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WALeg Day 44: Civil Air Patrol and med school

 OLYMPIA -- The Senate honors the Civil Air Patrol  with a resolution this morning.Senate Ways and Means. Among the honorees is a member from World War II, Richard Hagmann of Spokane.

The Senate Ways and Means has the bill allowing WSU to start a medical school on the list of legislation to be considered in executive committee, meaning it could get a vote on whether to send it to the full Senate. It's a long agenda, so it's hard to estimate when to tell the folks at home who are following this closely when to tune in to TVW. We'll have an update on the vote later today.

Here's the full hearing schedule:

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Time

Committee

Location

 

8:00 AM

Law & Justice (S)

Senate Hearing Rm 4

 
 

Finance (H)

House Hearing Rm A

 
 

General Government & Information Technology (H)

House Hearing Rm C

 

9:00 AM

SENATE SESSION/CAUCUS

   

9:55 AM

PRO FORMA HOUSE SESSION

   

1:30 PM

Ways & Means (S)

Senate Hearing Rm 4

 
 

Appropriations (H)

House Hearing Rm A

 
 

Transportation (H)

House Hearing Rm B

 

3:30 PM

Ways & Means (S)

Senate Hearing Rm 4

 


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House Committees


Appropriations*
2/24/15 1:30 pm

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

REVISED 2/23/2015 1:22 PM

Public Hearing:

  1. HB 1439 - Establishing an online alternative credit model at Central Washington University.
  2. SHB 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 1863 - Modifying collective bargaining law related to providing additional compensation for academic employees at community and technical colleges.
  4. SHB 1340 - Developing a process to allow pilot programs for health care professionals to learn new skills or roles, use existing skills in new circumstances, and accelerate training.
  5. SHB 1436 - Concerning homeless youth prevention and protection.
  6. SHB 1735 - Concerning extended foster care services.
  7. SHB 1295 - Concerning breakfast after the bell programs.
  8. SHB 1541 - Implementing strategies to close the educational opportunity gap, based on the recommendations of the educational opportunity gap oversight and accountability committee.
  9. SHB 1546 - Concerning dual credit opportunities provided by Washington state's public institutions of higher education.
  10. HB 1059 - Concerning sexually violent predators.
  11. HB 2007 - Concerning reimbursement to eligible providers for medicaid ground emergency medical transportation services.
  12. HB 1387 - Supporting apprenticeship training for building officials.
  13. SHB 1728 - Creating the parents for parents program.
  14. SHB 1552 - Concerning industrial hemp.
  15. SHB 1571 - Concerning paint stewardship.
  16. SHB 1448 - Providing procedures for responding to reports of threatened or attempted suicide.
  17. SHB 1086 - Establishing a cost recovery mechanism for public records sought for commercial purposes.
  18. SHB 1501 - Concerning public-private financing of prevention-based social service programs.
  19. SHB 1496 - Addressing vocational rehabilitation by making certain recommendations from the vocational rehabilitation subcommittee permanent and creating certain incentives for employers to employ injured workers with permanent disabilities.
  20. HB 2109 - Creating the Washington small business retirement marketplace.


*Note that the bills are not listed in numerical order on the agenda.

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Capital Budget*
2/24/15 8:00 am

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

MEETING CANCELLED.

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Finance*
2/24/15 8:00 am

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

REVISED 2/23/2015 1:48 PM

Public Hearing:

  1. 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.
  2. SHB 1449 - Concerning oil transportation safety.


Executive Session:

  1. SHB 1540 - Concerning tribal timber harvest excise tax agreements.
  2. HB 2000 - Authorizing the governor to enter into agreements with federally recognized Indian tribes in the state of Washington concerning marijuana.
  3. HB 2134 - Concerning the creation, extension, expansion, accountability, and transparency of state tax preferences.
  4. HB 2084 - Imposing fines, withholding taxes, and other measures to encourage local jurisdictions to timely file state-required reports.
  5. HB 2122 - Concerning real estate as it concerns the local government authority in the use of real estate excise tax revenues and regulating real estate transactions.

