Agenda for September 2012

House Committees

Early Learning & Human Services Education Appropriations & Oversight
Environment Higher Education
Judiciary Technology, Energy & Communications

Early Learning & Human Services* -  09/19/12  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 9/17/2012 at 2:42 PM

Work Session:  Improving Educational Outcomes for Foster Youth and Alumni of Care.
  1. Research Update: Foster Care and Education.
  2. Service review and implementation updates.
  3. Youth and Caregiver Perspectives on Barriers and Solutions.
  4. Education Success Strategy for Youth in Care and Alumni update.
  5. Public comment.






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Education Appropriations & Oversight -  09/25/12  9:00 am

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

Work Session:  
  1. Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) update.
  2. Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge Grant update.
  3. K-12 Institutional Education.
  4. Impact of tuition policies on students.
  5. Update on the implementation of Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill 2483 (Higher Education Coordination).
  6. Performance/Accountability update (per Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill 1795).
  7. Update on Guaranteed Education Tuition (GET) Solvency.





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Environment -  09/19/12  1:00 pm

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

Work Session:  
  1. Updates to the Phase I and II Municipal Stormwater General Permits.
  2. Integrating producer responsibility programs into existing solid waste handling systems.

Meeting is from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.



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Higher Education -  09/28/12  8:30 am

Full Committee
Sen. Conf. Rms ABC
J.A. Cherberg Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  
  1. Serving Veterans in Higher Education.
    1. Americorps and Vet Corps postsecondary education benefits.
    2. Campus-based efforts to support Veterans.
    3. Connecting job-seeking veterans with postsecondary education.
  2. Student Demographics in Higher Education.
  3. Developmental Education: Challenges and Innovations.
    1. Current practices at community and technical colleges and at public baccalaureate institutions in developmental education.
    2. Panel discussion on challenges and innovations in developmental education.
  4. Serving Diverse Students in Higher Education.
    1. Outcomes for students from diverse backgrounds.
    2. Panel discussion regarding serving students from diverse backgrounds.

*Meeting adjourns at noon.



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Judiciary* -  09/27/12  9:00 am

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

REVISED on 9/17/2012 at 11:09 AM

Work Session:  
  1. Review and discussion of the Washington State Bar Association's work on the Uniform Common Interest Ownership Act.
  2. Overview and discussion of the proposed Uniform Electronic Transactions Act and whether it or an alternative proposal should be adopted in Washington.





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Technology, Energy & Communications -  09/18/12  12:30 pm

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

Work Session:  Periodic oversupply of electrical generation.

Meeting is from 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.



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Senate Committees

Health & Long-Term Care Labor, Commerce & Consumer Protection

Health & Long-Term Care* -  09/19/12  3:00 pm

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

REVISED on 9/13/2012 at 8:29 AM

Work Session:  Mental health parity in insurance coverage.
  1. Introduction – A brief summary of the mental health parity law, intent, and history.
  2. Provider perspective.
  3. Insurance carrier perspective.
  4. Regulatory perspective.
  5. Health Care Authority update on mental health parity lawsuit.


Meeting time is from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.



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Labor, Commerce & Consumer Protection* -  09/26/12  9:30 am

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

MEETING CANCELLED.



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Joint, Select & Other Committees

Article IX Litigation, Joint Select Committee Developmental Disability Service System Task Force
Economic Development & International Relations, Legislative Committee Education Funding, Jt. Task Force
Junior Taxing Districts, Municipal Corps & Local Gov Finance, Jt Select Comm Legislative Audit & Review Committee, Joint
Pension Policy, Select Committee

Article IX Litigation, Joint Select Committee -  09/12/12  10:00 am

Full Committee

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

Agenda:  Report to State Supreme Court in McCleary v. State.





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Developmental Disability Service System Task Force* -  09/06/12  9:00 am

Full Committee
(360) 786-7155
Sen. Conf. Rms ABC
J.A. Cherberg Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 8/29/2012 at 3:55 PM

Work Session:  
  1. Introductions.
  2. Department of Social and Health Services presentations.
    1. Residential Habilitation Center (RHC) information.
      1. Physical plants.
      2. Capital needs.
      3. Capacities.
      4. Property studies.
    2. Dan Thompson Trust.
    3. Residential Habilitation Centers (RHC).
      1. History.
      2. Population changes.
      3. Today's RHCs.
    4. Resident Acuity Levels.
      1. Division of Developmental Disabilities Comprehensive Assessment Reporting Evaluation (CARE) assessment.
      2. Supports intensity scale.
      3. Acuity scales and functions.
      4. One-on-one or two-on-one supports.
      5. RHC and community-based.
    5. RHC Services.
      1. Costs.
      2. Placement of children.
      3. National trends.
      4. Long- term system influences on facility-based services.
    6. Frances Haddon Morgan Center Closure Report.
      1. Outcomes.
      2. New community investments.
      3. Costs.
      4. What went well.
      5. What needs improvement.
      6. Actions taken.
  3. Discussion items.
    1. Development of services for persons with developmental disabilities.
    2. Long-term needs for RHC capacity.
  4. Public Comment.
  5. Announcement of date and topic for next meeting.

