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Wed., Jan. 29, 2014, 10:17 a.m.

WA Lege Day 17: Of ice cream, guns, oysters and Palouse Falls

OLYMPIA -- This is one of the favorite days of the Legislative session for members, staff, lobbyists -- and yes, even reporters -- Dairy Day.

The state's dairy farmers make a show of strength to lobby their legislators, the Dairy Ambassadors (once called Dairy Princesses in less politically aware days) make a floor speech. And there's free ice cream handed out in the Capitol Building at noon. 

And no, Spin Control doesn't take any, because The Spokesman-Review has strong rules against taking freebies.

There's another full day of hearings, including the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the two gun control hearings. It might not be quite as packed as yesterday's House Judiciary Committee hearing, because former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords isn't scheduled to attend. But any gun control proposal is likely to draw a crowd.

Also on tap this afternoon in the House Government Operations Committee is a hearing on a proposal to pass out two official "state" designations. A group of students from Washtucna will be testifying in support of naming Palouse Falls the state waterfall.

They'll have to share time with another group that wants the Legislature to declare the Olympia oyster the state oyster.

A full list of committee hearings appears inside the blog.

  

Legislative Meeting Schedule

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Time

Committee

Location

 

8:00 AM

Energy, Environment & Telecommunications (S)

Senate Hearing Rm 4

 
 

Early Learning & Human Services (H)

House Hearing Rm C

 
 

Education (H)

House Hearing Rm A

 
 

Health Care & Wellness (H)

House Hearing Rm B

 
 

Local Government (H)

House Hearing Rm D

 

10:00 AM

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 3

 
 

Law & Justice (S)

Senate Hearing Rm 1

 
 

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

 

3:30 PM

Transportation (S)

Senate Hearing Rm 1

 
 

Ways & Means (S)

Senate Hearing Rm 4

 
 

Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government & Information Technology (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

 


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House Committees


Appropriations Subcommittee on Education
1/29/14 3:30 pm

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

Work Session: K-12 Pupil Transportation.

Public Hearing:

  1. HB 2553 - Authorizing competitive grants to persistently lowest-achieving schools to implement models of family and community engagement.
  2. HB 2554 - Expanding the urban school turnaround initiative.
  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.

 

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Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government & Information Technology*
1/29/14 3:30 pm

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

REVISED 1/23/2014 8:20 AM

Public Hearing:

  1. SHB 1438 - Concerning de facto changes in water rights for irrigation purposes that involved conversion to more efficient irrigation technologies.
  2. ESHB 1651 - Concerning access to juvenile records.
  3. HB 2125 - Removing the requirements that all fines collected be credited to the Washington horse racing commission class C purse fund account.
  4. HB 2156 - Waiving the penalty for failure to comply with the display requirements for the discover pass, day-use permit, or vehicle access pass.
  5. HB 2307 - Concerning the minority and women's business enterprises account.


Possible Executive Session:

  1. SHB 1438 - Concerning de facto changes in water rights for irrigation purposes that involved conversion to more efficient irrigation technologies.
  2. ESHB 1651 - Concerning access to juvenile records.
  3. HB 2125 - Removing the requirements that all fines collected be credited to the Washington horse racing commission class C purse fund account.
  4. HB 2156 - Waiving the penalty for failure to comply with the display requirements for the discover pass, day-use permit, or vehicle access pass.
  5. HB 2307 - Concerning the minority and women's business enterprises account.

 

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Appropriations Subcommittee on Health & Human Services*
1/29/14 3:30 pm

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

REVISED 1/24/2014 11:15 AM

Work Session:

  1. Update on Medicaid Prescription Drug Cost Containment.
  2. Update on the Medicaid Emergency Room Best Practices Initiative.
  3. Update on the Health Technology Assessment Program.
  4. Update on Electronic Medical Records.
  5. Update on the Work of the Bree Collaborative.

 

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Business & Financial Services*
1/29/14 1:30 pm

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

REVISED 1/28/2014 1:17 PM

Public Hearing:

  1. HB 2524 - Concerning manufacturer and new motor vehicle dealer franchise agreements.
  2. HB 2600 - Prohibiting automobile insurers from committing certain unfair practices.


