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WaLeg Day 9: A full day of hearings

OLYMPIA -- A full day of hearings today, with something for just about everyone.

Think your city shouldn't ban dangerous dogs based on their breed. There's a bill for that.

Think your local government should back off of its moratoriums on legal marijuana business? There's a bill for that

Think the WSU-Spokane campus shouldn't be called a "branch campus"? There's a bill for that.

Think the state should send you a notice before your concealed pistol permit expires? There's a bill for that

We could go on and on, but you get the picture. Here's the full schedule:

Legislative Meeting Schedule

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Time

Committee

Location

 

8:00 AM

Agriculture, Water, Trade & Economic Development (S)

Senate Hearing Rm 1

 
 

Financial Institutions & Insurance (S)

Senate Hearing Rm 2

 
 

Higher Education (S)

Senate Hearing Rm 3

 
 

Early Learning & Human Services (H)

House Hearing Rm C

 
 

Health Care & Wellness (H)

House Hearing Rm A

 
 

Higher Education (H)

House Hearing Rm D

 

8:30 AM

Business & Financial Services (H)

House Hearing Rm B

 

9:55 AM

PRO FORMA HOUSE SESSION

   

10:00 AM

Energy, Environment & Telecommunications (S)

Senate Hearing Rm 1

 
 

Health Care (S)

Senate Hearing Rm 2

 
 

Law & Justice (S)

Senate Hearing Rm 4

 
 

Agriculture & Natural Resources (H)

House Hearing Rm B

 
 

Community Development, Housing & Tribal Affairs (H)

House Hearing Rm E

 
 

Judiciary (H)

House Hearing Rm A

 
 

Local Government (H)

House Hearing Rm D

 
 

Technology & Economic Development (H)

House Hearing Rm C

 

12:00 PM

PRO FORMA SENATE SESSION

   

1:30 PM

Early Learning & K-12 Education (S)

Senate Hearing Rm 1

 
 

Human Services, Mental Health & Housing (S)

Senate Hearing Rm 2

 
 

Local Government (S)

Senate Hearing Rm 4

 
 

Natural Resources & Parks (S)

Senate Hearing Rm 3

 
 

Commerce & Gaming (H)

House Hearing Rm C

 
 

Education (H)

House Hearing Rm A

 
 

Environment (H)

House Hearing Rm B

 
 

Labor & Workplace Standards (H)

House Hearing Rm E

 
 

Public Safety (H)

House Hearing Rm D

 

3:30 PM

Transportation (S)

Senate Hearing Rm 1

 
 

Ways & Means (S)

Senate Hearing Rm 4

 
 

Capital Budget (H)

House Hearing Rm B

 
 

Finance (H)

House Hearing Rm A

 


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House Committees


Agriculture & Natural Resources
1/17/17 10:00 am

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

Public Hearing:

  1. HB 1077 - Establishing rules for motorized suction dredge mining in rivers and streams equal to other hydraulic projects by modifying a hydraulic project approval exemption.
  2. HB 1106 - Regulating water pollution discharges from motorized mineral prospecting activities.

 

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Business & Financial Services*
1/17/17 8:30 am

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

REVISED 1/16/2017 9:12 AM

Public Hearing:

  1. HB 1052 - Repealing the requirement that credentialing authorities suspend a person's occupational credential for nonpayment or default of certain student loans.
  2. HB 1071 - Repealing an expiration date for legislation enacted in 2015 regarding pawnbroker fees and interest rates.
  3. HB 1081 - Authorizing funeral planning and funeral services as noninsurance benefits under group life and disability insurance policies.

 

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Capital Budget
1/17/17 3:30 pm

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

Work Session:

  1. Models Toxics Control Act (MCTA).
    1. MTCA Overview.
    2. Stakeholder Panel.
  2. Mental Health.
    1. Update on Current Capital Budget Funding.
    2. Overview of Governor's Mental Health Proposal.
    3. Stakeholder Panel.

 

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Commerce & Gaming
1/17/17 1:30 pm

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

Public Hearing:

  1. HB 1065 - Concerning penalties for marijuana offenses.
  2. HB 1098 - Establishing a process for qualifying patients age eighteen and over and designated providers to purchase their lawful marijuana plants and seeds from marijuana retailers with a medical marijuana endorsement.
  3. HB 1099 - Addressing local governments' unofficial moratoria on state-licensed marijuana retail outlets.
  4. HB 1124 - Addressing marijuana-infused edible product packaging and labeling requirements.
  5. HB 1125 - Limiting the total number of retail marijuana licenses that may be held by a retailer and co-owners.
  6. HB 1127 - Concerning the licensing of marijuana-related businesses involving a partnership, employee cooperative, association, nonprofit corporation, corporation, business entity, or nonprofit entity.

