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WaLeg Day 10: Voting rights and fantasy sports

OLYMPIA -- House Democrats had talked of debating an extension of the "levy cliff", the scheduled drop in taxing authority for school districts, but the flu is going around here and some folks can't answer the bell.

Democratic leaders said that floor vote is off until Friday at the earliest, and possibly longer, depending on recovery times. 

In the meantime, lawmakers once again have early morning to late afternoon hearings, with a mid-morning break for caucuses. Among the bills up for public discussion are a pair of Voting Rights proposals in the morning, and one in the afternoon that would declare fantasy sports a game of skill, which would exempt it from being restricted as gambling.

Here's the full list:

Legislative Meeting Schedule

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Time

Committee

Location

 

8:00 AM

Law & Justice (S)

Senate Hearing Rm 4

 
 

State Government (S)

Senate Hearing Rm 2

 
 

Agriculture & Natural Resources (H)

House Hearing Rm B

 
 

Judiciary (H)

House Hearing Rm A

 
 

Technology & Economic Development (H)

House Hearing Rm C

 

9:00 AM

Community Development, Housing & Tribal Affairs (H)

House Hearing Rm E

 

10:00 AM

PRO FORMA SENATE SESSION

   
 

SENATE DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS

   
 

SENATE MAJORITY COALITION CAUCUS

   
 

HOUSE SESSION/CAUCUS

   

12:15 PM

Legislative Evaluation & Accountability Program

Senate Hearing Rm 2

 

1:30 PM

Commerce, Labor & Sports (S)

Senate Hearing Rm 4

 
 

Business & Financial Services (H)

House Hearing Rm B

 
 

Early Learning & Human Services (H)

House Hearing Rm C

 
 

Health Care & Wellness (H)

House Hearing Rm A

 
 

Higher Education (H)

House Hearing Rm D

 
 

State Government (H)

House Hearing Rm E

 

3:30 PM

Transportation (S)

Senate Hearing Rm 1

 
 

Ways & Means (S)

Senate Hearing Rm 4

 
 

Appropriations (H)

House Hearing Rm A

 
 

Transportation (H)

House Hearing Rm B

 


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House Committees


Agriculture & Natural Resources*
1/18/17 8:00 am

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

REVISED 1/12/2017 5:07 PM

Work Session: 2016 Habitat and Recreation Lands Coordinating Group annual progress report.

Public Hearing:

  1. HB 1148 - Extending the expiration date for reporting requirements on timber purchases.
  2. HB 1150 - Clarifying procedures for appointment to the Chehalis board created by chapter 194, Laws of 2016.
  3. HB 1172 - Encouraging low-water landscaping practices as a drought alleviation tool.

 

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Appropriations
1/18/17 3:30 pm

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

Work Session:

  1. Briefing on higher education funding.
  2. Briefing on natural resources funding.

 

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Business & Financial Services*
1/18/17 1:30 pm

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

REVISED 1/13/2017 8:24 AM

Public Hearing:

  1. HB 1073 - Concerning commercial transportation services freight deliverers.
  2. HB 1137 - Defining independent contractor relationships in the context of real estate licensing.
  3. HJM 4001 - Concerning the coordination of legislation and regulations to increase the portability of occupational credentials between Washington, Oregon, and California.


Possible Executive Session:

  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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Community Development, Housing & Tribal Affairs
1/18/17 9:00 am

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

Work Session: Washington tourism industry marketing.

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Early Learning & Human Services
1/18/17 1:30 pm

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

Work Session:

  1. Presentation on home visiting programs.
  2. Overview of the Department of Early Learning.
  3. Recommendations of the Blue Ribbon Commission on Delivery of Services to Children and Families.

 

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Health Care & Wellness*
1/18/17 1:30 pm

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

REVISED 1/13/2017 2:30 PM

Public Hearing:

  1. HB 1043 - Addressing nonpublic personal health information.
  2. HB 1239 - Concerning requests for medical records to support an application for social security benefits.
  3. HB 1117 - Addressing health care services balance billing.

