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WA Lege Day 24: Honoring law enforcement officers

OLYMPIA — The Senate is voting this morning on a resolution to honor the law enforcement officers killed last year in the Puget Sound area. Look for it to pass unanimously as soon as speeches are done.

Later in the morning they’ll be voting on other bills.

Meanwhile, it is Career College Education Day and Burke Museum Day. Boy Scouts are in the Capitol Rotunda this morning to give their annual report

And the afternoon hearing schedule is full. It can be found inside the blog by clicking here.




Legislative Meeting Schedule

Wednesday, February 03, 2010
TimeCommitteeLocation
8:00 AMEarly Learning & K-12 Education (S)Senate Hearing Rm 1

Economic Development, Trade & Innovation (S)Senate Hearing Rm 3

Health & Long-Term Care (S)Senate Hearing Rm 4

Natural Resources, Ocean & Recreation (S)Senate Hearing Rm 2

Finance (H)House Hearing Rm C
10:00 AMSENATE SESSION/CAUCUS

HOUSE SESSION/CAUCUS
1:30 PMTransportation (S)Senate Hearing Rm 1

Ways & Means (S)Senate Hearing Rm 4

Capital Budget (H)House Hearing Rm C

Transportation (H)House Hearing Rm B

Ways & Means (H)House Hearing Rm A
3:30 PMEnvironment, Water & Energy (S)Senate Hearing Rm 4

Financial Institutions, Housing & Insurance (S)Senate Hearing Rm 2

Higher Education & Workforce Development (S)Senate Hearing Rm 3

Judiciary (S)Senate Hearing Rm 1
5:30 PMEnvironment, Water & Energy (S)Senate Hearing Rm 4
6:00 PMHuman Services & Corrections (S)Senate Hearing Rm 1

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House Committees

 


Capital Budget*
2/3/10 1:30 pm

 

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

REVISED 2/2/2010 10:54 AM

Public Hearing:
  1. HB 2805 - Regarding public works involving off-site prefabrication.
  2. Bills referred to committee.

Possible Executive Session:
  1. HB 2451 - Authorizing use of voter approved local excess tax levies to pay financing contracts under the local option capital asset lending program and clarifying which “other agencies” may participate in the program.
  2. HB 2452 - Concerning determination of the terms and conditions of bonds, notes, and other evidences of indebtedness of the state of Washington.
  3. HB 2675 - Concerning an alternative process for selecting an electrical contractor or a mechanical contractor, or both, for general contractor/construction manager projects.
  4. HB 3136 - Concerning water pollution control.
  5. HB 3146 - Regarding the use of building fees and net proceeds of the university tract for university building purposes.
  6. HJR 4222 - Resolving to define “interest” in the state Constitution.
  7. Bills previously heard in committee.

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Finance*
2/3/10 8:00 am

 

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

REVISED 1/28/2010 1:36 PM

Public Hearing:
  1. HB 2970 - Addressing tax avoidance.
  2. HB 3027 - Regarding the governance and financing of the Washington state convention and trade center.

Executive Session: Bills previously heard in committee.

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Transportation*
2/3/10 1:30 pm

 

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

REVISED 2/2/2010 11:56 AM

Public Hearing:
  1. HB 2574 - Concerning annexations by cities and code cities located within the boundaries of a regional transit authority.
  2. HB 2504 - Concerning minimum renewable fuel content requirements.
  3. HB 2565 - Mandating a twelve-hour impound hold on motor vehicles used by persons arrested for driving under the influence.

Possible Executive Session:
  1. HB 2440 - Providing limited access to motor vehicle records by homeowners’ associations in connection with matters of driver and pedestrian safety.
  2. HB 2618 - Concerning the regulation and preservation of urban streets through a local option street maintenance utility and allowing the imposition of a charge.
  3. HB 2897 - Concerning the administration, collection, use, and enforcement of tolls.
  4. HB 2929 - Clarifying the use of revenue generated from tolling the state route number 520 corridor.
  5. HB 2941 - Authorizing the use of express toll lanes in the Interstate 405 corridor.
  6. HB 2716 - Providing a right of first repurchase for surplus transportation property.
  7. HB 2791 - Concerning driving-related penalties.
  8. HB 2780 - Concerning automated traffic safety cameras.
  9. HB 2739 - Concerning the enforcement of certain school or playground crosswalk violations.
  10. HB 2816 - Concerning fuel taxes on exported fuel.
  11. HB 2855 - Providing financing options for the operations and capital needs of transit agencies.
  12. HB 2911 - Creating a complete streets grant program.
  13. HB 2742 - Addressing accountability for persons driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs.
  14. HB 2939 - Concerning notations on driver abstracts that a person was not at fault in a motor vehicle accident.
  15. HB 2230 - Renaming the Washington state ferries the Washington state marine highway system.
  16. HB 2504 - Concerning minimum renewable fuel content requirements.
  17. HB 2574 - Concerning annexations by cities and code cities located within the boundaries of a regional transit authority.
  18. HB 2565 - Mandating a twelve-hour impound hold on motor vehicles used by persons arrested for driving under the influence.
  19. Bills previously heard in committee.

