Agenda for January 2014

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* -  01/14/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/10/2014 at 11:24 AM

Work Session:  Skagit Conservation District's farms, fish, and floods initiative.





Agriculture & Natural Resources* -  01/16/14  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/15/2014 at 9:18 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2099 - Extending the expiration date for reporting requirements on timber purchases.
  2. HB 2126 - Creating the community forest trust account.





Agriculture & Natural Resources* -  01/17/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/13/2014 at 2:19 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2143 - Regarding genetically modified finfish.
  2. HB 1827 - Concerning pass-through wholesale food distributors.
  3. HB 2251 - Concerning fish barrier removals.





Agriculture & Natural Resources* -  01/21/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/17/2014 at 7:23 AM

Work Session:  China's suspension of shellfish imports from Washington.

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2243 - Encouraging private landowners to allow public access to their land.
  2. HB 2354 - Extending the dairy inspection program assessment expiration date.
  3. HB 2405 - Regarding hemp as a component of commercial animal feed.





Agriculture & Natural Resources* -  01/23/14  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/21/2014 at 3:03 PM

Work Session:  Recent water law developments.

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2458 - Concerning invasive species.
  2. HB 2459 - Ensuring hunter safety.
  3. HB 2460 - Regarding fish and wildlife law enforcement.

Executive Session:  
  1. HB 2099 - Extending the expiration date for reporting requirements on timber purchases.
  2. HB 2126 - Creating the community forest trust account.
  3. HB 1135 - Concerning the annual gross sales limits for cottage food operations.





Agriculture & Natural Resources -  01/24/14  12:00 pm

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

Work Session:  Environmental Science Education Curriculum - A briefing on Science Education Outside the Classroom.





Agriculture & Natural Resources* -  01/24/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/17/2014 at 7:26 AM

Work Session:  Declining bee populations.

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2103 - Specifying recovery for fire damages to public or private forested lands.
  2. HB 2427 - Addressing wildfires caused by incendiary devices.
  3. HB 2261 - Concerning the use of science to support significant agency actions.

Executive Session:  
  1. HB 1827 - Concerning pass-through wholesale food distributors.
  2. HB 2251 - Concerning fish barrier removals.





Agriculture & Natural Resources* -  01/28/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/24/2014 at 10:44 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2457 - Concerning derelict and abandoned vessels.
  2. HB 2574 - Making alterations to the years applicable to earning the right of first refusal to purchase a geoduck diver license in 2015.

Executive Session:  
  1. HB 2354 - Extending the dairy inspection program assessment expiration date.
  2. HB 2405 - Regarding hemp as a component of commercial animal feed.





Agriculture & Natural Resources* -  01/30/14  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/29/2014 at 4:25 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2454 - Developing a water quality trading program in Washington.
  2. HB 2517 - Concerning wildlife conflict funding to encourage proactive measures.

Executive Session:  
  1. HB 2458 - Concerning invasive species.
  2. HB 2459 - Ensuring hunter safety.
  3. HB 2460 - Regarding fish and wildlife law enforcement.





Agriculture & Natural Resources* -  01/31/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/30/2014 at 11:39 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2493 - Concerning current use valuation for land primarily used for commercial horticultural purposes.
  2. HB 2584 - Allowing prepayment of the penalty for removal of land from the farm and agricultural land current use property tax classification.
  3. HB 2717 - Clarifying that sheep blood is not a component of sheep processing waste.

Executive Session:  
  1. HB 2427 - Addressing wildfires caused by incendiary devices.
  2. HB 2261 - Concerning the use of science to support significant agency actions.
  3. HB 2517 - Concerning wildlife conflict funding to encourage proactive measures.
  4. HB 1827 - Concerning pass-through wholesale food distributors.





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Appropriations* -  01/13/14  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/13/2014 at 11:07 AM

Public Hearing:  HB 2185 - Making 2014 supplemental operating appropriations.





Appropriations* -  01/14/14  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/13/2014 at 5:35 PM

Work Session:  
  1. Office of Financial Management presentation of the Governor's 2014 Supplemental Operating Budget.
  2. Governor's proposal regarding purchasing behavioral health services.
  3. Governor's proposed State Health Care Innovation Plan.
  4. Children's Long-term Inpatient Program changes.





Appropriations -  01/16/14  3:30 pm

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

Work Session:  Update on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act in Washington State.
  1. Medicaid expansion.
  2. Health benefits exchange.






Appropriations* -  01/21/14  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/17/2014 at 8:33 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2407 - Correcting 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 a different state retirement system.
  2. HB 2437 - Clarifying employee eligibility for benefits from the public employees' benefits board and conforming the eligibility provisions with federal law.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. SHB 1635 - Concerning disproportionate share hospital adjustments.
  2. SHB 2002 - Modifying snowmobile license fees.
  3. HB 2029 - Eliminating economic development-related agencies, boards, and commissions.
  4. HB 2407 - Correcting 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 a different state retirement system.
  5. HB 2437 - Clarifying employee eligibility for benefits from the public employees' benefits board and conforming the eligibility provisions with federal law.





Appropriations* -  01/23/14  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/22/2014 at 5:49 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SHB 1072 - Creating the agricultural labor skills and safety grant program.
  2. HB 2408 - Removing the statutory provision that allows members of plan 3 of the public employees' retirement system, school employees' retirement system, and teachers' retirement system to select a new contribution rate option each year.
  3. HB 2436 - Creating the public employees' benefits board benefits account.
  4. HB 2456 - Correcting the expiration date of a definition of firefighter.





Appropriations* -  01/27/14  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/24/2014 at 2:28 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2479 - Placing restrictions on retired law enforcement officers and firefighters employed in certain public positions.
  2. HB 2485 - Addressing survivor benefits from the public employees' retirement system for survivors of members in registered domestic partnerships prior to December 2012.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. SHB 1072 - Creating the agricultural labor skills and safety grant program.
  2. HB 2408 - Removing the statutory provision that allows members of plan 3 of the public employees' retirement system, school employees' retirement system, and teachers' retirement system to select a new contribution rate option each year.
  3. HB 2436 - Creating the public employees' benefits board benefits account.
  4. HB 2456 - Correcting the expiration date of a definition of firefighter.





Appropriations* -  01/28/14  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/24/2014 at 2:30 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2474 - Creating the save toward a retirement today retirement savings plan.
  2. HB 2577 - Creating an optional life annuity benefit for plan 2 members of the law enforcement officers' and firefighters' retirement system.

Possible Executive Session:  SHB 1574 - Establishing a fee for certification for the residential services and supports program to cover investigative costs.





Appropriations* -  01/30/14  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/28/2014 at 8:50 AM

Work Session:  
  1. Early Childhood Education Presentation by the Gates Foundation.
  2. Early Childhood Education for Low-Income Students: Review of the Evidence and Benefit-Cost Analysis.
  3. Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and Working Connections Child Care.





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Appropriations Subcommittee on Education -  01/15/14  3:30 pm

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

Work Session:  
  1. Update on the K-12 Dropout Reengagement Program.
  2. Update on the Technical Incentive Funding Model Task Force.
  3. Overview of the Final Recommendations from the Joint Task Force on Child Care Improvements for the Future.





Appropriations Subcommittee on Education -  01/22/14  3:30 pm

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

Public Hearing:  HB 2207 - Eliminating the reduction in state basic education funding that occurs in counties with federal forest lands.

Work Session:  
  1. Spending update on additional institutional funding as appropriated in the 2013-15 Operating Budget.
  2. Update on the expansion of the Transitional Bilingual Instruction Program to include services for exited students.





Appropriations Subcommittee on Education -  01/24/14  12:00 pm

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

Work Session:  Environmental Science Education Curriculum - A briefing on Science Education Outside the Classroom.





Appropriations Subcommittee on Education* -  01/29/14  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/29/2014 at 8:51 AM

Work Session:  K-12 Pupil Transportation.

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1709 - Requiring a study to develop a state foreign language education interpreter training program.
  2. HB 1815 - Assuring that education-related information is appropriately provided to parents with diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds.
  3. HB 2553 - Authorizing competitive grants to persistently lowest-achieving schools to implement models of family and community engagement.
  4. HB 2554 - Expanding the urban school turnaround initiative.

Possible Executive Session:  HB 2207 - Eliminating the reduction in state basic education funding that occurs in counties with federal forest lands.





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Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government & Information Technology -  01/15/14  3:30 pm

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

Work Session:  
  1. Office of the Chief Information Officer and Consolidated Technology Services.
    1. State Data Center Business Plan and Migration Schedule.
    2. Information Technology Priority Ranking.
  2. Update on the Washington State Patrol's plan to move its data center equipment into the State Data Center.
  3. Overview by the Administrative Office of the Courts on technology funding for the judicial branch.
  4. Update on the Attorney General's Office pilot project for personal computer acquisition and replacement.





Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government & Information Technology -  01/22/14  3:30 pm

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

Work Session:  Department of Corrections.
  1. Overview of capacity and current populations.
  2. Briefing on agency reports and implementation of budget provisos.
  3. Update on implementation of proposals from the 2013-15 Operating Budget.
  4. Update on implementation of changes from 2E2SSB 6204 (2012) and its impacts on the community supervision and violator populations.






Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government & Information Technology* -  01/29/14  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/23/2014 at 8:20 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SHB 1438 - Concerning de facto changes in water rights for irrigation purposes that involved conversion to more efficient irrigation technologies.
  2. ESHB 1651 - Concerning access to juvenile records.
  3. HB 2125 - Removing the requirements that all fines collected be credited to the Washington horse racing commission class C purse fund account.
  4. HB 2156 - Waiving the penalty for failure to comply with the display requirements for the discover pass, day-use permit, or vehicle access pass.
  5. HB 2307 - Concerning the minority and women's business enterprises account.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. SHB 1438 - Concerning de facto changes in water rights for irrigation purposes that involved conversion to more efficient irrigation technologies.
  2. ESHB 1651 - Concerning access to juvenile records.
  3. HB 2125 - Removing the requirements that all fines collected be credited to the Washington horse racing commission class C purse fund account.
  4. HB 2156 - Waiving the penalty for failure to comply with the display requirements for the discover pass, day-use permit, or vehicle access pass.
  5. HB 2307 - Concerning the minority and women's business enterprises account.





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Appropriations Subcommittee on Health & Human Services -  01/15/14  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. Health care initiatives:
    1. The Washington State Health Care Innovation Plan.
    2. HealthPath Washington.
    3. Medicaid plan choice.
    4. Developmental screenings.





Appropriations Subcommittee on Health & Human Services -  01/22/14  3:30 pm

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

Work Session:  
  1. Access to behavioral health services among state funded health and human service programs serving children and youth.
  2. Overview of behavioral health services for children and youth provided by state health and human service programs.
  3. Report on strategies, timelines, and costs for increasing the use of evidence-based and research-based practices for children and youth.
  4. Community perspectives on strengths and challenges of current behavioral health services available to children and youth.





Appropriations Subcommittee on Health & Human Services* -  01/29/14  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/24/2014 at 11:15 AM

Work Session:  
  1. Update on Medicaid Prescription Drug Cost Containment.
  2. Update on the Medicaid Emergency Room Best Practices Initiative.
  3. Update on the Health Technology Assessment Program.
  4. Update on Electronic Medical Records.
  5. Update on the Work of the Bree Collaborative.





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Business & Financial Services -  01/14/14  10:00 am

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1402 - Adopting the insurer state of entry model act.
  2. HB 2135 - Addressing the regulation of service contracts and protection product guarantees.
  3. HB 2136 - Addressing the regulation of service contracts and protection product guarantees.
  4. HB 2140 - Concerning credit unions' mergers.

Possible Executive Session:  HB 1402 - Adopting the insurer state of entry model act.





Business & Financial Services -  01/15/14  1:30 pm

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2134 - Addressing the notice given to owners of life insurance policies about alternative transactions.
  2. HB 2082 - Regulating life insurance policies.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. HB 2135 - Addressing the regulation of service contracts and protection product guarantees.
  2. HB 2136 - Addressing the regulation of service contracts and protection product guarantees.
  3. HB 2140 - Concerning credit unions' mergers.





Business & Financial Services* -  01/17/14  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/13/2014 at 5:50 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1572 - Addressing nonprofit debt adjusters.
  2. HB 2141 - Addressing banks and trust companies.
  3. HB 2023 - Allowing crowdfunding for certain small securities offerings.
  4. HB 2211 - Addressing surplus lines of insurance.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. HB 2134 - Addressing the notice given to owners of life insurance policies about alternative transactions.
  2. HB 2082 - Regulating life insurance policies.





Business & Financial Services* -  01/21/14  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/17/2014 at 2:58 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2375 - Allowing appraisers to place a lien on property for unpaid balances for services rendered.
  2. HB 2381 - Creating an inactive certification, license, or registration status for real estate appraisers.
  3. HB 2461 - Addressing the financial solvency of insurance companies.
  4. HB 2452 - Addressing nondepository institutions regulated by the department of financial institutions.
  5. HB 2523 - Revising provisions governing money transmitters.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. HB 1572 - Addressing nonprofit debt adjusters.
  2. HB 2023 - Allowing crowdfunding for certain small securities offerings.
  3. HB 2141 - Addressing banks and trust companies.
  4. HB 2211 - Addressing surplus lines of insurance.
  5. HB 2134 - Addressing the notice given to owners of life insurance policies about alternative transactions.





Business & Financial Services* -  01/22/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/17/2014 at 2:14 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2162 - Concerning body art, body piercing, tattooing, and permanent cosmetics.
  2. HB 2370 - Concerning expiration dates related to real estate broker provisions.
  3. HB 2424 - Concerning self-service storage facilities.
  4. HB 2534 - Requiring fingerprint background checks for the licensing of vehicle dealers and security guards.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. HB 2375 - Allowing appraisers to place a lien on property for unpaid balances for services rendered.
  2. HB 2381 - Creating an inactive certification, license, or registration status for real estate appraisers.
  3. HB 2461 - Addressing the financial solvency of insurance companies.
  4. HB 2452 - Addressing nondepository institutions regulated by the department of financial institutions.
  5. HB 2523 - Revising provisions governing money transmitters.
  6. HB 2023 - Allowing crowdfunding for certain small securities offerings.





Business & Financial Services* -  01/24/14  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/22/2014 at 4:06 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2237 - Concerning cosmetology training and licensure requirements.
  2. HB 2448 - Transferring the insurance and financial responsibility program.
  3. HB 2512 - Concerning cosmetology, hair design, barbering, esthetics, and manicuring.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. HB 2162 - Concerning body art, body piercing, tattooing, and permanent cosmetics.
  2. HB 2370 - Concerning expiration dates related to real estate broker provisions.
  3. HB 2375 - Allowing appraisers to place a lien on property for unpaid balances for services rendered.
  4. HB 2424 - Concerning self-service storage facilities.
  5. HB 2461 - Addressing the financial solvency of insurance companies.
  6. HB 2534 - Requiring fingerprint background checks for the licensing of vehicle dealers and security guards.





Business & Financial Services* -  01/28/14  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/24/2014 at 11:30 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2384 - Concerning debt adjusting services.
  2. HB 2385 - Concerning fiduciary duties of debt adjusters.
  3. HB 2670 - Concerning licensure of persons providing debt settlement services.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. HB 2237 - Concerning cosmetology training and licensure requirements.
  2. HB 2448 - Transferring the insurance and financial responsibility program.
  3. HB 2512 - Concerning cosmetology, hair design, barbering, esthetics, and manicuring.
  4. HB 2375 - Allowing appraisers to place a lien on property for unpaid balances for services rendered.
  5. HB 2424 - Concerning self-service storage facilities.
  6. HB 2461 - Addressing the financial solvency of insurance companies.





Business & Financial Services* -  01/29/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/28/2014 at 1:17 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2524 - Concerning manufacturer and new motor vehicle dealer franchise agreements.
  2. HB 2600 - Prohibiting automobile insurers from committing certain unfair practices.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. HB 2237 - Concerning cosmetology training and licensure requirements.
  2. HB 2375 - Allowing appraisers to place a lien on property for unpaid balances for services rendered.
  3. HB 2424 - Concerning self-service storage facilities.
  4. HB 2448 - Transferring the insurance and financial responsibility program.
  5. HB 2461 - Addressing the financial solvency of insurance companies.
  6. HB 2512 - Concerning cosmetology, hair design, barbering, esthetics, and manicuring.
  7. HB 2384 - Concerning debt adjusting services.
  8. HB 2385 - Concerning fiduciary duties of debt adjusters.
  9. HB 2670 - Concerning licensure of persons providing debt settlement services.





Business & Financial Services* -  01/31/14  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/29/2014 at 4:49 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2590 - Concerning sellers of travel.
  2. HB 2713 - Concerning the insurance and financial responsibility program.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. HB 2375 - Allowing appraisers to place a lien on property for unpaid balances for services rendered.
  2. HB 2384 - Concerning debt adjusting services.
  3. HB 2385 - Concerning fiduciary duties of debt adjusters.
  4. HB 2424 - Concerning self-service storage facilities.
  5. HB 2461 - Addressing the financial solvency of insurance companies.
  6. HB 2524 - Concerning manufacturer and new motor vehicle dealer franchise agreements.
  7. HB 2600 - Prohibiting automobile insurers from committing certain unfair practices.
  8. HB 2670 - Concerning licensure of persons providing debt settlement services.
  9. HB 2713 - Concerning the insurance and financial responsibility program.





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Capital Budget -  01/21/14  8:00 am

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2208 - Concerning heavy civil construction projects.
  2. HB 2224 - Concerning the 2013-2015 Supplemental Capital Budget.





Capital Budget* -  01/28/14  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/23/2014 at 4:35 PM

Work Session:  
  1. Department of Corrections capacity options.
  2. Public Works Board response to ESSB 5035, Sec. 7032 proviso related to optimizing federal resources, selecting projects, and setting financing policies for the Public Works Assistance Account program.





Capital Budget* -  01/30/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/28/2014 at 10:22 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2132 - Concerning architectural plans for school construction.
  2. HB 2244 - Restoring resources to the capital budget.
  3. HB 2410 - Creating a competitive equipment assistance grant program to enhance student nutrition in public schools.
  4. HB 2555 - Concerning finalists for design-build contracts.
  5. HJR 4215 - Requiring all revenues from any state taxes levied for the purpose of funding local government public infrastructure to be paid into the state treasury, deposited into the public works assistance account, and used exclusively for funding local government public works projects.

Executive Session:  SHB 1484 - Concerning the public works board.





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Community Development, Housing & Tribal Affairs -  01/14/14  1:30 pm

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

Work Session:  State Repository for Native American History.

Public Hearing:  HB 2080 - Vacating convictions for certain tribal fishing activities.





Community Development, Housing & Tribal Affairs* -  01/16/14  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/10/2014 at 1:16 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. EHB 1287 - Subjecting federally recognized Indian tribes to the same conditions as state and local governments for property owned exclusively by the tribe.
  2. HB 2115 - Concerning the composition of the officer promotion board.
  3. HB 2129 - Concerning veterans' homes.
  4. HB 2130 - Concerning the veterans innovations program.
  5. HB 1286 - Authorizing the sale or exchange of unused department of transportation lands to federally recognized Indian tribes.





Community Development, Housing & Tribal Affairs -  01/17/14  1:30 pm

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

Work Session:  The Urban Indian Experience.

Executive Session:  HB 2080 - Vacating convictions for certain tribal fishing activities.





Community Development, Housing & Tribal Affairs* -  01/21/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/17/2014 at 3:51 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SHB 1590 - Establishing a training program for managers of manufactured housing communities.
  2. HB 2168 - Concerning minimum room area and floor area square footage requirements for single-family residential areas.
  3. HB 2229 - Concerning long-term funding for a state tourism marketing program.
  4. HB 2363 - Concerning home and community-based services programs for dependents of military service members.
  5. HB 2368 - Concerning a surcharge for local homeless housing and assistance.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. HB 1286 - Authorizing the sale or exchange of unused department of transportation lands to federally recognized Indian tribes.
  2. EHB 1287 - Subjecting federally recognized Indian tribes to the same conditions as state and local governments for property owned exclusively by the tribe.
  3. HB 2115 - Concerning the composition of the officer promotion board.
  4. HB 2129 - Concerning veterans' homes.
  5. HB 2130 - Concerning the veterans innovations program.





