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WA Lege Day 39: Sexual orientation, bullying and voters

OLYMPIA — Each chamber's committees continue looking at the other chamber's surviving bills now that legislation has been winnowed by this week's cut off.

The Senate Health Committee holds a hearing on a bill restricting sexual orientation change efforts. Senate Government Operations has several bills on the voting process, including one that would allow voters to register online as few as 11 days before the election (current cut off is 29 days). House Education has hearings on bills on school bulllying and youth suicide.

Full schedule can be found inside the blog.


Legislative Meeting Schedule

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Time

Committee

Location

 

8:00 AM

Trade & Economic Development (S)

Senate Hearing Rm 3

 
 

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

 

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

 
 

Early Learning & Human Services (H)

House Hearing Rm C

 
 

Government Accountability & Oversight (H)

House Hearing Rm E

 
 

Health Care & Wellness (H)

House Hearing Rm B

 

11:00 AM

Education (H)

House Hearing Rm A

 

12:00 PM

PRO FORMA SENATE SESSION

   
 

JLARC, I-900 Subcommittee (J)

House Hearing Rm C

 

1:30 PM

Financial Institutions, Housing & Insurance (S)

Senate Hearing Rm 2

 
 

Higher Education (S)

Senate Hearing Rm 3

 
 

Natural Resources & Parks (S)

Senate Hearing Rm 1

 

3:30 PM

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*
2/20/14 8:00 am

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

REVISED 2/14/2014 4:24 PM

Work Session: Report on funding regional fisheries enhancement groups.

Public Hearing:

  1. E2SSB 5199 - Concerning de facto changes in water rights for irrigation purposes that involved conversion to more efficient irrigation technologies.
  2. ESSB 6040 - Concerning invasive species.
  3. 2SSB 5973 - Creating the community forest trust account.
  4. SB 6047 - Setting a maximum annual gross sales amount for cottage food operations.

 

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Appropriations
2/20/14 3:30 pm

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

Work Session: Update on Puget Sound Recovery Efforts.

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Community Development, Housing & Tribal Affairs*
2/20/14 8:00 am

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

REVISED 2/18/2014 2:45 PM

Public Hearing:

  1. SSB 5691 - Concerning veterans' homes.
  2. SB 5970 - Evaluating military training and experience toward meeting licensing requirements.
  3. SB 6208 - Preserving the integrity of veterans' benefit-related services.


Executive Session:

  1. SSB 5691 - Concerning veterans' homes.
  2. SB 5970 - Evaluating military training and experience toward meeting licensing requirements.
  3. SB 6208 - Preserving the integrity of veterans' benefit-related services.

 

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Early Learning & Human Services*
2/20/14 10:00 am

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

REVISED 2/14/2014 1:59 PM

Public Hearing:

  1. SSB 6095 - Addressing background checks for persons who will have access to children or vulnerable adults.
  2. ESSB 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.

 

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Education*
2/20/14 11:00 am

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

REVISED 2/19/2014 10:26 AM

Public Hearing:

  1. ESSB 6242 - Concerning waivers from the one hundred eighty-day school year requirement. (If measure is referred to committee.)
  2. SSB 6439 - Concerning preventing harassment, intimidation, and bullying in public schools.
  3. SSB 6431 - Concerning assistance for schools in implementing youth suicide prevention activities.

 

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Finance*
2/20/14 1:30 pm

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

MEETING CANCELLED.

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Government Accountability & Oversight*
2/20/14 10:00 am

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

REVISED 2/14/2014 11:36 AM

Public Hearing:

  1. Washington State Gambling Commission: State/Tribal Compact Amendment- Swinomish Indian Tribal Community.
  2. SB 5310 - Creating a senior center license.
  3. ESSB 5045 - Creating a permit to allow day spas to offer or supply without charge wine or beer by the individual glass to a customer for consumption on the premises.


Executive Session:

  1. SB 5310 - Creating a senior center license.
  2. ESSB 5045 - Creating a permit to allow day spas to offer or supply without charge wine or beer by the individual glass to a customer for consumption on the premises.

