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WA Lege Day 39: Therein lies the rub

OLYMPIA — The House and Senate  have pro forma sessions today to accommodate full hearing schedules.

After several late nights in the House of Represenatives debating the suspension of Initiative 960, legislators might be happy to know that today is “Massage Awareness Day.” They can become aware in the Rotunda. There will also be a Head Start Rally on the  north steps of the Capitol in the afternoon.

The House voted late last night to suspend the initiative, 57-41. For a report on the debate, and a list of how Spokane area reps voted, click here.

For a complete look at the committee schedule, go inside the blog.




Legislative Meeting Schedule

Thursday, February 18, 2010
TimeCommitteeLocation
8:00 AMAgriculture & Natural Resources (H)House Hearing Rm B

Early Learning & Children’s Services (H)House Hearing Rm E

Health Care & Wellness (H)House Hearing Rm A

State Government & Tribal Affairs (H)House Hearing Rm D
9:55 AMPRO FORMA HOUSE SESSION
10:00 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

Community & Economic Development & Trade (H)House Hearing Rm C

Human Services (H)House Hearing Rm D

Judiciary (H)House Hearing Rm A

Local Government & Housing (H)House Hearing Rm E

Technology, Energy & Communications (H)House Hearing Rm B
12:00 PMPRO FORMA SENATE SESSION
12:30 PMHOUSE SESSION/CAUCUS
1:30 PMTransportation (S)Senate Hearing Rm 1
3:30 PMAgriculture & Rural Economic Development (S)Senate Hearing Rm 3

Government Operations & Elections (S)Senate Hearing Rm 2

Human Services & Corrections (S)Senate Hearing Rm 1

Labor, Commerce & Consumer Protection (S)Senate Hearing Rm 4

Capital Budget (H)House Hearing Rm C

Transportation (H)House Hearing Rm B

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House Committees

 


Agriculture & Natural Resources*
2/18/10 8:00 am

 

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

REVISED 2/16/2010 5:32 PM

Public Hearing:
  1. ESSB 6289 - Protecting lake water quality by reducing phosphorus from lawn fertilizers.
  2. SSB 6350 - Concerning marine waters management that includes marine spatial planning.
  3. SB 6481 - Clarifying which local governments have jurisdiction over conversion-related forest practices.
  4. SB 6543 - Modifying the powers of the Washington tree fruit research commission.
  5. SB 6776 - Creating the joint work group on small forest landowner sustainability.
  6. E2SSB 6267 - Regarding water right processing improvements.
  7. ESSB 6402 - Concerning the consolidation of permit exempt wells.
  8. SSB 6634 - Establishing civil penalties for failure to comply with dairy nutrient management recordkeeping requirements.

Possible Executive Session: Senate bills referred to committee.

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Capital Budget*
2/18/10 3:30 pm

 

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

REVISED 2/15/2010 5:00 PM

Public Hearing: Bills referred to committee.

Possible Executive Session:
  1. SB 6218 - 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. SB 6220 - Concerning determination of the terms and conditions of bonds, notes, and other evidences of indebtedness of the state of Washington.
  3. Other bills previously heard in committee.

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Community & Economic Development & Trade*
2/18/10 10:00 am

 

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

REVISED 2/17/2010 12:04 PM

Public Hearing:
  1. SSB 6706 - Concerning the commercialization of research at state universities.
  2. SSB 6727 - Concerning health sciences and services authorities.
  3. 2SSB 6678 - Concerning the creation of entities to address the long-range impact of opportunities and changes in the aerospace industry.
  4. ESSB 6241 - Creating community facilities districts.
  5. ESSB 6805 - Concerning the Washington state economic development commission.
  6. 2SSB 6679 - Concerning the small business export finance assistance center.
  7. 2SSB 6667 - Concerning business assistance programs.
  8. 2SSB 6790 - Concerning cluster and innovation partnership zone grants.

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Early Learning & Children’s Services*
2/18/10 8:00 am

 

Watch on TVWHouse Full Committee
House Hearing Rm E
John L. O’Brien Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED 2/15/2010 5:27 PM

Public Hearing: SSB 6759 - Requiring a plan for a voluntary program of early learning.

