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WA Lege Day 4: Getting down to work

OLYMPIA -- After three days of pomp and ceremony, the Legislature gets down to work in earnest today with a full schedule of committee hearings through the afternoon.

Gov. Jay Inslee has a noon press conference.

Some people are wandering around the Capitol in purple, because the Service Employees Union has its lobbying day today, which they call "purple presence."

Motorcycle rights advocates have a motorcycle rally in the afternoon in support of HB1007, which has stricter rules for covered loads on trucks.

To see the committee hearings schedule, click here to go inside the blog.

 

Legislative Meeting Schedule

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Time

Committee

Location

 

8:00 AM

Early Learning & Human Services (H)

House Hearing Rm A

 
 

Education (H)

House Hearing Rm A

 
 

Health Care & Wellness (H)

House Hearing Rm B

 
 

Local Government (H)

House Hearing Rm D

 

9:00 AM

Early Learning & Human Services (H)

House Hearing Rm C

 
 

Education (H)

House Hearing Rm A

 
 

Government Accountability & Oversight (H)

House Hearing Rm E

 

10:00 AM

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

 
 

Business & Financial Services (H)

House Hearing Rm B

 
 

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 D

 

12:00 PM

PRO FORMA SENATE SESSION

   

1:30 PM

Energy, Environment & Telecommunications (S)

Senate Hearing Rm 3

 
 

Financial Institutions & Insurance (S)

Senate Hearing Rm 2

 
 

Higher Education (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

 
 

Technology & Economic Development (H)

House Hearing Rm C

 

3:30 PM

Appropriations (H)

House Hearing Rm A

 
 

Transportation (H)

House Hearing Rm B

 

6:00 PM

Technology & Economic Development (H)

House Hearing Rm C

 


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House Committees


Agriculture & Natural Resources
1/17/13 1:30 pm

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

Work Session: Update from the Department of Natural Resources on fire suppression efforts, derelict vessel management, and the recent forest practices habitat conservation plan settlement agreement.

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Appropriations
1/17/13 3:30 pm

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

Work Session:

1.     Committee planning.

2.     Briefing on pensions.

 

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Business & Financial Services*
1/17/13 10:00 am

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

REVISED 1/15/2013 12:37 PM

Public Hearing:

1.     HB 1033 - Regulating the settling of certain insurer transactions.

2.     HB 1012 - Increasing the penal sum of a surety bond required to be maintained by an appraisal management company.


Possible Executive Session: Bills previously heard in committee.

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Community Development, Housing & Tribal Affairs*
1/17/13 1:30 pm

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

REVISED 1/15/2013 9:02 AM

Work Session:

1.     Update on the Parks and Recreation Commission's activities and related issues.

2.     Overview of current housing issues.

 

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Early Learning & Human Services
1/17/13 8:00 am

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

Work Session: Washington Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills (WAKIDs) Implementation Update.

Early Learning & Human Services*
1/17/13 9:00 am

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

REVISED 1/10/2013 8:32 AM

Work Session: Early Learning Programs - Overview.

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Education
1/17/13 8:00 am

House Full Committee
Jt. w/ House Early Learning & Human Svs
House Hearing Rm A
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session: Washington Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills (WAKIDs) Implementation Update.

Education
1/17/13 9:00 am

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

Work Session:

1.     K-12 Student Data System: Update on Student Longitudinal Data System.

2.     Education Research and Data Center: Current Projects and Update on P-20 Longitudinal Data System Project.

 

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Environment
1/17/13 10:00 am

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

Work Session:

1.     Update from the Aviation Biofuels Work Group.

2.     Energy conservation under the Energy Independence Act.

3.     Carbon dioxide recovery to methanol.

 

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Government Accountability & Oversight*
1/17/13 9:00 am

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

REVISED 1/14/2013 3:44 PM

Public Hearing:

1.     HB 1001 - Creating a beer and wine theater license.

2.     HB 1008 - Allowing sales of growlers of cider.

3.     HB 1009 - Prohibiting certain liquor self-checkout machines.

 

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Government Operations & Elections
1/17/13 10:00 am

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

Work Session:

1.     Overview and discussion of election laws.

2.     Update on the Department of Enterprise Services.

 

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Health Care & Wellness
1/17/13 8:00 am

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

Work Session:

1.     Overview of the Department of Social and Health Services programs related to long-term care and mental health.

2.     Overview of the Health Care Authority.

3.     Bree Collaborative Update.

 

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Higher Education*
1/17/13 10:00 am

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

REVISED 1/15/2013 3:41 PM

Work Session: Higher Education policy priorities for 2013.

a.     Higher Education System and Funding Overview: OPR Staff.

b.     The Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board.

c.     Private and independent institutions.

d.     Private career colleges.

