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MONDAY 25

Law & Justice1/25/2021 9:30 AM

Public Hearing:

1.   SB 5177 – Eliminating proof of nonmarriage as an element of a sex offense. (Remote testimony.)

2.   SB 5078 – Addressing firearm safety measures to increase public safety. (Remote testimony.)

Early Learning & K-12 Education1/25/2021 1:30 PM

Public Hearing:  SB 5249 – Supporting mastery-based learning. (Remote testimony.)

Health & Long Term Care1/25/2021 1:30 PM

Work Session:

1.   Secretary of Health introduction.

2.   Vaccine distribution update.

Public Hearing:

1.   SB 5178 – Establishing automatic waivers of select state health care laws to enable timely response by the health care system during a governor-declared statewide state of emergency. (Remote testimony.)

2.   SB 5169 – Concerning provider reimbursement for personal protective equipment during the state of emergency related to COVID-19. (Remote testimony.)

3.   SB 5294 – Concerning the creation of statewide epidemic preparedness and response guidelines for long-term care facilities. (Remote testimony.)

Ways & Means1/25/2021 4:00 PM

Public Hearing:

1.   SB 5272 – Concerning temporarily waiving certain liquor and cannabis board annual licensing fees. (Remote testimony.) (If measure is referred to committee.)

2.   SB 5251 – Modifying tax and revenue laws in a manner that is not estimated to affect state or local tax collections, by easing compliance burdens for taxpayers, clarifying ambiguities, making technical corrections, and providing administrative efficiencies. (Remote testimony.)

3.   SB 5239 – Changing the expiration date for the sales and use tax exemption of hog fuel to coincide with the 2045 deadline for fossil fuel-free electrical generation in Washington state and to protect jobs with health care and retirement benefits in economically distressed communities. (Remote testimony.)

Executive Session:  SJR 8200 – Proposing an amendment to the Constitution concerning the investment of funds to provide for long-term care services and supports.

TUESDAY 26

Business, Financial Services & Trade1/26/2021 8:00 AM

Public Hearing:

1.   SB 5029 – Concerning tax deferrals for investment projects in high unemployment counties. (Remote testimony.)

2.   SB 5315 – Concerning captive insurance. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.) (Remote testimony.) (If measure is referred to committee.)

Housing & Local Government1/26/2021 8:00 AM

Public Hearing:

1.   SB 5235 – Increasing housing unit inventory by removing arbitrary limits on housing options. (Remote testimony.)

2.   SB 5243 – Creating efficiency in housing by streamlining approval of engineered plans. (Remote testimony.)

3.   SB 5287 – Concerning affordable housing incentives. (Remote testimony.)

Environment, Energy & Technology1/26/2021 10:30 AM

1.   SJM 8001 – Requesting various entities assist state and local governments in Washington with monitoring and mitigating PFAS contamination of surface water and groundwater. (Remote testimony.)

Law & Justice1/26/2021 10:30 AM

Public Hearing:

1.   SB 5185 – Concerning capacity to provide informed consent for health care decisions. (Remote testimony.)

2.   SB 5059 – Concerning protecting state and federal monuments, memorials, and statues from damage intentionally inflicted during the course of unpeaceful demonstrations or riots. (Remote testimony.)

3.   SB 5038 – Prohibiting the open carry of certain weapons at public demonstrations and the state capitol. (Remote testimony.)

Agriculture, Water, Natural Resources & Parks1/26/2021 1:30 PM

Public Hearing:

1.   SB 5207 – Concerning environmental permit streamlining. (Remote testimony.)

2.   SB 5273 – Concerning the replacement of shoreline armoring. (Remote testimony.)


Human Services, Reentry & Rehabilitation1/26/2021 1:30 PM

Public Hearing:

1.   SB 5241 – Promoting economic inclusion. (Remote testimony.)

2.   SB 5245 – Concerning the safety of crime victims. (Remote testimony.)

Transportation1/26/2021 4:00 PM

Public Hearing:

1.   SB 5000 – Creating a hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle pilot sales and use tax exemption program. (Remote testimony.) (If measure is referred to committee.)

2.   SB 5232 – Limiting bonding toll revenues on certain state highway facilities. (Remote testimony.)

Ways & Means1/26/2021 4:00 PM

Work Session: Update on federal stimulus funds for coronavirus relief.

Public Hearing:

1.   SB 5162 – Concerning unanticipated revenue. (Remote testimony.)

2.   SB 5316 – Concerning oversight of state financial management. (Remote testimony if measure is referred to committee.)

WEDNESDAY 27

Environment, Energy & Technology1/27/2021 8:00 AM

Public Hearing:

1.   SB 5168 – Concerning renewable and nonemitting resources analysis and advisory opinions. (Remote testimony.)

2.   SB 5174 – Providing for the recycling of wind turbine blades. (Remote testimony.)

3.   SB 5206 – Eliminating expedited processing of an alternative energy resource facility fueled by solar energy on certain designated lands before the energy facility site evaluation council. (Remote testimony.)

4.   SB 5295 – Transforming the regulation of gas and electrical companies toward multiyear rate plans and performance-based rate making. (Remote testimony.)

State Government & Elections1/27/2021 8:00 AM

Public Hearing:

1.   SB 5170 – Concerning employment after public service in state government. (Remote testimony.)

2.   SB 5196 – Describing how the legislature may convene a special session. (Remote testimony.)

Executive Session: SB 5105 – Implementing the recommendations of the office of equity task force.


