Spin Control

WA Lege Day 9: Another protest plus a full menu of hearings

OLYMPIA -- Anti-abortion activists will be at the Capitol today to mark the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. The annual protest is usually one of the largest of any session.

Sen. Mike Padden, R-Spokane Valley, is likely to get cheers from the crowd for his announcement that he will hold a hearing on a bill to require parental notification for any woman under 18 seeking an abortion. There's a similar bill in the House, sponsored by Rep. Matt Shea, also R-Spokane Valley; that chamber also has a proposal that would make "the right to life begins at the moment the individual comes into being."

None of those bills are scheduled for a hearing today, but a wide range of other ideas get an airing on a full day of hearings: labeling seafood; standards for science being used by state agencies; sampling wine and beer in stores and allowing some wine stores to stock craft distillery products; public votes for annexations. . . and that's just a partial list. For a full list of committee hearings, go inside the blog.

Plus Gov. Jay Inslee and State Attorney General Bob Ferguson are scheduled to report on their talk with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on efforts to avoid a war between the state and the feds on Washington's legalization of marijuana.

 

Legislative Meeting Schedule

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Time

Committee

Location

 

8:00 AM

Trade & Economic Development (S)

Senate Hearing Rm 3

 
 

Environment (H)

House Hearing Rm C

 
 

Government Operations & Elections (H)

House Hearing Rm E

 
 

Higher Education (H)

House Hearing Rm A

 

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

 
 

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

 

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

 
 

Natural Resources & Parks (S)

Senate Hearing Rm 1

 
 

Early Learning & Human Services (H)

House Hearing Rm A

 
 

Education (H)

House Hearing Rm A

 
 

Government Accountability & Oversight (H)

House Hearing Rm E

 
 

Health Care & Wellness (H)

House Hearing Rm B

 
 

Local Government (H)

House Hearing Rm D

 

3:30 PM

Transportation (S)

Senate Hearing Rm 1

 
 

Ways & Means (S)

Senate Hearing Rm 4

 
 

Appropriations (H)

House Hearing Rm A

 
 

Transportation (H)

House Hearing Rm B

 


Back to Top

 


 

House Committees


Agriculture & Natural Resources*
1/22/13 10:00 am

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

REVISED 1/17/2013 8:59 AM

Work Session: Overview of the Yakima Basin Integrated Water Resource Management Plan.

Public Hearing: HB 1196 - Concerning Yakima river basin water resource management.

Back to Top


Appropriations
1/22/13 3:30 pm

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

Work Session: Briefing on K-12 public schools.

Back to Top


Community Development, Housing & Tribal Affairs
1/22/13 10:00 am

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

Work Session: Update on homelessness issues.

Back to Top


Early Learning & Human Services*
1/22/13 1:30 pm

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

REVISED 1/21/2013 8:07 AM

Work Session:

1.     Overview of Institutional Education.

2.     High School Outcomes of DSHS Youth.

3.     Naselle Youth Camp.

4.     Student Panel.

5.     School Discipline Report.

 

Back to Top


Education*
1/22/13 1:30 pm

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

REVISED 1/21/2013 8:07 AM

Work Session:

1.     Overview of Institutional Education.

2.     High School Outcomes of DSHS Youth.

3.     Naselle Youth Camp.

4.     Student Panel.

5.     School Discipline Report.

 

Back to Top


Environment*
1/22/13 8:00 am

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

REVISED 1/18/2013 8:13 AM

Public Hearing:

1.     HB 1113 - Concerning standards for the use of science to support public policy.

2.     HB 1206 - Concerning changes to programs relevant to the department of ecology designed to create administrative flexibility.

 

Back to Top


Government Accountability & Oversight*
1/22/13 1:30 pm

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

REVISED 1/17/2013 10:47 AM

Public Hearing:

1.     HB 1022 - Concerning the sampling of wine and beer at specialty stores.

2.     HB 1063 - Creating a senior center license.

3.     HB 1123 - Requiring state agencies to use private collection agencies.

4.     HB 1124 - Concerning recommendations for streamlining reporting requirements for taxes and fees on spirits.

5.     HB 1133 - Allowing beer and/or wine specialty shop licensees to have an endorsement to sell craft distillery products.

6.     HB 1149 - Increasing the volume of spirits that may be sold per day to a customer of a craft distillery.

 

Back to Top


Government Operations & Elections*
1/22/13 8:00 am

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

REVISED 1/18/2013 3:42 PM

Public Hearing:

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

2.     HB 1050 - Authorizing government agencies to sell naming rights of public facilities.

3.     HB 1094 - Requiring agreements between state agencies and the federal government to be reported to the legislature.

4.     HB 1157 - Making nonsubstantive changes to election laws.

 

Back to Top


Health Care & Wellness
1/22/13 1:30 pm

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

Work Session: Health care transparency and all payer claims databases.

Back to Top


Higher Education
1/22/13 8:00 am

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

Work Session: The Higher Education Needs of Industry Part 1.

a.     Gap Analysis: Bryan Wilson, Deputy Director, Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board.

b.     The Higher Education Needs of the Aerospace Industry: Panel.

c.     The Higher Education Needs of the Software Industry: Panel.



Public Hearing: HB 1011 - Removing the one-year waiting period for veterans or active members of the military for purposes of eligibility for resident tuition.

Back to Top


Judiciary
1/22/13 10:00 am

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

Executive Session:

1.     HB 1000 - Providing immunity for health care providers following directions contained in a form developed pursuant to RCW 43.70.480.

