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Tue., Feb. 4, 2014, 10:53 a.m.

WA Lege Day 23: Health care, oil trains, minimum wage

OLYMPIA -- Legislators have a full day of hearings with a wide range of topics today,including proposals for health insurance changes, restrictions on oil trains and minimum wage.

The Senate Health Care Committee considers several bills on insurance, including one that would allow Washington residents to buy "catastrophic care" plans from other states. Sen. Steve O'Ban, the bill's sponsor, is bringing people who had plans they liked cancelled to the hearing to make the pitch.

House and Senate committees will both consider legislation on transporting crude oil by trains through the state. It was a hot topic last night for the Spokane City Council, but these bills have been in the works for a while.

The House Labor and Workforce Development considers a bill that would raise the minimum wage to $12 over three years.

House Government Operations & Elections has a hearing on new rules for signature gatherers on initiatives and referenda. Senate Government Operations has a hearing on a constitutional amendment to require two-thirds majorities for the Legislature to pass tax increases.

 

Legislative Meeting Schedule

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Time

Committee

Location

 

8:00 AM

Trade & Economic Development (S)

Senate Hearing Rm 3

 
 

Capital Budget (H)

House Hearing Rm B

 
 

Finance (H)

House Hearing Rm A

 

9:55 AM

PRO FORMA HOUSE SESSION

   

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 4

 
 

Financial Institutions, Housing & Insurance (S)

Senate Hearing Rm 2

 
 

Higher Education (S)

Senate Hearing Rm 3

 
 

Natural Resources & Parks (S)

Senate Hearing Rm 1

 
 

Agriculture & Natural Resources (H)

House Hearing Rm C

 
 

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 B

 

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

 

6:00 PM

Education (H)

House Hearing Rm A

 


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House Committees


Agriculture & Natural Resources*
2/4/14 1:30 pm

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

REVISED 1/31/2014 11:49 AM

Public Hearing:

  1. HB 2596 - Providing that sales and use taxes imposed by rural counties may be used for purchasing water rights for water banking.
  2. HB 2698 - Expanding the products considered to be potentially nonhazardous as they apply to cottage food operations.
  3. HB 2760 - Concerning best practices for water banks. (If measure is referred to committee.)


Executive Session:

  1. HB 2457 - Concerning derelict and abandoned vessels.
  2. HB 2454 - Developing a water quality trading program in Washington.
  3. HB 2493 - Concerning current use valuation for land primarily used for commercial horticultural purposes.
  4. HB 2584 - Allowing prepayment of the penalty for removal of land from the farm and agricultural land current use property tax classification.
  5. HB 2717 - Clarifying that sheep blood is not a component of sheep processing waste.
  6. HB 2460 - Regarding fish and wildlife law enforcement.
  7. HB 2458 - Concerning invasive species.

 

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Appropriations*
2/4/14 3:30 pm

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

REVISED 1/30/2014 1:46 PM

Work Session: Implementing McCleary Obligations.

Public Hearing: HB 2422 - Restoring the suspended inflationary increases in educational employee compensation.

Possible Executive Session:

  1. SHB 1574 - Establishing a fee for certification for the residential services and supports program to cover investigative costs.
  2. HB 2479 - Placing restrictions on retired law enforcement officers and firefighters employed in certain public positions.
  3. HB 2485 - Addressing survivor benefits from the public employees' retirement system for survivors of members in registered domestic partnerships prior to December 2012.
  4. HB 2577 - Creating an optional life annuity benefit for plan 2 members of the law enforcement officers' and firefighters' retirement system.

 

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Business & Financial Services*
2/4/14 10:00 am

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

REVISED 2/3/2014 1:43 PM

Public Hearing:

  1. HB 2573 - Requiring the department of licensing to conduct a review of the need for regulation of theatrical wrestling events.
  2. HB 2662 - Addressing electronic notices and document delivery of insurance products.


Possible Executive Session:

  1. HB 2590 - Concerning sellers of travel.
  2. HB 2424 - Concerning self-service storage facilities.

 

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Capital Budget*
2/4/14 8:00 am

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

REVISED 1/31/2014 10:06 AM

Work Session: Flood planning and response.