Housing & Local Government1/27/2021 10:30 AM

Public Hearing:

1.   SB 5269 – Including the value of increased residential building capacity in the property tax levy limit calculation. (Remote testimony.)

2.   SB 5275 – Enhancing opportunity in limited areas of more intense rural development. (Remote testimony.)

3.   SB 5312 – Facilitating transit-oriented development and increasing housing inventory. (Remote testimony.)

Labor, Commerce & Tribal Affairs1/27/2021 10:30 AM

Public Hearing:

1.   SB 5049 – Concerning taxation of low-proof beverages. (Remote testimony.)

2.   SB 5001 – Providing small winery tax relief. (Remote testimony.)

THURSDAY 28

Business, Financial Services & Trade1/28/2021 8:00 AM

Public Hearing:

1.   SB 5188 – Concerning the creation of the Washington state public bank. (Remote testimony.)

2.   SB 5262 – Broadening the eligibility requirements and extending the expiration date for the data center tax incentive. (Remote testimony.)

Labor, Commerce & Tribal Affairs1/28/2021 8:00 AM

Public Hearing:

1.   SB 5190 – Providing health care workers with presumptive benefits during a public health emergency. (Remote testimony.)

2.   SB 5284 – Eliminating subminimum wage certificates for persons with disabilities. (Remote testimony.)

3.   SB 5172 – Concerning the retroactivity of overtime claims in exceptional cases. (Remote testimony.)

Law & Justice1/28/2021 10:30 AM

Executive Session:

1.   SB 5054 – Concerning impaired driving.

2.   SB 5177 – Eliminating proof of nonmarriage as an element of a sex offense.

3.   SB 5078 – Addressing firearm safety measures to increase public safety.

4.   SB 5185 – Concerning capacity to provide informed consent for health care decisions.

5.   SB 5059 – Concerning protecting state and federal monuments, memorials, and statues from damage intentionally inflicted during the course of unpeaceful demonstrations or riots.

6.   SB 5038 – Prohibiting the open carry of certain weapons at public demonstrations and the state capitol.

7.   SB 5009 – Enacting the uniform public expression protection act.

Agriculture, Water, Natural Resources & Parks1/28/2021 1:30 PM

Public Hearing:

1.   SB 5201 – Concerning department of natural resources’ timber and land sales. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.) (Remote testimony.)

2.   SB 5176 – Modifying boater safety education requirements. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.) (Remote testimony.)

3.   SB 5300 – Prohibiting the feeding of garbage to swine. (Remote testimony.)

4.   SB 5317 – Concerning pesticide registration and pesticide licensing fees. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.) (Remote testimony.) (If measure is referred to committee.)

5.   SB 5318 – Concerning fertilizer fees. (Remote testimony.) (If measure is referred to committee.)

Executive Session:  SB 5159 – Concerning payments in lieu of real property taxes by the department of the fish and wildlife.

Human Services, Reentry & Rehabilitation1/28/2021 1:30 PM

Public Hearing: SB 5304 – Providing reentry services to persons releasing from state and local institutions. (Remote testimony.)

Ways & Means1/28/2021 4:00 PM

Executive Session:

1.   SB 5021 – Concerning the effect of expenditure reduction efforts on retirement benefits for public employees, including those participating in the shared work program.

2.   SB 5272 – Concerning temporarily waiving certain liquor and cannabis board annual licensing fees. (If measure is referred to committee.)

Public Hearing:

1.   SSB 5128 – Concerning student transportation funding during a local, state, or national emergency. (Remote testimony.)

2.   SB 5323 – Freezing wage and salaries and providing for furlough days during the 2021-2023 fiscal biennium. (Remote testimony.)

3.   SB 5322 – Prohibiting dual enrollment between school employees’ benefits board and public employees’ benefits board programs. (Remote testimony.)

4.   SB 5296 – Modifying the definition of index for the Washington state patrol retirement system. (Remote testimony.)

FRIDAY 29

Early Learning & K-12 Education1/29/2021 8:00 AM

Public Hearing:

1.   SB 5181 – Providing school districts serving low-income communities with flexibility in financing their facilities. (Remote testimony.)

2.   SB 5200 – Establishing a tax credit for contributions to student scholarship organizations. (Remote testimony.)

3.   SB 5202 – Establishing school district depreciation sub-funds for the purposes of preventative maintenance. (Remote testimony.)

Health & Long Term Care1/29/2021 8:00 AM

Public Hearing:  

1.   SB 5229 – Concerning health equity continuing education for health care professionals. (Remote testimony.)

2.   SB 5246 – Concerning reimbursement for primary care services for Medicaid beneficiaries. (Remote testimony.)

Behavioral Health Subcommittee to Health & Long Term Care1/29/2021 10:30 AM

Public Hearing:

1.   SB 5236 – Extending certificate of need exemptions. (Remote testimony.)

2.   SB 5209 – Enhancing and expanding behavioral health and suicide prevention crisis response services. (Remote testimony.)


Executive Session:

1.   SB 5157 – Providing incentives to reduce involvement by persons with behavioral disorders in the

criminal justice system.

2.   SB 5195 – Concerning prescribing opioid overdose reversal medication.

State Government & Elections1/29/2021 10:30 AM

Public Hearing:

1.   SB 5264 – Declaring January as Chinese American history month and encouraging public schools to commemorate the month. (Remote testimony.)

2.   SJM 8002 – Requesting an amendment to the United States Constitution on campaign finance reform. (Remote testimony.)

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