Agenda for January 2013

House Committees

Agriculture & Natural Resources Appropriations
Appropriations Subcommittee on Education Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government & Information Technology
Appropriations Subcommittee on Health & Human Services Business & Financial Services
Capital Budget Community Development, Housing & Tribal Affairs
Early Learning & Human Services Education
Environment Finance
Government Accountability & Oversight Government Operations & Elections
Health Care & Wellness Higher Education
Judiciary Labor & Workforce Development
Local Government Public Safety
Technology & Economic Development Transportation

Agriculture & Natural Resources -  01/16/13  8:00 am

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm B
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  
  1. An introduction to regional fisheries enhancement groups.
  2. Update on recent changes to the habitat program at the Department of Fish and Wildlife.



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Agriculture & Natural Resources -  01/17/13  1:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm B
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  Update from the Department of Natural Resources on fire suppression efforts, derelict vessel management, and the recent forest practices habitat conservation plan settlement agreement.



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Agriculture & Natural Resources* -  01/22/13  10:00 am

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm B
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 1/17/2013 at 8:59 AM

Work Session:  Overview of the Yakima Basin Integrated Water Resource Management Plan.

Public Hearing:  HB 1196 - Concerning Yakima river basin water resource management.



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Agriculture & Natural Resources -  01/23/13  8:00 am

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm B
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  
  1. Department of Ecology update on exempt well management.
  2. Department of Agriculture Pesticide Management Division overview.



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Agriculture & Natural Resources -  01/24/13  1:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm B
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1071 - Regarding state and private partnerships for managing salmonid hatcheries.
  2. HB 1073 - Concerning payments to counties in lieu of property taxes on state-owned land.
  3. HB 1075 - Concerning the number of Puget Sound Dungeness crab fishery licenses that one vessel may be designated to carry.



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Agriculture & Natural Resources* -  01/29/13  10:00 am

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm B
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 1/25/2013 at 9:29 AM

Work Session:  Update on the Institute of Forest Resources' implementation of SHB 1254 (2011).

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1156 - Consolidating designated forest lands and open space timber lands for ease of administration.
  2. HB 1243 - Modifying expiration dates affecting the department of natural resources' timber sale program.
  3. HB 1244 - Clarifying the department of natural resources' authority to enter into cooperative agreements.
  4. HB 1245 - Regarding derelict and abandoned vessels in state waters.

Executive Session:  HB 1414 - Concerning Yakima river basin water resource management.

*HB 1414 is identical to HB 1196 except HB 1414 is executive request legislation. HB 1196 was heard in Committee on 1/22/13.

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Agriculture & Natural Resources -  01/30/13  8:00 am

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm B
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1192 - Regarding license fees under Title 77 RCW for veterans with disabilities.
  2. HB 1218 - Concerning department of fish and wildlife license suspensions.
  3. HB 1199 - Ensuring hunter safety.
  4. HB 1189 - Ensuring a balanced representation of interests on the fish and wildlife commission.
  5. HB 1200 - Concerning the labeling of seafood.



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Agriculture & Natural Resources -  01/31/13  1:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm B
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1135 - Concerning the annual gross sales limits for cottage food operations.
  2. HB 1146 - Concerning certified water right examiner bonding requirements.
  3. HB 1188 - Creating a focused effort on reestablishing a rural agricultural economy in western Washington by making investments aimed at returning underproducing land back into a state of active agricultural production.
  4. HB 1209 - Extending the program establishing Christmas tree grower licensure.

Executive Session:  
  1. HB 1071 - Regarding state and private partnerships for managing salmonid hatcheries.
  2. HB 1075 - Concerning the number of Puget Sound Dungeness crab fishery licenses that one vessel may be designated to carry.
  3. HB 1073 - Concerning payments to counties in lieu of property taxes on state-owned land.
  4. HB 1192 - Regarding license fees under Title 77 RCW for veterans with disabilities.



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Appropriations* -  01/14/13  3:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm A
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 1/11/2013 at 5:23 PM

Work Session:  Governor Gregoire's proposed 2013 supplemental and 2013-15 biennial operating budgets.

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1058 - Making 2013 supplemental operating appropriations.
  2. HB 1057 - Making 2013-2015 operating appropriations.
    1. Pensions and employee compensation.
    2. Health and human services.
    3. Corrections.
    4. General government.

Note: Public testimony on HB 1058 and HB 1057 will be on the listed items; the remaining parts of the budget will be on Tuesday, January 15, 2013.

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Appropriations* -  01/15/13  3:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm A
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 1/14/2013 at 6:51 PM

Public Hearing: Governor Gregoire's proposed 2013 supplemental and 2013-15 biennial operating budgets.:  
  1. HB 1058 - Making 2013 supplemental operating appropriations.
  2. HB 1057 - Making 2013-2015 operating appropriations.
    1. K-12 and early learning.
    2. Higher education.
    3. Natural resources.

Note: Public testimony will be on the listed items; the other parts of the budget had a public hearing on Monday, January 14, 2013.

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Appropriations -  01/17/13  3:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm A
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  
  1. Committee planning.
  2. Briefing on pensions.



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Appropriations -  01/21/13  3:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm A
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  
  1. Briefing on the operating budget.
  2. Briefing on the medical assistance program and the Medicaid expansion option.



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Appropriations -  01/22/13  3:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm A
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  Briefing on K-12 public schools.



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Appropriations -  01/24/13  3:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm A
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  
  1. Briefing on mental health and substance abuse programs.
  2. Briefing on employee compensation.



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Appropriations* -  01/28/13  3:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm A
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 1/24/2013 at 6:21 PM

Work Session:  
  1. Briefing on employee compensation (continued).
  2. Briefing on DSHS Long-Term Care and Developmentally Disabled Division programs.

The briefing on employee compensation is a continuation of the presentation started on Thursday, January 24, which was suspended due to a lack of time.

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Appropriations -  01/29/13  3:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm A
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1067 - Enhancing the basic education allocation formula for principals, assistant principals, and other certificated building-level administrators to support the teacher evaluation program requirements of RCW 28A.405.100.
  2. HB 1226 - Addressing the restrictions on collecting a pension in the public employees' retirement system for retirees returning to work in an ineligible position or a position covered by another state retirement system.



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Appropriations -  01/31/13  3:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm A
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  
  1. Briefing on higher education.
  2. Briefing on natural resources programs.



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Appropriations Subcommittee on Education -  01/23/13  3:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm A
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  
  1. Update on Alternative Learning Experience (ALE) funding and online rules.
  2. The pupil transportation funding formula.
  3. Public comment on above agenda items.



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Appropriations Subcommittee on Education* -  01/30/13  3:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm A
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 1/28/2013 at 10:04 AM

Work Session:  
  1. Washington FIRST Robotics program.
  2. Department of Early Learning update on the Race to the Top grant, home visiting, and the Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP).
  3. Joint Task Force on Education Funding recommended enhancements: Implement Career and College Ready Plan, and Accountability, Evaluation, and Common Core.



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Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government & Information Technology -  01/16/13  3:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm D
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  
  1. Overview of General Government agencies.
  2. Overview of Governor Gregoire's Budget Proposal for the Department of Corrections.
  3. Update from the Department of Corrections on community supervision budget implications.



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Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government & Information Technology -  01/23/13  3:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm D
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  
  1. Update from the State Parks and Recreation Commission on Discover Pass revenues and agency budget implications.
  2. Update from the Department of Natural Resources on 2012 fire expenditures.
  3. Update from the Department of Ecology on the State Toxics Control Account operating revenues and expenditures.
  4. Update from the Department of Natural Resources and the Department of Fish and Wildlife on state land management and the revenue derived from state lands.

Public Hearing:  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.



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Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government & Information Technology* -  01/30/13  3:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm D
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 1/24/2013 at 8:01 AM

Work Session:  
  1. Brief overview of Governor Gregoire's budget proposal for the Office of the Attorney General.
  2. Update from the Office of the Attorney General on the state costs for the Grays Harbor County Superior Court lawsuit.
  3. Update from the Administrative Office of the Courts on the implementation of the superior court case management system.
  4. Update from the Administrative Office of the Courts on revenue assumptions for the Judicial Stabilization Trust Account.
  5. Update from the Department of Commerce on its Crime Victims and Public Safety Programs.
  6. Overview of Governor Gregoire's budget proposal for the Office of Civil Legal Aid.
  7. Overview of Governor Gregoire's Budget Proposal for the Office Public Defense.

Possible Executive Session:  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.



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Appropriations Subcommittee on Health & Human Services -  01/16/13  3:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm C
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  
  1. Overview of the committee.
  2. Review of agencies under the scope of the committee.
  3. Report on Health and Human Services Evidence Based Practices.



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Appropriations Subcommittee on Health & Human Services -  01/23/13  3:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm C
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  Fiscal impacts and budget questions related to the Medicaid expansion allowed under the Affordable Care Act.



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Appropriations Subcommittee on Health & Human Services -  01/30/13  3:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm C
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  Implementation of changes to the mental health Involuntary Treatment Act and the continuum of resources required to effectively support adults with severe mental illnesses.



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Business & Financial Services -  01/15/13  8:00 am

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm B
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  
  1. Department of Financial Institutions.
  2. Department of Licensing.
  3. Office of the Insurance Commissioner.



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Business & Financial Services* -  01/16/13  1:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm B
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 1/11/2013 at 5:36 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1010 - Concerning antifreeze products.
  2. HB 1034 - Regulating the licensing of escrow agents.
  3. HB 1035 - Addressing title insurance rate filings.
  4. HB 1036 - Regulating service contracts.
  5. HB 1038 - Requiring the department of licensing to adopt rules regarding online learning for training in cosmetology, manicuring, barbering, esthetics, and instruction.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. HB 1010 - Concerning antifreeze products.
  2. HB 1034 - Regulating the licensing of escrow agents.
  3. HB 1035 - Addressing title insurance rate filings.
  4. HB 1036 - Regulating service contracts.
  5. HB 1038 - Requiring the department of licensing to adopt rules regarding online learning for training in cosmetology, manicuring, barbering, esthetics, and instruction.



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Business & Financial Services* -  01/17/13  10:00 am

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm B
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 1/15/2013 at 12:37 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1033 - Regulating the settling of certain insurer transactions.
  2. HB 1012 - Increasing the penal sum of a surety bond required to be maintained by an appraisal management company.

Possible Executive Session:  Bills previously heard in committee.



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Business & Financial Services* -  01/23/13  1:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm B
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 1/18/2013 at 3:39 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1032 - Addressing portable electronics insurance.
  2. HB 1231 - Establishing continuing education requirements for engineers.

Executive Session:  
  1. HB 1012 - Increasing the penal sum of a surety bond required to be maintained by an appraisal management company.
  2. HB 1033 - Regulating the settling of certain insurer transactions.
  3. HB 1010 - Concerning antifreeze products.
  4. HB 1038 - Requiring the department of licensing to adopt rules regarding online learning for training in cosmetology, manicuring, barbering, esthetics, and instruction.



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Business & Financial Services* -  01/24/13  10:00 am

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm B
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

MEETING CANCELLED.



Business & Financial Services -  01/29/13  9:00 am

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm B
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1325 - Addressing fees and semiannual assessments, powers, lending limits, and technical amendments related to state-chartered banks, savings banks, savings associations, and trust companies.
  2. HB 1326 - Addressing the consumer loan act.
  3. HB 1327 - Addressing licensing and enforcement provisions applicable to money transmitters.
  4. HB 1328 - Regulating mortgage brokers.

Executive Session:  
  1. HB 1032 - Addressing portable electronics insurance.
  2. HB 1231 - Establishing continuing education requirements for engineers.



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Business & Financial Services -  01/30/13  1:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm B
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1130 - Modifying who is authorized to redeem an impounded vehicle.
  2. HB 1212 - Prohibiting the use of credit history in insurance coverage related to a residence.

