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WA Lege Day 79: Clock ticking for policy bills

OLYMPIA — Many committees will be scrambling to get certain bills passed before Wednesday's deadline, but one House panel will be taking up a new proposal on liquor revenue.

The Government Accountability and Oversight Committee has a proposal to change the fee structure for liquor distribution, one that could bring in an extra $185 million over the next 10 years. As noted in a previous Spin Control item, liquor is a hot topic in the Legislature this year, so along with discussing these changes in fees, it will also consider  beer and wine sampling at farmer's markets and free drinks at day spas.

Policy bills — those that aren't needed to provide money to make the budget work — that have passed the chamber where they started must be out of the committee in the other chamber by Wednesday, or go on a form of life support where extraordinary measures are needed for revival.

A Senate proposal for an operating budget should be showing up sometime soon, but as of this morning, no big rollout was announced for today.

A full schedule of today's hearing schedule is inside the blog.


Legislative Meeting Schedule

 

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Time

Committee

Location

 

8:00 AM

Trade & Economic Development (S)

Senate Hearing Rm 3

 
 

Public Safety (H)

House Hearing Rm D

 

8:30 AM

Higher Education (H)

House Hearing Rm A

 

9:00 AM

Business & Financial Services (H)

House Hearing Rm B

 
 

Government Operations & Elections (H)

House Hearing Rm E

 

9:55 AM

PRO FORMA HOUSE SESSION

   

10:00 AM

Governmental Operations (S)

Senate Hearing Rm 2

 
 

Health Care (S)

Senate Hearing Rm 4

 
 

Community Development, Housing & Tribal Affairs (H)

House Hearing Rm E

 
 

Judiciary (H)

House Hearing Rm D

 
 

Labor & Workforce Development (H)

House Hearing Rm A

 
 

Technology & Economic Development (H)

House Hearing Rm C

 

12:00 PM

PRO FORMA SENATE SESSION

   

1:30 PM

Energy, Environment & Telecommunications (S)

Senate Hearing Rm 4

 
 

Financial Institutions, Housing & Insurance (S)

Senate Hearing Rm 2

 
 

Higher Education (S)

Senate Hearing Rm 3

 
 

Natural Resources & Parks (S)

Senate Hearing Rm 1

 
 

Early Learning & Human Services (H)

House Hearing Rm C

 
 

Education (H)

House Hearing Rm A

 
 

Government Accountability & Oversight (H)

House Hearing Rm E

 

3:30 PM

Transportation (S)

Senate Hearing Rm 1

 
 

Appropriations (H)

House Hearing Rm A

 
 

Transportation (H)

House Hearing Rm B

 

5:30 PM

Law & Justice (S)

Senate Hearing Rm 2

 


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House Committees


Agriculture & Natural Resources*
4/2/13 10:00 am

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

MEETING CANCELLED.

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Appropriations*
4/2/13 3:30 pm

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

REVISED 3/29/2013 3:45 PM

Work Session: Presentation of Governor Inslee's Proposed Operating Budget.

Public Hearing:

  1. E2SSB 5244- Regarding school suspensions and expulsions. (If measure is referred to committee.)
  2. ESSB 5656- Revising business licensing systems.


Executive Session: HB 2016- Concerning a hospital safety net assessment.

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Business & Financial Services*
4/2/13 9:00 am

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

REVISED 3/27/2013 5:14 PM

Possible Executive Session: ESSB 5312- Authorizing small consumer installment loans.

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Community Development, Housing & Tribal Affairs
4/2/13 10:00 am

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

Work Session: Tribal Economic Development.

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Early Learning & Human Services*
4/2/13 1:30 pm

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

REVISED 3/28/2013 11:37 AM

Work Session: Integrated Case Management in Washington State Human Services.

Executive Session:

  1. ESSB 5157- Regulating child care subsidies.
  2. SSB 5565- Concerning background checks for individuals seeking a license under chapter 74.13 RCW or unsupervised access to children.
  3. E2SSB 5405- Concerning extended foster care services.
  4. ESSB 5279- Limiting use of public assistance benefits.
  5. SB 5359- Concerning mandatory reporting of child abuse or neglect by supervised persons.
  6. 2SSB 5595- Concerning child care reform.
  7. SB 5578- Exempting certain family day care providers who have been operating for at least five years from any requirement to have a high school diploma or equivalent education.

 

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Education*
4/2/13 1:30 pm

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

REVISED 3/29/2013 3:39 PM

Possible Executive Session:

  1. E2SSB 5330- Improving student achievement and student outcomes.
  2. 2SSB 5794- Concerning alternative learning experience courses.
  3. E2SSB 5237- Establishing accountability for student performance in reading.
  4. ESSB 5753- Providing flexibility in the education system.
  5. ESSB 5587- Concerning student assessments.
  6. 2SSB 5197- Taking measures to promote safe school buildings.

