FOURTH DAY

 


NOON SESSION

 

Senate Chamber, Olympia, Thursday, December 1, 2011

 

The Senate was called to order at 12:00 noon by President Owen. No roll call was taken.

 

MOTION

 

On motion of Senator Eide, the reading of the Journal of the previous day was dispensed with and it was approved.

 

MOTION

 

There being no objection, the Senate advanced to the first order of business.

 

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES

 

November 30, 2011

SB 5536 Prime Sponsor, Senator Rockefeller: Regarding the management of water resources. Reported by Committee on Ways & Means

 

MAJORITY recommendation: That it be referred without recommendation. Signed by Senators Murray, Chair; Kilmer, Vice Chair, Capital Budget Chair; Zarelli; Parlette; Brown; Conway; Fraser; Harper; Hatfield; Hewitt; Honeyford; Kastama; Keiser; Kohl-Welles; Regala; Schoesler and Tom.

 

Passed to Committee on Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development.

 

November 30, 2011

SB 5757 Prime Sponsor, Senator Nelson: Protecting groundwater. Reported by Committee on Ways & Means

 

MAJORITY recommendation: That it be referred without recommendation. Signed by Senators Murray, Chair; Kilmer, Vice Chair, Capital Budget Chair; Zarelli; Parlette; Brown; Conway; Fraser; Harper; Hatfield; Hewitt; Honeyford; Kastama; Keiser; Kohl-Welles; Regala; Schoesler and Tom.

 

Passed to Committee on Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development.

 

MOTION

 

On motion of Senator Eide, all measures listed on the Standing Committee report were referred to the committees as designated.

 

MOTION

 

On motion of Senator Eide, the Senate advanced to the third order of business.

 

MESSAGE FROM THE GOVERNOR

GUBERNATORIAL APPOINTMENTS

 

November 8, 2011

TO THE HONORABLE, THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON

Ladies and Gentlemen:

I have the honor to submit the following reappointment, subject to your confirmation.

THE HONORABLE BRIAN BLAKE, reappointed November 1, 2011, for the term ending June 30, 2015, as Member of the Pacific Marine Fishery Commission.

Sincerely,

CHRISTINE O. GREGOIRE, Governor

Referred to Committee on Energy, Natural Resources & Marine Waters.

 

July 20, 2011

TO THE HONORABLE, THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON

Ladies and Gentlemen:

I have the honor to submit the following appointment, subject to your confirmation.

MARC DAUDON, appointed May 18, 2011, for the term ending June 30, 2014, as Member of the Energy Northwest.

Sincerely,

CHRISTINE O. GREGOIRE, Governor

Referred to Committee on Energy, Natural Resources & Marine Waters.

 

August 15, 2011

TO THE HONORABLE, THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON

Ladies and Gentlemen:

I have the honor to submit the following reappointment, subject to your confirmation.

BILLY FRANK, JR., reappointed July 29, 2011, for the term ending June 25, 2015, as Member of the Puget Sound Partnership.

Sincerely,

CHRISTINE O. GREGOIRE, Governor

Referred to Committee on Energy, Natural Resources & Marine Waters.

 

August 4, 2011

TO THE HONORABLE, THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON

Ladies and Gentlemen:

I have the honor to submit the following reappointment, subject to your confirmation.

DONALD (BUD) HOVER, reappointed July 29, 2011, for the term ending July 15, 2015, as Chair of the Salmon Recovery Funding Board.

Sincerely,

CHRISTINE O. GREGOIRE, Governor

Referred to Committee on Energy, Natural Resources & Marine Waters.

 

June 8, 2011

TO THE HONORABLE, THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON

Ladies and Gentlemen:

I have the honor to submit the following reappointment, subject to your confirmation.

LAWRENCE KENNEY, reappointed May 18, 2011, for the term ending June 30, 2014, as Member of the Energy Northwest.

Sincerely,

CHRISTINE O. GREGOIRE, Governor

Referred to Committee on Energy, Natural Resources & Marine Waters.

 

June 27, 2011

TO THE HONORABLE, THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON

Ladies and Gentlemen:

I have the honor to submit the following reappointment, subject to your confirmation.

CONRAD MAHNKEN, reappointed June 7, 2011, for the term ending December 31, 2016, as Member of the Fish and Wildlife Commission.

Sincerely,

CHRISTINE O. GREGOIRE, Governor

Referred to Committee on Energy, Natural Resources & Marine Waters.

 

July 12, 2011

TO THE HONORABLE, THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON

Ladies and Gentlemen:

I have the honor to submit the following appointment, subject to your confirmation.

STEVE S. MILNER, appointed May 25, 2011, for the term ending December 31, 2016, as Member of the Parks and Recreation Commission.

Sincerely,

CHRISTINE O. GREGOIRE, Governor

Referred to Committee on Energy, Natural Resources & Marine Waters.

