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WA Lege Day 11: Buenos Dias

It is Hispanic/Latino Legislative Day.

It’s also the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision on abortion, so abortion rights advocates will be demonstrating on the Capitol steps. Expectation is this demonstation will be smaller than the anti-abortion rally earlier this week, which drew more than 4,000.

The House of Representatives will debate a bill to start cutting some money from the state budget, which is generally known as the “Early Savings Bill.” They’ll also debate a proposal involving military leave for public employees, renaming a state highway the “Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm Memorial Highway.

And, as usual, a full lineup of committee hearings.

To see the hearings schedule, go inside the blog.


Legislative Meeting Schedule

Friday, January 22, 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
9:00 AM Public Safety & Emergency Preparedness (H) House Hearing Rm E
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 A

Health Care & Wellness (H) House Hearing Rm A

State Government & Tribal Affairs (H) House Hearing Rm D
2:15 PM Finance (H) House Hearing Rm C

Health Care & Wellness (H) House Hearing Rm A

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House Committees


Agriculture & Natural Resources*
1/22/10 1:30 pm
House Full Committee
House Hearing Rm B
John L. O’Brien Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED 1/19/2010 4:28 PM

Public Hearing:
  1. HB 2559 - Establishing the watershed improvement through water quality trading and banking act.
  2. HB 2604 - Exempting certain diversions of surface waters for agricultural purposes from the permit process.

Possible Executive Session:
  1. HB 2508 - Regarding water right processing improvements.
  2. HB 2542 - Contracting for a comparative review of local governments’ land use plans and the water availability found in those planning areas.
  3. HB 2468 - Concerning the metering of permit exempt wells.
  4. HB 2532 - Regarding a pilot program for the withdrawal of water in a cluster development.
  5. HB 2548 - Regarding withdrawing various waters of the state from additional appropriations.
  6. HB 2591 - Recovering the actual cost of processing applications for water right permits.
  7. HB 1534 - Concerning local utility district response to well notification.

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Commerce & Labor*
1/22/10 8:00 am
House Full Committee
House Hearing Rm B
John L. O’Brien Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED 1/21/2010 10:21 AM

Public Hearing:
  1. HB 2790 - Making technical and clarifying changes to the liquor laws.
  2. HB 2546 - Concerning classroom training for electrical trainees.
  3. HB 2555 - Authorizing the department of labor and industries to issue subpoenas to enforce production of information related to electricians and electrical installations.
  4. HB 1992 - Concerning the application of chapter 39.12 RCW to construction projects that involve tax incentives, loans, or public land or property that is sold or leased.
  5. HB 2826 - Concerning the recommendations of the joint legislative task force on the underground economy.
  6. HB 2789 - Authorizing issuance of subpoenas for purposes of agency investigations of underground economy activity.

Possible Executive Session:
  1. HJM 4017 - Requesting that the United States Congress enact the AgJOBS legislation.
  2. HB 2678 - Modifying distributions of funds by the horse racing commission to nonprofit race meets.

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Early Learning & Children’s Services*
1/22/10 1:30 pm
House Full Committee
House Hearing Rm E
John L. O’Brien Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED 1/21/2010 1:14 PM

Public Hearing:
  1. HB 2596 - Defining child advocacy centers for the multidisciplinary investigation of child abuse and implementation of county protocols.
  2. HB 2629 - Updating provisions related to adoption petitions.

Executive Session:
  1. HB 2687 - Creating the home visiting services account.
  2. HB 2680 - Implementing a guardianship program.
  3. HB 2731 - Creating an early learning program for educationally at-risk children.
  4. Other bills previously heard in committee.

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Ecology & Parks*
1/22/10 8:00 am
House Full Committee
House Hearing Rm C
John L. O’Brien Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED 1/19/2010 12:05 PM

Public Hearing:
HB 2643 - Providing better water quality during charitable car washes.

Possible Executive Session: Bills previously heard in committee.

Work Session: Update on the Governor’s Executive Order 09-05 “Washington’s Leadership On Climate Change.”

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Education*
1/22/10 8:00 am
Watch on TVWHouse Full Committee
House Hearing Rm A
John L. O’Brien Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED 1/14/2010 12:44 PM

Work Session: Gangs in Schools.

Public Hearing:
  1. HB 2834 - Regarding gang and hate group activity at schools and school activities.
  2. HB 2835 - Increasing school safety.
  3. HB 2801 - Regarding antiharassment strategies in public schools.

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Finance
1/22/10 1:30 pm
Watch on TVWHouse Full Committee
Jt. w/ House Health Care & Wellness
House Hearing Rm A
John L. O’Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Public Hearing: HB 2388 - Concerning public health financing.

Finance*
1/22/10 2:15 pm
House Full Committee
House Hearing Rm C
John L. O’Brien Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED 1/18/2010 1:27 PM

Public Hearing:
  1. SHB 1597 - Concerning the administration of state and local tax programs.
  2. HB 2620 - Concerning excise taxation of certain products and services provided or furnished electronically.
  3. HB 2758 - Documenting wholesale sales for excise tax purposes.

Executive Session: HB 1950 - Requiring assessors to give notice of the true and fair value of real property regardless of whether there was a change in value.

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Health Care & Wellness
1/22/10 1:30 pm
Watch on TVWHouse Full Committee
Jt. w/ House Finance
House Hearing Rm A
John L. O’Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Public Hearing: HB 2388 - Concerning public health financing.

Health Care & Wellness*
1/22/10 2:15 pm
Watch on TVWHouse Full Committee
House Hearing Rm A
John L. O’Brien Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED 1/20/2010 2:04 PM

Possible Executive Session:
  1. SHB 1357 - Regarding the designation of “social worker.”
  2. HB 2396 - Concerning emergency cardiac and stroke care.
  3. HB 2430 - Concerning cardiovascular invasive specialists.
  4. HB 2521 - Addressing conversion rights upon termination of eligibility for health plan coverage.
  5. HB 2551 - Establishing the Washington vaccine association.
  6. HB 2876 - Concerning pain management.
  7. Other bills previously heard in committee.