Possible Executive Session:

  1. HB 2237 - Concerning cosmetology training and licensure requirements.
  2. HB 2375 - Allowing appraisers to place a lien on property for unpaid balances for services rendered.
  3. HB 2448 - Transferring the insurance and financial responsibility program.
  4. HB 2424 - Concerning self-service storage facilities.
  5. HB 2461 - Addressing the financial solvency of insurance companies.
  6. HB 2512 - Concerning cosmetology, hair design, barbering, esthetics, and manicuring.
  7. HB 2384 - Concerning debt adjusting services.
  8. HB 2385 - Concerning fiduciary duties of debt adjusters.
  9. HB 2670 - Concerning licensure of persons providing debt settlement services.

 

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Early Learning & Human Services*
1/29/14 8:00 am

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

REVISED 1/28/2014 8:21 AM

Public Hearing:

  1. SHB 1594 - Concerning interviewing children in child protective services investigations at children's advocacy centers.
  2. HB 2455 - Concerning placement of certain juveniles arrested for nonfelonious domestic violence.
  3. HB 2535 - Concerning review of licensing, unsupervised access to children, and employment decisions by the children's administration.
  4. HB 2505 - Requiring photo identification on electronic benefit cards.
  5. HB 2582 - Concerning filing a petition seeking termination of parental rights.


Possible Executive Session:

  1. HB 2337 - Concerning public-private financing for prevention-focused social services and health care services.
  2. HB 2335 - Concerning extended foster care services.
  3. HB 2191 - Concerning compliance with inspections of child care facilities.

 

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Education*
1/29/14 8:00 am

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

REVISED 1/28/2014 8:20 AM

Public Hearing:

  1. HB 2583 - Adding charter school chief executive officers to the list of individuals who may file complaints of unprofessional conduct regarding certificated employees.
  2. HB 2358 - Adopting a definition of professional learning.
  3. HB 2350 - Allowing valid portable background check clearance cards issued by the department of early learning to be used by certain educational employees and their contractors for purposes of their background check requirements.


Possible Executive Session:

  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.
  6. HB 2540 - Establishing career and technical course equivalencies in science and mathematics.
  7. HB 2133 - Maintaining privacy of student educational records.

 

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Environment*
1/29/14 1:30 pm

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

REVISED 1/23/2014 10:56 AM

Public Hearing:

  1. HB 2294 - Increasing penalties for littering.
  2. HB 2072 - Concerning collected compostable waste.
  3. HB 2478 - Providing technical assistance to achieve voluntary compliance with water pollution control statutes.
  4. HB 2636 - Streamlining statutorily required environmental reports by government entities.

 

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Government Accountability & Oversight*
1/29/14 8:00 am

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

MEETING CANCELLED.

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Government Operations & Elections*
1/29/14 1:30 pm

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

REVISED 1/23/2014 3:04 PM

Public Hearing:

  1. HB 2119 - Designating Palouse falls as the state waterfall.
  2. HB 2387 - Declaring the Ostrea lurida the official oyster of the state of Washington.
  3. HB 2622 - Designating the central Washington state fair as the official state fair.


Executive Session:

  1. HB 2248 - Increasing the number of days allowed to accrue as unused annual leave.
  2. HB 2376 - Exempting agency employee driver's license numbers, identicard numbers, and identification numbers from public inspection and copying.
  3. HB 2202 - Concerning the establishment of an open data policy to facilitate sharing and publication of government data.
  4. HB 2119 - Designating Palouse falls as the state waterfall.
  5. HB 2387 - Declaring the Ostrea lurida the official oyster of the state of Washington.

 

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Health Care & Wellness
1/29/14 8:00 am

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

Public Hearing:

  1. HB 2329 - Creating the breastfeeding-friendly Washington designation.
  2. HB 2544 - Concerning newborn screening.
  3. HB 2570 - Concerning term limits for members of the medical quality assurance commission.
  4. HB 2565 - Concerning a mutual accountability model for clinical practices and healthy behaviors.
  5. HB 2643 - Concerning efforts with private and public partnerships to help produce Washington's healthiest next generation.

