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2011 Special Session Bill Watch List

Updated on 12/21/11

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Bill No*Companion Bills*TitleStatusStatus DateOriginal Sponsor
HB 1083   Postretirement employmentH Ways & Means1/10/2011Bailey
HB 2127SB 5967Operating sup budget 2011-13H Ways & Means11/28/2011Hunter
HB 2155SB 5982Aerospace technology centerH Hi Ed12/8/2011Kenney
HB 2156SB 5976Workforce training/aerospaceH Labor/Work Dev12/8/2011Kenney
HB 2158SB 5974Project lead the way examsH Hi Ed12/8/2011Springer
EHB 2159SB 5975STEM career course grantsDel to Gov12/14/2011Maxwell
HB 2160SB 5973Teacher certification/STEMDel to Gov12/14/2011Maxwell
HB 2170   Career pathways actH Labor/Work Dev12/12/2011Probst
SB 5967HB 2127Operating sup budget 2011-13S Ways & Means12/1/2011Murray
SB 5972   Sales & use tx rate increaseS Ways & Means12/2/2011Shin
SB 5973HB 2160Teacher certification/STEMS EL/K-1212/7/2011Eide
ESB 5974HB 2158Project lead the way examsDel to Gov12/14/2011Tom
SB 5975HB 2159STEM career course grantsS EL/K-1212/7/2011McAuliffe
SB 5976HB 2156Workforce training/aerospaceS Ways & Means12/7/2011Tom
SB 5979   Discover pass sales/moneysS Energy/NatRes/M12/7/2011Honeyford
SB 5982HB 2155Aerospace technology centerS EDev/Trd/Innov12/7/2011Kastama
SB 5991   Child abuse reportingS HumServ/Corr12/12/2011Kohl-Welles
SJR 8217   New tax increases/expirationS Ways & Means12/1/2011Stevens
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2011 State Legislative Bills

5/13/2011

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Bill No*Companion Bills*TitleStatusStatus DateOriginal SponsorRecommended Position
SHB 1003Energy efficiency standardsH Rules 3C4/22/2011Morris
Establishes energy efficiency standards for consumer audio and video equipment. Passed to Rules Committee for second reading February 7. Referred to Rules 2 Consideration to February 15, 2011. Placed on second reading by Rules Committee on February 22, 2011.,
HB 1008Elected officials' salariesH SGTribalAff1/10/2011Appleton
HB 1009Endangered species agreemntsH Ag & Nat Res1/10/2011Chandler
HB 1014Watershed mgmt partnershipsH Judiciary1/10/2011Goodman
HB 1018Bicyclists and motoristsH Trans1/10/2011Pedersen
HB 1022Higher education employeesH Ways & Means1/10/2011CarlylePro
Regulates employment of retired higher education employees. First reading, referred to Ways & Means on January 10.,
SHB 1049Net metering of electricityH Rules R2/17/2011McCoy
Requires an electric utility to buy an operating fraction of a net metering aggregator of a net metering system. Public hearing in the House Committee on Technology and Energy & Communications at 10:00 AM on January 18, 2011. Executive action taken in the House Committee on Technology and Energy & Communications at 10:00 AM on February 15, 2011. Passed to Rules Committee for second reading on February 17, 2011.,
HB 1054Water conservation practicesH Ag & Nat Res1/10/2011Chandler
SHB 1061SB 5286Wastewater system designersC 256 L 115/5/2011Green
Modifies provisions relating to on-site wastewater treatment systems designer licensing. Passed to Rules Committee for second reading February 4. Placed on second reading by Rules Committee on February 15, 2011. 1st substitute bill substituted. Third reading, passed; yeas, 89; nays, 4; absent, 0; excused, 5 on February 22, 2011. IN THE SENATE: First reading, referred to Environment, Water & Energy on February 23, 2011. ,
HB 1065New programsH SGTribalAff1/10/2011Bailey
Requires the state auditor to publish a draft list on its web site of all new programs funded by any appropriation or allotment of state funds during the previous fiscal year. Requires the budget document to include a listing of all new programs funded in the previous two years. Defines the term "new program." Public hearing in the House Committee on State Government & Tribal Affairs at 1:30 PM on January 17. ,
HB 1067Fiscal notesH Ways & Means1/10/2011Bailey
Provides that before either house of the legislature may vote on final passage on a bill that if enacted into law would increase state or local government expenditures or would increase or decrease state or local government revenues, a fiscal note must be available that applies to the bill as it is to be voted upon. First reading, referred to Ways & Means on January 10. ,
HB 1070Anaerobic digestionH Environment1/10/2011Bailey
Creates a limited permitting exemption under the clean air act for anaerobic digestion in order to minimize any regulatory burdens inhibiting the furtherance of the state public interest. Public hearing in the House Committee on Environment at 9:00 AM on January 20. ,
SHB 1081SB 5228Small alt energy facilitiesH Rules 3C4/22/2011Morris
Ensures that small alternative energy resource facilitiesare sited in a timely manner in local jurisdictions wherethere are no existing ordinances to permit these facilities, where applicable ordinances have not been updated in over tenyears, or where ordinances have been adopted that impede thetimely permitting of these facilities. Encourages local governments to enter into interlocalagreements with the energy facility site evaluation council. Passed to Rules Committee for second reading February 4. ,
HB 1083Postretirement employmentH Ways & Means1/10/2011BaileyPro
Addresses postretirement employment of members of thestate retirement systems. First reading, referred to Ways & Means on January 10. ,
SHB 1085Hair design licenseH Gen Gov Apps2/1/2011Angel
Creates a hair design license. Referred to General Government Appropriations & Oversight February 1. ,
ESHB 1086SB 5095Operating sup budget 2011C 5 L 112/18/2011HunterCon
Governor partially vetoed. Chapter 5, 2011 Laws PV. Effective date 2/18/2011. Makes 2011 supplemental operating appropriations. Passed third reading on the House floor ; yeas, 55; nays, 43; absent, 0; excused, 0 on January 24. Passed Third reading on the Senate floor; yeas, 38; nays, 9; absent, 0; excused, 1. IN THE SENATE: First reading, referred to Ways & Means on January 25, 2011. Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means at 3:30 PM on February 2, 2011. Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means at 3:30 PM on February 3, 2011. Majority; do pass with amendment(s). Minority; do not pass. Passed to Rules Committee for second reading. Placed on second reading by Rules Committee. Committee amendment adopted with no other amendments. Placed on Third Reading. Third reading, passed; yeas, 38; nays, 9; absent, 0; excused, 1 on February 4, 2011. IN THE HOUSE: House refuses to concur in the Senate amendments. Asks Senate for Conference thereon. Conference committee appointed. Representatives Alexander, Hunter, Sullivan on February 16, 2011. IN THE SENATE: Conference committee request granted. Conference committee appointed. Senators Murray, Zarelli, Hobbs. Conference committee report; received 9:57 AM 2/17/2011. Signed by Senators Murray, Hobbs, Zarelli; Representatives Hunter, Sullivan. IN THE SENATE: Conference committee request granted. Conference committee appointed. Senators Murray, Zarelli, Hobbs. Conference committee report; received 9:57 AM 2/17/2011. Signed by Senators Murray, Hobbs, Zarelli; Representatives Hunter, Sullivan. Conference committee report adopted. Passed final passage; yeas, 37; nays, 10; absent, 0; excused, 2 on February 18, 2011. IN THE HOUSE: Conference committee report; received 10:00 AM 2/17/2011. Conference committee report adopted. Passed final passage as recommended by conference committee; yeas, 55; nays, 41; absent, 0; excused, 2. Speaker signed. IN THE SENATE: President signed. OTHER THAN LEGISLATIVE ACTION: Delivered to Governor.,
ESHB 1087SB 5094Operating budget 2011-2013H Rules 3C4/22/2011Hunter
Makes 2011-2013 operating appropriations. First reading, referred to Ways & Means on January 10. ,
SHB 1089Instructional materialsDel to Gov4/19/2011McCoy
Prohibits a public or private institution of highereducation that provides certain specialized format versions of instructional material from requiring the student to return the specialized format version of the instructional material. Executive action taken in the House Committee on Higher Education at 1:30 PM February 7. Majority voted do pass on the substituted bill. Passed to Rules Committee for second reading on February 11, 2011.,
HB 1093Horse brand inspectionH Ag & Nat Res1/11/2011Haigh
Prohibits the department of agriculture from requiring an owner or possessor of a horse to present the horse for a brand inspection upon movement, sale, importation into Washington, exportation out of Washington, or under any other circumstances. First reading, referred to Agriculture & Natural Resources on January 11.,
SHB 1122SB 5009Information services deptH Rules R2/9/2011Frockt
Modifies requirements of the department of information services in making information services available. Executive action taken in the House Committee on Technology and Energy & Communications at 8:00 AM February 4. Majority voted do pass on the substituted bill. Passed to Rules Committee for second reading on February 9, 2011.,
HB 1125Hydroelectric generationH Environment1/12/2011Haler
Recognizes hydroelectric generation as a renewable energy resource. First reading, referred to Environmenton January 12. ,
E2SHB 1144Renew. energy cost recoveryH Rules 3C4/22/2011McCoy
Modifies renewable energy investment cost recovery program provisions relating to: (1) Placement of a solar energy system on property owned by an institution of higher education; (2) Required information on an application for the investment cost recovery incentive; (3) Rates paid for the incentive; (4) Option to purchase a solar energy system; and (5) Credit against taxes due from a light and power business. Public hearing in the House Committee on Technology and Energy & Communications at 10:00 AM January 25. Executive action taken in the House Committee on Technology and Energy & Communications at 1:30 PM. Majority; 1st substitute bill be substituted, do pass on February 9, 2011. Referred to Ways & Means on February 15, 2011. ,
HB 1152Water pollution statutesH Ag & Nat Res1/13/2011Smith
Requires the department of ecology, after determining that a violation of a water pollution control statute has occurred or is about to occur, to attempt to achieve voluntary compliance before any notice of violation or penalty may be assessed. Public hearing in the House Committee on Agriculture & Natural Resources at 8:00 AM on January 28, 2011. Executive session scheduled, but no action was taken in the House Committee on Agriculture & Natural Resources at 8:00 AM on February 4, 2011. ,
HB 1162Natural resources managementH SGTribalAff1/13/2011Orcutt
Streamlines natural resources management. First reading, referred to State Government & Tribal Affairs on January 13. ,
SHB 1164Employment leaveH Rules C3/7/2011Liias