Community Development, Housing & Tribal Affairs* -  01/23/14  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/17/2014 at 4:21 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2277 - Concerning the Washington state historical society.
  2. HB 2390 - Preserving the integrity of veterans' benefit-related services.
  3. HB 2466 - Concerning Indian tribes and dental health aide therapy services.
  4. HB 2415 - Creating a temporary homeless status certification.
  5. HB 2462 - Giving preferences to housing trust fund projects that involve collaboration between local school districts and housing authorities to help children of low-income families succeed in school.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. HB 1286 - Authorizing the sale or exchange of unused department of transportation lands to federally recognized Indian tribes.
  2. EHB 1287 - Subjecting federally recognized Indian tribes to the same conditions as state and local governments for property owned exclusively by the tribe.
  3. HB 2115 - Concerning the composition of the officer promotion board.
  4. HB 2129 - Concerning veterans' homes.
  5. HB 2130 - Concerning the veterans innovations program.
  6. HB 2368 - Concerning a surcharge for local homeless housing and assistance.





Community Development, Housing & Tribal Affairs* -  01/24/14  1:30 pm

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

MEETING CANCELLED.



Community Development, Housing & Tribal Affairs* -  01/28/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/27/2014 at 3:21 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2558 - Disposing tax foreclosed property to cities for affordable housing purposes.
  2. HB 2650 - Allowing the use of lodging taxes for financing workforce housing.
  3. HB 2416 - Creating a temporary homeless identification card.
  4. HB 2668 - Concerning insurance for enlisted members of the Washington national guard.

Executive Session:  
  1. HB 2277 - Concerning the Washington state historical society.
  2. HB 2390 - Preserving the integrity of veterans' benefit-related services.
  3. HB 2462 - Giving preferences to housing trust fund projects that involve collaboration between local school districts and housing authorities to help children of low-income families succeed in school.
  4. HB 2368 - Concerning a surcharge for local homeless housing and assistance.
  5. HB 2168 - Concerning minimum room area and floor area square footage requirements for single-family residential areas.





Community Development, Housing & Tribal Affairs* -  01/30/14  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/28/2014 at 5:01 PM

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. HB 2229 - Concerning long-term funding for a state tourism marketing program.
  2. HB 2363 - Concerning home and community-based services programs for dependents of military service members.
  3. HB 2668 - Concerning insurance for enlisted members of the Washington national guard.





Community Development, Housing & Tribal Affairs* -  01/31/14  1:30 pm

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

MEETING CANCELLED.



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Early Learning & Human Services -  01/13/14  1:30 pm

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

Work Session:  Family Assessment Response.





Early Learning & Human Services -  01/15/14  8:30 am

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

Work Session:  
  1. Washington State Institute for Public Policy regarding "The Effectiveness of Declining Juvenile Court Jurisdiction."
  2. Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative.





Early Learning & Human Services -  01/16/14  10:00 am

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

Public Hearing:  HB 2165 - Concerning department of early learning fatality reviews.

Work Session:  Overview of the Early Support for Infants and Toddlers program from the Department of Early Learning and the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction.





Early Learning & Human Services* -  01/20/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/16/2014 at 3:02 PM

Public Hearing:  HB 2282 - Changing provisions relating to the early learning advisory council.

Executive Session:  HB 2165 - Concerning department of early learning fatality reviews.

Work Session:  
  1. Washington State Institute of Public Policy cost benefit analysis of early childhood education.
  2. Children's mental health.





Early Learning & Human Services* -  01/22/14  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/21/2014 at 2:09 PM

Public Hearing:  HB 2191 - Concerning compliance with inspections of child care facilities.

Work Session:  Child care licensing.

Executive Session:  HB 2165 - Concerning department of early learning fatality reviews (continued from January 20).





Early Learning & Human Services* -  01/23/14  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/21/2014 at 3:41 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2377 - Concerning improving quality in the early care and education system. (If measure is referred to committee.)
  2. HB 2377 - Improving quality in the early care and education system.

Executive Session:  HB 2282 - Changing provisions relating to the early learning advisory council.





Early Learning & Human Services -  01/27/14  1:30 pm

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2335 - Concerning extended foster care services.
  2. HB 2519 - Concerning early education for children involved in the child welfare system.
  3. HB 2337 - Concerning public-private financing for prevention-focused social services and health care services.





Early Learning & Human Services* -  01/29/14  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/28/2014 at 8:21 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SHB 1594 - Concerning interviewing children in child protective services investigations at children's advocacy centers.
  2. HB 2455 - Concerning placement of certain juveniles arrested for nonfelonious domestic violence.
  3. HB 2535 - Concerning review of licensing, unsupervised access to children, and employment decisions by the children's administration.
  4. HB 2505 - Requiring photo identification on electronic benefit cards.
  5. HB 2582 - Concerning filing a petition seeking termination of parental rights.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. HB 2337 - Concerning public-private financing for prevention-focused social services and health care services.
  2. HB 2335 - Concerning extended foster care services.
  3. HB 2191 - Concerning compliance with inspections of child care facilities.





Early Learning & Human Services* -  01/30/14  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/29/2014 at 11:07 AM

Work Session:  Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation presentation on Early Childhood Education.

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2432 - Concerning long-term planning for developmental disabilities services.
  2. HB 2450 - Concerning employment of persons with disabilities.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. HB 2377 - Improving quality in the early care and education system.
  2. HB 2519 - Concerning early education for children involved in the child welfare system.
  3. SHB 1594 - Concerning interviewing children in child protective services investigations at children's advocacy centers.
  4. HB 2722 - Concerning placement of sixteen and seventeen year olds arrested for domestic violence assault.
  5. HB 2535 - Concerning review of licensing, unsupervised access to children, and employment decisions by the children's administration.
  6. HB 2505 - Requiring photo identification on electronic benefit cards.
  7. HB 2582 - Concerning filing a petition seeking termination of parental rights.





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Education -  01/13/14  1:30 pm

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

Work Session:  
  1. Standards and Assessments for Educational Interpreters for the Deaf: Report from the Professional Educator Standards Board.
  2. Indicators of Educational System Health: Report from the State Board of Education on ESSB 5941.
  3. Quality Education Council: 2014 Report to the Legislature.
  4. Economy and Efficiency Waivers: Report from the State Board of Education.





Education* -  01/15/14  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/10/2014 at 5:04 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2017 - Changing the deadline for notices of nonrenewal of contracts for certificated school employees.
  2. HB 2133 - Maintaining privacy of student educational records.
  3. HB 1709 - Requiring a study to develop a state foreign language education interpreter training program.
  4. HB 1815 - Assuring that education-related information is appropriately provided to parents with diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds.
  5. HB 2200 - Authorizing increased compensation for school directors in districts enrolling twenty thousand or more students.





Education -  01/16/14  10:00 am

Full Committee
Jt. w/  Health Care & Wellness
House Hearing Rm A
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  Promoting health for students in schools.





Education -  01/16/14  11:00 am

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

Work Session:  Expanded Learning Opportunities Through School and Community Partnerships.

Public Hearing:  
  1. 2SHB 1424 - Enhancing the statewide K-12 dropout prevention, intervention, and reengagement system.
  2. HB 2158 - Concerning dropout prevention, intervention, and reengagement activities by educational service districts.





Education -  01/20/14  1:30 pm

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1492 - Concerning waivers from school year requirements for purposes of economy and efficiency.
  2. HB 1735 - Concerning accountability in providing opportunities for certain students to participate in transition services.
  3. HB 2166 - Providing for educational data on students from military families.
  4. HB 2216 - Encouraging the inclusion of local history information in Washington state history and government curriculum.
  5. HB 2217 - Encouraging school districts to work with community partners to improve the utilization of K-12 capital facilities.





Education* -  01/22/14  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/21/2014 at 9:26 AM

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. HB 2017 - Changing the deadline for notices of nonrenewal of contracts for certificated school employees.
  2. HB 1709 - Requiring a study to develop a state foreign language education interpreter training program.
  3. HB 1815 - Assuring that education-related information is appropriately provided to parents with diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds.
  4. 2SHB 1424 - Enhancing the statewide K-12 dropout prevention, intervention, and reengagement system.
  5. HB 2158 - Concerning dropout prevention, intervention, and reengagement activities by educational service districts.

Public Hearing:  HB 2167 - Changing the date by which challenged schools are identified.





Education* -  01/23/14  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/17/2014 at 1:15 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2181 - Authorizing and supporting career and college ready graduation requirements adopted by the state board of education.
  2. HB 1656 - Establishing statewide high school graduation requirements that permit increased flexibility for students to select courses based on their interests and plans.
  3. HB 2242 - Implementing selected education reforms using recommendations from the quality education council's 2014 report to the legislature.
  4. HB 2540 - Establishing career and technical course equivalencies in science and mathematics.
  5. HB 2531 - Changing explicit alternative routes to teacher certification program requirements to expectations for program outcomes.





Education -  01/24/14  12:00 pm

Full Committee
Jt. w/  Appropriations Subcommittee on Education and Agriculture & Natural Resources
House Hearing Rm A
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  Environmental Science Education Curriculum - A briefing on Science Education Outside the Classroom.





Education -  01/27/14  1:30 pm

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

Work Session:  
  1. Educational Opportunity Gap Oversight & Accountability Committee: 2014 Report to the Legislature.
  2. State Board of Health: Health Impact Review of Substitute House Bill 1680 (Closing the Educational Opportunity Gap).

Public Hearing:  
  1. 2SHB 1680 - Implementing strategies to close the educational opportunity gap, based on the recommendations of the educational opportunity gap oversight and accountability committee.
  2. HB 2395 - Establishing a state seal of biliteracy for high school students.
  3. HB 2365 - Concerning paraeducator development.
  4. HB 2373 - Enacting provisions to improve educational outcomes for homeless students.





Education* -  01/29/14  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/28/2014 at 8:20 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2583 - Adding charter school chief executive officers to the list of individuals who may file complaints of unprofessional conduct regarding certificated employees.
  2. HB 2358 - Adopting a definition of professional learning.
  3. HB 2350 - Allowing valid portable background check clearance cards issued by the department of early learning to be used by certain educational employees and their contractors for purposes of their background check requirements.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. HB 1492 - Concerning waivers from school year requirements for purposes of economy and efficiency.
  2. HB 1735 - Concerning accountability in providing opportunities for certain students to participate in transition services.
  3. HB 2166 - Providing for educational data on students from military families.
  4. HB 2216 - Encouraging the inclusion of local history information in Washington state history and government curriculum.
  5. HB 2217 - Encouraging school districts to work with community partners to improve the utilization of K-12 capital facilities.
  6. HB 2540 - Establishing career and technical course equivalencies in science and mathematics.
  7. HB 2133 - Maintaining privacy of student educational records.





Education -  01/30/14  10:00 am

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2276 - Concerning the operation by educational service districts of educational programs for residents of residential schools.
  2. HB 2575 - Requiring that certain teacher assignment and reassignment data be included in data submitted to the office of the superintendent of public instruction.
  3. HB 2402 - Removing the culminating project as a state graduation requirement.
  4. HB 2605 - Making school district policies on restraint or isolation of certain students available to parents and guardians.
  5. HB 2548 - Concerning basic education minimum instructional hours.
  6. HB 2317 - Promoting expanded learning opportunities as a strategy to close the educational opportunity gap and prevent summer learning loss.





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Environment -  01/14/14  10:00 am

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

Work Session:  State Environmental Policy Act: overview and recent developments.

Public Hearing:  HB 2161 - Concerning mitigation fees for traffic impacts imposed under the state environmental policy act.





Environment -  01/15/14  1:30 pm

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

Work Session:  Overview of programs to manage waste in Washington.

Public Hearing:  HB 1579 - Concerning paint stewardship.





Environment* -  01/17/14  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/13/2014 at 12:02 PM

Work Session:  Overview of Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission.

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2151 - Concerning recreational trails.
  2. HB 2225 - Concerning the Milwaukee Road corridor.
  3. HB 2226 - Concerning state parks partnership opportunities.
  4. HB 2227 - Regarding the safety of ski area conveyances.





Environment* -  01/21/14  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/16/2014 at 4:32 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2262 - Concerning the use of science to support significant agency actions.
  2. HB 2246 - Regarding financing for stewardship of mercury-containing lights.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. HB 2225 - Concerning the Milwaukee Road corridor.
  2. HB 2226 - Concerning state parks partnership opportunities.
  3. HB 2227 - Regarding the safety of ski area conveyances.





Environment* -  01/22/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/16/2014 at 12:14 PM

Work Session:  Oil transportation safety: Current state laws and programs.

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2347 - Enhancing the safety of the transportation of oil.
  2. HB 2440 - Modifying the definition of "oil" or "oils."





Environment* -  01/24/14  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/16/2014 at 12:15 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2312 - Involving communities in environmental decision making.
  2. HB 2414 - Concerning water conservation appliances.
  3. HB 2438 - Making technical corrections to various environmental statutes of the department of ecology and the pollution control hearings board.
  4. HB 2439 - Updating specified environmental statutes of the department of ecology to improve efficiency and provide for increased flexibility for local governments.





Environment* -  01/28/14  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/27/2014 at 11:17 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2386 - Designating Washington's shoreline as a state maritime heritage area.
  2. HB 2273 - Concerning public recreational access.
  3. HB 2581 - Regarding on-water dwellings.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. HB 2440 - Modifying the definition of "oil" or "oils."
  2. HB 2262 - Concerning the use of science to support significant agency actions.
  3. HB 2438 - Making technical corrections to various environmental statutes of the department of ecology and the pollution control hearings board.
  4. HB 2439 - Updating specified environmental statutes of the department of ecology to improve efficiency and provide for increased flexibility for local governments.





Environment* -  01/29/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/23/2014 at 10:56 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2294 - Increasing penalties for littering.
  2. HB 2072 - Concerning collected compostable waste.
  3. HB 2478 - Providing technical assistance to achieve voluntary compliance with water pollution control statutes.
  4. HB 2636 - Streamlining statutorily required environmental reports by government entities.





Environment* -  01/31/14  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/29/2014 at 4:26 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2359 - Exempting collectible vehicles from emission test requirements.
  2. HB 2569 - Reducing air pollution associated with diesel emissions.
  3. HB 2654 - Codifying the existence of the climate impacts group without making modifications to its current mission.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. HB 2440 - Modifying the definition of "oil" or "oils."
  2. HB 2246 - Regarding financing for stewardship of mercury-containing lights.
  3. HB 2439 - Updating specified environmental statutes of the department of ecology to improve efficiency and provide for increased flexibility for local governments.
  4. HB 2161 - Concerning mitigation fees for traffic impacts imposed under the state environmental policy act.
  5. HB 1579 - Concerning paint stewardship.
  6. HB 2151 - Concerning recreational trails.
  7. HB 2386 - Designating Washington's shoreline as a state maritime heritage area.
  8. HB 2294 - Increasing penalties for littering.
  9. HB 2636 - Streamlining statutorily required environmental reports by government entities.





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Finance -  01/14/14  8:00 am

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

Work Session:  
  1. Overview of Local Government Finance - Finance Committee Staff.
  2. Report Due to Legislature on Tax Preference Performance Statements - Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee.
  3. Recommendations Due to the Legislature on Improving the Annual Accountability Survey and Report - Department of Revenue.





Finance* -  01/15/14  6:00 pm

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

REVISED on 1/10/2014 at 1:30 PM

Public Hearing:  HB 2198 - Providing tax relief to qualifying patients for purchases of marijuana for medical use.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. SHB 1170 - Modifying the income thresholds for the exemption and deferral property tax relief programs for senior citizens and persons retired because of physical disability.
  2. HB 1634 - Including the value of solar, biomass, and geothermal facilities in the property tax levy limit calculation.
  3. SHB 1960 - Establishing benefit assessment charges for metropolitan park districts.





Finance* -  01/16/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/10/2014 at 3:38 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2118 - Concerning student parking fees collected by school districts.
  2. HB 1156 - Consolidating designated forest lands and open space timber lands for ease of administration.
  3. HB 2204 - Reestablishing the rural county sales and use tax exemption program.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. SHB 1170 - Modifying the income thresholds for the exemption and deferral property tax relief programs for senior citizens and persons retired because of physical disability.
  2. HB 1634 - Including the value of solar, biomass, and geothermal facilities in the property tax levy limit calculation.
  3. SHB 1960 - Establishing benefit assessment charges for metropolitan park districts.





Finance* -  01/21/14  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/16/2014 at 5:01 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2110 - Creating a uniform business and occupation tax rate.
  2. HB 2306 - Concerning current use valuation for farm and agricultural land.
  3. HB 2409 - Delaying the use of existing tax preferences by the marijuana industry to ensure a regulated and safe transition to the controlled and legal marijuana market in Washington.
  4. HB 2345 - Providing greater consistency in how nonprofit tax-exempt property may be used without jeopardizing the property's tax-exempt status.





Finance* -  01/23/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/16/2014 at 5:02 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2201 - Improving fiscal accountability and transparency standards with respect to state tax preferences.
  2. HB 2309 - Providing fairness and flexibility in the payment of property taxes.
  3. HB 2212 - Concerning the creation of cultural access programs.
  4. HB 2349 - Concerning community redevelopment financing in apportionment districts.
  5. HJR 4214 - Providing for community redevelopment financing in apportionment districts.





Finance -  01/28/14  8:00 am

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2418 - Extending the alternative fuel vehicle retail sales and use tax exemption.
  2. HB 2428 - Concerning authorizations of proposals for emergency medical care and service levies.
  3. HB 2446 - Simplifying procedures for obtaining an order for refund of property taxes.





Finance* -  01/30/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/27/2014 at 5:12 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2447 - Concerning a property tax exemption for qualified nonprofit small business incubators that assist in the creation and expansion of innovative small commercial enterprises.
  2. HB 2539 - Simplifying the taxation of amusement, recreation, and physical fitness services.
  3. E2SHB 1437 - Concerning small farms under the current use property tax program for farm and agricultural lands.
  4. SHB 1287 - Subjecting federally recognized Indian tribes to the same conditions as state and local governments for property owned exclusively by the tribe.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. HB 2198 - Providing tax relief to qualifying patients for purchases of marijuana for medical use.
  2. HB 2409 - Delaying the use of existing tax preferences by the marijuana industry to ensure a regulated and safe transition to the controlled and legal marijuana market in Washington.





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Government Accountability & Oversight -  01/13/14  1:30 pm

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

Public Hearing:  Washington State Gambling Commission: State/Tribal Compact Amendment - Lummi Nation.

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2155 - Preventing theft of alcoholic spirits from licensed retailers.
  2. HB 1161 - Concerning sales for resale by retail licensees of liquor.





Government Accountability & Oversight -  01/16/14  10:00 am

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

Executive Session:  
  1. HB 2155 - Preventing theft of alcoholic spirits from licensed retailers.
  2. HB 1161 - Concerning sales for resale by retail licensees of liquor.
  3. HB 1711 - Allowing multiple liquor licenses at the same physical premises.
  4. HB 1742 - Allowing sales of growlers of wine.
  5. HB 1597 - Making marijuana law technical corrections.





Government Accountability & Oversight* -  01/20/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/16/2014 at 7:47 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2098 - Making conforming amendments made necessary by reorganizing and streamlining central service functions, powers, and duties of state government.
  2. HB 2279 - Authorizing alternative sources for the state lottery.
  3. HB 2280 - Authorizing the state lottery to provide scratch tickets as a promotional activity.
  4. HB 2281 - Addressing state lottery efficiency.
  5. HB 2327 - Concerning the sales of growlers of wine or beer.

Executive Session:  
  1. HB 1161 - Concerning sales for resale by retail licensees of liquor.
  2. HB 2155 - Preventing theft of alcoholic spirits from licensed retailers.





Government Accountability & Oversight* -  01/22/14  8:00 am

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

MEETING CANCELLED.



Government Accountability & Oversight* -  01/23/14  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/21/2014 at 7:46 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2364 - Concerning sales by craft and general licensed distilleries of spirits for off-premise consumption and spirits samples for on-premise consumption.
  2. HB 2411 - Creating a tax stamp system for the sale of recreational marijuana.
  3. HB 2302 - Concerning snack bar licenses.
  4. HB 2303 - Encouraging safe and responsible sales of marijuana by authorizing the use of minors in compliance checks and addressing identification and manufacturing.
  5. HB 2305 - Concerning the regulation of alcoholic beverages.

