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WALeg Day 40: Short day on deadline

OLYMPIA -- Today is the first legislative cut-off day, which means policy bill have to get out of their first committee by day's end. But it seems almost everything that is getting out of committee has already got out because the hearing schedule is light.

The House has a smattering of committee meetings this morning. The Senate is absent with leave, and just a short pro forma session at 10 a.m. Along with being the first cut-off day, it is, after all, Friday.

Here's the full committee schedule, such as it is.

Time

Committee

Location

 

8:00 AM

Finance (H)

House Hearing Rm A

 
 

General Government & Information Technology (H)

House Hearing Rm C

 

9:55 AM

PRO FORMA HOUSE SESSION

   

10:00 AM

PRO FORMA SENATE SESSION

   
 

Early Learning & Human Services (H)

House Hearing Rm E

 
 

Health Care & Wellness (H)

House Hearing Rm A

 
 

Higher Education (H)

House Hearing Rm C

 
 

Public Safety (H)

House Hearing Rm D

 


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House Committees


Business & Financial Services*
2/20/15 10:00 am

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

MEETING CANCELLED.

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Early Learning & Human Services*
2/20/15 10:00 am

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

REVISED 2/18/2015 4:07 PM

Work Session: Chemical Dependency and Mental Health Integration.

Possible Executive Session:

  1. HB 2063 - Creating an investment program for individuals with disabilities.
  2. HB 2140 - Concerning good cause exceptions during permanency hearings.
  3. HB 2100 - Concerning health and safety requirements for child care programs that serve school-age children.
  4. HB 2113 - Creating a task force on poverty.
  5. HB 1501 - Concerning public-private financing of prevention-based social service programs.
  6. HB 1888 - Transferring certification responsibilities for chemical dependency treatment programs from the department of social and health services to the department of health.
  7. HB 1970 - Addressing permanency plans of care for dependent children.
  8. HB 1999 - Coordinating services and programs for foster youth in order to improve educational outcomes.

 

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Finance*
2/20/15 8:00 am

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

REVISED 2/16/2015 1:59 PM

Public Hearing:

  1. HB 2134 - Concerning the creation, extension, expansion, accountability, and transparency of state tax preferences.
  2. HB 1239 - Increasing tax exemption transparency and accountability.
  3. SHB 1038 - Extending apprenticeship utilization requirements.
  4. HB 2028 - Concerning a business and occupation tax deduction for chemical dependency services provided by a health or social welfare organization.
  5. HB 2118 - Providing a business and occupation tax credit to alleviate the additional costs incurred by small businesses that previously provided health insurance through an association health plan and currently provide nongrandfathered small group coverage.


Executive Session:

  1. HB 1221 - Creating passenger-only ferry service districts.
  2. SHB 1368 - Removing disincentives to the voluntary formation of regional fire protection service authorities by equalizing certain provisions with existing laws governing fire protection districts and by clarifying the formation process.
  3. HB 1539 - Concerning hardship property tax waivers for interest and penalties.
  4. HB 1678 - Improving tax fairness for businesses engaged in electronic commerce by eliminating inconsistent tax treatment of digital business inputs, ensuring that prewritten computer software developers remain eligible for the manufacturing machinery and equipment sales and use tax exemption, and providing greater clarity for out-of-state sellers concerning their tax obligations.

 

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General Government & Information Technology*
2/20/15 8:00 am

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

REVISED 2/18/2015 5:05 PM

Public Hearing:

  1. SHB 1284 - Concerning hours of service for certain railroad employees.
  2. SHB 1499 - Concerning vulnerable adults.
  3. HB 1269 - Extending the dairy inspection program assessment expiration date.
  4. SHB 1481 - Concerning the sealing of juvenile records and fines imposed in juvenile cases.
  5. HB 2125 - Concerning information technology budget requests.
  6. SHB 1685 - Establishing a Washington food policy forum.
  7. SHB 1654 - Controlling noxious weeds while still supporting pollen-rich forage plant communities for honey bees.