 

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Government Accountability & Oversight*
4/2/13 1:30 pm

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

REVISED 3/29/2013 10:57 AM

Public Hearing:

  1. SB 5641- Requiring the governor's signature on significant legislative rules.
  2. HB 2019- Concerning the sales and distribution of spirits by distributors, restaurants, former contract liquor stores, and former state store auction buyers.


Possible Executive Session:

  1. SB 5674- Allowing wine and beer sampling at farmers markets.
  2. SSB 5045- Allowing day spas to offer or supply without charge wine or beer by the individual glass to a customer for consumption on the premises.

 

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Government Operations & Elections*
4/2/13 9:00 am

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

REVISED 3/28/2013 10:49 AM

Public Hearing:

  1. SSB 5160- Creating a process for home assignment of public employees.
  2. SB 5500- Providing a replacement ballot by telephone, mail, or in person to a voter who is not a voter that is overseas or in the military.

 

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Higher Education*
4/2/13 8:30 am

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

REVISED 3/28/2013 10:18 AM

Work Session:

  1. Financial Aid Policies and Programs: Roundtable Discussion (Continued from 03/27/2013).
  2. Research activities and commercialization of research: University of Washington and Washington State University.


Executive Session: SSB 5180- Improving access to higher education for students with disabilities.

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Judiciary*
4/2/13 10:00 am

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

REVISED 3/29/2013 1:27 PM

Executive Session:

  1. SB 5692- Concerning standby guardians and limited guardians.
  2. SB 5618- Including searches by school resource officers and local police school liaison officers within the warrantless school search exception.
  3. SSB 5256- Concerning the confidentiality of certain autopsy and postmortem reports and records.
  4. ESB 5048- Concerning notice against trespass.
  5. SSB 5568- Concerning the disclosure of certain information when screening tenants.
  6. ESSB 5551- Concerning competency to stand trial evaluations.
  7. SSB 5456- Concerning detentions under the involuntary treatment act.
  8. ESSB 5118- Addressing access to original birth certificates after adoption finalization.
  9. SB 5510- Concerning the abuse of vulnerable adults.
  10. ESB 5666- Concerning disclosure of information by health care quality improvement programs, quality assurance programs, and peer review committees.
  11. SB 5797- Encouraging the establishment of effective specialty courts.
  12. ESB 5860- Addressing legal proceedings by the attorney general on behalf of superior court judges.
  13. SSB 5031- Concerning actions for damage to real property resulting from construction, alteration, or repair on adjacent property.
  14. SB 5083- Concerning the display of political yard signs in homeowners' associations.
  15. ESB 5236- Creating the uniform correction or clarification of defamation act.
  16. SSB 5452- Concerning no-contact and protection orders for stalking and harassment.

 

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Labor & Workforce Development
4/2/13 10:00 am

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

Public Hearing:

  1. SB 5112- Granting scheduling authority for qualified retrospective rating plan employers and groups.
  2. SB 5476- Clarifying the employment status of independent contractors in the news business.
  3. ESSB 5811- Addressing employee wellness programs.


Possible Executive Session:

  1. SSB 5211- Concerning social networking accounts and profiles.
  2. SSB 5227- Changing the corporate officer provisions of the employment security act.
  3. SB 5355- Implementing the unemployment insurance integrity provisions of the federal trade adjustment assistance extension act of 2011.
  4. SB 5476- Clarifying the employment status of independent contractors in the news business.

 

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Public Safety
4/2/13 8:00 am

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

Public Hearing:

  1. SSB 5010- Establishing that courts may order an offender to refrain from the consumption of marijuana as a part of community custody conditions.
  2. SB 5025- Providing that a proclamation of a state of emergency is effective upon the governor's signature.


Possible Executive Session:

  1. SSB 5010- Establishing that courts may order an offender to refrain from the consumption of marijuana as a part of community custody conditions.
  2. SB 5025- Providing that a proclamation of a state of emergency is effective upon the governor's signature.
  3. SB 5059- Concerning the crime of rendering criminal assistance.
  4. ESB 5105- Asserting conditions under which the department of corrections provides rental vouchers to an offender.
  5. SB 5149- Concerning crimes against pharmacies.
  6. ESSB 5178- Modifying organized retail theft provisions.
  7. SSB 5308- Establishing the commercially sexually exploited children statewide coordinating committee.
  8. SSB 5437- Regarding boating safety.
  9. ESB 5484- Concerning assault in the third degree occurring in areas used in connection with court proceedings.
  10. SSB 5556- Concerning missing endangered persons.
  11. ESSB 5669- Concerning trafficking.
  12. ESSB 5735- Concerning registered sex or kidnapping offenders.

