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2021 Legislative Session: Upcoming committee hearings, March 8-12

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WEDNESDAY 10

Environment, Energy & Technology3/10/2021 8:00 AM

Public Hearing: E3SHB 1091 – Reducing greenhouse gas emissions by reducing the carbon intensity of transportation fuel. (Remote testimony.)

Health & Long-Term Care3/10/2021 8:00 AM

Public Hearing:

  1. SGA 9257 – Umair A. Shah, M.D., M.P.H., Director, Department of Health – Agency Head.
  2. HB 1096 – Concerning non-Medicare plans offered through the Washington state health insurance pool. (Remote testimony.)
  3. SHB 1007 – Concerning the completion of supervised experience through distance supervision. (Remote testimony.)
  4. HB 1031 – Concerning the government issuance of a certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth. (Remote testimony.)

State Government & Elections3/10/2021 8:00 AM

Public Hearing:

  1. ESHB 1078 – Restoring voter eligibility for all persons convicted of a felony offense who are not in total confinement under the jurisdiction of the department of corrections. (Remote testimony.) (57-41)
  2. SHB 1016 – Making Juneteenth a legal holiday. (Remote testimony.)
  3. ESHB 1068 – Exempting election security information from public records disclosure. (Remote testimony.)

Labor, Commerce & Tribal Affairs3/10/2021 10:30 AM

Public Hearing:

  1. HB 1087 – Clarifying the continuity of employee family and medical leave rights. (Remote testimony.)
  2. SHB 1206 – Protecting temporary workers. (Remote testimony.)
  3. SHB 1455 – Concerning the use of social security numbers by the department of labor and industries and the employment security department. (Remote testimony.)

THURSDAY 11

Labor, Commerce & Tribal Affairs3/11/2021 8:00 AM

Public Hearing:

  1. E2SHB 1480 – Extending certain privileges granted to liquor licensees to mitigate the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. (Remote testimony.)
  2. HB 1022 – Modifying Washington state horse racing commission provisions. (Remote testimony.)

Environment, Energy & Technology3/11/2021 10:30 AM

Public Hearing:

  1. SHB 1114 – Encouraging utility mitigation of urban heat island effects. (Remote testimony.)
  2. E2SHB 1274 – Concerning cloud computing solutions. (Remote testimony.)
  3. HB 1393 – Delaying certain implementation dates for the photovoltaic module stewardship and takeback program. (Remote testimony.)
  4. ESHB 1336 – Creating and expanding unrestricted authority for public entities to provide telecommunications services to end users. (Remote testimony.)


Law & Justice3/11/2021 10:30 AM

Executive Session:

  1. E2SHB 1089 – Concerning compliance audits of requirements relating to peace officers and law enforcement agencies.
  2. HB 1072 – Removing only one of the restrictions on the use of civil legal aid funds.

Public Hearing:  

  • ESHB 1054 – Establishing requirements for tactics and equipment used by peace officers.(Remote testimony.) (54-43)

Agriculture, Water, Natural Resources & Parks3/11/2021 1:30 PM

Public Hearing:

  1. HB 1055 – Extending the expiration date for reporting requirements on timber purchases. (Remote testimony.)
  2. EHB 1199 – Providing compensation to department of natural resources lessees whose leases are terminated for reasons other than default. (Remote testimony.)
  3. HB 1491 – Concerning the rights-of-way for the transport of timber, minerals, stone, sand, gravel, or other valuable materials. (Remote testimony.)
  4. HB 1478 – Concerning fish habitat enhancement projects authorized pursuant to RCW 77.55.181. (Remote testimony.)

Executive Session:

  1. HB 1055 – Extending the expiration date for reporting requirements on timber purchases.
  2. EHB 1199 – Providing compensation to department of natural resources lessees whose leases are terminated for reasons other than default.
  3. HB 1491 – Concerning the rights-of-way for the transport of timber, minerals, stone, sand, gravel, or other valuable materials.

Higher Education & Workforce Development3/11/2021 1:30 PM

Public Hearing:

  1. HB 1119 – Notifying students of courses with low-cost instructional materials and open educational resources at the four-year institutions of higher education. (Remote testimony.)
  2. SHB 1425 – Expanding scholarships for community and technical college students. (Remote testimony.)


Human Services, Reentry & Rehabilitation3/11/2021 1:30 PM

Public Hearing:

  1. 2SHB 1044 – Creating prison to postsecondary education pathways. (Remote testimony.)
  2. EHB 1090 – Concerning private, for-profit detention facilities. (Remote testimony.)
  3. SHB 1348 – Providing medical assistance to incarcerated persons. (Remote testimony.)

Ways & Means3/11/2021 4:00 PM

Public Hearing:

  1. 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. (Remote testimony.)
  2. SSB 5029 – Concerning tax deferrals for investment projects in high unemployment counties. (Remote testimony.)
  3. SB 5187 – Exempting clay targets from sales and use tax. (Remote testimony.)
  4. SB 5262 – Broadening the eligibility requirements and extending the expiration date for the data center tax incentive. (Remote testimony.)
  5. SB 5309 – Providing a sales and use tax exemption for adult and baby diapers. (Remote testimony.)

FRIDAY 12

Early Learning & K-12 Education3/12/2021 8:00 AM

Public Hearing:

  1. SHB 1208 – Modifying the learning assistance program. (Remote testimony.)
  2. SHB 1356 – Prohibiting the inappropriate use of Native American names, symbols, or images as public school mascots, logos, or team names. (Remote testimony.)
  3. SHB 1363 – Addressing secondary trauma in the K-12 workforce. (Remote testimony.)


Executive Session:

  1. E2SHB 1295 – Providing public education to youth in or released from institutional education facilities.
  2. EHB 1342 – Eliminating lunch copays for students who qualify for reduced-price lunches.

Health & Long-Term Care3/12/2021 8:00 AM

Public Hearing:

  1. ESHB 1196 – Concerning audio-only telemedicine. (Remote testimony.)
  2. HB 1378 – Concerning the supervision of medical assistants. (Remote testimony.)
  3. SHB 1383 – Concerning respiratory care practitioners. (Remote testimony.)

Behavioral Health Subcommittee to Health & Long Term Care3/12/2021 10:30 AM

Public Hearing:

  1. HB 1063 – Allowing additional renewals for behavioral health professional trainee and associate credentials. (Remote testimony.) (If measure is referred to committee.)
  2. SHB 1074 – Concerning overdose and suicide fatality reviews. (Remote testimony.) (If measure is referred to committee.)
  3. E2SHB 1086 – Creating the state office of behavioral health consumer advocacy. (Remote testimony.) (If measure is referred to committee.)
  4. EHB 1311 – Authorizing the issuance of substance use disorder professional certifications to persons participating in apprenticeship programs. (Remote testimony.) (If measure is referred to committee.)

Human Services, Reentry & Rehabilitation3/12/2021 10:30 AM

Work Session: Racial disproportionality in child welfare

Public Hearing:

  1. E2SHB 1194 – Strengthening parent-child visitation during child welfare proceedings. (Remote testimony.)
  2. SHB 1221 – Standardizing homelessness definitions. (Remote testimony.)

State Government & Elections3/12/2021 10:30 AM

Executive Session:

  1. ESHB 1056 – Concerning open public meeting notice requirements and declared emergencies.
  2. ESHB 1078 – Restoring voter eligibility for all persons convicted of a felony offense who are not in total confinement under the jurisdiction of the department of corrections.
  3. SHB 1016 – Making Juneteenth a legal holiday.
  4. ESHB 1068 – Exempting election security information from public records disclosure. (61-37)

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