax programs.
  18. SB 6411 - Concerning expenditures of the WorkFirst program.
  19. SSB 6555 - Implementing provisions relating to child protection.
  20. SB 6572 - Addressing provision of spoken language interpreter services for state executive agencies.
  21. SSB 6232 - Regarding higher education coordination.
  22. SSB 6401 - Creating efficiencies for institutions of higher education.
  23. SSB 6140 - Concerning local economic development financing.
  24. SB 6345 - Creating a commission to restructure state government.
  25. SSB 6292 - Making juvenile records confidential.
  26. SSB 6307 - Concerning nursing staffing practices at hospitals.
  27. SB 6568 - Creating accounts for the center for childhood deafness and hearing loss and for the school for the blind.
  28. SSB 6389 - Creating the crime victims' services account.
  29. SB 6531 - Concerning health care services for incarcerated offenders.
  30. SSB 6204 - Modifying community supervision provisions.
  31. SB 6486 - Granting collective bargaining for postdoctoral researchers at certain state universities.
  32. SB 6577 - Offering health benefit subsidies for certain retired public employees.
  33. SSB 6492 - Improving timeliness, efficiency, and accountability of forensic resource utilization associated with competency to stand trial.
  34. SSB 6120 - Concerning children's safe products.
  35. SB 6371 - Extending the customized employment training program.
  36. SB 6088 - Strengthening the review of the legislature's goals for tax preferences by requiring that every new tax preference provide an expiration date and statement of legislative intent.
  37. SSB 5982 - Creating the joint center for aerospace technology innovation.
  38. SB 6468 - Requiring state research universities to adopt policies governing investment of university funds, consistent with the uniform prudent management of institutional funds act, and requiring annual investment performance reports.
  39. SJR 8223 - Amending the Constitution to provide clear authority to state research universities to invest funds as authorized by law.
  40. SB 5984 - Concerning local government financial soundness.
  41. SB 6545 - Transferring the powers, duties, and functions of the developmental disabilities endowment from the department of health to the department of commerce.
  42. SB 5944 - Concerning revenue increases for purposes of imposing a supermajority voting requirement in the legislature.
  43. SSB 6309 - Requiring meals and rest breaks for certain health care workers.
  44. SJR 8221 - Amending the Constitution to include the recommendations of the commission on state debt.
  45. SB 5468 - Creating the office of forecast councils.
  46. SB 5895 - Relating to education.
  47. SB 5896 - Relating to education.
  48. SB 6377 - Improving budget sustainability by modifying education funding mandates.
  49. ESB 6589 - Requiring a direct patient-provider primary care practice services option for public employees.
  50. SB 6591 - Setting employee salaries upon reallocation or layoff action.
  51. SB 6322 - Allowing nonprofit institutions recognized by the state of Washington to be eligible to participate in the state need grant program.
  52. ESJR 8222 - Requiring four-year balanced budgets.
  53. SB 6440 - Providing health care purchasing options for individuals and small employers.

The Proposed Substitutes are posted on the Committee's website at: http://www.leg.wa.gov/Senate/Committees/WM/Pages/default.aspx and are also available from committee staff. Possible executive session on other bills heard in committee. Other business.



Ways & Means -  02/07/12  3:30 pm

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

Public Hearing:  Continuation of 1:30 p.m. meeting.

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



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