 

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Health Care & Wellness*
2/20/14 10:00 am

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

REVISED 2/14/2014 1:14 PM

Possible Executive Session:

  1. E2SSB 5540 - Expanding opportunities to purchase health care coverage from out-of-state carriers.
  2. SB 5931 - Clarifying the requirements for health plans offered outside of the exchange.
  3. SB 6065 - Protecting children under the age of eighteen from the harmful effects of exposure to ultraviolet radiation associated with tanning devices.
  4. SB 6419 - Concerning expanding access to medicaid programs in border communities.
  5. ESSB 6297 - Requiring the department of health to develop and make available resources for pregnant women regarding childhood immunizations.
  6. SB 6299 - Requiring the department of health to develop and make available resources for pregnant women regarding prenatal nutrition.
  7. 2SSB 6312 - Concerning state purchasing of mental health and chemical dependency treatment services.

 

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Judiciary*
2/20/14 8:00 am

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

REVISED 2/14/2014 4:43 PM

Public Hearing:

  1. ESB 5048 - Concerning notice against trespass.
  2. SB 5999 - Concerning corporate entity conversions.
  3. SB 5981 - Increasing the number of superior court judges in Mason county.
  4. SB 6115 - Exempting licensed private investigators from process server requirements.
  5. SSB 6207 - Providing fee immunity for certain water facilities.
  6. SB 6219 - Concerning actions for damage arising from vehicular traffic on a primitive road.

 

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Labor & Workforce Development*
2/20/14 8:00 am

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

REVISED 2/19/2014 1:36 PM

Work Session:

  1. Collective bargaining and unilateral implementation.
  2. Aerospace training student loan program.

 

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Local Government*
2/20/14 10:00 am

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

MEETING CANCELLED.

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Technology & Economic Development*
2/20/14 8:00 am

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

REVISED 2/14/2014 5:50 PM

Work Session: Department of Commerce update.

  1. Job growth initiatives and sector-lead appointments.
  2. Development of the Red Tape Index.
  3. Performance milestones.



Public Hearing:

  1. SSB 5991 - Studying nuclear power as a replacement for electricity generated from the combustion of fossil fuels.
  2. SSB 6058 - Allowing incremental electricity produced as a result of efficiency improvements to hydroelectric generation projects whose energy output is marketed by the Bonneville power administration to qualify as an eligible renewable resource under the energy independence act.
  3. SJM 8003 - Requesting Congress to amend the Communications Decency Act.
  4. SSJM 8007 - Requesting that congress pass legislation reforming the harbor maintenance tax.

 

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Transportation*
2/20/14 3:30 pm

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

REVISED 2/14/2014 3:21 PM

Public Hearing: SSB 6054 - Regarding aeronautic safety.

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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*
2/20/14 10:00 am

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

REVISED 2/17/2014 1:03 PM

Public Hearing: ESHB 1417 - Regarding irrigation district administration.

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

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Energy, Environment & Telecommunications*
2/20/14 1:30 pm

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

MEETING CANCELLED.

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Financial Institutions, Housing & Insurance*
2/20/14 1:30 pm

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

REVISED 2/14/2014 4:50 PM

Public Hearing:

  1. SGA 9313 - Randy J Robinson, Member, Housing Finance Commission.
  2. SGA 9330 - Lloyd R Weatherford, Member, Housing Finance Commission.
  3. SGA 9325 - Gabe P Spencer, Member, Housing Finance Commission.
  4. SGA 9327 - Pamela J Tietz, Member, Housing Finance Commission.
  5. HB 1607 - Providing alternative means of service in forcible entry and forcible and unlawful detainer actions.
  6. HB 2140 - Concerning credit unions' mergers.


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

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Governmental Operations
2/20/14 10:00 am

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

Public Hearing:

  1. HB 2115 - Concerning the composition of the officer promotion board.
  2. HB 1859 - Evaluating military training and experience toward meeting licensing requirements.
  3. 2SHB 1909 - Concerning veteran-owned businesses.
  4. HB 1264 - Concerning partial fire district mergers.
  5. HB 1179 - Revising the lien for collection of sewer charges by counties.
  6. HB 2106 - Concerning primaries for county offices.
  7. SHB 1103 - Concerning uniform ballot design.
  8. EHB 1267 - Concerning voter registration.
  9. ESHB 1279 - Allowing motor voter preregistration for sixteen and seventeen year olds.
  10. SHB 1413 - Enacting the Washington voting rights act of 2013.


Public testimony will be limited on bills previously heard. Possible executive session on bills heard in committee. Other business.

