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WALeg Day 38: Time running short for many bills

OLYMPIA -- The clock is ticking down for many bills on a wide range of topics that have had committee hearings but no votes.

Friday is policy bill cut-off day, when bills that aren't tied to the budget but involve some change in existing law or some effort to craft a new law have to be voted out of their first committee. So today's schedule includes many long "executive sessions" when committees try to move the noncontroversial ones through, and discuss, maybe amend, and try to pass the more controversial ideas.

Meanwhile, there are hearings on new bills involving other topics, including wolves, that will have to move really quickly through the legislative grist mill. 

The Washington State medical school authorization bill gets a hearing on costs in the Senate Ways and Means Committee at 3:30 p.m. It's not subject to the cut-off, because it has already passed out of its first committee.

The Legislature is also honoring former members who died over the last year in a joint session.

Here's the day's full schedule:

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Time

Committee

Location

 

8:00 AM

Accountability & Reform (S)

Senate Hearing Rm 2

 
 

Trade & Economic Development (S)

Senate Hearing Rm 3

 
 

Agriculture & Natural Resources (H)

House Hearing Rm B

 
 

Judiciary (H)

House Hearing Rm A

 
 

Local Government (H)

House Hearing Rm D

 
 

State Government (H)

House Hearing Rm E

 
 

Technology & Economic Development (H)

House Hearing Rm C

 

10:00 AM

PRO FORMA SENATE SESSION/ CAUCUS

   
 

PRO FORMA HOUSE SESSION/CAUCUS

   

11:00 AM

JOINT SESSION

   

1:00 PM

Health Care & Wellness (H)

House Hearing Rm A

 

1:30 PM

Commerce & Labor (S)

Senate Hearing Rm 1

 
 

Energy, Environment & Telecommunications (S)

Senate Hearing Rm 4

 
 

Financial Institutions & Insurance (S)

Senate Hearing Rm 2

 
 

Natural Resources & Parks (S)

Senate Hearing Rm 3

 
 

Business & Financial Services (H)

House Hearing Rm B

 
 

Early Learning & Human Services (H)

House Hearing Rm E

 
 

Higher Education (H)

House Hearing Rm C

 
 

Public Safety (H)

House Hearing Rm D

 

3:30 PM

Transportation (S)

Senate Hearing Rm 1

 
 

Ways & Means (S)

Senate Hearing Rm 4

 
 

Appropriations (H)

House Hearing Rm A

 
 

Transportation (H)

House Hearing Rm B

 

5:30 PM

Commerce & Labor (S)

Senate Hearing Rm 1

 

6:00 PM

Law & Justice (S)

Senate Hearing Rm 4

 


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House Committees


Agriculture & Natural Resources*
2/18/15 8:00 am

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

REVISED 2/17/2015 4:00 PM

Public Hearing:

  1. HB 2107 - Requiring the department of fish and wildlife to update the 2011 wolf conservation and management plan to ensure the establishment of a self-sustaining population of gray wolves while also ensuring social tolerance of wolf recovery.
  2. HB 2115 - Concerning cetacean captivity.


Possible Executive Session: HB 1676 - Understanding the effects of predation on wild ungulate populations.

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Appropriations
2/18/15 3:30 pm

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

Public Hearing:

  1. SHB 1067 - Reauthorizing the medicaid fraud false claims act.
  2. SHB 1126 - Concerning department of early learning fatality reviews.
  3. SHB 1152 - Concerning the management of forage fish resources.
  4. SHB 1174 - Concerning flame retardants.
  5. HB 1307 - Concerning enforcement standards for residential services and support providers.
  6. HB 1437 - Modifying the all payer claims database to improve health care quality and cost transparency by changing provisions related to definitions regarding data, reporting and pricing of products, responsibilities of the office of financial management and the lead organization, submission to the database, and parameters for release of information.
  7. HB 1652 - Concerning medicaid managed health care system payments for health care services provided by nonparticipating providers.
  8. HB 1775 - Authorizing the department of social and health services special commitment center to seek eligibility and reimbursement for health care costs covered by federal medicare, medicaid, and veterans health benefits.