Executive Session:  
  1. HB 1325 - Addressing fees and semiannual assessments, powers, lending limits, and technical amendments related to state-chartered banks, savings banks, savings associations, and trust companies.
  2. HB 1326 - Addressing the consumer loan act.
  3. HB 1327 - Addressing licensing and enforcement provisions applicable to money transmitters.
  4. HB 1328 - Regulating mortgage brokers.



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Business & Financial Services* -  01/31/13  10:00 am

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm B
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

MEETING CANCELLED.



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Capital Budget -  01/21/13  1:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm B
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1088 - Concerning state general obligation bonds and related accounts.
  2. HB 1089 - Adopting the 2013-2015 capital budget.



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Capital Budget -  01/28/13  1:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm B
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1088 - Concerning state general obligation bonds and related accounts.
  2. HB 1089 - Adopting the 2013-2015 capital budget.
  3. HB 1141 - Establishing a water pollution control revolving loan administration charge.
  4. HB 1210 - Expanding the membership of the capital projects advisory review board.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. HB 1141 - Establishing a water pollution control revolving loan administration charge.
  2. HB 1210 - Expanding the membership of the capital projects advisory review board.

The Public Hearing on HB 1088 and HB 1089 are a continuation from the January 21, 2013 Public Hearing.

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Community Development, Housing & Tribal Affairs -  01/16/13  8:00 am

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm E
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  
  1. Update on the Department of Commerce's community development activities and related issues.
  2. Briefing on the Department of Commerce's Community Services Block Grant Program State Model Plan.
  3. Update on veteran's affairs activities and related issues.



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Community Development, Housing & Tribal Affairs* -  01/17/13  1:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm E
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 1/15/2013 at 9:02 AM

Work Session:  
  1. Update on the Parks and Recreation Commission's activities and related issues.
  2. Overview of current housing issues.



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Community Development, Housing & Tribal Affairs -  01/22/13  10:00 am

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm E
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  Update on homelessness issues.



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Community Development, Housing & Tribal Affairs -  01/23/13  8:00 am

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm E
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  Briefing on counting military training for college credit and professional licensing requirements.

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1079 - Regarding economic revitalization in urban growth areas.
  2. HB 1083 - Authorizing judges of tribal courts to solemnize marriages.



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Community Development, Housing & Tribal Affairs* -  01/24/13  1:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm E
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 1/21/2013 at 9:52 AM

Work Session:  General overview of federal Indian law.



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Community Development, Housing & Tribal Affairs -  01/29/13  10:00 am

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm E
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  Overview of current tribal affairs issues.

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1014 - Recognizing "Native American Heritage Day."
  2. HB 1134 - Authorizing state-tribal education compact schools.



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Community Development, Housing & Tribal Affairs* -  01/30/13  8:00 am

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm E
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 1/28/2013 at 4:36 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1187 - Concerning grants for community outdoor and indoor athletic facilities.
  2. HB 1277 - Concerning tribes holding conservation easements.
  3. HB 1286 - Authorizing the sale or exchange of unused department of transportation lands to federally recognized Indian tribes.
  4. HB 1287 - Subjecting federally recognized Indian tribes to the same conditions as state and local governments for property owned exclusively by the tribe.



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Community Development, Housing & Tribal Affairs -  01/31/13  1:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm E
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  Update on farmworker housing and services.



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Early Learning & Human Services -  01/15/13  1:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm C
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  Child Welfare/Dependency - Overview.



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Early Learning & Human Services -  01/17/13  8:00 am

Full Committee
Jt. w/  Education
House Hearing Rm A
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  Washington Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills (WAKIDs) Implementation Update.



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Early Learning & Human Services* -  01/17/13  9:00 am

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm C
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 1/10/2013 at 8:32 AM

Work Session:  Early Learning Programs - Overview.



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Early Learning & Human Services -  01/18/13  1:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm C
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  Temporary Assistance for Needy Persons Program - Overview.



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Early Learning & Human Services* -  01/22/13  1:30 pm

Full Committee
Jt. w/  Education
House Hearing Rm A
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 1/21/2013 at 8:07 AM

Work Session:  
  1. Overview of Institutional Education.
  2. High School Outcomes of DSHS Youth.
  3. Naselle Youth Camp.
  4. Student Panel.
  5. School Discipline Report.



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Early Learning & Human Services -  01/24/13  8:00 am

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm C
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  
  1. Division of Developmental Disabilities - Overview.
  2. Juvenile Justice System - Overview.



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Early Learning & Human Services -  01/29/13  1:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm C
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  Child welfare reforms.
  1. Family Assessment Response.
  2. Title IV-E Waiver.
  3. Performance-based contracts.
  4. Foster Care Savings Reinvestment.
  5. University of Washington Training Alliance.




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Early Learning & Human Services -  01/31/13  8:00 am

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm C
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1172 - Concerning the children of family day care providers.
  2. HB 1228 - Exempting certain family day care providers who have been operating for at least five years from any requirement to have a high school diploma or equivalent education.
  3. HB 1204 - Concerning sibling visitation for children in foster care.



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Education -  01/15/13  1:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm A
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  
  1. Introductions.
  2. Committee Procedures.
  3. Quality Education Council (QEC) Report to the Legislature.
  4. Washington State Institute for Public Policy Reports:
    1. Learning Assistance Program (LAP).
    2. Cost-Benefit of Selected Education Programs.



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Education -  01/17/13  8:00 am

Full Committee
Jt. w/  Early Learning & Human Services
House Hearing Rm A
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  Washington Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills (WAKIDs) Implementation Update.



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Education -  01/17/13  9:00 am

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm A
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  
  1. K-12 Student Data System: Update on Student Longitudinal Data System.
  2. Education Research and Data Center: Current Projects and Update on P-20 Longitudinal Data System Project.



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Education -  01/18/13  1:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm A
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  
  1. Career and Technical Education Strategic Plan.
  2. Opportunity Internship Program Evaluation and Program Update.
  3. Washington Military Department STARBASE Program.



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Education* -  01/22/13  1:30 pm

Full Committee
Jt. w/  Early Learning & Human Services
House Hearing Rm A
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 1/21/2013 at 8:07 AM

Work Session:  
  1. Overview of Institutional Education.
  2. High School Outcomes of DSHS Youth.
  3. Naselle Youth Camp.
  4. Student Panel.
  5. School Discipline Report.



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Education -  01/24/13  8:00 am

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm A
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  
  1. Update on Implementation of Common Core State Standards (CCSS).
  2. Update on Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC).
  3. Implications for State Policy:
    1. State Assessment System.
    2. Higher Education: Core to College Project.



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Education -  01/25/13  1:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm A
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  Implementation of Common Core State Standards: Perspectives from the Field.



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Education* -  01/29/13  1:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm A
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 1/28/2013 at 8:35 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1076 - Expanding participation in innovation academy cooperatives.
  2. HB 1144 - Regarding qualifications for educational interpreters.
  3. HB 1248 - Supporting music education for young children in public schools.
  4. HB 1208 - Establishing the digital college in the high school pilot project.
  5. HB 1015 - Reducing costs by reducing state assessment requirements.



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Education -  01/31/13  8:00 am

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm A
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  Educator Certification Refresher.

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1178 - Authorizing alternative assessments of basic skills for teacher certification.
  2. HB 1252 - Establishing the Washington K-12 online professional development project.
  3. HB 1304 - Authorizing approval of online school programs in private schools.
  4. HB 1283 - Changing compulsory school attendance requirements for children six and seven years of age.



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Environment -  01/16/13  1:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm C
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  
  1. Update on energy and environment-related activities of the Pacific Northwest Economic Region (PNWER).
  2. Update on the University of Washington School of Law's energy policy research.
  3. HB 1017 - Creating new efficiency standards.

Public Hearing:  HB 1017 - Creating new efficiency standards.



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Environment -  01/17/13  10:00 am

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm C
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  
  1. Update from the Aviation Biofuels Work Group.
  2. Energy conservation under the Energy Independence Act.
  3. Carbon dioxide recovery to methanol.



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Environment* -  01/22/13  8:00 am

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm C
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 1/18/2013 at 8:13 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1113 - Concerning standards for the use of science to support public policy.
  2. HB 1206 - Concerning changes to programs relevant to the department of ecology designed to create administrative flexibility.



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Environment* -  01/23/13  1:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm C
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 1/18/2013 at 8:14 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1030 - Adopting the electric transmission line siting compact.
  2. HB 1181 - Requiring information on home energy efficiency to be included in residential home inspection reports.



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Environment* -  01/24/13  10:00 am

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm C
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

MEETING CANCELLED.



Environment* -  01/29/13  9:00 am

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm C
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 1/25/2013 at 10:10 AM

Public Hearing:  HB 1296 - Requiring integrated resource plans developed by electric utilities to include an assessment of energy storage systems.

Possible Executive Session:  HB 1113 - Concerning standards for the use of science to support public policy.



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Environment* -  01/30/13  1:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm C
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 1/25/2013 at 10:09 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1235 - Prioritizing state investments in storm water control.
  2. HB 1237 - Regarding the creation of a storm water compliance project.
  3. HB 1275 - Regarding water discharge fees.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. HB 1017 - Creating new efficiency standards.
  2. Bills previously heard in committee.



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Environment* -  01/31/13  10:00 am

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm C
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 1/25/2013 at 10:10 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1193 - Notifying landowners of applications to construct wind turbines.
  2. HB 1314 - Concerning municipally produced class A biosolids.
  3. HB 1374 - Concerning the energy facility site evaluation council.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. Bills previously heard in committee.
  2. HB 1017 - Creating new efficiency standards.



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Finance -  01/14/13  1:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm A
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  
  1. Introductions and committee administration.
  2. Revenue and economic update by Economic and Revenue Forecast Council.
  3. Revenue components in the Governor's budget proposal.



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Finance* -  01/18/13  8:00 am

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm A
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 1/14/2013 at 5:43 PM

Work Session:  
  1. Overview of the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee's tax preference review process.
  2. Property tax overview.

Public Hearing:  HB 1004 - Concerning payment of property taxes.



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Finance -  01/21/13  1:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm A
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  
  1. Office of Financial Management Study of the Distribution of Income, Wealth, and Taxes Across Washington Households.
  2. Washington's tax structure from an economic standpoint: Comparisons with other states, issues with respect to it, and ideas for improvement.
  3. Public comment on agenda items (subject to available time).



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Finance* -  01/25/13  8:00 am

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm A
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 1/18/2013 at 11:04 AM

Work Session:  
  1. Overview of business and occupation and sales and use taxes.
  2. Department of Revenue briefing on significant tax-related litigation.
  3. Department of Revenue briefing of agency request legislation.

Public Hearing:  HB 1136 - Providing for increased funding for emergency medical services by adjusting the emergency medical services' levy cap.



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Finance -  01/28/13  1:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm A
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1215 - Concerning the exemption for property owned by nonprofit religious organizations.
  2. HB 1253 - Concerning the lodging tax.
  3. HB 1068 - Concerning the television reception improvement district excise tax.
  4. HB 1042 - Concerning metropolitan park district property tax levies.
  5. HB 1170 - Modifying the income thresholds for the exemption and deferral property tax relief programs for senior citizens and persons retired because of physical disability.



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Government Accountability & Oversight -  01/15/13  1:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm E
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  
  1. Overview of liquor industry regulation in Washington state.
  2. Overview of gambling industry in Washington state.



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Government Accountability & Oversight* -  01/17/13  9:00 am

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm E
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 1/14/2013 at 3:44 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1001 - Creating a beer and wine theater license.
  2. HB 1008 - Allowing sales of growlers of cider.
  3. HB 1009 - Prohibiting certain liquor self-checkout machines.



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Government Accountability & Oversight* -  01/18/13  1:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm E
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

MEETING CANCELLED.