 

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Higher Education*
1/29/14 1:30 pm

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

REVISED 1/28/2014 1:24 PM

Executive Session:

  1. HB 2352 - Establishing an online alternative credit degree program.
  2. HB 2285 - Requiring a review of institution of higher education policies related to dual credit coursework.
  3. HB 2396 - Addressing barriers for students to participate in the running start program.
  4. HB 2383 - Integrating career and college readiness standards into K-12 and higher education policies and practices.
  5. HB 2398 - Permitting community colleges that confer applied baccalaureate degrees to confer honorary bachelor of applied science degrees.
  6. HB 2336 - Increasing transparency in higher education by requiring certain departmental budget detail to be available online.
  7. HB 2486 - Addressing the implementation of inmate postsecondary education degree programs to reduce recidivism.
  8. HB 2429 - Creating the Washington advance higher education loan program.
  9. HB 2434 - Authorizing an increase in the total outstanding indebtedness of the higher education facilities authority.
  10. HB 2443 - Requiring earnings and employment data for completers of higher education degrees, apprenticeships, and certificates awarded by institutions of higher education.


Public Hearing:

  1. HB 2546 - Decodifying, expiring, and making technical clarifications to higher education provisions.
  2. HB 2613 - Creating efficiencies for institutions of higher education.
  3. HB 2626 - Concerning statewide educational attainment goals.

 

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Local Government*
1/29/14 8:00 am

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

REVISED 1/28/2014 12:00 PM

Public Hearing:

  1. HB 2234 - Addressing vesting under comprehensive plans or development regulations determined to be invalid by the growth management hearings board.
  2. HB 2245 - Addressing vesting in urban growth areas with recently added territory.
  3. HB 2288 - Limiting the authority of growth management hearings boards to hear petitions challenging the regulation of permit exempt wells.
  4. HB 2499 - Permitting school siting outside of urban growth areas.


Possible Executive Session:

  1. HB 2298 - Changing the definition of capital projects to include technology infrastructure.
  2. HB 2278 - Concerning interlocal agreements for ambulance services between fire protection districts and contiguous cities.
  3. HB 2433 - Requiring a city or town to notify light and power businesses and gas distribution businesses of annexed areas and affected properties.
  4. HB 2547 - Providing for the creation of a less than countywide port district within a county containing no port districts.

 

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Public Safety*
1/29/14 1:30 pm

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

REVISED 1/27/2014 1:21 PM

Public Hearing:

  1. HB 1862 - Determining sentences for multiple offenses and enhancements.
  2. HB 2468 - Clarifying the retention of biological material collected during criminal investigation.
  3. HB 2543 - Concerning electronic monitoring.
  4. HB 2557 - Concerning residence locations of felony sex offenders of minors.
  5. HB 2644 - Concerning coercion of involuntary servitude.


Possible Executive Session:

  1. HB 2107 - Eliminating the disparate treatment of HIV in the criminal justice system.
  2. HB 2116 - Reducing the penalty for possession of controlled substances.
  3. HB 2163 - Establishing dextromethorphan provisions.
  4. HB 2205 - Modifying mental status evaluation provisions.
  5. HB 2265 - Prohibiting general power of attorney provisions in bail bond agreements.
  6. HB 2341 - Concerning indecent liberties by a clergy member.
  7. HB 2394 - Concerning state liquor control board enforcement officers.
  8. HB 2484 - Modifying drug offender sentencing alternatives.
  9. HB 2518 - Creating the pilot identicard program.

 

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Transportation*
1/29/14 3:30 pm

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

REVISED 1/28/2014 8:35 AM

Public Hearing:

  1. HB 2482 - Creating a fee exemption for the disclosure of vehicle owner information.
  2. HB 2494 - Creating a motorcycle road guard certificate.
  3. HB 2495 - Modifying references to manufacturing standards for motorcycle helmets.
  4. HB 2528 - Prohibiting the placement of tow truck operators in legal jeopardy in handling unmarked government vehicles.


