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WA Lege Day 24: Press conferences on tap

OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee has a press conference late this morning, and the House Republicans and Senate coalition leaders have one an hour later.

That doesn't necessarily mean the legislators expect Inslee to say something that demands a rapid response. Both sides usually have a mid-week sit-and-chat session with reporters during the session. We'll bring highlights of the events (if there are any).

The Legislature also has a full slate of hearings today, including one on a bill to require parental notification of any woman under 18 seeking an abortion.  It's the first of two hearings this week in the Senate Labor and Justice Committee on an abortion-related bill. Friday morning the committee has a hearing scheduled on the Reproductive Parity Act, which would require insurance companies to cover abortion services in policies that also cover live births.

One might consider that an equal airing of the two sides of the abortion debate, except that the parental notification bill is the only one on the schedule for today's hearing, which starts at 1:30 p.m., while reproductive parity is one of four bills (boat safety, subpoenas for auditors' investigations, the number of judges in Benton and Franklin counties being the subjects of the others) on tap for the 8 a.m. hearing Friday. 

A full schedule of today's hearings can be found inside the blog. 


 

Legislative Meeting Schedule

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Time

Committee

Location

 

8:00 AM

Energy, Environment & Telecommunications (S)

Senate Hearing Rm 4

 
 

Agriculture & Natural Resources (H)

House Hearing Rm B

 
 

Community Development, Housing & Tribal Affairs (H)

House Hearing Rm E

 
 

Judiciary (H)

House Hearing Rm A

 
 

Labor & Workforce Development (H)

House Hearing Rm D

 

10:00 AM

SENATE SESSION/CAUCUS

   
 

HOUSE SESSION/CAUCUS

   

1:30 PM

Commerce & Labor (S)

Senate Hearing Rm 2

 
 

Early Learning & K-12 Education (S)

Senate Hearing Rm 1

 
 

Law & Justice (S)

Senate Hearing Rm 4

 
 

Business & Financial Services (H)

House Hearing Rm D

 
 

Environment (H)

House Hearing Rm C

 
 

Government Operations & Elections (H)

House Hearing Rm E

 
 

Higher Education (H)

House Hearing Rm A

 
 

Public Safety (H)

House Hearing Rm B

 

3:30 PM

Transportation (S)

Senate Hearing Rm 1

 
 

Ways & Means (S)

Senate Hearing Rm 4

 
 

Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government (H)

House Hearing Rm D

 
 

Appropriations Subcommittee on Health & Human Services (H)

House Hearing Rm C

 
 

Appropriations Subcommittee on Education (H)

House Hearing Rm A

 
 

Transportation (H)

House Hearing Rm B

 


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House Committees


Agriculture & Natural Resources*
2/6/13 8:00 am

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

REVISED 2/4/2013 9:47 AM

Public Hearing:

1.     HB 1220 - Concerning milk and milk products.

2.     HB 1229 - Creating the companion animal safety, population control, and spay/neuter assistance program.

3.     HB 1437 - Concerning small farms under the current use property tax program for farm and agricultural lands.

4.     HB 1323 - Regarding the sea cucumber dive fishery.


Executive Session:

1.     HB 1199 - Ensuring hunter safety.

2.     HB 1200 - Concerning the labeling of seafood.

3.     HB 1218 - Concerning department of fish and wildlife license suspensions.

 

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Appropriations Subcommittee on Education
2/6/13 3:30 pm

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

Work Session:

1.     Guaranteed Education Tuition (GET).

2.     College Bound Scholarship program.

 

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Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government
2/6/13 3:30 pm

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

Work Session:

1.     Briefing from the Office of the Chief Information Officer on strategies for savings through information technology implementation.

2.     Briefing from Consolidated Technology Services on proposed funding for State Data Center operations.

3.     Briefing from the Department of Enterprise Services on proposals for a new Statewide Financial System and a new Time, Leave, and Attendance System.

4.     Update from the Department of Enterprise Services savings and efficiencies proposed in the Governor's budget.

5.     Briefing from the Department of Revenue on its major information technology projects proposed in the Governor's budget.

 

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Appropriations Subcommittee on Health & Human Services
2/6/13 3:30 pm

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

Public Hearing: HB 1343 - Removing the expiration for the additional surcharge imposed on registered nurses and licensed practical nurses.