 

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Judiciary*
1/17/13 1:30 pm

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

REVISED 1/14/2013 9:36 AM

Public Hearing:

1.     HB 1027 - Implementing changes to child support based on the child support schedule work group report.

2.     HB 1029 - Concerning private road maintenance agreements.

 

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Labor & Workforce Development
1/17/13 1:30 pm

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

Work Session: Workplace Safety:

1.     Overview of the Washington Industrial Safety and Health Act.

2.     Pesticide drift.

3.     Health care worker safety and fatigue.

 

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Local Government
1/17/13 8:00 am

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

Work Session:

1.     An overview of Washington cities.

2.     An overview of Washington counties.

3.     Overview of the Shoreline Management Act.

4.     Overview of the State Environmental Policy Act.

 

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Public Safety*
1/17/13 10:00 am

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

REVISED 1/14/2013 3:58 PM

Public Hearing: HB 1018 - Expanding criminal penalties for assault.

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Technology & Economic Development
1/17/13 1:30 pm

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

Work Session: Overviews, issues, and priorities of Economic Development Stakeholders.

Technology & Economic Development
1/17/13 6:00 pm

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

Work Session: Overviews, issues, and priorities of Economic Development Stakeholders.

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Transportation
1/17/13 3:30 pm

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

Work Session:

1.     Port Association - Introduction to ports and 2013 priorities.

2.     Freight Mobility Strategic Investment Board - Introduction and update.


Public Hearing:

1.     HB 1002 - Establishing a yellow dot program for motor vehicles.

2.     HB 1007 - Concerning the covering of loads on public highways.

3.     HB 1028 - Modifying a portion of the scenic and recreational highway on state route number 410.

 

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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*
1/17/13 10:00 am

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

REVISED 1/16/2013 4:53 PM

Work Session: Overview of agency programs and major budget requests:

a.     Washington State Conservation Commission.

b.     Washington State Department of Agriculture.

c.     Water Resource Management Division of the Department of Ecology.



Other business.

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Energy, Environment & Telecommunications*
1/17/13 1:30 pm

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

REVISED 1/16/2013 4:54 PM

Work Session:

1.     The Opportunities & Challenges of Bioenergy.

a.     Bioenergy overview, Department of Commerce.

b.     Aviation Biofuels, Innovate Washington.

c.     Combined Heat & Power, WSU Energy Program.

d.     Biodigesters, WSU Energy Program.

2.     Overview of Committee Sign-In program.


Other business.

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Financial Institutions & Insurance *
1/17/13 1:30 pm

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

REVISED 1/16/2013 4:55 PM

Work Session: Department of Financial Institutions.

Committee work session presentations can be found online after the hearing has begun via the Committee Meeting Documents at http://www.leg.wa.gov/Senate/Committees/FII/Pages/default.aspx, as soon as they are available. Other business.

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Governmental Operations *
1/17/13 10:00 am

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

REVISED 1/15/2013 2:55 PM

Public Hearing:

1.     SB 5001 - Requiring senate confirmation of growth management hearings board members.

2.     SB 5002 - Concerning mosquito control districts. (Hearing is on Proposed Substitute.)


If proposed substitutes are to be heard, they can be obtained from committee staff or on the committee's website, http://www.leg.wa.gov/Senate/Committees/Pages/DraftBillsProposedSubstitutesandStrkAmds.aspx, as soon as they are available. Other business.

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Health Care
1/17/13 10:00 am

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

Work Session: Health Benefit Exchange (Washington healthplanfinder) - Introduction and overview.

Other business.

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Higher Education *
1/17/13 1:30 pm

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

REVISED 1/16/2013 4:55 PM

Work Session:

1.     Committee introductions.

2.     Budget update.

3.     Overview of the Guaranteed Education Tuition (GET) Program and recommendations from the Legislative Advisory Committee to the Guaranteed Education Tuition Committee.

4.     Overview of the State Need Grant and College Bound Scholarship Program.


Other business

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Human Services & Corrections
1/17/13 10:00 am

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

Work Session:

1.     Presentation on the McNeil Island Inventory and Long-Range Planning Process report.

2.     Presentation on the implementation of SB 6610- public safety review panel.


Other business.

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