Executive Session:  
  1. HB 1161 - Concerning sales for resale by retail licensees of liquor.
  2. HB 1742 - Allowing sales of growlers of wine.
  3. HB 2098 - Making conforming amendments made necessary by reorganizing and streamlining central service functions, powers, and duties of state government.
  4. HB 2155 - Preventing theft of alcoholic spirits from licensed retailers.
  5. HB 2279 - Authorizing alternative sources for the state lottery.
  6. HB 2280 - Authorizing the state lottery to provide scratch tickets as a promotional activity.
  7. HB 2281 - Addressing state lottery efficiency.





Government Accountability & Oversight* -  01/27/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/24/2014 at 9:05 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2154 - Creating a liquor license for fairs.
  2. HB 2304 - Concerning marijuana processing and retail licenses.
  3. HB 2371 - Concerning the sale of beer by grocery store licensees.
  4. HB 2412 - Addressing license issuance fees imposed on spirits retail licensees.
  5. HB 2490 - Addressing license issuance fees imposed on former contract liquor stores and former state liquor stores.

Executive Session:  
  1. HB 2098 - Making conforming amendments made necessary by reorganizing and streamlining central service functions, powers, and duties of state government.
  2. HB 2155 - Preventing theft of alcoholic spirits from licensed retailers.
  3. HB 2279 - Authorizing alternative sources for the state lottery.
  4. HB 2280 - Authorizing the state lottery to provide scratch tickets as a promotional activity.
  5. HB 2281 - Addressing state lottery efficiency.
  6. HB 2302 - Concerning snack bar licenses.
  7. HB 2303 - Encouraging safe and responsible sales of marijuana by authorizing the use of minors in compliance checks and addressing identification and manufacturing.
  8. HB 2305 - Concerning the regulation of alcoholic beverages.
  9. HB 2364 - Concerning sales by craft and general licensed distilleries of spirits for off-premise consumption and spirits samples for on-premise consumption.
  10. HB 2411 - Creating a tax stamp system for the sale of recreational marijuana.





Government Accountability & Oversight* -  01/29/14  8:00 am

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

MEETING CANCELLED.



Government Accountability & Oversight* -  01/30/14  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/28/2014 at 10:53 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2144 - Concerning the establishment of a dedicated local jurisdiction marijuana fund and the distribution of a specified percentage of marijuana excise tax revenues to local jurisdictions.
  2. HB 2322 - Prohibiting local governments from taking actions preventing or impeding the creation or operation of commercial marijuana businesses licensed by the liquor control board.
  3. HB 2638 - Concerning the establishment of state preemption of laws and ordinances of local governments regarding provisions of the controlled substances act, chapter 69.50 RCW.

Executive Session:  
  1. HB 2155 - Preventing theft of alcoholic spirits from licensed retailers.
  2. HB 2303 - Encouraging safe and responsible sales of marijuana by authorizing the use of minors in compliance checks and addressing identification and manufacturing.





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Government Operations & Elections* -  01/14/14  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/10/2014 at 2:14 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2105 - Promoting transparency in government by requiring public agencies with governing bodies to post their agendas online in advance of meetings.
  2. HB 2121 - Concerning training public officials and employees regarding public records, records management, and open public meetings requirements.
  3. EHB 1279 - Allowing motor voter preregistration for sixteen and seventeen year olds.





Government Operations & Elections* -  01/15/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/13/2014 at 10:18 AM

Public Hearing:  HB 2128 - Creating a public disclosure exemption for global positioning system data that shows the residence of an employee or agent of a criminal justice agency.





Government Operations & Elections -  01/17/14  8:00 am

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1102 - Modifying ballot processing provisions.
  2. HB 2106 - Concerning primaries for county offices.





Government Operations & Elections* -  01/21/14  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/17/2014 at 9:19 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1449 - Making specific prosecution and defense documents and materials exempt from public inspection and copying.
  2. HB 2374 - Making nonsubstantive changes to procurement law.
  3. HB 2473 - Encouraging citizens to serve in the legislature by creating leave provisions for legislative service.

Executive Session:  
  1. HB 1102 - Modifying ballot processing provisions.
  2. EHB 1279 - Allowing motor voter preregistration for sixteen and seventeen year olds.
  3. HB 2105 - Promoting transparency in government by requiring public agencies with governing bodies to post their agendas online in advance of meetings.
  4. HB 2106 - Concerning primaries for county offices.
  5. HB 2121 - Concerning training public officials and employees regarding public records, records management, and open public meetings requirements.





Government Operations & Elections* -  01/22/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/21/2014 at 5:04 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1278 - Concerning prepaid postage for ballot envelopes.
  2. ESHB 1290 - Concerning ballot drop boxes.
  3. HB 1510 - Modifying write-in voting provisions.
  4. HB 2215 - Reconciling election laws.
  5. HB 2263 - Naming the chair and vice chair of state and county political committees.

Executive Session:  
  1. ESHB 1290 - Concerning ballot drop boxes.
  2. HB 1449 - Making specific prosecution and defense documents and materials exempt from public inspection and copying.
  3. HB 2105 - Promoting transparency in government by requiring public agencies with governing bodies to post their agendas online in advance of meetings.
  4. HB 2215 - Reconciling election laws.
  5. HB 2374 - Making nonsubstantive changes to procurement law.
  6. HB 2473 - Encouraging citizens to serve in the legislature by creating leave provisions for legislative service.





Government Operations & Elections* -  01/24/14  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/20/2014 at 11:18 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2202 - Concerning the establishment of an open data policy to facilitate sharing and publication of government data.
  2. HB 2248 - Increasing the number of days allowed to accrue as unused annual leave.
  3. HB 2376 - Exempting agency employee driver's license numbers and identicard numbers from public inspection and copying.

Executive Session:  
  1. HB 1510 - Modifying write-in voting provisions.
  2. HB 2263 - Naming the chair and vice chair of state and county political committees.





Government Operations & Elections -  01/28/14  10:00 am

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2222 - Providing that legal services provided by a licensed attorney are not regulated campaign contributions or expenditures.
  2. HB 2239 - Exempting the identity of a caller to an enhanced 911 emergency communications system from the public records act.
  3. HB 2403 - Exempting portions of certain records containing geographic information systems (GIS) data for sewer mains, water mains, and manholes from public disclosure.
  4. HB 2514 - Eliminating the human resources director.
  5. HB 2515 - Concerning the treatment of population enumeration data, including exempting it from public inspection and copying.





Government Operations & Elections* -  01/29/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/23/2014 at 3:04 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2119 - Designating Palouse falls as the state waterfall.
  2. HB 2387 - Declaring the Ostrea lurida the official oyster of the state of Washington.
  3. HB 2622 - Designating the central Washington state fair as the official state fair.

Executive Session:  
  1. HB 2248 - Increasing the number of days allowed to accrue as unused annual leave.
  2. HB 2376 - Exempting agency employee driver's license numbers and identicard numbers from public inspection and copying.
  3. HB 2202 - Concerning the establishment of an open data policy to facilitate sharing and publication of government data.
  4. HB 2119 - Designating Palouse falls as the state waterfall.
  5. HB 2387 - Declaring the Ostrea lurida the official oyster of the state of Washington.





Government Operations & Elections* -  01/31/14  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/30/2014 at 3:36 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2192 - Promoting economic development through enhancing transparency and predictability of state agency permitting and review processes.
  2. HB 2293 - Adding responsibilities to the duties of the joint administrative rules review committee.
  3. HB 2525 - Providing public funding for supreme court campaigns.
  4. HB 2578 - Exempting from public inspection certain public works proposals and documents.

Executive Session:  
  1. HB 2202 - Concerning the establishment of an open data policy to facilitate sharing and publication of government data.
  2. HB 2403 - Exempting portions of certain records containing geographic information systems (GIS) data for sewer mains, water mains, and manholes from public disclosure.
  3. HB 2514 - Eliminating the human resources director.
  4. HB 2515 - Concerning the treatment of population enumeration data, including exempting it from public inspection and copying.





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Health Care & Wellness -  01/13/14  1:30 pm

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2061 - Clarifying the requirements for health plans offered outside of the exchange.
  2. HB 2127 - Concerning the authority of medical program directors.
  3. HB 2139 - Creating a quality improvement program for the licensees of the medical quality assurance commission.
  4. HB 2148 - Concerning health plan coverage for the voluntary termination of a pregnancy.





Health Care & Wellness -  01/15/14  8:00 am

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

Public Hearing:  HB 2149 - Concerning medical marijuana.





Health Care & Wellness -  01/16/14  10:00 am

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

Work Session:  Promoting health for students in schools.





Health Care & Wellness -  01/16/14  11:00 am

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2108 - Concerning hearing instrument fitter/dispensers.
  2. HB 2153 - Concerning the treatment of eosinophilic gastrointestinal associated disorders.





Health Care & Wellness* -  01/20/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/16/2014 at 2:28 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2321 - Concerning mid-level dental professionals.
  2. HB 2326 - Concerning the prescription of biological products.
  3. HB 2351 - Concerning the practice of out-of-state health care professionals volunteering in Washington.
  4. HB 2467 - Allowing dental benefits to be offered in the Washington state health benefit exchange separately or within a qualified health plan.





Health Care & Wellness* -  01/22/14  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/16/2014 at 1:43 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2315 - Concerning suicide prevention.
  2. HB 2328 - Modifying provisions governing the Washington state health insurance pool.
  3. HB 2339 - Concerning disclosure of health care information.
  4. HB 2451 - Restricting the practice of sexual orientation change efforts.





Health Care & Wellness* -  01/23/14  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/21/2014 at 2:36 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2320 - Concerning adult family homes.
  2. HB 2430 - Concerning athletic trainers.

Executive Session:  
  1. HB 2061 - Clarifying the requirements for health plans offered outside of the exchange.
  2. HB 2108 - Concerning hearing instrument fitter/dispensers.
  3. HB 2127 - Concerning the authority of medical program directors.
  4. HB 2139 - Creating a quality improvement program for the licensees of the medical quality assurance commission.
  5. HB 2148 - Concerning health plan coverage for the voluntary termination of a pregnancy.
  6. HB 2149 - Concerning medical marijuana.
  7. HB 2153 - Concerning the treatment of eosinophilic gastrointestinal associated disorders.
  8. HB 2351 - Concerning the practice of out-of-state health care professionals volunteering in Washington.
  9. ESHB 1773 - Concerning the practice of midwifery.





Health Care & Wellness -  01/27/14  1:30 pm

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2572 - Concerning the effectiveness of health care purchasing and transforming the health care delivery system.
  2. HB 2074 - Concerning fees for health records.
  3. HB 2639 - Concerning state purchasing of mental health and chemical dependency treatment services.





Health Care & Wellness -  01/29/14  8:00 am

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2329 - Creating the breastfeeding-friendly Washington designation.
  2. HB 2544 - Concerning newborn screening.
  3. HB 2570 - Concerning term limits for members of the medical quality assurance commission.
  4. HB 2565 - Concerning a mutual accountability model for clinical practices and healthy behaviors.
  5. HB 2643 - Concerning efforts with private and public partnerships to help produce Washington's healthiest next generation.





Health Care & Wellness -  01/30/14  10:00 am

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2159 - Concerning restoration of funding to in-home care services.
  2. HB 2160 - Allowing physical therapists to perform spinal manipulation.
  3. HB 2310 - Concerning safety equipment for individual providers.
  4. HB 2338 - Requiring a rule-making process to change the scope of practice of a health care profession.
  5. HB 2449 - Addressing long-term care insurance price transparency.





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Higher Education -  01/14/14  10:00 am

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

Work Session:  Higher Education Attainment Goals and Changing Demographics.
  1. The Ten-Year Roadmap for Higher Education: The Washington Student Achievement Council.
  2. Demographic Changes in Higher Education: The Washington Student Achievement Council, the Office of Financial Management, and the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges.
  3. Employers' Needs for Higher Education Qualifications.






Higher Education -  01/15/14  1:30 pm

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

Work Session:  Plans for Expansion to Meet Higher Education Attainment Goals.
  1. Public baccalaureate institutions.






Higher Education* -  01/17/14  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/13/2014 at 8:49 AM

Work Session:  
  1. Plans for Expansion to Meet Higher Education Attainment Goals.
    1. The State Board for Community and Technical Colleges and community and technical college presidents.
    2. Independent Colleges of Washington.
  2. HB 2109 - Concerning the development of residency training programs to recruit and retain primary care physicians in rural and underserved areas of the state.

Public Hearing:  HB 2109 - Concerning the development of residency training programs to recruit and retain primary care physicians in rural and underserved areas of the state. (If measure is referred to committee.)





Higher Education* -  01/21/14  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/20/2014 at 11:25 AM

Public Hearing:  HB 2352 - Establishing an online alternative credit degree program.

Work Session:  Higher Education Performance and Results.
  1. Student Achievement Initiative Results and Incentive Funding: The State Board for Community and Technical Colleges.
  2. Report of the Technical Incentive Funding Model Task Force: Public Baccalaureate Institutions, the Council of Presidents, and the Office of Financial Management.


Executive Session:  HB 2109 - Concerning the development of residency training programs to recruit and retain primary care physicians in rural and underserved areas of the state.





Higher Education* -  01/22/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/21/2014 at 12:58 PM

Work Session:  Higher Education Performance and Results.
  1. Performance Results and Proposals for Public Baccalaureate Institutions.


Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2285 - Requiring a review of institution of higher education policies related to dual credit coursework.
  2. HB 2396 - Addressing barriers for students to participate in the running start program.

Executive Session:  HB 2109 - Concerning the development of residency training programs to recruit and retain primary care physicians in rural and underserved areas of the state.





Higher Education* -  01/24/14  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/20/2014 at 11:10 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2228 - Providing parity of consumer protection procedures for all students attending licensed private vocational schools.
  2. HB 2383 - Integrating career and college readiness standards into K-12 and higher education policies and practices.
  3. HB 2398 - Permitting community colleges that confer applied baccalaureate degrees to confer honorary bachelor of applied science degrees.
  4. HB 2429 - Creating the Washington advance higher education loan program.
  5. HB 2336 - Increasing transparency in higher education by requiring certain departmental budget detail to be available online.
  6. HB 2434 - Authorizing an increase in the total outstanding indebtedness of the higher education facilities authority.





Higher Education* -  01/28/14  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/27/2014 at 8:25 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2612 - Changing provisions relating to the opportunity scholarship.
  2. HB 2443 - Requiring earnings and employment data for completers of higher education degrees, apprenticeships, and certificates awarded by institutions of higher education.
  3. HB 2486 - Addressing the implementation of inmate postsecondary education degree programs to reduce recidivism.
  4. HB 2400 - Concerning mentoring and service learning opportunities in education.

Executive Session:  
  1. HB 2612 - Changing provisions relating to the opportunity scholarship.
  2. HB 2352 - Establishing an online alternative credit degree program.
  3. HB 2228 - Providing parity of consumer protection procedures for all students attending licensed private vocational schools.
  4. HB 2285 - Requiring a review of institution of higher education policies related to dual credit coursework.
  5. HB 2396 - Addressing barriers for students to participate in the running start program.
  6. HB 2383 - Integrating career and college readiness standards into K-12 and higher education policies and practices.
  7. HB 2398 - Permitting community colleges that confer applied baccalaureate degrees to confer honorary bachelor of applied science degrees.
  8. HB 2336 - Increasing transparency in higher education by requiring certain departmental budget detail to be available online.
  9. HB 2486 - Addressing the implementation of inmate postsecondary education degree programs to reduce recidivism.





Higher Education* -  01/29/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/28/2014 at 1:24 PM

Executive Session:  
  1. HB 2352 - Establishing an online alternative credit degree program.
  2. HB 2285 - Requiring a review of institution of higher education policies related to dual credit coursework.
  3. HB 2396 - Addressing barriers for students to participate in the running start program.
  4. HB 2383 - Integrating career and college readiness standards into K-12 and higher education policies and practices.
  5. HB 2398 - Permitting community colleges that confer applied baccalaureate degrees to confer honorary bachelor of applied science degrees.
  6. HB 2336 - Increasing transparency in higher education by requiring certain departmental budget detail to be available online.
  7. HB 2486 - Addressing the implementation of inmate postsecondary education degree programs to reduce recidivism.
  8. HB 2429 - Creating the Washington advance higher education loan program.
  9. HB 2434 - Authorizing an increase in the total outstanding indebtedness of the higher education facilities authority.
  10. HB 2443 - Requiring earnings and employment data for completers of higher education degrees, apprenticeships, and certificates awarded by institutions of higher education.
  11. HB 2546 - Decodifying, expiring, and making technical clarifications to higher education provisions.

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2546 - Decodifying, expiring, and making technical clarifications to higher education provisions.
  2. HB 2613 - Creating efficiencies for institutions of higher education.
  3. HB 2626 - Concerning statewide educational attainment goals.





Higher Education* -  01/31/14  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/30/2014 at 6:20 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2626 - Concerning statewide educational attainment goals.
  2. HB 2720 - Creating the pay it forward program.
  3. HB 2611 - Requiring the student achievement council to develop a grant program to encourage training for students studying in the medical field to work with individuals with disabilities.
  4. HB 2653 - Providing higher education degree production incentives.
  5. HB 2651 - Requiring creation of a higher education transparency web site.

Executive Session:  
  1. HB 2429 - Creating the Washington advance higher education loan program.
  2. HB 2396 - Addressing barriers for students to participate in the running start program.
  3. HB 2336 - Increasing transparency in higher education by requiring certain departmental budget detail to be available online.
  4. HB 2486 - Addressing the implementation of inmate postsecondary education degree programs to reduce recidivism.





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Judiciary* -  01/14/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/9/2014 at 4:10 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2055 - Concerning the recovery of costs in consumer protection actions.
  2. HB 2171 - Strengthening economic protections for veterans and military personnel.
  3. HB 2120 - Concerning actions for damage to real property resulting from construction, alteration, or repair on adjacent property.
  4. HB 2150 - Encouraging recreational access to private property.
  5. HB 2164 - Requiring evidence-based and research-based interventions for juvenile firearm offenders in certain circumstances.





Judiciary* -  01/16/14  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/10/2014 at 11:22 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2131 - Increasing the number of superior court judges in Mason county.
  2. HB 2102 - Requiring a prisoner to seek authorization from a court before commencing a civil action against the victim of the prisoner's crimes.
  3. HB 2196 - Concerning the use of the judicial information system by courts before granting certain orders.
  4. HB 2197 - Concerning objecting to relocation in child custody cases.
  5. HB 2117 - Preventing breed-based dog regulations.





Judiciary* -  01/17/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/10/2014 at 4:29 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2169 - Creating the international commercial arbitration act.
  2. HB 2195 - Concerning involuntary medication for maintaining the level of restoration in jail.





Judiciary* -  01/21/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/16/2014 at 11:05 AM

Executive Session:  
  1. HB 2055 - Concerning the recovery of costs in consumer protection actions.
  2. HB 2171 - Strengthening economic protections for veterans and military personnel.
  3. HB 2120 - Concerning actions for damage to real property resulting from construction, alteration, or repair on adjacent property.
  4. HB 2150 - Encouraging recreational access to private property.
  5. HB 2164 - Requiring evidence-based and research-based interventions for juvenile firearm offenders in certain circumstances.
  6. HB 2131 - Increasing the number of superior court judges in Mason county.
  7. HB 2102 - Requiring a prisoner to seek authorization from a court before commencing a civil action against the victim of the prisoner's crimes.
  8. HB 2196 - Concerning the use of the judicial information system by courts before granting certain orders.
  9. HB 2197 - Concerning objecting to relocation in child custody cases.
  10. HB 2117 - Preventing breed-based dog regulations.
  11. HB 2169 - Creating the international commercial arbitration act.
  12. HB 2195 - Concerning involuntary medication for maintaining the level of restoration in jail.

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2367 - Requiring internet notice of a trustee's sale.
  2. HB 2300 - Regarding valuables of guests, lodgers, and boarders of hotels.





Judiciary* -  01/23/14  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/16/2014 at 11:06 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SHB 1285 - Modifying provisions regarding the representation of children in dependency matters.
  2. HB 1694 - Establishing a residential schedule adjustment for determinations of child support obligations.
  3. HB 2235 - Creating effective and timely access to magistrates for purposes of reviewing search warrant applications.
  4. HB 2353 - Concerning actions for trespass upon a business owner's premises.





Judiciary* -  01/24/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/21/2014 at 12:04 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2240 - Concerning reserve studies for certain unit owners' associations.
  2. HB 1458 - Repealing provisions restricting outings from state facilities.
  3. HB 1963 - Standards for detention of persons with mental disorders or chemical dependency.
  4. HB 2287 - Concerning the regulation of legal service organizations.
  5. HB 2391 - Requiring the department of licensing to conduct a review of the need for regulation of process servers.