 

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Business & Financial Services*
2/18/15 1:30 pm

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

REVISED 2/17/2015 11:26 AM

Possible Executive Session:

  1. HB 1763 - Regulating music licensing agencies.
  2. HB 1923 - Regulating income share agreements.
  3. HB 2131 - Relating to insurance for providers of commercial transportation services.
  4. HB 1578 - Authorizing insurers to offer customer satisfaction benefits.
  5. HB 1730 - Concerning the handling of earnest money.
  6. HB 1761 - Addressing insurance producers, insurers, and title insurance agents activities with customers and potential customers.
  7. HB 1871 - Addressing credit unions' corporate governance and investments.
  8. HB 1398 - Concerning registration of persons providing debt settlement services.
  9. HB 1329 - Addressing electronic notices and document delivery of insurance products.

 

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Early Learning & Human Services*
2/18/15 1:30 pm

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

REVISED 2/14/2015 12:25 PM

Public Hearing:

  1. HB 2063 - Creating an investment program for individuals with disabilities.
  2. HB 2100 - Concerning health and safety requirements for child care programs that serve school-age children.
  3. HB 2113 - Creating a task force on poverty.
  4. HB 2140 - Concerning good cause exceptions during permanency hearings.


Possible Executive Session:

  1. HB 1970 - Addressing permanency plans of care for dependent children.
  2. HB 1999 - Coordinating services and programs for foster youth in order to improve educational outcomes.
  3. SB 5079 - Requiring the department of social and health services to notify the military regarding child abuse and neglect allegations of families with an active military status.

 

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Health Care & Wellness*
2/18/15 1:00 pm

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

REVISED 2/17/2015 11:28 AM

Public Hearing:

  1. HB 1870 - Concerning the ownership of hospitals.
  2. HB 1874 - Regarding the requirements of allopathic physician licensure.
  3. HB 2021 - Concerning the prescription drug assistance foundation.
  4. HB 2044 - Concerning emergency medical services.


Possible Executive Session:

  1. HB 1173 - Prohibiting noncompete agreements that restrict the right of physicians to practice in a geographic area for a period of time after termination of an employment contract.
  2. HB 1424 - Concerning suicide prevention.
  3. HB 1471 - Mitigating barriers to patient access to care resulting from health insurance contracting practices.
  4. HB 1514 - Concerning dental office support services.
  5. HB 1600 - Creating a pilot project to test a three-part aim solution that improves health and health care in a manner that lowers overall health care costs in a normally distributed population.
  6. HB 1667 - Establishing the bleeding disorder collaborative for care.
  7. HB 1669 - Establishing a task force on continuity of health coverage and care.
  8. HB 1712 - Concerning audit procedures to assist medicaid providers.
  9. HB 1721 - Concerning the transport of patients by ambulance to facilities other than hospitals.
  10. HB 1762 - Concerning the relationship between a health insurer and a contracting health care provider.
  11. HB 1779 - Requiring specialized training for persons conducting victim interviews as part of the disciplinary process for a health professional alleged to have committed sexual misconduct.
  12. HB 1852 - Addressing the pediatric oral services essential health benefit category.
  13. HB 1879 - Directing the health care authority to issue a request for proposals for integrated managed health and behavioral health services for foster children.
  14. HB 1890 - Concerning a second-party payment process for paying insurers.
  15. HB 1916 - Integrating administrative provisions for chemical dependency and mental health.
  16. HB 1932 - Concerning medication management for youth.
  17. HB 1956 - Creating independent review organizations.
  18. HB 2009 - Concerning exemptions from immunizations for school-age children.

 

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Higher Education*
2/18/15 1:30 pm

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

REVISED 2/17/2015 11:27 AM

Public Hearing:

  1. HB 1955 - Defining satisfactory academic progress for purposes of higher education.
  2. HB 1988 - Freezing resident undergraduate tuition at the four-year institutions of higher education.
  3. HB 2041 - Creating a pilot project on performance-based scholarships in the state need grant program.
  4. HB 2024 - Concerning the use of student housing facilities at the institutions of higher education by homeless students.


