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WA Lege Day 45: Shout out for Seahawks, first bill signing

OLYMPIA — Legislators will pause from the long slog of bills on spending and taxing this morning to pass resolutions honoring the Seahawks, with Head Coach Pete Carroll in the House (and Senate).

Carroll is scheduled to be present when the chambers pass resolutions of congrats for the 'Hawks recent season.

Also today, Gov. Jay Inslee will sign his first bill as governor. And the budget, finance and transportation committees have full hearing schedules, which can be found inside the blog.


Legislative Meeting Schedule

 

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Time

Committee

Location

 

8:00 AM

Finance (H)

House Hearing Rm A

 

8:30 AM

Law & Justice (S)

Senate Hearing Rm 2

 

10:00 AM

SENATE SESSION/CAUCUS

   
 

HOUSE SESSION/CAUCUS

   

1:30 PM

Appropriations (H)

House Hearing Rm A

 
 

Transportation (H)

House Hearing Rm B

 

2:00 PM

Transportation (S)

Senate Hearing Rm 1

 
 

Ways & Means (S)

Senate Hearing Rm 4

 

3:30 PM

Transportation (S)

Senate Hearing Rm 1

 
 

Ways & Means (S)

Senate Hearing Rm 4

 


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House Committees


Appropriations*
2/27/13 8:30 am

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

MEETING CANCELLED.

Appropriations*
2/27/13 1:30 pm

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

REVISED 2/26/2013 12:59 PM

Possible Executive Session:

  1. SHB 1134- Authorizing state-tribal education compact schools.
  2. HB 1152- Addressing meal and rest breaks for hospital employees.
  3. HB 1243- Modifying expiration dates affecting the department of natural resources' timber sale program.
  4. SHB 1477- Providing flexibility for how school districts address truancy of students.
  5. SHB 1574- Establishing a fee for certification for the residential services and supports program to cover investigative costs.
  6. HB 1899- Authorizing the state investment board to invest the assets of the first class cities' retirement systems.

 

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Finance*
2/27/13 8:00 am

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

REVISED 2/26/2013 2:27 PM

Public Hearing:

  1. SHB 1457- Implementing family and medical leave insurance.
  2. HB 1890- Modifying sales tax exemptions for working families.
  3. HB 1287- Subjecting federally recognized Indian tribes to the same conditions as state and local governments for property owned exclusively by the tribe.


Executive Session:

  1. HB 1004- Concerning payment of property taxes.
  2. HB 1493- Concerning the property taxation of mobile homes and park model trailers.
  3. SHB 1217- Strengthening the integrity, fairness, and equity in Washington's property assessment system.
  4. HB 1489- Concerning the sales and use taxation of florists.
  5. SHB 1040- Concerning real property valuation notices.
  6. HB 1598- Providing an exemption for certain lodging services from the convention and trade center tax.
  7. HB 1634- Including the value of solar, biomass, and geothermal facilities in the property tax levy limit calculation.
  8. HB 1695- Allowing the use of lodging taxes for financing workforce housing and tourism promotion activities or facilities.

 

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Transportation*
2/27/13 8:00 am

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

MEETING CANCELLED.

Transportation*
2/27/13 1:30 pm

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

REVISED 2/26/2013 10:35 AM

Public Hearing:

  1. HB 1941- Concerning the adjudication of tolls and accompanying civil penalties.
  2. HB 1945- Requiring the evaluation of options to mitigate the effect of tolling Interstate 90 west of Interstate 405 on certain residents.
  3. HB 1946- Concerning special parking privileges for persons with disabilities.
  4. HB 1833- Exempting tax information from public inspection and copying.
  5. HB 1951- Providing an exception to the display of license plates at the front of a vehicle.
  6. HB 1898- Concerning the funding of enhanced public transportation zones for public transportation systems.

 

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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


Law & Justice
2/27/13 8:30 am

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

Work Session:

  1. Review of Washington State Bar Association governance.
  2. Briefing on the 2013 - 2015 Judicial Agency budget.


Other business.

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Transportation*
2/27/13 2:00 pm

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

REVISED 2/26/2013 5:21 PM

Public Hearing: SB 5861- Concerning local transportation revenue. (If measure is referred to committee.)

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

Transportation
2/27/13 3:30 pm

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

Public Hearing: Continuation of 1:30 p.m. meeting.

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

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Ways & Means*
2/27/13 2:00 pm

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

REVISED 2/26/2013 5:14 PM

Public Hearing:

  1. SSB 5418- Concerning county property tax levies.
  2. SB 5851- Creating a defined contribution retirement plan option for public employees.
  3. SB 5843- Strengthening the review of the legislature's goals for tax preferences by requiring that every new tax preference provide an expiration date and statement of legislative intent.
  4. SSB 5267- Developing standardized prior authorization for medical and pharmacy management.
  5. SSB 5199- Concerning de facto changes in water rights for irrigation purposes that involved conversion to more efficient irrigation technologies.
  6. SB 5424- Concerning paint stewardship.
  7. SB 5603- Establishing the Washington coastal marine advisory council.
  8. SSB 5663- Regarding derelict and abandoned vessels in state waters.
  9. SSB 5802- Developing recommendations to achieve the state's greenhouse gas emissions targets.
  10. SSB 5519- Concerning planning measures to provide long-term care services and supports needs of the aging population.
  11. SB 5551- Concerning competency to stand trial evaluations.
  12. SB 5771- Developing a risk assessment instrument for patients committed for involuntary treatment in Washington state.
  13. SSB 5540- Expanding opportunities to purchase health care coverage from out-of-state carriers.
  14. SB 5065- Regulating the settling of certain insurer transactions.
  15. SB 5637- Concerning primary election voters' pamphlets.
  16. SSB 5791- Supporting youth programs through agricultural fairs and the horse racing industry.
  17. SSB 5689- Concerning access to juvenile records.
  18. SB 5813- Supporting youth programs through agricultural fairs.


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

Ways & Means
2/27/13 3:30 pm

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

Executive Session: Continuation of 1:30 p.m. hearing.

Other business.

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