Judiciary* -  01/28/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/23/2014 at 2:41 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HI 591 - Protect our gun rights.
  2. HI 594 - Gun sales background check.
  3. HB 1561 - Concerning short-barreled rifles.

*Overflow in House Gallery



Judiciary -  01/30/14  8:00 am

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

Executive Session:  
  1. HB 2055 - Concerning the recovery of costs in consumer protection actions.
  2. HB 2120 - Concerning actions for damage to real property resulting from construction, alteration, or repair on adjacent property.
  3. HB 2117 - Preventing breed-based dog regulations.
  4. HB 2300 - Regarding valuables of guests, lodgers, and boarders of hotels.
  5. SHB 1285 - Modifying provisions regarding the representation of children in dependency matters.
  6. HB 1694 - Establishing a residential schedule adjustment for determinations of child support obligations.
  7. HB 2235 - Creating effective and timely access to magistrates for purposes of reviewing search warrant applications.
  8. HB 2353 - Concerning actions for trespass upon a business owner's premises.
  9. HB 2240 - Concerning reserve studies for certain unit owners' associations.
  10. HB 1963 - Standards for detention of persons with mental disorders or chemical dependency.
  11. HB 2287 - Concerning the regulation of legal service organizations.
  12. HB 2391 - Requiring the department of licensing to conduct a review of the need for regulation of process servers.
  13. SHB 1029 - Concerning private road maintenance agreements.

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2483 - Concerning standards for awarding maintenance in dissolution or legal separation proceedings.
  2. HB 2559 - Concerning parental rights and responsibilities of sexual assault perpetrators and survivors.
  3. HB 2567 - Concerning the approval of minutes from annual meetings of homeowners' associations.
  4. HB 2491 - Authorizing online tax lien foreclosure sales.
  5. HB 2592 - Concerning county electronic public auctions.





Judiciary -  01/31/14  1:30 pm

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 2492 - Concerning liability of health care providers responding to an emergency.
  3. HB 2556 - Encouraging the establishment of therapeutic courts.
  4. HB 2496 - Concerning defendants who are guilty but have a mental disability.
  5. HB 2537 - Concerning tenant screening.
  6. HB 2497 - Establishing new authority for courts to assess cost recovery fees for costs associated with new indigent defense standards.





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Labor & Workforce Development -  01/14/14  1:30 pm

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

Work Session:  
  1. Employment Security Department update.
  2. Department of Labor and Industries reports.
    1. Structured settlement program.
    2. Implementation of medical provider networks and expansion of COHEs.





Labor & Workforce Development -  01/16/14  8:00 am

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

Public Hearing:  HB 2152 - Addressing industrial insurance requirements and options for owners and lessees of for hire vehicles, limousines, and taxicabs.





Labor & Workforce Development -  01/21/14  1:30 pm

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2331 - Concerning certified payroll records on public works projects.
  2. HB 2332 - Providing damages for wage violations.
  3. HB 2333 - Concerning the employee antiretaliation act.
  4. HB 2334 - Simplifying and enforcing employee status under employment laws to ensure fairness to employers and employees and address the underground economy.
  5. HB 2147 - Concerning voluntary independent contractor certification.
  6. HB 2258 - Simplifying and providing clarity to independent contractor tests for the construction industry.

Possible Executive Session:  HB 2152 - Addressing industrial insurance requirements and options for owners and lessees of for hire vehicles, limousines, and taxicabs.





Labor & Workforce Development* -  01/23/14  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/21/2014 at 4:55 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2253 - Concerning telecommunications installations.
  2. HB 2254 - Concerning telecommunications work experience for purposes of eligibility toward limited energy specialty electrician certification.
  3. HB 2260 - Concerning dwelling unit fire protection sprinkler systems.
  4. HB 2275 - Concerning whistleblowers in the electrical industry.
  5. HB 2323 - Concerning electrician licensing and identification requirements.
  6. HB 2500 - Requiring completion of an apprenticeship program to receive a journeyman or residential specialty electrician certificate of competency.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. HB 2152 - Addressing industrial insurance requirements and options for owners and lessees of for hire vehicles, limousines, and taxicabs.
  2. HB 2331 - Concerning certified payroll records on public works projects.
  3. HB 2332 - Providing damages for wage violations.
  4. HB 2333 - Concerning the employee antiretaliation act.
  5. HB 2334 - Simplifying and enforcing employee status under employment laws to ensure fairness to employers and employees and address the underground economy.





Labor & Workforce Development* -  01/24/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/23/2014 at 2:12 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2238 - Addressing paid vacation leave.
  2. HB 2318 - Addressing contractor liability for industrial insurance premiums for not-for-profit nonemergency medicaid transportation brokers.
  3. HB 2526 - Increasing the use of apprenticeships.

Executive Session:  
  1. HB 2253 - Concerning telecommunications installations.
  2. HB 2254 - Concerning telecommunications work experience for purposes of eligibility toward limited energy specialty electrician certification.
  3. HB 2275 - Concerning whistleblowers in the electrical industry.
  4. HB 2152 - Addressing industrial insurance requirements and options for owners and lessees of for hire vehicles, limousines, and taxicabs.
  5. HB 2331 - Concerning certified payroll records on public works projects.
  6. HB 2332 - Providing damages for wage violations.
  7. HB 2333 - Concerning the employee antiretaliation act.
  8. HB 2334 - Simplifying and enforcing employee status under employment laws to ensure fairness to employers and employees and address the underground economy.
  9. HB 2500 - Requiring completion of an apprenticeship program to receive a journeyman or residential specialty electrician certificate of competency.





Labor & Workforce Development* -  01/28/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/27/2014 at 5:18 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2209 - Improving the accuracy of the prevailing rate of wage.
  2. HB 2210 - Improving the accuracy of the prevailing rate of wage.
  3. HB 2230 - Requiring employers to reimburse employees for work-related expenses.
  4. HB 2299 - Permitting local governments to opt out of prevailing wage requirements.
  5. HB 2527 - Establishing the prevailing rate of wage based on collective bargaining agreements or other methods if collective bargaining agreements are not available.

Executive Session:  
  1. HB 2238 - Addressing paid vacation leave.
  2. HB 2526 - Increasing the use of apprenticeships.





Labor & Workforce Development* -  01/30/14  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/29/2014 at 8:16 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2113 - Modifying the exemption from contractor registration requirements for work that is casual, minor, or inconsequential.
  2. HB 2146 - Concerning department of labor and industries appeal bonds.
  3. HB 2501 - Concerning registration requirements for contractors.
  4. HB 2545 - Prohibiting employers from asking about or using nonconviction information in initial applications for employment.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. HB 2527 - Establishing the prevailing rate of wage based on collective bargaining agreements or other methods if collective bargaining agreements are not available.
  2. HB 2238 - Addressing paid vacation leave.





Labor & Workforce Development* -  01/31/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/30/2014 at 11:26 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2145 - Concerning dumbwaiters.
  2. HB 2295 - Limiting industrial insurance benefits for injuries or diseases caused by use of intoxicating liquor or drugs.
  3. HB 2360 - Revising payment requirements for court review of industrial insurance taxes, penalties, or interest.
  4. HB 2477 - Concerning commercial janitorial services.
  5. HB 2541 - Regarding miniature hobby boilers.
  6. HB 2576 - Establishing a mandatory occupational disease exposure reporting requirement for firefighters.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. HB 2113 - Modifying the exemption from contractor registration requirements for work that is casual, minor, or inconsequential.
  2. HB 2146 - Concerning department of labor and industries appeal bonds.
  3. HB 2501 - Concerning registration requirements for contractors.
  4. HB 2527 - Establishing the prevailing rate of wage based on collective bargaining agreements or other methods if collective bargaining agreements are not available.
  5. HB 2545 - Prohibiting employers from asking about or using nonconviction information in initial applications for employment.
  6. HB 2541 - Regarding miniature hobby boilers.





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Local Government* -  01/13/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/9/2014 at 10:59 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1040 - Concerning real property valuation notices.
  2. HB 2157 - Concerning per diem compensation for flood control zone district supervisors.
  3. HB 2114 - Clarifying the exemption in the public records act for customer information held by public utilities.
  4. HB 2189 - Concerning the administration and operation of flood control districts.





Local Government* -  01/15/14  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/9/2014 at 2:17 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2186 - Concerning local government selection of the appropriate sewer systems as part of growth management.
  2. HB 2187 - Extending the date by which counties participating in the voluntary stewardship program must review and, if necessary, revise development regulations that apply to critical areas in areas used for agricultural activities.
  3. HB 2188 - Authorizing the annexation of territory outside of, contiguous to, and that receives services from a diking district.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. SHB 1040 - Concerning real property valuation notices.
  2. HB 2114 - Clarifying the exemption in the public records act for customer information held by public utilities.
  3. HB 2157 - Concerning per diem compensation for flood control zone district supervisors.
  4. HB 2186 - Concerning local government selection of the appropriate sewer systems as part of growth management.
  5. HB 2187 - Extending the date by which counties participating in the voluntary stewardship program must review and, if necessary, revise development regulations that apply to critical areas in areas used for agricultural activities.
  6. HB 2188 - Authorizing the annexation of territory outside of, contiguous to, and that receives services from a diking district.
  7. HB 2189 - Concerning the administration and operation of flood control districts.





Local Government* -  01/16/14  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/15/2014 at 10:46 AM

Public Hearing:  HB 2170 - Providing an additional method for water-sewer districts to disburse funds.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. SHB 1040 - Concerning real property valuation notices.
  2. HB 2114 - Clarifying the exemption in the public records act for customer information held by public utilities.
  3. HB 2170 - Providing an additional method for water-sewer districts to disburse funds.
  4. HB 2186 - Concerning local government selection of the appropriate sewer systems as part of growth management.
  5. HB 2187 - Extending the date by which counties participating in the voluntary stewardship program must review and, if necessary, revise development regulations that apply to critical areas in areas used for agricultural activities.
  6. HB 2188 - Authorizing the annexation of territory outside of, contiguous to, and that receives services from a diking district.
  7. HB 2189 - Concerning the administration and operation of flood control districts.





Local Government* -  01/20/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/16/2014 at 4:44 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2213 - Creating a joint legislative task force to determine the most appropriate and effective delivery of electrical code adoption, rule-making, and inspection services.
  2. HB 2214 - Concerning the training of code enforcement officials.
  3. HB 2218 - Concerning lake and beach management districts.
  4. HB 2311 - Addressing notice requirements for land use applications and decisions.
  5. HB 2301 - Concerning county financial actions for a concluded fiscal year.





Local Government* -  01/22/14  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/21/2014 at 4:57 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1595 - Addressing the powers of initiative and referendum within counties that are not home rule charter counties.
  2. HB 2296 - Addressing duplicate signatures on petitions in cities, towns, and code cities.
  3. HB 2278 - Concerning interlocal agreements for ambulance services between fire protection districts and contiguous cities.
  4. HB 2297 - Changing the definition of public facilities to include roadway, traffic, and way-finding signage.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. HB 1040 - Concerning real property valuation notices.
  2. HB 2186 - Concerning local government selection of the appropriate sewer systems as part of growth management.
  3. HB 2187 - Extending the date by which counties participating in the voluntary stewardship program must review and, if necessary, revise development regulations that apply to critical areas in areas used for agricultural activities.
  4. HB 2213 - Creating a joint legislative task force to determine the most appropriate and effective delivery of electrical code adoption, rule-making, and inspection services.
  5. HB 2214 - Concerning the training of code enforcement officials.
  6. HB 2218 - Concerning lake and beach management districts.
  7. HB 2296 - Addressing duplicate signatures on petitions in cities, towns, and code cities.
  8. HB 2297 - Changing the definition of public facilities to include roadway, traffic, and way-finding signage.





Local Government* -  01/23/14  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/16/2014 at 5:00 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2249 - Concerning the two climate zones within the building codes.
  2. HB 2401 - Promoting fire safety with long-life smoke detection devices.
  3. HB 1854 - Concerning public approval of annexations by cities and towns.
  4. HB 2433 - Requiring a city or town to notify light and power businesses and gas distribution businesses of annexed areas and affected properties.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. HB 1040 - Concerning real property valuation notices.
  2. HB 2186 - Concerning local government selection of the appropriate sewer systems as part of growth management.
  3. HB 2187 - Extending the date by which counties participating in the voluntary stewardship program must review and, if necessary, revise development regulations that apply to critical areas in areas used for agricultural activities.
  4. HB 2213 - Creating a joint legislative task force to determine the most appropriate and effective delivery of electrical code adoption, rule-making, and inspection services.
  5. HB 2214 - Concerning the training of code enforcement officials.
  6. HB 2218 - Concerning lake and beach management districts.





Local Government* -  01/27/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/23/2014 at 5:36 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2298 - Changing the definition of capital projects to include technology infrastructure.
  2. HB 2442 - Concerning electronic salary and wage payments by counties.
  3. HB 2481 - Concerning food and yard waste collection space for qualifying new residential occupancies with more than two dwelling units.
  4. HB 2547 - Providing for the creation of a less than countywide port district within a county containing no port districts.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. HB 1040 - Concerning real property valuation notices.
  2. HB 2186 - Concerning local government selection of the appropriate sewer systems as part of growth management.
  3. HB 2187 - Extending the date by which counties participating in the voluntary stewardship program must review and, if necessary, revise development regulations that apply to critical areas in areas used for agricultural activities.
  4. HB 2214 - Concerning the training of code enforcement officials.
  5. HB 2218 - Concerning lake and beach management districts.
  6. HB 2249 - Concerning the two climate zones within the building codes.
  7. HB 2301 - Concerning county financial actions for a concluded fiscal year.





Local Government* -  01/29/14  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/28/2014 at 12:00 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2234 - Addressing vesting under comprehensive plans or development regulations determined to be invalid by the growth management hearings board.
  2. HB 2245 - Addressing vesting in urban growth areas with recently added territory.
  3. HB 2288 - Limiting the authority of growth management hearings boards to hear petitions challenging the regulation of permit exempt wells.
  4. HB 2499 - Permitting school siting outside of urban growth areas.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. HB 2298 - Changing the definition of capital projects to include technology infrastructure.
  2. HB 2278 - Concerning interlocal agreements for ambulance services between fire protection districts and contiguous cities.
  3. HB 2433 - Requiring a city or town to notify light and power businesses and gas distribution businesses of annexed areas and affected properties.
  4. HB 2547 - Providing for the creation of a less than countywide port district within a county containing no port districts.





Local Government* -  01/30/14  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/29/2014 at 10:26 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2499 - Permitting school siting outside of urban growth areas.
  2. HB 2593 - Revising local government treasury practices and procedures.
  3. HB 2618 - Modifying provisions governing public works projects of code cities.
  4. HB 2637 - Concerning annexations by code cities in counties with four hundred thousand or more residents.
  5. HB 2677 - Establishing a process for the payment of impact fees through provisions stipulated in recorded covenants.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. HB 2278 - Concerning interlocal agreements for ambulance services between fire protection districts and contiguous cities.
  2. HB 2298 - Changing the definition of capital projects to include technology infrastructure.
  3. HB 2433 - Requiring a city or town to notify light and power businesses and gas distribution businesses of annexed areas and affected properties.
  4. HB 2547 - Providing for the creation of a less than countywide port district within a county containing no port districts.
  5. HB 2593 - Revising local government treasury practices and procedures.
  6. HB 2618 - Modifying provisions governing public works projects of code cities.
  7. HB 2637 - Concerning annexations by code cities in counties with four hundred thousand or more residents.





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Public Safety -  01/14/14  10:00 am

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2107 - Eliminating the disparate treatment of HIV in the criminal justice system.
  2. HB 2116 - Reducing the penalty for possession of controlled substances.
  3. HB 2122 - Concerning sexually violent predators.
  4. HB 2057 - Modifying arrest without warrant provisions.





Public Safety -  01/21/14  10:00 am

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2124 - Concerning the continuity of government and operations in the event of an emergency, disaster, or attack.
  2. HB 2205 - Modifying mental status evaluation provisions.
  3. HB 2206 - Concerning the possession or use of alcohol, cannabis products, and controlled substances in sentencing provisions.
  4. HJR 4212 - Amending the state Constitution to provide continuity of state and local government during emergencies and disasters.





Public Safety -  01/22/14  1:30 pm

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1171 - Prohibiting the release of defendants charged with a sex or violent offense without the payment of bail pending trial.
  2. HB 2194 - Concerning the offender score for domestic violence against a child.
  3. HB 2316 - Addressing earned second chances.





Public Safety* -  01/24/14  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/20/2014 at 11:39 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SHB 1126 - Concerning state fire service mobilization.
  2. HB 2163 - Establishing dextromethorphan provisions.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. SHB 1126 - Concerning state fire service mobilization.
  2. HB 1171 - Prohibiting the release of defendants charged with a sex or violent offense without the payment of bail pending trial.
  3. HB 2057 - Modifying arrest without warrant provisions.
  4. HB 2107 - Eliminating the disparate treatment of HIV in the criminal justice system.
  5. HB 2116 - Reducing the penalty for possession of controlled substances.
  6. HB 2122 - Concerning sexually violent predators.
  7. HB 2124 - Concerning the continuity of government and operations in the event of an emergency, disaster, or attack.
  8. HB 2194 - Concerning the offender score for domestic violence against a child.
  9. HB 2205 - Modifying mental status evaluation provisions.
  10. HB 2206 - Concerning the possession or use of alcohol, cannabis products, and controlled substances in sentencing provisions.
  11. HJR 4212 - Amending the state Constitution to provide continuity of state and local government during emergencies and disasters.





Public Safety -  01/28/14  10:00 am

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1791 - Concerning trafficking.
  2. HB 2265 - Prohibiting general power of attorney provisions in bail bond agreements.
  3. HB 2341 - Concerning indecent liberties by a clergy member.
  4. HB 2394 - Concerning state liquor control board enforcement officers.
  5. HB 2464 - Modifying assault in the third degree provisions.
  6. HB 2484 - Modifying drug offender sentencing alternatives.
  7. HB 2518 - Creating the pilot identicard program.





Public Safety* -  01/29/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/27/2014 at 1:21 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1862 - Determining sentences for multiple offenses and enhancements.
  2. HB 2468 - Clarifying the retention of biological material collected during criminal investigation.
  3. HB 2543 - Concerning electronic monitoring.
  4. HB 2557 - Concerning residence locations of felony sex offenders of minors.
  5. HB 2644 - Concerning coercion of involuntary servitude.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. HB 2107 - Eliminating the disparate treatment of HIV in the criminal justice system.
  2. HB 2116 - Reducing the penalty for possession of controlled substances.
  3. HB 2163 - Establishing dextromethorphan provisions.
  4. HB 2205 - Modifying mental status evaluation provisions.
  5. HB 2265 - Prohibiting general power of attorney provisions in bail bond agreements.
  6. HB 2341 - Concerning indecent liberties by a clergy member.
  7. HB 2394 - Concerning state liquor control board enforcement officers.
  8. HB 2484 - Modifying drug offender sentencing alternatives.
  9. HB 2518 - Creating the pilot identicard program.





Public Safety* -  01/31/14  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/29/2014 at 4:59 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2231 - Clarifying legal financial obligation provisions.
  2. HB 2250 - Making the distribution of intimate images a crime.
  3. HB 2257 - Making the distribution of intimate images a crime.
  4. HB 2399 - Establishing a certificate of restoration of opportunity.
  5. HB 2421 - Requesting a comprehensive review of staff safety at the department of corrections.
  6. HB 2705 - Concerning reserve peace officers.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. HB 1862 - Determining sentences for multiple offenses and enhancements.
  2. HB 2107 - Eliminating the disparate treatment of HIV in the criminal justice system.
  3. HB 2116 - Reducing the penalty for possession of controlled substances.
  4. HB 2163 - Establishing dextromethorphan provisions.
  5. HB 2265 - Prohibiting general power of attorney provisions in bail bond agreements.
  6. HB 2341 - Concerning indecent liberties by a clergy member.
  7. HB 2394 - Concerning state liquor control board enforcement officers.
  8. HB 2468 - Clarifying the retention of biological material collected during criminal investigation.
  9. HB 2543 - Concerning electronic monitoring.
  10. HB 2557 - Concerning residence locations of felony sex offenders of minors.
  11. HB 2644 - Concerning coercion of involuntary servitude.