Authorizes unpaid leave to an employee, who is otherwise entitled to other leave under chapter 49.78 RCW (family leave) or federal law, to attend or participate in a child's educational activities. Passed to Rules Committee for second reading February 8. Referred to Rules 2 Consideration on February 22, 2011.,
SHB 1165Small business supportH Ways & Means2/16/2011Liias
Promotes entrepreneurship and investment in the state's small businesses. Provides a small business taxpayer bill of rights. Requires the department of commerce to: (1) Develop and offer a small business loan or loan guarantee program of up to one hundred million dollars to provide access to capital for qualified small businesses which are unable to obtain funding from private commercial lenders on commercially reasonable terms or to qualify for federal small business administration loans; and (2) Establish and continuously update an online portal to provide small businesses with information about a broad array of state, federal, and local services. Requires master and renewal applications issued through the business license center to include a statement referencing the online business portal. Requires excise tax returns to include a statement referencing the online business portal. Requires the department of revenue to waive or cancel certain interest and penalties for a small business taxpayer if the failure to pay taxes due was not intentional. Allows a business and occupation tax credit for new qualified employment positions created as provided in section 3 of the act. Repeals the termination of the office of regulatory assistance under the sunset act. Public hearing in the House Committee on Community Development & Housing at 10:00 AM on January 20. Executive action taken in the House Committee on Community Development & Housing at 1:30 PM on February 14, 2011. Referred to Ways & Means on February 16, 2011.,
SHB 1169SB 5087Noxious weed listsC 126 L 114/20/2011Haigh
Modifies provisions relating to noxious weed lists. Public hearing in the House Committee on Agriculture & Natural Resources at 8:00 am on January 28, 2011. Executive session scheduled, but no action was taken in the House Committee on Agriculture & Natural Resources at 8:00 AM on February 4, 2011. Executive action taken in the House Committee on Agriculture & Natural Resources at 10:00 AM on February 15, 2011. Executive action taken in the House Committee on Agriculture & Natural Resources at 10:00 AM. Majority; 1st substitute bill be substituted, do pass. Minority; do not pass on February 15, 2011. Passed to Rules Committee for second reading on February 16, 2011. ,
SHB 1173Small works rosterH Rules C3/7/2011Kenney
Revises small works roster contracting procedures and the limited public works process. Passed to Rules Committee for second reading February 8.,
HB 1179Public employees/meetingsC 63 L 114/14/2011Hunt
Clarifies that state employees may attend informational or educational meetings regarding legislative issues with a legislator or other elected official. Executive action taken in the House Committee on State Government & Tribal Affairs at 1:30 PM January 31. Majority; do pass. Passed to Rules Committee for second reading on February 3, 2011. ,
ESHB 1183SB 5548Health care providersC 150 L 114/22/2011Johnson
Prohibits an institution of higher education from prohibiting a hospital or physician from entering into an agreement to provide student clinical rotations or residencies to qualified osteopathic or allopathic medical students. Executive action taken in the House Committee on Health Care & Wellness at 1:30 PM on January 31, 2011. Majority; 1st substitute bill be substituted, do pass. Passed to Rules Committee for second reading on February 4, 2011. Placed on second reading by Rules Committee on February 15, 2011. 1st substitute bill substituted. Floor amendment(s) adopted. Rules suspended. Placed on Third Reading. Third reading, passed; yeas, 94; nays, 0; absent, 0; excused, 4 on February 22, 2011. ,
HB 1187Climate change expendituresH Environment1/14/2011Hinkle
Requires any climate expenditure intended to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to provide certain information before implementation and expenditure. Requires the state to regularly audit any climate expenditure contracts. First reading, referred to Environment on January 14, 2011. ,
HB 1196State agencies/land mgmtH Ag & Nat Res1/14/2011Taylor
Requires the department of fish and wildlife and theparks and recreation commission to give consideration to economic development opportunities for any real property under its control that provide benefits to the department, the commission, or the state, or for the local community where the property is situated when deciding how to most advantageously use the property. Requires the board of natural resources to give consideration to economic development opportunities for any public lands under its control that provide benefits to the state land trust beneficiaries, the department of natural resources, or the state, or for the local community where the property is situated when deciding how to most advantageously manage property. First reading, referred to Agriculture & Natural Resources on January 14, 2011. ,
HB 1199Working lands ownershipH Cap Budget1/14/2011Taylor
Requires the department of natural resources to develop, and the board of natural resources to implement, a plan to divest the state of certain state lands and state forest lands. Requires the state investment board to work closely with the board of natural resources to implement the state land divestiture plan. Authorizes the attorney general to condemn certain land owned by the federal government. Requires the board of natural resources, in implementing the divestiture plan, to ensure that land sales are awarded to the highest private sector bidder. First reading, referred to Capital Budget on January 14, 2011. ,
HB 1208Sex offenders/schoolsH Pub Safety1/17/2011PearsonConcerns
Modifies notification requirements of sex offenders attending schools. Requires a school district or department of public safety of an institution of higher education, that receives notice that a person who is required to register as a sex offender plans to attend the school, to notify certain parties. Requires school districts to collect residential addresses and e-mail addresses of parents, legal guardians, students who are eighteen years of age or older, and school district personnel. Public hearing in the House Committee on Public Safety & Emergency Preparedness at 1:30 PM on January 26, 2011.,
SHB 1254Forest resources instituteC 187 L 114/29/2011Lytton
Finds that: (1) There are many challenges facing the forest sector; and (2) These forest issues transcend the expertise and mission of the University of Washington school of forest resources and the associated centers and cooperatives. Directs the institute of forest resources to provide the structure and continuity needed by drawing contributions from the associated centers and cooperatives into a process that is responsive to the critical issues confronting the forest sector. First reading, referred to Agriculture & Natural Resources on January 18. Public hearing in the House Committee on Agriculture & Natural Resources at 8:00 AM on February 4, 2011. Executive action taken in the House Committee on Agriculture & Natural Resources at 8:00 AM. Majority; 1st substitute bill be substituted, do pass. Minority; do not pass on February 11, 2011. Passed to Rules Committee for second reading on February 16, 2011. Referred to Rules 2 Consideration on February 22, 2011. ,
HB 1262SB 5162Annuities & retirement plansH Ways & Means1/18/2011Bailey
Addresses public employees' annuities and retirement plans. First reading, referred to Ways & Means on January 18. ,
HB 1264Employment eligibility/govtH SGTribalAff1/18/2011Anderson
Requires the state and all counties, cities, towns, and other political subdivisions thereof, to verify the employment eligibility of individuals hired for employment. First reading, referred to State Government & Tribal Affairs on January 18. ,
HB 1271SB 5194Fertilizer w/ phosphorusH Environment1/18/2011Billig
Limits the use of fertilizer containing the plant nutrient phosphorus. Prohibits the sale or display of fertilizer that is labeled as containing phosphorus. First reading, referred to Environment on January 18. ,
HB 1288St. agency web sites/adsH SGTribalAff1/18/2011Carlyle
Directs the department of revenue, the department of transportation, the employment security department, the state lottery, and the department of information services, on behalf of access Washington, to begin selling internet advertisements for display on those agency's web sites. First reading, referred to State Government & Tribal Affairs on January 18. ,
HB 1299SB 5089Pub records request disputesH SGTribalAff1/18/2011Takko
Authorizes a requester and an agency, before filing any court action alleging a violation of the public records act, to confer in person or by telephone regarding any dispute. First reading, referred to State Government & Tribal Affairs on January 18. ,
HB 1300SB 5088Public records copying costsH SGTribalAff1/18/2011Moeller
Authorizes a public agency to require a requester to pay personnel costs for a public records request during the month to complete search and copying tasks if the production of records for the requester in a calendar month exceeds five person hours. First reading, referred to State Government & Tribal Affairs on January 18. ,
HB 1302SB 5122Health care insuranceH HC/Wellness1/18/2011Jinkins
Modifies provisions relating to the regulation of health care insurance. First reading, referred to Health Care & Wellness on January 18. ,
HB 1355State purchasing/biddingH SGTribalAff1/19/2011Pearson
Requires the state purchasing and material control director and certain state purchasing agencies and educational institutions, in the award of procurement contracts, to apply a three percent bidding preference to the bids of in-state businesses. First reading, referred to State Government & Tribal Affairs January 19. ,
HB 1374SB 5284State agency debt collectionH SGTribalAff1/20/2011Hurst
Requires state agencies and institutions to: (1) Assign all debts over ninety days past due to a collection agency; and (2) Give preference to businesses that have hired state employees displaced by the act. Requires the department of general administration to develop a process to certify which businesses meet the requirement above. Provides certain displaced state employees: (1) Placement on the statewide layoff list; (2) Severance payments; and (3) Five years of additional service credit for retirement purposes. First reading, referred to State Government & Tribal Affairs on January 20. ,
HB 1388State energy code changesH Tech/En/Com1/20/2011Dammeier