Possible Executive Session:

  1. SHB 1129 - Concerning ferry vessel replacement.
  2. HB 1286 - Authorizing the sale or exchange of unused department of transportation lands to federally recognized Indian tribes.
  3. ESHB 1620 - Concerning passenger-carrying vehicles for railroad employees.
  4. SHB 2041 - Repealing the deduction for handling losses of motor vehicle fuel.
  5. HB 2071 - Authorizing expedited permitting and contracting for Washington state bridges deemed structurally deficient.
  6. HB 2086 - Concerning smoking in motor vehicles carrying minors.
  7. HB 2100 - Creating Seattle University special license plates.
  8. HB 2111 - Concerning the enforcement of regional transit authority fares.
  9. HB 2137 - Modifying provisions governing commercial motor vehicles.
  10. HB 2182 - Concerning ferry districts in counties with a population of one million or more.
  11. HB 2241 - Regarding aeronautic safety.
  12. HB 2255 - Concerning ambulance seat belt notification, air bags, and driver training.
  13. HB 2256 - Modifying when to display vehicle headlights.
  14. HB 2267 - Creating passenger-only ferry service districts.
  15. HB 2343 - Allowing for a veteran designation on drivers' licenses and identicards.
  16. HB 2346 - Coordinating the removal of fish passage barriers.
  17. HB 2348 - Concerning heavy haul industrial corridors.
  18. HB 2372 - Concerning monetary penalties for failing to register a vehicle.
  19. HB 2397 - Concerning Medal of Honor special license plates.
  20. HB 2404 - Expanding the definition of an electric personal assistive mobility device.
  21. HB 2420 - Authorizing Congressional Medal of Honor recipients to receive special license plates for up to two motor vehicles.
  22. HB 2426 - Authorizing local authorities to continue operating automated traffic safety cameras to detect speed violations outside of school speed zones after participating in a pilot program for at least three consecutive years.
  23. HB 2463 - Concerning special parking privileges for persons with disabilities.
  24. HB 2470 - Concerning the payment of certain monetary penalties by rental car businesses.

 

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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*
1/29/14 1:30 pm

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

REVISED 1/28/2014 4:23 PM

Public Hearing:

  1. SB 6272 - Concerning manufacturer and new motor vehicle dealer franchise agreements. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  2. SB 6307 - Preempting local employment laws and contracts.
  3. SB 6471 - Creating a teen summer employment wage. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  4. Establishing a temporary teen training wage [S-3857.2].


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*
1/29/14 1:30 pm

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

REVISED 1/28/2014 8:44 AM

Public Hearing:

  1. SGA 9215 - Bette Hyde, Director, Washington State Department of Early Learning.
  2. SB 6074 - Enacting provisions to improve educational outcomes for homeless students.
  3. SB 6163 - Creating the summer knowledge improvement pilot program.
  4. SB 6209 - Concerning expanded learning opportunities.
  5. SB 6336 - Promoting expanded learning opportunities as a strategy to close the educational opportunity gap and prevent summer learning loss.
  6. SB 5958 - Concerning accountability in providing opportunities for certain students to participate in transition services.


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

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Energy, Environment & Telecommunications*
1/29/14 8:00 am

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

REVISED 1/23/2014 10:22 AM

Public Hearing:

  1. SB 6264 - Capping the amount of the greenhouse gas reporting fee.
  2. SB 6368 - Adjusting the dollar threshold for substantial development under the shoreline management act for certain pleasure craft-related construction.
  3. SB 6381 - Concerning watershed councils in the Puget Sound basin.


Work Session: Climate change- continued from January 28 meeting.

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

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Law & Justice
1/29/14 1:30 pm

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

Public Hearing:

  1. SI 591 - Protect our gun rights.
  2. SI 594 - Gun sales background check.


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

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Transportation*
1/29/14 3:30 pm

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

REVISED 1/27/2014 5:01 PM

Public Hearing:

  1. SB 6150 - Concerning Medal of Honor special license plates. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  2. SB 6109 - Concerning the processing of certain motor vehicle-related violations applicable to rental cars.
  3. SB 6280 - Concerning department of transportation numbers for commercial motor vehicles. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  4. SB 6296 - Requiring an electric motorcycle registration renewal fee.


