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Fri., Jan. 17, 2014, 6:01 a.m.

WA Lege Day 5: A smorgasbord of issues

OLYMPIA -- The Legislature has a smorgasbord of issues on its hearing schedule today.

Genetically modified fish. Old convictions for tribal fishing protests. Ski lift safety. EPI pens. Sexually violent predators. Crooks in body armor.

All those and more will be the subjects of bills in various committees.

A complete schedule of hearings can be found inside the blog. 

Legislative Meeting Schedule

Friday, January 17, 2014

Time

Committee

Location

 

8:00 AM

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

 

10:00 AM

PRO FORMA SENATE SESSION

   
 

SENATE DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS

   
 

HOUSE SESSION/CAUCUS

   

1:30 PM

Agriculture & Natural Resources (H)

House Hearing Rm C

 
 

Community Development, Housing & Tribal Affairs (H)

House Hearing Rm E

 
 

Judiciary (H)

House Hearing Rm A

 
 

Technology & Economic Development (H)

House Hearing Rm B

 


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House Committees


Agriculture & Natural Resources*
1/17/14 1:30 pm

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

REVISED 1/13/2014 2:19 PM

Public Hearing:

  1. HB 2143 - Regarding genetically modified finfish.
  2. HB 1827 - Concerning pass-through wholesale food distributors.
  3. HB 2251 - Concerning fish barrier removals.

 

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Business & Financial Services*
1/17/14 8:00 am

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

REVISED 1/13/2014 5:50 PM

Public Hearing:

  1. HB 1572 - Addressing nonprofit debt adjusters.
  2. HB 2141 - Addressing banks and trust companies.
  3. HB 2023 - Allowing crowdfunding for certain small securities offerings.
  4. HB 2211 - Addressing surplus lines of insurance.


Possible Executive Session:

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

 

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Community Development, Housing & Tribal Affairs
1/17/14 1:30 pm

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

Work Session: The Urban Indian Experience.

Executive Session: HB 2080 - Vacating convictions for certain tribal fishing activities.

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Environment*
1/17/14 8:00 am

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

REVISED 1/13/2014 12:02 PM

Work Session: Overview of Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission.

Public Hearing:

  1. HB 2151 - Concerning recreational trails.
  2. HB 2225 - Concerning the Milwaukee Road corridor.
  3. HB 2226 - Concerning state parks partnership opportunities.
  4. HB 2227 - Regarding the safety of ski area conveyances.

 

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Government Operations & Elections
1/17/14 8:00 am

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

Public Hearing:

  1. HB 1102 - Modifying ballot processing provisions.
  2. HB 2106 - Concerning primaries for county offices.

 

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Higher Education*
1/17/14 8:00 am

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

REVISED 1/13/2014 8:49 AM

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

  1. The State Board for Community and Technical Colleges and community and technical college presidents.
  2. Independent Colleges of Washington.



Public Hearing: HB 2109 - Concerning the development of residency training programs to recruit and retain primary care physicians in rural and underserved areas of the state. (If measure is referred to committee.)

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Judiciary*
1/17/14 1:30 pm

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

REVISED 1/10/2014 4:29 PM

Public Hearing:

  1. HB 2169 - Creating the international commercial arbitration act.
  2. HB 2195 - Concerning involuntary medication for maintaining the level of restoration in jail.

 

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Technology & Economic Development*
1/17/14 1:30 pm

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

REVISED 1/10/2014 11:19 AM

Public Hearing:

  1. HB 1303 - Extending the business and occupation tax credit for research and development.
  2. HB 2101 - Creating the rural Washington natural gas access and investment account.
  3. HB 2177 - Concerning the expansion of natural gas infrastructure in rural or underserved areas.
  4. HB 2175 - Removing barriers to economic development in the telecommunications industry.

 

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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
1/17/14 8:00 am

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

Public Hearing: Lummi Nation compact amendment hearing.

Work Session:

  1. Update from Employment Security Department.
  2. Continuing education requirements for engineers.


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

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Early Learning & K-12 Education*
1/17/14 8:00 am

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

REVISED 1/15/2014 3:46 PM

Possible Executive Session: Bills heard in committee.

Work Session:

  1. Update on Early Learning.
  2. Update on Home Visiting.


Public Hearing:

  1. SB 6013 - Making a technical correction to school law governing the use of epinephrine autoinjectors (EPI pens).
  2. SB 6067 - Requiring the department of early learning to adopt a single set of licensing standards for child care and the early childhood education and assistance program.
  3. SB 6068 - Concerning the continuity and stability of child care.
  4. SB 6127 - Improving quality in the early care and education system.


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

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Law & Justice*
1/17/14 8:00 am

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

REVISED 1/15/2014 9:55 AM

Public Hearing:

  1. SB 5965 - Concerning sexually violent predators. (If measure is referred to committee.)
  2. SB 6024 - Modifying organized retail theft provisions.
  3. SB 6025 - Creating a sentence enhancement for body armor.
  4. SB 6085 - Concerning prior offenses within fifteen years for driving under the influence or physical control of a vehicle violations.
  5. School searches [S-3380.1].


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

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