Work Session: Child dependency case processing research.

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Education Appropriations*
2/18/10 1:30 pm

 

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

MEETING CANCELLED.

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Finance*
2/18/10 8:00 am

 

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

MEETING CANCELLED.

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Financial Institutions & Insurance*
2/18/10 1:30 pm

 

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

MEETING CANCELLED.

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General Government Appropriations*
2/18/10 1:30 pm

 

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

MEETING CANCELLED.

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Health & Human Services Appropriations*
2/18/10 1:30 pm

 

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

MEETING CANCELLED.

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Health Care & Wellness*
2/18/10 8:00 am

 

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

REVISED 2/17/2010 8:25 AM

Public Hearing:
  1. SSB 5798 - Concerning medical marijuana.
  2. SB 6227 - Concerning the practice of opticianry.
  3. SSB 6263 - Establishing the Washington vaccine association. (If measure is referred to committee.)
  4. SSB 6273 - Regarding insurance coverage of the sales tax for prescribed durable medical equipment and mobility enhancing equipment.
  5. SB 6297 - Regarding certification of speech-language pathology assistants.
  6. SSB 6582 - Concerning nursing assistant credentialing.
  7. SB 6627 - Authorizing Washington pharmacies to fill prescriptions written by advanced registered nurse practitioners in other states or in certain provinces of Canada.

Possible Executive Session: Senate bills previously heard in committee.

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Human Services*
2/18/10 10:00 am

 

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

REVISED 2/17/2010 8:46 AM

Public Hearing:
  1. SSB 6192 - Providing for modification of the disposition concerning restitution in juvenile cases.
  2. SSB 6414 - Improving the administration and efficiency of sex and kidnapping offender registration.
  3. ESSB 6476 - Revising provisions relating to sex crimes involving minors.
  4. E2SSB 6561 - Restricting access to juvenile offender records.
  5. ESB 6610 - Improving procedures relating to the commitment of persons found not guilty by reason of insanity.
  6. SSB 6639 - Creating alternatives to total confinement for nonviolent offenders with minor children.
  7. ESSB 6733 - Creating a work group to review allocation of court-related involuntary commitment costs.
  8. Other Senate bills referred to committee.

Possible Executive Session: Senate bills previously heard in committee.

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Judiciary*
2/18/10 10:00 am

 

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

REVISED 2/16/2010 6:36 PM

Public Hearing:
  1. SSB 6831 - Concerning estates and trusts.
  2. SSB 6395 - Addressing lawsuits aimed at chilling the valid exercise of the constitutional rights of speech and petition.
  3. SSB 6459 - Concerning the inspection of rental properties.
  4. SB 6764 - Regarding accrual of interest on judgments founded on tortious conduct.
  5. SSB 6686 - Changing the election and appointment provisions for municipal court judges.
  6. SSB 6470 - Addressing the burdens of proof required in dependency matters affecting Indian children.
  7. Senate bills referred to committee.

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Local Government & Housing*
2/18/10 10:00 am

 

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

REVISED 2/17/2010 10:19 AM

Public Hearing:
  1. SB 5621 - Regarding hearing examiner fees.
  2. ESSB 5704 - Concerning creation of a flood district by three or more counties.
  3. SB 6288 - Authorizing counties, cities, and towns to request background checks for certain license applicants and licensees.
  4. ESB 6287 - Concerning annexation of a city, partial city, or town to a fire protection district.
  5. ESB 6462 - Addressing the duties of a firefighter at the scene of a wildfire beyond the boundaries of the firefighter’s district.
  6. SSB 6544 - Extending the time limitations for approval of plats.

Possible Executive Session: Senate bills previously heard in committee.

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State Government & Tribal Affairs*
2/18/10 8:00 am

 

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

REVISED 2/17/2010 9:23 AM

Public Hearing:
  1. ESB 5041 - Encouraging state contracts with veteran-owned businesses.
  2. SSB 5295 - Implementing unanimous recommendations of the public records exemptions accountability committee.
  3. ESB 6221 - Concerning clarification and expansion of eligibility to use the state’s local government investment pool.
  4. SB 6243 - Eliminating provisions for filings at locations other than the public disclosure commission.
  5. SSB 6342 - Concerning the Washington soldiers’ home.
  6. ESSB 6449 - Regarding signature gatherers for petitions.