 

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Community Development, Housing & Tribal Affairs
1/17/17 10:00 am

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

Work Session:

  1. Affordable housing policy and home ownership options.
  2. Mobile and manufactured home relocation assistance.

 

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Early Learning & Human Services
1/17/17 8:00 am

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

Work Session:

  1. Overview of the Economic Services Administration of the Department of Social and Health Services.
  2. Overview of the Office of Homeless Youth of the Department of Commerce.

 

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Education
1/17/17 1:30 pm

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

Work Session: The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and Washington's ESSA Consolidated Plan.

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Environment
1/17/17 1:30 pm

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

Public Hearing:

  1. HB 1009 - Clarifying that the authority to mitigate environmental impacts under the state environmental policy act applies only to significant adverse environmental impacts.
  2. HB 1013 - Reducing overlap between the state environmental policy act and other laws.
  3. HB 1086 - Promoting the completion of environmental impact statements within two years.

 

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Finance*
1/17/17 3:30 pm

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

REVISED 1/16/2017 10:41 AM

Work Session: Recommendations to Update and Improve Annual Surveys and Reports (ESSB 5882 ??1801, Laws 2013).

Public Hearing:

  1. HB 1164 - Concerning public awareness of tax exemptions for over-the-counter drugs dispensed to patients pursuant to a prescription.
  2. HB 1175 - Increasing the rate of sales and use tax that may be imposed by certain transportation benefit districts.
  3. HB 1201 - Concerning the taxing authority of public facilities districts.
  4. HB 1296 - Consolidating and simplifying the annual report and annual survey used for economic development tax incentives.

 

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Health Care & Wellness*
1/17/17 8:00 am

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

REVISED 1/13/2017 2:29 PM

Public Hearing:

  1. HB 1060 - Concerning the administration of marijuana to students for medical purposes.
  2. HB 1076 - Permitting the donation of home-prepared foods to charitable organizations.
  3. HB 1189 - Concerning exemptions from the massage therapy law.
  4. HB 1198 - Concerning substance abuse monitoring for podiatric physicians and surgeons.
  5. HB 1232 - Concerning the timing and content of disclosures by continuing care retirement communities.

 

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Higher Education*
1/17/17 8:00 am

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

REVISED 1/12/2017 4:47 PM

Public Hearing:

  1. HB 1033 - Expanding access to the state need grant by modifying awards for students attending private four-year institutions of higher education.
  2. HB 1057 - Providing information to students about education loans.
  3. HB 1107 - Eliminating the term "branch" as an identifying factor for extensions of the public institutions of higher education.
  4. HB 1130 - Making the customized training program permanent.
  5. HB 1129 - Providing associate degree education to enhance education opportunities and public safety.

 

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Judiciary*
1/17/17 10:00 am

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

REVISED 1/13/2017 8:45 AM

Public Hearing:

  1. HB 1091 - Authorizing tribal court judges to solemnize marriages.
  2. HB 1221 - Concerning the solemnization of marriages by commissioners of courts of limited jurisdiction.
  3. HB 1093 - Clarifying legal financial obligation provisions.
  4. HB 1100 - Concerning concealed pistol license renewal notices.
  5. HB 1118 - Concerning immunity from civil liability for damage or injury that results from the entry of a vehicle to render assistance.
  6. HB 1139 - Concerning the methods of services provided by the office of public guardianship.

 

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Labor & Workplace Standards
1/17/17 1:30 pm

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

Work Session:

  1. Research on paid family and medical leave.
  2. Overview of employment leave laws.

 

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Local Government*
1/17/17 10:00 am

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

REVISED 1/13/2017 8:30 AM

Public Hearing:

  1. HB 1082 - Prohibiting regulation of the amount of rent for commercial properties.
  2. HB 1161 - Concerning county auditors.
  3. HB 1187 - Concerning water-sewer districts.

 

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Public Safety*
1/17/17 1:30 pm

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

REVISED 1/12/2017 9:49 AM

Work Session: Update from the Sexual Assault Forensic Examination Best Practices Task Force.

Public Hearing:

  1. HB 1109 - Supporting victims of sexual assault.
  2. HB 1155 - Making felony sex offenses a crime that may be prosecuted at any time after its commission.

