Agenda for Tuesday, March 19, 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 -  03/19/13  10:00 am

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1146 - Concerning certified water right examiner bonding requirements.
  2. HB 1209 - Extending the program establishing Christmas tree grower licensure.
  3. SHB 1558 - Concerning the taxation of honey beekeepers.
  4. HB 1770 - Concerning the appointment of nonvoting advisory members to commodity boards.
  5. SHB 1886 - Concerning the recoverable costs of the department of agriculture under chapter 16.36 RCW.

If draft bills 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/AWRD/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* -  03/19/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 3/14/2013 at 11:40 AM

Public Hearing:  ESHB 1294 - Concerning flame retardants (Hearing is on a Striking Amendment).

Executive:  
  1. HB 1113 - Concerning standards for the use of science to support public policy.
  2. HB 1154 - Modifying the definition of nonpower attributes in the energy independence act.
  3. SHB 1309 - Directing state investments of existing litter tax revenues under chapter 82.19 RCW in material waste management efforts without increasing the tax rate.

The draft bill is posted on the Committee's website at: http://www.leg.wa.gov/senate/Committees/eet/Pages/default.aspx and is also available from committee staff. Possible executive session on bills heard in committee. Other business.

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Financial Institutions, Housing & Insurance* -  03/19/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 3/14/2013 at 3:15 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SHB 1034 - Regulating the licensing of escrow agents.
  2. HB 1035 - Addressing title insurance rate filings.
  3. SHB 1130 - Modifying who is authorized to redeem an impounded vehicle.
  4. ESHB 1647 - Requiring landlords to maintain and safeguard keys to dwelling units.
  5. SHB 1435 - Clarifying agency relationships in reconveyances of deeds of trust.
  6. ESHB 1325 - Concerning banks, trust companies, savings banks, and savings associations, and making technical amendments to the laws governing the department of financial institutions.

Executive Session:  
  1. SHB 1032 - Addressing portable electronics insurance.
  2. HB 1592 - Concerning the enforcement of speeding violations on certain private roads.
  3. SHB 1617 - Concerning the administrative costs for the allocation, management, and oversight of housing trust fund investments.
  4. SHB 1012 - Increasing the penal sum of a surety bond required to be maintained by an appraisal management company.

Other business.

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Governmental Operations -  03/19/13  10:00 am

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. SHB 1103 - Concerning uniform ballot design.
  2. 2SHB 1195 - Concerning primaries.
  3. HB 1474 - Giving general election voters the power to choose between the top two candidates for nonpartisan offices.
  4. HB 1639 - Adjusting presidential elector compensation.
  5. SHB 1093 - Regarding state agency lobbying activities.
  6. SGA 9090 - Grant Degginger, Member, Public Disclosure Commission.
  7. SGA 9191 - Kathy R Turner, Member, Public Disclosure Commission.

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

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Health Care* -  03/19/13  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 3/18/2013 at 1:15 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SHB 1155 - Concerning prescription information.
  2. HB 1609 - Renaming the board of pharmacy.
  3. HB 1593 - Providing access to the prescription drug monitoring database for clinical laboratories.
  4. HB 1587 - Addressing public employee benefits.
  5. HB 1182 - Including pharmacists in the legend drug act.
  6. SGA 9169 - Dan Rubin, Member, Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission.
  7. SGA 9200 - Emma Zavala-Suarez, Member, Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission.
  8. SGA 9124 - Elizabeth K Jensen, Member, Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission.

Executive:  
  1. SGA 9124 - Elizabeth K Jensen, Member, Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission
  2. SGA 9169 - Dan Rubin, Member, Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission
  3. SGA 9200 - Emma Zavala-Suarez, Member, Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission

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

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Higher Education* -  03/19/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 3/18/2013 at 10:17 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SGA 9160 - Rafael B Pruneda, Member, Board of Regents, Washington State University.
  2. SGA 9199 - Michael C Worthy, Member, Board of Regents, Washington State University.
  3. SGA 9121 - Jeremy Jaech, Member, Board of Regents, University of Washington.
  4. SGA 9100 - Betti Fujikado, Member, Board of Trustees, Western Washington University.
  5. SGA 9147 - Ralph Munro, Member, Board of Trustees, Western Washington University.
  6. SGA 9174 - Susan K Sharpe, Member, Board of Trustees, Western Washington University.
  7. SGA 9141 - Joseph E Meyer, Member, Board of Trustees, Western Washington University.
  8. SGA 9135 - Chris Liu, Member, Board of Trustees, Central Washington University.
  9. SGA 9182 - Paul Tanaka, Member, Board of Trustees, Eastern Washington University.
  10. SGA 9149 - James M Murphy, Member, Board of Trustees, Eastern Washington University.
  11. SGA 9114 - Roy Heynderickx, Member, Higher Education Facilities Authority.
  12. SGA 9152 - David L Nicandri, Member, Board of Trustees, The Evergreen State College.
  13. SGA 9110 - Erin Harms, Member, Board of Trustees, The Evergreen State College.
  14. HB 1736 - Concerning higher education operating efficiencies.
  15. HB 1544 - Authorizing educational specialist degrees at Central Washington University and Western Washington University.

