SIXTY FIFTH DAY

 


NOON SESSION

 

Senate Chamber, Olympia, Tuesday, March 19, 2013

 

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

 

MOTION

 

On motion of Senator Fain, 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

 

March 18, 2013

HB 1230 Prime Sponsor, Representative Green: Concerning persons who are pursuing a course of study leading to a degree as a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant. Reported by Committee on Health Care

 

MAJORITY recommendation: Do pass as amended. Signed by Senators Becker, Chair; Dammeier, Vice Chair; Bailey; Cleveland; Ericksen; Frockt; Keiser, Ranking Member; Parlette and Schlicher.

 

Passed to Committee on Rules for second reading.

 

March 18, 2013

HB 1339 Prime Sponsor, Representative Tharinger: Clarifying the scope of practice for East Asian medicine practitioners and removing certain referral requirements. Reported by Committee on Health Care

 

MAJORITY recommendation: Do pass. Signed by Senators Becker, Chair; Dammeier, Vice Chair; Bailey; Cleveland; Ericksen; Frockt; Keiser, Ranking Member; Parlette and Schlicher.

 

Passed to Committee on Rules for second reading.

 

March 18, 2013

SHB 1343 Prime Sponsor, Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Health & Human Services: Removing the expiration for the additional surcharge imposed on registered nurses and licensed practical nurses. Reported by Committee on Health Care

 

MAJORITY recommendation: Do pass. Signed by Senators Becker, Chair; Dammeier, Vice Chair; Bailey; Cleveland; Frockt; Keiser, Ranking Member; Parlette and Schlicher.

 

MINORITY recommendation: Do not pass. Signed by Senator Ericksen.

 

Passed to Committee on Rules for second reading.

 

March 18, 2013

SHB 1418 Prime Sponsor, Committee on Government Operations & Elections: Regarding hours of availability of cities, towns, and special purpose districts for inspection and copying of public records. Reported by Committee on Governmental Operations

 

MAJORITY recommendation: Do pass. Signed by Senators Roach, Chair; Benton, Vice Chair; Braun; Conway; Fraser; Hasegawa, Ranking Member.

 

Passed to Committee on Rules for second reading.

 

March 18, 2013

SHB 1456 Prime Sponsor, Committee on Government Operations & Elections: Authorizing pretax payroll deductions for qualified transit and parking benefits. Reported by Committee on Governmental Operations

 

MAJORITY recommendation: Do pass. Signed by Senators Roach, Chair; Benton, Vice Chair; Braun; Conway; Fraser; Hasegawa, Ranking Member.

 

Passed to Committee on Rules for second reading.

 

March 18, 2013

HB 1547 Prime Sponsor, Representative Walsh: Concerning entities that provide recreational or educational programming for school-aged children. Reported by Committee on Early Learning & K-12 Education

 

MAJORITY recommendation: That it be referred without recommendation. Signed by Senators Litzow, Chair; Dammeier, Vice Chair; Billig; Brown; Cleveland; Fain; Mullet; Rivers; Rolfes, Assistant Ranking Member.

 

Passed to Committee on Human Services & Corrections.

 

March 18, 2013

SHB 1806 Prime Sponsor, Committee on Community Development, Housing & Tribal Affairs: Addressing the definition of veteran for purposes of veterans' assistance programs. Reported by Committee on Governmental Operations

 

MAJORITY recommendation: Do pass. Signed by Senators Roach, Chair; Benton, Vice Chair; Braun; Conway; Fraser; Hasegawa, Ranking Member.

 

Passed to Committee on Rules for second reading.

 

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES

GUBERNATORIAL APPOINTMENTS

 

March 18, 2013

SGA 9097 JACK ENG, appointed on October 17, 2011, for the term ending June 17, 2017, as Member of the Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals. Reported by Committee on Commerce & Labor

 

MAJORITY recommendation: That said appointment be confirmed. Signed by Senators Holmquist Newbry, Chair; Braun, Vice Chair; Conway, Ranking Member; Hasegawa; Hewitt and Keiser.

 

Passed to Committee on Rules for second reading.

 

March 18, 2013

SGA 9158 MARGARITA L PRENTICE, appointed on August 1, 2012, for the term ending June 30, 2018, as Member of the Gambling Commission. Reported by Committee on Commerce & Labor

 

MAJORITY recommendation: That said appointment be confirmed. Signed by Senators Holmquist Newbry, Chair; Braun, Vice Chair; Conway, Ranking Member; Hasegawa; Hewitt and Keiser.

 

Passed to Committee on Rules for second reading.

 

MOTION

 

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

 

MOTION

 

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

 

INTRODUCTION AND FIRST READING

 

SB 5870 by Senator Hill

 

AN ACT Relating to fiscal matters.

 

Referred to Committee on Ways & Means.

 

SB 5871 by Senator Hill

 

AN ACT Relating to fiscal matters.

 

Referred to Committee on Ways & Means.

 

SB 5872 by Senator Hill

 

AN ACT Relating to state government.

 

Referred to Committee on Ways & Means.

 

SB 5873 by Senator Hill

 

AN ACT Relating to state government.

 

Referred to Committee on Ways & Means.

 

SB 5874 by Senator Hill

 

AN ACT Relating to human services.

 

Referred to Committee on Ways & Means.

 

SB 5875 by Senator Hill

 

AN ACT Relating to human services.