 

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Higher Education*
1/18/17 1:30 pm

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

REVISED 1/16/2017 8:57 AM

Work Session:

  1. Washington State Institute for Public Policy Reports.
  2. Historical Review of Tuition and Minimum Wage.

 

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Judiciary*
1/18/17 8:00 am

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

REVISED 1/13/2017 8:46 AM

Public Hearing:

  1. HB 1128 - Concerning civil arbitration.
  2. HB 1131 - Concerning actions for damage to real property resulting from construction, alteration, or repair on adjacent property.
  3. HB 1140 - Extending surcharges on court filing fees for deposit in the judicial stabilization trust account to July 1, 2021.
  4. HB 1162 - Concerning requirements for providing notice regarding court review of initial detention decisions under the involuntary treatment act.
  5. HB 1196 - Modifying the process for prevailing parties to recover judgments in small claims court.
  6. HB 1199 - Allowing youth courts to have jurisdiction over transit infractions.

 

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Local Government*
1/18/17 8:00 am

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

MEETING CANCELLED.

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State Government
1/18/17 1:30 pm

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

Work Session:

  1. Procurement, Department of Enterprise Services.
  2. Information Technology, Washington Technology Solutions.


Public Hearing: HCR 4400 - Naming the building at 1063 Capitol Way "The Helen Sommers Building."

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Technology & Economic Development*
1/18/17 8:00 am

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

REVISED 1/13/2017 1:46 PM

Work Session:

  1. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  2. Department of Commerce energy reports.


Public Hearing:

  1. HB 1120 - Concerning the regulatory fairness act.
  2. HB 1154 - Ensuring the competitiveness of Washington state's fishing and seafood processing industries by supporting the recapitalization of fishing fleets through certain tax preferences.

 

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Transportation
1/18/17 3:30 pm

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

Work Session:

  1. Megaprojects update: Tacoma I-5 HOV and I-90 Snoqualmie Pass projects.
  2. Nickel and Transportation Partnership Account funding packages: A retrospective.


Possible Executive Session:

  1. HB 1018 - Modifying the maximum amount for grants provided to airports and air navigation facilities.
  2. HB 1036 - Concerning business practices of registered tow truck operators by authorizing electronic records creation and storage.
  3. HB 1037 - Concerning notice sent by and certain release of information affecting registered tow truck operators.

 

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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 & Sports*
1/18/17 1:30 pm

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

REVISED 1/13/2017 6:34 PM

Work Session:

  1. Wine, Beer & Spirits: Economic impacts on Washington state.
  2. Online poker.


Public Hearing:

  1. SB 5006 - Allowing beer and/or wine specialty shop licensees to sell products made by distillers that produce sixty thousand gallons or less of spirits per year.
  2. SB 5169 - Classifying fantasy sports contests as contests of skill.
  3. Other bills to be determined.


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

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Human Services, Mental Health & Housing*
1/18/17 1:30 pm

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

MEETING CANCELLED.

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Law & Justice*
1/18/17 8:00 am

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

REVISED 1/13/2017 5:15 PM

Public Hearing:

  1. SB 5059 - Addressing motor vehicle property offenses.
  2. SB 5077 - Allowing the department of corrections to provide temporary housing assistance to individuals being released from the Washington corrections center for women.
  3. SB 5080 - Concerning actions for damage to real property resulting from construction, alteration, or repair on adjacent property.
  4. SB 5083 - Concerning notice of relief from the duty to register.


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

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State Government*
1/18/17 8:00 am

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

REVISED 1/16/2017 12:25 PM

Work Session: Cyber Security.

  1. Emerging cyber security issues - the Washington State perspective.
  2. Update on the quality cyber security framework.



Public Hearing:

  1. SB 5067 - Enacting the Washington voting rights act.
  2. SB 5068 - Establishing a voting rights act to promote equal voting opportunity in certain political subdivisions by authorizing district-based elections in cities, towns, code cities, and counties.


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

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Transportation
1/18/17 3:30 pm

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

Work Session:

  1. Local program introductions.
    1. Transportation Improvement Board.
    2. County Road Administration Board.
    3. Freight Mobility Strategic Investment Board.
    4. Washington State Department of Transportation: Local Programs.
    5. Metropolitan and Regional Transportation Planning Organizations.
  2. Introduction to city and county transportation issues.

 

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Ways & Means
1/18/17 3:30 pm

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

Work Session: Behavioral Health Operating Budget Issues.

Other business.

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Legislative Agencies


Legislative Evaluation & Accountability Program
1/18/17 12:15 pm

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

Agenda:

  1. Introductions Members & Staff.
  2. Approval of July 2016, LEAP Meeting Minutes.
  3. Interim Projects Update.
  4. Review Fiscal.wa.gov Enhancements.
  5. Data Visualization Demonstration.

 

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