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WA Lege Day 11: Spokane folks making the rounds

OLYMPIA — More than 80 people from the Spokane area — business leaders, public officials, health care professionals — are getting face time with state officials today.

It's part of the Greater Spokane Inc. annual “flyover”, a lobbying blitz for local issues. In some recent years, they've been looking for support on big projects, like the new med school at Riverpoint. This year, there's no huge “get”, although they do need about $5 million in operating funds for the new school.

They're getting briefings on health care reform, transportation projects and education. This afternoon they meet with what's being called the “six corners” — Gov. Jay Inslee, a leader from House Democrats, House Republicans, Senate Democrats, Senate Republicans and Senate Majority Leader Rodney Tom.

In the days before the Senate was run by a coalition of 23 Republicans and two Democrats, a standard leadership meeting was known as five corners. In other words, leadership in Olympia is now a hexagon, rather than a pentagon.

Inslee has a press conference at 11:30 a.m., which will be carried live on TVW. Republican leaders and Tom have a press conference at 12:30 p.m., at which they will likely be asked to respond to things Inslee says.

The Spokane delegation caps off their day with an evening reception at the Governor's Mansion, and apparently with nightcaps at their hotel, if yesterday's Q and A session with Inslee's policy director Ted Sturdevant is any indication.

There's also a full day of committee hearings, covering everything from wholesale liquor sales to subversive activities to ballot design. A complete list of  hearings is inside the blog. 


 

Legislative Meeting Schedule

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Time

Committee

Location

 

8:00 AM

Trade & Economic Development (S)

Senate Hearing Rm 3

 
 

Early Learning & Human Services (H)

House Hearing Rm C

 
 

Education (H)

House Hearing Rm A

 
 

Local Government (H)

House Hearing Rm D

 

8:30 AM

Health Care & Wellness (H)

House Hearing Rm B

 

9:00 AM

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

 
 

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

 
 

Natural Resources & Parks (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

 

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

 


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House Committees


Agriculture & Natural Resources
1/24/13 1:30 pm

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

Public Hearing:

1.     HB 1071 - Regarding state and private partnerships for managing salmonid hatcheries.

2.     HB 1073 - Concerning payments to counties in lieu of property taxes on state-owned land.

3.     HB 1075 - Concerning the number of Puget Sound Dungeness crab fishery licenses that one vessel may be designated to carry.

 

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Appropriations
1/24/13 3:30 pm

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

Work Session:

1.     Briefing on mental health and substance abuse programs.

2.     Briefing on employee compensation.

 

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Business & Financial Services*
1/24/13 10:00 am

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

MEETING CANCELLED.

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Community Development, Housing & Tribal Affairs*
1/24/13 1:30 pm

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

REVISED 1/21/2013 9:52 AM

Work Session: General overview of federal Indian law.

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Early Learning & Human Services
1/24/13 8:00 am

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

Work Session:

1.     Division of Developmental Disabilities - Overview.

2.     Juvenile Justice System - Overview.

 

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Education
1/24/13 8:00 am

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

Work Session:

1.     Update on Implementation of Common Core State Standards (CCSS).

2.     Update on Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC).

3.     Implications for State Policy:

a.     State Assessment System.

b.     Higher Education: Core to College Project.

 

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Environment*
1/24/13 10:00 am

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

MEETING CANCELLED.

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Government Accountability & Oversight*
1/24/13 9:00 am

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

REVISED 1/21/2013 3:21 PM

Public Hearing: HB 1161 - Concerning sales for resale by retail licensees of liquor.

Executive Session:

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

2.     HB 1149 - Increasing the volume of spirits that may be sold per day to a customer of a craft distillery. (If measure is referred to committee.)

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

4.     HB 1124 - Concerning recommendations for streamlining reporting requirements for taxes and fees on spirits. (If measure is referred to committee.)

 

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Government Operations & Elections*
1/24/13 10:00 am

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

REVISED 1/18/2013 1:19 PM

Public Hearing:

1.     HB 1102 - Modifying ballot processing provisions.

2.     HB 1103 - Concerning uniform ballot design.

3.     HB 1093 - Regarding state agency lobbying activities.

4.     HB 1195 - Repealing provisions relating to filling unexpired terms.

 

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Health Care & Wellness
1/24/13 8:30 am

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

Work Session: Data and characteristics of the rural health care system.

*Note meeting start time.

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Higher Education
1/24/13 10:00 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 3.

a.     The Higher Education Needs of the Health Care Industry: Panel.

b.     The Higher Education Needs of the Maritime Industries: Panel.



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

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Judiciary
1/24/13 1:30 pm

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

Public Hearing:

1.     HB 1062 - Removing provisions relating to subversive activities.

2.     HB 1114 - Addressing criminal incompetency and civil commitment.

3.     HB 1096 - Concerning juvenile firearms and weapons crimes.

 

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Labor & Workforce Development*
1/24/13 1:30 pm

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

REVISED 1/23/2013 11:01 AM

Work Session: Overview of State Prevailing Wage Program.

Possible Executive Session: HB 1056 - Authorizing certain corporate officers to receive unemployment benefits.

