Agenda for Thursday, March 21, 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* -  03/21/13  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 3/19/2013 at 10:42 AM

Executive Session:  
  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.

Other business.



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Energy, Environment & Telecommunications -  03/21/13  1:30 pm

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

Work Session:  Energy outlook.

Other business.



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Financial Institutions, Housing & Insurance* -  03/21/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 3/14/2013 at 3:20 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1326 - Addressing the consumer loan act.
  2. SHB 1327 - Addressing licensing and enforcement provisions applicable to money transmitters.
  3. SHB 1328 - Regulating mortgage brokers.
  4. SHB 1370 - Concerning notice requirements for homeowners' associations meetings.
  5. HB 1402 - Adopting the insurer state of entry model act.
  6. SHB 1638 - Addressing insurance, generally.
  7. SHB 1740 - Concerning fingerprint-based background checks for state-registered appraiser trainee applicants and existing credential holders.

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



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Governmental Operations -  03/21/13  10:00 am

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. SHB 1068 - Concerning the television reception improvement district excise tax.
  2. HB 1269 - Allowing legal entities to cast votes in diking district elections.
  3. SHB 1841 - Authorizing electronic competitive bidding for state public works contracting.
  4. SHB 1466 - Revising alternative public works contracting procedures.
  5. 2SHB 1416 - Concerning the financing of irrigation district improvements.
  6. ESHB 1290 - Concerning ballot drop boxes.

Executive:  
  1. HB 1319 - Recognizing a welcome home Vietnam veterans day.
  2. SHB 1841 - Authorizing electronic competitive bidding for state public works contracting.

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



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Health Care* -  03/21/13  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 3/15/2013 at 9:58 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. ESHB 1679 - Regarding the disclosure of health care information.
  2. ESHB 1846 - Concerning stand-alone dental coverage.
  3. HB 1565 - Funding the prescription monitoring program from the medicaid fraud penalty account.

Executive:  
  1. SHB 1155 - Concerning prescription information.
  2. SHB 1629 - Concerning credentialing and continuing education requirements for long-term care workers.
  3. HB 1609 - Renaming the board of pharmacy.
  4. HB 1182 - Including pharmacists in the legend drug act.
  5. EHB 1677 - Concerning operators of multiple adult family homes.
  6. HB 1631 - Concerning planning measures to provide long-term care services and supports needs of the aging population.
  7. HB 1587 - Addressing public employee benefits.

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



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Higher Education* -  03/21/13  1:30 pm

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

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

Work Session:  Overview of higher education performance funding.

Public Hearing:  
  1. SGA 9042 - Neil Johnson, Member, Board of Trustees, Technical College District #26 (Lake Washington Institute of Technology).
  2. SGA 9048 - Janet M McDaniel, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 30 (Cascadia Community College).
  3. SGA 9025 - Angela G Roarty, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 11 (Pierce College).
  4. SGA 9055 - Jim Page, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 3 (Olympic Community College).
  5. SGA 9018 - Lawrence M Glenn, Member, Board of Trustees, Peninsula Community College District No. 1.
  6. SHB 1686 - Concerning high school equivalency certificates.

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



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Human Services & Corrections -  03/21/13  10:00 am

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. SHB 1140 - Concerning sibling visitation after a dependency has been dismissed or concluded.
  2. SHB 1525 - Concerning access to original birth certificates after adoption.
  3. ESHB 1675 - Improving the adoption process.
  4. SHB 1821 - Concerning good cause exceptions during permanency hearings.

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



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Natural Resources & Parks -  03/21/13  1:30 pm

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. ESHB 1245 - Regarding derelict and abandoned vessels in state waters.
  2. SHB 1075 - Concerning the number of Puget Sound Dungeness crab fishery licenses that one vessel may be designated to carry.
  3. HB 1112 - Concerning standards for the use of science to support public policy.
  4. SHB 1323 - Regarding the sea cucumber dive fishery.
  5. HB 1570 - Concerning filing requirements for property tax exemption claims for certain improvements to benefit fish and wildlife habitat, water quality, or water quantity.
  6. SHB 1501 - Building upon the existing wildlife interaction program to establish the mechanisms behind an uncapped funding source for implementing the provisions of the Washington wolf conservation and management plan adopted by the fish and wildlife commission in 2011 in a way that does not change the management provisions of the plan.

Executive:  
  1. HB 1112 - Concerning standards for the use of science to support public policy.
  2. SHB 1200 - Concerning the labeling of seafood.
  3. HB 1218 - Concerning department of fish and wildlife license suspensions.
  4. HB 1896 - Enhancing compliance with the responsibilities of fishing guides.

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



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Trade & Economic Development* -  03/21/13  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 3/15/2013 at 10:44 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SHB 1260 - Concerning public facilities' grants and loans.
  2. SHB 1866 - Concerning the joint center for aerospace technology innovation.
  3. ESHB 1253 - Concerning the lodging tax.

Work Session:  Apprenticeship.

Committee work session presentations can be found online after the hearing has begun via a link to the Electronic Bill Book on the Committee's website: http://www.leg.wa.gov/Senate/Committees/TRED/Pages/default.aspx, as soon as they are available. Possible executive session on bills heard in committee. Other business.



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Transportation* -  03/21/13  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 3/14/2013 at 11:06 AM

Work Session:  Utilities and Transportation Commission- Overview of Auto Transportation Companies.

Public Hearing:  
  1. ESHB 1625 - Concerning limitations on certain tow truck operator rates.
  2. SHB 1420 - Concerning public contracts for transportation improvement projects.
  3. HB 1768 - Authorizing use of the job order contracting procedure by the department of transportation.

Executive:  
  1. SHB 1946 - Concerning special parking privileges for persons with disabilities.
  2. HB 1644 - Concerning transportation planning objectives and performance measures for local and regional agencies.

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



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Ways & Means* -  03/21/13  3:30 pm

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

MEETING CANCELLED.



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