Work Session:

1.     Integrating medical, behavioral, and long-term care for clients dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid.

2.     Briefing on Department of Health programs.

 

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Business & Financial Services*
2/6/13 1:30 pm

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

REVISED 2/4/2013 1:29 PM

Public Hearing:

1.     HB 1340 - Addressing debt management services.

2.     HB 1491 - Concerning debt adjusting services.


Executive Session:

1.     HB 1130 - Modifying who is authorized to redeem an impounded vehicle.

2.     HB 1231 - Establishing continuing education requirements for engineers.

3.     HB 1325 - Addressing fees and semiannual assessments, powers, lending limits, and technical amendments related to state-chartered banks, savings banks, savings associations, and trust companies.

4.     HB 1327 - Addressing licensing and enforcement provisions applicable to money transmitters.

5.     HB 1328 - Regulating mortgage brokers.


*Please note Hearing Room change.

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Community Development, Housing & Tribal Affairs
2/6/13 8:00 am

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

Work Session: Update on state tourism activities.

Executive Session: Bills previously heard in committee.

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Environment
2/6/13 1:30 pm

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

Public Hearing: HB 1294 - Concerning flame retardants.

Possible Executive Session: Bills previously heard in committee.

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Government Operations & Elections*
2/6/13 1:30 pm

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

REVISED 2/5/2013 1:15 PM

Public Hearing:

1.     HB 1267 - Extending the time period for voter registration.

2.     HB 1279 - Allowing motor voter preregistration for sixteen and seventeen year olds.

3.     HB 1319 - Recognizing a welcome home Vietnam veterans day.

4.     HB 1359 - Regarding the state archivist.


Executive Session:

1.     HB 1005 - Concerning responsibilities and funding of the public disclosure commission.

2.     HB 1278 - Concerning prepaid postage for ballot envelopes.

3.     HB 1290 - Requiring county auditors to place ballot drop boxes at various locations throughout the county.

4.     HB 1413 - Enacting the Washington voting rights act of 2013.

 

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Higher Education*
2/6/13 1:30 pm

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

REVISED 2/1/2013 2:05 PM

Work Session: Diversity strategies at public baccalaureate institutions.

Public Hearing:

1.     HB 1109 - Requiring institutions of higher education that offer an early course registration period to provide early registration for eligible veterans and national guard members.

2.     HB 1544 - Authorizing educational specialist degrees at Central Washington University and Western Washington University.

3.     HB 1614 - Authorizing applied doctorate level degrees in audiology at Western Washington University.

4.     HB 1624 - Restricting tuition increases for resident undergraduate students at four-year institutions of higher education.

5.     HB 1536 - Changing requirements for membership on community and technical college boards of trustees.

 

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Judiciary
2/6/13 8:00 am

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

Public Hearing:

1.     HB 1140 - Concerning sibling visitation after a dependency has been dismissed or concluded.

2.     HB 1506 - Concerning third-party visitation.

3.     HB 1525 - Concerning birth certificates and other birth-related information.

4.     HB 1285 - Modifying provisions regarding the representation of children in dependency matters.

 

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Labor & Workforce Development*
2/6/13 8:00 am

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

REVISED 2/4/2013 4:06 PM

Public Hearing:

1.     HB 1394 - Changing the employment security department's settlement authority.

2.     HB 1395 - Implementing the unemployment insurance integrity provisions of the federal trade adjustment assistance extension act of 2011.

3.     HB 1396 - Changing the unemployment insurance shared work program by adopting short-time compensation provisions in the federal middle class tax relief and job creation act of 2012.

4.     HB 1311 - Making coverage of certain maritime service elective for purposes of unemployment compensation.

5.     HB 1468 - Modifying payment methods on certain claimants' benefits.

6.     HB 1469 - Addressing industrial insurance for horse racing employment.

7.     HB 1470 - Addressing the recommendations of the vocational rehabilitation subcommittee for workers' compensation.

8.     HB 1467 - Addressing the collection of unpaid wages.


Possible Executive Session:

1.     HB 1311 - Making coverage of certain maritime service elective for purposes of unemployment compensation.

2.     HB 1394 - Changing the employment security department's settlement authority.

3.     HB 1395 - Implementing the unemployment insurance integrity provisions of the federal trade adjustment assistance extension act of 2011.

