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WA Lege Day 29: Hearings on booze, health care

OLYMPIA — Most work is in the committees today, with a full day of hearings on dozens of bills.

The Senate Commerce and Labor Committee has 11 different bills involving some change to the state's liquor laws,  including allowing beer and wine sales at theaters and spas, samplings at farmers markets and banning self-checkout machines.

The Senate Health Care Committee has bills on long-term care insurance, abuse of vulnerable adults, and a proposal for a joint select committee on  health care oversight.

Government Operations has so many bills it is scheduling a double header, one hearing in the afternoon and another in the evening.

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


 

Legislative Meeting Schedule

Monday, February 11, 2013

Time

Committee

Location

 

10:00 AM

HOUSE SESSION/CAUCUS

   
 

Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development (S)

Senate Hearing Rm 3

 
 

Governmental Operations (S)

Senate Hearing Rm 2

 
 

Health Care (S)

Senate Hearing Rm 4

 
 

Human Services & Corrections (S)

Senate Hearing Rm 1

 

12:00 PM

SENATE SESSION/CAUCUS

   

1:30 PM

Commerce & Labor (S)

Senate Hearing Rm 4

 
 

Early Learning & K-12 Education (S)

Senate Hearing Rm 1

 
 

Law & Justice (S)

Senate Hearing Rm 2

 
 

Capital Budget (H)

House Hearing Rm B

 
 

Finance (H)

House Hearing Rm A

 

3:30 PM

Appropriations (H)

House Hearing Rm A

 
 

Transportation (H)

House Hearing Rm B

 

6:00 PM

Governmental Operations (S)

Senate Hearing Rm 2

 


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House Committees


Appropriations
2/11/13 3:30 pm

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

Public Hearing:

1.     HB 1398 - Supporting youth programs through agricultural fairs and the horse racing commission.

2.     HB 1565 - Funding the prescription monitoring program from the medicaid fraud penalty account.

3.     HB 1587 - Addressing public employee benefits.

4.     HB 1635 - Concerning disproportionate share hospital adjustments.

 

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Capital Budget*
2/11/13 1:30 pm

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

REVISED 2/8/2013 1:21 PM

Public Hearing:

1.     HB 1466 - Revising alternative public works contracting procedures.

2.     HB 1633 - Modifying school district bidding requirements for improvement and repair projects.

3.     HB 1505 - Raising the minimum state funding assistance percentage for the school construction assistance program.

 

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Finance
2/11/13 1:30 pm

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

Work Session:

1.     Providing an overview of the Joint Task Force on Education Funding's work to address revenue necessary to fund basic education under the McCleary court decision.

2.     Public comment on today's Agenda topic.

 

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Transportation
2/11/13 3:30 pm

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

Public Hearing:

1.     HB 1447 - Modifying the boundaries of certain heavy haul corridors.

2.     HB 1483 - Concerning public and private airport parking facilities.

3.     HB 1577 - Concerning the furnishment of vehicle owner lists to manufacturers of motor vehicles.

4.     HB 1592 - Concerning the enforcement of speeding violations on certain private roads.

5.     HB 1632 - Regulating the use of off-road vehicles in certain areas.

 

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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


Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development
2/11/13 10:00 am

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

Public Hearing:

1.     SB 5462 - Concerning efficiencies in the department of ecology processing of water right change applications to permit the consolidation of the annual quantities of those water rights held by the applicant.

2.     SB 5463 - Concerning efficiencies in the department of ecology processing of water right change applications that move the point of withdrawal reducing the potential for surface water body impacts.


Work Session: Update on community supported agriculture (CSA) operations and other programs to maintain production by local farms.