Government Accountability & Oversight* -  01/22/13  1:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm E
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 1/17/2013 at 10:47 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1022 - Concerning the sampling of wine and beer at specialty stores.
  2. HB 1063 - Creating a senior center license.
  3. HB 1123 - Requiring state agencies to use private collection agencies.
  4. HB 1124 - Concerning recommendations for streamlining reporting requirements for taxes and fees on spirits.
  5. HB 1133 - Allowing beer and/or wine specialty shop licensees to have an endorsement to sell craft distillery products.
  6. HB 1149 - Increasing the volume of spirits that may be sold per day to a customer of a craft distillery.

Executive:  
  1. HB 1124 - Concerning recommendations for streamlining reporting requirements for taxes and fees on spirits.
  2. HB 1149 - Increasing the volume of spirits that may be sold per day to a customer of a craft distillery.



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Government Accountability & Oversight* -  01/24/13  9:00 am

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm E
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 1/21/2013 at 3:21 PM

Public Hearing:  HB 1161 - Concerning sales for resale by retail licensees of liquor.

Executive Session:  
  1. HB 1008 - Allowing sales of growlers of cider.
  2. HB 1149 - Increasing the volume of spirits that may be sold per day to a customer of a craft distillery.
  3. HB 1001 - Creating a beer and wine theater license.
  4. HB 1124 - Concerning recommendations for streamlining reporting requirements for taxes and fees on spirits.



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Government Accountability & Oversight* -  01/25/13  1:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm E
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

MEETING CANCELLED.



Government Accountability & Oversight* -  01/29/13  1:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm E
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 1/24/2013 at 4:24 PM

Work Session:  Implementation of Initiative 502.

Executive Session:  
  1. HB 1001 - Creating a beer and wine theater license.
  2. HB 1008 - Allowing sales of growlers of cider.
  3. HB 1009 - Prohibiting certain liquor self-checkout machines.
  4. HB 1351 - Concerning the identification of wineries, breweries, and microbreweries on private labels.

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1281 - Allowing retail licensees to make group purchases under certain circumstances.
  2. HB 1332 - Concerning limited on-premise spirits sampling.
  3. HB 1351 - Concerning the identification of wineries, breweries, and microbreweries on private labels.



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Government Accountability & Oversight* -  01/31/13  9:00 am

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm E
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

MEETING CANCELLED.



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Government Operations & Elections -  01/15/13  8:00 am

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm E
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  
  1. Committee operating procedures.
  2. Overview and discussion of the Public Records Act.
  3. Overview and discussion of the Open Public Meetings Act.



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Government Operations & Elections* -  01/16/13  1:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm E
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 1/15/2013 at 3:25 PM

Work Session:  
  1. Overview and discussion of Campaign Finance and Disclosure Laws.
  2. Overview and discussion of Ethics Laws.



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Government Operations & Elections -  01/17/13  10:00 am

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm E
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  
  1. Overview and discussion of election laws.
  2. Update on the Department of Enterprise Services.



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Government Operations & Elections* -  01/22/13  8:00 am

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm E
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 1/18/2013 at 3:42 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1005 - Concerning responsibilities and funding of the public disclosure commission.
  2. HB 1050 - Authorizing government agencies to sell naming rights of public facilities.
  3. HB 1094 - Requiring agreements between state agencies and the federal government to be reported to the legislature.
  4. HB 1157 - Making nonsubstantive changes to election laws.



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Government Operations & Elections* -  01/23/13  1:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm E
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 1/18/2013 at 1:19 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1019 - Regarding identification of requestors of public records.
  2. HB 1037 - Establishing a cost-recovery mechanism for public records sought for commercial purposes.
  3. HB 1198 - Requiring training of public officials and employees regarding public records and open public meetings.
  4. HB 1203 - Exempting personal information relating to children from public inspection and copying.



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Government Operations & Elections* -  01/24/13  10:00 am

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm E
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 1/18/2013 at 1:19 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1102 - Modifying ballot processing provisions.
  2. HB 1103 - Concerning uniform ballot design.
  3. HB 1093 - Regarding state agency lobbying activities.
  4. HB 1195 - Repealing provisions relating to filling unexpired terms.



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Government Operations & Elections -  01/29/13  8:00 am

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm E
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1091 - Changing provisions relating to presidential electors.
  2. HB 1211 - Concerning primary election voters' pamphlets.
  3. HB 1278 - Concerning prepaid postage for ballot envelopes.
  4. HB 1290 - Requiring county auditors to place ballot drop boxes at various locations throughout the county.



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Government Operations & Elections* -  01/30/13  1:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm E
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 1/25/2013 at 1:34 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1078 - Requiring the ballot proposition to reduce the terms of office of port commissioners to be submitted at the next general election.
  2. HB 1121 - Providing for the election of members of the house of representatives from house districts within each legislative district.
  3. HB 1413 - Enacting the Washington voting rights act of 2013.



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Government Operations & Elections -  01/31/13  10:00 am

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm E
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1162 - Enacting the regulatory fairness act of 2013.
  2. HB 1197 - Concerning open public meetings.
  3. HJR 4204 - Amending the Constitution to require legislative approval of certain agency rules.



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Health Care & Wellness -  01/15/13  1:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm B
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  
  1. Overview of the Office of the Insurance Commissioner's programs related to health insurance.
  2. Overview of the Department of Health.
  3. Maternal and Child Health Update.
  4. Overview of the Washington State Medical Association's Foundation for Health Care Improvement and the Washington State Medical Association's Sustainability and Transformation Initiative.



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Health Care & Wellness -  01/17/13  8:00 am

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm B
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  
  1. Overview of the Department of Social and Health Services programs related to long-term care and mental health.
  2. Overview of the Health Care Authority.
  3. Bree Collaborative Update.



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Health Care & Wellness -  01/18/13  1:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm B
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  Federal Health Care Reform Implementation Update.



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Health Care & Wellness -  01/22/13  1:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm B
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  Health care transparency and all payer claims databases.



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Health Care & Wellness -  01/24/13  8:30 am

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm B
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  Data and characteristics of the rural health care system.

*Note meeting start time.

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Health Care & Wellness -  01/25/13  1:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm B
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  
  1. Patient adherence to treatment plans.
  2. Long-term care worker training program implementation.



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Health Care & Wellness -  01/29/13  1:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm B
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1095 - Concerning nursing staffing practices at hospitals.
  2. HB 1155 - Concerning prescription information.
  3. HB 1182 - Including pharmacists in the legend drug act.
  4. HB 1263 - Reducing the financial loss to emergency medical care and transportation services by ensuring direct payment for emergency transportation services.



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Health Care & Wellness -  01/31/13  8:00 am

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm B
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  Introduction to health care payment models.

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1003 - Concerning disciplinary actions against the health professions license of the subject of a department of social and health services' finding.
  2. HB 1044 - Concerning health plan coverage for the voluntary termination of a pregnancy.



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Higher Education -  01/15/13  8:00 am

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm A
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  
  1. Higher Education Committee members: Introductions.
  2. Washington Student Achievement Council:
    1. Member introductions.
    2. Presentation of "Critical Crossroads" the 2012 strategic plan.
  3. Higher Education policy priorities for 2013: Undergraduate and graduate students.



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Higher Education -  01/16/13  1:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm A
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  Higher Education policy priorities for 2013.
  1. Public baccalaureate institutions and the Council of Presidents.
  2. Community and technical colleges and the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges.
  3. Faculty and Higher Education staff unions and associations.




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Higher Education* -  01/17/13  10:00 am

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm A
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 1/15/2013 at 3:41 PM

Work Session:  Higher Education policy priorities for 2013.
  1. Higher Education System and Funding Overview: OPR Staff.
  2. The Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board.
  3. Private and independent institutions.
  4. Private career colleges.




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Higher Education -  01/22/13  8:00 am

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm A
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  The Higher Education Needs of Industry Part 1.
  1. Statewide Needs.
  2. The Higher Education Needs of the Aerospace Industry: Panel.
  3. The Higher Education Needs of the Software Industry: Panel.


Public Hearing:  HB 1011 - Removing the one-year waiting period for veterans or active members of the military for purposes of eligibility for resident tuition.



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Higher Education -  01/23/13  1:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm A
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  The Higher Education Needs of Industry Part 2.
  1. The Higher Education Needs of the Energy Industry: Panel.
  2. The Higher Education Needs of the Agriculture and Viticulture Industries: Panel.
  3. The Higher Education Needs of the Biotech Industry: Panel.


Public Hearing:  HB 1048 - Regarding higher education governance.



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Higher Education -  01/24/13  10:00 am

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm A
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  The Higher Education Needs of Industry Part 3.
  1. The Higher Education Needs of the Health Care Industry: Panel.
  2. The Higher Education Needs of the Maritime Industries: Panel.


Executive Session:  HB 1011 - Removing the one-year waiting period for veterans or active members of the military for purposes of eligibility for resident tuition.



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Higher Education* -  01/29/13  8:00 am

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm A
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 1/24/2013 at 1:59 PM

Work Session:  Higher Education financial aid and student debt.
  1. Overview of state financial aid programs and student debt: Washington Student Achievement Council.
  2. State Need Grant Student Profiles Report: Washington State Institute for Public Policy.


Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1043 - Limiting differential tuition.
  2. HB 1109 - Requiring institutions of higher education that offer an early course registration period to provide early registration for eligible veterans and national guard members.

Executive Session:  HB 1011 - Removing the one-year waiting period for veterans or active members of the military for purposes of eligibility for resident tuition.



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Higher Education* -  01/30/13  1:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm A
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 1/29/2013 at 3:06 PM

Work Session:  
  1. Integrating Higher Education, Employment, and Social Services: Report of the Opportunity Center for Employment and Education at North Seattle Community College.
  2. Opportunity Grant: State Board for Community and Technical Colleges.
  3. The 13th Year Promise Scholarship: South Seattle Community College.

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1322 - Allowing nonprofit institutions recognized by the state of Washington to be eligible to participate in the state need grant program.
  2. HB 1331 - Authorizing student advisory committees at institutions of higher education.



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Higher Education* -  01/31/13  10:00 am

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm A
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 1/29/2013 at 1:37 PM

Work Session:  
  1. Financial aid counseling: Panel.
  2. The Guaranteed Education Tuition Program: OPR Staff, Office of the State Actuary, and the Office of the State Treasurer.



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Judiciary* -  01/16/13  8:00 am

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm A
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 1/11/2013 at 3:28 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1000 - Providing immunity for health care providers following directions contained in a form developed pursuant to RCW 43.70.480.
  2. HB 1024 - Addressing service animals.
  3. HB 1031 - Concerning the collection of debts by attorneys.
  4. HB 1069 - Concerning the fair debt buyers practices act.



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Judiciary* -  01/17/13  1:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm A
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 1/14/2013 at 9:36 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1027 - Implementing changes to child support based on the child support schedule work group report.
  2. HB 1029 - Concerning private road maintenance agreements.



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Judiciary -  01/22/13  10:00 am

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm A
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Executive Session:  
  1. HB 1000 - Providing immunity for health care providers following directions contained in a form developed pursuant to RCW 43.70.480.
  2. HB 1024 - Addressing service animals.
  3. HB 1027 - Implementing changes to child support based on the child support schedule work group report.
  4. HB 1029 - Concerning private road maintenance agreements.

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1064 - Making technical changes to form year designations.
  2. HB 1065 - Addressing the applicability of statutes of limitation in arbitration proceedings.
  3. HB 1116 - Adopting the uniform collaborative law act.



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Judiciary -  01/23/13  8:00 am

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm A
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1118 - Revising the uniform interstate family support act.
  2. HB 1021 - Educating parents of the harmful effects of parental abduction.
  3. HB 1117 - Concerning the transfer of real property by deed taking effect at the grantor's death.
  4. HB 1115 - Concerning the Uniform Commercial code.



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Judiciary -  01/24/13  1:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm A
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1062 - Removing provisions relating to subversive activities.
  2. HB 1114 - Addressing criminal incompetency, civil commitment, and commitments based on criminal insanity.
  3. HB 1096 - Concerning juvenile firearms and weapons crimes.