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Ways & Means*
2/3/10 1:30 pm

 

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

REVISED 2/2/2010 1:34 PM

Public Hearing:
  1. HB 2492 - Addressing shared leave for members of the law enforcement officers’ and firefighters’ retirement system, plan 2.
  2. HB 2527 - Regarding the energy facility site evaluation council.
  3. HB 2551 - Establishing the Washington vaccine association.
  4. HB 2576 - Restructuring fees for the division of corporations and affirming authority to establish fees for the charities program of the office of the secretary of state.
  5. HB 2591 - Recovering the actual cost of processing applications for water right permits.
  6. HB 2617 - Eliminating certain boards and commissions.
  7. HB 2680 - Implementing a guardianship program.
  8. HB 2776 - Regarding funding distribution formulas for K-12 education.
  9. HB 2789 - Authorizing issuance of subpoenas for purposes of agency investigations of underground economy activity.
  10. HB 2823 - Permitting retired participants to resume volunteer firefighter, emergency worker, or reserve officer service.
  11. HB 2862 - Allowing the state director of fire protection to refuse membership in the public employees’ retirement system.
  12. HB 3021 - Establishing the medicaid nursing facility quality assurance trust fund.

Possible Executive Session:
  1. HB 1545 - Authorizing the higher education coordinating board to offer higher education annuities and retirement income plans.
  2. HB 2731 - Creating an early learning program for educationally at-risk children.
  3. HB 3048 - Concerning administration of the medicaid program.
  4. HB 2793 - Clarifying and expanding the rights and obligations of state registered domestic partners and other couples related to parentage.
  5. Bills referred to committee.

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Senate Committees

 


Early Learning & K-12 Education*
2/3/10 8:00 am

 

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

REVISED 2/2/2010 10:35 AM

Public Hearing:
  1. SB 6643 - Regarding compliance reports for second-class school districts.
  2. SB 6553 - Regarding mathematics and science high school graduation requirements. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  3. SB 6755 - Creating a coordinated school health public-private partnership.
  4. SB 6494 - Regarding state board of health rules that impact school districts.
  5. SB 6798 - Implementing the recommendations of the achievement gap oversight and accountability committee.
  6. SB 6800 - Regarding discrimination in public schools.

Executive Session:
  1. SB 6696 - Regarding education reform.
  2. SB 6593 - Transferring the administration of the infant and toddler early intervention program from the department of social and health services to the department of early learning.
  3. SB 6668 - Regarding eligibility requirements for the early childhood education and assistance program.
  4. SB 6759 - Requiring a plan for a voluntary program of early learning as a part of basic education.
  5. SB 6760 - Regarding the basic education instructional allocation distribution formula.
  6. SB 6761 - Regarding the recommendations of the quality education council.
  7. SB 6629 - Convening a working group to make recommendations defining a basic education program for highly capable students.
  8. SB 6604 - Providing flexibility in the education system.
  9. SB 6620 - Recognizing successful schools and school districts by providing flexibility for schools.

Copies of proposed substitute bill(s) are available from committee staff. Possible executive session on bills heard in committee. Other business.

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Economic Development, Trade & Innovation*
2/3/10 8:00 am

 

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

REVISED 2/2/2010 2:37 PM

Public Hearing:
  1. SB 6235 - Promoting industries that rely on the state’s working land base.
  2. SB 6808 - Concerning private infrastructure development.

Executive Session:
  1. SB 6613 - Modifying the sales and use tax deferral program for investment projects in rural counties.
  2. SB 6241 - Creating community facilities districts.
  3. SB 6515 - Refocusing the department of commerce, including transferring programs.
  4. SB 6578 - Creating an optional multiagency permitting team.
  5. SB 6669 - Concerning the small business development center.
  6. SB 6790 - Providing regional economic development services.
  7. SB 6805 - Concerning the Washington state economic development commission.
  8. SB 6808 - Concerning private infrastructure development.
  9. SB 6646 - Concerning business and occupation tax credits for job creation.
  10. SB 6235 - Promoting industries that rely on the state’s working land base.

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

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Environment, Water & Energy
2/3/10 3:30 pm

 

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

Public Hearing:
  1. SB 6720 - Providing an optional tool for cities to use for programmatic environmental impact review.
  2. SB 6762 - Regarding compliance with the state environmental policy act in the consideration of cumulative impacts and the assumption of lead agency status when the same agency is the sponsor of the project.