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

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Commerce & Labor*
2/11/13 1:30 pm

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

REVISED 2/7/2013 2:25 PM

Public Hearing:

1.     SB 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.

2.     SB 5111 - Creating a beer and wine theater license. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)

3.     SB 5607 - Concerning beer, wine, and spirits theater licenses.

4.     SB 5238 - Concerning recommendations for streamlining reporting requirements for taxes and fees on spirits.

5.     SB 5261 - Prohibiting certain liquor self-checkout machines.

6.     SB 5303 - Concerning the identification of wineries, breweries, and microbreweries on private labels.

7.     SB 5310 - Creating a senior center license.

8.     SB 5396 - Concerning limited on-premise spirits sampling.

9.     SB 5517 - Changing the criteria for the beer and wine tasting endorsement for grocery stores.

10.   SB 5628 - Allowing multiple liquor licenses at the same physical premises.

11.   SB 5674 - Allowing wine and beer sampling at farmers markets.


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/CL/Pages/default.aspx, as soon as they are available. Possible executive session on bills heard in committee. Other business.

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Early Learning & K-12 Education
2/11/13 1:30 pm

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

Public Hearing:

1.     SB 5497 - Concerning assault in the third degree against a school employee.

2.     SB 5501 - Reducing certain requirements affecting school districts.


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

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Governmental Operations
2/11/13 10:00 am

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

Public Hearing:

1.     SB 5116 - Exempting transfers of real property by operation of law or court order from the requirement to file a real estate excise tax affidavit.

2.     SB 5171 - Implementing the recommendations of the sunshine committee.

3.     SB 5184 - Expanding the membership of the capital projects advisory review board.

4.     SB 5260 - Authorizing regular meetings of county legislative authorities to be held at alternate locations within the county.

5.     SB 5410 - Concerning metropolitan park district property tax levies.

6.     SB 5314 - Identifying public schools as essential public facilities for the purposes of the growth management act.

7.     SB 5418 - Concerning county property tax levies.

8.     SB 5490 - Concerning veterans' assistance levies.


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

Governmental Operations
2/11/13 6:00 pm

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

Public Hearing:

1.     SB 5507 - Increasing transparency of donors to candidates and ballot measures.

2.     SB 5518 - Making nonsubstantive changes to election laws.

3.     SB 5520 - Establishing a regional fire protection service authority formation process for cities.

4.     SB 5331 - Concerning voter-approved benefit charges for regional fire protection service authorities.

5.     SB 5332 - Modifying the percentage of votes required to approve benefit charges for fire protection districts.


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

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Health Care *
2/11/13 10:00 am

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

REVISED 2/7/2013 3:12 PM

Public Hearing:

1.     SB 5205 - Removing the expiration for the additional surcharge imposed on registered nurses and licensed practical nurses.

2.     SB 5216 - Addressing long-term care insurance.

3.     SB 5447 - Addressing the unintentional lapses of long-term care insurance policies. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)

4.     SB 5449 - Addressing the Washington state health insurance pool.

5.     SB 5510 - Concerning the abuse of vulnerable adults.

6.     SCR 8401 - Creating a joint select committee on health care oversight.

7.     SB 5519 - Concerning planning measures to provide long-term care services and supports needs of the aging population.


The Proposed Substitute can be obtained from committee staff or on the committee's website, http://www.leg.wa.gov/Senate/Committees/HLTH/Pages/default.aspx, as soon as it is available. Possible executive session on bills heard in committee. Other business.

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Human Services & Corrections
2/11/13 10:00 am

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

Public Hearing:

1.     SB 5389 - Concerning sibling visitation for children in foster care (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute).

2.     SB 5405 - Concerning extended foster care services.

3.     SB 5460 - Concerning the rights of parents who are incarcerated or in residential substance abuse treatment.

4.     SB 5531 - Measuring performance of the child welfare system.

5.     SB 5566 - Concerning interviewing children in child protective services investigations at children's advocacy centers.


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

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Law & Justice
2/11/13 1:30 pm

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

Public Hearing:

1.     SB 5364 - Concerning court reporters, communication access real-time translation, and real-time captioning services.

2.     SB 5618 - Including searches by school resource officers and local police school liaison officers within the warrantless school search exception.

3.     SB 5436 - Making specific prosecution and defense documents and materials exempt from public inspection and copying.

4.     SB 5550 - Concerning privileging and professional conduct reviews by health care professional review bodies.


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

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Ways & Means*
2/11/13 3:30 pm

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

MEETING CANCELLED.

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