Delays until April 1, 2012, implementation of the changes to the state energy code adopted by the state building code council on November 20, 2009. Public hearing in the House Committee on Technology and Energy & Communications at 8:00 AM on January 28, 2011. Public hearing in the House Committee on Technology and Energy & Communications at 10:00 AM on February 1, 2011. ,
HB 1393SB 5526Stirling convertersH Ways & Means2/7/2011Jacks
Creates a preferential business and occupation tax rate for businesses that manufacture solar energy systems using stirling converters. Expands the renewable energy cost-recovery incentive payment program to include solar stirling converters. Referred to Ways & Means February 7.,
SHB 1394SB 5268Higher ed efficiency/savingsH Ways & Means2/14/2011ProbstPro
Establishes the college efficiency and savings act. Provides colleges and universities with additional flexibility to deal with budget reductions by removing barriers that create unnecessary paperwork, bureaucracy, and inefficiencies. Executive action taken in the House Committee on Higher Education at 8:00 AM February 9. Executive action taken in the House Committee on Higher Education at 8:00 AM. Majority; 1st substitute bill be substituted, do pass. Minority; do not pass on February 9, 2011. Referred to Ways & Means on February 14, 2011. ,
HB 1450SB 5160Duty-related death benefitH Ways & Means1/21/2011Seaquist
Increases the duty-related death benefit for public employees. First reading, referred to Ways & Means on January 21. ,
HB 1461State agency reorganizationH SGTribalAff1/21/2011Hunt
Declares an intent to consolidate central services into one agency. First reading, referred to State Government & Tribal Affairs on January 21. ,
ESHB 1489Fertilizer w/ phosphorusC 73 L 114/14/2011Billig
Prohibits the sale or display of fertilizer that is labeled as containing phosphorus. Prohibits the application of fertilizer containing phosphorus, manipulated animal or vegetable manure, or biosolids product to: (1) Turf when the ground is frozen; or (2) An impervious surface. Executive action taken in the House Committee on Environment at 8:00 AM February 10. Passed to Rules Committee for second reading on February 15, 2011. Placed on second reading by Rules Committee on February 22, 2011.,
SHB 1497SB 5467Capital budget 2011-2013H 2nd Reading5/6/2011Dunshee
Adopts the 2011-2013 capital budget. Scheduled for public hearing in the House Committee on Capital Budget at 1:30 PM on January 27. (Subject to change) ,
SHB 1522Credit for prior learningH Rules 3C4/22/2011Kenney
Requires the state board for community and technical colleges, the higher education coordinating board, the council of presidents, the four-year institutions of higher education, the private independent higher education institutions, and the private career schools to collaborate to carry out certain goals with regard to students receiving academic credit for prior learning. Requires the state board for community and technical colleges to convene the academic credit for prior learning work group to coordinate and implement the goals. Requires the office of financial management to work with the state board for community and technical colleges, the higher education coordinating board, and the four-year institutions of higher education to track the number of students receiving academic credit for prior learning and the type of credit awarded at institutions of higher education. Executive action taken in the House Committee on Higher Education at 1:30 PM February 7. Majority voted do pass on the substituted bill. Public hearing in the House Committee on Higher Education at 1:30 PM. Referred to Education Appropriations & Oversight on February 11, 2011. Public hearing in the House Committee on Education Appropriations & Oversight at 1:30 PM on February 17, 2011. Executive action taken in the House Committee on Education Appropriations & Oversight at 1:30 PM on February 18, 2011. Executive action taken by committee on February 21, 2011. ,
SHB 1524International baccalaureateC 203 L 114/29/2011Orwall
Recognizes the international baccalaureate diploma. First reading, referred to Education January 25. Public hearing in the House Committee on Education at 1:30 PM on February 11, 2011. Executive action taken in the House Committee on Education at 8:00 AM.Majority; 1st substitute bill be substituted, do pass. Passed to Rules Committee for second reading on February 17, 2011. Placed on second reading by Rules Committee on February 22, 2011. ,
HB 1525Higher ed course numberingH Hi Ed1/25/2011OrwallCon
Requires the higher education coordinating board and the state board for community and technical colleges to convene a work group to establish a single set of common course numbers and common course descriptions for all common lower division courses at all institutions of higher education. Requires institutions of higher education to formally adopt the common course numbers and specifically identify them in all course catalogs and publications. Scheduled for public hearing in the House Committee on Higher Education at 1:30 PM January 31. (Subject to change) ,
HB 1551Technology transfer fundingH Hi Ed1/25/2011Anderson
Directs the University of Washington, Washington State University, the regional universities, The Evergreen State College, the community and technical college centers of excellence, and the department of commerce to work collaboratively with the private sector in the development and implementation of a sustained, competitive, world class, higher education research, development, application of invention, and technology transfer program that creates and sustains private sector jobs. Changes the composition and duties of the Washington technology center. Transfers certain functions and operations previously performed by the Spokane intercollegiate research and technology institute to the Washington technology center. First reading, referred to Higher Education January 25. ,
HB 1586SB 5315Doctorates/branch campusesC 208 L 114/29/2011SeaquistPro
Authorizes research universities to develop doctoral degree programs at their branch campuses subject to approval by the higher education coordinating board. Executive action taken in the House Committee on Higher Education at 8:00 AM February 9, 2011. Voted do pass by the Majority. Referred to Education Appropriations & Oversight on February 14, 2011. Public hearing in the House Committee on Education Appropriations & Oversight at 1:30 PM on February 17, 2011. Executive action taken in the House Committee on Education Appropriations & Oversight at 1:30 PM on February 18, 2011. Executive action taken by committee on February 21, 2011. ,
HB 1639SB 5464Clean energy partnershipH Tech/En/Com1/27/2011McCoyPro
Creates the Washington clean energy partnership to: (1) Develop, implement, and manage programs and funding initiatives related to expanding the clean energy sector in Washington; and (2) Coordinate clean energy initiatives and implement the clean energy leadership council's recommendations provided in the state clean energy leadership plan report. Creates the clean energy sector advisory committee to: (1) Approve the appointment of the executive director of the partnership; (2) Approve the annual operating budget of the partnership; (3) Provide strategic guidance to the executive director on the needs of the clean energy sector; and (4) Establish priorities for the use of partnership funds, including approving the allocation of funds to projects. Creates the Washington clean energy partnership fund. Requires money in the energy freedom account to be spent only after appropriation and approval by the Washington clean energy partnership. Scheduled for public hearing in the House Committee on Technology and Energy & Communications at 1:30 PM February 2. (Subject to change) ,
SHB 1650State need grant eligibilityH Rules 3C4/22/2011Hasegawa
Modifies eligibility requirements for state need grants. Allows child support payments received by students who are parents attending less than half-time to be used in computing financial need. Executive action taken in the House Committee on Higher Education at 8:00 AM February 9. Voted do pass by the Majority. Referred to Education Appropriations & Oversight on February 14, 2011. Public hearing in the House Committee on Education Appropriations & Oversight at 1:30 PM on February 17, 2011. Executive action taken in the House Committee on Education Appropriations & Oversight at 1:30 PM on February 21, 2011. ,
HB 1654Tuition for excess creditsH Hi Ed1/28/2011Zeiger
Requires four-year higher education institutions and the state board for community and technical colleges to charge resident undergraduate students at the nonresident or graduate tuition rates for certain credits. Requires the education data center to track certain students. Modifies requirements of adopting policies relating to assessment of surcharges. First reading, referred to Higher Education January 28. ,
SHB 1663Higher education purchasingC 198 L 114/29/2011ParkerPro
Removes the requirement that higher education institutions must purchase goods and services from inmate work programs operated by the department of corrections. Public hearing in the House Committee on Higher Education at 10:00 AM on February 3, 2011. Executive action taken in the House Committee on Higher Education at 1:30 PM. Majority; 1st substitute bill be substituted, do pass on February 14, 2011. Referred to Ways & Means on February 16, 2011. ,
SHB 1666SB 5717Higher ed funding task forceH Ways & Means2/17/2011SeaquistPro with concerns
Implements higher education funding task force recommendations relating to goals, funding, performance, and accountability. Creates the Washington pledge scholarship program. Creates the Washington pledge endowment fund. Public hearing in the House Committee on Higher Education at 8:00 AM on February 2, 2011. Executive action taken in the House Committee on Higher Education at 8:00 AM.Majority; 1st substitute bill be substituted, do pass on February 16, 2011. Minority; do not pass on February 17, 2011.,
HB 1754SB 5576UW & WSU constructionH Cap Budget2/1/2011DunsheePro
Modifies provisions regarding capital construction and building purposes at the University of Washington and Washington State University. First reading, referred to Capital Budget February 1. ,
E2SHB 1792SB 5636North Puget Sound higher edH Rules 3C4/22/2011SellsPro
Expands opportunities in higher education in north Puget Sound. First reading, referred to Higher Education February 2. Public hearing in the House Committee on Higher Education at 10:00 AM on February 10, 2011. Executive action taken in the House Committee on Higher Education at 10:00 AM. Majority; 1st substitute bill be substituted, do pass. Minority; do not pass. Referred to Ways & Means on February 17, 2011. ,
E2SHB 1795Higher ed opportunity actS Passed 3rd5/10/2011CarlylePro with concerns