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Higher Education*
1/22/10 8:00 am
House Full Committee
House Hearing Rm D
John L. O’Brien Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED 1/21/2010 8:05 AM

Executive Session:
  1. HB 2638 - Regarding instructional materials provided in a specialized format.
  2. HB 2694 - Regarding a bachelor of science in nursing program at the University Center.

Possible Executive Session: Bills previously heard in committee.

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Public Safety & Emergency Preparedness*
1/22/10 9:00 am
House Full Committee
House Hearing Rm E
John L. O’Brien Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED 1/21/2010 8:31 AM

Possible Executive Session:
  1. HB 1203 - Modifying the definition of relative for purposes of the crime of rendering criminal assistance.
  2. HB 2115 - Allowing booking photographs and electronic images at jails to be open to the public.
  3. HB 2389 - Concerning forensic investigations.
  4. HB 2422 - Changing escape or disappearance notification requirements.
  5. HB 2424 - Protecting children from sexual exploitation and abuse.
  6. HB 2426 - Expanding provisions relating to vulnerable adults.
  7. HB 2487 - Increasing costs for administering a deferred prosecution.
  8. HB 2497 - Concerning the victimization of homeless persons.
  9. HB 2571 - Changing the definition of predatory.
  10. HB 2595 - Imposing a sentence outside the standard sentence range for defendants who intercept police communication as a means to facilitate the crime.
  11. HB 2625 - Addressing bail for felony offenses.
  12. HB 2626 - Modifying violation provisions for offenders.
  13. HB 2640 - Addressing benefits for mental health services under the crime victims’ compensation program.
  14. HB 2781 - Imposing a sanction for offenders who violate sentence conditions by committing an assault against a law enforcement officer, employee of a law enforcement agency, or department of corrections employee.
  15. HJR 4220 - Amending the state Constitution so that the provision relating to bailable crimes by sufficient sureties is modified.

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State Government & Tribal Affairs*
1/22/10 1:30 pm
House Full Committee
House Hearing Rm D
John L. O’Brien Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED 1/20/2010 1:15 PM

Public Hearing:
  1. HB 2603 - Requiring agencies to give small businesses an opportunity to comply with a state law or agency rule before imposing a penalty.
  2. HB 2675 - Concerning an alternative process for selecting an electrical contractor or a mechanical contractor, or both, for general contractor/construction manager projects.
  3. HB 2701 - Clarifying the time of commencement of regular legislative sessions.
  4. HB 2704 - Transferring the Washington main street program to the department of archaeology and historic preservation.
  5. HB 2720 - Concerning the Washington soldiers’ home.
  6. HB 2582 - Allowing agencies to direct requesters to their web site for public records.

Possible Executive Session:
  1. Bills previously heard in committee.
  2. HB 2603 - Requiring agencies to give small businesses an opportunity to comply with a state law or agency rule before imposing a penalty.
  3. HB 2720 - Concerning the Washington soldiers’ home.

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Senate Committees


Environment, Water & Energy*
1/22/10 8:00 am
Watch on TVWSenate Full Committee
Senate Hearing Rm 4
J.A. Cherberg Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED 1/20/2010 2:37 PM

Public Hearing:
  1. SGA 9190 - Diana Gale, Member, Puget Sound Partnership.
  2. SB 6557 - Limiting the use of copper and other substances in vehicle brake pads.
  3. SB 6658 - Modifying community solar project provisions for investment cost recovery incentives.
  4. SB 6378 - Exempting certain diversions of surface waters for agricultural purposes from the permit process.

Work Session: Nuclear energy: new generation technology and waste disposal.

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

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Higher Education & Workforce Development*
1/22/10 1:30 pm
Senate Full Committee
Senate Hearing Rm 3
J.A. Cherberg Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED 1/20/2010 10:46 AM

Public Hearing:
  1. SB 6662 - Regarding developing a curriculum for a career track for home care aides.
  2. SB 6413 - Regarding the purchasing authority of institutions of higher education.

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

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Human Services & Corrections*
1/22/10 8:00 am
Senate Full Committee
Senate Hearing Rm 1
J.A. Cherberg Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED 1/19/2010 5:01 PM

Public Hearing:
  1. SB 6192 - Providing for modification of the disposition concerning restitution in juvenile cases.
  2. SB 6202 - Expanding provisions relating to vulnerable adults.
  3. SB 6476 - Revising provisions relating to sex crimes involving minors.
  4. SB 6640 - Updating provisions concerning the modification, review, and adjustment of child support orders to improve access to justice and to ensure compliance with federal requirements.
  5. SB 6399 - Concerning the calculation of child support.
  6. SB 6323 - Providing protection for vulnerable adults when domestic violence temporary ex parte protection orders are requested and issued.

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

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Judiciary*
1/22/10 1:30 pm
Watch on TVWSenate Full Committee
Senate Hearing Rm 1
J.A. Cherberg Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED 1/20/2010 5:34 PM

Public Hearing:
  1. SB 6340 - Changing the membership of the Washington state forensic investigations council. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  2. SB 6389 - Revising membership and rules of procedure for the criminal justice training commission and related boards.
  3. SB 6397 - Addressing the viewing of sexually explicit depictions of minors on the internet. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  4. SB 5476 - Abolishing the death penalty. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)

Executive Session:
  1. SB 6398 - Adding the definition of threat to malicious harassment provisions.
  2. SB 6450 - Requiring the department of licensing to establish continuing education requirements for court reporters.

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


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