Agenda for August 2012

Joint, Select & Other Committees

Education Accountability, Joint Select Committee Education Funding, Jt. Task Force
Junior Taxing Districts, Municipal Corps & Local Gov Finance, Jt Select Comm Legislative Audit & Review Committee, Joint
Legislative Ethics Board Transportation, Joint Committee

Education Accountability, Joint Select Committee* -  08/29/12  9:30 am

Full Committee

Mercer Island Community & Event Center
8236 SE 24th Street, Room 101
Mercer Island, WA

REVISED on 8/9/2012 at 9:29 AM

  1. History of State and Federal Accountability: Laws, Policies & Funding.
  2. Elementary and Secondary Education Act Waiver.
  3. Required Action Districts.
  4. Public Comment.
    1. What topics should the Committee examine more closely?
    2. What are your suggestions for OSPI/SBE as they continue work on the waiver?

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Education Funding, Jt. Task Force -  08/03/12  9:00 am

Full Committee
(360) 786-7716
Highline Community College
2400 S. 240th St, Rms: Mt. Constance/Mt. Olympus
Des Moines, WA

  1. Introductions.
  2. Overview of enabling legislation (HB 2824), assignment, and timeline.
  3. Review of education reform legislation enacted in 2009 and 2010 (ESHB 2261 & SHB 2776).
  4. Review of current Near General Fund-state revenue sources and forecast.
  5. General discussion of Task Force work plan, set agenda for second meeting.
  6. Selection of chair/co-chairs.
  7. Schedule remaining meetings.
  8. Public testimony.

Education Funding, Jt. Task Force -  08/28/12  8:00 am

Full Committee
(360) 789-7126
Puget Sound Education Service District
800 Oakesdale Ave SW
Renton, WA

  1. Opening remarks.
  2. Review committee assignment.
  3. Review of K-12 Budget.
    1. History of state funding (1995 - present).
    2. Percent of state budget over time (1995 - present).
    3. School district funding by source (state, including LEA, federal, local) and by district.
    4. Basic education and non-basic education funding.
    5. Per-pupil funding history.
    6. Summary of K-12 demographics and cost drivers.
    7. Funding compared to other states.
  4. Review of State Operating Budget.
    1. How does the Legislature write a budget?
    2. Where does the money come from and how is it spent?
    3. Historical expenditure summary (from 1995).
    4. Recent history and trends.
    5. Major budget drivers.
    6. What spending is mandatory and what is discretionary?
  5. OFM 4-Year Budget Outlook (August 2012).
  6. Review of Current System Performance & Comparison to Other States.
  7. Review of Related K-12 Workgroups.
  8. Summarize Committee Progress.
  9. Public testimony.

Meeting time 8:00 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.

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Junior Taxing Districts, Municipal Corps & Local Gov Finance, Jt Select Comm -  08/13/12  9:00 am

Full Committee
(360) 786-7258
Senate Hearing Rm 3
J.A. Cherberg Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  
  1. Consideration of Committee operating procedures.
  2. Summary of Committee's financial resources.
  3. Constitutional provisions relating to local governments.
  4. Local governments: History, reform efforts, and reflections.
  5. Local government service consolidations: Examinations and perspectives on consolidation efforts in Washington and other states.
  6. Discussion of Committee scope and timeline.
  7. Other business.
  8. Public comment.

Meeting time is 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

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Legislative Audit & Review Committee, Joint* -  08/15/12  10:00 am

I-900 Subcommittee
(360) 786-5282
Senate Hearing Rm 4
J.A. Cherberg Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 8/8/2012 at 8:11 AM

Agenda:  State Auditor's Office - Protecting Children from Sex Offenders in Child Care, Foster Care, and Schools.
  1. Public testimony.

Legislative Audit & Review Committee, Joint* -  08/15/12  10:00 am

Full Committee
(360) 786-5282
Senate Hearing Rm 4
J.A. Cherberg Building
Olympia, WA


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Legislative Ethics Board -  08/23/12  12:00 pm

Full Committee
(360) 786-7540
To Be Announced

Agenda:  To be announced.

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Transportation, Joint Committee -  08/20/12  1:00 pm

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

  1. Meeting objectives.
    1. Understand how the locally preferred alternative was selected, including what other alternatives were evaluated and implications of changing the Record of Decision.
    2. Receive an update on Coast Guard bridge permit application.
    3. Understand federal funding components of project's finance plan.
  2. Welcome - Rep. Mike Armstrong.
  3. Record of Decision on Local Preferred Alternative - Nancy Boyd and Paula Hammond, Washington Transportation Secretary.
    1. Implications of changing the FEIS for project schedule, cost and funding.
    2. Activities after ROD - construction planning and mitigation, permitting.
  4. Getting to the Locally Preferred Alternative.
    1. Alternatives Development and Analysis - Nancy Boyd, Washington CRC Project Director and Heather Wills, CRC Environmental Manager.
    2. Replacement bridge level - Kris Strickler, Oregon CRC Project Director.
    3. Transit mode - Steve Witter, TriMet and Scott Peterson, C-Tran.
  5. Coast Guard Bridge Permit update - Kris Strickler and Jay Lyman, David Evans & Associates.
    1. Outreach to impacted river users.
    2. Economic analysis.
  6. Funding Plan update.
    1. Federal Transit Administration New Starts Program - Rick Krochalis, FTA.
    2. Federal Reauthorization and TIFIA Program - Dan Mathis and Phil Ditzler, FHWA Oregon Division Director.
    3. C-Transit Light Rail Operation and Maintenance Ballot Measure - Scott Peterson, C-Tran.
  7. Future meetings and agenda topics - Mary Fleckenstein.
  8. Adjourn.

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