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



Developmental Disability Service System Task Force* -  09/25/12  9:00 am

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

REVISED on 9/19/2012 at 12:20 PM

Work Session:  
  1. Clients of the Division of Developmental Disabilities not receiving paid services.
    1. January 2012 No Paid Services Report prepared by the Developmental Disabilities Council.
    2. General discussion regarding strategies for serving this population and for increasing services to prevent families from going into crisis.
  2. Development of services and long-term needs for Residential Habilitation Centers (RHCs): Hypothetical proposals:
    1. Keep existing RHCs open: Determine how best to use them for services, and whether to use them exclusively for such services.
    2. Re-opening Yakima Valley School for admissions: What services would the school provide?
  3. Lunch break.
  4. Comparison of State Operated Living Alternatives, Adult Family Homes, and Supported Living Options.
    1. Manner of assessment of quality of care.
    2. Comparison of nature and frequency of complaints.
    3. Comparison of costs for each option.
    4. Role of federal funding.
  5. Discharge plans for transition of clients (vetoed language from SB 5459, section 7).
  6. Public comment.

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



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Economic Development & International Relations, Legislative Committee -  09/21/12  9:00 am

Full Committee
(360) 786-7786
LeMay - America's Car Museum
2702 East D St
Tacoma, WA

Agenda:  Creating new economic possibilities through the development of innovative composite materials.





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Education Funding, Jt. Task Force -  09/19/12  8:00 am

Full Committee
(360) 786-7126
Burien City Hall
400 SW 152nd St
Burien, WA

Agenda:  
  1. Opening remarks.
  2. Review committee assignment.
  3. Comprehensive Overview of Current School Funding:
    1. Funding formulas.
    2. Prototypical school models.
    3. Basic Education Program Allocation.
  4. Compensation (local versus state funding, how compensation works at the local level, estimated growth rates).
  5. Transitional Bilingual:
    1. Review current funding formula.
    2. Review QEC recommended changes.
  6. Basic Education Enhancements in HB 2261:
    1. Increase in instructional hours.
    2. Increase in graduation requirements.
  7. Review costs associated with SHB 2776.
  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* -  09/24/12  10:00 am

Full Committee
(360) 786-7258
Senate Hearing Rm 1
J.A. Cherberg Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 9/19/2012 at 8:30 AM

Work Session:  City and county perspectives on consolidating junior taxing districts and municipal corporations into a general purpose government:
  1. Panel discussion with city officials.
  2. Panel discussion with county officials.
  3. Committee discussion on next steps for developing recommendations.


Meeting time is 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.



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Legislative Audit & Review Committee, Joint* -  09/19/12  10:00 am

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

REVISED on 9/10/2012 at 9:41 AM

Agenda:  
  1. Approval of July 18, 2012, JLARC meeting minutes.
  2. Alternative Public Works Procedures Sunset Review - Preliminary Report.
  3. Local Infrastructure Financing: Proposed scope and objectives.





Legislative Audit & Review Committee, Joint* -  09/19/12  11:00 am

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

REVISED on 9/10/2012 at 9:44 AM

Agenda:  State Auditor's Office: Regulatory Reform: Communicating Regulatory Information and Streamlining Business Rules.
  1. Public testimony.






Legislative Audit & Review Committee, Joint* -  09/19/12  1:30 pm

Full Committee
(360) 786-5288
Sen. Conf. Rms ABC
J.A. Cherberg Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 9/10/2012 at 9:48 AM

Work Session:  
  1. JLARC basics: Our structure and our processes.
  2. Transition of Executive Committee in coming months.
  3. JLARC Work Plans: How we determine capacity.
  4. Updating 2011-13 Work Plan: Adding a study.
  5. Pending expiration of the Sunset Act.





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Pension Policy, Select Committee -  09/18/12  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 -  09/18/12  1:00 pm

Executive Committee
(360) 786-6142
Sen. Conf. Rms ABC
J.A. Cherberg Building
Olympia, WA

Agenda:  To be announced.





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