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Mon., Jan. 20, 2014, 11:14 a.m.

WA Lege Day 8: Not a holiday in Olympia

OLYMPIA -- The Legislature meets today despite the state holiday for Martin Luther King Day.

Not much floor action,but a full day of hearings on a potpourri of bills that include tougher rules for driving under the influence, changes to the state lottery, revised rules on reselling liquor, trying to make liquor theft more difficult, restricting tanning booths for minors and allowing state employees to opt out of some union dues for personal religious reasons.

A full list of hearings can be found inside the blog.

Legislative Meeting Schedule

Monday, January 20, 2014

Time

Committee

Location

 

10:00 AM

HOUSE SESSION/CAUCUS

   
 

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

 

12:00 PM

PRO FORMA SENATE SESSION

   

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

 
 

Early Learning & Human Services (H)

House Hearing Rm C

 
 

Education (H)

House Hearing Rm A

 
 

Government Accountability & Oversight (H)

House Hearing Rm E

 
 

Health Care & Wellness (H)

House Hearing Rm B

 
 

Local Government (H)

House Hearing Rm D

 

3:30 PM

Ways & Means (S)

Senate Hearing Rm 4

 
 

Transportation (H)

House Hearing Rm B

 


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House Committees


Early Learning & Human Services*
1/20/14 1:30 pm

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

REVISED 1/16/2014 3:02 PM

Public Hearing: HB 2282 - Changing provisions relating to the early learning advisory council.

Executive Session: HB 2165 - Concerning department of early learning fatality reviews.

Work Session:

  1. Washington State Institute of Public Policy cost benefit analysis of early childhood education.
  2. Children's mental health.

 

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Education
1/20/14 1:30 pm

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

Public Hearing:

  1. HB 1492 - Concerning waivers from school year requirements for purposes of economy and efficiency.
  2. HB 1735 - Concerning accountability in providing opportunities for certain students to participate in transition services.
  3. HB 2166 - Providing for educational data on students from military families.
  4. HB 2216 - Encouraging the inclusion of local history information in Washington state history and government curriculum.
  5. HB 2217 - Encouraging school districts to work with community partners to improve the utilization of K-12 capital facilities.

 

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Government Accountability & Oversight*
1/20/14 1:30 pm

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

REVISED 1/16/2014 7:47 AM

Public Hearing:

  1. HB 2098 - Making conforming amendments made necessary by reorganizing and streamlining central service functions, powers, and duties of state government.
  2. HB 2279 - Authorizing alternative sources for the state lottery.
  3. HB 2280 - Authorizing the state lottery to provide scratch tickets as a promotional activity.
  4. HB 2281 - Addressing state lottery efficiency.
  5. HB 2327 - Concerning the sales of growlers of wine or beer.


Executive Session:

  1. HB 1161 - Concerning sales for resale by retail licensees of liquor.
  2. HB 2155 - Preventing theft of alcoholic spirits from licensed retailers.

 

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Health Care & Wellness*
1/20/14 1:30 pm

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

REVISED 1/16/2014 2:28 PM

Public Hearing:

  1. HB 2321 - Concerning mid-level dental professionals.
  2. HB 2326 - Concerning the prescription of biological products.
  3. HB 2351 - Concerning the practice of out-of-state health care professionals volunteering in Washington.
  4. HB 2467 - Allowing dental benefits to be offered in the Washington state health benefit exchange separately or within a qualified health plan.

 

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Local Government*
1/20/14 1:30 pm

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

REVISED 1/16/2014 4:44 PM

Public Hearing:

  1. HB 2213 - Creating a joint legislative task force to determine the most appropriate and effective delivery of electrical code adoption, rule-making, and inspection services.
  2. HB 2214 - Concerning the training of code enforcement officials.
  3. HB 2218 - Concerning lake and beach management districts.
  4. HB 2311 - Addressing notice requirements for land use applications and decisions.
  5. HB 2301 - Concerning county financial actions for a concluded fiscal year.

 

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Transportation
1/20/14 3:30 pm

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

Work Session:

  1. State of the State of Transportation.
  2. Focus on Trade: Metro - Seattle - West.


Public Hearing:

  1. HB 2241 - Regarding aeronautic safety.
  2. HB 2255 - Concerning ambulance seat belt notification, air bags, and driver training.
  3. HB 2256 - Modifying when to display vehicle headlights.

 

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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
1/20/14 10:00 am

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

Work Session: Food Safety and Modernization Act -- Washington State Department of Agriculture.

Other business.

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Commerce & Labor*
1/20/14 1:30 pm

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

REVISED 1/17/2014 1:46 PM

Public Hearing:

  1. SB 5970 - Evaluating military training and experience toward meeting licensing requirements.
  2. SB 6115 - Exempting licensed private investigators from process server requirements.
  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 6103 - Concerning misrepresentation of a floral product business's geographic location.
  5. SB 5996 - Requiring the department of licensing to adopt rules regarding online learning for training in cosmetology, manicuring, barbering, esthetics, and instruction.
  6. SB 6053 - Addressing the payment of representation fees in lieu of regular union dues and fees.
  7. SB 6046 - Implementing procedures concerning certain whistleblowers.
  8. SB 6037 - Concerning whistleblowers in the electrical industry.


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

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Early Learning & K-12 Education*
1/20/14 1:30 pm

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

REVISED 1/17/2014 11:27 AM

Work Session: Update on student discipline.

Public Hearing:

  1. SB 6061 - Requiring adoption of high school academic acceleration policies.
  2. SB 6062 - Requiring internet access to public school data and expenditure information.
  3. SB 6129 - Concerning paraeducator development.


Executive Session: SB 5246 - Clarifying the teacher and principal evaluation process with the intent of strengthening the process.

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

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Governmental Operations*
1/20/14 10:00 am

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

REVISED 1/17/2014 10:39 AM

Public Hearing:

  1. SB 5908 - Concerning property tax refunds.
  2. SB 5987 - Providing an additional method for water-sewer districts to disburse funds.
  3. SB 6008 - Modifying water-sewer district provisions. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  4. SB 5995 - Concerning local government selection of the appropriate sewer systems as part of growth management.
  5. SB 6026 - Concerning county financial actions for a concluded fiscal year.
  6. SB 6015 - Reconciling election laws.
  7. SB 6006 - Concerning the treatment of population enumeration data, including exempting it from public inspection and copying.
  8. SGA 9226 - Allyson Brooks, Director, Dept. of Archaeology & Historic Preservation.


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/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 *
1/20/14 10:00 am

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

REVISED 1/17/2014 2:54 PM

Public Hearing:

  1. SB 5931 - Clarifying the requirements for health plans offered outside of the exchange.
  2. SB 6139 - Concerning the protection of patient health care information in the comprehensive hospital abstract reporting system.
  3. SB 6196 - Requiring physicians and physician assistants to provide requested demographic information at the time of license renewal.
  4. SB 6140 - Concerning the practice settings for certified chemical dependency professionals and trainees.
  5. SB 6073 - Concerning the treatment of eosinophilic gastrointestinal associated disorders.


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

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Human Services & Corrections*
1/20/14 10:00 am

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

REVISED 1/16/2014 3:19 PM

Public Hearing:

  1. SB 6022 - Protecting state hospital workers.
  2. SB 6094 - Authorizing the use of jail data for research purposes in the public interest.
  3. SB 6095 - Concerning background checks for persons with whom dependent children are placed.
  4. SB 6101 - Concerning extended foster care services.
  5. SB 6126 - Concerning representation of children in dependency matters.
  6. SB 6168 - Concerning review of licensing and employment decisions by the children's administration.


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

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Law & Justice*
1/20/14 1:30 pm

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

REVISED 1/17/2014 2:58 PM

Public Hearing:

  1. SB 5997 - Authorizing the termination of all legal responsibilities of a nonparent if genetic testing shows by clear and convincing evidence that a man is not the genetic father of a child.
  2. SB 5998 - Establishing the position and authority of warrant officers in first-class cities to enforce court orders and outstanding warrants.
  3. SB 5968 - Addressing the safe care of inmates and suspects in Washington hospitals.
  4. SB 6017 - Modifying seizure and forfeiture provisions.
  5. SB 6090 - Modifying driving under the influence and physical control of a vehicle under the influence provisions.


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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Ways & Means
1/20/14 3:30 pm

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

Work Session: K-12 Update:

  1. Quality Education Council (QEC) activities.
  2. Overview of LAP enhancement implementation & evidence-based committee activities.
  3. K-12 health benefits study.


Other business.




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