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Wed., Jan. 15, 2014, 6 a.m.

WA Lege Day 3: Lots of committee hearings

OLYMPIA -- The ceremonial beginnings of the Legislature now over, the honorables get down to the more mundane work:

Committee hearings.

There will be hearings on medical marijuana legislation at 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. A bill on "knockout game" assaults at 1:30 p.m. Discussions of teacher evaluations, also at 1:30 p.m. Discussions about Gov. Jay Inslee's supplemental budgets for transportation and the general fund at 3:30 p.m. 

Full committee schedule, with bill numbers, can be found inside the blog.

Legislative Meeting Schedule

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Time

Committee

Location

 

8:00 AM

Energy, Environment & Telecommunications (S)

Senate Hearing Rm 4

 
 

Education (H)

House Hearing Rm A

 
 

Health Care & Wellness (H)

House Hearing Rm B

 
 

Local Government (H)

House Hearing Rm D

 

8:30 AM

Early Learning & Human Services (H)

House Hearing Rm C

 

10:00 AM

PRO FORMA SENATE SESSION/CAUCUS

   
 

HOUSE SESSION/CAUCUS

   

1:30 PM

Commerce & Labor (S)

Senate Hearing Rm 4

 
 

Early Learning & K-12 Education (S)

Senate Hearing Rm 1

 
 

Law & Justice (S)

Senate Hearing Rm 2

 
 

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

 

3:30 PM

Transportation (S)

Senate Hearing Rm 1

 
 

Ways & Means (S)

Senate Hearing Rm 4

 
 

Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government (H)

House Hearing Rm D

 
 

Appropriations Subcommittee on Health & Human Services (H)

House Hearing Rm C

 
 

Appropriations Subcommittee on Education (H)

House Hearing Rm A

 
 

Transportation (H)

House Hearing Rm B

 

6:00 PM

Finance (H)

House Hearing Rm A

 


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House Committees


Appropriations Subcommittee on Education
1/15/14 3:30 pm

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

Work Session:

  1. Update on the K-12 Dropout Reengagement Program.
  2. Update on the Technical Incentive Funding Model Task Force.
  3. Overview of the Final Recommendations from the Joint Task Force on Child Care Improvements for the Future.

 

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Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government
1/15/14 3:30 pm

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

Work Session:

  1. Office of the Chief Information Officer and Consolidated Technology Services.
    1. State Data Center Business Plan and Migration Schedule.
    2. Information Technology Priority Ranking.
  2. Update on the Washington State Patrol's plan to move its data center equipment into the State Data Center.
  3. Overview by the Administrative Office of the Courts on technology funding for the judicial branch.
  4. Update on the Attorney General's Office pilot project for personal computer acquisition and replacement.

 

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Appropriations Subcommittee on Health & Human Services
1/15/14 3:30 pm

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

Work Session:

  1. Overview of the committee.
  2. Review of agencies under the scope of the committee.
  3. Health care initiatives:
    1. The Washington State Health Care Innovation Plan.
    2. HealthPath Washington.
    3. Medicaid plan choice.
    4. Developmental screenings.

 

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Business & Financial Services
1/15/14 1:30 pm

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

Public Hearing:

  1. HB 2134 - Addressing the notice given to owners of life insurance policies about alternative transactions.
  2. HB 2082 - Regulating life insurance policies.


Possible Executive Session:

  1. HB 2135 - Addressing the regulation of service contracts and protection product guarantees.
  2. HB 2136 - Addressing the regulation of service contracts and protection product guarantees.
  3. HB 2140 - Concerning credit unions' mergers.

 

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Early Learning & Human Services
1/15/14 8:30 am

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

Work Session:

  1. Washington State Institute for Public Policy regarding "The Effectiveness of Declining Juvenile Court Jurisdiction."
  2. Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative.

 

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Education*
1/15/14 8:00 am

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

REVISED 1/10/2014 5:04 PM

Public Hearing:

  1. HB 2017 - Changing the deadline for notices of nonrenewal of contracts for certificated school employees.
  2. HB 2133 - Maintaining privacy of student educational records.
  3. HB 1709 - Requiring a study to develop a state foreign language education interpreter training program.
  4. HB 1815 - Assuring that education-related information is appropriately provided to parents with diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds.
  5. HB 2200 - Authorizing increased compensation for school directors in districts enrolling twenty thousand or more students.

 

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Environment
1/15/14 1:30 pm

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

Work Session: Overview of programs to manage waste in Washington.

Public Hearing: HB 1579 - Concerning paint stewardship.

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Finance*
1/15/14 6:00 pm

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

REVISED 1/10/2014 1:30 PM

Public Hearing: HB 2198 - Providing tax relief to qualifying patients for purchases of marijuana for medical use.

Possible Executive Session:

  1. SHB 1170 - Modifying the income thresholds for the exemption and deferral property tax relief programs for senior citizens and persons retired because of physical disability.
  2. HB 1634 - Including the value of solar, biomass, and geothermal facilities in the property tax levy limit calculation.
  3. SHB 1960 - Establishing benefit assessment charges for metropolitan park districts.

 

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Government Operations & Elections*
1/15/14 1:30 pm

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

REVISED 1/13/2014 10:18 AM

Public Hearing: HB 2128 - Creating a public disclosure exemption for global positioning system data that shows the residence of an employee or agent of a criminal justice agency.

