2021 Legislative Session: Upcoming committee hearings, Jan 18-22

Go to TVW for broadcasts of committee hearings, work sessions and Floor action. If you’re interested in a particular event, but were not able to watch it live, TVW has you covered with its extensive and easy to search archives.

Holding a remote session does not mean you don’t get to have your say. We have a brand new system for you to submit testimony on any bill.

MONDAY 18

Labor, Commerce & Tribal Affairs1/18/2021 9:00 AM

Public Hearing:

  • SB 5133 – Concerning the definition of confidential employee for the purposes of state collective bargaining. (Remote testimony.)
  • SB 5115 – Establishing health emergency labor standards. (Remote testimony.)
  • SB 5097 – Expanding coverage of the paid family and medical leave program. (Remote testimony.)

Executive Session: SB 5061 – Concerning unemployment insurance.

Law & Justice1/18/2021 9:30 AM

Public Hearing:

  • SB 5027 – Concerning closed captioning on televisions in places of public accommodation. (Remote testimony.)
  • SB 5051 – Concerning state oversight and accountability of peace officers and corrections officers. (Remote testimony.)

Early Learning & K-12 Education1/18/2021 1:30 PM

Public Hearing:

  • SB 5037 – Establishing transparent school opening metrics tied to COVID-19 prevalence. (Remote testimony.)
  • SB 5147 – Exploring alternative school calendars. (Remote testimony.)
  • SB 5161 – Teaching Washington’s tribal history, culture, and government. (Remote testimony.)


Ways & Means1/18/2021 4:00 PM

Public Hearing:

  • SJR 8200 – Proposing an amendment to the Constitution concerning the investment of funds to provide for long-term care services and supports. (Remote testimony.)
  • SB 5021 – Concerning the effect of expenditure reduction efforts on retirement benefits for public employees, including those participating in the shared work program. (Remote testimony.)
  • SB 5004 – Providing a tax exemption for medical marijuana patients. (Remote testimony.)

TUESDAY 19

Environment, Energy & Technology1/19/2021 10:30 AM

Public Hearing: SB 5126 – Concerning the Washington climate commitment act. (Remote testimony.)

Law & Justice1/19/2021 10:30 AM

Public Hearing:

  • SB 5066 – Concerning a peace officer’s duty to intervene. (Remote testimony.)
  • SB 5135 – Concerning unlawfully summoning a police officer. (Remote testimony.)


Human Services, Reentry & Rehabilitation1/19/2021 1:30 PM

Public Hearing:

  • SB 5120 – Concerning the criminal sentencing of youth and young adults. (Remote testimony.)
  • SB 5122 – Concerning the jurisdiction of juvenile court. (Remote testimony.)
  • SB 5123 – Creating a developmentally appropriate response to youth who commit sexual offenses. (Remote testimony.)

Agriculture, Water, Natural Resources & Parks1/19/2021 1:30 PM

Work Session: Electric Utilities Wildland Fire Prevention Task Force report.

Public Hearing: SB 5158 – Concerning the utility wildland fire prevention advisory committee. (Remote testimony.)

WEDNESDAY 20

Health & Long-Term Care1/20/2021 8:00 AM

Work Session: Insurance coverage update.

Public Hearing:

  • SB 5068 – Improving maternal health outcomes by extending coverage during the postpartum period. (Remote testimony.)
  • SB 5140 – Protecting pregnancy and miscarriage-related patient care. (Remote testimony.)

State Government & Elections1/20/2021 8:00 AM

Public Hearing:

  • SB 5116 – Establishing guidelines for government procurement and use of automated decision systems in order to protect consumers, improve transparency, and create more market predictability. (Remote testimony.)
  • SB 5182 – Concerning advisory votes. (Remote testimony.)
  • SB 5114 – Concerning safely reopening Washington. (Remote testimony.)

Early Learning & K-12 Education1/20/2021 10:30 AM

Public Hearing:

  • SB 5070 – Concerning menstrual products in schools. (Remote testimony.)
  • SB 5043 – Providing housing to school district employees. (Remote testimony.)