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Judiciary* -  01/29/13  10:00 am

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm A
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 1/25/2013 at 1:39 PM

Executive Session:  
  1. HB 1000 - Providing immunity for health care providers following directions contained in a form developed pursuant to RCW 43.70.480.
  2. HB 1024 - Addressing service animals.
  3. HB 1027 - Implementing changes to child support based on the child support schedule work group report.
  4. HB 1064 - Making technical changes to form year designations.
  5. HB 1065 - Addressing the applicability of statutes of limitation in arbitration proceedings.
  6. HB 1116 - Adopting the uniform collaborative law act.
  7. HB 1118 - Revising the uniform interstate family support act.
  8. HB 1115 - Concerning the Uniform Commercial code.

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1159 - Increasing the number of superior court judges in Whatcom county.
  2. HB 1175 - Increasing the number of superior court judges in Benton and Franklin counties jointly.
  3. HB 1266 - Modifying the mandatory retirement provision for district judges.
  4. HB 1148 - Addressing dissenters' rights under the Washington business corporation act.



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Judiciary* -  01/30/13  8:00 am

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm A
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 1/29/2013 at 11:35 AM

Executive Session:  
  1. HB 1024 - Addressing service animals.
  2. HB 1027 - Implementing changes to child support based on the child support schedule work group report.

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1107 - Regarding residential provisions for children of parents with military duties.
  2. HB 1119 - Allowing the sheriff to waive fees associated with the service of a writ of habeas corpus under certain circumstances.
  3. HB 1145 - Providing credit towards child support obligations for veterans benefits.
  4. HB 1227 - Regarding cost savings and efficiencies in mailing notices of possible license suspension for noncompliance with child support orders.
  5. HB 1370 - Concerning notice requirements for homeowners' associations meetings.



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Judiciary -  01/31/13  1:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm A
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1194 - Limiting liability for habitat projects.
  2. HB 1186 - Concerning veterinarian immunity from liability when reporting suspected animal cruelty.
  3. HB 1201 - Preventing animal cruelty.
  4. HB 1202 - Preventing animal cruelty.



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Labor & Workforce Development -  01/16/13  8:00 am

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm D
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session: Workforce Development:  
  1. Overview of the Workforce Training and Education Board and report on Washington's Strategic Plan.
  2. Update on Washington's support of aerospace.



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Labor & Workforce Development -  01/17/13  1:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm D
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session: Workplace Safety:  
  1. Overview of the Washington Industrial Safety and Health Act.
  2. Pesticide drift.
  3. Health care worker safety and fatigue.



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Labor & Workforce Development -  01/22/13  10:00 am

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm D
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session: Industrial Insurance:  Workers' Compensation 101.



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Labor & Workforce Development* -  01/23/13  8:00 am

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm D
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 1/21/2013 at 2:27 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1023 - Extending apprenticeship utilization requirements.
  2. HB 1025 - Extending the application of prevailing wage requirements.
  3. HB 1026 - Requiring use of resident workers on public works.
  4. HB 1056 - Authorizing certain corporate officers to receive unemployment benefits.
  5. HB 1072 - Creating the agricultural labor skills and safety grant program.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. HB 1056 - Authorizing certain corporate officers to receive unemployment benefits.
  2. Bills previously heard in committee.



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Labor & Workforce Development* -  01/24/13  1:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm D
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 1/23/2013 at 11:01 AM

Work Session:  Overview of State Prevailing Wage Program.

Possible Executive Session:  HB 1056 - Authorizing certain corporate officers to receive unemployment benefits.



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Labor & Workforce Development -  01/29/13  10:00 am

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm D
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1152 - Addressing meal and rest breaks for hospital employees.
  2. HB 1153 - Regulating mandatory overtime for employees of health care facilities.
  3. HB 1150 - Allowing employers to pay a training wage for a specified period of time.

Possible Executive Session:  Bills previously heard in committee.



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Labor & Workforce Development -  01/30/13  8:00 am

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm D
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1110 - Addressing respirator requirements for asbestos abatement projects.
  2. HB 1247 - Modifying job skills program provisions.
  3. HB 1249 - Exempting from prevailing wage requirements public works projects undertaken to repair fire damage.
  4. HB 1254 - Addressing prevailing wage filings.
  5. HB 1255 - Concerning exemptions from prevailing wage for school plant facilities receiving state funding assistance through the school construction assistance program.

Possible Executive Session:  Bills previously heard in committee.



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Labor & Workforce Development* -  01/31/13  1:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm B
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 1/29/2013 at 12:50 PM

Work Session:  Briefing from the Department of Labor and Industries on its annual Fraud Prevention and Compliance Report.

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1440 - Ensuring fairness to employers by protecting employees.
  2. HB 1473 - Requiring certain entities to report payments for construction services.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. HB 1072 - Creating the agricultural labor skills and safety grant program.
  2. HB 1152 - Addressing meal and rest breaks for hospital employees.
  3. HB 1153 - Regulating mandatory overtime for employees of health care facilities.
  4. Bills previously heard in committee.



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Local Government* -  01/15/13  1:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm D
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 1/10/2013 at 3:39 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1013 - Authorizing regular meetings of county legislative authorities to be held at alternate locations within the county.
  2. HB 1016 - Designating facilities and infrastructure of water purveyors as essential public facilities under growth management planning requirements.
  3. HB 1039 - Concerning per diem compensation for flood control zone district supervisors.
  4. HB 1040 - Concerning real property valuation notices.



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Local Government -  01/17/13  8:00 am

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm D
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  
  1. An overview of Washington cities.
  2. An overview of Washington counties.
  3. Overview of the Shoreline Management Act.
  4. Overview of the State Environmental Policy Act.



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Local Government -  01/18/13  1:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm D
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  The Growth Management Act: An overview and perspectives.



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Local Government* -  01/22/13  1:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm D
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 1/17/2013 at 4:37 PM

Work Session:  Voluntary Stewardship Program - Overview and status report.

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1049 - Concerning the administration and operation of flood control districts.
  2. HB 1052 - Concerning local government selection of appropriate sewer systems in urban areas.
  3. HB 1053 - Requiring notice to property owners when a county, city, or town modifies its zoning requirements.



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Local Government* -  01/24/13  8:00 am

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm D
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 1/18/2013 at 9:50 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1074 - Concerning requirements governing and associated with plat approvals.
  2. HB 1090 - Increasing the dollar amount for construction of a dock that does not qualify as a substantial development under the shoreline management act.
  3. HB 1104 - Incentivizing up-front environmental planning and review.
  4. HB 1158 - Concerning the annexation of property owned by the state for military purposes.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. Bills previously heard in committee.
  2. HB 1074 - Concerning requirements governing and associated with plat approvals.
  3. EHB 1013 - Authorizing regular meetings of county legislative authorities to be held at alternate locations within the county.
  4. HB 1039 - Concerning per diem compensation for flood control zone district supervisors.



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Local Government* -  01/25/13  1:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm D
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 1/18/2013 at 11:51 AM

Possible Executive Session:  Bills previously heard in committee.

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1128 - Regarding local agencies' responses to public records requests.
  2. HB 1179 - Revising the lien for collection of sewer charges by counties.
  3. HB 1185 - Concerning equitable allocation of auditor costs.
  4. HB 1207 - Concerning cemetery district formation requirements.



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Local Government* -  01/29/13  1:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm D
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 1/28/2013 at 2:15 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1217 - Strengthening the integrity, fairness, and equity in Washington's property assessment system.
  2. HB 1239 - Concerning the powers of water-sewer districts.
  3. HB 1241 - Concerning contractor's bond.



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Local Government* -  01/31/13  8:00 am

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm D
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 1/28/2013 at 2:54 PM

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. HB 1016 - Designating facilities and infrastructure of water purveyors as essential public facilities under growth management planning requirements.
  2. HB 1040 - Concerning real property valuation notices.
  3. HB 1049 - Concerning the administration and operation of flood control districts.
  4. HB 1052 - Concerning local government selection of appropriate sewer systems in urban areas.
  5. HB 1053 - Requiring notice to property owners when a county, city, or town modifies its zoning requirements.
  6. HB 1090 - Increasing the dollar amount for construction of a dock that does not qualify as a substantial development under the shoreline management act.
  7. HB 1104 - Incentivizing up-front environmental planning and review.
  8. HB 1128 - Regarding local agencies' responses to public records requests.
  9. HB 1158 - Concerning the annexation of property owned by the state for military purposes.
  10. HB 1179 - Revising the lien for collection of sewer charges by counties.
  11. HB 1185 - Concerning equitable allocation of auditor costs.
  12. HB 1207 - Concerning cemetery district formation requirements.
  13. HB 1217 - Strengthening the integrity, fairness, and equity in Washington's property assessment system.
  14. HB 1239 - Concerning the powers of water-sewer districts.
  15. HB 1241 - Concerning contractor's bond.



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Public Safety -  01/15/13  9:00 am

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm D
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

  1. Welcome.
  2. Introductions of the Public Safety Committee members and staff.

*Note meeting start time.

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Public Safety* -  01/17/13  10:00 am

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm D
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 1/14/2013 at 3:58 PM

Public Hearing:  HB 1018 - Expanding criminal penalties for assault.



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Public Safety -  01/23/13  1:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm D
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1020 - Prohibiting level III sex offenders from residing in a community protection zone.
  2. HB 1047 - Concerning photographs, microphotographs, and electronic images from traffic safety cameras and toll systems.
  3. HB 1059 - Providing that a proclamation of a state of emergency is effective upon the governor's signature.



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Public Safety -  01/24/13  10:00 am

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm D
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1126 - Concerning state fire service mobilization.
  2. HB 1127 - Developing prefire mitigation plans.
  3. HB 1060 - Scoring an offense a class C felony equivalent if the offense was a felony under the relevant out-of-state statute when there is no clearly comparable offense under Washington law.
  4. HB 1061 - Changing provisions regarding the finding of aggravating circumstances.
  5. HB 1131 - Adding persons who serve legal process to assault in the third degree provisions.



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Public Safety -  01/29/13  8:00 am

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm D
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1081 - Addressing certain annual reviews of commitment.
  2. HB 1108 - Modifying the definition of rape in the third degree and indecent liberties.
  3. HB 1232 - Asserting conditions under which the department of corrections provides rental vouchers to a registered sex offender.
  4. HB 1125 - Concerning registered sex offenders in adult family homes.
  5. HB 1171 - Prohibiting the release of defendants charged with a sex or violent offense without the payment of bail pending trial.



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Public Safety* -  01/30/13  1:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm D
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 1/25/2013 at 3:15 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1080 - Concerning the crime of rendering criminal assistance.
  2. HB 1087 - Allowing for more than one vacation of a misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor conviction.
  3. HB 1098 - Addressing bail practices.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. HB 1047 - Concerning photographs, microphotographs, and electronic images from traffic safety cameras and toll systems.
  2. HB 1059 - Providing that a proclamation of a state of emergency is effective upon the governor's signature.
  3. HB 1060 - Scoring an offense a class C felony equivalent if the offense was a felony under the relevant out-of-state statute when there is no clearly comparable offense under Washington law.
  4. HB 1061 - Changing provisions regarding the finding of aggravating circumstances.
  5. HB 1126 - Concerning state fire service mobilization.
  6. HB 1127 - Developing prefire mitigation plans.
  7. HB 1131 - Adding persons who serve legal process to assault in the third degree provisions.
  8. Bills previously heard in committee.



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Public Safety -  01/31/13  10:00 am

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm D
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1225 - Regarding cost savings and efficiencies in mailing notices of revocation to habitual traffic offenders.
  2. HB 1305 - Modifying vehicle prowling provisions.
  3. HB 1262 - Eliminating the disparate treatment of HIV in the criminal justice system.
  4. HB 1291 - Concerning services for victims of the sex trade.
  5. HB 1292 - Vacating prostitution convictions.

Possible Executive Session :  Bills previously heard in committee.



