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WA Lege Day 74: Inslee budget out later this morning

House Speaker Frank Chopp buys cookies and a brownie from Kate Hunter and Maureen Bo, who were manning the table of a “bake sale” for seniors and the disabled in the Capitol.

OLYMPIA — The Legislature has a pretty full day of hearings on this Maundi Thursday, but most attention will be on Gov. Jay Inslee as he releases his budget recommendations for the 2013-15 biennium at 11 a.m. today.

Before Inslee announces his spending plan, a group of seniors in the basement of the Capitol is holding a “bake sale”, with plans to turn the money raised from cookies and brownies over to House Speaker Frank Chopp and Senate Majority Leader Rodney Tom as a way of signaling the state isn't spending enough on seniors and the disabled. Other groups are gathering for the budget unveiling in the governor's conference room.

Spin Control will have details from the press conference. In the meantime, the complete list of committee hearings can be found inside the blog.


 

Legislative Meeting Schedule

Thursday, March 28, 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

 

8:30 AM

Health Care & Wellness (H)

House Hearing Rm B

 
 

Local Government (H)

House Hearing Rm D

 

10:00 AM

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

 
 

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, Housing & 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

 
 

Judiciary (H)

House Hearing Rm A

 
 

Technology & Economic Development (H)

House Hearing Rm C

 

3:30 PM

Appropriations (H)

House Hearing Rm A

 
 

Transportation (H)

House Hearing Rm B

 


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House Committees


Agriculture & Natural Resources
3/28/13 1:30 pm

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

Public Hearing: SB 5081- Regarding unlawful trade in shark fins.

Executive Session:

  1. 2SSB 5199- Concerning de facto changes in water rights for irrigation purposes that involved conversion to more efficient irrigation technologies.
  2. ESSB 5200- Concerning consolidating a new exempt withdrawal of groundwater into an existing public water system.
  3. E2SSB 5219- Retaining water resources to assure the vitality of local economies.
  4. ESSB 5324- Concerning mosquito abatement in storm water control retention ponds.
  5. SSB 5702- Concerning aquatic invasive species.

 

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Appropriations*
3/28/13 3:30 pm

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

REVISED 3/25/2013 1:19 PM

Possible Executive Session:

  1. HB 2002- Modifying snowmobile license fees.
  2. HB 2016- Concerning a hospital safety net assessment.
  3. HB 2018- Regarding additional contribution rates for employers of the Washington state retirement systems.
  4. SB 5751- Requiring an inventory of state fees.

 

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Business & Financial Services
3/28/13 10:00 am

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

Executive Session: ESSB 5312- Authorizing small consumer installment loans.

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Early Learning & Human Services*
3/28/13 8:00 am

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

REVISED 3/27/2013 8:11 AM

Work Session: Adolescent brain development.

Executive Session:

  1. SSB 5315- Implementing the recommendations made by the Powell fatality team.
  2. E2SSB 5389- Concerning sibling visitation and sibling contact for children in foster care.
  3. SB 5578- Exempting certain family day care providers who have been operating for at least five years from any requirement to have a high school diploma or equivalent education.
  4. SSB 5316- Adopting a model policy to require a third person to be present during interviews.

 

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Education*
3/28/13 8:00 am

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

REVISED 3/26/2013 8:16 AM

Work Session: Progress Report from Teacher Principal Evaluation Project (TPEP) Steering Committee: Evaluations and Human Resource Practices.

Possible Executive Session:

  1. ESSB 5587- Concerning student assessments.
  2. ESSB 5753- Providing flexibility in the education system.
  3. SB 5496- Authorizing approval of online school programs in private schools.
  4. E2SSB 5244- Regarding school suspensions and expulsions.

 

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Environment
3/28/13 10:00 am

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

Work Session: Energy storage.

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Government Accountability & Oversight*
3/28/13 8:00 am

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

MEETING CANCELLED.

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Government Operations & Elections*
3/28/13 10:00 am

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

REVISED 3/26/2013 4:28 PM

Public Hearing:

  1. SSB 5381- Limiting use of cellular devices by state employees.
  2. SSB 5679- Improving the business climate and stimulating job creation by requiring certain agencies to establish a formal review process of existing rules.


Executive Session: SB 5411- Requiring the ballot proposition to reduce the terms of office of port commissioners to be submitted at the next general election.