Possible Executive Session:
  1. ESSB 6426 - Eliminating certain boards and commissions.
  2. SSB 5295 - Implementing unanimous recommendations of the public records exemptions accountability committee.
  3. ESB 6221 - Concerning clarification and expansion of eligibility to use the state’s local government investment pool.
  4. SB 6243 - Eliminating provisions for filings at locations other than the public disclosure commission.
  5. SSB 6342 - Concerning the Washington soldiers’ home.
  6. Bills previously heard in committee.

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Technology, Energy & Communications*
2/18/10 10:00 am

 

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

REVISED 2/16/2010 11:42 AM

Public Hearing:
  1. E2SSB 6579 - Improving the efficiency, accountability, and quality within state information systems.
  2. ESSB 6658 - Modifying community solar project provisions for investment cost recovery incentives.
  3. Other Senate bills referred to committee.

Possible Executive Session: Senate bills previously heard in committee.

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Transportation*
2/18/10 3:30 pm

 

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

REVISED 2/13/2010 12:30 PM

Public Hearing:
  1. SSB 6211 - Creating an agricultural scenic corridor within the scenic and recreational highway system.
  2. ESSB 6774 - Concerning transportation benefit districts.
  3. SSB 6356 - Limiting access to law enforcement and emergency equipment and vehicles.

Executive Session: Bills previously heard in committee.

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Ways & Means*
2/18/10 3:30 pm

 

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

MEETING CANCELLED.

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Senate Committees

 


Agriculture & Rural Economic Development*
2/18/10 3:30 pm

 

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

REVISED 2/13/2010 2:42 PM

Public Hearing:
  1. HB 2461 - Extending to 2015 the assessment levied under RCW 15.36.551 to support the dairy inspection program.
  2. HB 3095 - Modifying the powers of the Washington tree fruit research commission.
  3. HB 2460 - Regarding organic products.
  4. HB 2470 - Concerning veterinary technician licenses.
  5. SHB 2556 - Regarding financial security requirements under chapter 22.09 RCW.

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

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Early Learning & K-12 Education*
2/18/10 10:00 am

 

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

REVISED 2/17/2010 10:33 AM

Public Hearing:
  1. 2SHB 3026 - Regarding school district compliance with state and federal civil rights laws.
  2. SHB 2801 - Regarding antiharassment strategies in public schools.
  3. HB 2904 - Concerning the powers and duties of the office of the education ombudsman.
  4. HB 2996 - Including approved private schools in the superintendent of public instruction’s record check information rules.
  5. 2SHB 1162 - Providing for social emotional learning in public schools.
  6. E2SHB 1418 - Establishing a statewide dropout reengagement system.

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

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Economic Development, Trade & Innovation*
2/18/10 10:00 am

 

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

REVISED 2/16/2010 2:50 PM

Public Hearing:
  1. E2SHB 2658 - Refocusing the department of commerce, including transferring programs.
  2. SHB 2933 - Modifying sales and use tax provisions for the local infrastructure financing tool program.

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

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Government Operations & Elections*
2/18/10 3:30 pm

 

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

REVISED 2/15/2010 3:37 PM

Public Hearing:
  1. E2SHB 2793 - Clarifying and expanding the rights and obligations of state registered domestic partners and other couples related to parentage.
  2. 2SHB 1761 - Addressing the ethical use of legislative web sites.
  3. SHB 2403 - Concerning military leave for public employees.
  4. HB 2406 - Concerning the joint legislative audit and review committee.
  5. HB 2483 - Concerning overseas and service voters.
  6. HB 2490 - Concerning persons with intellectual disabilities.
  7. HB 1690 - Authorizing alternative public works contracting procedures.
  8. HB 2748 - Concerning dues paid to the Washington public ports association by port districts.
  9. HB 2707 - Concerning the method of calculating public utility district commissioner compensation.