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Technology & Economic Development -  01/16/13  8:00 am

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm C
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  Overview of International Trade and Regional Collaboration:
  1. The importance of international trade to Washington state.
  2. Trade successes and recommendations.
  3. Pacific Northwest Economic Region Beyond the Border Update.




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Technology & Economic Development -  01/17/13  1:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm C
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  Overviews, issues, and priorities of Economic Development Stakeholders.



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Technology & Economic Development -  01/17/13  6:00 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm C
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  Overviews, issues, and priorities of Economic Development Stakeholders.



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Technology & Economic Development* -  01/22/13  10:00 am

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm C
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 1/18/2013 at 11:49 AM

Work Session:  Overviews, issues, and priorities of telecommunications stakeholders.

Public Hearing:  HB 1183 - Regarding wireless communications structures.



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Technology & Economic Development* -  01/23/13  8:30 am

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm C
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 1/21/2013 at 11:02 AM

Work Session:  The impact of the life sciences sector on Washington's economy.



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Technology & Economic Development -  01/24/13  1:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm C
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  Job creation through renewable energy incentives.



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Technology & Economic Development -  01/29/13  10:00 am

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm C
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1260 - Concerning public facilities' grants and loans.
  2. HB 1301 - Creating clean energy jobs in Washington state through renewable energy incentives.
  3. HB 1303 - Extending the business and occupation tax credit for research and development.

Executive Session:  HB 1183 - Regarding wireless communications structures.

Work Session:  Tax preferences for economic development purposes.



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Technology & Economic Development -  01/30/13  8:00 am

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm C
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  
  1. Overview of various types of economic development zones.
  2. Update of report on trends in telecommunications and pathways for regulatory reform.



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Technology & Economic Development* -  01/31/13  1:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm C
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 1/29/2013 at 5:45 PM

Work Session:  Technology privacy laws, consumer rights, and intellectual property.

Executive Session:  HB 1183 - Regarding wireless communications structures.



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Transportation -  01/14/13  3:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm B
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  
  1. Introduction of Members and Staff.
  2. Department of Transportation "State of Transportation."
  3. Office of Financial Management Attainment Report.



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Transportation -  01/15/13  3:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm B
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  
  1. Governor Gregoire Transportation Budget Proposal.
  2. Governor Gregoire K-12 Pupil Transportation Funding Proposal.



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Transportation -  01/16/13  3:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm B
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  
  1. Transportation legislative and budget process.
  2. Washington State Patrol - Introduction and update.
  3. Department of Licensing - Introduction and update.



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Transportation* -  01/17/13  3:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm B
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 1/16/2013 at 5:24 PM

Work Session:  
  1. Port Association - Introduction to ports and 2013 priorities.
  2. Freight Mobility Strategic Investment Board - Introduction and update.

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1007 - Concerning the covering of loads on public highways.
  2. HB 1028 - Modifying a portion of the scenic and recreational highway on state route number 410.



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Transportation -  01/21/13  3:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm B
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  Washington state ferries presentations: Washington State Department of Transportation, Vigor Shipyards, State Auditor's Office, and Office of Financial Management.



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Transportation -  01/22/13  3:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm B
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1045 - Authorizing certain local authorities to establish maximum speed limits on certain nonarterial highways.
  2. HB 1051 - Authorizing the sale of rights to name or rename state transportation facilities.
  3. HB 1070 - Addressing employer notification upon commercial driver's license suspension.



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Transportation -  01/23/13  3:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm B
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  Mega projects status: North Spokane Corridor, State Route 99, State Route 520, Interstate 5/Columbia River Crossing.



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Transportation -  01/24/13  3:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm B
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  Washington State Transportation Commission: Introduction and priorities for 2013.

Executive Session:  
  1. Bills previously heard in committee.
  2. HB 1028 - Modifying a portion of the scenic and recreational highway on state route number 410.
  3. HB 1045 - Authorizing certain local authorities to establish maximum speed limits on certain nonarterial highways.



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Transportation* -  01/28/13  3:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm B
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 1/25/2013 at 11:48 AM

Work Session:  Passenger Rail and Freight Rail (Washington State Department of Transportation, Amtrak, Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway and Cooperative Agricultural Producers).



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Transportation* -  01/29/13  3:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm B
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 1/25/2013 at 3:54 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1132 - Authorizing certain family members of United States armed forces members who died while in service or as a result of service to apply for gold star license plates.
  2. HJM 4000 - Requesting that Interstate 5 be named the "Purple Heart Trail."
  3. HB 1288 - Concerning the construction of a state boundary bridge.
  4. HB 1256 - Addressing project selection by the freight mobility strategic investment board.

Executive:  
  1. EHB 1132 - Authorizing certain family members of United States armed forces members who died while in service or as a result of service to apply for gold star license plates.
  2. HB 1256 - Addressing project selection by the freight mobility strategic investment board.



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Transportation* -  01/30/13  3:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm B
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 1/25/2013 at 11:38 AM

Work Session:  
  1. County and city transportation issues - Introduction and 2013 priorities.
  2. Regional Transportation Planning Organizations (RTPOs) and Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) - Introduction and role in the state and local transportation systems.
  3. Regional business-led coalitions with transportation interests - Introduction and role in the state and local transportation system.
  4. Washington State Department of Transportation Highways and Local Programs - Introduction and role in the state and local transportation system.



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Transportation* -  01/31/13  3:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm B
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 1/24/2013 at 5:19 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1242 - Concerning the authority of a vehicle subagent to recommend a successor.
  2. HB 1129 - Concerning ferry vessel replacement.
  3. HB 1379 - Concerning private motorcycle skills education programs.



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Senate Committees

Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development Commerce & Labor
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* -  01/17/13  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/16/2013 at 4:53 PM

Work Session:  Overview of agency programs and major budget requests:
  1. Washington State Conservation Commission.
  2. Washington State Department of Agriculture.
  3. Water Resource Management Division of the Department of Ecology.


Other business.

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Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development -  01/21/13  10:00 am

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

Work Session:  
  1. Overview of Chehalis River Basin Flood Damage Reduction proposal and related budget request.
  2. Impact on agriculture from the wildfire in Kittitas, Chelan, and Douglas counties.

Other business.

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Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development* -  01/22/13  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/21/2013 at 7:57 AM

Work Session:  Overview of farm plan development process and incentive programs to meet resource concerns.

Other business.

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Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development -  01/24/13  10:00 am

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

Work Session:  
  1. Status update on marine and freshwater net pen fish farming in Washington State.
  2. Update on water basin rules adopted under Chapter 90.54 RCW, and status of work to provide for water needs in rural areas including the Dungeness, Kittitas Yakima, and the Skagit Basins.

Other business.

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Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development -  01/28/13  10:00 am

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5139 - Concerning milk and milk products.
  2. SB 5078 - Modifying the property tax exemption for nonprofit fairs.

Work Session:  Overview of irrigation efficiencies program and how it has been implemented.

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

Committee Meeting Documents
Note: Documents are not available online until the meeting has begun.


Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development -  01/29/13  10:00 am

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5199 - Concerning de facto changes in water rights for irrigation purposes that involved conversion to more efficient irrigation technologies.
  2. SB 5200 - Concerning consolidating a new exempt withdrawal of groundwater into an existing public water system.
  3. SB 5219 - Retaining water resources to assure the vitality of local economies.
  4. SB 5222 - Concerning industrial hemp.

Executive:  
  1. SB 5078 - Modifying the property tax exemption for nonprofit fairs.
  2. SB 5139 - Concerning milk and milk products.

Other business.

Committee Meeting Documents
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Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development -  01/31/13  10:00 am

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

Public Hearing:  SB 5071 - Concerning the relinquishment of a water right.

Work Session:  
  1. Report by the Walla Walla Watershed Management Partnership.
  2. Status report on federal funding of Washington State University Agricultural Research programs.

Executive:  SB 5222 - Concerning industrial hemp.

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

Committee Meeting Documents
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Commerce & Labor -  01/16/13  1:30 pm

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

Work Session:  
  1. Unemployment Insurance (UI) 101:
    1. Funding sources.
    2. Trust fund and Reed Act funds.
    3. UI taxes.
    4. UI rates.
    5. UI federal extension of benefits.
    6. Federal conformity.
    7. New computer system.
  2. WorkSource and workforce development.
  3. Economic and labor-market research.

Other business.

Committee Meeting Documents
Note: Documents are not available online until the meeting has begun.


Commerce & Labor* -  01/21/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/18/2013 at 11:08 AM

Work Session:  
  1. Workers' compensation 101.
  2. Review and update of 2011 workers' compensation reform.
  3. Overview of programs funded by workers' compensation premiums.

Executive Session:  SI 522 - Genetically engineered foods. (re-refer without recommendation to Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development).

Other business.

Committee Meeting Documents
Note: Documents are not available online until the meeting has begun.


Commerce & Labor* -  01/23/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/22/2013 at 2:03 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5112 - Granting scheduling authority for qualified retrospective rating plan employers and groups.
  2. SB 5128 - Addressing compensation for injured workers.
  3. SB 5127 - Amending provisions governing structured settlements by removing age barriers and clarifying legislative intent.
  4. SB 5126 - Concerning recovery for purposes of legal actions under the industrial insurance statutes.
  5. SB 5124 - Simplifying and adding certainty to the calculation of workers' compensation benefits.

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

Committee Meeting Documents
Note: Documents are not available online until the meeting has begun.


Commerce & Labor* -  01/25/13  9:30 am

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

REVISED on 1/23/2013 at 4:42 PM

Work Session:  Department of Labor and Industries.

Other business.

Committee Meeting Documents
Note: Documents are not available online until the meeting has begun.


Commerce & Labor* -  01/28/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/24/2013 at 4:34 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5159 - Repealing the family and medical leave insurance act.
  2. SB 5160 - Creating a process for administrative reassignment of public employees.
  3. SB 5056 - Allowing a person to apply for a work permit for the employment of minors without completing a new master application under certain circumstances.
  4. SB 5077 - Making technical corrections to certain gender-based terms.

Executive Session:  
  1. SB 5112 - Granting scheduling authority for qualified retrospective rating plan employers and groups.
  2. SB 5124 - Simplifying and adding certainty to the calculation of workers' compensation benefits.
  3. SB 5126 - Concerning recovery for purposes of legal actions under the industrial insurance statutes.
  4. SB 5127 - Amending provisions governing structured settlements by removing age barriers and clarifying legislative intent.
  5. SB 5128 - Addressing compensation for injured workers.

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

Committee Meeting Documents
Note: Documents are not available online until the meeting has begun.


Commerce & Labor* -  01/30/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/29/2013 at 7:56 AM

Work Session:  Work session on teen employment.

Public Hearing:  SB 5275 - Allowing employers to pay a training wage for a specified period of time.

Executive Session:  
  1. SB 5056 - Allowing a person to apply for a work permit for the employment of minors without completing a new master application under certain circumstances.
  2. SB 5077 - Making technical corrections to certain gender-based terms.

Other business.

Committee Meeting Documents
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Early Learning & K-12 Education -  01/16/13  1:30 pm

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

Work Session:  
  1. The McCleary Decision.
  2. Staring at a decade of budget gaps: How can state finance policy drive productivity gains in education?

Other business.

Committee Meeting Documents
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Early Learning & K-12 Education* -  01/21/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/17/2013 at 3:30 PM

Work Session:  
  1. Student presentation honoring Martin Luther King.
  2. Historic trends and statistics in education: high school graduation, third grade reading, achievement and opportunity gaps, and kindergarten readiness.
  3. Historic trends of state funding in education.
  4. Broader, Bolder Approach to Education.

Other business.

Committee Meeting Documents
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Early Learning & K-12 Education* -  01/23/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/22/2013 at 2:13 PM

Work Session:  
  1. Reclaiming Students: The educational and economic costs of exclusionary discipline in Washington State.
  2. Communities in Schools of Washington.
  3. Readiness to Learn.

Other business.

Committee Meeting Documents
Note: Documents are not available online until the meeting has begun.