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Health Care & Wellness
1/15/14 8:00 am

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

Public Hearing: HB 2149 - Concerning medical marijuana.

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Higher Education
1/15/14 1:30 pm

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

Work Session: Plans for Expansion to Meet Higher Education Attainment Goals.
Public baccalaureate institutions.
 

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Local Government*
1/15/14 8:00 am

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

REVISED 1/9/2014 2:17 PM

Public Hearing:

  1. HB 2186 - Concerning local government selection of the appropriate sewer systems as part of growth management.
  2. HB 2187 - Extending the date by which counties participating in the voluntary stewardship program must review and, if necessary, revise development regulations that apply to critical areas in areas used for agricultural activities.
  3. HB 2188 - Authorizing the annexation of territory outside of, contiguous to, and that receives services from a diking district.


Possible Executive Session:

  1. SHB 1040 - Concerning real property valuation notices.
  2. HB 2114 - Clarifying the exemption in the public records act for customer information held by public utilities.
  3. HB 2157 - Concerning per diem compensation for flood control zone district supervisors.
  4. HB 2186 - Concerning local government selection of the appropriate sewer systems as part of growth management.
  5. HB 2187 - Extending the date by which counties participating in the voluntary stewardship program must review and, if necessary, revise development regulations that apply to critical areas in areas used for agricultural activities.
  6. HB 2188 - Authorizing the annexation of territory outside of, contiguous to, and that receives services from a diking district.
  7. HB 2189 - Concerning the administration and operation of flood control districts.

 

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Transportation
1/15/14 3:30 pm

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

Work Session:

  1. Focus on Trade: Washington Apples and the "Cold Train" Express Refrigerated Intermodal Service.
  2. American Society of Civil Engineers infrastructure report card.
  3. Fish Passage Barriers: the Problem and Potential Paths Forward.
    1. Briefing on the court-ordered injunction.
    2. Implications for the state.
    3. Potential concerns for other jurisdictions.
    4. Progress on coordinating a response.

 

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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


Commerce & Labor
1/15/14 1:30 pm

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

Work Session: Gaming and gambling in Washington.

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

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Early Learning & K-12 Education*
1/15/14 1:30 pm

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

REVISED 1/14/2014 4:11 PM

Work Session: Update on the Roadmap Project.

Public Hearing:

  1. SB 5246 - Clarifying the teacher and principal evaluation process with the intent of strengthening the process. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.) [S-3300.2].
  2. SB 5960 - Changing the requirements for the relevant multiple measures of student growth used in teacher and principal evaluations.
  3. SB 6055 - Specifying that student growth data elements used in teacher and principal evaluations include state-based tools and delaying the use of the evaluation results in making human resources and personnel decisions until the 2016-17 school year. (If measure is referred to 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/EDU/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
1/15/14 8:00 am

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

Work Session:

  1. Use tax exemption for recycled fuels.
  2. Environmental Legacy Stewardship Account (ELSA).


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

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Law & Justice*
1/15/14 1:30 pm

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

REVISED 1/14/2014 12:18 PM

Public Hearing:

  1. SB 5981 - Increasing the number of superior court judges in Mason county.
  2. SB 6010 - Establishing penalties for altered or shaved keys.
  3. SB 6009 - Establishing a special allegation for habitual property offenders.
  4. SB 6011 - Increasing penalties for random assaults.


Executive Session:

  1. SB 5967 - Modifying mental status evaluation provisions.
  2. SB 5966 - Concerning the possession or use of alcohol, cannabis products, and controlled substances in sentencing provisions.
  3. SB 6012 - Prohibiting the state bar association from charging fees to judicial members.
  4. SB 5999 - Concerning corporate entity conversions.
  5. SB 6014 - Concerning the operation of a vessel under the influence of an intoxicant.
  6. SGA 9096 - Janice E Ellis, Member, Sentencing Guidelines Commission.
  7. SGA 9144 - Maryann J Moreno, Member, Sentencing Guidelines Commission.
  8. SGA 9148 - Shawn M Murinko, Member, Human Rights Commission.
  9. SGA 9153 - Lenell Nussbaum, Member, Sentencing Guidelines Commission.
  10. SGA 9155 - Paul A Pastor, Member, Sentencing Guidelines Commission.
  11. SGA 9173 - Catherine Shaffer, Member, Sentencing Guidelines Commission.


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

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Transportation
1/15/14 3:30 pm

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

Work Session:

  1. Governor's proposed 2014 supplemental transportation budget - Office of Financial Management.
  2. American Society of Civil Engineers - 2013 Report Card for Washington's Infrastructure.
  3. Highway maintenance & preservation needs/costs - Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee.


Other business.

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Ways & Means*
1/15/14 3:30 pm

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

REVISED 1/10/2014 1:29 PM

Public Hearing: SB 6002 - Making 2014 supplemental operating appropriations:

  1. Elected Officials.
  2. K-12 education/early learning.
  3. Higher education.
  4. Health care.
  5. Long-term care, developmental disabilities, mental health.
  6. Juvenile rehabilitation, department of corrections.
  7. Children and family services.
  8. Other human services.
  9. Natural resources.
  10. General government/judicial agencies.
  11. All other.



Other business.




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