Establishes the higher education opportunity act to: (1) Ensure that tuition dollars are spent to improve student access, affordability, and the quality of education; (2) Establish a clear nexus between tuition dollars and improved productivity and greater accountability of public higher education institutions; and (3) Create a modern and robust higher education financial system that funds outcomes and results rather than input and process. Requires the office of financial management to create a work group to identify statutory reporting and accountability requirements that are duplicative, overly burdensome, redundant, or ineffective, and develop recommendations for statutory changes. First reading, referred to Higher Education on February 2, 2011. Public hearing in the House Committee on Higher Education at 8:00 AM on February 9, 2011. Executive action taken in the House Committee on Higher Education at 1:30 PM. Majority; 1st substitute bill be substituted, do pass. Minority; do not pass on February 14, 2011. Referred to Ways & Means on February 16, 2011. ,
E2SHB 1808SB 5616Postsecondary creditC 77 L 114/15/2011Lytton
Establishes the launch year act. Helps students progress from high school to a certificate or degree by increasing opportunities and providing a clear pathway. Provides for community and technical colleges and fouryear higher education institutions to publish a list of high school courses and adopt uniform scores for proficiency exams or competency requirements that will be given credit toward certificate or degree requirements. Requires the higher education coordinating board to annually publish certain information on its web site. Public hearing in the House Committee on Higher Education at 10:00 AM on February 10, 2011. Executive action taken in the House Committee on Higher Education at 8:00 AM on February 16, 2011. Scheduled for public hearing in the House Committee on Education Appropriations & Oversight at 1:30 PM in anticipation of other legislative action on February 18, 2011. Executive action taken in the House Committee on Education Appropriations & Oversight at 1:30 PM on February 22, 2011.,
HB 1816State higher ed systemH Hi Ed2/3/2011AndersonConcerns
Addresses funding and operating practices of the state higher education system relating to: (1) Tuition and state funding; (2) Financial aid programs; (3) Transfer and articulation system and policies; (4) Cost savings; (5) The rising juniors test; (6) High school dual credit programs; and (7) Remedial instruction charge back. Creates the Washington higher education internship program. Provides a business and occupation tax credit for participants in the program for wages and benefits paid to interns in qualifying internships. Creates the HELP investment fund within the state investment board's portfolio of investment pools. Abolishes the workforce training and education coordinating board and transfers its powers, duties, and functions to the state board for community and technical colleges. Transfers higher education coordinating board data collection functions to the legislative evaluation and accountability program. Eliminates the following programs: State work-study; state need grant; higher education loan; future teachers conditional scholarship and loan repayment; state national guard conditional scholarship; GET ready for math and science scholarship; American Indian endowed scholarship; international exchange school; health professional loan repayment and scholarship; foster care endowed scholarship; passport to college promise pilot; college bound scholarship; promise scholarship; food animal veterinarian conditional scholarship; and educational assistance grant program for students with dependents. First reading, referred to Higher Education on February 3. ,
ESHB 1886SB 5713Ruckelshaus Center processDel to Gov4/19/2011Takko
Implements William D. Ruckelshaus Center recommendations by establishing the agriculture and critical areas voluntary stewardship program to protect and enhance critical areas on lands used for agricultural activities through voluntary actions by agricultural operators. Public hearing in the House Committee on Local Government at 8:00 AM on February 11, 2011. Executive action taken in the House Committee on Local Government at 10:00 AM on February 15, 2011. Referred to General Government Appropriations & Oversight on February 17, 2011. Public hearing and executive action taken in the House Committee on General Government Appropriations & Oversight at 1:30 PM on February 18, 2011. Executive action taken by committee on February 21, 2011. ,
HB 1890Reducing energy costsH Environment2/8/2011Klippert
Provides utilities with more time during the continuing economic downturn to meet certain mandates of the energy independence act and thereby delay the rate impacts that would be caused by the capital investments to meet such mandates. Provides a contingent expiration date and requires the employment security department to notify the code reviser's office once the date is known. First reading, referred to Environment February 8. ,
SHB 1899Public records violationsC 273 L 115/5/2011Miloscia
Increases penalties for certain violations of the public records act. First reading, referred to State Government & Tribal Affairs February 9. Public hearing and executive action taken in the House Committee on State Government & Tribal Affairs at 8:00 AM on February 16, 2011. Passed to Rules Committee for second reading on February 17, 2011. ,
E2SHB 1901Long-term care servicesH Rules 3C4/22/2011Cody
Addresses the delivery of long-term care services relating to: (1) Boarding home licensing requirements; (2) Intermittent nursing services; (3) Availability of qualified and trained staff; (4) Conversion of part of nursing home for use as assisted living services; and (5) Follow to home services provided by a care coach not included in home health care. Authorizes nursing homes to establish and provide nonmedical care management services to persons discharged to home for up to thirty days following discharge from the nursing home. Requires the department of social and health services to: (1) Adopt rules to establish postacute care program certification standards; (2) Convene a work group to identify the chronic and acute care service needs of the region's residents over the next ten years and the existing service capacity of the provider community to meet those identified needs; and (3) Convene a work group to discuss and identify one or more mechanisms to incentivize nursing facilities to close or to eliminate licensed beds from active service. First reading, referred to Health Care & Wellness on February 9, 2011. Public hearing in the House Committee on Health Care & Wellness at 8:00 AM on February 16, 2011. Executive action taken in the House Committee on Health Care & Wellness at 10:00 AM. Majority; 1st substitute bill be substituted, do pass. Referred to Health & Human Services Appropriations & Oversight on February 17, 2011. Public hearing in the House Committee on Health & Human Services Appropriations & Oversight at 1:30 PM on February 18, 2011. Executive action taken in the House Committee on Health & Human Services Appropriations & Oversight at 1:30 PM on February 21, 2011. ,
HB 1908Peer mentoring programH Hi Ed2/9/2011Hasegawa
Requires the six four-year higher education institutions to create and implement a peer mentoring program modeled after the pilot program launched in fall 2009 at Western Washington University. First reading, referred to Higher Education February 9.,
HB 1932University course materialsH SGTribalAff2/10/2011Stanford
Addresses university employees who make financial gains from the sale of course materials they have authored and assigned to their classes. First reading, referred to State Government & Tribal Affairs February 10. ,
HB 1947State-federal agreementsH SGTribalAff2/14/2011Shea
Requires state agencies to submit a written report to the speaker and minority leader of the house of representatives, the majority and minority leaders of the senate, and the governor, providing a comprehensive, detailed description of every agreement between the agency and the federal government. First reading, referred to State Government & Tribal Affairs on February 14, 2011.,
HB 1948State energy freedom actH Environment2/14/2011Shea
Establishes the Washington state energy freedom act of 2011. Prohibits state agencies from adopting or enforcing a state, regional, or national program to regulate the emission of greenhouse gas or motor vehicle fuel economy without express legislative authorization. First reading, referred to Environment on February 14, 2011.,
HB 1954Public interest degreesH Hi Ed2/14/2011Zeiger
Requires the higher education coordinating board, before enrolling students each academic year, to identify which programs qualify as public interest degrees for which students may enroll at reduced tuition rates. Establishes the joint select legislative task force on public interest degrees. First reading, referred to Higher Education on February 14, 2011.,
HB 1973SB 5639Education governance systemH Education2/16/2011SullivanConcerns
Creates the department of education as an executive branch agency. Creates the P-20 education council to advise the secretary of the department of education on broad policy issues affecting the state's education system. Houses the superintendent of public instruction within the department of education, or transfers the powers and duties of the superintendent of public instruction to the department of education, depending on the outcome of the constitutional amendment eliminating the superintendent of public instruction as a statewide elected official. Transfers the powers, duties, and functions of the state school for the blind, the Washington state center for childhood deafness and hearing loss, the office of the education ombudsman, and the professional educator standards board to the department of education. Abolishes the department of early learning, the state board of education, the state board for community and technical colleges, and the higher education coordinating board and transfers their powers, duties, and functions to the department of education. Requires the governor to appoint a transition team to plan the technical and practical steps required to bring the current state-level education agencies and structures into a new department. Requires the public employment relations commission to review the existing collective bargaining units within the department of early learning to determine if these units would be appropriate units within the department of education. Requires the code reviser to prepare legislation for the 2012 session to correct obsolete references resulting from the enactment of the act. Provides contingent effective dates.,
HB 1980Strategic investments in eduH Ways & Means2/16/2011Seaquist