Work Session: Columbia generating station - operational issues and relicensing process.

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

Environment, Water & Energy
2/3/10 5:30 pm

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

Public Hearing: Continuation of 3:30 p.m. meeting.

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

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Financial Institutions, Housing & Insurance
2/3/10 3:30 pm

 

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

Executive Session:
  1. SB 6261 - Addressing utility services collections against rental property.
  2. SB 6266 - Concerning service members’ civil relief.
  3. SB 6300 - Authorizing public hospital districts to execute security instruments.
  4. SB 6327 - Exempting housing authorities from laws governing the construction, alteration, repair, or improvement of property by other public bodies.
  5. SB 6384 - Conforming certain manufactured/mobile home dispute resolution program definitions with certain manufactured/mobile home landlord-tenant act definitions.
  6. SB 6406 - Concerning regulation and licensing of residential mortgage loan servicers and services.
  7. SB 6412 - Concerning medical malpractice closed claim reporting.
  8. SB 6442 - Eliminating the prevent or reduce owner-occupied foreclosure program account.
  9. SB 6459 - Concerning the inspection of rental properties.
  10. SB 6460 - Increasing the charge limit for the preparation of condominium resale certificates.
  11. SB 6544 - Extending the time limitations for approval of plats.
  12. SB 6568 - Establishing minimum notification requirements for property and casualty insurance policy changes.
  13. SB 6589 - Creating a workforce housing program.
  14. SB 6624 - Defining normal wear and tear for a motor vehicle for the purpose of a service contract.
  15. SB 6694 - Regulating the foreclosure of residential real property.
  16. SB 6767 - Concerning residential mortgage loan modification disclosure.
  17. SB 6772 - Modifying service of notice requirements under the residential landlord-tenant act.
  18. SB 6796 - Assessing a business and occupation tax surcharge on automatic teller fees in excess of one dollar and fifty cents.
  19. SB 6817 - Concerning funds for certain affordable housing purposes.

Other business.

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Health & Long-Term Care*
2/3/10 8:00 am

 

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

REVISED 2/2/2010 3:13 PM

Public Hearing:
  1. SB 6780 - Concerning community living for persons with developmental disabilities.
  2. SB 6812 - Authorizing health carriers to offer plans equivalent to the basic health plan.

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

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Higher Education & Workforce Development
2/3/10 3:30 pm

 

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

Executive Session: Bills previously heard.

Other business.

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Human Services & Corrections
2/3/10 6:00 pm

 

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

Executive Session: Bills previously heard.

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Judiciary*
2/3/10 3:30 pm

 

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

REVISED 2/1/2010 3:52 PM

Public Hearing:
  1. SB 6697 - Concerning suffocation.
  2. SB 6764 - Regarding accrual of interest on judgments founded on tortious conduct.
  3. SB 6666 - Addressing statutory construction.
  4. SB 6729 - Addressing the contents of notices to shareholders of annual or special meetings.

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

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Natural Resources, Ocean & Recreation*
2/3/10 8:00 am

 

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

REVISED 2/2/2010 11:40 AM

Public Hearing:
  1. SB 6829 - Concerning the forestry riparian easement program.
  2. SB 6776 - Creating the joint work group on small forest landowner sustainability.

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

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Transportation*
2/3/10 1:30 pm

 

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

REVISED 2/2/2010 2:10 PM

Public Hearing:
  1. SB 6700 - Authorizing the naming or renaming of state ferry vessels.
  2. SSB 6109 - Concerning ferries. (Hearing will be on the Proposed Substitute.)
  3. SB 6693 - Concerning vehicle license fraud. (Hearing will be on the proposed substitute.)
  4. SB 6815 - Concerning health care benefits for marine employees of the department of transportation.

Copies of the Proposed Substitutes are available from committee staff. Possible executive session on bills heard in committee. Other business.

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Ways & Means*
2/3/10 1:30 pm

 

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

REVISED 2/2/2010 1:45 PM

Public Hearing:
  1. SB 6712 - Extending expiring tax incentives for certain clean alternative fuel vehicles, producers of certain biofuels, and federal aviation regulation part 145 certificated repair stations.
  2. SB 6748 - Concerning the business and occupation taxation of newspaper-labeled supplements.
  3. SB 6407 - Addressing duty-related death benefits for public safety employees.
  4. SSB 6373 - Directing the department of ecology to adopt rules requiring entities to report the emissions of greenhouse gases.
  5. SSB 6421 - Modifying the department of commerce’s duties with respect to the state’s energy strategy.
  6. SB 6579 - Improving the efficiency, accountability, and quality within state information systems. (If measure is referred to committee.)

Executive Session: SSB 6263 - Establishing the Washington vaccine association.

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

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