Labor, Commerce & Tribal Affairs1/20/2021 10:30 AM

Public Hearing:

  • SB 5193 – Concerning unemployment insurance claim adjudicators. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.) (Remote testimony.)
  • SB 5064 – Concerning qualifications for unemployment insurance when an individual voluntarily leaves work. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.) (Remote testimony.)

THURSDAY 21

Labor, Commerce & Tribal Affairs1/21/2021 8:00 AM

Public Hearing:

  • SB 5046 – Concerning workers’ compensation claim resolution settlement agreements. (Remote testimony.)
  • SB 5137 – Suspending workers’ compensation cost-of-living adjustments for fiscal year 2022, changing the basis of certain future adjustments to the consumer price index, and capping the rate of increase for future adjustments. (Remote testimony.)

Environment, Energy & Technology1/21/2021 10:30 AM

Public Hearing:

  • SB 5040 – Enhancing litter control along state highways. (Remote testimony.)
  • SB 5110 – Promoting greater access to the internet by modifying permitting, taxation, and other standards for telecommunications companies and facilities. (Remote testimony.)
  • SB 5112 – Requiring broadband internet access service providers to provide virtual private network service. (Remote testimony.)


Possible Executive Session:

  • SB 5008 – Extending the business and occupation tax exemption for amounts received as credits against contracts with or funds provided by the Bonneville power administration and used for low-income ratepayer assistance and weatherization.
  • SB 5000 – Creating a hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle pilot sales and use tax exemption program.
  • SB 5062 – Concerning the management, oversight, and use of data.


Law & Justice1/21/2021 10:30 AM

Executive Session:

  • SB 5009 – Enacting the uniform public expression protection act.
  • SB 5027 – Concerning closed captioning on televisions in places of public accommodation.
  • SB 5051 – Concerning state oversight and accountability of peace officers and corrections officers.
  • SB 5066 – Concerning a peace officer’s duty to intervene.
  • SB 5135 – Concerning unlawfully summoning a police officer.


Public Hearing:

  • SB 5054 – Concerning impaired driving. (Remote testimony.)
  • SB 5089 – Concerning peace officer hiring and certification. (Remote testimony.)

Agriculture, Water, Natural Resources & Parks1/21/2021 1:30 PM

Public Hearing: SB 5159 – Concerning payments in lieu of real property taxes by the department of the fish and wildlife. (Remote testimony.)

FRIDAY 22 

Early Learning & K-12 Education1/22/2021 8:00 AM

Public Hearing:

  • SB 5184 – Establishing a building point of contact in all K-12 public schools for students in foster care. (Remote testimony.)
  • SB 5136 – Prohibiting fees for child care licenses. (Remote testimony.)

Behavioral Health Subcommittee to Health & Long-Term Care1/22/2021 10:30 AM

Public Hearing:

  • SB 5157 – Providing incentives to reduce involvement by persons with behavioral disorders in the criminal justice system. (Remote testimony.)
  • SB 5195 – Concerning prescribing opioid overdose reversal medication. (Remote testimony.) (If measure is referred to committee.)

Executive Session:

  • SB 5073 – Concerning involuntary commitment.
  • SB 5074 – Establishing safe station pilot programs.

Human Services, Reentry & Rehabilitation1/22/2021 10:30 AM

Executive Session:

  • SB 5117 – Concerning rental vouchers to eligible offenders.
  • SB 5120 – Concerning the criminal sentencing of youth and young adults.
  • SB 5122 – Concerning the jurisdiction of juvenile court.
  • SB 5123 – Creating a developmentally appropriate response to youth who commit sexual offenses.

State Government & Elections1/22/2021 10:30 AM

Executive Session:

  • SB 5082 – Reestablishing the productivity board.
  • SB 5015 – Concerning fraudulent portrayal of ballot drop boxes.


Work Session: Review of the 2020 election.

Public Hearing:  SB 5105 – Implementing the recommendations of the office of equity task force. (Remote testimony.)

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