If draft bills, proposed substitutes, or striking amendments are to be heard, they can be obtained by committee staff or on the committee's website, http://www.leg.wa.gov/Senate/Committees/TRAN/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
1/29/14 3:30 pm

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

Work Session:

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Legislative Meeting Schedule

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Time

Committee

Location

 

8:00 AM

Energy, Environment & Telecommunications (S)

Senate Hearing Rm 4

 
 

Early Learning & Human Services (H)

House Hearing Rm C

 
 

Education (H)

House Hearing Rm A

 
 

Health Care & Wellness (H)

House Hearing Rm B

 
 

Local Government (H)

House Hearing Rm D

 

10:00 AM

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 3

 
 

Law & Justice (S)

Senate Hearing Rm 1

 
 

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

 

3:30 PM

Transportation (S)

Senate Hearing Rm 1

 
 

Ways & Means (S)

Senate Hearing Rm 4

 
 

Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government & Information Technology (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

 


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House Committees


Appropriations Subcommittee on Education
1/29/14 3:30 pm

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

Work Session: K-12 Pupil Transportation.

Public Hearing:

  1. HB 2553 - Authorizing competitive grants to persistently lowest-achieving schools to implement models of family and community engagement.
  2. HB 2554 - Expanding the urban school turnaround initiative.
  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.

 

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Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government & Information Technology*
1/29/14 3:30 pm

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

REVISED 1/23/2014 8:20 AM

Public Hearing:

  1. SHB 1438 - Concerning de facto changes in water rights for irrigation purposes that involved conversion to more efficient irrigation technologies.
  2. ESHB 1651 - Concerning access to juvenile records.
  3. HB 2125 - Removing the requirements that all fines collected be credited to the Washington horse racing commission class C purse fund account.
  4. HB 2156 - Waiving the penalty for failure to comply with the display requirements for the discover pass, day-use permit, or vehicle access pass.
  5. HB 2307 - Concerning the minority and women's business enterprises account.


Possible Executive Session:

  1. SHB 1438 - Concerning de facto changes in water rights for irrigation purposes that involved conversion to more efficient irrigation technologies.
  2. ESHB 1651 - Concerning access to juvenile records.
  3. HB 2125 - Removing the requirements that all fines collected be credited to the Washington horse racing commission class C purse fund account.
  4. HB 2156 - Waiving the penalty for failure to comply with the display requirements for the discover pass, day-use permit, or vehicle access pass.
  5. HB 2307 - Concerning the minority and women's business enterprises account.

 

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Appropriations Subcommittee on Health & Human Services*
1/29/14 3:30 pm

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

REVISED 1/24/2014 11:15 AM

Work Session:

  1. Update on Medicaid Prescription Drug Cost Containment.
  2. Update on the Medicaid Emergency Room Best Practices Initiative.
  3. Update on the Health Technology Assessment Program.
  4. Update on Electronic Medical Records.
  5. Update on the Work of the Bree Collaborative.

 

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Business & Financial Services*
1/29/14 1:30 pm

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

REVISED 1/28/2014 1:17 PM

Public Hearing:

  1. HB 2524 - Concerning manufacturer and new motor vehicle dealer franchise agreements.
  2. HB 2600 - Prohibiting automobile insurers from committing certain unfair practices.


Possible Executive Session:

  1. HB 2237 - Concerning cosmetology training and licensure requirements.
  2. HB 2375 - Allowing appraisers to place a lien on property for unpaid balances for services rendered.
  3. HB 2448 - Transferring the insurance and financial responsibility program.
  4. HB 2424 - Concerning self-service storage facilities.
  5. HB 2461 - Addressing the financial solvency of insurance companies.
  6. HB 2512 - Concerning cosmetology, hair design, barbering, esthetics, and manicuring.
  7. HB 2384 - Concerning debt adjusting services.
  8. HB 2385 - Concerning fiduciary duties of debt adjusters.
  9. HB 2670 - Concerning licensure of persons providing debt settlement services.