Establishing a process to make strategic investments in education.,
ESHB 1981Public & higher ed employeesS 2nd Reading5/9/2011Bailey
Addressing public employee postretirement and higher education employees’ annuities and retirement income plans.,
HB 1989Signatures/public disclosureH SGTribalAff2/17/2011Shea
Protecting signatures of citizens from public disclosure by agencies to prevent criminal use of the signatures.,
SHB 1998Actuarial services/stateH Rules 3C4/22/2011Bailey
Addressing actuarial services for the state’s public employee retirement systems.,
HB 2014Liquor license feesH Ways & Means3/25/2011Hunt
SHB 2020Funding capital projectsH 2nd Reading5/6/2011Dunshee
SHB 2021SB 5920PERS and TRS plan 1Del to Gov4/22/2011Pettigrew
SHB 2035Public printerH Ways & Means4/7/2011HudginsCon
HB 2049Higher ed performnce councilH Hi Ed4/5/2011Zeiger
HB 2064Pub. employee salaries T.O.H Ways & Means4/9/2011Hunter
HB 2074Higher ed coordinating boardH Ways & Means4/9/2011Sullivan
HB 2076Higher ed prog. savings T.O.H Ways & Means4/9/2011Hunter
HB 2088Opportunity scholarship brdH Ways & Means4/14/2011Probst
HB 2095Student and faculty mealsH Ways & Means4/14/2011Probst
HJM 4001Transp. security imagingH Pub Safety1/10/2011Appleton
HJM 4002Biomass combustionH Environment1/13/2011Orcutt
Requests the administrator of the environmental protection agency to exclude biomass combustion emissions in calculating greenhouse gas emissions and remove all rules relating to biomass combustion. First reading, referred to Environment January 13. ,
HJM 4003,    ,Western climate initiative,H Environment,1/13/2011,Short, ,
Requests the governor to withdraw the state from the western climate initiative. First reading, referred to Environment January 13 ,
HJR 4202,    ,Hydroelectric generation,H Environment,1/12/2011,Haler, ,
Proposes an amendment to the state Constitution to require that hydroelectric generation be recognized as a renewable resource. First reading, referred to Environment January 12. ,
HJR 4219,SJR 8214SJR 8214,State's pension obligations,H Ways & Means,2/8/2011,Van De Wege, ,
Proposes an amendment to the state Constitution to ensure that retirement benefits provided under certain state pension plans be funded, to the maximum extent possible, over the working lives of plan members so that employer costs are paid by the taxpayers who receive the benefit of those members' service. First reading, referred to Ways & Means February 8. ,
SB 5001,    ,Unappropriated public lands,S NR/Marine,1/10/2011,Stevens, ,
Addresses the revocation of this state's disclaimer of rights to unappropriated public lands. Takes effect January 1, 2012, upon approval of the voters of the proposed amendment to Article XXVI of the state Constitution. First reading, referred to Natural Resources & Marine Waters January 10. ,
SB 5009,HB 1122HB 1122,Information services dept,S EDev/Trd/Innov,1/10/2011,Kastama, ,
Modifies requirements of the department of information services in making information services available. Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Economic Development and Trade & Innovation at 1:30 PM on January 13. ,
SB 5040,    ,State electronic devices/use,S GovtOp & Elect,1/11/2011,Swecker, ,
Addresses a state officer's or state employee's use of state-provided electronic devices for personal use. Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Government Operations and Tribal Relations & Elections at 10:00 AM on January 13 ,
SSB 5049,    ,Sunshine committee,S Rules X,3/16/2011,Kline, ,
Implements recommendations of the sunshine committee relating to background information records and public inspection and copying. Passed to Rules Committee for second reading. Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Government Operations and Tribal Relations & Elections at 10:00 AM on January 24, 2011. Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Government Operations and Tribal Relations & Elections at 1:30 PM on February 1, 2011. Passed to Rules Committee for second reading on February 3, 2011. Made eligible to be placed on second reading on February 22, 2011. ,
SSB 5086,    ,Geothermal resources,S Rules X,3/16/2011,Kline, ,
Provides that the use of geothermal resources for commercial electricity production is not subject to certain appropriation procedures if the use takes place in a closed loop system that is connected to and integrated into a commercial electricity production project that meets certain requirements. Provides for the allocation of revenues distributed to the state under the mineral lands leasing act of 1920, with respect to activities of the United States bureau of land management undertaken pursuant to the geothermal steam act of 1970. Creates the geothermal account. Gives responsibility to the state treasurer for distribution of funds to the county of origin. Made eligible to be placed on second reading on February 10. ,
SSB 5087,HB 1169HB 1169,Noxious weed lists,S Rules X,3/16/2011,Sheldon, ,
Modifies provisions relating to noxious weed lists. Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Agriculture & Rural Economic Development at 10:00 AM January 20. Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Agriculture & Rural Economic Development at 10:00 AM on February 14, 2011. Majority; 1st substitute bill be substituted, do pass. Passed to Rules Committee for second reading on February 15, 2011. ,
SB 5088,HB 1300HB 1300,Public records copying costs,S GovtOp & Elect,1/13/2011,Haugen, ,
Authorizes a public agency to require a requester to pay personnel costs for a public records request during the month to complete search and copying tasks if the production of records for the requester in a calendar month exceeds five person hours. Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Government Operations and Tribal Relations & Elections at 10:00 AM. ,
SB 5089,HB 1299HB 1299,Pub records request disputes,S GovtOp & Elect,1/13/2011,Hatfield, ,
Authorizes a requester and an agency, before filing any court action alleging a violation of the public records act, to confer in person or by telephone regarding any dispute. Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Government Operations and Tribal Relations & Elections at 10:00 AM on January 24. ,
SB 5094,HB 1087HB 1087,Operating budget 2011-2013,S Ways & Means,1/13/2011,Murray, ,
Makes 2011-2013 operating appropriations. First reading, referred to Ways & Means January 13. ,
SB 5095,HB 1086HB 1086,Operating sup budget 2011,S Ways & Means,1/13/2011,Murray,Con,
Makes 2011 supplemental operating appropriations. First reading, referred to Ways & Means January 13. ,
SB 5096,    ,Western climate initiative,S Env/Water/Ener,1/13/2011,Delvin, ,
Suspends the state's participation in the western climate initiative. First reading, referred to Environment, Water & Energy January 13. ,
SB 5107,    ,College & university system,S HighEd&WorkDev,1/13/2011,Benton,Con,
Creates the Washington state college and university system. Abolishes the council of presidents. Abolishes the governing boards of the University of Washington, Washington State University, the regional universities, and The Evergreen State College and transfers their powers, duties, and functions to the board of regents of the Washington state college and university system. Eliminates the higher education coordinating board and the workforce training and education coordinating board. Requires the governor to appoint the board of regents for the Washington state college and university system. Scheduled for public hearing in the Senate Committee on Higher Education & Workforce Development at 1:30 PM January 26. (Subject to change) ,
SB 5108,    ,Council of presidents,S HighEd&WorkDev,1/13/2011,Benton,Con,
Abolishes the council of presidents. Scheduled for public hearing in the Senate Committee on Higher Education & Workforce Development at 1:30 PM January 26. (Subject to change) ,
SB 5109,    ,Public art purchases,S Ways & Means,1/13/2011,Benton, ,
Eliminates the requirement to purchase public art with appropriations made for construction of public buildings. First reading, referred to Ways & Means January 13. ,
SB 5118,    ,Output-based emission stds.,S Env/Water/Ener,1/14/2011,Rockefeller, ,
Requires output-based air emission standards to be used to increase energy efficiency, improve air quality, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Requires the department of ecology and the boards of any activated authority to consider an output-based air emission standards approach when issuing technology determinations in permits, orders, and regulations. Scheduled for public hearing in the Senate Committee on Environment and Water & Energy at 1:30 PM January 26. (Subject to change) ,
ESSB 5122,HB 1302HB 1302,Health care insurance,C 314 L 11,5/11/2011,Keiser, ,
Modifies provisions relating to the regulation of health care insurance. Passed to Rules Committee for second reading February 8.,
2SSB 5136,HB 1822HB 1822,Nonprofit online university,S Rules X,3/16/2011,Kastama,Con,
Establishes the first nonprofit online university. First reading, referred to Higher Education & Workforce Development January 14. Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Higher Education & Workforce Development at 10:00 AM on February 1, 2011. Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Higher Education & Workforce Development at 1:30 PM on February 16, 2011. Majority; 1st substitute bill be substituted, do pass. Minority; without recommendation on February 17, 2011. Passed to Rules Committee for second reading. On motion, referred to Ways & Means on February 18, 2011. ,
SB 5146,    ,Patented & trademarked fruit,S Ag&RuralEc Dev,1/17/2011,Honeyford, ,
Addresses disclosure of the production, interstate trade, and export of patented or trademarked fruit. First reading, referred to Agriculture & Rural Economic Development on January 17. ,
SB 5151,    ,Companion animal program,S GovtOp & Elect,1/17/2011,Chase, ,
Creates the companion animal safety, population control, and spay/neuter assistance program to provide for spaying and neutering of feral and free-roaming cats and companion animals owned by low-income individuals. Requires the department of health to administer the program. Authorizes private veterinarians, private veterinary practices, animal care and control agencies, and nonprofit organizations whose services include performing spay and neuter surgeries on companion animals to apply to the department to participate in the program. Creates the companion animal spay/neuter assistance account. Prescribes penalties. First reading, referred to Government Operations, Tribal Relations & Elections on January 17. ,
SB 5160,HB 1450HB 1450,Duty-related death benefit,S Rules X,3/16/2011,Conway, ,
Increases the duty-related death benefit for public employees. First reading, referred to Ways & Means on January 17. ,