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

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Health & Long-Term Care*
2/18/10 10:00 am

 

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

REVISED 2/17/2010 10:19 AM

Public Hearing:
  1. SHB 2551 - Establishing the Washington vaccine association. (If measure is referred to committee.)
  2. SHB 2706 - Concerning exemption from immunization.
  3. SHB 2876 - Concerning pain management.
  4. SHB 2686 - Concerning fees for dental services that are not covered by insurance or contract.
  5. SHB 2828 - Requiring hospitals to report certain health care data.
  6. HB 2605 - Concerning billing for anatomic pathology services.

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

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Human Services & Corrections*
2/18/10 3:30 pm

 

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

REVISED 2/16/2010 9:36 AM

Public Hearing:
  1. SHB 2422 - Changing escape or disappearance notice requirements.
  2. SHB 2627 - Concerning child support order summary report forms.
  3. SHB 2722 - Concerning persons appointed by the court to provide information in family law and adoption cases.
  4. ESHB 1956 - Authorizing churches to host temporary encampments for homeless persons on property owned or controlled by a church.
  5. 2SHB 3141 - Regarding delivery of temporary assistance to needy families.
  6. SHB 3124 - Requiring a report to child protective services when a child is present in the vehicle of a person arrested for driving or being in control of a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

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

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Labor, Commerce & Consumer Protection*
2/18/10 3:30 pm

 

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

REVISED 2/17/2010 8:29 AM

Public Hearing:
  1. SHB 1329 - Providing collective bargaining for child care center directors and workers. (Hearing is on Striking Amendment.)
  2. SHB 2499 - Changing regulations concerning black powder.
  3. SHB 2790 - Making technical and clarifying changes to the liquor laws.
  4. SHB 2429 - Addressing the resale of motor vehicles previously determined as having nonconformities. (If measure is referred to committee.)
  5. HB 3061 - Addressing claims of insolvent self-insurers under industrial insurance.
  6. SHB 2649 - Correcting references in RCW 50.29.021(2)(c)(i), (c)(ii), and (3)(e), RCW 50.29.062(2)(b)(i)(B) and (2)(b)(iii), and RCW 50.29.063(1)(b) and (2)(a)(ii) to unemployment insurance statutes concerning employer experience rating accounts and contribution rates.
  7. SHB 2678 - Modifying distributions of funds by the horse racing commission to nonprofit race meets.
  8. ESHB 2547 - Concerning franchise agreements between new motor vehicle dealers and manufacturers.

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

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Natural Resources, Ocean & Recreation*
2/18/10 10:00 am

 

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

REVISED 2/15/2010 9:21 AM

Public Hearing:
  1. HJM 4027 - Requesting that a retired space shuttle orbiter be transferred to Washington’s museum of flight.
  2. HB 2598 - Concerning the disposal of dredged riverbed materials from the Mount St. Helen’s eruption.
  3. EHB 2667 - Concerning communications during a forest fire response.
  4. ESHB 1885 - Regarding the feeding of wildlife.
  5. SGA 9206 - David Jennings, Member, Fish and Wildlife Commission.

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

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Transportation*
2/18/10 1:30 pm

 

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

REVISED 2/17/2010 12:56 PM

Public Hearing:
  1. HB 2592 - Prohibiting incentive towing programs for private property impounds.
  2. HB 2271 - Authorizing state forces to perform work on ferry vessels or terminals when estimated costs are less than one hundred twenty thousand dollars. (Hearing is on the Striking Amendment.)
  3. ESHB 2464 - Implementing rules and penalties for drivers when approaching certain emergency, roadside assistance, or police vehicles in emergency zones.
  4. EHB 1139 - Increasing the authority membership of certain single county public transportation benefit areas.

Copies of the Striking Amendment are available from committee staff.Possible executive session on bills heard in committee. Bills as referred to committee. Other business.

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Ways & Means*
2/18/10 1:30 pm

 

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

MEETING CANCELLED.

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Joint, Select & Other Committees

 


Legislative Ethics Board*
2/18/10 12:00 pm

 

Full Committee
(360)786-7540
Senate Hearing Rm 3
J.A. Cherberg Building
Olympia, WA

MEETING CANCELLED.

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