Executive Session:  
  1. SHB 1614 - Authorizing applied doctorate level degrees in audiology at Western Washington University.
  2. HB 1645 - Increasing the number of members on the Washington higher education facilities authority.
  3. SHB 1669 - Concerning self-supporting, fee-based programs at four-year institutions of higher education.
  4. HB 1251 - Increasing membership on the opportunity scholarship board.
  5. SGA 9100 - Betti Fujikado, Member, Board of Trustees, Western Washington University
  6. SGA 9110 - Erin Harms, Member, Board of Trustees, The Evergreen State College
  7. SGA 9114 - Roy Heynderickx, Member, Higher Education Facilities Authority
  8. SGA 9121 - Jeremy Jaech, Member, Board of Regents, University of Washington
  9. SGA 9135 - Chris Liu, Member, Board of Trustees, Central Washington University
  10. SGA 9141 - Joseph E Meyer, Member, Board of Trustees, Western Washington University
  11. SGA 9147 - Ralph Munro, Member, Board of Trustees, Western Washington University
  12. SGA 9149 - James M Murphy, Member, Board of Trustees, Eastern Washington University
  13. SGA 9152 - David L Nicandri, Member, Board of Trustees, The Evergreen State College
  14. SGA 9160 - Rafael B Pruneda, Member, Board of Regents, Washington State University
  15. SGA 9174 - Susan K Sharpe, Member, Board of Trustees, Western Washington University
  16. SGA 9182 - Paul Tanaka, Member, Board of Trustees, Eastern Washington University
  17. SGA 9199 - Michael C Worthy, Member, Board of Regents, Washington State University

Other business.

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Human Services & Corrections -  03/19/13  10:00 am

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. SHB 1172 - Concerning the children of family day care providers.
  2. SHB 1285 - Modifying provisions regarding the representation of children in dependency matters.
  3. ESHB 1651 - Concerning access to juvenile records.
  4. 2SHB 1671 - Concerning child care reform.
  5. HB 1724 - Concerning statements made by juveniles during assessments or screenings for mental health or chemical dependency treatment.

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

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Natural Resources & Parks -  03/19/13  1:30 pm

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

Work Session:  
  1. Need for and challenges to the use of prescribed fire.
  2. Lake Chelan Shoreline Master Program update.

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

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Trade & Economic Development -  03/19/13  8:00 am

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. E2SHB 1648 - Providing for community economic revitalization in incorporated areas.
  2. SHB 1674 - Increasing the regulatory oversight and accountability of the office of minority and women's business enterprises.
  3. HB 1818 - Promoting economic development through business and government streamlining projects.
  4. ESHB 1819 - Creating and using digital infrastructure maps to inform economic development decisions.
  5. ESHB 1403 - Promoting economic development by providing information to businesses.

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

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Transportation* -  03/19/13  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 3/14/2013 at 11:03 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5857 - Concerning vehicle-related fees.
  2. SHB 1946 - Concerning special parking privileges for persons with disabilities.
  3. ESHB 1007 - Concerning the covering of loads on public highways.
  4. HB 1790 - Concerning the use of traffic school fees.
  5. HB 1892 - Modifying certain provisions regarding transportation benefit districts.
  6. ESHB 1944 - Addressing vehicle license plate and registration fraud.

Executive:  
  1. SHB 1265 - Modifying provisions in the forms for traffic infraction notices.
  2. HB 1045 - Authorizing certain local authorities to establish maximum speed limits on certain nonarterial highways.
  3. SHB 1256 - Addressing project selection by the freight mobility strategic investment board.
  4. SHB 1242 - Concerning the authority of a vehicle subagent to recommend a successor.
  5. EHB 1483 - Concerning public and private airport parking facilities.
  6. SHB 1752 - Modifying requirements for the operation of commercial motor vehicles in compliance with federal regulations.
  7. SHB 1334 - Concerning conversion kits on motorcycles.

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

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Ways & Means -  03/19/13  3:30 pm

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. SGA 9208 - Carol K Nelson, Director, Department of Revenue.
  2. SGA 9205 - Marcie Frost, Director, Department of Retirement Systems.
  3. SHB 1635 - Concerning disproportionate share hospital adjustments.
  4. SHB 1568 - Concerning the business licensing service program administered by the department of revenue.
  5. HB 1006 - Removing the requirement that earnings from the Washington horse racing commission operating account be credited to the Washington horse racing commission class C purse fund account.
  6. SHB 1141 - Establishing a water pollution control revolving loan administration charge.
  7. SHB 1889 - Concerning the fruit and vegetable district fund.
  8. SB 5866 - Extending the sales and use tax exemption for hog fuel used to produce electricity, steam, heat, or biofuel.
  9. EHB 1733 - Requiring capital and transportation project investments to be searchable by the public for certain detailed information.

Executive Session:  
  1. SGA 9157 - Natasha K Williams, Member, Investment Board.
  2. SGA 9161 - Mike Ragan, Member, Investment Board.
  3. SGA 9156 - Marta B Powell, Member, Board of Tax Appeals.
  4. SGA 9066 - Michael Cockrill, Chief, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
  5. ESHB 1432 - Concerning county property tax levies.
  6. SGA 9205 - Marcie Frost, Director, Department of Retirement Systems
  7. SGA 9208 - Carol K Nelson, Director, Department of Revenue

Other business.

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