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Technology & Economic Development* -  01/14/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/10/2014 at 11:18 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2112 - Allowing incremental electricity produced as a result of efficiency improvements to hydroelectric generation projects whose energy output is marketed by the Bonneville power administration to qualify as an eligible renewable resource under the energy independence act.
  2. HB 1643 - Regarding energy conservation under the energy independence act.
  3. HB 2176 - Concerning leased energy systems.
  4. HB 2183 - Maintaining a robust, clean, and job rich energy policy in the state of Washington that builds upon the goals created by the energy independence act.





Technology & Economic Development* -  01/16/14  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/14/2014 at 4:26 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2112 - Allowing incremental electricity produced as a result of efficiency improvements to hydroelectric generation projects whose energy output is marketed by the Bonneville power administration to qualify as an eligible renewable resource under the energy independence act.
  2. HB 2178 - Concerning unmanned aircraft.
  3. HB 2179 - Regarding government surveillance conducted with extraordinary sensing devices.
  4. HB 2180 - Enacting the digital world privacy act.





Technology & Economic Development* -  01/17/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/10/2014 at 11:19 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 1303 - Extending the business and occupation tax credit for research and development.
  2. HB 2101 - Creating the rural Washington natural gas access and investment account.
  3. HB 2177 - Concerning the expansion of natural gas infrastructure in rural or underserved areas.
  4. HB 2175 - Removing barriers to economic development in the telecommunications industry.





Technology & Economic Development -  01/21/14  1:30 pm

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

Work Session:  Regulatory Issues Pertaining to the Bulk Shipment of Crude Oil to Refineries - Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission.

Public Hearing:  HB 2203 - Amending the definition of commercial airplane for specific tax preferences to include other types of commercial aircraft to encourage the migration of good wage jobs in the state.

Executive Session:  
  1. HB 2112 - Allowing incremental electricity produced as a result of efficiency improvements to hydroelectric generation projects whose energy output is marketed by the Bonneville power administration to qualify as an eligible renewable resource under the energy independence act.
  2. HB 1643 - Regarding energy conservation under the energy independence act.
  3. HB 2183 - Maintaining a robust, clean, and job rich energy policy in the state of Washington that builds upon the goals created by the energy independence act.





Technology & Economic Development* -  01/23/14  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/22/2014 at 1:15 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2223 - Concerning a qualified alternative energy resource.
  2. HB 2059 - Concerning the voluntary purchase of eligible renewable resources by customers of electric utilities.





Technology & Economic Development -  01/24/14  1:30 pm

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

Executive Session:  
  1. HB 2112 - Allowing incremental electricity produced as a result of efficiency improvements to hydroelectric generation projects whose energy output is marketed by the Bonneville power administration to qualify as an eligible renewable resource under the energy independence act.
  2. HB 1643 - Regarding energy conservation under the energy independence act.
  3. HB 2183 - Maintaining a robust, clean, and job rich energy policy in the state of Washington that builds upon the goals created by the energy independence act.
  4. HB 2175 - Removing barriers to economic development in the telecommunications industry.
  5. HB 2178 - Concerning unmanned aircraft.





Technology & Economic Development* -  01/28/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/27/2014 at 3:53 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2382 - Improving the methods for evaluation of the local infrastructure financing tool program.
  2. HB 2406 - Modifying administrative processes for managing deposits and cost reimbursements of the energy facility site evaluation council.
  3. HB 2417 - Changing membership provisions of the Washington economic development finance authority.

Executive Session:  
  1. HB 1643 - Regarding energy conservation under the energy independence act.
  2. HB 2059 - Concerning the voluntary purchase of eligible renewable resources by customers of electric utilities.
  3. HB 2175 - Removing barriers to economic development in the telecommunications industry.
  4. HB 2176 - Concerning leased energy systems.
  5. HB 2177 - Concerning the expansion of natural gas infrastructure in rural or underserved areas.
  6. HB 2179 - Regarding government surveillance conducted with extraordinary sensing devices.
  7. HB 2676 - Allowing incremental electricity produced as a result of efficiency improvements to hydroelectric generation projects whose energy output is marketed by the Bonneville power administration to qualify as an eligible renewable resource under the energy independence act.
  8. HB 2708 - Concerning a qualified alternative energy resource.
  9. HB 2406 - Modifying administrative processes for managing deposits and cost reimbursements of the energy facility site evaluation council.





Technology & Economic Development* -  01/30/14  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/29/2014 at 12:38 PM

Work Session:  State of Life Sciences in Washington - Life Sciences Discovery Fund and Washington Biotechnology and Biomedical Association.

Public Hearing:  HB 2580 - Fostering economic resilience and development in Washington by supporting the maritime industry and other manufacturing sectors.

Executive Session:  
  1. HB 1643 - Regarding energy conservation under the energy independence act.
  2. HB 2059 - Concerning the voluntary purchase of eligible renewable resources by customers of electric utilities.
  3. HB 2175 - Removing barriers to economic development in the telecommunications industry.
  4. HB 2176 - Concerning leased energy systems.
  5. HB 2177 - Concerning the expansion of natural gas infrastructure in rural or underserved areas.
  6. HB 2179 - Regarding government surveillance conducted with extraordinary sensing devices.
  7. HB 2417 - Changing membership provisions of the Washington economic development finance authority.





Technology & Economic Development* -  01/31/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/30/2014 at 11:03 AM

Public Hearing:  HB 2580 - Fostering economic resilience and development in Washington by supporting the maritime industry and other manufacturing sectors.

Executive Session:  
  1. HB 2059 - Concerning the voluntary purchase of eligible renewable resources by customers of electric utilities.
  2. HB 2176 - Concerning leased energy systems.
  3. HB 2177 - Concerning the expansion of natural gas infrastructure in rural or underserved areas.
  4. HB 2179 - Regarding government surveillance conducted with extraordinary sensing devices.
  5. HB 2417 - Changing membership provisions of the Washington economic development finance authority.





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Transportation -  01/13/14  3:30 pm

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

Work Session:  
  1. Introductions.
  2. Washington Ports, Trade, and the State Transportation System.
    1. Port of Seattle and Port of Tacoma.
    2. Port of Vancouver.
  3. Freight Rail and Trade.





Transportation* -  01/14/14  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/10/2014 at 3:07 PM

Work Session:  
  1. Focus on Trade: Metro - Seattle - North.
  2. The Executive Supplemental Budget Proposal.
  3. Budget and forecast outlook.

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2071 - Authorizing expedited permitting and contracting for Washington state bridges deemed structurally deficient.
  2. HB 2086 - Concerning smoking in motor vehicles carrying minors.





Transportation -  01/15/14  3:30 pm

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

Work Session:  
  1. Focus on Trade: Washington Apples and the "Cold Train" Express Refrigerated Intermodal Service.
  2. American Society of Civil Engineers infrastructure report card.
  3. Fish Passage Barriers: the Problem and Potential Paths Forward.
    1. Briefing on the court-ordered injunction and implications for the state.
    2. Potential concerns for other jurisdictions.
    3. Progress on coordinating a response.





Transportation -  01/16/14  3:30 pm

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

Work Session:  Washington State Department of Transportation - Project Cost Efficiencies Study: Report.





Transportation -  01/20/14  3:30 pm

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

Work Session:  
  1. State of the State of Transportation.
  2. Focus on Trade: Metro - Seattle - West.

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2241 - Regarding aeronautic safety.
  2. HB 2255 - Concerning ambulance seat belt notification, air bags, and driver training.
  3. HB 2256 - Modifying when to display vehicle headlights.





Transportation -  01/21/14  3:30 pm

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2092 - Prohibiting the use of transportation funds for public works of art or artistic designs.
  2. HB 2111 - Concerning the enforcement of regional transit authority fares.
  3. HB 2137 - Modifying provisions governing commercial motor vehicles.
  4. HB 2348 - Concerning heavy haul industrial corridors.





Transportation -  01/22/14  3:30 pm

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2100 - Creating Seattle University special license plates.
  2. HB 2219 - Concerning golf cart zones established by cities or counties.
  3. HB 2267 - Creating passenger-only ferry service districts.
  4. HB 2343 - Allowing for a veteran designation on drivers' licenses and identicards.

Executive Session:  
  1. HB 1129 - Concerning ferry vessel replacement.
  2. ESHB 1620 - Concerning passenger-carrying vehicles for railroad employees.
  3. SHB 1814 - Concerning the agency council on coordinated transportation.
  4. HB 1902 - Creating intermittent-use trailer license plates.
  5. HB 2041 - Repealing the deduction for handling losses of motor vehicle fuel.
  6. HB 2219 - Concerning golf cart zones established by cities or counties.





Transportation* -  01/23/14  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/23/2014 at 2:58 PM

Work Session:  Road usage charge assessment - final report.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. SHB 2041 - Repealing the deduction for handling losses of motor vehicle fuel.
  2. HB 2137 - Modifying provisions governing commercial motor vehicles.
  3. HB 2241 - Regarding aeronautic safety.
  4. HB 2255 - Concerning ambulance seat belt notification, air bags, and driver training.
  5. HB 2256 - Modifying when to display vehicle headlights.





Transportation -  01/27/14  3:30 pm

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2182 - Concerning ferry districts in counties with a population of one million or more.
  2. HB 2346 - Coordinating the removal of fish passage barriers.
  3. HB 2404 - Expanding the definition of an electric personal assistive mobility device.
  4. HB 2426 - Authorizing local authorities to continue operating automated traffic safety cameras to detect speed violations outside of school speed zones after participating in a pilot program for at least three consecutive years.
  5. HB 2463 - Concerning special parking privileges for persons with disabilities.
  6. HB 2397 - Concerning Medal of Honor special license plates.
  7. HB 2420 - Authorizing Congressional Medal of Honor recipients to receive special license plates for up to two motor vehicles.





Transportation -  01/28/14  3:30 pm

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2372 - Concerning monetary penalties for failing to register a vehicle.
  2. HB 2470 - Concerning the payment of certain monetary penalties by rental car businesses.





Transportation* -  01/29/14  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/28/2014 at 8:35 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. HB 2482 - Creating a fee exemption for the disclosure of vehicle owner information.
  2. HB 2494 - Creating a motorcycle road guard certificate.
  3. HB 2495 - Modifying references to manufacturing standards for motorcycle helmets.
  4. HB 2528 - Prohibiting the placement of tow truck operators in legal jeopardy in handling unmarked government vehicles.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. SHB 1129 - Concerning ferry vessel replacement.
  2. HB 1286 - Authorizing the sale or exchange of unused department of transportation lands to federally recognized Indian tribes.
  3. ESHB 1620 - Concerning passenger-carrying vehicles for railroad employees.
  4. SHB 2041 - Repealing the deduction for handling losses of motor vehicle fuel.
  5. HB 2071 - Authorizing expedited permitting and contracting for Washington state bridges deemed structurally deficient.
  6. HB 2086 - Concerning smoking in motor vehicles carrying minors.
  7. HB 2100 - Creating Seattle University special license plates.
  8. HB 2111 - Concerning the enforcement of regional transit authority fares.
  9. HB 2137 - Modifying provisions governing commercial motor vehicles.
  10. HB 2182 - Concerning ferry districts in counties with a population of one million or more.
  11. HB 2241 - Regarding aeronautic safety.
  12. HB 2255 - Concerning ambulance seat belt notification, air bags, and driver training.
  13. HB 2256 - Modifying when to display vehicle headlights.
  14. HB 2267 - Creating passenger-only ferry service districts.
  15. HB 2343 - Allowing for a veteran designation on drivers' licenses and identicards.
  16. HB 2346 - Coordinating the removal of fish passage barriers.
  17. HB 2348 - Concerning heavy haul industrial corridors.
  18. HB 2372 - Concerning monetary penalties for failing to register a vehicle.
  19. HB 2397 - Concerning Medal of Honor special license plates.
  20. HB 2404 - Expanding the definition of an electric personal assistive mobility device.
  21. HB 2420 - Authorizing Congressional Medal of Honor recipients to receive special license plates for up to two motor vehicles.
  22. HB 2426 - Authorizing local authorities to continue operating automated traffic safety cameras to detect speed violations outside of school speed zones after participating in a pilot program for at least three consecutive years.
  23. HB 2463 - Concerning special parking privileges for persons with disabilities.
  24. HB 2470 - Concerning the payment of certain monetary penalties by rental car businesses.





Transportation* -  01/30/14  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/29/2014 at 6:09 PM

Work Session:  Focus on Trade: Washington grain and the Port of Longview.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. SHB 1129 - Concerning ferry vessel replacement.
  2. HB 1286 - Authorizing the sale or exchange of unused department of transportation lands to federally recognized Indian tribes.
  3. ESHB 1620 - Concerning passenger-carrying vehicles for railroad employees.
  4. SHB 2041 - Repealing the deduction for handling losses of motor vehicle fuel.
  5. HB 2071 - Authorizing expedited permitting and contracting for Washington state bridges deemed structurally deficient.
  6. HB 2086 - Concerning smoking in motor vehicles carrying minors.
  7. HB 2100 - Creating Seattle University special license plates.
  8. HB 2111 - Concerning the enforcement of regional transit authority fares.
  9. HB 2137 - Modifying provisions governing commercial motor vehicles.
  10. HB 2182 - Concerning ferry districts in counties with a population of one million or more.
  11. HB 2241 - Regarding aeronautic safety.
  12. HB 2255 - Concerning ambulance seat belt notification, air bags, and driver training.
  13. HB 2267 - Creating passenger-only ferry service districts.
  14. HB 2343 - Allowing for a veteran designation on drivers' licenses and identicards.
  15. HB 2346 - Coordinating the removal of fish passage barriers.
  16. HB 2372 - Concerning monetary penalties for failing to register a vehicle.
  17. HB 2404 - Expanding the definition of an electric personal assistive mobility device.
  18. HB 2420 - Authorizing Congressional Medal of Honor recipients to receive special license plates for up to two motor vehicles.
  19. HB 2426 - Authorizing local authorities to continue operating automated traffic safety cameras to detect speed violations outside of school speed zones after participating in a pilot program for at least three consecutive years.





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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* -  01/16/14  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/15/2014 at 8:07 AM

Work Session:  
  1. Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) Milk and Milk Products Program.
  2. WSDA Cottage Food Program overview.

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6079 - Extending the dairy inspection program assessment expiration date.
  2. SB 6047 - Setting a maximum annual gross sales amount for cottage food operations.

Work Session:  Update from WSDA on the Animal Disease Traceability Program.

Other business.



Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development -  01/20/14  10:00 am

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

Work Session:  Food Safety and Modernization Act -- Washington State Department of Agriculture.

Executive:  
  1. SB 6047 - Setting a maximum annual gross sales amount for cottage food operations.
  2. SB 6079 - Extending the dairy inspection program assessment expiration date.

Other business.



Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development -  01/21/14  10:00 am

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

Work Session:  Community Economic Revitalization Board.

Public Hearing:  SB 5334 - Concerning public facilities' grants and loans.

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



Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development* -  01/23/14  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/17/2014 at 11:06 AM

Public Hearing:  SB 6157 - Concerning a hazardous substance tax exemption for certain hazardous substances defined under RCW 82.21.020(1)(c) that are used as agricultural crop protection products and warehoused but not otherwise used, manufactured, packaged, or sold in this state.

Work Session:  Sediment management in agricultural lands.

Executive:  SB 5334 - Concerning public facilities' grants and loans.

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



Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development* -  01/27/14  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/24/2014 at 10:53 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6239 - Providing that sales and use taxes imposed by rural counties may be used for purchasing water rights for water banking.
  2. SB 6155 - Concerning current use valuation for farm and agricultural land.
  3. SB 6286 - Concerning current use valuation for land primarily used for commercial horticultural purposes.(Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)

Executive:  SB 6157 - Concerning a hazardous substance tax exemption for certain hazardous substances defined under RCW 82.21.020(1)(c) that are used as agricultural crop protection products and warehoused but not otherwise used, manufactured, packaged, or sold in this state.

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



Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development -  01/28/14  10:00 am

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. SGA 9214 - Donald "Bud" Hover, Director, Department of Agriculture.
  2. SB 6087 - Protecting water quality while maintaining and enhancing the viability of agriculture.

Executive:  SGA 9214 - Donald "Bud" Hover, Director, Department of Agriculture

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



Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development* -  01/30/14  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/30/2014 at 8:30 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6402 - Defining honey bee products and services as an agricultural product. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  2. SB 5954 - Regarding industrial hemp. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  3. SB 6214 - Concerning industrial hemp production. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)

Executive:  
  1. SB 6286 - Concerning current use valuation for land primarily used for commercial horticultural purposes.
  2. SB 6402 - Defining honey bee products and services as an agricultural product.

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



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Commerce & Labor -  01/15/14  1:30 pm

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

Work Session:  Gaming and gambling in Washington.

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



Commerce & Labor -  01/17/14  8:00 am

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

Public Hearing:  Lummi Nation compact amendment hearing.

Work Session:  
  1. Update from Employment Security Department.
  2. Continuing education requirements for engineers.

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



Commerce & Labor* -  01/20/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/17/2014 at 1:46 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5970 - Evaluating military training and experience toward meeting licensing requirements.
  2. SB 6115 - Exempting licensed private investigators from process server requirements.
  3. SB 6065 - Protecting children under the age of eighteen from the harmful effects of exposure to ultraviolet radiation associated with tanning devices.
  4. SB 6103 - Concerning misrepresentation of a floral product business's geographic location.
  5. SB 5996 - Requiring the department of licensing to adopt rules regarding online learning for training in cosmetology, manicuring, barbering, esthetics, and instruction.
  6. SB 6053 - Addressing the payment of representation fees in lieu of regular union dues and fees.
  7. SB 6046 - Implementing procedures concerning certain whistleblowers.
  8. SB 6037 - Concerning whistleblowers in the electrical industry.

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



Commerce & Labor* -  01/22/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/21/2014 at 3:13 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6037 - Concerning whistleblowers in the electrical industry.
  2. SB 6149 - Addressing contractor liability for industrial insurance premiums for not-for-profit nonemergency Medicaid transportation brokers.
  3. SB 6179 - Authorizing workers' compensation group self-insurance plans.
  4. SB 6186 - Concerning certain public works contracting requirements.

Work Session:  Agency report on Claim Resolution Structured Settlement Agreements.

Executive:  
  1. SB 5996 - Requiring the department of licensing to adopt rules regarding online learning for training in cosmetology, manicuring, barbering, esthetics, and instruction.
  2. SB 6046 - Implementing procedures concerning certain whistleblowers.
  3. SB 5970 - Evaluating military training and experience toward meeting licensing requirements.
  4. SB 6065 - Protecting children under the age of eighteen from the harmful effects of exposure to ultraviolet radiation associated with tanning devices.
  5. SB 6103 - Concerning misrepresentation of a floral product business's geographic location.

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



Commerce & Labor* -  01/24/14  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/23/2014 at 1:01 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6131 - Modifying special occasion licenses provisions. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  2. SB 6136 - Concerning the sale of beer by grocery store licensees.
  3. SB 6222 - Streamlining and simplifying alcohol permits and licenses.
  4. SB 6226 - Concerning sales by craft and general licensed distilleries of spirits for off-premise consumption and spirits samples for on-premise consumption. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  5. SB 6250 - Requiring submission of digital copies of public employees' collective bargaining agreements.
  6. SB 6148 - Concerning snack bar licenses.
  7. SB 6159 - Concerning the regulation of alcoholic beverages.

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



Commerce & Labor* -  01/27/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/27/2014 at 10:26 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6238 - Clarifying the issuance, regulation, and sale of spirits retail licenses held by owners of former state and contract liquor stores.
  2. SB 6237 - Addressing license issuance fees imposed on spirits retail licensees. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  3. SB 6220 - Concerning spirits retailers when selling for resale.
  4. SB 6300 - Protecting public sector workers' rights through public disclosure of public sector unions' finances.
  5. SB 6317 - Improving the accuracy of the prevailing rate of wage. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)

Executive Session:  
  1. SB 6222 - Streamlining and simplifying alcohol permits and licenses.
  2. SB 6148 - Concerning snack bar licenses.
  3. SB 6159 - Concerning the regulation of alcoholic beverages.
  4. SB 6250 - Requiring submission of digital copies of public employees' collective bargaining agreements.
  5. SB 6226 - Concerning sales by craft and general licensed distilleries of spirits for off-premise consumption and spirits samples for on-premise consumption. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  6. SB 6131 - Modifying special occasion licenses provisions. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  7. ESB 6220 - Concerning spirits retailers when selling for resale.
  8. SB 6237 - Addressing license issuance fees imposed on spirits retail licensees.