 

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Technology & Economic Development
1/17/17 10:00 am

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

Work Session:

  1. 2016 report evaluating the performance of the Office of Privacy and Data Protection.
  2. Washington State Enhanced 911 (E911) Program.


Public Hearing: HB 1031 - Concerning the use of unmanned aerial systems near certain protected marine species.

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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


Agriculture, Water, Trade & Economic Development*
1/17/17 8:00 am

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

REVISED 1/13/2017 1:41 PM

Public Hearing: SB 5004 - Concerning outdoor burning of organic waste derived from pruning by commercial berry growers.

Work Session: Agricultural Exports.

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

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Early Learning & K-12 Education*
1/17/17 1:30 pm

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

REVISED 1/12/2017 4:27 PM

Work Session:

  1. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal on his 2017 priorities.
  2. Department of Early Learning Director Ross Hunter on his 2017 priorities.
  3. Office of the Ombuds.
  4. Professional Educator Standards Board.
  5. Charter School Commission.
  6. State Board of Education.


Other business.

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Energy, Environment & Telecommunications
1/17/17 10:00 am

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

Work Session: Model Toxics Control Act (MTCA) program overview.

Other business.

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Financial Institutions & Insurance*
1/17/17 8:00 am

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

REVISED 1/14/2017 6:16 PM

Public Hearing:

  1. SB 5007 - Addressing surplus line broker licensing.
  2. SB 5013 - Concerning the disposition of tenant property placed upon the nearest public property.
  3. SB 5015 - Concerning unlawful detainer actions for at-will tenancies.


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

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Health Care
1/17/17 10:00 am

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

Work Session: Opioid abuse and treatment.

Other business.

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Higher Education
1/17/17 8:00 am

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

Work Session:

  1. Council of Presidents "Washington Competes".
  2. Update from the 2-year institutions.
  3. Update from the 4-year institutions.


Other business.

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Human Services, Mental Health & Housing*
1/17/17 1:30 pm

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

REVISED 1/16/2017 11:08 AM

Work Session: Employment Services and Community Access Services Administered by the Developmental Disabilities Administration.

Public Hearing:

  1. SB 5103 - Concerning petitions for review of involuntary commitment decisions filed by an immediate family member, guardian, or conservator.
  2. SB 5106 - Clarifying obligations under the involuntary treatment act.
  3. SB 5201 - Concerning individuals receiving both employment and community access services.
  4. SB 5105 - Streamlining foster care licensing.


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

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Law & Justice*
1/17/17 10:00 am

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

REVISED 1/13/2017 5:00 PM

Public Hearing:

  1. Prohibiting the use of eminent domain for economic development [S-0288.1].
  2. SB 5029 - Creating a criminal no-contact order for human trafficking and promoting prostitution-related offenses.
  3. SB 5184 - Modifying patronizing a prostitute provisions.
  4. SB 5030 - Concerning human trafficking, prostitution, and commercial sexual abuse of a minor.
  5. Concerning crimes against minors [S-0429.1].
  6. SB 5132 - Expanding the powers of liquor enforcement officers.


The draft bills are posted on the Committee's website at http://www.leg.wa.gov/Senate/Committees/LAW/Pages/default.aspx, and are also available from committee staff. Possible executive session on bills heard in committee. Other business.

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Local Government*
1/17/17 1:30 pm

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

REVISED 1/12/2017 3:27 PM

Public Hearing:

  1. SB 5034 - Concerning local government financial reports.
  2. SB 5036 - Clarifying the authority and procedures for unit priced contracting by public utility districts.
  3. SB 5046 - Providing public notices of public health, safety, and welfare in a language other than English.
  4. SB 5062 - Extending the period for which a bond levy may be increased.
  5. SB 5094 - Preventing breed-based dog regulations.


Other business.

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Natural Resources & Parks*
1/17/17 1:30 pm

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

REVISED 1/13/2017 5:28 PM

Work Session:

  1. Introduction from the new Commissioner of Public Lands.
  2. 2016 fire season update.


Other business.

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Transportation
1/17/17 3:30 pm

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

Work Session: State agency introductions:

  1. Department of Licensing.
  2. Washington State Patrol.
  3. Traffic Safety Commission.
  4. Office of Financial Management: Governor's proposed budget overview.

 

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Ways & Means*
1/17/17 3:30 pm

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

REVISED 1/13/2017 1:36 PM

Public Hearing: SB 5114 - Providing that a quarterly revenue forecast is due on February 20th during both a long and short legislative session year.

Work Session: Developmental Disabilities & Long Term Care Operating Budget Issues.

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

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