 

Referred to Committee on Ways & Means.

 

SB 5876 by Senator Hill

 

AN ACT Relating to health care.

 

Referred to Committee on Ways & Means.

 

SB 5877 by Senator Hill

 

AN ACT Relating to health care.

 

Referred to Committee on Ways & Means.

 

SB 5878 by Senator Hill

 

AN ACT Relating to natural resources.

 

Referred to Committee on Ways & Means.

 

SB 5879 by Senator Hill

 

AN ACT Relating to education.

 

Referred to Committee on Ways & Means.

 

SB 5880 by Senator Hill

 

AN ACT Relating to education.

 

Referred to Committee on Ways & Means.

 

SB 5881 by Senator Hill

 

AN ACT Relating to revenue.

 

Referred to Committee on Ways & Means.

 

SB 5882 by Senator Hill

 

AN ACT Relating to revenue.

 

Referred to Committee on Ways & Means.

 

MOTION

 

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

 

MOTION

 

On motion of Senator Fain, the Senate advanced to the eighth order of business.

 

MOTION

 

Senator Rivers moved adoption of the following resolution:

SENATE RESOLUTION
8622

By Senators Rivers, Litzow, Hewitt, Braun, Bailey, Honeyford, Baumgartner, Carrell, Smith, Kohl-Welles, Ericksen, Holmquist Newbry, Hobbs, Fain, Hargrove, Parlette, Fraser, Murray, Darneille, Cleveland, Hill, Schlicher, Hatfield, McAuliffe, Mullet, Padden, Brown, King, Schoesler, Dammeier, Tom, Pearson, Becker, Nelson, Conway, Benton, Hasegawa, Chase, Billig, Ranker, Frockt, Keiser, Eide, Harper, Kline, Roach, and Rolfes

WHEREAS, One hundred thousand Washington State children and youth are gifted and talented; and

WHEREAS, Without appropriate support, these children have high dropout rates, between 15 and 30%, and a number of other risk factors; and

WHEREAS, K-12 Highly Capable students are present in all cultural and linguistic groups, across all socioeconomic strata, co-exist with all manner of disabling conditions both visible and invisible, and manifest across all areas of human endeavor; and

WHEREAS, Highly Capable students perform, or show potential for performing, at significantly advanced levels when compared with others of their age, experience, or environments. Outstanding capabilities are seen within students' general intellectual aptitudes, specific academic abilities, creative productivities within a specific domain, and leadership skills; and

WHEREAS, Prior to implementation of ESHB 2261, only 181 out of 295 of Washington State's school districts offered Highly Capable services of any kind; and

WHEREAS, For the 2010-11 school year, Highly Capable grant funds alone supported only 22,859 of the estimated 100,000 students who require Highly Capable services; and

WHEREAS, Education for all students must include opportunities to nurture and support learning at the highest levels, laying the foundation for positive outcomes for all students; and

WHEREAS, Research-based teaching practices drawn from gifted education can be used to enhance learning for students in their strength areas, and will have a positive impact on all students; and

WHEREAS, High-end learning with a focus on expanding excellence will lead to a more highly qualified workforce ready to address the challenges we currently face and the ones we will certainly face in the future; and

WHEREAS, Maximum development of each individual's intellectual and creative powers ensures the challenges of the future will more likely be met; and

WHEREAS, Washington has tens of thousands of gifted and talented children, whose full potential can be tapped only through the farsighted cooperation of education, community, and government;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Washington State Senate recognize the tens of thousands of gifted and talented children in our State; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the Senate acknowledge that the farsighted cooperation of education, community, and government bodies can enable these highly capable children to reach their full potential and the outcome of this cooperation is of substantial benefit to the people of Washington State; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the Secretary of the Senate to the Washington Coalition for Gifted Education.

Senator Rivers spoke in favor of adoption of the resolution.

The President declared the question before the Senate to be the adoption of Senate Resolution No. 8622.

The motion by Senator Rivers carried and the resolution was adopted by voice vote.

INTRODUCTION OF SPECIAL GUESTS

 

The President welcomed the gifted students and their families who were seated in the gallery.

 

PERSONAL PRIVILEGE

 

Senator Fain: I just want to say for those folks with the highly capable program that are still up in the gallery, we would like to, Senator Rivers and I were talking about it, we would be honored if they would join us for a photograph behind the rostrum. Well have staff kind of help them down here if the kids want to participate in that after we close the session here in just a moment. I just wanted to make that offer known.

 

MOTION

 

At 12:06 p.m., on motion of Senator Fain, the Senate adjourned until 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 20, 2013.

 

BRAD OWEN, President of the Senate

 

HUNTER GOODMAN, Secretary of the Senate

 

 

 





1230

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

1339

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

1343-S

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

1418-S

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

1456-S

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

1547

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

1806-S

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

5870

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

5871

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

5872

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

5873

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

5874

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

5875

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

5876

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

5877

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

5878

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

5879

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

5880

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

5881

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

5882

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

8622

Adopted.................................................................................. 3

Introduced.............................................................................. 2

9097 Jack Eng

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

9158 margarita Prentice

Committee Report.................................................................. 2

PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE

Intro. Special Guests, Gifted students and family.................. 3

WASHINGTON STATE SENATE

Personal Privilege, Senator Fain............................................ 3