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WALeg Day 12: Impaired driving rules up for discussion

OLYMPIA -- It's a relatively slow Friday in the capital, but a bill with major changes to the drunk or drugged driving laws gets its first hearing in the House Public Safety Committee.

HB 1276 is sort of a grab-all of impaired driving provisions, from changes to the interlock ignition devices to a ban on having open containers of marijuana in a vehicle while driving.

Other than that, legislators who are here can expect to get out by lunchtime.

Here's the full list of committee hearings, such as it is.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Time

Committee

Location

 

8:00 AM

Finance (H)

House Hearing Rm A

 
 

Gen Govt & Info Tech (H)

House Hearing Rm C

 

9:55 AM

PRO FORMA HOUSE SESSION

   

10:00 AM

SENATE CAUCUS/PRO FORMA SENATE SESSION

   
 

Early Learning & Human Services (H)

House Hearing Rm C

 
 

Health Care & Wellness (H)

House Hearing Rm A

 
 

Public Safety (H)

House Hearing Rm D

 


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House Committees


Business & Financial Services*
1/23/15 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*
1/23/15 10:00 am

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

REVISED 1/20/2015 5:00 PM

Work Session: Presentation on early childhood learning and brain development by the University of Washington Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences.

Public Hearing:

  1. HB 1126 - Concerning department of early learning fatality reviews.
  2. HB 1150 - 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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Finance*
1/23/15 8:00 am

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

REVISED 1/19/2015 10:17 AM

Work Session: Senior Citizen Property Tax Relief Programs: A Historical Review and Demographic Analysis.

Public Hearing:

  1. HB 1155 - Concerning property tax relief for senior citizens and persons retired because of physical disability.
  2. HB 1161 - Indexing qualifying income thresholds for senior citizen property tax relief programs.
  3. HB 1251 - Providing for increased funding for emergency medical services by adjusting the emergency medical services' levy cap.
  4. HB 1427 - Concerning property tax relief programs available to senior citizens, persons retired because of physical disability, qualifying veterans and widows or widowers of veterans.

 

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Gen Govt & Info Tech
1/23/15 8:00 am

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

Work Session:

  1. Update on the Judicial Reinvestment Task Force.
  2. Update on the Department of Corrections Capacity and Community Supervision Issues.


Possible Executive Session: HB 1055 - Making conforming amendments made necessary by reorganizing and streamlining central service functions, powers, and duties of state government.

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Health Care & Wellness*
1/23/15 10:00 am

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

REVISED 1/22/2015 1:01 PM

Public Hearing:

  1. HB 1005 - Addressing third-party payor release of health care information.
  2. HB 1053 - Concerning filing requirements for large group health benefit plans, stand-alone dental plans, and stand-alone vision plans.
  3. HB 1103 - Providing access to the prescription drug monitoring database for clinical laboratories.

 

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Public Safety*
1/23/15 10:00 am

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

REVISED 1/22/2015 9:48 AM

Public Hearing: HB 1276 - Concerning impaired driving.

Possible Executive Session:

  1. HB 1022 - Prohibiting general power of attorney provisions in bail bond agreements.
  2. HB 1068 - Concerning sexual assault examination kits.
  3. HB 1059 - Concerning sexually violent predators.
  4. HB 1141 - Requiring certain operational standards for regional jails.
  5. HB 1148 - Determining sentences for multiple offenses and enhancements.

 

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Jim Camden
Jim Camden joined The Spokesman-Review in 1981. He is currently the political reporter and state government reporter in the newspaper's Olympia bureau office.

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