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Health Care & Wellness*
3/28/13 8:30 am

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

REVISED 3/26/2013 4:54 PM

Executive Session:

  1. SB 5092- Providing an exemption from continuing competency requirements for registered nurses who seek advanced nursing degrees.
  2. SSB 5148- Allowing for redistribution of medications under certain conditions.
  3. 2SSB 5213- Concerning prescription review for medicaid managed care enrollees.
  4. E2SSB 5215- Concerning health care professionals contracting with public and private payors.
  5. E2SSB 5267- Developing standardized prior authorization for medical and pharmacy management.
  6. ESB 5305- Requiring hospitals to report when providing treatment for bullet wounds, gunshot wounds, and stab wounds to all patients.
  7. SB 5465- Concerning exemptions from licensure as a physical therapist.
  8. SSB 5601- Concerning interpretation of state law regarding rebating practices by health care entities.
  9. SSB 5630- Implementing recommendations of the adult family home quality assurance panel.

 

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Judiciary
3/28/13 1:30 pm

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

Public Hearing:

  1. SSB 5031- Concerning actions for damage to real property resulting from construction, alteration, or repair on adjacent property.
  2. SB 5083- Concerning the display of political yard signs in homeowners' associations.
  3. ESB 5236- Creating the uniform correction or clarification of defamation act.
  4. SSB 5452- Concerning no-contact and protection orders for stalking and harassment.

 

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Local Government*
3/28/13 8:30 am

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

REVISED 3/26/2013 3:46 PM

Possible Executive Session:

  1. SB 5106- Concerning the operation of county budgets.
  2. ESB 5121- Concerning the restoration of collector vehicles.
  3. SB 5323- Authorizing assessments for nuisance abatement in cities and towns.
  4. ESB 5378- Creating a six-year time frame for substantial building code amendments.
  5. SSB 5399- Addressing the timing of penalties under the growth management act.
  6. SB 5417- Concerning the annexation of unincorporated territory within a code city.
  7. SSB 5444- Concerning the administration of taxes regarding publicly owned property.
  8. SSB 5494- Concerning carbon monoxide alarms.
  9. ESB 5495- Expanding the membership of the state building code council.
  10. ESSB 5656- Revising business licensing systems.
  11. SB 5770- Permitting conservation districts to use electronic deposits for employee pay and compensation.

 

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Public Safety
3/28/13 10:00 am

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

Work Session:

  1. Federal immigration policy and secure communities.
  2. The National Defense Authorization Act, indefinite detention and the rule of law.

 

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Technology & Economic Development
3/28/13 1:30 pm

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

Work Session: Technology transfer, commercialization, and Washington's entrepreneurial climate.

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Transportation*
3/28/13 3:30 pm

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

REVISED 3/26/2013 5:45 PM

Possible Executive Session:

  1. HB 1957- Concerning department of transportation project delivery.
  2. HB 1979- Implementing public-private partnership best practices for nontoll transportation projects.
  3. SB 5030- Extending the Chinook scenic byway.
  4. ESSB 5095- Concerning proof of required documents for motor vehicle operation.
  5. SB 5141- Allowing motorcycles to stop and proceed through traffic control signals under certain conditions.
  6. SB 5142- Incorporating motorcycles into certain transportation planning.
  7. SSB 5239- Addressing project selection by the freight mobility strategic investment board.
  8. SSB 5263- Concerning motorcycles overtaking and passing pedestrians and bicyclists.
  9. SSB 5274- Concerning private motorcycle skills education programs.
  10. SSB 5591- Concerning confidential license plates, drivers' licenses, identicards, and vessel registrations.
  11. ESB 5616- Concerning the use of farm vehicles on public highways.
  12. SSB 5761- Concerning outdoor advertising sign fees, labels, and prohibitions.
  13. SB 5775- Allowing for a veteran designation on drivers' licenses and identicards.
  14. ESSB 5849- Concerning electric vehicle charging stations.
  15. SJM 8001- Requesting that Interstate 5 be named the “Purple Heart Trail.”
  16. SJM 8005- Requesting that state route number 117 be designated as the POW/MIA Memorial Highway.

 

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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


Energy, Environment & Telecommunications*
3/28/13 1:30 pm

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

REVISED 3/22/2013 1:55 PM

Work Session: New nuclear technologies.

Other business.

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Financial Institutions, Housing & Insurance*
3/28/13 1:30 pm

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

REVISED 3/22/2013 2:31 PM

Executive Session:

  1. ESHB 1325- Concerning banks, trust companies, savings banks, and savings associations, and making technical amendments to the laws governing the department of financial institutions.
  2. HB 1326- Addressing the consumer loan act.
  3. SHB 1328- Regulating mortgage brokers.
  4. SHB 1822- Concerning debt collection practices.
  5. SGA 9076- Elizabeth L Baum, Member, Housing Finance Commission.
  6. SGA 9130- Dennis Kloida, Member, Housing Finance Commission.
  7. SGA 9132- M.A. Leonard, Member, Housing Finance Commission.
  8. SGA 9146- Steven Moss, Member, Housing Finance Commission.
  9. SGA 9172- Faouzi Sefrioui, Member, Housing Finance Commission.
  10. SGA 9179- Gabe P Spencer, Member, Housing Finance Commission.
  11. SGA 9188- Pamela J Tietz, Member, Housing Finance Commission.
  12. SGA 9192- Mario M Villanueva, Member, Housing Finance Commission.


