Friday, January 30, 2009

What's hot in the House next week?

Monday 2/2/09
10:00am Floor Action: HB 1694 – Early Action Savings Bill

3:30pm in Capital Budget
Work Session: Low Income Housing, Housing Trust Fund, Housing Finance Commission

Public Hearing:
HB 1384 – Increasing the debt limit of the housing finance commission.
HB 1452 – Concerning economic stimulus.

3:30pm in Transportation
Public Hearing:
HB 1209 – Providing funding for passenger-only ferry construction.
HB 1652 – Eliminating a requirement that certain ferry vessels be constructed within the boundaries of the state of Washington.

Tuesday 2/3/09
10:00am in Commerce & Labor
Public Hearing: HB 1528 – Prohibiting certain employer communications about political or religious matters.

10:00am in Ecology & Parks
Public Hearing: HB 1819 – Design of a cap and invest system in Washington.(If referred)

10:00am in Public Safety & Emergency Preparedness
Public Hearing: HB 1382 – Expanding the DNA identification system.

1:30pm in Finance
Public Hearing: HB 1387 – Repealing nonresident exemptions from tax on retail sales.

3:30pm in Capital Budget
Work Session: Joint Legislative School Construction Funding Task Force.
Public Hearing: HB 1618 – Concerning community and surplus schools.

UPDATED: 6:00pm in Commerce and Labor
Public hearing on legislation based on Governor's Unemployment Insurance package.

Wednesday 2/4/09
8:00am in Judiciary
Public Hearing:
HB 1045 – Concerning home warranty rights.
HB 1393 – Addressing residential real property construction improvements through consumer education, warranty protections, contractor registration requirements and worker certification standards.

1:30pm in Education
Public Hearing:
HB 1646 – Making adjustments pertaining to the high school Washington assessment of student learning in mathematics and science.
HB 1562 – Changing the requirements for graduating without a certificate of academic achievement or a certificate of individual achievement.
HB 1341 – Motivating students through incentives to pursue postsecondary education by eliminating statewide assessments as a high school graduation requirement.

1:30pm in Environmental Health
Public Hearing: HB 1189 – Regarding retail store carryout bags.

3:30pm in Capital Budget Jt. w/ Ways & Means
Work Session: Review of the Puget Sound Partnership’s Action Agenda and an overview of agency operating and capital base budgets for Puget Sound restoration and how they contribute to the Action Agenda.

Thursday 2/5/09
8:00am in Finance
Public Hearing: HB 1633 – Providing excise tax exemptions for hog fuel used for production of electricity, steam, heat or biofuel.

8:00am in State Government & Tribal Affairs
Public Hearing:
HB 1289 – Campaign contributions to candidates for public lands commissioner.
HB 1436 – Regarding electronic filing of lobbying report.
HB 1572 – Adopting all mail voting.
HB 1598 – Approving the entry of Washington into the agreement among the states to elect the president by national popular vote.

10:00am in Judiciary
Public Hearing: HB 1727 – Expanding the rights and responsibilities of state registered domestic partners.

1:30pm in Education Appropriations
Work Session: Presentation by Randy Dorn, Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Friday 2/6/09
8:00am in Education
Public Hearing: HB 1418 – Establishing a statewide dropout reengagement system.

1:30pm in State Government & Tribal Affairs
Public Hearing:
HB 1624 – Authorizing internet voting for service voters and overseas voters.
HJR 4202 – Amending the Constitution to allow seventeen year olds to vote in a primary if they will be eighteen years old by the next general election, and the primary is being held to select candidates for the November general election.