Possible Executive Session:

  1. HB 1814 - Creating the certified public accounting scholarship program.
  2. HB 1825 - Modifying the definition of resident student to comply with federal requirements established by the veterans access, choice, and accountability act of 2014.
  3. HB 1705 - Concerning basic education for adults at community and technical colleges.
  4. HB 1893 - Increasing transparency in community and technical colleges by requiring certain budget detail to be available online.
  5. HB 1445 - Using computer sciences to satisfy world language college admission requirements.
  6. HB 1556 - Strengthening the Washington advanced college tuition payment program by setting new requirements on the purchase and use of tuition units.
  7. HB 1400 - Increasing transparency in higher education by requiring budgeting information to be available online.
  8. HB 1154 - Creating the affordable college for everyone grant contract program.
  9. HB 1961 - Decodifying, expiring, and making nonsubstantive changes to community and technical college provisions.
  10. HB 1977 - Creating a tuition and fees exemption for children and surviving spouses of certain highway workers.
  11. HB 1880 - Including Everett Community College as an aerospace training or educational program.

 

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Judiciary
2/18/15 8:00 am

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

Public Hearing:

  1. HB 1739 - Reducing criminal justice expenses by eliminating the death penalty in favor of life incarceration.
  2. HB 1601 - Concerning venue of actions by or against counties.
  3. HB 1394 - Preserving the common law interpretation and application of the vested rights doctrine.
  4. HB 1817 - Providing liability immunity for local jurisdictions when wheeled all-terrain vehicles are operated on public roadways.
  5. HB 1962 - Regulating disclosure of process server social security numbers.

 

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Local Government*
2/18/15 8:00 am

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

REVISED 2/17/2015 2:00 PM

Public Hearing: HB 2074 - Relating to the petition-based annexation method for owners of property within a city or town that seek annexation to another city or town.

Possible Executive Session:

  1. HB 1420 - Concerning school siting and school district aid in reducing overall school construction costs.
  2. HB 1702 - Addressing local authority in the regulation of fireworks.
  3. HB 1709 - Establishing a process for the payment of impact fees through provisions stipulated in recorded covenants.
  4. HB 1789 - Granting counties and cities greater flexibility with real estate excise tax proceeds.
  5. HB 1802 - Concerning optional methods of financing long-range planning costs.
  6. HB 1815 - Revising local government treasury practices and procedures.
  7. HB 1824 - Promoting fire safety with long-life smoke detection devices.
  8. HB 1848 - Requiring voter approval for direct petition annexations.
  9. HB 1850 - Exempting certain department of transportation actions from local review or permit processes under the shoreline management act.
  10. HB 1868 - Expanding county road fund purposes for certain counties.
  11. HB 1911 - Authorizing municipalities to create assessment reimbursement areas for the construction or improvement of water or sewer facilities.
  12. HB 1929 - Requiring incentives for electric vehicle readiness in buildings.
  13. HB 1957 - Concerning the maximum total dollar amount that may be awarded under a job order contract for cities with a population of more than four hundred thousand.
  14. HB 1989 - Concerning water storage asset management services.
  15. HB 2036 - Improving permit and approval efficiencies under the shoreline management act.
  16. HB 2046 - Adding a definition of streams to the shoreline management act.
  17. HB 2084 - Imposing fines, withholding taxes, and other measures to encourage local jurisdictions to timely file state-required reports.
  18. HB 2112 - Addressing annexation of islands of unincorporated territory in areas subject to boundary review.


*The hearing for HB 2074 will be on a proposed substitute. PSHB 2074 (relating to the petition-based annexation method for owners of property within a city or town that seek annexation to another city or town) is available at the link below: http://leg.wa.gov/House/Committees/LG/Documents/2074-PSHB.pdf

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Public Safety*
2/18/15 1:30 pm

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

REVISED 2/13/2015 5:02 PM

Public Hearing:

  1. HB 2005 - Creating an office of corrections ombuds.
  2. HB 2016 - Concerning unmanned aerial vehicles.
  3. HB 2042 - Establishing the crime of voyeurism in the second degree.
  4. HB 2080 - Concerning fingerprint-based background checks for health professionals.

