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WA Lege Day 46: Thoughts of overtime amid homeschoolers and cattlepersons

OLYMPIA — The session is three-fourths of the way over, and legislators are in the long uphill slog toward completion.

Maybe. Senate Majority Leader Lisa Brown on Wednesday at least left the door open for overtime. Asked about wrapping up by the March 11 deadline, Brown would only say that the Senate will have its budget voted on by then…leaving open the possibility that if the House and Senate budgets are very far apart, that may take longer.

The spending packages aren’t the same, but they have many similarities, she said: “The revenue piece is going to be the most difficult piece.”

How difficult isn’t exactly clear because House Democrats have not yet announced their tax plan. That may happen today, although at 9:30 a.m., there was no schedule for such a release.

In the meantime, committee hearings continue, many of them for appropriations items (full schedule inside the blog.) It is Home Educators Day, with the Christian Homeschool Network set up in the Rotunda, and the Washington Cattleman’s Barbecue at noon, set up on the north lawn. Hope the cattlemen brought enough meat and buns for the kids.





Legislative Meeting Schedule

Thursday, February 25, 2010
TimeCommitteeLocation
8:00 AMGeneral Government Appropriations (H)House Hearing Rm C

Health & Human Services Appropriations (H)House Hearing Rm B
9:55 AMPRO FORMA HOUSE SESSION
10:00 AMEconomic 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

Education Appropriations (H)House Hearing Rm A
12:00 PMPRO FORMA SENATE SESSION
1:30 PMTransportation (S)Senate Hearing Rm 1

Ways & Means (S)Senate Hearing Rm 4
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
5:30 PMGovernment Operations & Elections (S)Senate Hearing Rm 2

Human Services & Corrections (S)Senate Hearing Rm 1

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

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House Committees

 


Education Appropriations*
2/25/10 10:00 am

 

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

REVISED 2/24/2010 3:34 PM

Public Hearing:
  1. 2SSB 6760 - Regarding the basic education instructional allocation distribution formula.
  2. SSB 6759 - Requiring a plan for a voluntary program of early learning.
  3. SSB 6357 - Requiring policies for academic recognition of certain formal and informal learning experiences.
  4. ESSB 6359 - Promoting efficiencies including institutional coordination and partnerships in the community and technical college system.
  5. SSB 6520 - Extending time to complete recommendations under RCW 36.70A.5601 conducted by the William D. Ruckelshaus Center.
  6. Bills referred to committee.

Possible Executive Session: Bills previously heard in committee.

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General Government Appropriations*
2/25/10 8:00 am

 

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

REVISED 2/24/2010 1:54 PM

Possible Public Hearing:
  1. ESSB 5543 - Reducing the release of mercury into the environment.
  2. SSB 6214 - Restructuring three growth management hearings boards into one board.
  3. ESB 6240 - Regulating joint underwriting associations.
  4. SSB 6248 - Concerning the use of bisphenol A.
  5. E2SSB 6267 - Regarding water right processing improvements.
  6. SSB 6293 - Changing provisions relating to rendering criminal assistance in the first degree.
  7. SSB 6373 - Directing the department of ecology to adopt rules requiring entities to report the emissions of greenhouse gases.
  8. SSB 6416 - Concerning relatives in dependency proceedings.
  9. SSB 6557 - Limiting the use of certain substances in brake friction material.
  10. 2SSB 6679 - Concerning the small business export finance assistance center.
  11. 2SSB 6790 - Concerning cluster and innovation partnership zone grants.
  12. ESSB 6805 - Concerning the Washington state economic development commission.
  13. Bills referred to committee.

Possible Executive Session:
  1. ESSB 5543 - Reducing the release of mercury into the environment.
  2. SSB 6214 - Restructuring three growth management hearings boards into one board.
  3. ESB 6240 - Regulating joint underwriting associations.
  4. SSB 6248 - Concerning the use of bisphenol A.
  5. E2SSB 6267 - Regarding water right processing improvements.
  6. SSB 6293 - Changing provisions relating to rendering criminal assistance in the first degree.
  7. SSB 6373 - Directing the department of ecology to adopt rules requiring entities to report the emissions of greenhouse gases.
  8. SSB 6416 - Concerning relatives in dependency proceedings.
  9. SSB 6556 - Changing the fees for certain types of agricultural burning.
  10. SSB 6557 - Limiting the use of certain substances in brake friction material.
  11. 2SSB 6679 - Concerning the small business export finance assistance center.
  12. SSB 6747 - Authorizing the department of natural resources to recover costs for data delivery services provided under the natural heritage program.
  13. 2SSB 6790 - Concerning cluster and innovation partnership zone grants.
  14. ESSB 6805 - Concerning the Washington state economic development commission.
  15. Bills previously heard in committee.