2.     HB 1024 - Addressing service animals.

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

4.     HB 1029 - Concerning private road maintenance agreements.


Public Hearing:

1.     HB 1064 - Making technical changes to form year designations.

2.     HB 1065 - Addressing the applicability of statutes of limitation in arbitration proceedings.

3.     HB 1116 - Adopting the uniform collaborative law act.

 

Back to Top


Labor & Workforce Development
1/22/13 10:00 am

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

Work Session: Industrial Insurance: Workers' Compensation 101.

Back to Top


Local Government*
1/22/13 1:30 pm

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

REVISED 1/17/2013 4:37 PM

Work Session: Voluntary Stewardship Program - Overview and status report.

Public Hearing:

1.     HB 1049 - Concerning the administration and operation of flood control districts.

2.     HB 1052 - Concerning local government selection of appropriate sewer systems in urban areas.

3.     HB 1053 - Requiring notice to property owners when a county, city, or town modifies its zoning requirements.

 

Back to Top


Technology & Economic Development*
1/22/13 10:00 am

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

REVISED 1/18/2013 11:49 AM

Work Session: Overviews, issues, and priorities of telecommunications stakeholders.

Public Hearing: HB 1183 - Regarding wireless communications structures.

Back to Top


Transportation
1/22/13 3:30 pm

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

Public Hearing:

1.     HB 1045 - Authorizing certain local authorities to establish maximum speed limits on certain nonarterial highways.

2.     HB 1051 - Authorizing the sale of rights to name or rename state transportation facilities.

3.     HB 1070 - Addressing employer notification upon commercial driver's license suspension.

 

Back to Top


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*
1/22/13 10:00 am

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

REVISED 1/21/2013 7:57 AM

Work Session: Overview of farm plan development process and incentive programs to meet resource concerns.

Other business.

Back to Top


Energy, Environment & Telecommunications*
1/22/13 1:30 pm

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

REVISED 1/21/2013 11:49 AM

Work Session:

1.     Introduction to Regulation of Telecommunications.

2.     Introduction of telecommunications companies, as time permits.


Other business.

Back to Top


Financial Institutions & Insurance*
1/22/13 1:30 pm

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

REVISED 1/18/2013 2:32 PM

Public Hearing:

1.     SB 5113 - Concerning the enforcement of speed limits on roads within condominium associations.

2.     SB 5083 - Concerning the display of political yard signs in homeowners' associations.

3.     SB 5075 - Concerning homeowners' association assessment increases.

4.     SB 5082 - Concerning exchange facilitator requirements.

5.     SB 5101 - Concerning a sales and use tax exemption for certain financial information provided to qualifying businesses providing international investment management services.


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

Back to Top


Governmental Operations
1/22/13 10:00 am

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

Public Hearing:

1.     SB 5004 - Restricting gubernatorial appointment of legislators to boards, commissions, and councils.

2.     SB 5013 - Requiring a vote of the people before all annexations.

3.     SB 5019 - Concerning the use of public resources by office holders during campaigns.

4.     SB 5027 - Requiring prepaid postage for primary and general election ballots.


Other business.

Back to Top


Health Care
1/22/13 10:00 am

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

Work Session: Medicaid expansion:

a.     Overview of Medicaid as it exists today.

b.     Overview of Medicaid expansion - population and estimated costs.



Other business.

Back to Top


Higher Education
1/22/13 1:30 pm

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

Work Session:

1.     Update on the Statewide Public Four-Year Dashboard.

2.     Overview of the Washington Student Achievement Council's strategic action plan.

3.     Overview of the State Board for Community and Technical College's Student Achievement Initiative.

4.     Overview of performance-based funding.


Other business.

Back to Top


Human Services & Corrections*
1/22/13 10:00 am

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

REVISED 1/18/2013 8:49 AM

Public Hearing:

1.     Resident maintenance [Z-0017].

2.     Introduction of contraband into or possession of contraband in a secure facility [Z-0120].

3.     Public records exemption for certain Department of Corrections database information [Z-0263].

4.     HIV testing of offenders [Z-0262].


The draft bills are posted on the Committee's website at: http://www.leg.wa.gov/Senate/Committees/HSC/Pages/default.aspx and are also available from committee staff. Possible executive session on bills heard in committee. Other business.

Back to Top


Natural Resources & Parks
1/22/13 1:30 pm

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

Work Session: State Parks operations & budget update.

Public Hearing:

1.     SB 5037 - Concerning the labeling of seafood.

2.     SB 5054 - Establishing a process for the acquisition of habitat and recreation lands by the state.

3.     SB 5057 - Regarding outdoor recreation on lands purchased by a private, not-for-profit organization acquired in whole or part with public funds.


Other business.

Back to Top


Trade & Economic Development
1/22/13 8:00 am

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

Work Session on the State's Economy:

1.     Economic Climate Study - Economic and Revenue Forecast Council.

2.     State of the State Economy - Employment Security Department's Labor Market and Economic Analysis Branch.

3.     Economic and Revenue Outlook - Economic and Revenue and Forecast Council.


Other business.

Back to Top


Transportation
1/22/13 3:30 pm

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

Work Session: Local government transportation issues:

a.     Agency introductions.

b.     Introduction to city and county transportation issues.

 

Back to Top


Ways & Means
1/22/13 3:30 pm

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

Work Session: K-12 Public Schools.

Other business.

Back to Top




You must be logged in to post comments. Please log in here or click the comment box below for options.

comments powered by Disqus
« Back to Spin Control
Jim Camden
Jim Camden is the Olympia bureau chief, covering the Legislature and state government. He also is a political columnist and blogger for Spin Control.

Follow Jim online:








Sections


Profile

Contact the Spokesman

Main switchboard:
(509) 459-5000
Customer service:
(800) 338-8801
Newsroom:
(509) 459-5400
(800) 789-0029
Back to Spokesman Mobile