Early Learning & K-12 Education* -  01/28/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/25/2013 at 4:26 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. Sign in here to testify on all discipline bills: SB 5155, SB 5244, SB 5245, and SB 5301.
  2. SB 5155 - Regarding long-term suspension or expulsion from school.
  3. SB 5244 - Regarding school suspensions and expulsions.
  4. SB 5245 - Regarding the collection of student suspension and expulsion data.
  5. SB 5301 - Regarding student suspension and expulsion.
  6. SB 5117 - Regarding family involvement coordinators in public schools.

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

Committee Meeting Documents
Note: Documents are not available online until the meeting has begun.


Early Learning & K-12 Education* -  01/30/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/28/2013 at 9:40 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5328 - Creating a school-grading program that relies on the accountability index. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  2. SB 5329 - Creating the state superintendent school district.
  3. SB 5237 - Establishing accountability for student performance in third grade.
  4. SB 5243 - Establishing policies to support academic acceleration for high school students.

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

Committee Meeting Documents
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Energy, Environment & Telecommunications* -  01/16/13  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/15/2013 at 4:54 PM

Work Session:  
  1. Introduction of committee members.
  2. Pacific Northwest Economic Region presentation on Legislative Energy Horizon Institute.

Other business.

Committee Meeting Documents
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Energy, Environment & Telecommunications* -  01/17/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/16/2013 at 4:54 PM

Work Session:  
  1. The Opportunities & Challenges of Bioenergy.
    1. Bioenergy overview, Department of Commerce.
    2. Aviation Biofuels, Innovate Washington.
    3. Combined Heat & Power, WSU Energy Program.
    4. Biodigesters, WSU Energy Program.
  2. Overview of Committee Sign-In program.

Other business.

Committee Meeting Documents
Note: Documents are not available online until the meeting has begun.


Energy, Environment & Telecommunications* -  01/22/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/21/2013 at 11:49 AM

Work Session:  
  1. Introduction to Regulation of Telecommunications.
  2. Introduction of telecommunications companies, as time permits.

Other business.

Committee Meeting Documents
Note: Documents are not available online until the meeting has begun.


Energy, Environment & Telecommunications* -  01/23/13  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/30/2013 at 4:53 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5296 - Concerning the model toxics control act.
  2. SB 5201 - Accelerating cleanup of hazardous waste sites.

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

Committee Meeting Documents
Note: Documents are not available online until the meeting has begun.


Energy, Environment & Telecommunications* -  01/24/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/21/2013 at 2:46 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5006 - Concerning uncontested rate modifications for utilities and transportation commission regulated water companies.
  2. SB 5076 - Requiring information on home energy efficiency to be included in residential home inspection reports.

Work Session:  Emerging hydroelectric technologies and resources.
  1. Tidal power and small hydropower.
  2. Incremental hydropower.
  3. Federal incremental hydropower.
  4. Small hydropower.


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

Committee Meeting Documents
Note: Documents are not available online until the meeting has begun.


Energy, Environment & Telecommunications* -  01/29/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/24/2013 at 9:55 AM

Work Session:  
  1. The taxation of telecommunication services: Department of Revenue.
  2. Panel of telecommunications companies.

Other business.

Committee Meeting Documents
Note: Documents are not available online until the meeting has begun.


Energy, Environment & Telecommunications* -  01/30/13  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/30/2013 at 3:30 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5351 - Creating a state universal communications service program.
  2. S-0577.3 - Concerning telecommunications tax parity.
  3. SB 5422 - Concerning telecommunications tax parity.

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

Committee Meeting Documents
Note: Documents are not available online until the meeting has begun.


Energy, Environment & Telecommunications* -  01/31/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/28/2013 at 4:10 PM

Work Session:  Presentations from the Fourth Annual Clean Energy Independence Day:
  1. Tri-Cities Mid-Columbia Energy Initiative (MCEI).
  2. Accelerating Innovation in the Energy Sector: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  3. Small modular reactors and overview of Columbia Generating Station: Energy Northwest.


Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5098 - Regarding wireless communications structures.
  2. SB 5154 - Exempting from business and occupation tax certain amounts received by cooperative finance organizations.

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

Committee Meeting Documents
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Financial Institutions, Housing & Insurance* -  01/17/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/16/2013 at 4:55 PM

Work Session:  Department of Financial Institutions.

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

Committee Meeting Documents
Note: Documents are not available online until the meeting has begun.


Financial Institutions, Housing & Insurance* -  01/22/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/22/2013 at 10:21 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5113 - Concerning the enforcement of speed limits on roads within condominium associations.
  2. SB 5083 - Concerning the display of political yard signs in homeowners' associations.
  3. SB 5075 - Concerning homeowners' association assessment increases. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  4. SB 5082 - Concerning exchange facilitator requirements.
  5. SB 5101 - Concerning a sales and use tax exemption for certain financial information provided to qualifying businesses providing international investment management services.

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

Committee Meeting Documents
Note: Documents are not available online until the meeting has begun.


Financial Institutions, Housing & Insurance* -  01/24/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/24/2013 at 11:54 AM

Work Session:  Debt settlement.

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5134 - Concerning reserve studies for certain homeowners' associations.
  2. SB 5095 - Providing proof of financial responsibility for motor vehicle operation.

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

Committee Meeting Documents
Note: Documents are not available online until the meeting has begun.


Financial Institutions, Housing & Insurance* -  01/29/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/29/2013 at 11:31 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5207 - Addressing the consumer loan act.
  2. SB 5191 - Concerning the owner of a beneficial interest in real property. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  3. SB 5312 - Authorizing small consumer installment loans.

Executive Session:  
  1. SB 5113 - Concerning the enforcement of speed limits on roads within condominium associations.
  2. SB 5083 - Concerning the display of political yard signs in homeowners' associations.
  3. SB 5082 - Concerning exchange facilitator requirements.
  4. SB 5095 - Providing proof of financial responsibility for motor vehicle operation.

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://leg.wa.gov/Senate/Committees/FIHI/Pages/default.aspx, as soon as they are available. Other business.

Committee Meeting Documents
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Financial Institutions, Housing & Insurance* -  01/31/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/28/2013 at 3:51 PM

Work Session:  Washington State's Financial Cluster Study Report.

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5065 - Regulating the settling of certain insurer transactions.
  2. SB 5168 - Removing the insurance premium tax credit under the Washington insurance guaranty association act.
  3. SB 5008 - Addressing portable electronics insurance (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute).
  4. SB 5208 - Addressing fees and semiannual assessments, powers, lending limits, and technical amendments related to state-chartered banks, savings banks, savings associations, and trust companies.
  5. SB 5344 - Revising state statutes concerning trusts.

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

Committee Meeting Documents
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Governmental Operations* -  01/17/13  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/15/2013 at 2:55 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5001 - Requiring senate confirmation of growth management hearings board members.
  2. SB 5002 - Concerning mosquito control districts. (Hearing is on Proposed Substitute.)

If proposed substitutes are to be heard, they can be obtained from committee staff or on the committee's website, http://www.leg.wa.gov/Senate/Committees/Pages/DraftBillsProposedSubstitutesandStrkAmds.aspx, as soon as they are available. Other business.

Committee Meeting Documents
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Governmental Operations -  01/22/13  10:00 am

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5004 - Restricting gubernatorial appointment of legislators to boards, commissions, and councils.
  2. SB 5013 - Requiring a vote of the people before all annexations.
  3. SB 5019 - Concerning the use of public resources by office holders during campaigns.
  4. SB 5027 - Requiring prepaid postage for primary and general election ballots.

Other business.

Committee Meeting Documents
Note: Documents are not available online until the meeting has begun.


Governmental Operations* -  01/24/13  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/23/2013 at 8:47 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5047 - Allowing for partial payment of delinquent property taxes.
  2. SB 5055 - Regarding the state archivist. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  3. SB 5061 - Addressing a veteran's preference for the purpose of public employment.

Work Session:  Update on veterans issues.

Work Session:  Overview of the Association of Washington Generals.

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

Committee Meeting Documents
Note: Documents are not available online until the meeting has begun.


Governmental Operations -  01/28/13  10:00 am

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5068 - Concerning the annexation of property owned by the state for military purposes.
  2. SB 5088 - Concerning the equal distribution of votes within certain taxing districts.
  3. SB 5099 - Concerning fuel usage of publicly owned vehicles, vessels, and construction equipment.
  4. SB 5121 - Concerning the restoration of collector vehicles.
  5. SJR 8206 - Amending the Constitution to require emergency clauses only be allowed by amendment to a bill and approved by sixty percent of each house of the legislature.

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

Committee Meeting Documents
Note: Documents are not available online until the meeting has begun.


Governmental Operations* -  01/29/13  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/28/2013 at 11:57 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5025 - Providing that a proclamation of a state of emergency is effective upon the governor's signature.
  2. SB 5145 - Allowing fire departments to develop a community assistance referral and education services program.
  3. SB 5110 - Regarding local government purchasing.
  4. SB 5291 - Concerning the signing and receipt of ballots.

Executive:  
  1. SB 5145 - Allowing fire departments to develop a community assistance referral and education services program.
  2. SB 5013 - Requiring a vote of the people before all annexations.
  3. SB 5019 - Concerning the use of public resources by office holders during campaigns.
  4. SB 5027 - Requiring prepaid postage for primary and general election ballots.
  5. SB 5061 - Addressing a veteran's preference for the purpose of public employment.
  6. SB 5068 - Concerning the annexation of property owned by the state for military purposes.
  7. SB 5088 - Concerning the equal distribution of votes within certain taxing districts.
  8. ESB 5121 - Concerning the restoration of collector vehicles.
  9. ESB 5099 - Concerning fuel usage of publicly owned vehicles, vessels, and construction equipment.
  10. SJR 8206 - Amending the Constitution to require emergency clauses only be allowed by amendment to a bill and approved by sixty percent of each house of the legislature.

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

Committee Meeting Documents
Note: Documents are not available online until the meeting has begun.


Governmental Operations -  01/31/13  10:00 am

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5257 - Modifying time frames applicable to certain public disclosure commission requirements.
  2. SB 5258 - Aggregating the cost of related ballot measure advertisements for purposes of top five sponsor identification requirements.

Executive Session:  
  1. SB 5002 - Concerning mosquito control districts.
  2. SB 5025 - Providing that a proclamation of a state of emergency is effective upon the governor's signature.
  3. SB 5257 - Modifying time frames applicable to certain public disclosure commission requirements.
  4. SB 5110 - Regarding local government purchasing.
  5. SB 5258 - Aggregating the cost of related ballot measure advertisements for purposes of top five sponsor identification requirements.

Work Session:  Overview of a new feature to allow public comments on bills through the legislative website.

Other business.

Committee Meeting Documents
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Health Care -  01/17/13  10:00 am

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

Work Session:  Health Benefit Exchange (Washington healthplanfinder) - Introduction and overview.

Other business.

Committee Meeting Documents
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Health Care -  01/21/13  10:00 am

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

Work Session:  Report from the Developmental Disability Service System Task Force.

Other business.

Committee Meeting Documents
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Health Care -  01/22/13  10:00 am

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

Work Session:  Medicaid expansion:
  1. Overview of Medicaid as it exists today.
  2. Overview of Medicaid expansion - population and estimated costs.


Other business.

Committee Meeting Documents
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Health Care* -  01/24/13  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/21/2013 at 1:45 PM

Work Session:  
  1. Office of the Insurance Commissioner:
    1. Introduction and overview of critical implementation.
    2. Briefing on essential health benefits and mandates.
    3. Questions and answers.
  2. Department of Social and Health Services - Aging and Disability Services Administration:
    1. Introduction to long-term care services.
    2. Questions and answers.

Other business.

Committee Meeting Documents
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Health Care -  01/28/13  10:00 am

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

Work Session:  
  1. Carriers - transparency efforts.
  2. Puget Sound Health Alliance - transparency efforts.
  3. Department of Health presentation:
    1. Professional licensing.
    2. Public health.
    3. Professional boards and the disciplinary process.
    4. The Certificate of Need process.