Public Hearing:

  1. HB 2356 - Concerning state general obligation bonds for flood hazard reduction projects.
  2. HB 2357 - Concerning state general obligation bonds for flood hazard reduction and storm water projects.


Possible Executive Session:

  1. SHB 1484 - Concerning the public works board.
  2. HB 2208 - Concerning heavy civil construction projects.
  3. HB 2244 - Restoring resources to the capital budget.
  4. HB 2410 - Creating a competitive equipment assistance grant program to enhance student nutrition in public schools.
  5. HB 2555 - Concerning alternative contracting performance goals.

 

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Community Development, Housing & Tribal Affairs*
2/4/14 1:30 pm

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

REVISED 1/30/2014 1:07 PM

Public Hearing:

  1. HB 2724 - Exempting information concerning archaeological resources and traditional cultural places from public disclosure.
  2. HB 2738 - Promoting affordable housing in urban growth areas.
  3. HB 2744 - Modifying certain provisions governing veteran-owned businesses.


Executive Session:

  1. HB 2415 - Creating a temporary homeless status certification.
  2. HB 2558 - Disposing tax foreclosed property to cities for affordable housing purposes.
  3. HB 2650 - Allowing the use of lodging taxes for financing workforce housing.
  4. HB 2229 - Concerning long-term funding for a state tourism marketing program.

 

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Education
2/4/14 6:00 pm

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

Public Hearing:

  1. HB 2366 - Concerning the delivery of medication and services by unlicensed school employees.
  2. HB 2589 - Enhancing the basic education allocation formula to adopt the staffing resources recommended by the quality education council.

 

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Environment*
2/4/14 10:00 am

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

REVISED 2/3/2014 2:18 PM

Public Hearing:

  1. HB 2090 - Establishing categorical exemptions in the state environmental policy act for development proposals that are consistent with locally adopted land use and shoreline regulations.
  2. HB 2095 - Reducing the cost of transportation projects by linking state conservation investments with mitigation requirements.
  3. HB 2269 - Reducing the cost of infrastructure projects by linking state conservation investments with mitigation requirements.
  4. HB 2709 - Protecting the state's cultural resources.


Possible Executive Session:

  1. HB 2347 - Enhancing the safety of the transportation of oil.
  2. HB 2636 - Streamlining statutorily required environmental reports by government entities.
  3. HB 2386 - Designating Washington's shoreline as a state maritime heritage area.
  4. HB 2569 - Reducing air pollution associated with diesel emissions.

 

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Finance
2/4/14 8:00 am

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

Public Hearing:

  1. HB 2211 - Addressing surplus lines of insurance.
  2. HB 2330 - Dedicating a portion of state sales tax revenues derived from certain short-term major public events for county economic development use.
  3. HB 2635 - Modifying the tax appeal process.
  4. HB 2671 - Clarifying the application of tax exemptions for vehicles powered by clean alternative fuels.
  5. HB 2678 - Providing greater small business assistance by modifying the filing threshold for excise tax purposes.


Possible Executive Session:

  1. SHB 1156 - Consolidating designated forest lands and open space timber lands for ease of administration.
  2. SHB 1287 - Subjecting federally recognized Indian tribes to the same conditions as state and local governments for property owned exclusively by the tribe.
  3. HB 2201 - Improving fiscal accountability and transparency standards with respect to state tax preferences.
  4. HB 2306 - Concerning current use valuation for farm and agricultural land.
  5. HB 2345 - Providing greater consistency in how nonprofit tax-exempt property may be used without jeopardizing the property's tax-exempt status.
  6. HB 2539 - Simplifying the taxation of amusement, recreation, and physical fitness services.

 

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Government Operations & Elections*
2/4/14 10:00 am

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

REVISED 2/3/2014 3:41 PM

Public Hearing:

  1. HB 2552 - Concerning signature gathering for initiatives, referenda, and recall petitions.
  2. HB 2617 - Regulating interpreter services.
  3. HB 2743 - Protecting taxpayers by providing for accountability and transparency in government contracting.