Possible Executive Session:

  1. HB 1171 - Concerning expiration dates related to real estate broker provisions.
  2. HB 1234 - Modifying certain building permit fees.
  3. SHB 1278 - Concerning building energy use disclosure requirements.
  4. SHB 1118 - Creating cost savings by providing administrative flexibility to the department of fish and wildlife in its implementation of Title 77 RCW while not directing any changes to resource management outcomes.
  5. SHB 1284 - Concerning hours of service for certain railroad employees.
  6. HB 2128 - Concerning fees assessed by the department of agriculture.
  7. SHB 1160 - Stamping out litter in Washington state by increasing penalties for littering while providing additional funding to state parks.

 

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Health Care & Wellness*
2/20/15 10:00 am

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

REVISED 2/18/2015 5:10 PM

Public Hearing:

  1. HB 1025 - Requiring the submission of a waiver to the federal government to create the Washington health security trust.
  2. HB 1321 - Declaring the intent for all Washingtonians to have health care coverage by 2020.
  3. HB 1931 - Concerning employer obligations to provide health care for employees.


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 1471 - Mitigating barriers to patient access to care resulting from health insurance contracting practices.
  3. 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.
  4. HB 1784 - Concerning nursing home quality.
  5. 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.
  6. HB 1870 - Concerning the ownership of hospitals.
  7. HB 1874 - Regarding the requirements of allopathic physician licensure.
  8. HB 1916 - Integrating administrative provisions for chemical dependency and mental health.
  9. HB 1956 - Creating independent review organizations.
  10. HB 2021 - Concerning the prescription drug assistance foundation.
  11. HB 2044 - Concerning emergency medical services.


**Meeting is scheduled to end at 12:55 p.m.

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Higher Education*
2/20/15 10:00 am

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

REVISED 2/19/2015 11:23 AM

Possible Executive Session:

  1. HB 1705 - Concerning basic education for adults at community and technical colleges.
  2. HB 1400 - Increasing transparency in higher education by requiring budgeting information to be available online.
  3. HB 1154 - Creating the affordable college for everyone grant contract program.
  4. HB 2041 - Creating a pilot project on performance-based scholarships in the state need grant program.
  5. HB 1973 - Creating an open education pilot program at Eastern Washington University.
  6. HB 1982 - Enhancing student completion through advising, mentoring, recapture initiatives, remedial programs, and accelerated precollege instruction and creating the innovations for student completion program.
  7. HB 1988 - Freezing resident undergraduate tuition at the four-year institutions of higher education.
  8. HB 2024 - Concerning the use of student housing facilities at the institutions of higher education by homeless students.
  9. HB 1955 - Defining satisfactory academic progress for purposes of higher education.

 

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Public Safety*
2/20/15 10:00 am

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

REVISED 2/18/2015 9:36 AM

Possible Executive Session:

  1. HB 1272 - Creating the crime of wrongfully distributing intimate images.
  2. HB 1312 - Concerning the limited exoneration of bail forfeitures in instances where the prosecuting agency declines extradition of a defendant.
  3. HB 1537 - Concerning state liquor control board enforcement officers.
  4. HB 1569 - Improving the drug offender sentencing alternative.
  5. HB 1716 - Addressing state and local enforcement of federal immigration detainers and administrative warrants.
  6. HB 1723 - Allowing booking photographs and electronic images at jails to be open to the public.
  7. HB 1788 - Creating the crime of criminal invasion of privacy via nonconsensual dissemination or disclosure of a sexual act or intimate parts.
  8. HB 1885 - Addressing and mitigating the impacts of property crimes in Washington state.
  9. HB 1943 - Concerning home detention.
  10. HB 2005 - Creating an office of corrections ombuds.
  11. HB 2016 - Concerning unmanned aerial vehicles.
  12. HB 2025 - Prohibiting the sale and commercial display of human remains.
  13. HB 2042 - Establishing the crime of voyeurism in the second degree.
  14. HB 2085 - Providing alternatives for penalties stemming from traffic infractions.
  15. HB 2098 - Establishing a statewide training program on human trafficking laws for criminal justice personnel.

 

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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*
2/20/15 8:00 am

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

MEETING CANCELLED.

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Early Learning & K-12 Education*
2/20/15 8:00 am

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

MEETING CANCELLED.

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