 

June 21, 2011

TO THE HONORABLE, THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON

Ladies and Gentlemen:

I have the honor to submit the following appointment, subject to your confirmation.

THE HONORABLE PHIL ROCKEFELLER, appointed July 1, 2011, for the term ending January 15, 2014, as Member of the Northwest Power and Conservation Council.

Sincerely,

CHRISTINE O. GREGOIRE, Governor

Referred to Committee on Energy, Natural Resources & Marine Waters.

 

July 8, 2011

TO THE HONORABLE, THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON

Ladies and Gentlemen:

I have the honor to submit the following appointment, subject to your confirmation.

THE HONORABLE PHIL ROCKEFELLER, appointed July 8, 2011, for the term ending July 15, 2015, as Member of the Salmon Recovery Funding Board.

Sincerely,

CHRISTINE O. GREGOIRE, Governor

Referred to Committee on Energy, Natural Resources & Marine Waters.

 

October 25, 2011

TO THE HONORABLE, THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON

Ladies and Gentlemen:

I have the honor to submit the following reappointment, subject to your confirmation.

THE HONORABLE HARRIET A. SPANEL, reappointed January 1, 2012, for the term ending December 31, 2014, as Member of the Recreation and Conservation Funding Board.

Sincerely,

CHRISTINE O. GREGOIRE, Governor

Referred to Committee on Energy, Natural Resources & Marine Waters.

 

November 2, 2011

TO THE HONORABLE, THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON

Ladies and Gentlemen:

I have the honor to submit the following reappointment, subject to your confirmation.

THE HONORABLE HARRIET A. SPANEL, reappointed November 1, 2011, for the term ending June 30, 2015, as Member of the Pacific Marine Fishery Commission.

Sincerely,

CHRISTINE O. GREGOIRE, Governor

Referred to Committee on Energy, Natural Resources & Marine Waters.

 

November 30, 2011

TO THE HONORABLE, THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON

Ladies and Gentlemen:

I have the honor to submit the following appointment, subject to your confirmation.

THE HONORABLE ROBERT H. WHALEY, appointed October 10, 2011, for the term ending September 30, 2017, as Member, Board of Trustees, Eastern Washington University.

Sincerely,

CHRISTINE O. GREGOIRE, Governor

Referred to Committee on Higher Education & Workforce Development.

 

November 30, 2011

TO THE HONORABLE, THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON

Ladies and Gentlemen:

I have the honor to submit the following appointment, subject to your confirmation.

DAVID L. NICANDRI, appointed November 21, 2011, for the term ending September 30, 2014, as Member, Board of Trustees, The Evergreen State College.

Sincerely,

CHRISTINE O. GREGOIRE, Governor

Referred to Committee on Higher Education & Workforce Development.

 

MOTION

 

On motion of Senator Eide, all appointees listed on the Gubernatorial Appointments report were referred to the committees as designated.

 

MOTION

 

On motion of Senator Eide, the Senate advanced to the fifth order of business.

 

INTRODUCTION AND FIRST READING

 

SB 5966 by Senators Fraser and Swecker

 

AN ACT Relating to establishing the office of the health care authority ombudsman; and adding a new section to chapter 48.02 RCW.

 

Referred to Committee on Health & Long-Term Care.

 

SB 5967 by Senators Murray and Zarelli

 

AN ACT Relating to fiscal matters; amending RCW 15.76.115, 28B.50.837, 28B.76.565, 28B.76.565, 28B.76.605, 28B.76.605, 39.12.080, 43.09.475, 43.21A.660, 43.79.460, 43.320.110, 43.330.250, 43.338.030, 47.66.070, 49.70.170, 77.12.203, 79.64.100, 79.105.150, 80.01.080, and 90.56.335; amending 2011 1st sp.s. c 50 ss 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 134, 135, 136, 137, 138, 140, 141, 142, 143, 144, 145, 146, 147, 148, 149, 150, 151, 201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 206, 207, 208, 209, 210, 211, 212, 213, 214, 215, 216, 217, 218, 219, 220, 221, 222, 301, 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 307, 308, 309, 310, 311, 401, 402, 501, 502, 503, 504, 505, 506, 507, 508, 509, 510, 511, 512, 513, 514, 515, 516, 604, 605, 606, 607, 608, 609, 610, 611, 612, 613, 614, 615, 616, 617, 618, 619, 620, 621, 622, 701, 703, 704, 713, 801, 802, 803, 805, 910, 920, 921, and 922; reenacting and amending RCW 43.19.791, 70.105D.070, and 79.64.040; adding new sections to 2011 1st sp.s. c 50 (uncodified); repealing 2011 1st sp.s. c 50 ss 139, 722, and 725; making appropriations; providing effective dates; providing expiration dates; and declaring an emergency.

 

Referred to Committee on Ways & Means.