 

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Technology & Economic Development
4/2/13 10:00 am

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

Executive Session:

  1. SB 5098- Regarding wireless communications structures.
  2. E2SSB 5680- Promoting economic development by providing information to businesses.
  3. SSB 5718- Providing monitoring of the development of a one-stop portal for Washington businesses.
  4. SB 5784- Concerning the joint center for aerospace technology innovation.
  5. SSJM 8007- Requesting that congress pass legislation reforming the harbor maintenance tax.

 

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Transportation
4/2/13 3:30 pm

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

Public Hearing: Bills referred to committee.

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Senate Committees

The schedule is subject to the addition of more committee agendas. Please check our website, http://www.leg.wa.gov/legislature/pages/calendar.aspx


Early Learning & K-12 Education*
4/2/13 5:30 pm

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

MEETING CANCELLED.

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Energy, Environment & Telecommunications*
4/2/13 1:30 pm

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

REVISED 3/28/2013 4:02 PM

Public Hearing: 2SHB 1017- Creating new efficiency standards.

Possible Executive Session: To be announced.

Other business.

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Financial Institutions, Housing & Insurance*
4/2/13 1:30 pm

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

REVISED 3/29/2013 1:54 PM

Executive Session:

  1. HB 1326- Addressing the consumer loan act.
  2. SHB 1130- Modifying who is authorized to redeem an impounded vehicle.
  3. EHB 1493- Concerning the property taxation of mobile homes and park model trailers.


Other business.

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Governmental Operations
4/2/13 10:00 am

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

Possible Executive Session: Bills heard in committee.

Other business.

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Health Care
4/2/13 10:00 am

Senate Full Committee
Senate Hearing Rm 4
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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Higher Education
4/2/13 1:30 pm

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

Public Hearing:

  1. SGA 9082- J. A Bricker, Member, State Board for Community and Technical Colleges.
  2. SGA 9127- Chris Jordan, Member, Board of Regents, University of Washington.
  3. SGA 9079- Kristianne Blake, Member, Board of Regents, University of Washington.
  4. SGA 9197- Vicki J Wilson, Member, Board of Trustees, Eastern Washington University.
  5. SGA 9151- Lee Newgent, Member, Work Force Training and Education Coordinating Board.
  6. SGA 9084- Don C Brunell, Member, Work Force Training and Education Coordinating Board.
  7. SGA 9196- James S Wigfall, Member, Board of Trustees, The Evergreen State College.
  8. SGA 9074- Brian Baird, Member, Washington State Student Achievement Council.
  9. SGA 9101- Jose E Gaitan, Member, Washington State Student Achievement Council.
  10. SGA 9122- Lindsey Jahn, Member, Washington State Student Achievement Council.
  11. SGA 9163- Jay A Reich, Member, Washington State Student Achievement Council.
  12. SHB 1858- Providing for awarding academic credit for military training.
  13. SHB 1331- Authorizing student advisory committees at institutions of higher education.


Work Session: Overview of academic credit for prior learning.

Other business.

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Human Services & Corrections*
4/2/13 10:00 am

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

MEETING CANCELLED.

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Law & Justice*
4/2/13 5:30 pm

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

REVISED 3/28/2013 8:23 AM

Public Hearing: SHB 1612- Concerning information on firearm offenders.

If draft bills, proposed substitutes, or striking amendments are to be heard, they can be obtained from committee staff or on the committee's website, http://www.leg.wa.gov/Senate/Committees/LAW/Pages/default.aspx, as soon as they are available. Possible executive session on bills heard in committee. Other business.

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Natural Resources & Parks
4/2/13 1:30 pm

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

Public Hearing: To be announced.

If draft bills, proposed substitutes, or striking amendments are to be heard, they can be obtained from committee staff or on the committee's website, http://www.leg.wa.gov/Senate/Committees/NRP/Pages/default.aspx, as soon as they are available. Possible executive session on bills referred to committee. Other business.

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Trade & Economic Development*
4/2/13 8:00 am

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

REVISED 3/29/2013 11:43 AM

Work Session:

  1. Apprenticeship (Continued from 3/21/13 meeting).
  2. Business and Occupation Tax Issues/Nexus and Apportionment.


Executive Session: SHB 1866- Concerning the joint center for aerospace technology innovation.

Committee work session presentations can be found online after the hearing has begun via a link to the Electronic Bill Book on the Committee's website: http://www.leg.wa.gov/Senate/Committees/TRED/Pages/default.aspx, as soon as they are available. Possible executive session on bills heard in committee. Other business.

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Transportation*
4/2/13 3:30 pm

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

REVISED 4/1/2013 8:18 AM

Public Hearing: SB 5890- Concerning the titling and registration of vehicles (If referred to committee).

Possible executive session on bills heard in committee.

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Ways & Means*
4/2/13 3:30 pm

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

MEETING CANCELLED.

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