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MONDAY 15

Labor, Commerce & Tribal Affairs3/15/2021 9:30 AM

Public Hearing:  2SHB 1076 – Allowing whistleblowers to bring actions on behalf of the state for violations of workplace protections. (Remote testimony.)


Executive Session:

1.   HB 1315 – Creating a task force to identify the role of the workplace in helping curb domestic violence.

2.   HB 1469 – Concerning enhanced raffle procedures.

3.   HB 1022 – Modifying Washington state horse racing commission provisions.

4.   SHB 1455 – Concerning the use of social security numbers by the department of labor and industries and the employment security department.

Early Learning & K-12 Education3/15/2021 1:30 PM
Public Hearing:

1.   E2SHB 1139 – Taking action to address lead in drinking water. (Remote testimony.)

2.   ESHB 1273 – Concerning menstrual products in schools. (Remote testimony.)

3.   E2SHB 1365 – Procuring and supporting appropriate computers and devices for public school students and instructional staff. (Remote testimony.)

4.   SHB 1484 – Concerning the statewide first responder building mapping information system. (Remote testimony.)


Executive Session:

1.   SHB 1302 – Concerning college in the high school programs.

2.   SHB 1356 – Prohibiting the inappropriate use of Native American names, symbols, or images as public school mascots, logos, or team names.

Transportation3/15/2021 4:00 PM

Public Hearing:

1.   HB 1198 – Concerning the state commercial aviation coordinating commission. (Remote testimony.)

2.   SHB 1379 – Establishing an unpiloted aircraft system state coordinator and program funding source. (Remote testimony.)

3.   ESHB 1418 – Enhancing rail safety governance by expanding the role of the utilities and transportation commission. (Remote testimony.)

4.   SHB 1502 – Concerning the procurement and design of electric ferries by counties. (Remote testimony.)

5.   SHB 1137 – Elevating road maintenance and preservation in transportation planning. (Remote testimony.)

Ways & Means3/15/2021 4:00 PM

Public Hearing:

1.   SSB 5126 – Concerning the Washington climate commitment act. (Remote testimony.)

2.   HB 1034 – Concerning park and recreation district levies. (Remote testimony.)

3.   SSB 5192 – Supporting access to electric vehicle supply equipment. (Remote testimony.)

4.   ESHB 1410 – Protecting taxpayers from home foreclosure. (Remote testimony.)

5.   SHB 1438 – Expanding eligibility for property tax exemptions for service-connected disabled veterans and senior citizens by modifying income thresholds for eligibility to allow deductions for common health care-related expenses. (Remote testimony.)

TUESDAY 16

Business, Financial Services & Trade3/16/2021 8:00 AM

Public Hearing:

1.   SHB 1064 – Requiring the disclosure of high-speed internet access availability in the seller’s disclosure statement. (Remote testimony.)

2.   HB 1165 – Concerning the Washington credit union act. (Remote testimony.)

3.   2SHB 1173 – Concerning state lands development authorities. (Remote testimony.)


Executive Session:

1.   SHB 1279 – Modifying the Washington main street program tax incentive to respond to the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

2.   SHB 1037 – Concerning insurance adjusters.

3.   EHB 1049 – Concerning the off-site delivery of a vehicle by a vehicle dealer licensed under chapter 46.70 RCW.

4.   ESHB 1108 – Maintaining funding and assistance for homeowners navigating the foreclosure process.

Housing & Local Government3/16/2021 8:00 AM

Executive Session:

1.   ESHB 1070 – Modifying allowed uses of local tax revenue for affordable housing and related services to include the acquisition and construction of affordable housing and facilities.

2.   SHB 1309 – Concerning the dates of certification of levies.


Public Hearing:

1.   E2SHB 1117 – Promoting salmon recovery through revisions to the state’s comprehensive planning framework. (Remote testimony.)

2.   E2SHB 1099 – Improving the state’s climate response through updates to the state’s comprehensive planning framework. (Remote testimony.)