 

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State Government*
2/18/15 8:00 am

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

REVISED 2/17/2015 2:03 PM

Public Hearing:

  1. HB 1323 - Repealing advisory votes.
  2. HB 1349 - Concerning requesting public records for the purpose of obtaining exempted information relating to employment and licensing.
  3. HB 1980 - Implementing recommendations of the sunshine committee.
  4. HB 2133 - Exempting the addresses of certain child care providers from the public records act.
  5. HJM 4004 - Calling on Congress to exercise its authority under Article V of the United States Constitution to regulate money spent on elections.


Executive Session:

  1. HB 1425 - Ensuring that entities performing government functions and advisory committees are subject to the open public meetings act and public records act.
  2. HB 1684 - Concerning charges for the cost of providing public records in response to public records requests.
  3. HB 1724 - Providing prepaid postage for primary and general election ballots.
  4. HB 1745 - Enacting the Washington voting rights act.
  5. HB 1780 - Regulating interpreter services.
  6. HB 1819 - Concerning appointments to inspect the books of account of a political committee or a candidate committee.
  7. HB 1915 - Protecting taxpayers by providing for accountability and transparency in government contracting.
  8. HB 1919 - Clarifying the timing of special elections.
  9. HB 2055 - Concerning statements on ballot measures in voters' pamphlets.

 

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Technology & Economic Development*
2/18/15 8:00 am

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

REVISED 2/17/2015 8:34 AM

Possible Executive Session:

  1. HB 1078 - Enhancing the protection of consumer financial information.
  2. HB 1352 - 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.
  3. HB 1381 - Concerning encouraging job retention and creation in rural economies through the transparent and accountable extension of aluminum smelter tax preferences.
  4. HB 1681 - Increasing jobs in the maritime trades industry.
  5. HB 1853 - Encouraging utility leadership in electric vehicle charging infrastructure build-out.
  6. HB 1758 - Extending the expiration date of tax preferences for biofuel, biomass, and energy conservation.
  7. HB 1897 - Creating the joint center for deployment and research in earth-abundant materials.
  8. HB 1098 - Aligning electric utility regulation and business models with emerging customer values not realized in volumetric monetization.
  9. HB 1710 - Fostering economic growth in Washington by supporting the in-state production, processing, and distribution of food supply.
  10. HB 2050 - Establishing the small business enhancement program.
  11. HJM 4007 - Encouraging the successful negotiation of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership between the United States and the European Union.
  12. HB 2045 - Promoting development of reliable distributed energy resources through extending and modifying an existing tax incentive for certain net metering systems, preserving the existing ground rules for net metering until net metering systems' generating capacity equals 0.5 percent of the utility's 1996 peak demand, requiring distribution resources planning, and authorizing a reliability charge and other alternatives to existing ground rules for net metering, for a utility that has achieved the existing 0.5 percent interconnection requirement for net metering systems.
  13. HB 1998 - Allowing public utility districts to produce and sell renewable natural gas.
  14. HB 2002 - Concerning regulatory and financial mechanisms and means to promote the retirement of coal-fired electric generation facilities.
  15. HB 1670 - Spurring agricultural innovations.
  16. HB 1690 - Providing a tax deferral for the expansion of certain existing public facilities district convention centers.
  17. HB 1759 - Modifying the computer data center sales and use tax exemption.
  18. HB 1764 - Creating a business and occupation tax credit for advanced composite manufacturing and wholesaling.
  19. HB 1736 - Extending specific aerospace tax preferences to include other types of commercial aircraft to encourage the migration of good wage jobs in the state.
  20. HB 2064 - Providing compliance options for qualifying utilities.
  21. HB 1896 - Providing a statewide minimum privacy policy for disclosure of customer energy use information.

 

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Transportation
2/18/15 3:30 pm

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

Public Hearing:

  1. HB 1921 - Authorizing the addition of new counties to a regional transit authority.
  2. HB 1993 - Updating and clarifying statutory provisions within the commercial vehicle registration and fuel tax administrative systems.
  3. HB 1994 - Expanding traffic safety education requirements for certain driver's license applicants and drivers.
  4. HB 1995 - Imposing a new studded tire fee.
  5. HB 2012 - Concerning the implementation of practical design by the department of transportation.