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Health & Human Services Appropriations*
2/25/10 8:00 am

 

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

REVISED 2/24/2010 9:36 AM

Public Hearing:
  1. SSB 6730 - Concerning child welfare.
  2. ESSB 6522 - Establishing the accountable care organization pilot projects.
  3. ESB 6610 - Improving procedures relating to the commitment of persons found not guilty by reason of insanity.
  4. SSB 6349 - Establishing a farm internship program.

Executive Session:
  1. SSB 6730 - Concerning child welfare.
  2. ESSB 6522 - Establishing the accountable care organization pilot projects.
  3. ESB 6610 - Improving procedures relating to the commitment of persons found not guilty by reason of insanity.
  4. SSB 6349 - Establishing a farm internship program.

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Senate Committees

 


Agriculture & Rural Economic Development*
2/25/10 3:30 pm

 

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

REVISED 2/24/2010 7:53 AM

Executive Session: Bills heard previously in committee.

Other business.

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Early Learning & K-12 Education*
2/25/10 8:00 am

 

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

MEETING CANCELLED.

Early Learning & K-12 Education*
2/25/10 10:00 am

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

MEETING CANCELLED.

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Economic Development, Trade & Innovation*
2/25/10 10:00 am

 

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

REVISED 2/24/2010 2:49 PM

Public Hearing:
2SHB 2603 - Requiring agencies to give small businesses an opportunity to comply with a state law or agency rule before imposing a penalty.

Executive Session:
  1. E2SHB 1096 - Enhancing small business participation in state purchasing.
  2. HB 1830 - Establishing business definitions for public contracting.
  3. 2SHB 2603 - Requiring agencies to give small businesses an opportunity to comply with a state law or agency rule before imposing a penalty.
  4. E2SHB 2658 - Refocusing the department of commerce, including transferring programs.

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

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Government Operations & Elections*
2/25/10 3:30 pm

 

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

REVISED 2/23/2010 8:25 AM

Public Hearing:
  1. ESHB 2414 - Authorizing abatement of nuisances involving criminal street gang activity.
  2. HB 2750 - Addressing public utility districts and deferred compensation and supplemental savings plans.
  3. SHB 2408 - Requiring notice to property owners when a county, city, or town modifies its zoning requirements.
  4. HB 2456 - Concerning population thresholds that determine the number of local councilmembers and receipt of local funds.
  5. SHB 2704 - Transferring the Washington main street program to the department of archaeology and historic preservation.
  6. HB 2740 - Regarding the definition of land use decision in the land use petition act.
  7. HB 2848 - Repealing RCW 36.32.210.
  8. SHB 2884 - Authorizing limited expansions of urban growth areas into one hundred year floodplains in areas adjacent to a freeway interchange or interstate in counties wholly or partially bordering salt waters with more than one hundred thousand but fewer than one hundred fifty thousand residents.
  9. HB 2720 - Concerning the Washington soldiers’ home.
  10. ESHB 2925 - Concerning impact payments of a municipally owned hydroelectric facility.

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

Government Operations & Elections
2/25/10 5:30 pm

Senate Full Committee
Senate Hearing Rm 2
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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Health & Long-Term Care
2/25/10 10:00 am

 

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

Public Hearing:
  1. SGA 9154 - Christopher P Barry, Member, Board of Pharmacy.
  2. SGA 9158 - Ronald K Sperling, Member, Health Care Facilities Authority.
  3. SGA 9163 - Gary Harris, Member, Board of Pharmacy.

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

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Human Services & Corrections*
2/25/10 3:30 pm

 

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

REVISED 2/24/2010 3:11 PM

Public Hearing:
  1. SHB 2865 - Concerning offenders with developmental disabilities or traumatic brain injuries.
  2. HB 2817 - Exempting a person’s identifying information from public disclosure when submitted in the course of using the sex offender notification and registration program for the purpose of receiving notification regarding registered sex offenders.
  3. SHB 2534 - Establishing a program to verify the address of registered sex offenders and kidnapping offenders.
  4. HB 2629 - Updating provisions related to adoption petitions.
  5. 2SHB 3076 - Concerning the involuntary treatment act.
  6. 2SHB 2882 - Detaining persons with mental disorders.
  7. SB 6870 - Containing costs for services to sexually violent predators.