3.   ESHB 1241 – Planning under the growth management act. (Remote testimony.)

Environment, Energy & Technology3/16/2021 10:30 AM

Possible Executive Session:

1.   E3SHB 1091 – Reducing greenhouse gas emissions by reducing the carbon intensity of transportation fuel.

2.   SHB 1114 – Encouraging utility mitigation of urban heat island effects.

3.   E2SHB 1274 – Concerning cloud computing solutions.

4.   HB 1393 – Delaying certain implementation dates for the photovoltaic module stewardship and takeback program.


Public Hearing: E2SHB 1050 – Reducing greenhouse gas emissions from fluorinated gases. (Remote testimony.)

Law & Justice3/16/2021 10:30 AM

Public Hearing:

1.   HB 1105 – Concerning arrest protections for the medical use of cannabis. (Remote testimony.)

2.   E2SHB 1320 – Modernizing, harmonizing, and improving the efficacy and accessibility of laws concerning civil protection orders. (Remote testimony.)

3.   E2SHB 1310 – Concerning permissible uses of force by law enforcement and correctional officers. (Remote testimony.)

Agriculture, Water, Natural Resources & Parks3/16/2021 1:30 PM

Public Hearing:

1.   SHB 1355 – Concerning noxious weeds. (Remote testimony.)

2.   E2SHB 1382 – Streamlining the environmental permitting process for salmon recovery projects. (Remote testimony.)

3.   SHB 1508 – Concerning the sanitary control of shellfish. (Remote testimony.)

Human Services, Reentry & Rehabilitation3/16/2021 1:30 PM
Public Hearing:

1.   ESHB 1140 – Concerning juvenile access to attorneys when contacted by law enforcement. (Remote testimony.)

2.   2SHB 1219 – Concerning the appointment of counsel for youth in dependency court proceedings. (Remote testimony.)

3.   ESHB 1297 – Concerning working families tax exemption. (Remote testimony.) (If measure is referred to committee.)

4.   SHB 1221 – Standardizing homelessness definitions. (Remote testimony.)


Executive Session:

1.   2SHB 1044 – Creating prison to postsecondary education pathways.

2.   EHB 1090 – Concerning private, for-profit detention facilities.

3.   SHB 1151 – Bolstering economic recovery.

Transportation3/16/2021 4:00 PM

Public Hearing:

1.   SHB 1207 – Improving access to department of licensing issued documents by extending the issuance period of driver licenses and identicards to eight years, allowing online issuance and renewal of instruction permits, and expanding online renewal of driver licenses and identicards. (Remote testimony.)

3.   ESHB 1457 – Facilitating the installation of broadband facilities on limited access highways. (Remote testimony.)

5.   EHB 1251 – Concerning the authorization of wheeled all-terrain vehicles on state highways. (Remote testimony.)

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7.   SHB 1301 – Providing expanded options for fare enforcement by regional transit authorities. (Remote testimony.)

8.   ESHB 1529 – Modifying requirements in order to pay for debt service obligations when toll revenues are not sufficient to cover legal obligations. (Remote testimony.)


Executive Session: SB 5444 – Implementing a per mile charge on electric and hybrid vehicles.

Ways & Means3/16/2021 4:00 PM

Public Hearing:

1.   HB 1001 – Establishing a law enforcement professional development outreach grant program. (Remote testimony.)

2.   ESHB 1332 – Concerning property tax deferral during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Remote testimony.)

3.   SHB 1333 – Providing an extension to the local sales and use tax for public facilities in rural counties. (Remote testimony.)

4.   HB 1495 – Providing that qualified dealer cash incentives paid to auto dealers are bona fide discounts for purposes of the business and occupation tax. (Remote testimony.)

5.   HB 1023 – Concerning predesign requirements and thresholds. (Remote testimony.)

WEDNESDAY 17

Environment, Energy & Technology3/17/2021 8:00 AM

Public Hearing:

1.   SHB 1145 – Allowing the use of nonwood renewable fiber in recycled content paper carryout bags. (Remote testimony.)

2.   SHB 1193 – Affirming the process for disposing of dredged materials for federal navigation channel maintenance and improvement. (Remote testimony.)

3.   SHB 1423 – Concerning smoke management civil enforcement. (Remote testimony.)

4.   SHB 1446 – Prohibiting a utility from being assessed a penalty for not meeting its biennial acquisition target for cost-effective conservation in special circumstances outside the utility’s control. (Remote testimony.)