 

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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


Accountability & Reform*
2/18/15 8:00 am

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

REVISED 2/17/2015 4:29 PM

Public Hearing:

  1. SB 6006 - Increasing the capability of state agencies to develop lean cultures and implement lean performance management strategies through the development of lean curricula and pilot programs administered by the department of enterprise services.
  2. SB 6032 - Revising procedures for petitions for adoption, amendment, or repeal of agency rules. (If measure is referred to committee.)


Work Session: Lean performance management in Tacoma Public Schools.

Possible executive session on bills heard in committee. Other business

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Commerce & Labor*
2/18/15 1:30 pm

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

REVISED 2/17/2015 2:45 PM

Public Hearing:

  1. SB 5515 - Excluding retirement as a subject of collective bargaining for individual providers under chapter 74.39A RCW.
  2. SB 5845 - Concerning the replacement of like-in-kind household appliances.
  3. SB 5846 - Granting exemptions to the plumbing and electrical codes. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  4. SB 5854 - Requiring employee organizations to submit digital copies of their collective bargaining agreements to the public employment relations commission.
  5. SB 5893 - Addressing the nonemployee status of athletes in amateur sports.
  6. SB 5917 - Establishing special license endorsements for cigar lounges and retail tobacconist shops.
  7. SB 5597 - Concerning requirements for real estate appraisers.
  8. SB 5848 - Authorizing the governor to enter into agreements with federally recognized Indian tribes in the state of Washington concerning marijuana.
  9. SB 5280 - Concerning the sale of beer and cider by grocery store licensees. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  10. SB 5961 - Modifying certain construction defect action procedures.
  11. SB 5973 - Offering raffle tickets to benefit traffic congestion relief.
  12. SB 5662 - Authorizing a licensed domestic brewery or microbrewery to provide promotional items to a nonprofit charitable corporation or association.


Executive Session:

  1. SB 5854 - Requiring employee organizations to submit digital copies of their collective bargaining agreements to the public employment relations commission.
  2. SB 5515 - Excluding retirement as a subject of collective bargaining for individual providers under chapter 74.39A RCW.
  3. SB 5507 - Addressing appeals by employers of department of labor and industries' fines or civil penalties.
  4. SB 5513 - Creating the workers' recovery act by amending provisions governing structured settlements by lowering age barriers and clarifying legislative intent.
  5. SB 5231 - Modifying collective bargaining law to authorize the right of state workers employed in the community and technical college system as nontenured part-time academic employees to form a collective bargaining unit for the protection of their common interests.
  6. SB 5775 - Improving the accuracy of the prevailing rate of wage.
  7. SB 5953 - Exempting from the prevailing wage laws work performed or funded by nonprofit organizations.
  8. SB 5952 - Creating an exemption from the intents and affidavits requirements when paying prevailing wages.
  9. SB 5931 - Exempting from the prevailing wage laws work performed or funded for projects involved in gang prevention.
  10. SB 5514 - Creating a good faith defense for certain minimum wage and overtime compensation complaints.
  11. SB 5660 - Assisting small businesses licensed to sell spirits in Washington state.
  12. SB 5353 - Concerning the service and sales of spirits, wine, and beer.
  13. SB 5917 - Establishing special license endorsements for cigar lounges and retail tobacconist shops.
  14. SB 5845 - Concerning the replacement of like-in-kind household appliances.
  15. SB 5846 - Granting exemptions to the plumbing and electrical codes.
  16. SB 5951 - Creating a pilot project to determine the prevailing wage of certain trades.
  17. SB 5774 - Requiring tracking of prevailing wage surveys.
  18. SB 5950 - Ensuring the accuracy of prevailing wage survey data provided by interested parties.
  19. SB 5759 - Concerning prevailing wages for workers employed in residential construction.
  20. SB 5707 - Exempting cities with a population of ten thousand or less from prevailing wage requirements.
  21. SB 5903 - Restricting certain methods of selling marijuana.
  22. SB 5248 - Expanding authorized personal services by liquor industry members to retailers.
  23. SB 5847 - Concerning contractor registration requirements for owners of property.


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. Other business.

