Workplan/Status Report

updated 3/6/14

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trkr-CJ HB2164/ Requiring interventions for unlawful juvenile possession of firearms trkr-support 3/3 Placed on second reading by Senate Rules Senate Floor Needs to be voted by Senate by 3/7 Requires most juveniles adjudicated of unlawful possession of a firearm to participate in certain evidence-based or research-based programs, unless no appropriate qualifying program is available.
HB2231/ LFO and Mentally Ill trkr-support 2/28 Amended to apply only to mentally ill and passed to Senate Rules for second reading by S Human Svcs and Corrections Senate Rules Needs to be voted out of Rules and passed by Senate by 3/7 Prevents failure to pay a monthly sum towards a legal financial obligation from being considered “willful noncompliance” if the offender is mentally ill, and, accordingly, prohibits penalties for noncompliance in that circumstance. This bill originally provided the same limitation on “willful noncompliance” for homeless offenders; however, this provision was removed in by the Senate Human Services and Corrections Committee.
Higher Ed in Corrections, part of the House Budget passed 3/4/14: S.E AMH ENG 6002 trkr-support Made part of the House Budget that passed 3/5/14 and is moving as 6002 Senate Senate needs to accept House Budget with this proviso Adjusts statutory provisions related to providing postsecondary degree programs to inmates.
* Budget amendment funds a study to document benefits to public safety created for eligible individuals who elect to take advantage of postsecondary educational opportunities while incarcerated.
2SHB1651/ Youth Opportunity Act  trkr-support 2/28 Passed to Senate Rules for second reading by S Human Svcs and Corrections Senate Rules Needs to be voted out of Rules and passed by Senate by 3/7 Amended bill provides that juvenile offender records are sealed unless, upon the objection of any person or other compelling reason identified by the court, the court determines that sealing is not appropriate.
* unless the juvenile has been adjudicated for a sex offense, a serious violent offense, or the offenses of Arson in the first degree, Kidnapping in the second degree, Assault of a Child in the second degree, Malicious Placement of an Explosive, or Leading Organized Crime; the court may release juvenile records for inspection upon good cause shown.
* Provides that sealed juvenile offender records may not be published, distributed, or sold.
* Provides that the provisions of the act are prospective and retrospective; and the act takes effect July 1, 2014.
ESHB 1840/ restricting firearm possession when subject to restraining order  trkr-support 3/4 Placed on second reading by Senate Rules  Senate Floor  Needs to be voted  by Senate by 3/7 When a restraining order includes a finding that the person against whom it has been issued represents a credible threat to the physical safety of an intimate partner or child;
(A) Requires that person to surrender any firearm or other dangerous weapon;
(B) Requires that person to surrender a concealed pistol license issued under RCW 9.41.070;
(C) Prohibits that person from obtaining or possessing a firearm or other dangerous weapon; and
(D) Prohibits that person from obtaining or possessing a concealed pistol license.
Death Penalty Reprieves trkr-support Announced by Governor Case by Case as they come up Governor announced his intent to grant a reprieve of any execution that might come across his desk due to problems with the death penalty ( http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/12/us/washington-governor-jay-inslee-suspends-death-penalty.html?_r=0).
SB6566/ Clemency and pardons board mk recommendations re: reprieves trkr-oppose Was returned by Senate rules to S Human Svcs & Corrections due to cutoff Senate Human Services and Corrections Cutoff from further legislative action this session * 2/26/14 Senate Law and Justice heard SB 6566 to “affirm the authority of the clemency and pardons board to make recommendations to the governor regarding petitions for reprieve” execution of individuals sentenced to death (http://apps.leg.wa.gov/documents/billdocs/2013-14/Pdf/Bill%20Reports/Senate/6566%20SBA%20LAW%2014.pdf). The clemency and pardons board does not currently do this.

trkr-EJ  Basic Health Option  trkr-support Made part of the House Budget that passed 3/5/14 and is moving as 6002  Senate Needs to be approved by Senate as passed by the House Health Care Authority (HCA) to study what would be required to sponsor a Basic Health Plan (BHP).
* HCA must begin the econometric modeling necessary to analyze BHP enrollment, and costs and impacts to the state, the enrollees, health care provider and facility reimbursement, and the insurance marketplace.
* Must publish a report of the findings by December 31, 2014. The report must address impacts to reimbursement levels affecting provider participation, the financial stability of the Washington Health Benefit Exchange, and continuity of care, access, and affordability of coverage for potential enrollees in the BHP compared to the insurance marketplace.
 SB6338/ Housing Trust Fund preferences to encourage coordination  trkr-support  2/28 Passed to House Rules for second reading by H Capital Budget House Rules  Needs to be voted out of Rules and passed by House by 3/7 Commerce must give preference to housing trust fund project applications that involve collaborative partnerships between local school districts and public housing authorities the help children of low-income families succeed in school.
 HB 2585/ Income eligibility for TANF for needy families benefits for a child  trkr-support Placed on second reading by Senate Rules Senate Floor Needs to be voted by Senate by 3/7 * Increase income limits for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) grant consideration
* Allows the Department of Social and Health Services to exempt 50 percent of a caregiver’s unearned income when determining Temporary Assistance for Needy Families eligibility and benefit standards for a child who is not a foster child.

trkr-LRGConcerns1 SB5991/ Study to support use of Nuclear Power  trkr-oppose 2/26 Passed by House Tech and Economic Development Committee to House Rules for second reading  H Rules  Needs to be pulled from Rules and voted by House before 3/7 Creating a Joint Select Taskforce on Nuclear Energy.
* The taskforce is created to study how the state can advance and support the generation of clean energy in the region through the use of nuclear power
* In its deliberations, the taskforce must consider the greatest amount of environmental benefit for each dollar spent based on the life-cycle cost of any nuclear power technology.
* Life-cycle costs must include the storage and disposal of any nuclear wastes.

 

The 2014 Cutoff Calendar is below.

January 13, 2014 First Day of Session
February 7, 2014 Last day to read in committee reports in house of origin, except House fiscal committees and Senate Ways & Means and Transportation committees.
February 11, 2014 Last day to read in committee reports from House fiscal committees and Senate Ways & Means and Transportation committees in house of origin.
February 18, 2014 Last day to consider bills in house of origin (5 p.m.).
February 28, 2014 Last day to read in committee reports from opposite house, except House fiscal committees and Senate Ways & Means and Transportation committees.
March 3, 2014 Last day to read in opposite house committee reports from House fiscal committees and Senate Ways & Means and Transportation committees.
March 7, 2014* Last day to consider opposite house bills (5 p.m.) (except initiatives and alternatives to initiatives, budgets and matters necessary to implement budgets, differences between the houses, and matters incident to the interim and closing of the session).
March 13, 2014 Last day allowed for regular session under state constitution.
* After the 54th day, only initiatives, alternatives to initiatives, budgets and matters necessary to implement budgets, matters that affect state revenue, messages pertaining to amendments, differences between the houses, and matters incident to the interim and closing of the session may be considered.