 

SB 5968 by Senators Stevens, Swecker and Schoesler

 

AN ACT Relating to establishing a fixed minimum hourly wage; and amending RCW 49.46.020.

 

Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce & Consumer Protection.

 

SJR 8217 by Senators Stevens, Carrell, Becker, Swecker, Schoesler, Holmquist Newbry, Padden and Benton

 

Providing that all new tax increases expire no later than five years after becoming effective.

 

Referred to Committee on Ways & Means.

 

MOTION

 

On motion of Senator Eide, all measures listed on the Introduction and First Reading report were referred to the committees as designated.

 

STANDING COMMITTEE ASSIGNEMENTS

 

The President announced the following 2011-2012 Standing Committee Assignments.

 

Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development Senators Hatfield, Shin, Haugen, Hobbs, Honeyford, Becker, Delvin, Schoesler

 

Early Learning & K-12 Education Senators McAuliffe, Rolfes, Eide, Harper, Hobbs, Nelson, Tom, Litzow, Fain, Hill, King

 

Economic Development, Trade & Innovation Senators Kastama, Chase, Hatfield, Kilmer, Shin, Baumgartner, Ericksen, Holmquist Newbry, Zarelli

 

Environment Senators Nelson, Rolfes, Chase, Fraser, Pridemore, Honeyford, Ericksen, Holmquist Newbry, Morton

 

Financial Institutions, Housing & Insurance Senators Hobbs, Prentice, Haugen, Keiser, Benton, Fain, Litzow

 

Government Operations & Elections Senators Pridemore, Prentice, Chase, Nelson, Swecker, Roach, Benton

 

Health & Long-Term Care Senators Keiser, Conway, Kline, Frockt, Pridemore, Becker, Carrell, Parlette, Pflug

 

Higher Education & Workforce Development Senators Tom, Shin, Kastama, Kilmer, Frockt, Hill, Baumgartner, Becker, Stevens

 

Human Services & Corrections Senators Hargrove, Regala, Harper, McAuliffe, Stevens, Carrell, Padden

 

Judiciary Senators Kline, Harper, Hargrove, Kohl-Welles, Regala, Pflug, Carrell, Padden, Roach

 

Labor, Commerce & Consumer Protection Senators Kohl-Welles, Conway, Keiser, Kline, Holmquist Newbry, King, Hewitt

 

Energy, Natural Resources & Marine Waters Senators Ranker, Regala, Fraser, Hargrove, Murray, Delvin, Morton, Stevens, Swecker

 

Rules Senators Prentice, Brown, Conway, Eide, Fraser, Harper, Haugen, Keiser, Kline, Kohl-Welles, McAuliffe, Regala, Hewitt, Carrell, King, Parlette, Pflug, Schoesler, Stevens, Zarelli

 

Transportation Senators Haugen, Eide, Frockt, Hobbs, Prentice, Ranker, Rolfes, Sheldon, Shin, King, Fain, Delvin, Ericksen, Hill, Litzow, Swecker

 

Ways & Means Senators Murray, Kilmer, Brown, Conway, Fraser, Hatfield, Harper, Kastama, Keiser, Kohl-Welles, Pridemore, Regala, Tom, Zarelli, Parlette, Baumgartner, Hewitt, Holmquist Newbry, Honeyford, Padden, Pflug, Schoesler

 

MOTION

 

On motion of Senator Eide, the revised appointments were again confirmed.

 

MOTION

 

At 12:04 p.m., on motion of Senator Eide, the Senate adjourned until 10:00 a.m. Friday, December 2, 2011.

 

BRAD OWEN, President of the Senate

 

THOMAS HOEMANN, Secretary of the Senate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





5536

Committee Report.................................................................. 1

5757

Committee Report.................................................................. 1

5966

Introduction & 1st Reading..................................................... 2

5967

Introduction & 1st Reading..................................................... 3

5968

Introduction & 1st Reading..................................................... 3

8217

Introduction & 1st Reading..................................................... 3

BILLY FRANK, JR.

9194 Introduction................................................................... 1

BRIAN BLAKE

9180 Introduction................................................................... 1

CONRAD MAHNKEN

9206 Introduction................................................................... 2

DAVID L. NICANDRI

9242 Introduction................................................................... 2

DONALD HOVER

9200 Introduction................................................................... 1

HARRIET A. SPANEL

9227 Introduction................................................................... 2

9228 Introduction................................................................... 2

LAWRENCE KENNEY

9202 Introduction................................................................... 1

MARC DAUDON

9190 Introduction................................................................... 1

MESSAGE FROM GOVERNOR

Gubernatorial Appointments.................................................. 1

PHIL ROCKEFELLER

9224 Introduction................................................................... 2

9225 Introduction................................................................... 2

ROBERT H. WHALEY

9241 Introduction................................................................... 2

STEVE S. MILNER

9212 Introduction................................................................... 2