SB 5162,HB 1262HB 1262,Annuities & retirement plans,S Ways & Means,1/17/2011,Murray, ,
Addresses public employees' annuities and retirement plans. Scheduled for public hearing in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means at 3:30 PM January 27. (Subject to change) ,
SB 5181,    ,State debts statutory limit,S Ways & Means,1/17/2011,Parlette, ,
Establishes limitations on state debt. Requires the state finance committee to annually compute the amount required to pay principal of and interest on the state's outstanding debt. First reading, referred to Ways & Means January 17. ,
E2SSB 5182,    ,Student financial assistance,H 2nd Reading,5/12/2011,White, ,
Creates the student financial assistance advisory board. Creates the office of student financial assistance in the office of financial management to administer state and federal financial aid and other education services programs. Abolishes the higher education coordinating board and transfers the powers, duties, and functions of the board pertaining to: (1) Student financial assistance to the office of student financial assistance; (2) Adoption of statewide gender equity rules, adoption of minimum college admission standards, program approval, branch campus expansion, the education cost study, and the purchase or lease of major off-campus facilities to the office of financial management; and (3) Degree-granting institutions, approval of health sciences and services authorities, and the approval of veterans' programs to the workforce training and education coordinating board. Directs the office of financial management to produce an assessment every two years of the number and type of higher education and training credentials required to match employer demand for a skilled and educated workforce. Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Higher Education & Workforce Development at 1:30 PM January 26. Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Higher Education & Workforce Development at 1:30 PM on February 16, 2011. Majority; 1st substitute bill be substituted, do pass. And refer to Ways & Means. Minority; without recommendation on February 17, 2011. Referred to Ways & Means on February 18, 2011. ,
SSB 5194,HB 1271HB 1271,Fertilizer w/ phosphorus,S Rules X,3/16/2011,White, ,
Limits the use of fertilizer containing the plantnutrient phosphorus. Prohibits the sale or display of fertilizer that islabeled as containing phosphorus. Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Environment and Water & Energy at 8:00 AM January 28, 2011. Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Environment and Water & Energy at 10:00 AM on February 15, 2011. Majority; 1st substitute bill be substituted, do pass. Minority; do not pass on February 16, 2011. ,
SSB 5228,HB 1081HB 1081,Small alt energy facilities,S Rules X,3/16/2011,Rockefeller, ,
Ensures that small alternative energy resource facilities are sited in a timely manner in local jurisdictions where there are no existing ordinances to permit these facilities, where applicable ordinances have not been updated in over ten years, or where ordinances have been adopted that impede the timely permitting of these facilities. Encourages local governments to enter into interlocal agreements with the energy facility site evaluation council. First reading, referred to Environment, Water & Energy January 18. Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Environment and Water & Energy at 1:30 PM on February 2, 2011. Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Environment and Water & Energy at 1:30 PM on February 16, 2011. Majority; 1st substitute bill be substituted, do pass. Minority; do not pass on February 17, 2011. Passed to Rules Committee for second reading on February 18, 2011. ,
SB 5268,HB 1394HB 1394,Higher ed efficiency/savings,S Rules X,3/16/2011,Pridemore,Pro,
Establishes the college efficiency and savings act. Provides colleges and universities with additional flexibility to deal with budget reductions by removing barriers that create unnecessary paperwork, bureaucracy, and inefficiencies. First reading, referred to Higher Education & Workforce Development January 19. Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Higher Education & Workforce Development at 10:00 AM on February 8, 2011. Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Higher Education & Workforce Development at 1:30 PM on February 16, 2011. Majority; do pass. Minority; without recommendation on February 17, 2011. Referred to Ways & Means on February 18, 2011. Executive session in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means at 3:30 PM on February 21, 2011. ,
SB 5284,HB 1374HB 1374,State agency debt collection,S Lab/Comm/CP,1/20/2011,Hobbs, ,
Requires state agencies and institutions to: (1) Assignall debts over ninety days past due to a collection agency; and(2) Give preference to businesses that have hired stateemployees displaced by the act.Requires the department of general administration todevelop a process to certify which businesses meet the requirement above. Provides certain displaced state employees: (1) Placement on the statewide layoff list; (2) Severance payments; and (3) Five years of additional service credit for retirement purposes. First reading, referred to Labor, Commerce & Consumer Protection January 20. ,
SSB 5286,HB 1061HB 1061,Wastewater system designers,S Rules X,3/16/2011,Nelson, ,
Modifies provisions relating to on-site wastewater treatment systems designer licensing. Passed to Rules Committee for second reading February 8, 2011. Made eligible to be placed on second reading on February 22, 2011.,
SB 5287,    ,4-year polytechnical college,S HighEd&WorkDev,1/20/2011,Hobbs,Concerns,
Creates an independent four-year polytechnical college which shall be called Snohomish Polytechnical College and an investment district to finance the college. Provides that the act will expire on October 1, 2012, if the higher education investment district has not been created and a site has not been chosen for the college. First reading, referred to Higher Education & Workforce Development January 20. ,
SB 5304,    ,Need grant & college bound,C 304 L 11,5/10/2011,Kilmer, ,
Requires the caseload forecast council to estimate the anticipated caseload of the state need grant program and the Washington college bound scholarship program. First reading, referred to Ways & Means January 20. Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means at 3:30 PM on February 15, 2011. Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means at 3:30 PM on February 21, 2011. ,
SB 5315,HB 1586HB 1586,Doctorates/branch campuses,S Rules X,3/16/2011,Becker,Pro,
Authorizes research universities to develop doctoral degree programs at their branch campuses subject to approval by the higher education coordinating board. First reading, referred to Higher Education & Workforce Development January 20. Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Higher Education & Workforce Development at 1:30 PM on February 2, 2011. Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Higher Education & Workforce Development at 1:30 PM on February 16, 2011. Majority; do pass on February 17, 2011. Passed to Rules Committee for second reading on February 18, 2011. ,
SB 5334,    ,Higher educ. financial aid,S HighEd&WorkDev,1/20/2011,Stevens, ,
Requires citizenship or permanent residency in the United States to qualify for higher education financial aid. First reading, referred to Higher Education & Workforce Development January 20. ,
SB 5349,    ,Collective bargaining/repeal,S Lab/Comm/CP,1/21/2011,Honeyford, ,
Eliminates the ability of state employees and other nontraditional groups to collectively bargain with the executive branch over compensation. First reading, referred to Labor, Commerce & Consumer Protection January 21. ,
SSB 5355,    ,Special agency meetings,S Rules X,3/16/2011,Morton, ,
Addresses requirements for and waivers of notice of special meetings of public agencies. Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Government Operations and Tribal Relations & Elections at 10:00 AM on February 7, 2011. Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Government Operations and Tribal Relations & Elections at 6:00 PM on February 15, 2011. GO - Majority; 1st substitute bill be substituted, do pass. Passed to Rules Committee for second reading on February 17, 2011. Made eligible to be placed on second reading on February 22, 2011. ,
SSB 5442,    ,Accelerated baccalaureate,C 108 L 11,4/18/2011,Shin, ,
Authorizes state universities, regional universities, and he Evergreen State College to develop accelerated baccalaureate degree programs that will allow academically qualified students to obtain a baccalaureate degree in three years without attending summer classes or enrolling in more than a full-time class load during the regular academic year. First reading, referred to Higher Education & Workforce Development January 25. Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Higher Education & Workforce Development at 10:00 AM on February 8, 2011. Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Higher Education & Workforce Development at 1:30 PM on February 16, 2011. Majority; 1st substitute bill be substituted, do pass on February 17, 2011. Passed to Rules Committee for second reading on February 18, 2011. ,
SB 5443,    ,Patients w/ dev disabilities,S HighEd&WorkDev,1/25/2011,Chase, ,
Requires the higher education coordinating board to develop a centralized program for grants for institutions for programs designed to develop training projects focused upon improvement of medical services to adult individuals with developmental disabilities. First reading, referred to Higher Education & Workforce Development January 25. ,
SSB 5464,HB 1639HB 1639,Clean energy partnership,S Rules X,3/16/2011,Rockefeller,Pro,
Creates the Washington clean energy partnership to: (1) Develop, implement, and manage programs and funding initiatives related to expanding the clean energy sector in Washington; and (2) Coordinate clean energy initiatives and implement the clean energy leadership council's recommendations provided in the state clean energy leadership plan report. Creates the clean energy sector advisory committee to: (1) Approve the appointment of the executive director of the partnership; (2) Approve the annual operating budget of the partnership; (3) Provide strategic guidance to the executive director on the needs of the clean energy sector; and (4) Establish priorities for the use of partnership funds, including approving the allocation of funds to projects. Creates the Washington clean energy partnership fund. Requires money in the energy freedom account to be spent only after appropriation and approval by the Washington clean energy partnership. Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Environment and Water & Energy at 1:30 PM February 2, 2011. Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Environment and Water & Energy at 8:00 AM on February 18, 2011. Majority; 1st substitute bill be substituted, do pass. Passed to Rules Committee for second reading on February 21, 2011. ,