Commerce & Labor*
2/18/15 5:30 pm

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

REVISED 2/17/2015 2:49 PM

Executive Session:

  1. SB 5417 - Concerning local government marijuana policies.
  2. SB 5167 - Concerning the local option prohibition on the sale of liquor.
  3. SB 5596 - Creating a special permit by a manufacturer of wine to hold a private event for the purpose of tasting and selling wine of its own production.
  4. SB 5893 - Addressing the nonemployee status of athletes in amateur sports.
  5. SB 5280 - Concerning the sale of beer and cider by grocery store licensees.
  6. SB 5598 - Creating a dedicated account for elevators, lifting devices, moving walks, manufactured and mobile homes, recreational and commercial vehicles, factory built housing and commercial structures, and contractor registration and compliance activities.
  7. SB 5848 - Authorizing the governor to enter into agreements with federally recognized Indian tribes in the state of Washington concerning marijuana.
  8. SB 5763 - Addressing the public employees' collective bargaining act as applied to commissioned officers of the department of fish and wildlife.
  9. SB 5398 - Concerning marijuana, useable marijuana, and marijuana-infused products in public.
  10. SB 5401 - Allowing the Washington state liquor control board to accept donations for funding informational material for the purpose of improving public awareness about marijuana consumption.
  11. SB 5402 - Ensuring safe, responsible, and legal acquisition of marijuana by adults.
  12. SB 5493 - Distinguishing cannabis health and beauty aids from marijuana.
  13. SB 5597 - Concerning requirements for real estate appraisers.
  14. SB 5662 - Authorizing a licensed domestic brewery or microbrewery to provide promotional items to a nonprofit charitable corporation or association.
  15. SB 5961 - Modifying certain construction defect action procedures.
  16. SB 5973 - Offering raffle tickets to benefit traffic congestion relief.


Other business.

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Energy, Environment & Telecommunications*
2/18/15 1:30 pm

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

REVISED 2/16/2015 5:23 PM

Executive Session:

  1. SB 5056 - Concerning the use of chemical action plans for recommendations of safer chemicals. (Proposed Substitute.)
  2. SB 5092 - Including nuclear energy in the principles that guide development and implementation of the state's energy strategy.
  3. SB 5113 - Requiring the department of commerce to coordinate and advance the siting and manufacturing of small modular reactors in the state to meet future energy supply, environmental, and energy security needs. (Proposed Substitute.)
  4. SB 5115 - Studying the siting of small modular reactors in Washington. (Proposed Substitute.)
  5. SB 5563 - Providing a business and occupation tax exemption for environmental handling charges. (Proposed Substitute as heard in Committee.)
  6. SB 5575 - Providing sales and use tax exemptions to encourage coal-fired electric generation plants to convert to natural gas-fired plants.
  7. SB 5609 - Protecting waterways from pollution from synthetic plastic microbeads. (Proposed Substitute.)
  8. SB 5670 - Clarifying expenditures under the state universal communications services program. (Proposed Substitute as heard in Committee.)


Other business.

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Financial Institutions & Insurance*
2/18/15 1:30 pm

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

REVISED 2/13/2015 9:37 AM

Public Hearing:

  1. SB 5613 - Raising the cap on the total number of small loans a borrower may have in a twelve-month period.
  2. SB 5704 - Establishing a sampling program to determine proof of financial responsibility to operate a motor vehicle.
  3. SB 5860 - Concerning audits of certain homeowners' associations' financial statements.
  4. SB 5869 - Concerning restrictions on the location of manufactured/mobile homes.
  5. SB 5968 - Clarifying that the owner or holder of a trust deed, or the owner or holder's designee, may initiate foreclosure proceedings.


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

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Law & Justice*
2/18/15 6:00 pm

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

REVISED 2/16/2015 11:55 AM

Public Hearing: SB 6019 - Addressing adjudicative proceedings by state agencies.