Other business.

Committee Meeting Documents
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Health Care* -  01/29/13  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/24/2013 at 1:23 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5017 - Eliminating the certificate of need review for all health care facilities except hospitals.
  2. SB 5225 - Exempting public hospital districts from certificate of need requirements.
  3. SB 5092 - Providing an exemption from continuing competency requirements for registered nurses who seek advanced nursing degrees.

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

Committee Meeting Documents
Note: Documents are not available online until the meeting has begun.


Health Care* -  01/31/13  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/25/2013 at 4:48 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5144 - Modifying medical assistant provisions.
  2. SB 5148 - Allowing for redistribution of medications under certain conditions.
  3. SB 5215 - Providing that health care professional licensees may not be required to participate in any public or private third-party reimbursement program. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)

If proposed substitutes are to be heard, they can be obtained from committee staff or on the committee's website, http://www.leg.wa.gov/Senate/Committees/HLTH/Pages/default.aspx, as soon as they are available. Possible executive session on bills heard in committee. Other business.

Committee Meeting Documents
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Higher Education* -  01/17/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/16/2013 at 4:55 PM

Work Session:  
  1. Committee introductions.
  2. Budget update.
  3. Overview of the Guaranteed Education Tuition (GET) Program and recommendations from the Legislative Advisory Committee to the Guaranteed Education Tuition Committee.
  4. Overview of the State Need Grant and College Bound Scholarship Program.

Other business

Committee Meeting Documents
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Higher Education -  01/22/13  1:30 pm

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

Work Session:  
  1. Update on the Statewide Public Four-Year Dashboard.
  2. Overview of the Washington Student Achievement Council's strategic action plan.
  3. Overview of the State Board for Community and Technical College's Student Achievement Initiative.
  4. Overview of performance-based funding.

Other business.

Committee Meeting Documents
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Higher Education -  01/24/13  1:30 pm

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

Work Session:  
  1. Overview of online education in public two-year and four-year institutions of higher education.
  2. Demonstration of Western Governors University's student portal.

Other business.

Committee Meeting Documents
Note: Documents are not available online until the meeting has begun.


Higher Education* -  01/29/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/24/2013 at 9:07 AM

Work Session:  Overview of what industry needs from our students and institutions of higher education:
  1. Update from the Washington Roundtable.
  2. Overview from industry representatives.


Other business.

Committee Meeting Documents
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Higher Education* -  01/31/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/24/2013 at 9:07 AM

Work Session:  Higher education's response to industry needs:
  1. Public baccalaureate institutions.
  2. Community and technical colleges.
  3. Private and independent institutions.


Other business.

Committee Meeting Documents
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Human Services & Corrections -  01/17/13  10:00 am

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

Work Session:  
  1. Presentation on the McNeil Island Inventory and Long-Range Planning Process report.
  2. Presentation on the implementation of SB 6610- public safety review panel.

Other business.

Committee Meeting Documents
Note: Documents are not available online until the meeting has begun.


Human Services & Corrections* -  01/21/13  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/29/2013 at 4:18 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. Successor liability [Z-0059].
  2. SB 5401 - Concerning the ability of the department of social and health services, the department of early learning, and the health care authority to establish and enforce debts against vendors who attempt to avoid responsibility for satisfying overpayment debts by creating new entities.
  3. Enforcement powers of the Office of Financial Recovery [Z-0060].
  4. SB 5403 - Concerning the enforcement powers of the office of financial recovery.
  5. SB 5279 - Limiting use of public assistance benefits.
  6. SB 5157 - Regulating provision of child care.

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

Committee Meeting Documents
Note: Documents are not available online until the meeting has begun.


Human Services & Corrections* -  01/22/13  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 2/15/2013 at 4:10 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. Resident maintenance [Z-0017].
  2. 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.
  3. Introduction of contraband into or possession of contraband in a secure facility [Z-0120].
  4. SB 5404 - Concerning the introduction of contraband into or possession of contraband in a secure facility.
  5. Public records exemption for certain Department of Corrections database information [Z-0263].
  6. SB 5810 - Concerning security threat group information.
  7. HIV testing of offenders [Z-0262].

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

Committee Meeting Documents
Note: Documents are not available online until the meeting has begun.


Human Services & Corrections* -  01/24/13  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/22/2013 at 5:14 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5147 - Concerning juveniles and runaway children.
  2. SB 5221 - Requiring notification of release of a person following dismissal of charges based on incompetence to stand trial.
  3. SB 5153 - Concerning transfers of clients between regional support networks.

Executive:  SB 5147 - Concerning juveniles and runaway children.

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

Committee Meeting Documents
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Human Services & Corrections* -  01/28/13  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/24/2013 at 9:27 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5234 - Improving behavioral health services provided to adults in Washington state.
  2. SB 5235 - Modifying the requirements for purchase of care for Indian children.
  3. SB 5118 - Addressing access to original birth certificates after adoption finalization.
  4. SB 5163 - Requiring that child protective service workers be licensed as social workers and bonded.
  5. SB 5170 - Implementing a recommendation of the sunshine committee.

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

Committee Meeting Documents
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Human Services & Corrections* -  01/29/13  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/28/2013 at 2:04 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5122 - Concerning patient and staff safety at state hospitals.
  2. SB 5150 - Creating a task force to examine reform of the mental health system.
  3. SB 5151 - Authorizing criminal defendants to plead "guilty and mentally ill."
  4. SB 5176 - Addressing criminal incompetency and civil commitment.

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

Committee Meeting Documents
Note: Documents are not available online until the meeting has begun.


Human Services & Corrections* -  01/31/13  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/30/2013 at 2:52 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5105 - Asserting conditions under which the department of corrections provides rental vouchers to a registered sex offender (Hearing is on the proposed substitute).
  2. SB 5140 - Limiting alternatives to confinement for certain offenders who violate terms of community custody.
  3. SB 5177 - Creating an office of corrections ombuds.
  4. SB 5175 - Concerning sexual assault protection orders.

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

Committee Meeting Documents
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Law & Justice* -  01/16/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/15/2013 at 5:06 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5022 - Changing retail theft with extenuating circumstances to retail theft with special circumstances.
  2. SB 5021 - Changing the crime of riot to the crime of criminal mischief.
  3. SB 5046 - Modifying the mandatory retirement provision for district judges.

Work Session:  Reliability of informant testimony.

Other business.

Committee Meeting Documents
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Law & Justice* -  01/18/13  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/11/2013 at 9:47 AM

Work Session:  
  1. Binge drinking on college campuses.
  2. College DUI courts.

Public Hearing:  SB 5023 - Providing for college DUI courts.

Other business.

Committee Meeting Documents
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Law & Justice* -  01/21/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/17/2013 at 8:43 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5010 - Establishing that courts may order an offender to refrain from the consumption of marijuana as a part of community custody conditions.
  2. SB 5020 - Modifying indigent defense provisions.

Work Session:  I-502 implementation and rule making.

Executive Session:  
  1. SB 5021 - Changing the crime of riot to the crime of criminal mischief.
  2. SB 5022 - Changing retail theft with extenuating circumstances to retail theft with special circumstances.
  3. SB 5046 - Modifying the mandatory retirement provision for district judges.

Other business.

Committee Meeting Documents
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Law & Justice* -  01/23/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/22/2013 at 9:27 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5058 - Concerning assault of a corrections officer, law enforcement officer, or other employee of a law enforcement agency.
  2. SB 5014 - Limiting the power of eminent domain.
  3. SB 5015 - Including a child fourteen or younger in the aggravated first degree murder provisions.
  4. SB 5069 - Increasing the number of superior court judges in Benton and Franklin counties jointly.
  5. SB 5052 - Increasing the number of superior court judges in Whatcom county.

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

Committee Meeting Documents
Note: Documents are not available online until the meeting has begun.


Law & Justice* -  01/25/13  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/17/2013 at 8:58 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5031 - Requiring actions for damage to real property resulting from construction, alteration, or repair on adjacent property to be commenced within two years after the property owner first discovered or reasonably should have discovered the damage.
  2. SJR 8203 - Amending the state Constitution to allow a reasonable suspicion standard in certain searches of students on school grounds.
  3. SB 5064 - Concerning persons sentenced for offenses committed prior to reaching eighteen years of age.
  4. SB 5053 - Modifying vehicle prowling provisions.

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

Committee Meeting Documents
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Law & Justice -  01/28/13  1:30 pm

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5059 - Concerning the crime of rendering criminal assistance.
  2. SB 5067 - Concerning will provisions after a testator's marriage or domestic partnership is dissolved, invalidated, or terminated.
  3. SB 5136 - Concerning electronic presentment of claims against the state arising out of tortious conduct.
  4. SB 5135 - Concerning judicial proceedings and forms.

Executive:  SB 5052 - Increasing the number of superior court judges in Whatcom county.

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

Committee Meeting Documents
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Law & Justice* -  01/30/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/29/2013 at 3:54 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5102 - Concerning veterinarian immunity from liability when reporting suspected animal cruelty.
  2. SB 5100 - Addressing the statute of limitations for sexual abuse against a child. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  3. SB 5048 - Concerning notice against trespass.
  4. SB 5149 - Concerning crimes against pharmacies.

Executive Session:  SB 5010 - Establishing that courts may order an offender to refrain from the consumption of marijuana as a part of community custody conditions.

The proposed substitute is available from committee staff or on the committee's website, http://www.leg.wa.gov/Senate/Committees/LAW/Pages/default.aspx, as soon as they are available. Other business.

Committee Meeting Documents
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Natural Resources & Parks -  01/22/13  1:30 pm

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

Work Session:  State Parks operations & budget update.

Public Hearing:  
  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.

Other business.

Committee Meeting Documents
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Natural Resources & Parks* -  01/24/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/18/2013 at 4:30 PM

Work Session:  Discover Pass implementation update.

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5080 - Regarding access to the department of natural resources' recreation sites.
  2. SB 5084 - Concerning discounted discovery passes for disabled veterans.
  3. SB 5097 - Allowing spouses to combine volunteer hours for purposes of receiving a complimentary discover pass.

Other business.

Committee Meeting Documents
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Natural Resources & Parks -  01/29/13  1:30 pm

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

Work Session:  Implementation of the Wolf Conservation & Management Plan.

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5079 - Providing compensation for damage to livestock caused by wolves.
  2. SB 5187 - Protecting livestock against predator attacks.
  3. SB 5188 - Addressing imminent threats to commercial livestock caused by wolves.
  4. SB 5193 - Concerning large wild carnivore conflict management.

Other business.

Committee Meeting Documents
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Natural Resources & Parks* -  01/31/13  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/28/2013 at 4:14 PM

Work Session:  Elk management & agricultural damage.

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5212 - Expanding membership of the Washington state horse park authority.
  2. SB 5137 - Concerning department of fish and wildlife license suspensions.
  3. SB 5081 - Regarding unlawful trade in shark fins.

Other business.

Committee Meeting Documents
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Trade & Economic Development -  01/22/13  8:00 am

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

Work Session on the State's Economy:  
  1. Economic Climate Study - Economic and Revenue Forecast Council.
  2. State of the State Economy - Employment Security Department's Labor Market and Economic Analysis Branch.
  3. Economic and Revenue Outlook - Economic and Revenue and Forecast Council.

Other business.

Committee Meeting Documents
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Trade & Economic Development* -  01/24/13  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/23/2013 at 3:59 PM

Work Session on Trade Development:  
  1. Export Assistance - Department of Commerce.
  2. Export Finance - Export Finance Assistance Center of Washington & Federal Export-Import Bank.
  3. Report of Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Trade Policy.

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.

Committee Meeting Documents
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Trade & Economic Development* -  01/29/13  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/28/2013 at 9:45 AM

Work Session:  Washington Economic Development Commission Presentations:
  1. Comprehensive Statewide Economic Development Strategy.
  2. Measuring the performance of state economic development programs.
  3. Getting more value out of economic development programs and priorities.


