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WALeg Day 16: WSU med school bill gets hearing today

OLYMPIA -- A bill that would give Washington State University the authority to have its own medical school gets a hearing in the House Higher Education Committee this morning.

There's no money attached to the bill. This is a policy bill that would change a law dating to 1917 that divvied up major areas of study between the two universities. Medical education eventually went to the University of Washington and WSU would need the law amended to start its own med school.

Also up for discussion today around the Capitol are election law changes that would allow voters to fax or e-mail in their ballots and another that would require fiscal impact statements for ballot measures. The House Environment Committee has a hearing on Gov. Jay Inslee's cap and trade proposal.  House Agriculture Committee continues its hearing into a possible ban on selling ivory and rhinoceros horns. House Commerce and Gaming has several bills involving changes in the state's alcohol laws and one on legalizing industrial hemp,.Senate Higher Education has a session on preventing sexual assault on campuses.

Here's the full hearing schedule: 

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Time

Committee

Location

 

8:00 AM

Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development (S)

Senate Hearing Rm 3

 
 

Law & Justice (S)

Senate Hearing Rm 4

 
 

Business & Financial Services (H)

House Hearing Rm B

 
 

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

 

9:55 AM

PRO FORMA HOUSE SESSION

   

10:00 AM

Government Operations & State Security (S)

Senate Hearing Rm 2

 
 

Health Care (S)

Senate Hearing Rm 4

 
 

Human Services, Mental Health & Housing (S)

Senate Hearing Rm 1

 
 

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

 

12:00 PM

SENATE SESSION

   

1:30 PM

Early Learning & K-12 Education (S)

Senate Hearing Rm 1

 
 

Energy, Environment & Telecommunications (S)

Senate Hearing Rm 4

 
 

Higher Education (S)

Senate Hearing Rm 3

 
 

Community Development, Housing & Tribal Affairs (H)

House Hearing Rm E

 
 

Commerce & Gaming (H)

House Hearing Rm C

 
 

Education (H)

House Hearing Rm B

 
 

Environment (H)

House Hearing Rm A

 
 

Labor (H)

House Hearing Rm D

 

3:30 PM

Transportation (S)

Senate Hearing Rm 1

 
 

Ways & Means (S)

Senate Hearing Rm 4

 
 

Finance (H)

House Hearing Rm A

 
 

Gen Govt & Info Tech (H)

House Hearing Rm C

 


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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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