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Local Government*
1/24/13 8:00 am

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

REVISED 1/18/2013 9:50 AM

Public Hearing:

1.     HB 1074 - Concerning requirements governing and associated with plat approvals.

2.     HB 1090 - Increasing the dollar amount for construction of a dock that does not qualify as a substantial development under the shoreline management act.

3.     HB 1104 - Incentivizing up-front environmental planning and review.

4.     HB 1158 - Concerning the annexation of property owned by the state for military purposes.


Possible Executive Session: Bills previously heard in committee.

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Public Safety
1/24/13 10:00 am

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

Public Hearing:

1.     HB 1126 - Concerning state fire service mobilization.

2.     HB 1127 - Developing prefire mitigation plans.

3.     HB 1060 - Scoring an offense a class C felony equivalent if the offense was a felony under the relevant out-of-state statute when there is no clearly comparable offense under Washington law.

4.     HB 1061 - Changing provisions regarding the finding of aggravating circumstances.

5.     HB 1131 - Adding persons who serve legal process to assault in the third degree provisions.

 

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Technology & Economic Development
1/24/13 1:30 pm

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

Work Session: Job creation through renewable energy incentives.

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Transportation
1/24/13 3:30 pm

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

Work Session: Washington State Transportation Commission: Introduction and priorities for 2013.

Executive Session: Bills previously heard in committee.

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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
1/24/13 10:00 am

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

Work Session:

1.     Status update on marine and freshwater net pen fish farming in Washington State.

2.     Update on water basin rules adopted under Chapter 90.54 RCW, and status of work to provide for water needs in rural areas including the Dungeness, Kittitas Yakima, and the Skagit Basins.


Other business.

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Energy, Environment & Telecommunications*
1/24/13 1:30 pm

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

REVISED 1/21/2013 2:46 PM

Public Hearing:

1.     SB 5006 - Concerning uncontested rate modifications for utilities and transportation commission regulated water companies.

2.     SB 5076 - Requiring information on home energy efficiency to be included in residential home inspection reports.


Work Session: Emerging hydroelectric technologies and resources.

a.     Tidal power and small hydropower.

b.     Incremental hydropower.

c.     Federal incremental hydropower.

d.     Small hydropower.



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

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Financial Institutions & Insurance*
1/24/13 1:30 pm

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

REVISED 1/23/2013 3:58 PM

Work Session: Debt settlement.

Public Hearing:

1.     SB 5134 - Concerning reserve studies for certain homeowners' associations.

2.     SB 5095 - Providing proof of financial responsibility for motor vehicle operation.


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.

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Governmental Operations*
1/24/13 10:00 am

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

REVISED 1/23/2013 8:47 AM

Public Hearing:

1.     SB 5047 - Allowing for partial payment of delinquent property taxes.

2.     SB 5055 - Regarding the state archivist. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)

3.     SB 5061 - Addressing a veteran's preference for the purpose of public employment.


Work Session: Update on veterans issues.

Work Session: Overview of the Association of Washington Generals.

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/GOV/Pages/default.aspx, as soon as they are available. Other business.

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Health Care *
1/24/13 10:00 am

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

REVISED 1/21/2013 1:45 PM

Work Session:

1.     Office of the Insurance Commissioner:

a.     Introduction and overview of critical implementation.

b.     Briefing on essential health benefits and mandates.

c.     Questions and answers.

2.     Department of Social and Health Services - Aging and Disability Services Administration:

a.     Introduction to long-term care services.

b.     Questions and answers.


Other business.

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Higher Education
1/24/13 1:30 pm

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

Work Session:

1.     Overview of online education in public two-year and four-year institutions of higher education.

2.     Demonstration of Western Governors University's student portal.


Other business.

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Human Services & Corrections*
1/24/13 10:00 am

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

REVISED 1/22/2013 5:14 PM

Public Hearing:

1.     SB 5147 - Concerning juveniles and runaway children.

2.     SB 5221 - Requiring notification of release of a person following dismissal of charges based on incompetence to stand trial.

3.     SB 5153 - Concerning transfers of clients between regional support networks.


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

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Natural Resources & Parks*
1/24/13 1:30 pm

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

REVISED 1/18/2013 4:30 PM

Work Session: Discover Pass implementation update.

Public Hearing:

1.     SB 5080 - Regarding access to the department of natural resources' recreation sites.

2.     SB 5084 - Concerning discounted discovery passes for disabled veterans.

3.     SB 5097 - Allowing spouses to combine volunteer hours for purposes of receiving a complimentary discover pass.


Other business.

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Trade & Economic Development*
1/24/13 8:00 am

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

REVISED 1/23/2013 3:59 PM

Work Session on Trade Development:

1.     Export Assistance - Department of Commerce.

2.     Export Finance - Export Finance Assistance Center of Washington & Federal Export-Import Bank.

3.     Report of Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Trade Policy.


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/TRED/Pages/default.aspx, as soon as they are available. Other business.

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Transportation
1/24/13 3:30 pm

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

Work Session: Tolling program update - Washington State Department of Transportation.

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Ways & Means
1/24/13 3:30 pm

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

Work Session: TANF and Economic Services.

Other business.

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