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WA Lege Day 26: Boeing, medical marijuana and a deadline for Senate bills

OLYMPIA — The state Senate has passed a resolution affirming that they really, really like the Boeiing Co.

Even though it moved its headquarters to Chicago and plans to open an assembly line for its new jetliner in South Carolina, the state appreciates all the aerospace giant has done for Washington, the Senate says in Senate Resolution 8676, with a wide array of bipartisan cosponsors that was passed passed this morning. The resolution may smooth over some talk earlier in the session that if Boeing is going to keep  moving stuff out of the state, the Legislature should start looking at all those tax breaks it has been given over the years.

The Senate also expanded the classifications of people who can authorize medical marijuana. Along with physicians, SB 5798 would allow nurse practitioners and naturopaths to authorize marijuana if it would help their patients. It passed 37-11.

Today is the day that Senate bills dealing with policy must get out of their committee or die.

A complete list of committee hearings is inside the blog.



Legislative Meeting Schedule

Friday, February 05, 2010
TimeCommitteeLocation
8:00 AMEnvironment, Water & Energy (S)Senate Hearing Rm 4

Human Services & Corrections (S)Senate Hearing Rm 1

Finance (H)House Hearing Rm C
9:45 AMEconomic Development, Trade & Innovation (S)Senate Hearing Rm 3
10:00 AMSENATE SESSION/CAUCUS

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

Education Appropriations (H)House Hearing Rm A

General Government Appropriations (H)House Hearing Rm C

Health & Human Services Appropriations (H)House Hearing Rm B
3:30 PMWays & Means (S)Senate Hearing Rm 4

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House Committees


Education Appropriations
2/5/10 1:30 pm

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

Possible Public Hearing: Bills referred to committee.

Possible Executive Session: Bills referred to committee.

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Finance*
2/5/10 8:00 am

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

REVISED 2/1/2010 1:31 PM

Public Hearing:
  1. HB 2472 - Regarding the sea urchin and sea cucumber license limitation programs.
  2. HB 2567 - Concerning the excise taxation of publicly owned facilities accredited by the association of zoos and aquariums.
  3. HB 3127 - Concerning the business and occupation taxation of newspaper-labeled supplements.
  4. HB 3147 - Concerning sales and use tax exemptions for certain equipment and infrastructure contained in data centers.
  5. HB 3157 - Concerning the state business and occupation tax.
  6. Bills referred to committee.

Executive Session: Bills previously heard in committee.

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General Government Appropriations
2/5/10 1:30 pm

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

Possible Public Hearing: Bills referred to committee.

Possible Executive Session: Bills previously heard in committee.

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Health & Human Services Appropriations
2/5/10 1:30 pm

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

Public Hearing: Bills referred to committee.

Possible Executive Session: Bills previously heard in committee.

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Senate Committees


Economic Development, Trade & Innovation*
2/5/10 9:45 am

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

REVISED 2/4/2010 4:50 PM

Executive Session:
SB 6669 - Concerning the small business development center.

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

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Environment, Water & Energy*
2/5/10 8:00 am

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

REVISED 2/4/2010 4:55 PM

Executive Session:
  1. SB 6672 - Modifying the energy independence act.
  2. SB 5543 - Establishing the product stewardship recycling act for mercury-containing lights.
  3. SB 6267 - Regarding water right processing improvements.
  4. SB 6242 - Updating hazardous waste fee provisions.
  5. SB 6458 - Concerning minimum renewable fuel content requirements.
  6. SB 6489 - Adding products to the energy efficiency code.

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

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Higher Education & Workforce Development*
2/5/10 1:30 pm

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

MEETING CANCELLED.

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Human Services & Corrections*
2/5/10 8:00 am

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

REVISED 2/3/2010 10:04 AM

Public Hearing:
  1. SB 6320 - Addressing disclosure of adoption information.
  2. SGA 9264 - Susan Dreyfus, Director, Department of Social and Health Services.

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

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Judiciary*
2/5/10 1:30 pm

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

REVISED 2/4/2010 3:55 PM

Public Hearing: SB 6739 - Modifying hit and run provisions.

Executive Session:
  1. SB 6686 - Changing the election and appointment provisions for municipal court judges.
  2. SB 6729 - Addressing the contents of notices to shareholders of annual or special meetings.
  3. SB 6397 - Addressing the viewing of sexually explicit depictions of minors on the internet.
  4. SB 6697 - Concerning suffocation.
  5. SB 6590 - Requiring law enforcement officers to be honest and truthful.

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

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Ways & Means*
2/5/10 3:30 pm

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

REVISED 2/1/2010 11:32 AM

Public Hearing: To be announced.

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

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House committee meeting documents for this session may be viewed once the meeting has started and for any previous meetings from this session at the following Web site: http://apps.leg.wa.gov/cmd/

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