 

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Early Learning & Human Services*
1/29/14 8:00 am

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

REVISED 1/28/2014 8:21 AM

Public Hearing:

  1. SHB 1594 - Concerning interviewing children in child protective services investigations at children's advocacy centers.
  2. HB 2455 - Concerning placement of certain juveniles arrested for nonfelonious domestic violence.
  3. HB 2535 - Concerning review of licensing, unsupervised access to children, and employment decisions by the children's administration.
  4. HB 2505 - Requiring photo identification on electronic benefit cards.
  5. HB 2582 - Concerning filing a petition seeking termination of parental rights.


Possible Executive Session:

  1. HB 2337 - Concerning public-private financing for prevention-focused social services and health care services.
  2. HB 2335 - Concerning extended foster care services.
  3. HB 2191 - Concerning compliance with inspections of child care facilities.

 

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Education*
1/29/14 8:00 am

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

REVISED 1/28/2014 8:20 AM

Public Hearing:

  1. HB 2583 - Adding charter school chief executive officers to the list of individuals who may file complaints of unprofessional conduct regarding certificated employees.
  2. HB 2358 - Adopting a definition of professional learning.
  3. HB 2350 - Allowing valid portable background check clearance cards issued by the department of early learning to be used by certain educational employees and their contractors for purposes of their background check requirements.


Possible Executive Session:

  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.
  6. HB 2540 - Establishing career and technical course equivalencies in science and mathematics.
  7. HB 2133 - Maintaining privacy of student educational records.

 

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Environment*
1/29/14 1:30 pm

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

REVISED 1/23/2014 10:56 AM

Public Hearing:

  1. HB 2294 - Increasing penalties for littering.
  2. HB 2072 - Concerning collected compostable waste.
  3. HB 2478 - Providing technical assistance to achieve voluntary compliance with water pollution control statutes.
  4. HB 2636 - Streamlining statutorily required environmental reports by government entities.

 

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Government Accountability & Oversight*
1/29/14 8:00 am

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

MEETING CANCELLED.

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Government Operations & Elections*
1/29/14 1:30 pm

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

REVISED 1/23/2014 3:04 PM

Public Hearing:

  1. HB 2119 - Designating Palouse falls as the state waterfall.
  2. HB 2387 - Declaring the Ostrea lurida the official oyster of the state of Washington.
  3. HB 2622 - Designating the central Washington state fair as the official state fair.


Executive Session:

  1. HB 2248 - Increasing the number of days allowed to accrue as unused annual leave.
  2. HB 2376 - Exempting agency employee driver's license numbers, identicard numbers, and identification numbers from public inspection and copying.
  3. HB 2202 - Concerning the establishment of an open data policy to facilitate sharing and publication of government data.
  4. HB 2119 - Designating Palouse falls as the state waterfall.
  5. HB 2387 - Declaring the Ostrea lurida the official oyster of the state of Washington.

 

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Health Care & Wellness
1/29/14 8:00 am

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

Public Hearing:

  1. HB 2329 - Creating the breastfeeding-friendly Washington designation.
  2. HB 2544 - Concerning newborn screening.
  3. HB 2570 - Concerning term limits for members of the medical quality assurance commission.
  4. HB 2565 - Concerning a mutual accountability model for clinical practices and healthy behaviors.
  5. HB 2643 - Concerning efforts with private and public partnerships to help produce Washington's healthiest next generation.

