How's a person to know which meetings to pay attention to? We're here to help. Every Friday we'll post a "Hot List" preview of the coming week. And each morning we'll take a second look at that day's hottest hearings and make sure you know what's in store for the day.
Remember, this is not an exhaustive list of all the meetings so if you're trying to follow the work of a particular committee or track a certain bill, it's best to regularly check the legislative calendar and bill info pages. Final disclaimer - this schedule is subject to change.
Hot List for the Week of January 12
Monday, January 12
3:30 in Ways & Means
Public hearing on Governor’s 2009 supplemental budget proposal
Wednesday, January 14
8:00 a.m. in Community & Economic Development & Trade
Work Session: The Governor’s 2009 proposals for economic stimulus and development.
8:00 a.m. in Technology, Energy & Communications
Public Hearing: HB 1011 – Regulating the use of identification devices by governmental and business entities.
1:30 p.m. in Education
Work Session: Public testimony on Governor’s proposed budget for K-12 education.
1:30 p.m. in Public Safety & Emergency Preparedness
Public Hearing: HB 1039 – Establishing a statewide chemical, biological, radioactive, nuclear or explosive agent (CBRNE) response program.
Work Session: Overview of the Sentencing Guidelines Commission and its 2009 proposed legislation.
Thursday, January 15
10:00 a.m. in Community & Economic Development & Trade
Work Session: The 2009/2010 marketing plan for Washington State tourism.
1:30 p.m. in Health & Human Services Appropriations
Public Hearing: Public testimony on health and human services items in the Governor’s proposed 2009-11 budget.
6:00 p.m. in Health & Human Services Appropriations
Public Hearing: Continued public testimony on health and human services items in the Governor’s proposed 2009-11 budget.
Friday, January 16
8:00 a.m. in Ecology & Parks
Work Session: The impact of climate change on low-income communities.
1:30 p.m. in Finance
Work Session: Briefing on state and national economy.
1:30 p.m. in Agriculture & Natural Resources
Work Session: Overview of the Department of Natural Resources and introduction of new Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark.