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WA Lege Day 12: Higher ed votes plus talk of booze, bees and drones

OLYMPIA -- The House may vote on a group of higher education bills this morning, and committee meetings will have the usual smorgasbord of topics.

House Technology & Economic Development will hear a bill on drones. Senate Commerce & Labor has several bills on booze. .House Public Safety scheduled votes on several bills including one on sexually violent predators. House Labor & Workforce Development will take up paid vacations and wage violations. House Agriculture & Natural Resources will get a briefing on declining bee populations.

Also, Native Americans, librarians and osteopaths all have their "lobbying day" today, with the appropriate gatherings or demonstrations.

A full hearing schedule can be found inside the blog.

Legislative Meeting Schedule

Friday, January 24, 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

 
 

Public Safety (H)

House Hearing Rm D

 

10:00 AM

PRO FORMA SENATE SESSION

   
 

HOUSE SESSION/CAUCUS

   

12:00 PM

Agriculture & Natural Resources (H)

House Hearing Rm A

 
 

Appropriations Subcommittee on Education (H)

House Hearing Rm A

 
 

Education (H)

House Hearing Rm A

 

1:30 PM

Agriculture & Natural Resources (H)

House Hearing Rm C

 
 

Judiciary (H)

House Hearing Rm A

 
 

Labor & Workforce Development (H)

House Hearing Rm D

 
 

Technology & Economic Development (H)

House Hearing Rm B

 


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House Committees


Agriculture & Natural Resources
1/24/14 12:00 pm

Watch on TVWHouse Full Committee
Jt. w/ House Approps Sub on Education & House Education

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

Work Session: Environmental Science Education Curriculum - A briefing on Science Education Outside the Classroom.

Agriculture & Natural Resources*
1/24/14 1:30 pm

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

REVISED 1/17/2014 7:26 AM

Work Session: Declining bee populations.

Public Hearing:

  1. HB 2103 - Specifying recovery for fire damages to public or private forested lands.
  2. HB 2427 - Addressing wildfires caused by incendiary devices.
  3. HB 2261 - Concerning the use of science to support significant agency actions.


Executive Session:

  1. HB 1827 - Concerning pass-through wholesale food distributors.
  2. HB 2251 - Concerning fish barrier removals.

 

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Appropriations Subcommittee on Education
1/24/14 12:00 pm

Watch on TVWHouse Full Committee
Jt. w/ House Ag. & Natural Resources & House Education

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

Work Session: Environmental Science Education Curriculum - A briefing on Science Education Outside the Classroom.

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Business & Financial Services*
1/24/14 8:00 am

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

REVISED 1/22/2014 4:06 PM

Public Hearing:

  1. HB 2237 - Concerning cosmetology training and licensure requirements.
  2. HB 2448 - Transferring the insurance and financial responsibility program.
  3. HB 2512 - Concerning cosmetology, hair design, barbering, esthetics, and manicuring.


Possible Executive Session:

  1. HB 2162 - Concerning body art, body piercing, tattooing, and permanent cosmetics.
  2. HB 2370 - Concerning expiration dates related to real estate broker provisions.
  3. HB 2375 - Allowing appraisers to place a lien on property for unpaid balances for services rendered.
  4. HB 2424 - Concerning self-service storage facilities.
  5. HB 2461 - Addressing the financial solvency of insurance companies.
  6. HB 2534 - Requiring fingerprint background checks for the licensing of vehicle dealers and security guards.

 

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Community Development, Housing & Tribal Affairs*
1/24/14 1:30 pm

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

MEETING CANCELLED.

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Education
1/24/14 12:00 pm

Watch on TVWHouse Full Committee
Jt. w/ House Approps Sub on Education & House Ag. & Natural Resources

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

Work Session: Environmental Science Education Curriculum - A briefing on Science Education Outside the Classroom.

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Environment*
1/24/14 8:00 am

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

REVISED 1/16/2014 12:15 PM

Public Hearing:

  1. HB 2312 - Involving communities in environmental decision making.
  2. HB 2414 - Concerning water conservation appliances.
  3. HB 2438 - Making technical corrections to various environmental statutes of the department of ecology and the pollution control hearings board.
  4. HB 2439 - Updating specified environmental statutes of the department of ecology to improve efficiency and provide for increased flexibility for local governments.

 

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Government Operations & Elections*
1/24/14 8:00 am

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

REVISED 1/20/2014 11:18 AM

Public Hearing:

  1. HB 2202 - Concerning the establishment of an open data policy to facilitate sharing and publication of government data.
  2. HB 2248 - Increasing the number of days allowed to accrue as unused annual leave.
  3. HB 2376 - Exempting agency employee driver's license numbers, identicard numbers, and identification numbers from public inspection and copying.


Executive Session:

  1. HB 1510 - Modifying write-in voting provisions.
  2. HB 2263 - Naming the chair and vice chair of state and county political committees.

 

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Higher Education*
1/24/14 8:00 am

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

REVISED 1/20/2014 11:10 AM

Public Hearing:

  1. HB 2228 - Providing parity of consumer protection procedures for all students attending licensed private vocational schools.
  2. HB 2383 - Integrating career and college readiness standards into K-12 and higher education policies and practices.
  3. HB 2398 - Permitting community colleges that confer applied baccalaureate degrees to confer honorary bachelor of applied science degrees.
  4. HB 2429 - Creating the Washington advance higher education loan program.
  5. HB 2336 - Increasing transparency in higher education by requiring certain departmental budget detail to be available online.
  6. HB 2434 - Authorizing an increase in the total outstanding indebtedness of the higher education facilities authority.