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.



Commerce & Labor* -  01/29/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/29/2014 at 8:32 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6272 - Concerning manufacturer and new motor vehicle dealer franchise agreements. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  2. SB 6307 - Preempting local employment laws and contracts.
  3. SB 6471 - Creating a teen summer employment wage. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  4. SB 6495 - Establishing a temporary teen training wage.

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



Commerce & Labor* -  01/31/14  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/30/2014 at 4:15 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6307 - Preempting local employment laws and contracts. (Continued from January 29 hearing.)
  2. SB 6208 - Preserving the integrity of veterans' benefit-related services.
  3. SB 6290 - Regarding miniature hobby boilers.
  4. SB 6244 - Placing restrictions on when representation under a public collective bargaining agreement may be challenged.
  5. SB 6018 - Concerning the training of code enforcement officials.
  6. SB 6251 - Creating an inactive certification, license, or registration status for real estate appraisers.
  7. SB 6133 - Concerning expiration dates related to real estate broker provisions.
  8. SB 6388 - Concerning pass-through wholesale food distributors.
  9. SB 6386 - Clarifying provisions that allow for the tasting of alcohol by students under twenty-one years of age.

Executive Session:  
  1. SB 6115 - Exempting licensed private investigators from process server requirements.
  2. SB 6300 - Protecting public sector workers' rights through public disclosure of public sector unions' finances.
  3. SB 6238 - Clarifying the issuance, regulation, and sale of spirits retail licenses held by owners of former state and contract liquor stores.
  4. SB 6179 - Authorizing workers' compensation group self-insurance plans.
  5. SB 6149 - Addressing contractor liability for industrial insurance premiums for not-for-profit nonemergency medicaid transportation brokers.
  6. SB 6317 - Improving the accuracy of the prevailing rate of wage.
  7. SB 6471 - Creating a teen summer employment wage.
  8. SB 6495 - Establishing a temporary teen training wage.

Other business.



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Early Learning & K-12 Education* -  01/15/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/14/2014 at 4:11 PM

Work Session:  Update on the Roadmap Project.

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5246 - Clarifying the teacher and principal evaluation process with the intent of strengthening the process. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.) [S-3300.2].
  2. SB 5960 - Changing the requirements for the relevant multiple measures of student growth used in teacher and principal evaluations.
  3. SB 6055 - Specifying that student growth data elements used in teacher and principal evaluations include state-based tools and delaying the use of the evaluation results in making human resources and personnel decisions until the 2016-17 school year.

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



Early Learning & K-12 Education* -  01/17/14  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/15/2014 at 3:46 PM

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. Bills heard in committee.
  2. SB 6013 - Making a technical correction to school law governing the use of epinephrine autoinjectors (EPI pens).

Work Session:  
  1. Update on Early Learning.
  2. Update on Home Visiting.

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6013 - Making a technical correction to school law governing the use of epinephrine autoinjectors (EPI pens).
  2. SB 6067 - Requiring the department of early learning to adopt a single set of licensing standards for child care and the early childhood education and assistance program.
  3. SB 6068 - Concerning the continuity and stability of child care.
  4. SB 6127 - Improving quality in the early care and education system.

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



Early Learning & K-12 Education* -  01/20/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/17/2014 at 11:27 AM

Work Session:  Update on student discipline.

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6061 - Requiring adoption of high school academic acceleration policies.
  2. SB 6062 - Requiring internet access to public school data and expenditure information.
  3. SB 6129 - Concerning paraeducator development.

Executive Session:  SB 5246 - Clarifying the teacher and principal evaluation process with the intent of strengthening the process.

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



Early Learning & K-12 Education -  01/22/14  1:30 pm

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5982 - Preserving K-12 instructional time.
  2. SB 6064 - Requiring an analysis of how school districts use school days.
  3. SB 6104 - Establishing the interactive gaming in schools public-private partnership.
  4. SB 6105 - Concerning school library information and technology programs.

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



Early Learning & K-12 Education* -  01/24/14  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/23/2014 at 11:36 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SGA 9120 - Takiyah Jackson, Member, Professional Educator Standards Board.
  2. SGA 9187 - Jodi N Thew, Member, Professional Educator Standards Board.
  3. SGA 9201 - Noah Zeichner, Member, Professional Educator Standards Board.
  4. SGA 9305 - Damien J Pattenaude, Member, Professional Educator Standards Board.
  5. SB 6153 - Requiring the collection of teacher attendance that matches student, course, and teacher.
  6. SB 6152 - Changing explicit alternative routes to teacher certification program requirements to expectations for program outcomes.
  7. SB 6418 - Creating flexibility for the educator retooling conditional scholarship program. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)

Executive:  
  1. SB 6061 - Requiring adoption of high school academic acceleration policies.
  2. SB 6062 - Requiring internet access to public school data and expenditure information.
  3. SB 6064 - Requiring an analysis of how school districts use school days.
  4. SB 6104 - Establishing the interactive gaming in schools public-private partnership.
  5. SB 6105 - Concerning school library information and technology programs.
  6. SB 6129 - Concerning paraeducator development.
  7. SGA 9120 - Takiyah Jackson, Member, Professional Educator Standards Board
  8. SGA 9187 - Jodi N Thew, Member, Professional Educator Standards Board
  9. SGA 9201 - Noah Zeichner, Member, Professional Educator Standards Board
  10. SGA 9305 - Damien J Pattenaude, Member, Professional Educator Standards Board

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



Early Learning & K-12 Education -  01/27/14  1:30 pm

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. SGA 9099 - Connie L Fletcher, Member, State Board of Education.
  2. SGA 9265 - Jeffrey C Estes, Member, State Board of Education.
  3. SB 6044 - Establishing career and technical course equivalencies in science and mathematics.
  4. SB 6092 - Concerning credit requirements for high school graduation.
  5. SB 6121 - Concerning the calculation and allocation of appropriations for alternative learning experience courses.
  6. SB 6320 - Concerning basic education minimum instructional hours.
  7. SB 6082 - Concerning K-12 instructional hours.
  8. SB 6189 - Delaying the requirement for increased K-12 instructional hours.

Executive:  
  1. SGA 9099 - Connie L Fletcher, Member, State Board of Education
  2. SGA 9265 - Jeffrey C Estes, Member, State Board of Education
  3. SB 6153 - Requiring the collection of teacher attendance that matches student, course, and teacher.
  4. SB 6152 - Changing explicit alternative routes to teacher certification program requirements to expectations for program outcomes.
  5. SB 6418 - Creating flexibility for the educator retooling conditional scholarship program.

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



Early Learning & K-12 Education* -  01/29/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/28/2014 at 8:44 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SGA 9215 - Bette Hyde, Director, Washington State Department of Early Learning.
  2. SB 6074 - Enacting provisions to improve educational outcomes for homeless students.
  3. SB 6163 - Creating the summer knowledge improvement pilot program.
  4. SB 6209 - Concerning expanded learning opportunities.
  5. SB 6336 - Promoting expanded learning opportunities as a strategy to close the educational opportunity gap and prevent summer learning loss.
  6. SB 5958 - Concerning accountability in providing opportunities for certain students to participate in transition services.

Executive:  SGA 9215 - Bette Hyde, Director, Washington State Department of Early Learning

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



Early Learning & K-12 Education* -  01/31/14  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/29/2014 at 5:03 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SGA 9244 - Cynthia L Bennett, Member, State School for the Blind Board of Trustees.
  2. SGA 9296 - Nancy L McDaniel, Member, State School for the Blind Board of Trustees.
  3. SB 6093 - Allowing valid portable background check clearance cards issued by the department of early learning to be used by certain educational employees and their contractors for purposes of their background check requirements.
  4. SB 6056 - Changing due dates for certain requirements of the office of the superintendent of public instruction.
  5. SB 6241 - Requiring that reports be submitted to legislative education committees.
  6. SB 6242 - Concerning waivers from the one hundred eighty-day school year requirement.
  7. SB 6451 - Concerning the school construction assistance program.
  8. SB 6332 - Requiring a policy and procedures for notifying parents that their child was injured on school property. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)

Executive:  
  1. SGA 9244 - Cynthia L Bennett, Member, State School for the Blind Board of Trustees
  2. SGA 9296 - Nancy L McDaniel, Member, State School for the Blind Board of Trustees

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



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Energy, Environment & Telecommunications* -  01/14/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/14/2014 at 12:49 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. I-937 BPA incremental hydro [S-3376.1].
  2. SB 5992 - Allowing certain incremental electricity produced as a result of efficiency improvements and hydroelectric generation from certain irrigation facilities to qualify as an eligible renewable resource under chapter 19.285 RCW, the energy independence act.
  3. SB 6058 - Allowing incremental electricity produced as a result of efficiency improvements to hydroelectric generation projects whose energy output is marketed by the Bonneville power administration to qualify as an eligible renewable resource under the energy independence act.

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.



Energy, Environment & Telecommunications -  01/15/14  8:00 am

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

Work Session:  
  1. Use tax exemption for recycled fuels.
  2. Environmental Legacy Stewardship Account (ELSA).

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



Energy, Environment & Telecommunications -  01/16/14  8:00 am

Full Committee
Jt. w/  Trade & Economic Development
Senate Hearing Rm 4
J.A. Cherberg Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  Economic impacts of environmental regulations.

Other business.



Energy, Environment & Telecommunications* -  01/16/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/16/2014 at 11:21 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5991 - Studying nuclear power as a replacement for electricity generated from the combustion of fossil fuels.
  2. SB 6028 - Declaring electricity from a generation facility powered by the combustion of solid waste in a municipally owned energy recovery facility to be an eligible renewable resource for the purposes of chapter 19.285 RCW, the energy independence act.

Work Session:  Fish consumption rates and water quality standards.

Executive Session:  
  1. SB 5991 - Studying nuclear power as a replacement for electricity generated from the combustion of fossil fuels.
  2. SB 5992 - Allowing certain incremental electricity produced as a result of efficiency improvements and hydroelectric generation from certain irrigation facilities to qualify as an eligible renewable resource under chapter 19.285 RCW, the energy independence act.
  3. SB 6028 - Declaring electricity from a generation facility powered by the combustion of solid waste in a municipally owned energy recovery facility to be an eligible renewable resource for the purposes of chapter 19.285 RCW, the energy independence act.
  4. SB 6058 - Allowing incremental electricity produced as a result of efficiency improvements to hydroelectric generation projects whose energy output is marketed by the Bonneville power administration to qualify as an eligible renewable resource under the energy independence act.

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



Energy, Environment & Telecommunications* -  01/21/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/17/2014 at 11:20 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5990 - Concerning funding for programs under the environmental legacy stewardship program.
  2. SB 6021 - Concerning a qualified alternative energy resource.
  3. SB 6086 - Reducing polychlorinated biphenyls in Washington state.
  4. SB 6240 - Concerning retailer labeling requirements for asbestos-containing building materials.
  5. SB 6080 - Concerning a fishing line or monofilament recycling pilot program.

Executive:  
  1. SB 5991 - Studying nuclear power as a replacement for electricity generated from the combustion of fossil fuels.
  2. SB 6028 - Declaring electricity from a generation facility powered by the combustion of solid waste in a municipally owned energy recovery facility to be an eligible renewable resource for the purposes of chapter 19.285 RCW, the energy independence act.

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



Energy, Environment & Telecommunications -  01/22/14  8:00 am

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

Work Session:  
  1. Aviation biofuels update.
  2. Energy storage technology.

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



Energy, Environment & Telecommunications* -  01/23/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/20/2014 at 4:54 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6215 - Clarifying and correcting RCW 82.08.962 and 82.12.962 regarding the sales and use tax treatment of machinery and equipment purchases by companies producing pipeline-quality natural gas using landfill gas.
  2. SB 6243 - Modifying the definition of "oil" or "oils."

Work Session:  Low carbon fuel standard.

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



Energy, Environment & Telecommunications* -  01/28/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/23/2014 at 10:22 AM

Public Hearing:  SB 6322 - Providing telecommunications investment incentives.

Work Session:  Climate change.

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



Energy, Environment & Telecommunications* -  01/29/14  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/23/2014 at 10:22 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6264 - Capping the amount of the greenhouse gas reporting fee.
  2. SB 6368 - Adjusting the dollar threshold for substantial development under the shoreline management act for certain pleasure craft-related construction.
  3. SB 6381 - Concerning watershed councils in the Puget Sound basin.

Work Session:  Climate change- continued from January 28 meeting.

Executive:  
  1. SB 6021 - Concerning a qualified alternative energy resource.
  2. SB 6086 - Reducing polychlorinated biphenyls in Washington state.
  3. SB 6243 - Modifying the definition of "oil" or "oils."

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



Energy, Environment & Telecommunications* -  01/30/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/29/2014 at 4:34 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6258 - Using conservation achieved by a qualifying utility in excess of its biennial acquisition target under the energy independence act.
  2. SB 6177 - Regarding financing for stewardship of mercury-containing lights.
  3. SB 6264 - Capping the amount of the greenhouse gas reporting fee. (Continued from January 29 hearing.)

Work Session:  
  1. Overview of solar incentives.
  2. Update on climate legislative executive work group.

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



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Financial Institutions, Housing & Insurance* -  01/14/14  1:30 pm

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

MEETING CANCELLED.



Financial Institutions, Housing & Insurance* -  01/16/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/15/2014 at 11:45 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5955 - Establishing the Washington publicly owned trust in order to create a financing infrastructure to implement Initiative Measure No. 502 that complies with the United States attorney general's guidance letter of August 29, 2013, thereby providing resources for public infrastructure and other public purposes.
  2. SB 5976 - Addressing the notice given to owners of life insurance policies about alternative transactions.
  3. SB 5977 - Addressing the regulation of service contracts and protection product guarantees. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)[S-3652.1].
  4. SB 5978 - Addressing the regulation of service contracts and protection product guarantees.

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.



Financial Institutions, Housing & Insurance* -  01/21/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/21/2014 at 11:14 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6029 - Concerning credit unions' mergers.
  2. SB 6134 - Addressing nondepository institutions regulated by the department of financial institutions.
  3. SB 6135 - Addressing banks and trust companies.

Executive Session:  
  1. SB 5976 - Addressing the notice given to owners of life insurance policies about alternative transactions.
  2. SB 5977 - Addressing the regulation of service contracts and protection product guarantees.

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



Financial Institutions, Housing & Insurance* -  01/23/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/21/2014 at 5:53 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6291 - Concerning tenant screening.
  2. SB 6292 - Concerning tenant relocation assistance.
  3. SB 6294 - Creating the save toward a retirement today retirement savings plan.

Executive Session:  
  1. SB 5976 - Addressing the notice given to owners of life insurance policies about alternative transactions.
  2. SB 5977 - Addressing the regulation of service contracts and protection product guarantees.
  3. SB 5978 - Addressing the regulation of service contracts and protection product guarantees.
  4. SB 6029 - Concerning credit unions' mergers.
  5. SB 6134 - Addressing nondepository institutions regulated by the department of financial institutions.
  6. SB 6135 - Addressing banks and trust companies.

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



Financial Institutions, Housing & Insurance* -  01/28/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/27/2014 at 4:25 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6269 - Concerning the first mortgage interest business and occupation tax deduction.
  2. SB 6270 - Transferring the insurance and financial responsibility program. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute).
  3. SB 6273 - Revising provisions governing money transmitters.
  4. SB 6309 - Concerning legal fees and costs affiliated with notice of violation review under the manufactured/mobile home dispute resolution program.
  5. SB 6319 - Modifying the definition of residential real property in homeowners' associations.
  6. SB 6324 - Disposing tax foreclosed property to cities for affordable housing purposes.

Executive Session:  SB 5978 - Addressing the regulation of service contracts and protection product guarantees.

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.



Financial Institutions, Housing & Insurance* -  01/30/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/29/2014 at 3:25 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6110 - Regulating retainage bonds on public contracts.
  2. SB 6313 - Concerning a surcharge for local homeless housing and assistance.
  3. SB 6330 - Promoting affordable housing in urban growth areas. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute).

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.



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Governmental Operations* -  01/16/14  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/9/2014 at 12:55 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5964 - Concerning training public officials and employees regarding public records, records management, and open public meetings requirements.
  2. SB 5975 - Concerning the veterans innovations program.
  3. SB 5963 - Concerning the composition of the officer promotion board.

Work Session:  Growth Management.

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



Governmental Operations* -  01/20/14  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/17/2014 at 10:39 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5908 - Concerning property tax refunds.
  2. SB 5987 - Providing an additional method for water-sewer districts to disburse funds.
  3. SB 6008 - Modifying water-sewer district provisions. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  4. SB 5995 - Concerning local government selection of the appropriate sewer systems as part of growth management.
  5. SB 6026 - Concerning county financial actions for a concluded fiscal year.
  6. SB 6015 - Reconciling election laws.
  7. SB 6006 - Concerning the treatment of population enumeration data, including exempting it from public inspection and copying.
  8. SGA 9226 - Allyson Brooks, Director, Dept. of Archaeology & Historic Preservation.

Executive:  SGA 9226 - Allyson Brooks, Director, Dept. of Archaeology & Historic Preservation

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



Governmental Operations* -  01/21/14  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/17/2014 at 10:40 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5821 - Establishing consistent standards for agency decision making.
  2. SB 5826 - Addressing the shared leave pool.
  3. SB 6004 - Concerning the election of public hospital district boards of commissioners.
  4. SB 6005 - Eliminating the human resources director.
  5. SGA 9231 - Robert K St. John, Director, Consolidated Technology Services.
  6. SGA 9237 - Chris Liu, Director, Department of Enterprise Services.

Executive:  
  1. SB 5826 - Addressing the shared leave pool.
  2. SB 6004 - Concerning the election of public hospital district boards of commissioners.
  3. SB 6005 - Eliminating the human resources director.
  4. SGA 9231 - Robert K St. John, Director, Consolidated Technology Services
  5. SGA 9237 - Chris Liu, Director, Department of Enterprise Services

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



Governmental Operations* -  01/23/14  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/22/2014 at 2:05 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6141 - Concerning the confidentiality of certain records filed with the utilities and transportation commission or the attorney general.
  2. SB 6059 - Concerning charges for scanning public records.
  3. SB 6078 - Recognizing "Native American Heritage Day."
  4. SB 6060 - Concerning certain public water systems.
  5. SB 6097 - Facilitating and regulating contributions via text message to political campaigns.
  6. SB 6165 - Concerning accountability in caucus political committee accounts.
  7. SB 6145 - Declaring the Ostrea lurida the official oyster of the state of Washington.

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



Governmental Operations* -  01/27/14  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/24/2014 at 2:40 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5971 - Concerning the continuity of government and operations in the event of an emergency, disaster, or attack. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  2. SJR 8211 - Amending the state Constitution to provide continuity of state and local government during emergencies and disasters. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  3. SB 6003 - Addressing the scope of state fire service mobilization.
  4. SB 6166 - Concerning the use of credit cards for campaign expenditures.
  5. SB 6098 - Increasing transparency of campaign contributions.
  6. SB 6114 - Revising local government treasury practices and procedures.
  7. SB 6146 - Concerning county electronic public auctions.

Executive:  
  1. SB 5963 - Concerning the composition of the officer promotion board.
  2. SB 5974 - Concerning veterans' homes.
  3. SB 5975 - Concerning the veterans innovations program.
  4. SB 6015 - Reconciling election laws.
  5. SB 6145 - Declaring the Ostrea lurida the official oyster of the state of Washington.
  6. SB 6165 - Concerning accountability in caucus political committee accounts.

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



Governmental Operations -  01/28/14  10:00 am

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6162 - Subjecting federally recognized Indian tribes to the same conditions as state and local governments for property owned exclusively by the tribe.
  2. SB 6164 - Allowing a standing committee of the legislature to hold a public hearing on a ballot proposition.
  3. SB 6217 - Addressing the disclosure of global positioning system data by law enforcement officers.
  4. SB 6007 - Clarifying the exemption in the public records act for customer information held by public utilities.
  5. SB 6194 - Providing a process for county legislative authorities to withdraw from voluntary planning under the growth management act.
  6. SB 6212 - Regarding assessments for lands occupied, used, or under the jurisdiction of a state agency.
  7. SB 6371 - Removing the requirement that candidates and authorized political committees must file contribution and expenditure reports electronically.

Executive:  
  1. SB 6026 - Concerning county financial actions for a concluded fiscal year.
  2. SB 6114 - Revising local government treasury practices and procedures.