 

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Higher Education*
1/29/14 1:30 pm

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

REVISED 1/28/2014 1:24 PM

Executive Session:

  1. HB 2352 - Establishing an online alternative credit degree program.
  2. HB 2285 - Requiring a review of institution of higher education policies related to dual credit coursework.
  3. HB 2396 - Addressing barriers for students to participate in the running start program.
  4. HB 2383 - Integrating career and college readiness standards into K-12 and higher education policies and practices.
  5. HB 2398 - Permitting community colleges that confer applied baccalaureate degrees to confer honorary bachelor of applied science degrees.
  6. HB 2336 - Increasing transparency in higher education by requiring certain departmental budget detail to be available online.
  7. HB 2486 - Addressing the implementation of inmate postsecondary education degree programs to reduce recidivism.
  8. HB 2429 - Creating the Washington advance higher education loan program.
  9. HB 2434 - Authorizing an increase in the total outstanding indebtedness of the higher education facilities authority.
  10. HB 2443 - Requiring earnings and employment data for completers of higher education degrees, apprenticeships, and certificates awarded by institutions of higher education.


Public Hearing:

  1. HB 2546 - Decodifying, expiring, and making technical clarifications to higher education provisions.
  2. HB 2613 - Creating efficiencies for institutions of higher education.
  3. HB 2626 - Concerning statewide educational attainment goals.

 

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Local Government*
1/29/14 8:00 am

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

REVISED 1/28/2014 12:00 PM

Public Hearing:

  1. HB 2234 - Addressing vesting under comprehensive plans or development regulations determined to be invalid by the growth management hearings board.
  2. HB 2245 - Addressing vesting in urban growth areas with recently added territory.
  3. HB 2288 - Limiting the authority of growth management hearings boards to hear petitions challenging the regulation of permit exempt wells.
  4. HB 2499 - Permitting school siting outside of urban growth areas.


Possible Executive Session:

  1. HB 2298 - Changing the definition of capital projects to include technology infrastructure.
  2. HB 2278 - Concerning interlocal agreements for ambulance services between fire protection districts and contiguous cities.
  3. HB 2433 - Requiring a city or town to notify light and power businesses and gas distribution businesses of annexed areas and affected properties.
  4. HB 2547 - Providing for the creation of a less than countywide port district within a county containing no port districts.

 

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Public Safety*
1/29/14 1:30 pm

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

REVISED 1/27/2014 1:21 PM

Public Hearing:

  1. HB 1862 - Determining sentences for multiple offenses and enhancements.
  2. HB 2468 - Clarifying the retention of biological material collected during criminal investigation.
  3. HB 2543 - Concerning electronic monitoring.
  4. HB 2557 - Concerning residence locations of felony sex offenders of minors.
  5. HB 2644 - Concerning coercion of involuntary servitude.


Possible Executive Session:

  1. HB 2107 - Eliminating the disparate treatment of HIV in the criminal justice system.
  2. HB 2116 - Reducing the penalty for possession of controlled substances.
  3. HB 2163 - Establishing dextromethorphan provisions.
  4. HB 2205 - Modifying mental status evaluation provisions.
  5. HB 2265 - Prohibiting general power of attorney provisions in bail bond agreements.
  6. HB 2341 - Concerning indecent liberties by a clergy member.
  7. HB 2394 - Concerning state liquor control board enforcement officers.
  8. HB 2484 - Modifying drug offender sentencing alternatives.
  9. HB 2518 - Creating the pilot identicard program.

 

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Transportation*
1/29/14 3:30 pm

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

REVISED 1/28/2014 8:35 AM

Public Hearing:

  1. HB 2482 - Creating a fee exemption for the disclosure of vehicle owner information.
  2. HB 2494 - Creating a motorcycle road guard certificate.
  3. HB 2495 - Modifying references to manufacturing standards for motorcycle helmets.
  4. HB 2528 - Prohibiting the placement of tow truck operators in legal jeopardy in handling unmarked government vehicles.