Health & Long-Term Care3/17/2021 8:00 AM

Public Hearing:

1.   HB 1009 – Concerning student health plans. (Remote testimony.)

2.   ESHB 1141 – Increasing access to the death with dignity act. (Remote testimony.)

3.   SHB 1276 – Providing for certain emergency medical services personnel to work in diversion centers. (Remote testimony.)


State Government & Elections3/17/2021 8:00 AM

Public Hearing:

1.   SHB 1357 – Concerning voters’ pamphlets for overseas and service voters. (Remote testimony.)

2.   EHB 1453 – Concerning voters’ pamphlets. (Remote testimony.)

3.   ESHB 1372 – Replacing the Marcus Whitman statue in the national statuary hall collection with a statue of Billy Frank Jr. (Remote testimony.)

4.   SHB 1250 – Designating Washington a purple heart state. (Remote testimony.) (If measure is referred to committee.)


Executive Session:

1.   EHB 1271 – Ensuring continuity of operations in the offices of county elected officials during the current COVID-19 pandemic and future public health crises.

2.   ESHB 1056 – Concerning open public meeting notice requirements and declared emergencies.

Early Learning & K-12 Education3/17/2021 10:30 AM

Public Hearing:

1.   ESHB 1113 – Concerning school attendance. (Remote testimony.)

2.   SHB 1162 – Concerning high school graduation credit and pathway options. (Remote testimony.)

3.   ESHB 1176 – Concerning access to higher education. (Remote testimony.)


Executive Session:

1.   SHB 1208 – Modifying the learning assistance program.

2.   SHB 1363 – Addressing secondary trauma in the K-12 workforce.

3.   E2SHB 1365 – Procuring and supporting appropriate computers and devices for public school students and instructional staff.

4.   2SHB 1028 – Concerning evaluation and recommendation of candidates for residency teacher certification.

Labor, Commerce & Tribal Affairs3/17/2021 10:30 AM

Executive Session:

1.   HB 1087 – Clarifying the continuity of employee family and medical leave rights.

2.   SHB 1206 – Protecting temporary workers.

3.   ESHB 1097 – Increasing worker protections.

4.   HB 1315 – Creating a task force to identify the role of the workplace in helping curb domestic violence.

5.   HB 1469 – Concerning enhanced raffle procedures.

6.   SHB 1493 – Concerning job search monitoring.

7.   SHB 1455 – Concerning the use of social security numbers by the department of labor and industries and the employment security department.

8.   E2SHB 1073 – Expanding coverage of the paid family and medical leave program.

THURSDAY 18

Business, Financial Services & Trade3/18/2021 8:00 AM

Public Hearing:

1.   HB 1399 – Reducing barriers to professional licensure for individuals with previous criminal convictions. (Remote testimony.)

2.   E2SHB 1335 – Concerning review and property owner notification of recorded documents with unlawful racial restrictions. (Remote testimony.)

3.   SHB 1259 – Expanding public contracting opportunities for women and minority business enterprises by increasing the regulatory oversight and accountability of the office of minority and women’s business enterprises. (Remote testimony.)


Labor, Commerce & Tribal Affairs3/18/2021 8:00 AM

Public Hearing: HB 1289 – Concerning winery workforce development. (Remote testimony.)


Environment, Energy & Technology3/18/2021 10:30 AM

Public Hearing:

1.   2SHB 1127 – Protecting the privacy and security of COVID-19 health data collected by entities other than public health agencies, health care providers, and health care facilities. (Remote testimony.) (If measure is referred to committee.)

2.   HB 1280 – Concerning greenhouse gas emissions reductions in the design of public facilities. (Remote testimony.) (If measure is referred to committee.)

3.   E2SHB 1287 – Concerning preparedness for a zero emissions transportation future. (Remote testimony.)


Law & Justice3/18/2021 10:30 AM

Executive Session:

1.   ESHB 1109 – Concerning victims of sexual assault.

2.   ESHB 1267 – Concerning investigation of potential criminal conduct arising from police use of force, including custodial injuries, and other officer-involved incidents.

3.   HB 1105 – Concerning arrest protections for the medical use of cannabis.

4.   E2SHB 1320 – Modernizing, harmonizing, and improving the efficacy and accessibility of laws concerning civil protection orders.