Executive Session:

  1. HB 2192 - Promoting economic development through enhancing transparency and predictability of state agency permitting and review processes.
  2. HB 2293 - Adding responsibilities to the duties of the joint administrative rules review committee.
  3. HB 2578 - Exempting from public inspection certain public works proposals and documents.

 

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Higher Education*
2/4/14 10:00 am

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

REVISED 2/3/2014 10:28 AM

Public Hearing:

  1. HB 2587 - Creating a tuition and fees exemption for children and surviving spouses of certain highway workers.
  2. HB 2308 - Requiring an audit of the state universities.
  3. HB 2661 - Creating the Washington research institute for teaching excellence.
  4. HB 2694 - Creating an informational program to increase applications from high-achieving low-income students to selective institutions of higher education.


Executive Session:

  1. HB 2720 - Creating the pay it forward program.
  2. HB 2400 - Concerning mentoring and service learning opportunities in education.
  3. HB 2613 - Creating efficiencies for institutions of higher education.
  4. HB 2626 - Concerning statewide educational attainment goals.
  5. HB 2611 - Requiring the student achievement council to develop a grant program to encourage training for students studying in the medical field to work with individuals with disabilities.

 

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Judiciary*
2/4/14 1:30 pm

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

REVISED 1/31/2014 3:55 PM

Public Hearing:

  1. HB 2601 - Clarifying municipal court terms.
  2. HB 2602 - Modifying certain venue of action provisions.
  3. HB 2624 - Clarifying the applicability of child abduction statutes to residential provisions ordered by a court.
  4. HB 2723 - Modifying certain provisions governing foreclosures.
  5. HB 2710 - Creating a cause of action for the protection of employees acting in furtherance of public policy.


Possible Executive Session:

  1. HB 2055 - Concerning the recovery of costs in consumer protection actions.
  2. HB 2567 - Concerning the approval of minutes from annual meetings of homeowners' associations.
  3. HB 2559 - Concerning parental rights and responsibilities of sexual assault perpetrators and survivors.
  4. HB 2592 - Concerning county electronic public auctions.
  5. HB 1118 - Revising the uniform interstate family support act.
  6. HB 2556 - Encouraging the establishment of therapeutic courts.
  7. HB 2537 - Concerning tenant screening.
  8. HB 2691 - Regulating legal service contractors.

 

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Labor & Workforce Development*
2/4/14 1:30 pm

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

REVISED 2/3/2014 7:01 AM

Public Hearing:

  1. HB 2672 - Increasing the minimum hourly wage to twelve dollars over three years.
  2. HB 2614 - Allowing employers to pay training wages to new employees.
  3. HB 2608 - Establishing the minimum wage for classified school employees.


Possible Executive Session:

  1. HB 2145 - Concerning dumbwaiters.
  2. HB 2230 - Requiring employers to reimburse employees for work-related expenses.
  3. HB 2295 - Limiting industrial insurance benefits for injuries or diseases caused by use of intoxicating liquor or drugs.
  4. HB 2318 - Addressing contractor liability for industrial insurance premiums for not-for-profit nonemergency medicaid transportation brokers.
  5. HB 2360 - Revising payment requirements for court review of industrial insurance taxes, penalties, or interest.
  6. HB 2477 - Concerning commercial janitorial services.
  7. HB 2545 - Prohibiting employers from asking about or using nonconviction information in initial applications for employment.
  8. HB 2576 - Establishing a mandatory occupational disease exposure reporting requirement for firefighters.

 

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Public Safety*
2/4/14 10:00 am

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

REVISED 2/3/2014 1:50 PM

Public Hearing:

  1. HB 2344 - Concerning ignition interlock device requirements in vehicle sales.
  2. HB 2503 - Concerning the operation of a vessel under the influence of an intoxicant.
  3. HB 2506 - Making felony driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor, marijuana, or any drug a class B felony.
  4. HB 2507 - Increasing the punishment for vehicular homicide.
  5. HB 2549 - Addressing the enhancement for attempting to elude a police vehicle.
  6. HB 2705 - Concerning reserve peace officers.
  7. HB 2728 - Concerning impaired driving.