 

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General Government & Information Technology*
2/24/15 8:00 am

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

REVISED 2/23/2015 12:58 PM

Possible Executive Session:

  1. 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.
  2. SHB 1160 - Stamping out litter in Washington state by increasing penalties for littering while providing additional funding to state parks.
  3. HB 1171 - Concerning expiration dates related to real estate broker provisions.
  4. SHB 1175 - Creating a penalty for concealing the source of a campaign contribution.
  5. HB 1234 - Modifying certain building permit fees.
  6. SHB 1272 - Concerning the crime of disclosing intimate images.
  7. SHB 1276 - Concerning impaired driving.
  8. SHB 1278 - Concerning building energy use disclosure requirements.
  9. SHB 1284 - Concerning hours of service for certain railroad employees.
  10. SHB 1481 - Concerning the sealing of juvenile records and fines imposed in juvenile cases.
  11. SHB 1499 - Concerning vulnerable adults.
  12. SHB 1654 - Controlling noxious weeds while still supporting pollen-rich forage plant communities for honey bees.
  13. HB 1676 - Understanding the effects of predation on wild ungulate populations.
  14. SHB 1685 - Establishing a Washington food policy forum.
  15. SHB 1716 - Addressing state and local enforcement of federal immigration detainers and administrative warrants.
  16. SHB 1836 - Concerning state drought preparedness.
  17. HB 1943 - Concerning home detention.
  18. SHB 2002 - Concerning regulatory and financial mechanisms and means to promote the retirement of coal-fired electric generation facilities.
  19. HB 2036 - Improving permit and approval efficiencies under the shoreline management act.
  20. HB 2098 - Establishing a statewide training program on human trafficking laws for criminal justice personnel.
  21. HB 2125 - Concerning information technology budget requests.
  22. HB 2128 - Concerning fees assessed by the department of agriculture.
  23. HB 2148 - Concerning the state auditor including allowing for audits to be conducted by a private entity and establishing an appeal process.

 

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Transportation*
2/24/15 1:30 pm

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

REVISED 2/20/2015 11:05 AM

Work Session: Road Usage Charge/Washington State Transportation Commission.

Public Hearing:

  1. SHB 1695 - Establishing a priority for the use, reuse, and recycling of construction aggregate and recycled concrete materials in Washington.
  2. HB 1850 - Exempting certain department of transportation actions from local review or permit processes under the shoreline management act.
  3. HB 2087 - Concerning vehicles powered by clean alternative fuel.
  4. HB 2124 - Concerning members of regional transportation planning organizations representing out-of-state governments or organizations.
  5. HB 2127 - Creating a pedestrian fatality and serious injury review panel.
  6. HB 2142 - Providing for a sufficient minimum balance to cover Tacoma Narrows bridge operating expenses.


Possible Executive Session:

  1. HB 1396 - Incentivizing the use of alternative fuel commercial use vehicles with tax preferences.
  2. HB 1486 - Concerning maximum gross weights for vehicle tires.
  3. HB 1585 - Providing a right of first repurchase for surplus transportation property.
  4. HB 1586 - Transferring a railroad right-of-way to the Port of Royal Slope.
  5. HB 1751 - Concerning parking impact mitigation from regional transit authority facility construction.
  6. HB 1808 - Concerning passenger-carrying vehicles for railroad employees.
  7. HB 1822 - Extending and modifying the commute trip reduction tax credit.
  8. HB 1842 - Concerning transit agency coordination.
  9. HB 1882 - Concerning the regulation of passenger charter and excursion carriers.
  10. HB 1892 - Repealing the deduction for handling losses of motor vehicle fuel.
  11. HB 1918 - Modifying provisions applicable to off-road, nonhighway, and wheeled all-terrain vehicles and their drivers.
  12. HB 1921 - Authorizing the addition of new counties to a regional transit authority.
  13. HB 1993 - Updating and clarifying statutory provisions within the commercial vehicle registration and fuel tax administrative systems.
  14. HB 1994 - Expanding traffic safety education requirements for certain driver's license applicants and drivers.
  15. HB 1995 - Imposing a new studded tire fee.
  16. 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


Law & Justice
2/24/15 8:00 am

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

Work Session: Feasibility of housing of DUI offenders in the Yakima County Jail.

