Agenda for October 2012

House Committees

Education Ways & Means

Education -  10/02/12  8:30 am

Full Committee
Renton School District
300 SW 7th Street
Renton, WA

Work Session: The Educational Opportunity Gap and the Educator Workforce:  
  1. Data presentation: Characteristics of the Educator Workforce.
  2. Update on Preparation Program Initiatives and Issues.
    1. First People's Language and Culture Certification.
    2. What teachers should know about Instruction for English Language Learners.
    3. Implementation of Cultural Competence Model Standards.
    4. Recruiting Washington Teachers Program.
  3. Roundtable discussion with Educational Opportunity Gap Oversight & Accountability Committee.

Meeting time: 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

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Ways & Means -  10/08/12  10:00 am

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

Work Session:  
  1. Briefing on the September Economic and Revenue Forecast.
  2. Update on the implementation of Initiative 1183 (liquor distribution and sales).
  3. Update on Health Care Reform.
  4. Update on the Joint Task Force on Education Funding.



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Joint, Select & Other Committees

Advanced Tuition Payment, Legislative Advisory Committee Developmental Disability Service System Task Force
Education Funding, Jt. Task Force Health Reform Implementation, Joint Legislative Select Committee
Junior Taxing Districts, Municipal Corps & Local Gov Finance, Jt Select Comm Legislative Audit & Review Committee, Joint
Legislative-Executive Workfirst Oversight, Task Force Pension Policy, Select Committee
Transportation, Joint Committee Veterans' & Military Affairs, Joint Committee

Advanced Tuition Payment, Legislative Advisory Committee* -  10/02/12  10:00 am

Full Committee
(360) 786-7716
Center for Urban Horticulture, NHS Hall- Section C
UW Botanical Gardens
Seattle, WA

REVISED on 9/25/2012 at 8:35 AM

Agenda:  
  1. Meeting Overview.
  2. Legal analysis of GET and differential tuition.
  3. Panel discussion of options for addressing differential tuition.





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Developmental Disability Service System Task Force* -  10/09/12  9:00 am

Full Committee
(360) 786-7407
Sen. Conf. Rms ABC
J.A. Cherberg Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 10/5/2012 at 1:07 PM

Work Session:  
  1. Development of a process for making recommendations.
  2. Data requests from September 25, 2012 meeting.
  3. Regulatory and policy requirements, Olmstead v. L.C.
  4. Use of surplus property resulting from closure of one or more centers and options for future use/sale of property.
  5. Limitations on the use of Residential Habilitation Centers (RHCs) to provide services to the community and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) limitations.
  6. Discussion of previous agenda items.
  7. Task Force - future business.
  8. Public comment.

Meeting time is from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.



Developmental Disability Service System Task Force* -  10/23/12  9:00 am

Full Committee
(360) 786-7407
Sen. Conf. Rms ABC
J.A. Cherberg Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 10/22/2012 at 12:04 PM

Work Session:  
  1. Review of respite care:
    1. Overview of availability of respite care:
      1. Residential Habilitation Center (RHC) setting.
      2. Providers of in-home respite care.
      3. Respite resources in Washington.
    2. Clients and respite care.
      1. Parents on no paid services case load.
      2. Parents who receive service.
  2. Use of surplus property resulting from closure of one or more centers and options for future use or sale of property.
  3. Re-framing the mission of Yakima Valley School: What services would the school provide?
  4. Review of proposals submitted by Task Force members.

Meeting time is from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.



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Education Funding, Jt. Task Force -  10/12/12  8:00 am

Full Committee

Puget Sound Skills Center - Yormark Room
18010 8th Ave. S
Burien, WA

Agenda:  
  1. Review committee assignment.
  2. General discussion regarding basic education enhancements.
  3. Chair and Vice-Chair examples of cost and phase-in enhancements in HB 2776/2261.
  4. Review work plan and schedule of future meetings.
  5. Public testimony.