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

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Natural Resources & Parks*
2/18/15 1:30 pm

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

REVISED 2/13/2015 10:15 AM

Public Hearing:

  1. SJM 8013 - Concerning aquatic invasive species.
  2. SB 5881 - Providing a group fishing permit for certain programs for at-risk youth.
  3. SB 5872 - Concerning the acquisition of land by state natural resources agencies.
  4. SB 5818 - Concerning the composition of the fish and wildlife commission.
  5. SB 5844 - Ensuring that fishing opportunities in Washington are consistent with the economic contributions provided by the fishing user groups.
  6. SB 5929 - Concerning state-owned aquatic lands.
  7. SB 5959 - Concerning agreements with the federal government, such as those available under the endangered species act, affecting the state's management of its natural resources.
  8. SB 5940 - Concerning a pilot program for cougar control.
  9. SB 5962 - Requiring the department of fish and wildlife to amend the existing wolf conservation and management plan.
  10. SB 5960 - Requiring the department of fish and wildlife to update the 2011 wolf conservation and management plan to ensure the establishment of a self-sustaining population of gray wolves while also ensuring social tolerance of wolf recovery.
  11. SB 5963 - Requiring the department of fish and wildlife to manage wolf-related wildlife interactions using lethal means when certain conditions are satisfied.
  12. SB 5938 - Providing for the partial delisting of the gray wolf by the fish and wildlife commission.


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

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Trade & Economic Development*
2/18/15 8:00 am

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

REVISED 2/17/2015 11:12 AM

Public Hearing:

  1. SB 5923 - Promoting economic recovery in the construction industry. (Remote Testimony Opportunity from Pasco, WA).
  2. SB 5756 - Extending specific aerospace tax preferences to include other types of commercial aircraft to encourage the migration of good wage jobs in the state. (Remote Testimony Opportunity from Pasco, WA).
  3. SB 5701 - Creating a business and occupation tax credit for advanced composite manufacturing and wholesaling. (Remote Testimony Opportunity from Pasco, WA).
  4. SB 5969 - Updating the state environmental policy act. (Remote Testimony Opportunity from Pasco, WA).
  5. SB 5819 - Modifying the definition of legislative authority for purposes of local tourism promotion areas. (Remote Testimony Opportunity from Pasco, WA).
  6. SB 5916 - Enacting the tourism marketing act. (Hearing is on proposed substitute). (Remote Testimony Opportunity from Pasco, WA).
  7. SB 5934 - Creating a joint legislative task force on fostering innovation and retaining and creating jobs in Washington. (Hearing is on proposed substitute). (Remote Testimony Opportunity from Pasco, WA).


Executive Session:

  1. SB 5109 - Concerning infrastructure financing for local governments.
  2. SB 5413 - Increasing the flexibility for industrial development district levies for public port districts.
  3. SB 5761 - Providing for property tax exemption for the value of new construction of industrial/manufacturing facilities in targeted urban areas.
  4. SB 5923 - Promoting economic recovery in the construction industry.
  5. SB 5756 - Extending specific aerospace tax preferences to include other types of commercial aircraft to encourage the migration of good wage jobs in the state.
  6. SB 5701 - Creating a business and occupation tax credit for advanced composite manufacturing and wholesaling.
  7. SB 5969 - Updating the state environmental policy act.
  8. SB 5819 - Modifying the definition of legislative authority for purposes of local tourism promotion areas.
  9. SB 5916 - Enacting the tourism marketing act.
  10. SB 5934 - Creating a joint legislative task force on fostering innovation and retaining and creating jobs in Washington.
  11. Possible other bills previously heard.


See the following website, http://leg.wa.gov/Senate/Committees/Pages/RemoteTestimony.aspx, for opportunities to register for remote testimony. Registration forms must be submitted 24 hours prior to the committee hearing start time. 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/AWRD/Pages/default.aspx. Other business.

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Transportation*
2/18/15 3:30 pm

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

REVISED 2/12/2015 4:04 PM

Public Hearing:

  1. SB 5987 - Concerning transportation revenue.
  2. SB 5988 - Concerning additive transportation funding and appropriations.
  3. SB 5989 - Authorizing bonds for transportation funding.


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

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Ways & Means*
2/18/15 3:30 pm

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

REVISED 2/12/2015 11:35 AM

Work Session: Mental health and chemical dependency.

Public Hearing:

  1. SSB 5269 - Concerning court review of detention decisions under the involuntary treatment act.
  2. SB 5758 - Concerning federal medicaid payment reconciliations.
  3. SSB 5403 - Concerning competency to stand trial evaluations.
  4. SSB 5177 - Improving timeliness of competency evaluation and restoration services.
  5. SSB 5487 - Concerning higher education programs at Washington State University and the University of Washington.


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

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