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



Governmental Operations* -  01/30/14  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/29/2014 at 10:46 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6200 - Concerning the Washington state historical society. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  2. SB 6289 - Allowing county treasurers to accept partial payments of property taxes in any amount at any time without previous agreement if payments are made by electronic payment and subjecting certain interest, penalties, and costs associated with delinquent property tax payments to usury limitations.
  3. SB 6303 - Modifying withdrawal of candidacy provisions.
  4. SB 6315 - Providing for the creation of a less than countywide port district within a county containing no port districts.
  5. SB 6183 - Requiring public employee collective bargaining sessions to be open meetings.
  6. SB 5520 - Establishing a regional fire protection service authority formation process for cities.

Executive:  
  1. SB 6289 - Allowing county treasurers to accept partial payments of property taxes in any amount at any time without previous agreement if payments are made by electronic payment and subjecting certain interest, penalties, and costs associated with delinquent property tax payments to usury limitations.
  2. SB 6315 - Providing for the creation of a less than countywide port district within a county containing no port districts.
  3. SB 6007 - Clarifying the exemption in the public records act for customer information held by public utilities.
  4. SB 6078 - Recognizing "Native American Heritage Day."
  5. ESB 6194 - Providing a process for county legislative authorities to withdraw from voluntary planning under the growth management act.
  6. SB 6212 - Regarding assessments for lands occupied, used, or under the jurisdiction of a state agency.
  7. SB 6217 - Addressing the disclosure of global positioning system data by law enforcement officers.
  8. SB 6059 - Concerning charges for scanning public records.
  9. SB 6006 - Concerning the treatment of population enumeration data, including exempting it from public inspection and copying.
  10. SB 5987 - Providing an additional method for water-sewer districts to disburse funds.

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



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Health Care -  01/16/14  10:00 am

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

Work Session:  
  1. University of Washington Advanced Integrated Mental Health Solutions (AIMS) program.
  2. Washington State Health Care Innovation Plan.

Other business.



Health Care* -  01/20/14  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/17/2014 at 2:54 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5931 - Clarifying the requirements for health plans offered outside of the exchange.
  2. SB 6139 - Concerning the protection of patient health care information in the comprehensive hospital abstract reporting system.
  3. SB 6196 - Requiring physicians and physician assistants to provide requested demographic information at the time of license renewal.
  4. SB 6140 - Concerning the practice settings for certified chemical dependency professionals and trainees.
  5. SB 6073 - Concerning the treatment of eosinophilic gastrointestinal associated disorders.

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



Health Care* -  01/21/14  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/20/2014 at 9:38 AM

Work Session:  Addressing the prescription and substitution of biological products.

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6178 - Aligning the medical marijuana system with the recreational marijuana system.
  2. SB 5887 - Concerning the medical use of cannabis. (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.



Health Care* -  01/23/14  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/17/2014 at 10:23 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5962 - Concerning services provided by residential habilitation centers.
  2. SB 5980 - Creating a quality improvement program for the licensees of the medical quality assurance commission.
  3. SB 6032 - Establishing dextromethorphan provisions.
  4. SB 6123 - Concerning physical therapy copayment and coinsurance.
  5. SB 6138 - Allowing the Washington state dental quality assurance commission to adopt rules regarding credential renewal requirements for dental professionals.
  6. SB 6170 - Concerning cultural competency education for health care professionals.

Executive:  
  1. SB 5887 - Concerning the medical use of cannabis.
  2. SB 6178 - Aligning the medical marijuana system with the recreational marijuana system.

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



Health Care* -  01/27/14  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/24/2014 at 4:22 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6298 - Creating the breastfeeding-friendly Washington designation for hospitals. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  2. SB 6299 - Requiring the department of health to develop and make available resources for pregnant women regarding prenatal nutrition.
  3. SB 6297 - Requiring the department of health to develop and make available resources for pregnant women regarding childhood immunizations.
  4. SB 5602 - Creating a silver alert system.
  5. SB 6232 - Requiring health insurance carriers to provide notification of carrier network changes.
  6. SB 6233 - Assisting self-employed small business owners adversely impacted by health insurance premium changes.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. SB 6139 - Concerning the protection of patient health care information in the comprehensive hospital abstract reporting system.
  2. SB 6196 - Requiring physicians and physician assistants to provide requested demographic information at the time of license renewal.
  3. SB 5962 - Concerning services provided by residential habilitation centers.

Proposed substitutes 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.



Health Care -  01/28/14  10:00 am

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6228 - Concerning transparency tools for consumer information on health care cost and quality. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  2. SB 6283 - Clarifying the practice of a phlebotomist.
  3. SB 6284 - Regarding expenditures from the public health supplemental account.
  4. SB 6050 - Concerning communication of mammographic breast density information to patients.
  5. SB 6122 - Concerning long-term planning for developmental disabilities services.

Proposed substitutes 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.



Health Care* -  01/30/14  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/28/2014 at 1:57 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6016 - Concerning continuity of care for enrollees in the Washington health benefit exchange during grace periods. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  2. SB 6304 - Preserving patient and practitioner freedom to obtain and provide health care by prohibiting unfair and deceptive practices in contracting for and managing health care delivery under health plans.
  3. SB 6265 - Concerning state and local agencies that obtain patient health care information.
  4. SB 6124 - Developing a state Alzheimer's plan. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  5. SB 6137 - Regulating pharmacy benefit managers and pharmacy audits.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. SB 5602 - Creating a silver alert system.
  2. SB 5931 - Clarifying the requirements for health plans offered outside of the exchange.
  3. SB 6050 - Concerning communication of mammographic breast density information to patients.
  4. SB 6122 - Concerning long-term planning for developmental disabilities services.
  5. SB 6138 - Allowing the Washington state dental quality assurance commission to adopt rules regarding credential renewal requirements for dental professionals.
  6. SB 6283 - Clarifying the practice of a phlebotomist.
  7. SB 6284 - Regarding expenditures from the public health supplemental account.
  8. SB 6297 - Requiring the department of health to develop and make available resources for pregnant women regarding childhood immunizations.
  9. SB 6298 - Creating the breastfeeding-friendly Washington designation for hospitals.
  10. SB 6299 - Requiring the department of health to develop and make available resources for pregnant women regarding prenatal nutrition.
  11. SB 6132 - Allowing medicare supplemental insurance premiums to be deducted from the calculation of disposable income for the purpose of qualifying for senior property tax programs.

Proposed substitutes 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. Other business.



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Higher Education -  01/14/14  1:30 pm

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

Work Session:  
  1. Overview of Higher Education budget.
  2. Overview of the Washington State Institute for Public Policy's report on the State Need Grant Program.
  3. Overview of student financial aid and access programs.

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



Higher Education* -  01/16/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/14/2014 at 10:13 AM

Work Session:  
  1. Veterans: Transitions to the workforce.
  2. Overview of academic credit for prior learning.

Public Hearing:  
  1. SCR 8409 - Approving the workforce training and education coordinating board's high skills high wages plan.
  2. SB 6033 - Providing parity of consumer protection procedures for all students attending licensed private vocational schools.
  3. SB 5969 - Providing for awarding academic credit for military training.

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



Higher Education* -  01/21/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/20/2014 at 4:40 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SGA 9234 - Jeffrey Charbonneau, Member, Washington State Student Achievement Council.
  2. SGA 9259 - Maud Daudon, Member, Washington State Student Achievement Council.
  3. SGA 9300 - Rai Nauman Mumtaz, Member, Washington State Student Achievement Council.

Work Session:  Overview of the Washington Student Achievement Council's Ten-Year Roadmap for Higher Education.

Executive Session:  
  1. SB 5969 - Providing for awarding academic credit for military training.
  2. SB 6033 - Providing parity of consumer protection procedures for all students attending licensed private vocational schools.
  3. SCR 8409 - Approving the workforce training and education coordinating board's high skills high wages plan.

Public Hearing:  
  1. SGA 9257 - Catherine P D'Ambrosio, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 7 (Shoreline Community College).
  2. SGA 9206 - Steven R Hill, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 6 (Seattle, So. Seattle, and No. Seattle Community Colleges).
  3. SGA 9276 - Lillian Hunter, Member, Board of Trustees, Technical College District #28, (Bates).
  4. SGA 9278 - John Jessop, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 23 (Edmonds Community College).
  5. SGA 9288 - Thomas W Lux, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 7 (Shoreline Community College).

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



Higher Education* -  01/23/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/16/2014 at 4:40 PM

Work Session:  
  1. Overview of the State Board for Community and Technical College's Student Achievement Initiative.
  2. Update on the Technical Incentive Funding Model Task Force report.
    1. Office of Financial Management.
    2. Four-year institutions of higher education.

Public Hearing:  SB 6042 - Establishing an incentive-based methodology of distributing state appropriations to public four-year institutions of higher education.

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



Higher Education* -  01/28/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/27/2014 at 3:11 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SGA 9309 - Jay A Reich, Member, State Board for Community and Technical Colleges.
  2. SGA 9295 - Amy L McCoy, Member, Board of Trustees, Central Washington University.

Work Session:  Overview of precollege courses and related initiatives.

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6083 - Concerning precollege placement measures.
  2. SB 6362 - Creating efficiencies for institutions of higher education.

Executive Session:  
  1. SB 6042 - Establishing an incentive-based methodology of distributing state appropriations to public four-year institutions of higher education.
  2. SGA 9206 - Steven R Hill, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 6 (Seattle, So. Seattle, and No. Seattle Community Colleges).
  3. SGA 9234 - Jeffrey Charbonneau, Member, Washington State Student Achievement Council.
  4. SGA 9257 - Catherine P D'Ambrosio, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 7 (Shoreline Community College).
  5. SGA 9259 - Maud Daudon, Member, Washington State Student Achievement Council.
  6. SGA 9276 - Lillian Hunter, Member, Board of Trustees, Technical College District #28, (Bates).
  7. SGA 9278 - John Jessop, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 23 (Edmonds Community College).
  8. SGA 9288 - Thomas W Lux, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 7 (Shoreline Community College).
  9. SGA 9300 - Rai Nauman Mumtaz, Member, Washington State Student Achievement Council.
  10. SGA 9295 - Amy L McCoy, Member, Board of Trustees, Central Washington University
  11. SGA 9309 - Jay A Reich, Member, State Board for Community and Technical Colleges

Other business.



Higher Education* -  01/30/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/30/2014 at 12:21 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SGA 9270 - Claire Grace, Member, Higher Education Facilities Authority.
  2. SGA 9235 - Frederick Goldberg, Member, Board of Trustees, The Evergreen State College.

Work Session:  
  1. Overview of cost of attendance and financial aid options at a research university, regional university, community college, and private university.
  2. Overview of student loans.

Public Hearing:  SB 6358 - Requiring institutions of higher education to provide certain financial aid information to admitted and prospective students.

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



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Human Services & Corrections -  01/16/14  10:00 am

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

Work Session:  
  1. Department of Corrections reports to the Legislature.
  2. Prison capacity with the Department of Corrections:
    1. Overview of capacity and current populations.
    2. Justice reinvestment.
  3. Report on the Risk Needs Responsivity Project.
  4. Status of community corrections - post SB 6204 (2012).

Other business.



Human Services & Corrections* -  01/20/14  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/20/2014 at 8:39 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6126 - Concerning representation of children in dependency matters.
  2. SB 6022 - Protecting state hospital workers.
  3. SB 6094 - Authorizing the use of jail data for research purposes in the public interest.
  4. SB 6095 - Concerning background checks for persons with whom dependent children are placed.
  5. SB 6101 - Concerning extended foster care services.
  6. SB 6168 - Concerning review of licensing and employment decisions by the children's administration.

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



Human Services & Corrections* -  01/21/14  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/16/2014 at 1:28 PM

Work Session:  Skagit Community Integration Project.

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5965 - Concerning sexually violent predators.
  2. SB 6069 - Modifying community custody conditions for sex offenders.
  3. SB 6181 - Concerning child care subsidies and child support enforcement services.

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



Human Services & Corrections* -  01/27/14  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/24/2014 at 10:22 AM

Work Session:  
  1. Runaways/Commercially sexually exploited children.
  2. Funding for recruiting foster parents.
  3. Braam Settlement update.
  4. Funding request for additional Assistant Attorney Generals.

Executive:  
  1. SB 6022 - Protecting state hospital workers.
  2. SB 6094 - Authorizing the use of jail data for research purposes in the public interest.
  3. SB 6095 - Concerning background checks for persons with whom dependent children are placed.

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



Human Services & Corrections -  01/28/14  10:00 am

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6234 - Concerning compliance with inspections of child care facilities.
  2. SB 6261 - Concerning statements made by juveniles during assessments or screenings for mental health or chemical dependency treatment.
  3. SB 6311 - Concerning involuntary medication for maintaining the level of restoration in jail.
  4. SB 6312 - Concerning state purchasing of mental health and chemical dependency treatment services.

Executive:  
  1. SB 5965 - Concerning sexually violent predators.
  2. SB 6069 - Modifying community custody conditions for sex offenders.
  3. SB 6095 - Concerning background checks for persons with whom dependent children are placed.
  4. SB 6181 - Concerning child care subsidies and child support enforcement services.
  5. SB 6101 - Concerning extended foster care services.

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



Human Services & Corrections* -  01/30/14  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/23/2014 at 8:56 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SSB 5064 - Concerning persons sentenced for offenses committed prior to reaching eighteen years of age.
  2. ESSB 5735 - Concerning registered sex or kidnapping offenders.
  3. SB 6211 - Concerning the termination of basic food benefits to incarcerated persons.
  4. SB 6390 - Forming the juvenile sentencing task force to review and make recommendations regarding juvenile sentencing matters.
  5. SB 6257 - Ordering the caseload forecast council to publish sentencing information concerning racial disproportionality.

Executive:  SB 6126 - Concerning representation of children in dependency matters.

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



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Law & Justice* -  01/13/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/10/2014 at 2:16 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5967 - Modifying mental status evaluation provisions.
  2. SB 5966 - Concerning the possession or use of alcohol, cannabis products, and controlled substances in sentencing provisions.
  3. SB 6012 - Prohibiting the state bar association from charging fees to judicial members.
  4. SB 5999 - Concerning corporate entity conversions.
  5. SB 6014 - Concerning the operation of a vessel under the influence of an intoxicant.

Other business.



Law & Justice* -  01/15/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/14/2014 at 12:18 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5981 - Increasing the number of superior court judges in Mason county.
  2. SB 6010 - Establishing penalties for altered or shaved keys.
  3. SB 6009 - Establishing a special allegation for habitual property offenders.
  4. SB 6011 - Increasing penalties for random assaults.

Executive Session:  
  1. SB 5967 - Modifying mental status evaluation provisions.
  2. SB 5966 - Concerning the possession or use of alcohol, cannabis products, and controlled substances in sentencing provisions.
  3. SB 6012 - Prohibiting the state bar association from charging fees to judicial members.
  4. SB 5999 - Concerning corporate entity conversions.
  5. SB 6014 - Concerning the operation of a vessel under the influence of an intoxicant.
  6. SGA 9096 - Janice E Ellis, Member, Sentencing Guidelines Commission.
  7. SGA 9144 - Maryann J Moreno, Member, Sentencing Guidelines Commission.
  8. SGA 9148 - Shawn M Murinko, Member, Human Rights Commission.
  9. SGA 9153 - Lenell Nussbaum, Member, Sentencing Guidelines Commission.
  10. SGA 9155 - Paul A Pastor, Member, Sentencing Guidelines Commission.
  11. SGA 9173 - Catherine Shaffer, Member, Sentencing Guidelines Commission.

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



Law & Justice* -  01/17/14  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/15/2014 at 9:55 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5965 - Concerning sexually violent predators.
  2. SB 6024 - Modifying organized retail theft provisions.
  3. SB 6025 - Creating a sentence enhancement for body armor.
  4. SB 6085 - Concerning prior offenses within fifteen years for driving under the influence or physical control of a vehicle violations.
  5. School searches [S-3380.1].
  6. SB 6023 - Including searches by school resource officers and local police school liaison officers within the warrantless school search exception.
  7. SB 6066 - Allowing for the restoration of firearms rights under certain conditions.

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



Law & Justice* -  01/20/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/17/2014 at 2:58 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5997 - Authorizing the termination of all legal responsibilities of a nonparent if genetic testing shows by clear and convincing evidence that a man is not the genetic father of a child.
  2. SB 5998 - Establishing the position and authority of warrant officers in first-class cities to enforce court orders and outstanding warrants.
  3. SB 5968 - Addressing the safe care of inmates and suspects in Washington hospitals.
  4. SB 6017 - Modifying seizure and forfeiture provisions.
  5. SB 6090 - Modifying driving under the influence and physical control of a vehicle under the influence provisions.

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



Law & Justice* -  01/22/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/16/2014 at 11:39 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6143 - Clarifying tenant remedies upon landlord's failure to perform duties.
  2. SB 6089 - Prohibiting the use of eminent domain for economic development.
  3. SB 6125 - Concerning eminent domain.
  4. SB 6088 - Reducing the size of the state supreme court.

Executive Session:  
  1. SB 5981 - Increasing the number of superior court judges in Mason county.
  2. SB 5998 - Establishing the position and authority of warrant officers in first-class cities to enforce court orders and outstanding warrants.
  3. SB 6009 - Establishing a special allegation for habitual property offenders.
  4. SB 6010 - Establishing penalties for altered or shaved keys.
  5. SB 6011 - Increasing penalties for random assaults.
  6. SB 6017 - Modifying seizure and forfeiture provisions.
  7. SB 6023 - Including searches by school resource officers and local police school liaison officers within the warrantless school search exception.
  8. SB 6024 - Modifying organized retail theft provisions.
  9. SB 6025 - Creating a sentence enhancement for body armor.
  10. SB 6085 - Concerning prior offenses within fifteen years for driving under the influence or physical control of a vehicle violations.
  11. SB 6090 - Modifying driving under the influence and physical control of a vehicle under the influence provisions.

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



Law & Justice* -  01/24/14  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/17/2014 at 3:35 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6219 - Concerning actions for damage arising from vehicular traffic on a primitive road.
  2. SB 6191 - Increasing the seriousness level for manslaughter in the second degree.
  3. SB 6218 - Modifying peace officer certification provisions.
  4. SB 5020 - Modifying indigent defense provisions. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)

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



Law & Justice* -  01/27/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/23/2014 at 10:11 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6279 - Creating effective and timely access to magistrates for purposes of reviewing search warrant applications.
  2. SB 6172 - Protecting Washington citizens from warrantless surveillance, reducing liability, and establishing clear standards under which agencies may utilize unmanned aerial vehicles.
  3. SB 6248 - Making the unlawful possession of instruments of financial fraud a crime.

Executive Session:  
  1. SB 6090 - Modifying driving under the influence and physical control of a vehicle under the influence provisions.
  2. SB 6085 - Concerning prior offenses within fifteen years for driving under the influence or physical control of a vehicle violations.
  3. SB 6010 - Establishing penalties for altered or shaved keys.
  4. SB 6017 - Modifying seizure and forfeiture provisions.
  5. SB 6023 - Including searches by school resource officers and local police school liaison officers within the warrantless school search exception.
  6. SB 6025 - Creating a sentence enhancement for body armor.
  7. SB 6143 - Clarifying tenant remedies upon landlord's failure to perform duties.
  8. SB 6089 - Prohibiting the use of eminent domain for economic development.
  9. SB 6125 - Concerning eminent domain.
  10. SB 6088 - Reducing the size of the state supreme court.

Other business.



Law & Justice -  01/29/14  1:30 pm

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. SI 591 - Protect our gun rights.
  2. SI 594 - Gun sales background check.

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



Law & Justice* -  01/31/14  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/26/2014 at 11:03 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SJR 8215 - Amending the state Constitution so that only persons who are qualified voters in a county are elected or appointed to the office of judge of the superior court for that county.
  2. SB 5956 - Concerning short-barreled rifles.
  3. SB 6198 - Protecting sport shooting ranges.
  4. SB 6066 - Allowing for the restoration of firearms rights under certain conditions.
  5. SB 6433 - Prohibiting discrimination by an individual or entity on the basis of creed.
  6. SB 6314 - Asserting that submission of DNA markers to a database be accessible only to qualified laboratory personnel.
  7. SB 6118 - Protecting citizens from the application of foreign laws that would result in a violation of a constitutional right.

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



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Natural Resources & Parks* -  01/14/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/9/2014 at 1:35 PM

Work Session:  Briefing from the Departments of Natural Resources and Health on China's suspension of shellfish imports from Washington.