Possible Executive Session:

  1. HB 1791 - Concerning trafficking.
  2. HB 2107 - Eliminating the disparate treatment of HIV in the criminal justice system.
  3. HB 2231 - Clarifying legal financial obligation provisions.
  4. HB 2265 - Prohibiting general power of attorney provisions in bail bond agreements.
  5. HB 2341 - Concerning indecent liberties by a clergy member.
  6. HB 2394 - Concerning state liquor control board enforcement officers.
  7. HB 2399 - Establishing a certificate of restoration of opportunity.
  8. HB 2464 - Modifying assault in the third degree provisions.
  9. HB 2468 - Clarifying the retention of biological material collected during criminal investigation.
  10. HB 2543 - Concerning electronic monitoring.
  11. HB 2557 - Concerning residence locations of felony sex offenders of minors.
  12. HB 2644 - Concerning coercion of involuntary servitude.

 

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Technology & Economic Development*
2/4/14 1:30 pm

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

REVISED 1/31/2014 4:35 PM

Public Hearing:

  1. HB 2679 - Concerning the expenditure limit for the state universal communications services program.
  2. HB 2693 - Extending specific aerospace tax preferences to include other types of commercial aircraft to encourage the migration of good wage jobs in the state.
  3. HB 2733 - Designating certain hydroelectric generation from a generation facility located in irrigation canals and certain pipes as an eligible renewable resource under chapter 19.285 RCW.


Executive Session:

  1. HB 1643 - Regarding energy conservation under the energy independence act.
  2. HB 2382 - Improving the methods for evaluation of the local infrastructure financing tool program.
  3. HB 2417 - Changing membership provisions of the Washington economic development finance authority.
  4. HB 2580 - Fostering economic resilience and development in Washington by supporting the maritime industry and other manufacturing sectors.

 

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Transportation
2/4/14 3:30 pm

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

Public Hearing:

  1. HB 2070 - Concerning Washington state department of transportation projects.
  2. HB 2123 - Modifying the transportation system policy goal of mobility.
  3. HB 2684 - Modifying time period and monetary limits on ferry vessel and terminal work by state forces.

 

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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*
2/4/14 10:00 am

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

REVISED 1/31/2014 10:05 AM

Public Hearing: SB 6467 - Ensuring that existing exempt water uses in the Skagit river basin are not subject to interruption. (Hearing is on Proposed Substitute.)

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

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Energy, Environment & Telecommunications*
2/4/14 1:30 pm

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

REVISED 1/30/2014 5:19 PM

Public Hearing:

  1. SB 6524 - Concerning the safety of the transport of hazardous materials.
  2. SJM 8015 - Requesting Congress implement certain increased safety measures for tank rail cars.
  3. Requesting that the United States government allow reprocessing of certain plutonium. [S-3979.1].
  4. SB 6077 - Modifying the use of storm water control facility rate charges.
  5. SB 6117 - Concerning storm water control facility rates.


Possible Executive Session : Bills previously heard in committee.

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

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Financial Institutions, Housing & Insurance*
2/4/14 1:30 pm

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

REVISED 2/3/2014 9:00 AM

Public Hearing:

  1. SB 6338 - Giving preferences to housing trust fund projects that involve collaboration between local school districts and housing authorities to help children of low-income families succeed in school.
  2. SB 6365 - Creating a pilot program to provide educational stability for homeless children.
  3. SB 6391 - Addressing the financial solvency of insurance companies. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  4. SB 6426 - Increasing the available funding limit of the linked deposit program.
  5. SB 6507 - Modifying certain provisions governing foreclosures.


Executive Session:

  1. SB 6269 - Concerning the first mortgage interest business and occupation tax deduction.
  2. SB 6270 - Transferring the insurance and financial responsibility program.
  3. SB 6273 - Revising provisions governing money transmitters.
  4. SB 6319 - Modifying the definition of residential real property in homeowners' associations.
  5. SB 6110 - Regulating retainage bonds on public contracts.
  6. SB 6313 - Concerning a surcharge for local homeless housing and assistance.
  7. SB 6330 - Promoting affordable housing in urban growth areas.
  8. SB 6507 - Modifying certain provisions governing foreclosures.