Meeting is scheduled to end at 9:00 a.m.

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Transportation*
2/24/15 1:30 pm

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

MEETING CANCELLED.

Transportation*
2/24/15 3:30 pm

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

MEETING CANCELLED.

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Ways & Means*
2/24/15 1:30 pm

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

REVISED 2/23/2015 2:49 PM

Public Hearing:

  1. SB 5990 - Transferring certain state sales and use taxes collected on transportation projects to the connecting Washington account. (If measure is referred to committee.)
  2. SB 5991 - Concerning activities at the department of transportation funded by the environmental legacy stewardship account. (If measure is referred to committee.)
  3. SB 5976 - Establishing a consolidating purchasing system for public school employees.
  4. SB 5979 - Providing salary increases in the form of flat dollar monthly increases calculated using the state average wage determined under RCW 50.04.355.
  5. SB 5873 - Permitting persons retired from the law enforcement officers' and firefighters' retirement system plan 1 to select a survivor benefit option.
  6. SB 6016 - Requiring explicit statutory authorization for the use of interest arbitration.
  7. SB 5070 - Requiring the department of corrections to supervise domestic violence offenders who have a conviction and were sentenced for a domestic violence felony offense that was plead and proven.
  8. SB 5593 - Concerning delivery and payment for health care services by hospitals for inmates and persons detained by law enforcement.
  9. SB 5955 - Reimbursing the criminal justice training commission for basic law enforcement training.
  10. SSB 5311 - Requiring crisis intervention training for peace officers.
  11. SB 5197 - Establishing consistent standards for agency decision making.
  12. SB 5320 - Concerning the administrative rate the recreation and conservation funding board may retain to administer the grant programs established in chapter 79A.15 RCW.
  13. SB 5843 - Concerning outdoor recreation.
  14. SB 5016 - Retaining water resources to assure the vitality of local economies.
  15. SSB 5056 - Concerning the use of chemical action plans.
  16. SSB 5670 - Clarifying expenditures under the state universal communications services program.
  17. SB 5750 - Regarding payments to counties in lieu of property taxes by the department of fish and wildlife.
  18. SSB 5115 - Studying the siting of small modular reactors in Washington.
  19. SB 5190 - Eliminating the requirement to purchase public art with appropriations made for construction of public buildings.
  20. SSB 5404 - Concerning homeless youth prevention and protection.
  21. SB 5897 - Requiring costs for the examination of a suspected victim of assault of a child to be paid by the state.
  22. SSB 5564 - Concerning the sealing of juvenile records and fines imposed in juvenile cases.


Executive Session:

  1. SB 5841 - Creating a tuition and fees exemption for children and surviving spouses of certain highway workers.
  2. SSB 5888 - Concerning near fatality incidents of children who have received services from the department of social and health services.
  3. SSB 5659 - Directing state investments of existing litter tax revenues under chapter 82.19 RCW in material waste management efforts without increasing the tax rate.
  4. SB 5758 - Concerning federal medicaid payment reconciliations.
  5. SSB 5057 - Concerning the safe transport of hazardous materials.
  6. SB 5045 - Concerning the deauthorization of union security provisions by public employees.
  7. SB 5226 - Protecting public sector workers' rights through public disclosure of public sector unions' finances.
  8. SSB 5487 - Concerning higher education programs at Washington State University and the University of Washington.
  9. SB 5206 - Addressing state audit findings of noncompliance with state law.
  10. SB 5594 - Concerning federal funding programs requiring changes in state law.
  11. SB 5715 - Including the contents of fiscal impact statements in the ballot title for certain initiative measures.
  12. SB 5990 - Transferring certain state sales and use taxes collected on transportation projects to the connecting Washington account. (If measure is referred to committee.)
  13. SB 5991 - Concerning activities at the department of transportation funded by the environmental legacy stewardship account. (If measure is referred to committee.)


Other business.

Ways & Means
2/24/15 3:30 pm

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

Public Hearing: Continuation of 1:30 p.m. hearing.

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

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