Agenda for Thursday, February 07, 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 -  02/07/13  10:00 am

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

Work Session:  Overview of Yakima River Basin integrated plan.

Public Hearing:  SB 5367 - Concerning Yakima river basin water resource management.

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

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Energy, Environment & Telecommunications -  02/07/13  1:30 pm

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

Work Session:  Challenges and opportunities of wind power.

Other business.

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Financial Institutions, Housing & Insurance* -  02/07/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/6/2013 at 5:00 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5302 - Addressing credit unions' corporate governance and investments.
  2. SB 5306 - Creating procedures for disposing property in the leased premises of a deceased tenant.
  3. SB 5307 - Expanding the definition of unlawful detainer to include a provision governing at-will tenancies.
  4. SB 5425 - Concerning the entering of monetary judgments against defendants under the residential and manufactured/mobile home landlord-tenant acts.
  5. SB 5426 - Concerning unlawful detainer.

Executive Session:  
  1. SB 5065 - Regulating the settling of certain insurer transactions.
  2. SB 5312 - Authorizing small consumer installment loans.
  3. SB 5101 - Concerning a sales and use tax exemption for certain financial information provided to qualifying businesses providing international investment management services.
  4. SB 5269 - Addressing title insurance rate filings.
  5. SB 5523 - Concerning the property taxation of mobile homes and park model trailers.
  6. SB 5439 - Concerning the administrative costs for the allocation, management, and oversight of housing trust fund investments.

Other business.

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Governmental Operations* -  02/07/13  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/6/2013 at 12:52 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5220 - Addressing membership on city disability boards.
  2. SB 5217 - Eliminating the Washington state quality award program.
  3. SB 5381 - Concerning cellular telephone use by state employees.
  4. SB 5169 - Implementing the recommendations of the sunshine committee.
  5. SJR 8200 - Amending the Constitution to require a two-thirds majority vote of the legislature to raise taxes.
  6. SJR 8204 - Amending the Constitution to require a two-thirds majority vote of the legislature to raise taxes.
  7. SJR 8205 - Amending the Constitution to require a two-thirds majority vote of the legislature to raise taxes.

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

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Health Care -  02/07/13  10:00 am

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5305 - Requiring hospitals to report when providing treatment for bullet wounds, gunshot wounds, and stab wounds to all patients.
  2. SB 5414 - Regarding the requirements of allopathic physician licensure.
  3. SB 5415 - Updating and aligning with federal requirements hospital health care-associated infection rate reporting.
  4. SB 5416 - Concerning prescription information.
  5. SB 5214 - Concerning a business and occupation tax deduction for donated medical services.

Executive:  
  1. ESB 5206 - Increasing the health professions participating in online access to the University of Washington health sciences library.
  2. SJM 8000 - Requesting that the Drug Enforcement Administration reclassify medical marijuana as a Schedule II drug.

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

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Higher Education* -  02/07/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/6/2013 at 9:47 AM

Work Session:  Overview of the State Need Grant Program - continued from January 17, 2013.

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5028 - Changing state need grant eligibility provisions.
  2. SB 5180 - Improving access to higher education for students with disabilities.
  3. SB 5195 - Allowing nonprofit institutions recognized by the state of Washington to be eligible to participate in the state need grant program.

Executive Session:  
  1. SB 5318 - Removing the one-year waiting period for veterans or active members of the military for purposes of eligibility for resident tuition.
  2. SB 5343 - Concerning the rights of higher education students involved in military service.
  3. SB 5559 - Authorizing educational specialist degrees at Central Washington University and Western Washington University.
  4. SB 5472 - Authorizing applied doctorate level degrees in audiology at Western Washington University.
  5. SB 5131 - Providing tax incentives for donations of modern laboratory equipment to higher education institutions and vocational skills centers.

Other business.

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Human Services & Corrections* -  02/07/13  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/6/2013 at 1:58 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5376 - Concerning juvenile firearms and weapons crimes.
  2. SB 5316 - Adopting a model policy to require a third person to be present during interviews.
  3. SB 5359 - Concerning mandatory reporting of child abuse or neglect by supervised persons.
  4. SB 5480 - Accelerating changes to mental health involuntary commitment laws.
  5. SB 5486 - Providing partial and total confinement options for offenders.

Executive:  
  1. SB 5402 - Allowing residents of total confinement facilities and secure community transition facilities to engage in therapeutic occupational assignments within the confines of McNeil Island.
  2. SB 5122 - Concerning patient and staff safety at state hospitals.
  3. SB 5153 - Concerning transfers of clients between regional support networks.
  4. SJM 8003 - Requesting Congress to amend the Communications Decency Act.
  5. SB 5175 - Concerning sexual assault protection orders.
  6. SB 5198 - Exempting personal information relating to children from public inspection and copying.
  7. SB 5466 - Modifying criminal history record information compliance audit provisions.

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

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Natural Resources & Parks* -  02/07/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/1/2013 at 2:14 PM

Work Session:  Update on integration of hydraulic project approval and forest practices applications pursuant to SB 6406 (2012).

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5231 - Ensuring hunter safety.
  2. SB 5575 - Concerning state parks funding.

Executive:  
  1. SB 5037 - Concerning the labeling of seafood.
  2. SB 5054 - Establishing a process for the acquisition of habitat and recreation lands by the state.
  3. SB 5057 - Regarding outdoor recreation on lands purchased by a private, not-for-profit organization acquired in whole or part with public funds.
  4. SB 5337 - Modifying expiration dates affecting the department of natural resources' timber sale program.

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

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Trade & Economic Development* -  02/07/13  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/6/2013 at 1:36 PM

Work Session:  Manufacturing in Washington:
  1. Impact Washington presentation.
  2. Update on Lean Manufacturing and Environment Project.
  3. Update on Global Health Technologies Product Development Program.
  4. Association of Washington Business presentation.


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* -  02/07/13  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/6/2013 at 8:20 AM

Work Session:  SR 520 update (Washington State Department of Transportation).

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5379 - Concerning nighttime vision acuity testing for driver's license applicants.
  2. SB 5182 - Addressing the disclosure of vehicle owner information (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute).

Executive:  
  1. SB 5239 - Addressing project selection by the freight mobility strategic investment board.
  2. SB 5335 - Modifying the boundaries of certain heavy haul corridors.

The Proposed Substitute is posted on the Committee's website at: http://www.leg.wa.gov/SENATE/COMMITTEES/TRAN/Pages/default.aspx and available from committee staff. Possible executive session on bills heard in committee. Other business.

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Ways & Means* -  02/07/13  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 2/7/2013 at 1:40 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5392 - Limiting the impact of excess compensation on state retirement system contribution rates.
  2. SSB 5078 - Modifying the property tax exemption for nonprofit fairs.
  3. SSB 5222 - Concerning industrial hemp.
  4. SB 5442 - Protecting the state's interest in collecting deferred property taxes.

Executive Session:  
  1. SB 5072 - Concerning a sales and use tax exemption for disabled veterans and members of the armed forces for certain equipment and services that assist physically challenged persons to safely operate a motor vehicle.
  2. SB 5287 - Eliminating accounts and funds.
  3. SB 5342 - Concerning a sales and use tax exemption for restaurants in respect to certain items that impart flavor to food during the cooking process.
  4. SB 5283 - Concerning a business and occupation tax exemption for the Washington health benefit exchange established under chapter 43.71 RCW.
  5. SB 5132 - Concerning the disclosure of estimated debt service costs.
  6. SSB 5197 - Taking measures to promote safe school buildings.
  7. SB 5445 - Funding capital projects.

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

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