SB 5467,HB 1497HB 1497,Capital budget 2011-2013,S Ways & Means,1/26/2011,Kilmer, ,
Adopts the 2011-2013 capital budget. First reading, referred to Ways & Means January 26. ,
SB 5469,HB 1371HB 1371,Boards and commissions,S GovtOp & Elect,1/26/2011,Pridemore, ,
Eliminates certain boards and commissions. Jan 26 First reading, referred to Government Operations, Tribal Relations & Elections January 26. ,
SB 5474,    ,Higher ed retirement income,S Ways & Means,1/26/2011,Murray, ,
Revises the retirement and annuity programs of thestate's institutions of higher education for future participants to reflect changes that have already occurred in state pension plans. Gives newly hired employees, who are eligible for participation in an annuity or retirement income plan offered by a higher education institution, an opportunity to participate in either that plan without a supplemental benefit or in the public employees' retirement system plan 3 or the teachers' retirement system plan 3. Provides that state funding for certain annuity or retirement income plans will not exceed six percent of salary. First reading, referred to Ways & Means January 26. ,
ESSB 5485,    ,State's natural resources,Del to Gov,4/22/2011,Hargrove, ,
SB 5516,    ,Higher ed equipment/payments,S Rules 3,4/22/2011,Tom, ,
Authorizes higher education institutions to make payments in advance for equipment maintenance services to be performed up to five years after payment. First reading, referred to Higher Education & Workforce Development January 28. Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Higher Education & Workforce Development at 1:30 PM on February 9, 2011. Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Higher Education & Workforce Development at 1:30 PM on February 16, 2011. Majority; do pass on February 17, 2011. Passed to Rules Committee for second reading on February 18, 2011. ,
SSB 5517,    ,Higher ed institutions,S Rules X,3/16/2011,Tom, ,
Exempts higher education institutions, that do not use the services of the division of archives and records management, from payment of those services. First reading, referred to Higher Education & Workforce Development January 28. Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Higher Education & Workforce Development at 1:30 PM on February 9, 2011. Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Higher Education & Workforce Development at 1:30 PM on February 16, 2011. Majority; do pass on February 17, 2011. Passed to Rules Committee for second reading. On motion, referred to Ways & Means on February 18, 2011. ,
SB 5518,    ,Direct deposit of salaries,S Ways & Means,1/28/2011,Tom,Pro,
Requires direct deposit of salaries for government employees. First reading, referred to Ways & Means January 28. ,
SSB 5519,    ,Public contracting authority,S Rules 3,4/22/2011,Tom,Pro,
Addresses public contracting authority relating to: (1) Purchases of products from correctional industries; (2) Submission of information for public works contracts; (3) Exceptions to personal service contract competitive solicitation; (4) Documented justification and exemption of certain sole source contracts; and (5) Competitive bidding dollar limit adjustments. First reading, referred to Higher Education & Workforce Development January 28. Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Higher Education & Workforce Development at 1:30 PM on February 9, 2011. Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Higher Education & Workforce Development at 1:30 PM on February 16, 2011. Majority; 1st substitute bill be substituted, do pass. Minority; without recommendation on February 17, 2011. Referred to Ways & Means on February 18, 2011. Executive session in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means at 3:30 PM on February 21, 2011. ,
SB 5520,    ,Storm water facility rates,S Env/Water/Ener,1/28/2011,Tom,Pro,
Limits certain storm water permit costs incurred by secondary permittee state research universities located in small cities in eastern Washington. First reading, referred to Environment, Water & Energy January 28. ,
SB 5521,    ,State university technology,S Rules 3,4/22/2011,Tom,Pro,
Addresses commercialization of state university technology. First reading, referred to Higher Education & Workforce Development January 28. Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Higher Education & Workforce Development at 1:30 PM on February 9, 2011. Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Higher Education & Workforce Development at 1:30 PM on February 16, 2011. Majority; do pass on February 17, 2011. Passed to Rules Committee for second reading on February 18, 2011. ,
SB 5535,    ,Modern laboratory equipment,S Ways & Means,1/28/2011,Honeyford, ,
Encourages donations of modern laboratory equipment to higher education institutions and vocational skills centers by providing tax incentives for those donations. First reading, referred to Ways & Means January 28. ,
SB 5548,HB 1183HB 1183,Health care providers,S Hea/L-T Care,1/28/2011,King, ,
Prohibits an institution of higher education from prohibiting a hospital or physician from entering into an agreement to provide student clinical rotations or residencies to qualified osteopathic or allopathic medical students. First reading, referred to Health & Long-Term Care January 28. ,
SSB 5553,    ,Public agency web site info,S Rules 3,4/22/2011,Roach, ,
Requires public agencies, special purpose districts, and municipalities to post information on regular, special, or emergency meetings on their web sites. First reading, referred to Government Operations, Tribal Relations & Elections January 28. Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Government Operations and Tribal Relations & Elections at 1:30 PM on February 8, 2011. Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Government Operations and Tribal Relations & Elections at 10:00 AM on February 17, 2011. Majority; 1st substitute bill be substituted, do pass. Passed to Rules Committee for second reading on February 18, 2011. ,
SB 5569,    ,Postretirement employment,S Rules X,3/16/2011,Honeyford, ,
Modifies provisions regarding postretirement employment at higher education institutions and public school or educational service districts. First reading, referred to Higher Education & Workforce Development January 31. Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Higher Education & Workforce Development at 1:30 PM on February 11, 2011. Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Higher Education & Workforce Development at 1:30 PM on February 16, 2011. Majority; do pass. Minority; without recommendation. On February 17, 2011. Referred to Ways & Means on February 18, 2011. ,
SSB 5572,    ,Running start program,S Rules X,3/16/2011,Kilmer, ,
Authorizes higher education institutions to establish policies limiting the number of running start students accepted for enrollment or in a specific program of study at that institution. First reading, referred to Higher Education & Workforce Development January 31. Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Higher Education & Workforce Development at 1:30 PM on February 11, 2011. Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Higher Education & Workforce Development at 1:30 PM on February 18, 2011. Referred to Ways & Means on February 21, 2011. ,
SSB 5576,HB 1754HB 1754,UW & WSU construction,S Rules 3,4/22/2011,Kilmer,Pro,
Modifies provisions regarding capital construction and building purposes at the University of Washington and Washington State University. First reading, referred to Ways & Means January 31. ,
SB 5592,    ,Weapons/higher ed premises,S Judiciary,1/31/2011,Shin, ,
Prohibits weapons at higher education institutions and college-sponsored events. First reading, referred to Judiciary January 31. ,
2SSB 5616,HB 1808HB 1808,Postsecondary credit,S Rules X,3/16/2011,Tom, ,
Establishes the launch year act. Helps students progress from high school to a certificate or degree by increasing opportunities and providing a clear pathway. Provides for community and technical colleges and four year higher education institutions to publish a list of high school courses and adopt uniform scores for proficiency exams or competency requirements that will be given credit toward certificate or degree requirements. Requires the higher education coordinating board to annually publish certain information on its web site.Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Early Learning & K-12 Education at 1:30 PM on February 3, 2011. Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Early Learning & K-12 Education at 8:00 AM. Majority; 1st substitute bill be substituted, do pass on February 15, 2011. Referred to Ways & Means on February 17, 2011. ,
2SSB 5636,HB 1792HB 1792,North Puget Sound higher ed,Del to Gov,4/22/2011,Haugen,Pro,
Expands opportunities in higher education in north Puget Sound. First reading, referred to Higher Education & Workforce Development February 2. Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Higher Education & Workforce Development at 10:00 AM on February 15, 2011. Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Higher Education & Workforce Development at 1:30 PM on February 18, 2011. Referred to Ways & Means on February 21, 2011. ,
SSB 5639,HB 1973HB 1973,Education governance system,S Ways & Means,2/17/2011,McAuliffe,Concerns,
Creates the department of education as an executive branch agency. Creates the P-20 education council to advise the secretary of the department of education on broad policy issues affecting the state's education system. Houses the superintendent of public instruction within the department of education, or transfers the powers and duties of the superintendent of public instruction to the department of education, depending on the outcome of the constitutional amendment eliminating the superintendent of public instruction as a statewide elected official. Transfers the powers, duties, and functions of the state school for the blind, the Washington state center for childhood deafness and hearing loss, the office of the education ombudsman, and the professional educator standards board to the department of education. Abolishes the department of early learning, the state board of education, the state board for community and technical colleges, and the higher education coordinating board and transfers their powers, duties, and functions to the department of education. Requires the governor to appoint a transition team to plan the technical and practical steps required to bring the current state-level education agencies and structures into a new department. Requires the public employment relations commission to review the existing collective bargaining units within the department of early learning to determine if these units would be appropriate units within the department of education. Requires the code reviser to prepare legislation for the 2012 session to correct obsolete references resulting from the enactment of the act. Provides contingent effective dates.Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Early Learning & K-12 Education at 8:00 AM February 2. Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Early Learning & K-12 Education at 1:30 PM on February 10, 2011. Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Early Learning & K-12 Education at 8:00 AM.Majority; 1st substitute bill be substituted, do pass. Minority; without recommendation on February 15, 2011. Referred to Ways & Means on February 17, 2011. ,