4.     HB 1396 - Changing the unemployment insurance shared work program by adopting short-time compensation provisions in the federal middle class tax relief and job creation act of 2012.

5.     HB 1467 - Addressing the collection of unpaid wages.

6.     HB 1468 - Modifying payment methods on certain claimants' benefits.

7.     HB 1469 - Addressing industrial insurance for horse racing employment.

8.     HB 1470 - Addressing the recommendations of the vocational rehabilitation subcommittee for workers' compensation.

 

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Public Safety
2/6/13 1:30 pm

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

Work Session: Marijuana and impaired driving in the post I-502 world.

a.     General overview of I-502: What is legal? What is still illegal?

b.     Driving under the influence of marijuana: From the roadside to the courthouse.

c.     Enforcement protocols and prosecution of driving under the influence of marijuana.

d.     The science of cannabis and impaired driving.



*Note Hearing Room.

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Transportation
2/6/13 3:30 pm

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

Work Session: Project development “A to Z” (Washington State Department of Transportation, Washington State Association of Counties, Association of Washington Cities).

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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


Commerce & Labor*
2/6/13 1:30 pm

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

REVISED 2/4/2013 4:40 PM

Public Hearing:

1.     SB 5360 - Addressing the collection of unpaid wages.

2.     SB 5361 - Modifying payment methods on certain claimants' benefits.

3.     SB 5352 - Clarifying the terminology and duties of the real estate agency relationship law to be consistent with other existing laws.

4.     SB 5158 - Creating a good faith defense for certain minimum wage and overtime compensation complaints.

5.     SB 5123 - Establishing a farm internship program.

6.     SB 5189 - Concerning photovoltaic electrical systems.

7.     SB 5273 - Concerning the veterans innovation program and the use of moneys in the state lottery account.


Work Session: Washington Agriculture Trade and Labor.

Possible executive session on bills heard in committee. Other business. Note room change to SHR 2.

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Early Learning & K-12 Education*
2/6/13 1:30 pm

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

REVISED 2/5/2013 8:51 AM

Public Hearing:

1.     SB 5094 - Requiring notification of sex offenders attending schools.

2.     SB 5588 - Changing the definition of “school day.”

3.     SB 5117 - Regarding family involvement coordinators in public schools.


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

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Energy, Environment & Telecommunications*
2/6/13 8:00 am

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

REVISED 1/31/2013 5:08 PM

Public Hearing:

1.     SB 5290 - Allowing hydroelectric energy generation on irrigation district facilities to qualify for renewable energy credit.

2.     SB 5297 - Concerning coal transition power.

3.     SB 5298 - Regarding coal transition power.

4.     SB 5412 - Adding incremental hydroelectricity that is marketed by the Bonneville power administration to the definition of an eligible renewable resource for the purposes of chapter 19.285 RCW.

5.     SB 5408 - Modifying the definition of nonpower attributes in the energy independence act.

6.     SB 5400 - Allowing utilities serving customers in Washington and in other states to use eligible renewable resources located within the western electricity coordinating council area to comply with chapter 19.285 RCW, the energy independence act.


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

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Law & Justice
2/6/13 1:30 pm

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

Public Hearing: SB 5156 - Requiring notification to parents or guardians in cases of abortion. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)

The proposed substitute is posted on the committee's website at: http://www.leg.wa.gov/Senate/Committees/LAW/Pages/default.aspx. Possible executive session on bills heard in committee. Other business. Note room change to SHR 4.

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Transportation*
2/6/13 3:30 pm

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

REVISED 2/5/2013 10:43 AM

Work Session:

1.     Alaskan Way Viaduct tunnel replacement project - Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT).

2.     Rail program update - WSDOT.


Public Hearing:

1.     SB 5164 - Concerning farm vehicles that are exempt from vehicle registration.

2.     SB 5239 - Addressing project selection by the freight mobility strategic investment board (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute).

3.     SB 5190 - Concerning public contracts for transportation improvement projects.


The Proposed Substitute is posted on the Committee's website at: http://www.leg.wa.gov/Senate/Committees/TRAN/Pages/default.asp. Possible executive session on bills heard in committee. Other business.

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Ways & Means*
2/6/13 3:30 pm

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

REVISED 2/5/2013 9:34 AM

Public Hearing: SSB 5197 - Taking measures to promote safe school buildings.

Work Session: Mental Health Operating Budget Issues.

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

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