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.

Committee Meeting Documents
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Trade & Economic Development -  01/31/13  8:00 am

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

Work Session:  Trade development organizations on international competitiveness.

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.

Committee Meeting Documents
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Transportation* -  01/16/13  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/15/2013 at 1:12 PM

Work Session:  Committee introductions:
  1. Co-Chairs introductions.
  2. Committee member introductions.
  3. Committee operating procedures.
  4. Committee staff introductions.




Committee Meeting Documents
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Transportation* -  01/21/13  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/21/2013 at 2:24 PM

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. SB 5003 - Reducing the cost of transportation projects by providing a sales and use tax exemption.
  2. SB 5095 - Providing proof of financial responsibility for motor vehicle operation.

Work Session:  State agency introductions:
  1. Washington Transportation Commission.
  2. Washington State Department of Transportation.
  3. Department of Licensing.
  4. Washington State Patrol.
  5. Washington Traffic Safety Commission.




Committee Meeting Documents
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Transportation -  01/22/13  3:30 pm

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

Work Session:  Local government transportation issues:
  1. Agency introductions.
    1. Transportation Improvement Board.
    2. County Road Administration Board.
    3. Freight Mobility Strategic Investment Board.
    4. Washington State Department of Transportation Highways & Local Programs.
    5. Metropolitan and Regional Transportation Planning Organizations.
  2. Introduction to city and county transportation issues.




Committee Meeting Documents
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Transportation -  01/23/13  3:30 pm

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

Work Session:  Office of Financial Management introductions:
  1. Governor Gregoire's proposed 2013-2015 transportation budget.
  2. Attainment Report summary.




Committee Meeting Documents
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Transportation -  01/24/13  3:30 pm

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

Work Session:  Tolling program update - Washington State Department of Transportation.



Committee Meeting Documents
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Transportation* -  01/29/13  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/24/2013 at 5:32 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5152 - Creating Seattle Sounders FC and Seattle Seahawks special license plates.
  2. SB 5030 - Extending the Chinook scenic byway.
  3. SB 5086 - Establishing a joint safety rest area demonstration project.
  4. SB 5066 - Authorizing certain local authorities to establish maximum speed limits on certain nonarterial highways.
  5. SB 5274 - Concerning private motorcycle skills education programs.
  6. SJM 8001 - Requesting that Interstate 5 be named the "Purple Heart Trail."

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

Committee Meeting Documents
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Transportation -  01/30/13  3:30 pm

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5051 - Authorizing online driver's education for the classroom portion of traffic safety education courses.
  2. SB 5093 - Concerning a transportation benefit district vehicle fee.
  3. SB 5161 - Authorizing certain eligible family members of United States armed forces members who died while in service or as a result of service to apply for gold star license plates.
  4. SB 5050 - Authorizing tow truck operators to carry passengers in a vehicle attached to a flatbed tow truck under certain situations.

Work Session:  Driver's license updates- Department of Licensing:
  1. Driver training school- driver's license testing.
  2. REAL ID.
  3. New federal commercial driver's license requirements.


Executive:  
  1. SB 5152 - Creating Seattle Sounders FC and Seattle Seahawks special license plates.
  2. SB 5030 - Extending the Chinook scenic byway.
  3. SJM 8001 - Requesting that Interstate 5 be named the "Purple Heart Trail."

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

Committee Meeting Documents
Note: Documents are not available online until the meeting has begun.


Transportation* -  01/31/13  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/24/2013 at 5:36 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5141 - Allowing motorcycles to stop and proceed through traffic control signals under certain conditions.
  2. SB 5142 - Incorporating motorcycles into certain transportation planning.
  3. SB 5143 - Limiting mandatory motorcycle helmet use to persons under the age of eighteen.
  4. SB 5263 - Concerning motorcycles overtaking and passing pedestrians and bicyclists.

Work Session:  "Council on State Debt" proposal- impacts on state transportation financing (Office of State Treasurer).

Possible executive session on bills heard in committee. Other business. Public hearing limited to 90 minutes.

Committee Meeting Documents
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Ways & Means* -  01/16/13  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/11/2013 at 3:17 PM

Work Session:  
  1. Operating Budget Overview.
  2. The State Budget and Accounting Act: Rumors, Myths, and Facts.
  3. Capital Budget Overview.

Other business.

Committee Meeting Documents
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Ways & Means* -  01/21/13  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/21/2013 at 8:18 AM

Work Session:  
  1. Higher Education Operating Budget Overview.
    1. Maria Hovde, Fiscal Analyst, Senate Ways & Means Committee.
  2. State Need Grant and College Bound.
    1. Rachelle Sharpe, Director, Student Financial Assistance, Washington Student Achievement Council.
    2. Mason Burley, Senior Research Associate, Washington State Institute for Public Policy.
  3. Guaranteed Education Tuition (GET) Program and Legislative Advisory Committee to the GET Committee.
    1. Don Bennett, Executive Director, Washington State Achievement Council.
    2. Maria Hovde, Fiscal Analyst, Senate Ways and Means Committee.
  4. Higher Education Stakeholders' Perspectives.
    1. Community and Technical Colleges.
    2. Four Year Institutions.

Other business.

Committee Meeting Documents
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Ways & Means* -  01/22/13  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/22/2013 at 8:55 AM

Work Session:  
  1. K-12 Budget Overview:
    1. Elise Greef, Fiscal Analyst, Senate Ways & Means.
  2. K-12 Policies and Student Outcomes:
    1. Dr. Marguerite Roza, Research Associate Professor, Georgetown University & Center for Reinventing Public Education (CRPE).
    2. Steve Aos, Director, and Annie Penucci, Associate Director, Washington State Institute for Public Policy (WSIPP).
  3. K-12 Partners:
    1. Frank Ordway, Director of Government Relations, League of Education Voters (LEV).
    2. Randy Parr, Budget Analyst-Lobbyist, Olympia Policy Center and the Washington Education Association (WEA).
    3. Doug Nelson, Government Relations Director, PSE/SEIU 1948.
    4. Dave Powell, Government Affairs Director, Stand for Children - Washington.
    5. Marie Sullivan, Government Relations Director, Washington State School Directors' Association (WSSDA).
    6. Dan Steele, Assistant Executive Director of Governmental Relations, Washington Association of School Administrators (WASA).

Other business.

Committee Meeting Documents
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Ways & Means* -  01/23/13  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/23/2013 at 8:18 AM

Work Session:  
  1. Low Income Budget Overview.
    1. Michael Bezanson, Fiscal Analyst, Senate Ways & Means Committee.
  2. Affordable Care Act (ACA):
    1. Michael Bezanson, Fiscal Analyst, Senate Ways & Means Committee.
    2. Nathan Johnson, Division Director of Policy, Health Care Authority (HCA).
    3. Washington State Hospital Association.
    4. Tim Layton, Senior Director of Legislative, Regulatory, and Legal Affairs, Washington State Medical Association.
    5. Richard Onizuka, CEO, Washington Health Benefit Exchange.
  3. Hospital Safety Net Assessment:
    1. Sandy Stith, Hospital Finance Officer, Health Care Authority (HCA).
    2. Washington State Hospital Association.

Other business.

Committee Meeting Documents
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Ways & Means* -  01/24/13  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/24/2013 at 8:26 AM

Work Session:  
  1. Overview of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Working Connections Child Care (WCCC) programs:
    1. Jenny Greenlee, Fiscal Analyst, Senate Ways & Means Committee.
    2. David Stillman, Assistant Secretary for the Economic Services Administration, Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS).
    3. Bob McLellen, Senior Assistant Director for Licensing Oversight, Department of Early Learning.
  2. Overview of Aged, Blind, or Disabled (ABD) and Housing Essential Needs (HEN) programs:
    1. Jenny Greenlee, Fiscal Analyst, Senate Ways & Means Committee.
    2. David Stillman, Assistant Secretary for the Economic Services Administration, Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS).
    3. Dan McConnon, Deputy Director for Community Services and Housing, Department of Commerce.

Other business.

Committee Meeting Documents
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Ways & Means* -  01/28/13  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/25/2013 at 4:32 PM

Work Session:  
  1. State Employee Compensation Budget Issues:
    1. Brief Overview of State Employees, Health Benefits and Pensions.
    2. Review of Collective Bargaining Results and Governor Gregoire's Compensation Proposals.
    3. State of the State's Pension Systems.
    4. Investment Outlook.
  2. Contracting of State Services:
    1. Update on SB 5931 - Central Service Agency Consolidation & Contracting.
    2. Update on Performance-Based Contracting of Child Welfare Services.

Other business.

Committee Meeting Documents
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Ways & Means* -  01/29/13  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/28/2013 at 5:48 PM

Work Session - Long Term Care and Developmental Disabilities::  
  1. Overview of Long Term Care and Developmental Disabilities program.
  2. Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS): Governor's Budget Proposal.
  3. Stakeholders.

Other business.

Committee Meeting Documents
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Ways & Means* -  01/30/13  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/24/2013 at 10:21 AM

Public Hearing:  
  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 5103 - Concerning grants for community outdoor and indoor athletic facilities.
  3. SB 5132 - Concerning the disclosure of estimated debt service costs.
  4. SB 5138 - Creating a council on state debt.

Work Session:  Capital Budget Overview.

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

Committee Meeting Documents
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Ways & Means* -  01/31/13  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/30/2013 at 2:31 PM

Work Session:  
  1. Corrections Overview.
  2. Criminal Justice Trends and Cost Effectiveness.
  3. Agency key issues and recommendations.
  4. Stakeholders - key issues and recommendations.
  5. Fiscal Impact of State Tort Liability.

Other business.

Committee Meeting Documents
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Joint, Select & Other Committees

Junior Taxing Districts, Municipal Corps & Local Gov Finance, Jt Select Comm Legislative Audit & Review Committee, Joint
Statute Law Committee Transportation, Joint Committee

Junior Taxing Districts, Municipal Corps & Local Gov Finance, Jt Select Comm -  01/07/13  10:00 am

Full Committee
(360) 786-7258
House Hearing Rm A
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  
  1. Committee roundtable discussion on received county and city revenue comments.
  2. Committee roundtable discussion on received public comments regarding the potential recommendations framework of December 3, 2012, and adopted recommendations of December 11, 2012.
  3. Consideration of additional Committee recommendations.
  4. Identification of future Committee tasks.
  5. Other business.





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Legislative Audit & Review Committee, Joint* -  01/23/13  12:00 pm

I-900 Subcommittee
(360) 786-5187
Senate Hearing Rm 4
J.A. Cherberg Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 1/21/2013 at 11:26 AM

Agenda:  
  1. State Auditor's Office – Washington State Ferries: Vessel Construction Costs.
  2. State Auditor's Office – Initiative 1163: Long-Term Care Worker Certification Requirements.





Legislative Audit & Review Committee, Joint* -  01/23/13  6:00 pm

Full Committee
(360) 786-5171
Senate Hearing Rm 4
J.A. Cherberg Building
Olympia, WA

MEETING CANCELLED.



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Statute Law Committee -  01/10/13  12:00 pm

Full Committee
(360) 786-6997
House Rules Room
Legislative Building
Olympia, WA

Agenda:  
  1. Election of a chair and vice-chair.
  2. Discussion and resolution of a gender-neutral bill draft.





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Transportation, Joint Committee -  01/09/13  10:00 am

Full Committee
(360) 786-7313
Senate Hearing Rm 1
J.A. Cherberg Building
Olympia, WA

Agenda:  
  1. Present final draft JTC study reports.
  2. CRC Oversight Subcommittee summary and project update.
  3. Automated traffic safety cameras in construction zones.
  4. OFM report on ferry performance measures.
  5. DOL report on specialized license plates.
  6. Present Transportation Resource Manual.
  7. State Auditor's Office (SAO) report on ferry construction performance audits.
  8. Adjourn.





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