SB 5654,HB 1525HB 1525,Higher ed course numbering,S HighEd&WorkDev,2/3/2011,Keiser,Con,
Requires the higher education coordinating board and the state board for community and technical colleges to convene a work group to establish a single set of common course numbers and common course descriptions for all common lower division courses at all institutions of higher education. Requires institutions of higher education to formally adopt the common course numbers and specifically identify them in all course catalogs and publications.First reading, referred to Higher Education & Workforce Development February 3. ,
SB 5707,    ,Emergency vehicles/fuel use,S Env/Water/Ener,2/8/2011,Rockefeller, ,
Exempts authorized emergency vehicles from state fuel usage requirements. First reading, referred to Environment, Water & Energy February 8. ,
SB 5712,    ,Puget Sound partnership,S NR/Marine,2/8/2011,Honeyford, ,
Abolishes the Puget Sound partnership and transfers its powers, duties, and functions to the Washington state conservation commission. First reading, referred to Natural Resources & Marine Waters February 8. ,
SSB 5713,HB 1886HB 1886,Ruckelshaus Center process,S Rules X,3/16/2011,Haugen, ,
Implements William D. Ruckelshaus Center recommendation by establishing the agriculture and critical areas voluntary stewardship program to protect and enhance critical areas on lands used for agricultural activities through voluntary actions by agricultural operators. First reading, referred to Agriculture & Rural Economic Development February 8. Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Agriculture & Rural Economic Development at 10:00 AM on February 14, 2011. Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Agriculture & Rural Economic Development at 10:00 AM on February 17, 2011. Majority; 1st substitute bill be substituted, do pass. Referred to Ways & Means on February 18, 2011. ,
SSB 5717,HB 1666HB 1666,Higher ed funding task force,S Ways & Means,2/18/2011,Tom,Pro with concerns,
Implements higher education funding task force recommendations relating to goals, funding, performance, and accountability. Creates the Washington pledge scholarship program. Creates the Washington pledge endowment fund. First reading, referred to Higher Education & Workforce Development February 8. Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Higher Education & Workforce Development at 1:30 PM on February 16, 2011. Majority; 1st substitute bill be substituted, do pass on February 17, 2011. Referred to Ways & Means on February 18, 2011. ,
SB 5719,    ,Students with disabilities,S HighEd&WorkDev,2/8/2011,Shin, ,
Mitigates the financial burden encountered by individuals with disabilities as they progress through the state's educational system. First reading, referred to Higher Education & Workforce Development February 8. ,
SB 5728,    ,State collective bargaining,S Lab/Comm/CP,2/9/2011,Zarelli, ,
Modifies collective bargaining and competitive contracting provisions relating to: (1) Compensation and fringe benefits; (2) Scope of bargaining; (3) Management rights; and (4) Purchasing services.First reading, referred to Labor, Commerce & Consumer Protection February 9. ,
SSB 5732,HB 1943HB 1943,Manufacturing R&D activities,S Ways & Means,2/18/2011,Chase, ,
Provides a business and occupation tax exemption, during the first five years of production, to any person with respect to amounts derived from the manufacturing of a product that is being produced in this state under a licensing agreement with the University of Washington or Washington State University. First reading, referred to Economic Development, Trade & Innovation February 9. Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Economic Development and Trade & Innovation at 1:30 PM on February 14, 2011. Executive session scheduled, but no action was taken in the Senate Committee on Economic Development, Trade & Innovation at 8:00 AM on February 16, 2011. Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Economic Development and Trade & Innovation at 1:30 PM on February 17, 2011. Majority; 1st substitute bill be substituted, do pass. Minority; without recommendation. Passed to Rules Committee for second reading. On motion, referred to Ways & Means on February 18, 2011. ,
SB 5733,    ,International database,S EDev/Trd/Innov,2/9/2011,Kastama, ,
Authorizes the department of commerce to develop and maintain a database, to be known as the international contact database, to be used as a resource for citizens, businesses, and other entities seeking contacts in international trade markets overseas. Authorizes the department of agriculture, the governor's office of protocol, the lieutenant governor's office, and the secretary of state to assist the department of commerce in designing and developing the database and in obtaining data for inclusion in the database. Exempts from public inspection and copying under the public records act, personal information in files maintained in the database. First reading, referred to Economic Development, Trade & Innovation February 9. ,
SB 5736,    ,Commercialization,S EDev/Trd/Innov,2/9/2011,Chase, ,
Promotes economic development through commercialization and sharing of technologies. Creates the innovation database account. First reading, referred to Economic Development, Trade & Innovation February 9. ,
SSB 5749,    ,College tuition GET program,S Rules 3,4/22/2011,Brown,Pro,
Modifies the terms of the Washington advanced college tuition payment (GET) program for future purchasers. First reading, referred to Higher Education & Workforce Development February 9, 2011. Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Higher Education & Workforce Development at 1:30 PM on February 16, 2011. Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Higher Education & Workforce Development at 1:30 PM on February 18, 2011. Referred to Ways & Means on February 21, 2011. Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means at 1:30 PM on February 22, 2011. ,
SB 5751,HB 1388HB 1388,State energy code changes,S Env/Water/Ener,2/9/2011,Holmquist Newbry, ,
Delays until April 1, 2012, implementation of the changes to the state energy code adopted by the state building code council on November 20, 2009. First reading, referred to Environment, Water & Energy February 9. ,
SB 5761,HB 1841HB 1841,State information technology,S GovtOp & Elect,2/10/2011,Pridemore, ,
Establishes the office of the chief information officer and partners it with the director of the office of financial management and the director of the department of personnel to provide state government with the cohesive structure necessary to develop improved operating models with agency directors and to reengineer business process to enhance service delivery while capturing savings. Eliminates the information services board. Creates the information technology advisory board, the consolidated technology services agency, and the consolidated technology services board. First reading, referred to Government Operations, Tribal Relations & Elections February 10. ,
2ESB 5764,    ,Innovate Washington,H 2nd Reading,5/12/2011,Kastama,Pro,
Creates innovate Washington as a state agency. Abolishes the Spokane intercollegiate research and technology institute and the Washington technology center and transfers the powers, duties, and functions to innovate Washington. Creates the investing in innovation account. Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Economic Development and Trade & Innovation at 8:00 AM on February 16, 2011. Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Economic Development and Trade & Innovation at 1:30 PM on February 17, 2011. Majority; 1st substitute bill be substituted, do pass on February 18, 2011. On motion, referred to Ways & Means on February 21, 2011. ,
2ESB 5773,    ,Health savings acct option,H Passed 3rd,5/10/2011,Zarelli, ,
First reading, referred to Ways & Means February 11. ,
SB 5787,    ,State need grants/merit,S HighEd&WorkDev,2/14/2011,Becker, ,
Addresses a student's eligibility to receive a state need grant award, a base state need grant award, and a state need grant academic merit award. First reading, referred to Higher Education & Workforce Development on February 14, 2011.,
SSB 5795,    ,Higher ed child care grants,S Rules X,3/16/2011,Brown, ,
Requires certain funds from unclaimed lottery prizes to be deposited in the four-year student child care in higher education account. First reading, referred to Ways & Means on February 14, 2011.,
SB 5828,    ,Illegal immigrants/tuition,S HighEd&WorkDev,2/17/2011,Benton, ,
Preventing illegal immigrants from qualifying as resident students for purposes of in-state tuition and financial aid.,
SB 5843,    ,College bound scholarships,S HighEd&WorkDev,2/21/2011,Becker, ,
Closes entry into the college bound scholarship program.,
SB 5852,    ,TRS and PERS plan 1,H Rules R,5/10/2011,Hewitt, ,
Addressing the public employment of retirees from plan 1 of the teachers' retirement system and plan 1 of the public employees' retirement system.,
SB 5868,    ,Tuition fees/excess credits,S Ways & Means,3/21/2011,Tom, ,
SB 5876,HB 1999HB 1999,State facilities acquisition,S GovtOp & Elect,3/16/2011,Sheldon, ,
SB 5915,    ,Higher education funding,S Ways & Means,4/5/2011,Kilmer, ,
ESSB 5924,    ,Running start program,H Ways & Means,5/5/2011,Zarelli, ,
SJR 8214,HJR 4219HJR 4219,State's pension obligations,S Ways & Means,2/8/2011,Pridemore, ,
Proposes an amendment to the state Constitution to ensure that retirement benefits provided under certain state pension plans be funded, to the maximum extent possible, over the working lives of plan members so that employer costs are paid by the taxpayers who receive the benefit of those members' service. First reading, referred to Ways & Means February 8. ,
SSJR 8215Debt reduction act of 2011H Cap Budget4/29/2011Kilmer
Proposes an amendment to the state Constitution relating to the debt reduction act of 2011.,

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