5.   E2SHB 1310 – Concerning permissible uses of force by law enforcement and correctional officers.

6.   SHB 1223 – Enacting the uniform electronic recordation of custodial interrogations act.

Higher Education & Workforce Development3/18/2021 1:30 PM

Work Session: Diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives.

Possible Executive Session:

1.   HB 1119 – Notifying students of courses with low-cost instructional materials and open educational resources at the four-year institutions of higher education.

2.   SHB 1166 – Expanding access to the homeless and foster care college students pilot program.

3.   SHB 1425 – Expanding scholarships for community and technical college students.

4.   2SHB 1033 – Concerning the Washington customized employment training program.

5.   E2SHB 1504 – Modifying the workforce education investment act

Human Services, Reentry & Rehabilitation3/18/2021 1:30 PM

Public Hearing:

1.   E2SHB 1186 – Concerning juvenile rehabilitation. (Remote testimony.)

2.   HB 1237 – Defining family resource centers. (Remote testimony.)


Executive Session: ESHB 1297 – Concerning working families tax exemption. (If measure is referred to committee.)

Ways & Means3/18/2021 4:00 PM

Executive Session:

1.   SSB 5126 – Concerning the Washington climate commitment act.

2.   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.

3.   SSB 5029 – Concerning tax deferrals for investment projects in high unemployment counties.

4.   SB 5187 – Exempting clay targets from sales and use tax.

5.   SB 5262 – Broadening the eligibility requirements and extending the expiration date for the data center tax incentive.

6.   SB 5309 – Providing a sales and use tax exemption for adult and baby diapers.

7.   SSB 5192 – Supporting access to electric vehicle supply equipment.

8.   HB 1034 – Concerning park and recreation district levies.

9.   EHB 1386 – Modifying the property tax exemption for the value of new construction of industrial/manufacturing facilities in targeted urban areas.

10.   ESHB 1410 – Protecting taxpayers from home foreclosure.

11.   SHB 1438 – Expanding eligibility for property tax exemptions for service-connected disabled veterans and senior citizens by modifying income thresholds for eligibility to allow deductions for common health care-related expenses.

FRIDAY 19

Health & Long-Term Care3/19/2021 8:00 AM
Public Hearing:

1.   2SHB 1148 – Protecting patients in acute care hospitals. (Remote testimony.)

2.   E2SHB 1160 – Concerning health provider contracts. (Remote testimony.)

3.   E2SHB 1272 – Concerning health system transparency. (Remote testimony.)

Behavioral Health Subcommittee to Health & Long-Term Care3/19/2021 10:30 AM


Public Hearing: SHB 1314 – Concerning veteran diversion from involuntary commitment. (Remote testimony.) (If measure is referred to committee.)

Executive Session:

1.   HB 1063 – Allowing additional renewals for behavioral health professional trainee and associate credentials.

2.   SHB 1074 – Concerning overdose and suicide fatality reviews.

3.   E2SHB 1086 – Creating the state office of behavioral health consumer advocacy.

4.   EHB 1311 – Authorizing the issuance of substance use disorder professional certifications to persons participating in apprenticeship programs.

Human Services, Reentry & Rehabilitation3/19/2021 10:30 AM

Executive Session:

1.   2SHB 1061 – Concerning youth eligible for developmental disability services who are expected to exit the child welfare system. (If measure is referred to committee.)

2.   ESHB 1140 – Concerning juvenile access to attorneys when contacted by law enforcement.

3.   E2SHB 1186 – Concerning juvenile rehabilitation.

4.   E2SHB 1194 – Strengthening parent-child visitation during child welfare proceedings.

5.   2SHB 1219 – Concerning the appointment of counsel for youth in dependency court proceedings.

6.   E2SHB 1227 – Protecting the rights of families responding to allegations of abuse or neglect of a child.

7.   HB 1237 – Defining family resource centers.

8.   SHB 1348 – Providing medical assistance to incarcerated persons.

State Government & Elections3/19/2021 10:30 AM

Public Hearing:  HB 1122 – Concerning the retirement age for state guard members. (Remote testimony.)


Executive Session:

1.   SHB 1016 – Making Juneteenth a legal holiday. 2.   ESHB 1372 – Replacing the Marcus Whitman statue in the national statuary hall collection with a statue of Billy Frank Jr.

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