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

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Governmental Operations
2/4/14 10:00 am

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

Public Hearing:

  1. SB 6463 - Including the facilities of certain public water systems in the utilities element of a comprehensive plan.
  2. SB 6372 - Ensuring growth management hearings board members meet qualifications relating to land use experience.
  3. SB 6461 - Establishing a process for the payment of impact fees through provisions stipulated in recorded covenants.
  4. SB 6341 - Establishing the LEED plus W high-performance public building standard.
  5. SB 6404 - Concerning annexations by code cities in counties with four hundred thousand or more residents.
  6. SB 6349 - Implementing requirements for the condemnation of real property.
  7. SJR 8214 - Amending the state Constitution to state that the Governor is subject to public records requests.


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

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Health Care *
2/4/14 10:00 am

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

REVISED 1/30/2014 8:20 AM

Public Hearing:

  1. SB 6511 - Addressing the prior authorization of health care services.
  2. SB 6419 - Concerning expanding access to medicaid programs in border communities.
  3. SB 6420 - Concerning investigations involving vulnerable adults.
  4. SB 6422 - Concerning electronic timekeeping for in-home personal care or respite services.
  5. SB 6453 - Concerning each area agency on aging's oversight of timekeeping with regard to case management services.
  6. SB 6360 - Including mental health prescriptions in electronic medical records.
  7. SB 6229 - Concerning use of epinephrine autoinjectors by good samaritans.
  8. SB 6464 - Concerning health insurance coverage options for the citizens of Washington state.


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

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Higher Education*
2/4/14 1:30 pm

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

REVISED 1/30/2014 12:20 PM

Public Hearing:

  1. SGA 9335 - Carl J Zapora, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 23 (Edmonds Community College).
  2. SGA 9277 - Uriel R Iniguez, Member, Board of Trustees, Eastern Washington University.
  3. SB 6043 - Establishing a cap for resident undergraduate tuition rates.
  4. SB 6423 - Changing provisions relating to the opportunity scholarship.
  5. SB 6370 - Creating a tuition and fees exemption for children and surviving spouses of certain highway workers.
  6. SB 6436 - Creating a work group to make recommendations for the continued viability of the college bound scholarship program.
  7. SB 6482 - Concerning the display of campus information on the statewide public four-year dashboard.


Executive Session:

  1. SGA 9236 - Shaunta Hyde, Member, State Board for Community and Technical Colleges.
  2. SGA 9241 - Debbie J Ahl, Member, Board of Trustees, Technical College District #25 (Bellingham).
  3. SGA 9248 - Jack Burkman, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 14 (Clark College).
  4. SGA 9249 - Thomas A Campbell, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 10 (Green River Community College).
  5. SGA 9250 - Scott E Carson, Member, Board of Regents, Washington State University.
  6. SGA 9251 - Elizabeth Chen, Member, State Board for Community and Technical Colleges.
  7. SGA 9253 - Alberta B Clarkson, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 24 (South Puget Sound Community College).
  8. SGA 9254 - Diana Clay, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 23 (Edmonds Community College).
  9. SGA 9255 - Betty J Cobbs, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 5 (Everett Community College).
  10. SGA 9273 - Heidi Heywood, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 13 (Lower Columbia College).
  11. SGA 9279 - Tom A Johnson, Member, Higher Education Facilities Authority.
  12. SGA 9282 - Keith L Kessler, Member, Board of Trustees, The Evergreen State College.
  13. SGA 9292 - Mark Mattke, Member, Work Force Training and Education Coordinating Board.
  14. SGA 9299 - Mary B Moss, Member, Board of Trustees, Technical College District #29 (Clover Park).
  15. SGA 9301 - Lee Newgent, Member, Work Force Training and Education Coordinating Board.
  16. SGA 9303 - Robert Ozuna, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 16 (Yakima Valley Community College).
  17. SGA 9308 - Philip G Rasmussen, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 15 (Wenatchee Valley College).
  18. SGA 9314 - Erik S Rohrer, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 1 (Peninsula College).
  19. SGA 9319 - Roland Schirman, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 20 (Walla Walla Community College).
  20. SGA 9320 - Joanne H Schwartz, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 12 (Centralia College).
  21. SGA 9326 - Keith Thompson, Member, Board of Trustees, Central Washington University.
  22. SGA 9329 - Stephen L Warner, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 3 (Olympic Community College).