Possible Executive Session:

  1. SHB 1129 - Concerning ferry vessel replacement.
  2. HB 1286 - Authorizing the sale or exchange of unused department of transportation lands to federally recognized Indian tribes.
  3. ESHB 1620 - Concerning passenger-carrying vehicles for railroad employees.
  4. SHB 2041 - Repealing the deduction for handling losses of motor vehicle fuel.
  5. HB 2071 - Authorizing expedited permitting and contracting for Washington state bridges deemed structurally deficient.
  6. HB 2086 - Concerning smoking in motor vehicles carrying minors.
  7. HB 2100 - Creating Seattle University special license plates.
  8. HB 2111 - Concerning the enforcement of regional transit authority fares.
  9. HB 2137 - Modifying provisions governing commercial motor vehicles.
  10. HB 2182 - Concerning ferry districts in counties with a population of one million or more.
  11. HB 2241 - Regarding aeronautic safety.
  12. HB 2255 - Concerning ambulance seat belt notification, air bags, and driver training.
  13. HB 2256 - Modifying when to display vehicle headlights.
  14. HB 2267 - Creating passenger-only ferry service districts.
  15. HB 2343 - Allowing for a veteran designation on drivers' licenses and identicards.
  16. HB 2346 - Coordinating the removal of fish passage barriers.
  17. HB 2348 - Concerning heavy haul industrial corridors.
  18. HB 2372 - Concerning monetary penalties for failing to register a vehicle.
  19. HB 2397 - Concerning Medal of Honor special license plates.
  20. HB 2404 - Expanding the definition of an electric personal assistive mobility device.
  21. HB 2420 - Authorizing Congressional Medal of Honor recipients to receive special license plates for up to two motor vehicles.
  22. HB 2426 - Authorizing local authorities to continue operating automated traffic safety cameras to detect speed violations outside of school speed zones after participating in a pilot program for at least three consecutive years.
  23. HB 2463 - Concerning special parking privileges for persons with disabilities.
  24. HB 2470 - Concerning the payment of certain monetary penalties by rental car businesses.

 

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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*
1/29/14 1:30 pm

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

REVISED 1/28/2014 4:23 PM

Public Hearing:

  1. SB 6272 - Concerning manufacturer and new motor vehicle dealer franchise agreements. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  2. SB 6307 - Preempting local employment laws and contracts.
  3. SB 6471 - Creating a teen summer employment wage. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  4. Establishing a temporary teen training wage [S-3857.2].


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*
1/29/14 1:30 pm

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

REVISED 1/28/2014 8:44 AM

Public Hearing:

  1. SGA 9215 - Bette Hyde, Director, Washington State Department of Early Learning.
  2. SB 6074 - Enacting provisions to improve educational outcomes for homeless students.
  3. SB 6163 - Creating the summer knowledge improvement pilot program.
  4. SB 6209 - Concerning expanded learning opportunities.
  5. SB 6336 - Promoting expanded learning opportunities as a strategy to close the educational opportunity gap and prevent summer learning loss.
  6. SB 5958 - Concerning accountability in providing opportunities for certain students to participate in transition services.


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

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Energy, Environment & Telecommunications*
1/29/14 8:00 am

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

REVISED 1/23/2014 10:22 AM

Public Hearing:

  1. SB 6264 - Capping the amount of the greenhouse gas reporting fee.
  2. SB 6368 - Adjusting the dollar threshold for substantial development under the shoreline management act for certain pleasure craft-related construction.
  3. SB 6381 - Concerning watershed councils in the Puget Sound basin.


Work Session: Climate change- continued from January 28 meeting.

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

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Law & Justice
1/29/14 1:30 pm

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

Public Hearing:

  1. SI 591 - Protect our gun rights.
  2. SI 594 - Gun sales background check.


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

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Transportation*
1/29/14 3:30 pm

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

REVISED 1/27/2014 5:01 PM

Public Hearing:

  1. SB 6150 - Concerning Medal of Honor special license plates. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  2. SB 6109 - Concerning the processing of certain motor vehicle-related violations applicable to rental cars.
  3. SB 6280 - Concerning department of transportation numbers for commercial motor vehicles. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  4. SB 6296 - Requiring an electric motorcycle registration renewal fee.


If draft bills, proposed substitutes, or striking amendments are to be heard, they can be obtained by committee staff or on the committee's website, http://www.leg.wa.gov/Senate/Committees/TRAN/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
1/29/14 3:30 pm

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

Work Session:

  1. Update on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
  2. Progress report on the Health Benefit Exchange.

 

Other business.




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