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

Human Services & Corrections
2/25/10 5:30 pm

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

Executive Session: Bills previously heard.

Continuation of 3:30 p.m. meeting.

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Labor, Commerce & Consumer Protection*
2/25/10 3:30 pm

 

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

REVISED 2/24/2010 11:42 AM

Public Hearing:
  1. SHB 2555 - Authorizing the department of labor and industries to issue subpoenas to enforce production of information related to electricians and electrical installations.
  2. SHB 2789 - Authorizing issuance of subpoenas for purposes of agency investigations of underground economic activity.

Executive Session:
  1. E2SHB 1149 - Protecting consumers from breaches of security.
  2. SHB 1329 - Providing collective bargaining for child care center directors and workers.
  3. SHB 3145 - Improving administration of wage complaints.
  4. E2SHB 1560 - Regarding collective bargaining at institutions of higher education.
  5. ESHB 2547 - Concerning franchise agreements between new motor vehicle dealers and manufacturers.
  6. SHB 2429 - Addressing the resale of motor vehicles previously determined as having nonconformities.
  7. HB 3061 - Addressing claims of insolvent self-insurers under industrial insurance.
  8. HB 2942 - Offering human trafficking training for criminal justice and correctional personnel, and other public safety employees.
  9. SHB 3003 - Placing symphony musicians under the jurisdiction of the public employment relations commission for purposes of collective bargaining.
  10. SHB 2678 - Modifying distributions of funds by the horse racing commission to nonprofit race meets.
  11. HB 2697 - Concerning real estate broker licensure fees.
  12. ESHB 3040 - Regarding the licensing of appraisal management companies.
  13. HB 2642 - Establishing a pilot project to allow wine tasting at farmers markets.
  14. SHB 2688 - Creating a beer and wine tasting endorsement to the grocery store liquor license.
  15. E2SHB 3024 - Providing uninterrupted meal and rest breaks for certain employees.
  16. 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.
  17. ESHB 2790 - Making technical and clarifying changes to the liquor laws.
  18. HB 2947 - Concerning special occasion licenses.
  19. ESHB 2499 - Changing regulations concerning black powder.
  20. SHB 2589 - Concerning on-site wastewater treatment systems designer licensing.
  21. SHB 2546 - Concerning classroom training for electrical trainees.
  22. EHB 2805 - Regarding public works involving off-site prefabrication.
  23. SHB 2789 - Authorizing issuance of subpoenas for purposes of agency investigations of underground economic activity.
  24. SHB 2555 - Authorizing the department of labor and industries to issue subpoenas to enforce production of information related to electricians and electrical installations.

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

Labor, Commerce & Consumer Protection
2/25/10 5:30 pm

Senate 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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Natural Resources, Ocean & Recreation
2/25/10 10:00 am

 

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

Public Hearing: To be announced.

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

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Transportation*
2/25/10 1:30 pm

 

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

REVISED 2/24/2010 3:02 PM

Public Hearing:
  1. SHB 2739 - Concerning the enforcement of certain school or playground crosswalk violations.
  2. HB 2918 - Removing state route number 908 from the state highway system.
  3. SHB 2939 - Concerning notations on driver abstracts that a person was not at fault in a motor vehicle accident. (Hearing is on the Striking Amendment.)
  4. HB 2528 - Retroactively applying certain intermediate license law amendments made during the 2009 legislative session. (Hearing is on the Striking Amendment.)

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

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Ways & Means*
2/25/10 1:30 pm

 

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

REVISED 2/24/2010 3:12 PM

Public Hearing:
  1. SHB 1545 - Authorizing the higher education coordinating board to offer higher education annuities and retirement income plans.
  2. HB 2823 - Permitting retired participants to resume volunteer firefighter, emergency worker, or reserve officer service.
  3. HB 2987 - Addressing the impact on the firefighters’ pension fund when a city or town enters a regional fire protection service authority.
  4. E2SHB 1418 - Establishing a statewide dropout reengagement system.
  5. EHB 2360 - Concerning consolidation of administrative services for AIDS grants in the department of health.
  6. SB 6876 - Regarding the regulation of water recreation facilities.
  7. SB 6877 - Concerning newborn screening fees.
  8. SB 6878 - Concerning fees for criminal background checks.

Executive Session: 2SHB 2551 - Establishing the Washington vaccine association.

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

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