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Health Care
2/20/14 10:00 am

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

Public Hearing:

  1. 2ESHB 1448 - Regarding telemedicine.
  2. EHB 1538 - Encouraging the safe practice of public health nurses dispensing certain medications.
  3. HB 1339 - Clarifying the scope of practice for East Asian medicine practitioners and removing certain referral requirements.
  4. 2E2SHB 1727 - Raising licensure limits to allow assisted living facilities to serve a higher acuity resident population.
  5. HB 2127 - Concerning the authority of medical program directors.
  6. EHB 1593 - Providing access to the prescription drug monitoring database for clinical laboratories.
  7. SHB 2451 - Restricting the practice of sexual orientation change efforts.


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

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Higher Education*
2/20/14 1:30 pm

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

REVISED 2/13/2014 2:00 PM

Public Hearing:

  1. SGA 9317 - Fiasili L Savusa, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 9 (Highline Community College).
  2. SGA 9268 - Carmen W Gayton, Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 6 (Seattle, So. Seattle, and No. Seattle Community Colleges).
  3. HB 2228 - Providing parity of consumer protection procedures for all students attending licensed private vocational schools.
  4. HB 1251 - Increasing membership on the opportunity scholarship board.
  5. SHB 2612 - Changing provisions relating to the opportunity scholarship.
  6. HB 2285 - Requiring a review of institution of higher education policies related to dual credit coursework.
  7. SHB 2336 - Increasing transparency in higher education by requiring certain departmental budget detail to be available online.
  8. SHB 2651 - Requiring creation of a higher education transparency web site.


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

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Human Services & Corrections*
2/20/14 10:00 am

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

REVISED 2/19/2014 1:06 PM

Public Hearing:

  1. SHB 2725 - Concerning court review of involuntary treatment decisions.
  2. ESHB 2164 - Requiring evidence-based and research-based interventions for juvenile firearm offenders in certain circumstances.
  3. SHB 2165 - Concerning department of early learning fatality reviews.
  4. ESHB 2191 - Concerning compliance with inspections of child care facilities.
  5. SHB 2195 - Concerning involuntary medication for maintaining the level of restoration in jail.


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

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Natural Resources & Parks*
2/20/14 1:30 pm

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

REVISED 2/14/2014 2:25 PM

Public Hearing:

  1. SGA 9331 - Miranda Wecker, Member, Fish and Wildlife Commission.
  2. SGA 9247 - Bob Bugert, Member, Salmon Recovery Funding Board.
  3. ESHB 1090 - Increasing the dollar amount for construction of a dock that does not qualify as a substantial development under the shoreline management act.
  4. HB 1896 - Enhancing compliance with the responsibilities of fishing guides.
  5. SHB 2261 - Concerning the use of science to support significant agency actions.
  6. HB 2099 - Extending the expiration date for reporting requirements on timber purchases.
  7. SHB 2126 - Creating the community forest trust account.
  8. ESHB 2151 - Concerning recreational trails.


There will be no public testimony taken on Senate Gubernatorial Appointments. However, you may submit written comments to staff. Staff will distribute the comments to committee members. Please submit comments to Joseph.Parrino@leg.wa.gov. Possible executive session on bills heard in committee. Other business.

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Trade & Economic Development*
2/20/14 8:00 am

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

REVISED 2/19/2014 4:31 PM

Work Session:

  1. Growing mid-market businesses.
  2. Innovation Partnership Zones.


Public Hearing:

  1. ESHB 1674 - Increasing the regulatory oversight and accountability of the office of minority and women's business enterprises.
  2. E2SHB 2029 - Eliminating the economic development-related agencies, boards, and commissions.
  3. E2SHB 2580 - Fostering economic resilience and development in Washington by supporting the maritime industry and other manufacturing sectors.


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

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Transportation*
2/20/14 3:30 pm

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

MEETING CANCELLED.

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Ways & Means
2/20/14 3:30 pm

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

Public Hearing: To be announced.

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

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Joint, Select & Other Committees


Legislative Audit & Review Committee, Joint
2/20/14 12:00 pm

I-900 Subcommittee
(360) 786-5288
House Hearing Rm C
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

State Auditor???s Office Performance Audit: The Experiences and Perspectives of Washington Families who Adopted Children from Foster Care:
Public testimony.
  

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