 

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Judiciary*
1/24/14 1:30 pm

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

REVISED 1/21/2014 12:04 PM

Public Hearing:

  1. HB 2240 - Concerning reserve studies for certain unit owners' associations.
  2. HB 1458 - Repealing provisions restricting outings from state facilities.
  3. HB 1963 - Standards for detention of persons with mental disorders or chemical dependency.
  4. HB 2287 - Concerning the regulation of legal service organizations.
  5. HB 2391 - Requiring the department of licensing to conduct a review of the need for regulation of process servers.

 

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Labor & Workforce Development*
1/24/14 1:30 pm

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

REVISED 1/23/2014 2:12 PM

Public Hearing:

  1. HB 2238 - Addressing paid vacation leave.
  2. HB 2318 - Addressing contractor liability for industrial insurance premiums for not-for-profit nonemergency medicaid transportation brokers.
  3. HB 2526 - Increasing the use of apprenticeships.


Executive Session:

  1. HB 2253 - Concerning telecommunications installations.
  2. HB 2254 - Concerning telecommunications work experience for purposes of eligibility toward limited energy specialty electrician certification.
  3. HB 2275 - Concerning whistleblowers in the electrical industry.
  4. HB 2152 - Addressing industrial insurance requirements and options for owners and lessees of for hire vehicles, limousines, and taxicabs.
  5. HB 2331 - Concerning certified payroll records on public works projects.
  6. HB 2332 - Providing damages for wage violations.
  7. HB 2333 - Concerning the employee antiretaliation act.
  8. HB 2334 - Simplifying and enforcing employee status under employment laws to ensure fairness to employers and employees and address the underground economy.
  9. HB 2500 - Requiring completion of an apprenticeship program to receive a journeyman or residential specialty electrician certificate of competency.

 

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Public Safety*
1/24/14 8:00 am

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

REVISED 1/17/2014 9:59 AM

Public Hearing:

  1. SHB 1126 - Concerning state fire service mobilization.
  2. HB 2163 - Establishing dextromethorphan provisions.


Possible Executive Session:

  1. SHB 1126 - Concerning state fire service mobilization.
  2. HB 1171 - Prohibiting the release of defendants charged with a sex or violent offense without the payment of bail pending trial.
  3. HB 2057 - Modifying arrest without warrant provisions.
  4. HB 2107 - Eliminating the disparate treatment of HIV in the criminal justice system.
  5. HB 2116 - Reducing the penalty for possession of controlled substances.
  6. HB 2122 - Concerning sexually violent predators.
  7. HB 2124 - Concerning the continuity of government and operations in the event of an emergency, disaster, or attack.
  8. HB 2194 - Concerning the offender score for domestic violence against a child.
  9. HB 2205 - Modifying mental status evaluation provisions.
  10. HB 2206 - Concerning the possession or use of alcohol, cannabis products, and controlled substances in sentencing provisions.
  11. HJR 4212 - Amending the state Constitution to provide continuity of state and local government during emergencies and disasters.

 

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Technology & Economic Development
1/24/14 1:30 pm

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

Executive Session:

  1. HB 2112 - 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.
  2. HB 1643 - Regarding energy conservation under the energy independence act.
  3. HB 2183 - Maintaining a robust, clean, and job rich energy policy in the state of Washington that builds upon the goals created by the energy independence act.
  4. HB 2175 - Removing barriers to economic development in the telecommunications industry.
  5. HB 2178 - Concerning unmanned aircraft.

 

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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*
1/24/14 8:00 am

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

REVISED 1/23/2014 1:01 PM

Public Hearing:

  1. SB 6131 - Modifying special occasion licenses provisions. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  2. SB 6136 - Concerning the sale of beer by grocery store licensees.
  3. SB 6222 - Streamlining and simplifying alcohol permits and licenses.
  4. SB 6226 - Concerning sales by craft and general licensed distilleries of spirits for off-premise consumption and spirits samples for on-premise consumption. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  5. SB 6250 - Requiring submission of digital copies of public employees' collective bargaining agreements.
  6. SB 6148 - Concerning snack bar licenses.
  7. SB 6159 - Concerning the regulation of alcoholic beverages.


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

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Early Learning & K-12 Education*
1/24/14 8:00 am

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

REVISED 1/23/2014 11:36 AM

Public Hearing:

  1. SGA 9120 - Takiyah Jackson, Member, Professional Educator Standards Board.
  2. SGA 9187 - Jodi N Thew, Member, Professional Educator Standards Board.
  3. SGA 9201 - Noah Zeichner, Member, Professional Educator Standards Board.
  4. SGA 9305 - Damien J Pattenaude, Member, Professional Educator Standards Board.
  5. SB 6153 - Requiring the collection of teacher attendance that matches student, course, and teacher.
  6. SB 6152 - Changing explicit alternative routes to teacher certification program requirements to expectations for program outcomes.
  7. SB 6418 - Creating flexibility for the educator retooling conditional scholarship program. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.) (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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Law & Justice*
1/24/14 8:00 am

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

REVISED 1/17/2014 3:35 PM

Public Hearing:

  1. SB 6219 - Concerning actions for damage arising from vehicular traffic on a primitive road.
  2. SB 6191 - Increasing the seriousness level for manslaughter in the second degree.
  3. SB 6218 - Modifying peace officer certification provisions.
  4. SB 5020 - Modifying indigent defense provisions. (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/LAW/Pages/default.aspx, as soon as they are available. Possible executive session on bills heard in committee. Other business.

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