Other business.

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Human Services & Corrections*
2/4/14 10:00 am

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

REVISED 1/30/2014 2:28 PM

Public Hearing:

  1. SB 6345 - Concerning the arrest of individuals who suffer from chemical dependency.
  2. SB 6394 - Concerning income eligibility for temporary assistance for needy families benefits for a child.
  3. SB 6396 - Allowing youthful offenders who complete their sentences prior to age twenty-one equal access to a full continuum of rehabilitative and reentry services.
  4. SB 6429 - Concerning the expiration of the advisory committee on the disproportionate representation of children of color in Washington's child welfare system.
  5. SB 6479 - Providing caregivers authority to allow children placed in their care to participate in normal childhood activities based on a reasonable and prudent parent standard.
  6. SB 6491 - Requiring photo identification on electronic benefit cards.


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

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Natural Resources & Parks*
2/4/14 1:30 pm

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

REVISED 2/3/2014 2:38 PM

Work Session: Health of Washington's Forests: Impact of Root Diseases.

Public Hearing:

  1. SB 6508 - Encouraging private landowners to allow public access to their land. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  2. SB 6509 - Concerning fish barrier removals. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)


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*
2/4/14 8:00 am

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

REVISED 2/3/2014 2:26 PM

Public Hearing: To be announced.

Executive Session:

  1. SB 5741 - Allowing the use of lodging taxes for financing workforce housing and tourism promotion activities or facilities.
  2. SB 6000 - Providing a property tax exemption for property held under lease, sublease, or lease-purchase by a nonprofit organization that provides job training, placement, or preemployment services.
  3. SB 6096 - Providing for property tax exemption for the value of new construction of industrial/manufacturing facilities in targeted urban areas.
  4. SB 6188 - Dedicating a portion of state sales tax revenues derived from certain short-term major public events for county economic development use.
  5. SB 6195 - Concerning long-term funding for a state tourism marketing program.
  6. SB 6267 - Concerning high-technology research and development tax incentives.
  7. SB 6355 - Concerning projects of statewide significance for economic development and transportation.
  8. SB 6430 - Extending tax preferences for high-technology research and development.
  9. SJM 8011 - Concerning international trade policy reforms.


Other business.

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Transportation*
2/4/14 3:30 pm

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

REVISED 1/31/2014 3:28 PM

Work Session:

  1. Incident response program - Washington State Department of Transportation.
  2. Liquefied natural gas - Washington State Ferries.


Public Hearing:

  1. SB 6375 - Concerning the sale of in-vehicle electronic toll collection system equipment.
  2. SB 6406 - Modifying when to display vehicle headlights.
  3. SB 6440 - Imposing motor vehicle fuel taxes on compressed natural and liquefied natural gas used for transportation purposes.
  4. SB 6443 - Modifying time period and monetary limits on ferry vessel and terminal work by state forces.
  5. SB 6489 - Concerning parking impact mitigation from regional transit authority facility construction.


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

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Ways & Means
2/4/14 3:30 pm

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

Public Hearing:

  1. SSB 6062 - Requiring internet access to public school data and expenditure information.
  2. SSB 6129 - Concerning paraeducator development.
  3. SB 5430 - Modifying the distribution and use of aircraft excise taxes.
  4. SB 6379 - Concerning the period of time the department of revenue must grant or deny a refund request.
  5. SB 6412 - Concerning tax, penalty, and interest assessments on claims for collection of sales tax debt.
  6. SB 6452 - Providing a sales and use tax exemption for certain new building construction by maintenance repair operators for commercial airplanes.
  7. SB 6487 - Concerning the local sales and use tax that is credited against the state sales and use tax for cities to offset municipal service costs to newly annexed areas.


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




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Jim Camden
Jim Camden joined The Spokesman-Review in 1981. He is currently the political reporter and state government reporter in the newspaper's Olympia bureau office.

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