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5973 - Creating the community forest trust account.
  2. SB 5972 - Specifying recovery for fire damages to public or private forested lands.

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



Natural Resources & Parks* -  01/16/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/14/2014 at 8:26 AM

Work Session:  Briefing on the work of conservation districts in implementing the Firewise program.

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6034 - Concerning state parks partnership opportunities.
  2. SB 6036 - Concerning the Milwaukee Road corridor.
  3. SB 6035 - Regarding the safety of ski area conveyances.

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



Natural Resources & Parks -  01/21/14  1:30 pm

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6041 - Regarding fish and wildlife law enforcement.
  2. SB 6039 - Ensuring hunter safety.
  3. SB 6040 - Concerning invasive species.
  4. SB 6027 - Regarding sediment removal by citizen volunteers.
  5. SB 6072 - Providing for a biennial update on forage fish.

Executive:  
  1. SB 5973 - Creating the community forest trust account.
  2. SB 6036 - Concerning the Milwaukee Road corridor.
  3. SB 6035 - Regarding the safety of ski area conveyances.
  4. ESB 6034 - Concerning state parks partnership opportunities.
  5. SB 5972 - Specifying recovery for fire damages to public or private forested lands.

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



Natural Resources & Parks* -  01/23/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/17/2014 at 10:41 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6193 - Modifying provisions of the code that deal with migratory birds.
  2. SB 6031 - Concerning lake and beach management districts.
  3. SB 6180 - Consolidating designated forest lands and open space timber lands for ease of administration.
  4. SB 6207 - Providing fee immunity for certain water facilities.
  5. SB 6076 - Concerning the maintenance and operations of parks and recreational land acquired through the conservation futures program.
  6. SB 6052 - Concerning habitat and recreation land acquisitions.

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



Natural Resources & Parks* -  01/28/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/24/2014 at 5:32 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6185 - Concerning floating houses in harbor areas.
  2. SB 6199 - Addressing wildfires caused by incendiary devices.
  3. SB 6246 - Designating Washington's shoreline as a state maritime heritage area.
  4. SB 6281 - Ensuring an effective hunter education program.
  5. SB 6287 - Concerning a pilot program for cougar control.

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



Natural Resources & Parks* -  01/30/14  1:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/27/2014 at 8:31 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6446 - Concerning payments in lieu of taxes on county game lands.
  2. SB 6450 - Concerning on-water dwellings.
  3. SGA 9261 - Loretta S Dekay, Member, Columbia River Gorge Commission.
  4. SGA 9225 - Nancy Biery, Member, Salmon Recovery Funding Board.
  5. SGA 9281 - Robert F Kehoe, Member, Fish and Wildlife Commission.
  6. SGA 9245 - Elizabeth W Bloomfield, Member, Recreation and Conservation Funding Board.

Executive:  
  1. SB 6041 - Regarding fish and wildlife law enforcement.
  2. SB 6193 - Modifying provisions of the code that deal with migratory birds.
  3. SB 6207 - Providing fee immunity for certain water facilities.
  4. SB 6246 - Designating Washington's shoreline as a state maritime heritage area.
  5. SB 6281 - Ensuring an effective hunter education program.
  6. ESB 6031 - Concerning lake and beach management districts.
  7. SB 6180 - Consolidating designated forest lands and open space timber lands for ease of administration.
  8. SB 6076 - Concerning the maintenance and operations of parks and recreational land acquired through the conservation futures program.
  9. SB 6185 - Concerning floating houses in harbor areas.
  10. SB 6199 - Addressing wildfires caused by incendiary devices.
  11. SB 6039 - Ensuring hunter safety.
  12. SB 6072 - Providing for a biennial update on forage fish.

There will be no public testimony taken on Senate Gubernatorial Appointments. However, you may submit written comments to staff. Staff will distribute the comments to committee members. Please submit comments to Joseph.Parrino@leg.wa.gov. Possible executive session on bills heard in committee. Other business.



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Trade & Economic Development -  01/14/14  8:00 am

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

Work Session:  
  1. Department of Commerce sector strategy and jobs plan update.
  2. Economic Development Budget Proviso recommendations.

Executive Session:  SB 5334 - Concerning public facilities' grants and loans.

Other business.



Trade & Economic Development -  01/16/14  8:00 am

Full Committee
Jt. w/  Energy, Environment & Telecommunications
Senate Hearing Rm 4
J.A. Cherberg Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  Economic impacts of environmental regulations.

Other business.



Trade & Economic Development* -  01/21/14  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/20/2014 at 2:40 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6176 - Modifying the tax appeal process.
  2. SB 6175 - Modifying the tax appeal process.
  3. SB 6000 - Providing a property tax exemption for property held under lease, sublease, or lease-purchase by a nonprofit organization that provides job training, placement, or preemployment services.

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



Trade & Economic Development* -  01/23/14  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/22/2014 at 9:42 AM

Work Session:  Aligning workforce training with industry needs.

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6182 - Establishing a tax credit for employers participating in the apprenticeship program.
  2. SB 6195 - Concerning long-term funding for a state tourism marketing program.
  3. SB 6318 - Providing greater small business assistance by modifying the filing threshold for business and occupation tax purposes. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  4. SB 5741 - Allowing the use of lodging taxes for financing workforce housing and tourism promotion activities or facilities.

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



Trade & Economic Development -  01/28/14  8:00 am

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

Work Session:  Developing Bilateral Trade Opportunities with Countries in South America, Europe, and Asia.

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6188 - Dedicating a portion of state sales tax revenues derived from certain short-term major public events for county economic development use.
  2. SB 6169 - Changing membership provisions of the Washington economic development finance authority.
  3. SB 6045 - Promoting economic development through enhancing transparency and predictability of state agency permitting and review processes.

Executive Session:  SB 6045 - Promoting economic development through enhancing transparency and predictability of state agency permitting and review processes.

Other business.



Trade & Economic Development* -  01/30/14  8:00 am

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

REVISED on 1/29/2014 at 4:08 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6096 - Providing for property tax exemption for the value of new construction of industrial/manufacturing facilities in targeted urban areas.
  2. SB 6355 - Concerning projects of statewide significance for economic development and transportation.
  3. SJM 8011 - Concerning international trade policy reforms.
  4. SB 6267 - Concerning high-technology research and development tax incentives.
  5. SB 6430 - Extending tax preferences for high-technology research and development.

Executive Session:  
  1. SB 6318 - Providing greater small business assistance by modifying the filing threshold for business and occupation tax purposes.
  2. SB 6182 - Establishing a tax credit for employers participating in the apprenticeship program.
  3. SB 6175 - Modifying the tax appeal process.
  4. SB 6169 - Changing membership provisions of the Washington economic development finance authority.
  5. SGA 9204 - Brian Bonlender, Director, Department of Commerce.

Other business.



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Transportation -  01/15/14  3:30 pm

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

Work Session:  
  1. Governor's proposed 2014 supplemental transportation budget - Office of Financial Management.
  2. American Society of Civil Engineers - 2013 Report Card for Washington's Infrastructure.
  3. Highway maintenance & preservation needs/costs - Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee.

Other business.



Transportation -  01/16/14  3:30 pm

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

Work Session:  
  1. Megaprojects update - Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT):
    1. Alaskan Way Viaduct replacement project (deep bore tunnel).
    2. SR 520 floating bridge.
  2. WSDOT tolling - cost of service report.

Other business.



Transportation* -  01/21/14  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/17/2014 at 8:37 AM

Work Session:  
  1. Amtrak rail operations and contract update - Washington State Department of Transportation.
  2. Distracted driving - Washington Traffic Safety Commission.

Public Hearing:  SB 6227 - Enhancing public safety by reducing distracted driving incidents caused by the use of personal wireless communications devices.

Other business.



Transportation* -  01/22/14  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/20/2014 at 5:55 PM

Work Session:  State of Transportation - Washington State Department of Transportation.

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5886 - Concerning the sale of certain department of transportation surplus property. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  2. SB 5961 - Concerning the enforcement of regional transit authority fares. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  3. SB 5979 - Modifying provisions governing commercial motor vehicles.

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



Transportation -  01/23/14  3:30 pm

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

Work Session:  
  1. Road Usage Charge Assessment Report - Washington Transportation Commission.
  2. Disabled Parking Work Group Recommendations - Department of Licensing.

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5957 - Concerning the renewal of parking privileges for persons with disabilities.
  2. SGA 9228 - Pat Kohler, Director, Department of Licensing.

Executive:  
  1. SGA 9228 - Pat Kohler, Director, Department of Licensing
  2. SB 5979 - Modifying provisions governing commercial motor vehicles.

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



Transportation* -  01/28/14  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/27/2014 at 5:01 PM

Work Session:  Disadvantaged Business Enterprises - Washington State Department of Transportation & Office of Minority and Women's Business Enterprises.

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6054 - Regarding aeronautic safety. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  2. SB 6171 - Creating passenger-only ferry service districts. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  3. SB 6216 - Allowing certain counties to assume the administrative duties of a county ferry district. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)

Executive:  SB 5957 - Concerning the renewal of parking privileges for persons with disabilities.

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



Transportation* -  01/29/14  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/27/2014 at 5:01 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6150 - Concerning Medal of Honor special license plates. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  2. SB 6109 - Concerning the processing of certain motor vehicle-related violations applicable to rental cars.
  3. SB 6280 - Concerning department of transportation numbers for commercial motor vehicles. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  4. SB 6296 - Requiring an electric motorcycle registration renewal fee.

Executive:  
  1. SB 6216 - Allowing certain counties to assume the administrative duties of a county ferry district.
  2. SB 6171 - Creating passenger-only ferry service districts.
  3. SB 5886 - Concerning the sale of certain department of transportation surplus property.

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



Transportation -  01/30/14  3:30 pm

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

Work Session:  Oversize load permits and Skagit River Bridge update - Washington State Department of Transportation.

Public Hearing:  SB 5944 - Concerning special permits and signage for certain overheight or overwidth vehicle loads.

Executive:  
  1. SB 6054 - Regarding aeronautic safety.
  2. SB 6109 - Concerning the processing of certain motor vehicle-related violations applicable to rental cars.
  3. SB 6150 - Concerning Medal of Honor special license plates.
  4. SB 6227 - Enhancing public safety by reducing distracted driving incidents caused by the use of personal wireless communications devices.
  5. SB 6280 - Concerning department of transportation numbers for commercial motor vehicles.
  6. SB 6296 - Requiring an electric motorcycle registration renewal fee.

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



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Ways & Means -  01/14/14  3:30 pm

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

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 5910 - Providing that a quarterly revenue forecast is due on February 20th during both a long and short legislative session year.
  2. SJR 8212 - Restricting changes in salaries for legislators.
  3. SB 5988 - Restricting the solicitation and acceptance of campaign contributions.

Work Session:  
  1. Overview of the fiscal.wa.gov website.
  2. Update on the activities of the Education Research and Data Center.

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



Ways & Means* -  01/15/14  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/15/2014 at 7:57 AM

Public Hearing:  SB 6002 - Making 2014 supplemental operating appropriations:
  1. Elected Officials.
  2. K-12 education/early learning.
  3. Higher education.
  4. Health care.
  5. Long-term care, developmental disabilities, mental health.
  6. Juvenile rehabilitation, department of corrections.
  7. Children and family services.
  8. Other human services.
  9. Natural resources.
  10. General government/judicial agencies.
  11. All other.


Executive Session:  
  1. SB 5910 - Providing that a quarterly revenue forecast is due on February 20th during both a long and short legislative session year.
  2. SJR 8212 - Restricting changes in salaries for legislators.
  3. SB 5988 - Restricting the solicitation and acceptance of campaign contributions.

Other business.



Ways & Means* -  01/16/14  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/16/2014 at 9:51 AM

Executive Session:  SB 5887 - Concerning the medical use of cannabis. (Re-referred without recommendation).

Work Session:  
  1. Ways and Means Staff Presentation on Capital Budget & Debt Limit Projections.
  2. Overview of Governor's Proposed Capital Budget.
  3. State Treasurer Report on State Debt.
  4. Ways and Means Staff Presentation on K-12 Capital Construction Issues.
  5. National Teacher of the Year, Jeffrey Charbonneau.

Public Hearing:  SB 6081 - Creating a grant program to develop and modernize specialized STEM facilities.

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



Ways & Means* -  01/20/14  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/20/2014 at 7:53 AM

Executive Session:  SB 6318 - Providing greater small business assistance by modifying the filing threshold for business and occupation tax purposes. (Referred without recommendation).

Work Session: K-12 Update:  
  1. Quality Education Council (QEC) activities.
  2. Overview of LAP enhancement implementation & evidence-based committee activities.
  3. K-12 health benefits study.

Other business.



Ways & Means -  01/21/14  3:30 pm

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

Work Session: State Parks & Capital Budget Interactions:  
  1. State Parks Budget Overview.
  2. State Parks: Recent State Parks Financial Plan.
  3. Overview of Land Acquisition in the Capital Budget.

Other business.



Ways & Means -  01/22/14  3:30 pm

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

Work Session: Tax Issues:  
  1. Staff Overview of High Tech Tax Credit/Sales Tax Deferral.
  2. Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee 2013 Tax Performance Review.

Other business.



Ways & Means -  01/23/14  3:30 pm

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

Work Session: Health Care Reform/Integration:  
  1. Staff presentations on current structure of health care system and mental health systems funding levels.
  2. Panels to focus on key policy questions.

Other business.



Ways & Means* -  01/27/14  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/27/2014 at 1:37 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6268 - Extending the alternative fuel vehicle retail sales and use tax exemption.
  2. SB 6102 - Transferring certain state sales and use taxes collected on state highway projects to the connecting Washington account.(Hearing is on proposed substitute).
  3. SB 6305 - Creating a defined contribution retirement plan option for elected officials.
  4. SB 6201 - Creating an optional life annuity benefit for plan 2 members of the law enforcement officers' and firefighters' retirement system.
  5. SB 6236 - Authorizing an increase in the total outstanding indebtedness of the higher education facilities authority.
  6. SB 6259 - Providing a reduced public utility tax for log transportation businesses. (Hearing is on proposed substitute).
  7. SB 6084 - Concerning property tax exemptions for service-connected disabled veterans and senior citizens.
  8. SB 6049 - Providing a business and occupation tax credit for businesses that hire veterans.
  9. SB 5089 - Allowing certain health care coverage deductions from the calculation of disposable income for the purpose of qualifying for senior property tax programs.

Executive Session:  SB 6430 - Extending tax preferences for high-technology research and development. (Referred without recommendation).

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



Ways & Means* -  01/28/14  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/28/2014 at 1:35 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6340 - Aligning student transportation formulas with 2013 session laws.
  2. SB 6151 - Concerning the creation of cultural access authorities.
  3. SSB 5973 - Creating the community forest trust account.
  4. SB 6274 - Providing oversight of state agency tortious conduct through legislative hearings.
  5. SJR 8213 - Amending the Constitution to require a two-thirds majority vote of the legislature to raise taxes.
  6. SB 6321 - Removing the statutory provision that allows members of plan 3 of the public employees' retirement system, school employees' retirement system, and teachers' retirement system to select a new contribution rate option each year.
  7. SB 6328 - Concerning deferred compensation plans.
  8. SB 6333 - Concerning tax statute clarifications, simplifications, and technical corrections.
  9. SB 6352 - Providing an exemption for certain lodging services from the convention and trade center tax.

Executive Session:  
  1. SB 6102 - Transferring certain state sales and use taxes collected on state highway projects to the connecting Washington account.
  2. SB 6201 - Creating an optional life annuity benefit for plan 2 members of the law enforcement officers' and firefighters' retirement system.
  3. SB 6259 - Providing a reduced public utility tax for log transportation businesses.

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



Ways & Means* -  01/29/14  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/29/2014 at 2:05 PM

Work Session:  
  1. Update on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
  2. Progress report on the Health Benefit Exchange.

Other business.



Ways & Means* -  01/30/14  3:30 pm

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

REVISED on 1/29/2014 at 5:36 PM

Work Session:  
  1. Trends in construction costs.
  2. Capital budget cost drivers:
    1. Prevailing wages.
    2. High performance buildings.
    3. Project scope and durability.
  3. Construction costs panel.

Executive Session:  
  1. SB 6340 - Aligning student transportation formulas with 2013 session laws.
  2. SSB 5973 - Creating the community forest trust account.
  3. SB 6274 - Providing oversight of state agency tortious conduct through legislative hearings.
  4. SB 6321 - Removing the statutory provision that allows members of plan 3 of the public employees' retirement system, school employees' retirement system, and teachers' retirement system to select a new contribution rate option each year.
  5. SB 6151 - Concerning the creation of cultural access authorities.
  6. SB 6333 - Concerning tax statute clarifications, simplifications, and technical corrections.
  7. SB 6352 - Providing an exemption for certain lodging services from the convention and trade center tax.

Other business.



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Joint, Select & Other Committees

Advanced Tuition Payment, Legislative Advisory Committee Legislative Audit & Review Committee, Joint
Prior Authorization Work Group Transportation, Joint Committee

Advanced Tuition Payment, Legislative Advisory Committee -  01/10/14  9:00 am

Full Committee

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

Agenda:  
  1. Review of differential tuition and various options.
  2. Review of various options for making changes to the program.
  3. Comparison of FY 2012 and FY 2013 funded status and discussion of what drives the funded status.

Meeting time: 9am-11am



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Legislative Audit & Review Committee, Joint* -  01/07/14  10:00 am

Full Committee
(360) 786-5288
House Hearing Rm C
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 1/2/2014 at 2:53 PM

Agenda:  
  1. Committee Business -- Action Item: Approval of December 11, 2013, JLARC meeting minutes.
  2. Legislative Auditor Report to the Legislature: Guidance for Drafting Performance Statements in Tax Preference Legislation.
  3. Assessing the Impact of Tuition on Access, Affordability, and Institutional Quality (project update).
  4. K-12 Employee Health Benefits: Legislature Should Direct Insurance Commissioner to Collect Data Needed to Analyze Health Care Purchasing (project update).
  5. Total Highway Maintenance and Preservation Estimates Are Available - Phase I (briefing report).
  6. Competency to Stand Trial, Phase II: DSHS Has Not Met Performance Targets - Better Management and Analysis Could Help It Do So (preliminary report).

Please note: JLARC reserves the right to move agenda items as needed. Published materials and reports, when available, can be found at http://www.jlarc.leg.wa.gov



Legislative Audit & Review Committee, Joint* -  01/07/14  1:30 pm

I-900 Subcommittee
(360) 786-5288
House Hearing Rm C
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 1/3/2014 at 9:11 AM

State Auditor's Office Performance Audits:  
  1. Regulatory Reform: Improving Permit Timeliness:
    1. Public testimony.
  2. Annual Performance Audit Progress Report:
    1. Public testimony.

Published materials and reports, when available, can be found at http://www.jlarc.leg.wa.gov



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Prior Authorization Work Group* -  01/24/14  8:00 am

Full Committee
(360) 786-7407
Sen. Conf. Rms ABC
J.A. Cherberg Building
Olympia, WA

MEETING CANCELLED.



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Transportation, Joint Committee* -  01/08/14  10:00 am

Full Committee
(360) 786-7329
Senate Hearing Rm 1
J.A. Cherberg Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 1/7/2014 at 12:25 PM

Agenda:  
  1. Introductions and welcome.
  2. SR 520 Pontoon update.
  3. Final draft report on TNB Internal Refinance Opportunities Study:
    1. JTC staff will present the final draft report on TNB internal refinance opportunities study.
  4. Final draft report on Requirement for Unexpired Driver's License Study:
    1. JTC staff will discuss changes to the draft report on the requirement for an unexpired driver's license in order to license a vehicle in the state of Washington, and present the final draft report.
  5. CRC Oversight Subcommittee summary.
  6. WSDOT Surplus Property/Facility Replacements Study:
    1. Staff will present a study update.
  7. JTC Study on WSDOT Cost Efficiencies Study final draft report:
    1. ESSB 5024, Sec 204(1) directed JTC to study transportation project cost drivers and potential efficiencies. This is presentation of the final draft report of this study.
  8. DOL report on specialized license plates:
    1. This is the third annual report to the JTC on the status of specialized license plates.
  9. OFM report on ferry performance measures:
    1. RCW 47.64.360 requires OFM to report annually to the JTC on ferry system performance measures. This is the second comprehensive report.
  10. Adjourn.

Please note: Topics, actions, and times are subject to change. Meeting is expected to end at 12:30 p.m.



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