Thursday, April 14, 2011

In the House Thursday

Members of the House will welcome their newest member this morning at 10:00 when Rep. Sharon Wylie from Vancouver is officially seated. After she is recognized, the concurrence process will resume. Floor action is expected to end around 3:15 today so the Transportation and Ways and Means committees can meet.

Here is what you can expect to see in committee today:
3:30 pm HHR A Ways and Means
Public Hearing:
1. HB 2068 - Setting law enforcement officers' and firefighters' plan 2 contribution rates for the 2011-2013 fiscal biennium at the actuarially required rates.
2. HB 2071 - Eliminating the September 30, 2011, transfer to the local public safety account and clarifying the method of funding previously adopted benefits.
3. SB 5806 - Authorizing a statewide raffle to benefit veterans and their families.
4. HB 1250 - Transferring funds from the budget stabilization account to the general fund.
5. Bills referred to committee.

Possible Executive Session:
1. HB 1354 - Changing the apportionment schedule to educational service districts and school districts for the 2010-11 school year.
2. SHB 1371 - Addressing boards and commissions.
3. SHB 1720 - Reorganizing and streamlining central service functions, powers, and duties of state government.
4. HB 1742 - Addressing the alternate early retirement provisions for new members in plan 2 and plan 3 of the public employees' retirement system, the teachers' retirement system, and the school employees' retirement system.
5. SHB 1795 - Enacting the higher education opportunity act.
6. HB 1796 - Concerning recreation access on state lands.
7. SHB 1841 - Addressing management and consolidation of state information technology.
8. HB 1981 - Addressing public employee postretirement employment and higher education employees' annuities and retirement income plans.
9. HB 2021 - Limiting the annual increase amounts in the public employees' retirement system plan 1 and the teachers' retirement system plan 1.
10. SB 5852 - Addressing the public employment of retirees from plan 1 of the teachers' retirement system and plan 1 of the public employees' retirement system.
11. Bills previously heard by committee.

3:30 pm HHR B Transportation
Executive Session:
1. ESSB 5742 - Providing funding and cost saving measures for the Washington state ferry system.
2. ESSB 5251 - Concerning electric vehicle license fees.
3. HB 2053 - Concerning additive transportation funding.

As always, you can find information about these bills here.