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WA Lege Day 5:TGIF schedule?

A relatively quiet day at the Capitol, with short sessions expected in the House and Senate in the morning and a full afternoon of hearings.

The Veterans Coalition has meetings, and will be dropping by legislative offices.

Gov. Chris Gregoire will be in Spokane for the Figure Skating championships.

For a look at the day’s schedule of meetings Click here to go inside the blog


Legislative Meeting Schedule

Friday, January 15, 2010
Time Committee Location
8:00 AM Environment, Water & Energy (S) Senate Hearing Rm 4

Human Services & Corrections (S) Senate Hearing Rm 1

Commerce & Labor (H) House Hearing Rm B

Ecology & Parks (H) House Hearing Rm C

Education (H) House Hearing Rm A

Higher Education (H) House Hearing Rm D
10:00 AM SENATE SESSION/CAUCUS

HOUSE SESSION/CAUCUS
1:30 PM Higher Education & Workforce Development (S) Senate Hearing Rm 3

Judiciary (S) Senate Hearing Rm 1

Agriculture & Natural Resources (H) House Hearing Rm B

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

Finance (H) House Hearing Rm C

Health Care & Wellness (H) House Hearing Rm A

State Government & Tribal Affairs (H) House Hearing Rm D

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House Committees


Agriculture & Natural Resources*
1/15/10 1:30 pm
Watch on TVWHouse Full Committee
House Hearing Rm B
John L. O’Brien Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED 1/12/2010 9:07 AM

Public Hearing:
  1. HB 2508 - Regarding water right processing improvements.
  2. HB 2591 - Recovering the actual cost of processing applications for water right permits.
  3. HB 2542 - Contracting for a comparative review of local governments’ land use plans and the water availability found in those planning areas.
  4. HB 2548 - Regarding withdrawing various waters of the state from additional appropriations.
  5. HB 2468 - Concerning the metering of permit exempt wells.
  6. HB 2532 - Regarding a pilot program for the withdrawal of water in a cluster development.

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Commerce & Labor*
1/15/10 8:00 am
House Full Committee
House Hearing Rm B
John L. O’Brien Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED 1/11/2010 12:22 PM

Public Hearing:
  1. HB 1608 - Concerning the practice of interior design.
  2. HB 1634 - Regarding architects.
  3. HB 2547 - Concerning franchise agreements between new motor vehicle dealers and manufacturers.
  4. HB 2589 - Concerning on-site wastewater treatment systems designer licensing.

Possible Executive Session: Bills previously heard in committee.

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Early Learning & Children’s Services
1/15/10 1:30 pm
House Full Committee
House Hearing Rm E
John L. O’Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session: Child welfare and housing.

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Ecology & Parks*
1/15/10 8:00 am
House Full Committee
House Hearing Rm C
John L. O’Brien Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED 1/12/2010 12:12 PM

Public Hearing:
  1. HB 2500 - Creating a cause of action for persons who are adversely affected by the judicial review of a decision made under the state environmental policy act.
  2. HB 2539 - Optimizing the collection of source separated materials.
  3. HB 2399 - Prohibiting and prescribing penalties for engaging in, or advertising to engage in, solid waste collection without a solid waste collection certificate.

Possible Executive Session: Bills previously heard in committee.

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Education*
1/15/10 8:00 am
Watch on TVWHouse Full Committee
House Hearing Rm A
John L. O’Brien Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED 1/11/2010 3:21 PM

Work Session: Dropout prevention and re-engagement.

Public Hearing:
  1. SHB 1418 - Establishing a statewide dropout reengagement system.
  2. HB 2609 - Regarding accountability and support for vulnerable students and dropouts.
  3. HB 2631 - Creating a dropout prevention recognition program.

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Finance*
1/15/10 1:30 pm
House Full Committee
House Hearing Rm C
John L. O’Brien Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED 1/11/2010 12:06 PM

Public Hearing:
  1. HB 2382 - Concerning the taxation of moist snuff.
  2. HB 2390 - Eliminating the business and occupation tax deduction for initiation fees and dues received by for-profit businesses.
  3. HB 2402 - Concerning a property tax exemption for property owned by a nonprofit organization and used for the purpose of a farmers market.
  4. HB 2410 - Requiring full payment of all moneys due under the certificate of delinquency prior to any change of ownership of real property after a certificate of delinquency is issued.
  5. HB 2439 - Exempting church property used by a nonprofit organization conducting activities related to a farmers market from property taxation.

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Health Care & Wellness
1/15/10 1:30 pm
House Full Committee
House Hearing Rm A
John L. O’Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Public Hearing:
  1. HB 2521 - Addressing conversion rights upon termination of eligibility for health plan coverage.
  2. HB 2551 - Establishing the Washington vaccine association.
  3. HB 2552 - Concerning individual health coverage.

Possible Executive Session: Bills previously heard in committee.

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Higher Education*
1/15/10 8:00 am
House Full Committee
House Hearing Rm D
John L. O’Brien Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED 1/11/2010 3:16 PM

Work Session: Governance in Higher Education.

Public Hearing:
  1. HB 2630 - Creating the opportunity express program.
  2. HB 2634 - Promoting efficiencies including institutional coordination and partnerships in the community and technical college system.

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State Government & Tribal Affairs*
1/15/10 1:30 pm
House Full Committee
House Hearing Rm D
John L. O’Brien Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED 1/14/2010 10:25 AM

Public Hearing:
  1. HB 2406 - Concerning the joint legislative audit and review committee.
  2. HB 2418 - Making the names and addresses of persons signing initiative or referendum petitions public records.
  3. HB 2467 - Eliminating provisions for filings at locations other than the public disclosure commission.
  4. HB 2490 - Concerning persons with intellectual disabilities.
  5. HB 2612 - Exempting signature petitions from disclosure.

Executive Session:
  1. HB 2403 - Concerning military leave for public employees.
  2. HB 2450 - Concerning clarification and expansion of eligibility to use the state’s local government investment pool.
  3. HB 2496 - Modifying ballot design provisions.
  4. HB 2495 - Modifying provisions relating to the tabulation of ballots.

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Senate Committees


Environment, Water & Energy*
1/15/10 8:00 am
Watch on TVWSenate Full Committee
Senate Hearing Rm 4
J.A. Cherberg Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED 1/13/2010 3:10 PM

Public Hearing:
  1. SB 6373 - Directing the department of ecology to adopt rules requiring entities to report the emissions of greenhouse gases.
  2. SB 6267 - Regarding water right processing improvements.
  3. SB 6242 - Updating hazardous waste fee provisions.
  4. SB 6347 - Studying seawater desalination.

Work Session: Briefing on implementation and enforcement of the Clean Water Act and Safe Drinking Water Act.

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

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Higher Education & Workforce Development
1/15/10 1:30 pm
Watch on TVWSenate Full Committee
Senate Hearing Rm 3
J.A. Cherberg Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:
  1. Report from the Washington Scholarship Coalition - WA Scholarship Coalition, HECB staff to be announced.
  2. Workforce Training & Education Coordinating Board recommendations on workforce development policy and budget items - Eleni Papadakis & Bryan Wilson.

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

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Human Services & Corrections*
1/15/10 8:00 am
Senate Full Committee
Senate Hearing Rm 1
J.A. Cherberg Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED 1/14/2010 11:48 AM

Work Session: Presentation regarding recidivism and the post prison education program.

Public Hearing:
  1. Providing for the establishment of the psychiatric security review board to supervise persons acquitted by reason of insanity [S-3614.1].
  2. SB 6310 - Concerning criminal defendants who are guilty and mentally ill.
  3. Concerning the assessment and treatment of certain persons with mental illnesses [Z-1185.2].

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

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Judiciary*
1/15/10 1:30 pm
Senate Full Committee
Senate Hearing Rm 1
J.A. Cherberg Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED 1/14/2010 2:59 PM

Public Hearing:
  1. SB 5144 - Regarding false claims against the government. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  2. SB 6353 - Providing technical changes concerning receivership statutes.
  3. SB 6352 - Modifying provisions on personal property exempt from execution, attachment, and garnishment. (Hearing is on the proposed substitute.)

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

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Jim Camden is a veteran political reporter for The Spokesman-Review.


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