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Health Reform Implementation, Joint Legislative Select Committee* -  10/17/12  1:00 pm

Full Committee
(360) 786-7407
House Hearing Rm B
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 10/8/2012 at 4:22 PM

Work Session:  
  1. Medicaid expansion update.
  2. Washington Health Benefit Exchange implementation update.
  3. Office of the Insurance Commissioner update.
  4. Public comment.

Meeting time is from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.



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Junior Taxing Districts, Municipal Corps & Local Gov Finance, Jt Select Comm -  10/25/12  10:00 am

Full Committee
(360) 786-7407
Senate Hearing Rm 1
J.A. Cherberg Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  Stakeholder perspectives on consolidating junior taxing districts and municipal corporations into a general purpose government:
  1. Panel discussion with representatives and/or representative organizations of junior taxing districts and municipal corporations.
  2. Committee discussion.






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Legislative Audit & Review Committee, Joint* -  10/17/12  10:00 am

I-900 Subcommittee
(360) 786-5288
Senate Hearing Rm 4
J.A. Cherberg Building
Olympia, WA

MEETING CANCELLED.



Legislative Audit & Review Committee, Joint* -  10/17/12  10:00 am

Full Committee
(360) 786-5288
Senate Hearing Rm 4
J.A. Cherberg Building
Olympia, WA

MEETING CANCELLED.



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Legislative-Executive Workfirst Oversight, Task Force* -  10/22/12  1:30 pm

Full Committee
(360) 786-7407
Sen. Conf. Rms ABC
J.A. Cherberg Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 10/16/2012 at 10:14 AM

Work Session:  
  1. Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)/WorkFirst: Presentation of proposed new assessment.
  2. Suspension re-engagement data/update on February 2011 TANF Time Limit Cohort.
  3. Child care case load: Update on implementation of 12-month certifications and removal of child support requirements.
  4. Educational changes:
    1. Impact of GED cost increases.
    2. Impact of Pell Grant eligibility changes.
    3. Ways to increase the number of TANF clients who obtain a high school diploma or GED.
  5. Update on 1115 Waiver status.
  6. Child poverty increase: Update on process/actions.
  7. Public comment.

Meeting time is 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.



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Pension Policy, Select Committee -  10/16/12  10:00 am

Full Committee
(360) 786-6142
Senate Hearing Rm 4
J.A. Cherberg Building
Olympia, WA

Agenda:  To be announced.





Pension Policy, Select Committee -  10/16/12  1:00 pm

Executive Committee
(360) 786-6142
Senate Hearing Rm 3
J.A. Cherberg Building
Olympia, WA

Agenda:  To be announced.





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Transportation, Joint Committee -  10/09/12  1:30 pm

Columbia River Crossing Oversight Subcommittee
(360) 786-7313
WSDOT SW Region Offices
11018 NE 51st Circle
Vancouver, WA

Agenda:  
  1. Welcome.
  2. Update on bi-state toll setting agreement.
  3. Review of financing assumptions from each state.
  4. Detailed finance plan discussion.
    1. Overview of financial plan.
    2. Tolling.
    3. Federal TIFIA loan.
  5. Update on Coast Guard Bridge Permit.
  6. Public comment.
  7. Future meetings and agenda topics.
  8. Adjourn.





Transportation, Joint Committee* -  10/24/12  10:00 am

Full Committee
(360) 786-7329
Burlington City Hall
833 S Spruce St
Burlington, WA

REVISED on 10/5/2012 at 10:34 AM

Agenda:  
  1. Presentation on local transportation needs.
  2. Statewide transportation issues and the SODO basketball arena.
  3. Fiscal health of public transportation study update.
  4. Increasing the diversity of the transportation workforce.
  5. UTC briefing on airporter regulation.
  6. Adjourn.





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Veterans' & Military Affairs, Joint Committee* -  10/03/12  11:00 am

Full Committee
(360) 786-7258
House Hearing Rm C
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 9/13/2012 at 8:15 AM

Agenda:  
  1. Health care for veterans/medical benefits.
  2. Post-traumatic stress disorder.

Meeting will be from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.



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