Other business.

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Governmental Operations*
3/28/13 10:00 am

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

REVISED 3/27/2013 2:18 PM

Public Hearing:

  1. SHB 1298- Implementing the recommendations of the sunshine committee. (Hearing is on the Striking Amendment.)
  2. HB 1576- Creating greater efficiency in the offices of county assessors by allowing notification via electronic means.
  3. HB 1059- Providing that a proclamation of a state of emergency is effective upon the governor's signature.
  4. 2SHB 1158- Concerning the annexation of property owned by the state for military purposes.
  5. HB 1859- Evaluating military training and experience toward meeting licensing requirements.
  6. 2SHB 1909- Concerning veteran-owned businesses.
  7. ESHB 1652- Establishing a process for the payment of impact fees through provisions stipulated in recorded covenants.
  8. HB 1486- Concerning voter-approved benefit charges for regional fire protection service authorities.
  9. SHB 1654- Establishing a regional fire protection service authority within the boundaries of a single city.
  10. ESHB 1968- Changing licensing provisions for certain before and after-school programs in school buildings.


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

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Health Care *
3/28/13 10:00 am

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

REVISED 3/21/2013 8:37 AM

Public Hearing: To be announced.

Executive Session: Bills previously heard.

Other business.

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Higher Education*
3/28/13 1:30 pm

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

REVISED 3/22/2013 10:39 AM

Public Hearing:

  1. SGA 9050- Louis A Mendoza, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 30 (Cascadia Community College).
  2. SGA 9017- Darcey Fugman-Small, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 20 (Walla Walla Community College).
  3. SGA 9035- Amadeo Tiam, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 11 (Pierce College).
  4. SGA 9037- Miguel A Villarreal, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 18 (Big Bend Community College).
  5. SGA 9052- Edwin W Morgan, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 17 (Spokane and Spokane Falls Community Colleges).
  6. SGA 9019- Courtney Gregoire, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 6 (Seattle, So. Seattle, and No. Seattle Community Colleges).
  7. SGA 9195- Robert H Whaley, Member, Board of Trustees, Eastern Washington University.
  8. ESHB 1817- Adding eligibility criteria for higher education financial aid.


Work Session: Overview of financial aid.

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

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Human Services & Corrections
3/28/13 10:00 am

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

Public Hearing:

  1. E2SHB 1302- Concerning extended foster care services.
  2. ESHB 1383- Modifying stalking and harassment protection order provisions.
  3. HB 1531- Modifying criminal history record information compliance audit provisions.
  4. ESHB 1774- Measuring performance of the child welfare system.
  5. SHB 1836- Concerning the introduction of contraband into or possession of contraband in a secure facility.


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

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Natural Resources & Parks
3/28/13 1:30 pm

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

Public Hearing:

  1. 2SHB 1764- Concerning geoduck diver licenses.
  2. HB 1277- Concerning tribes holding conservation easements.
  3. ESHB 1496- Concerning hunting-related enforcement actions involving tribal members.
  4. ESHB 1090- Increasing the dollar amount for construction of a dock that does not qualify as a substantial development under the shoreline management act.
  5. SHB 1192- Regarding license fees under Title 77 RCW for veterans with disabilities.
  6. ESHB 1199- Ensuring hunter safety.


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

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Trade & Economic Development*
3/28/13 8:00 am

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

REVISED 3/25/2013 10:21 AM

Work Session: Single Tax.

Public Hearing: SGA 9204- Brian Bonlender, Director, Department of Commerce.

Executive Session:

  1. ESHB 1253- Concerning the lodging tax.
  2. SHB 1866- Concerning the joint center for aerospace technology innovation.


Committee work session presentations can be found online after the hearing has begun via a link to the Electronic Bill Book on the Committee's website: http://www.leg.wa.gov/Senate/Committees/TRED/Pages/default.aspx, as soon as they are available. Other business.

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Transportation*
3/28/13 3:30 pm

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

MEETING CANCELLED.

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Ways & Means*
3/28/13 3:30 pm

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

MEETING CANCELLED.

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