WA House APP – Committee Meeting
(February 8, 2020)

February 8, 2020 9:00 am

The Washington State House Appropriations Committee (WA House APP) considers the operating budget bill and related legislation, budget processes, and fiscal issues such as pension policy and compensation. The committee also considers bills with operating budget fiscal impacts.

Public Hearings

  • HB 2338 – “Prohibiting discrimination in health care coverage.”
  • HB 2638 – “Authorizing sports wagering subject to the terms of tribal-state gaming compacts.”
  • HB 2306 – “Concerning the regulation of legal service contractors.”
  • HB 2457 – “Establishing the health care cost transparency board.” (If measure is referred to committee.)
  • HB 2554 – “Mitigating inequity in the health insurance market caused by health plans that exclude certain mandated benefits.” (If measure is referred to committee.)
  • HB 1974“Establishing the Washington cannabis commission.”
  • HB 2524 – “Expanding the scope of agricultural products subject to requirements in chapter 15.83 RCW related to negotiation concerning production or marketing.”
  • HB 2550 – “Establishing net ecological gain as a policy for application across identified land use, development, and environmental laws.” (If measure is referred to committee.)
  • HB 2587 – “Establishing a program for the designation of state scenic bikeways.”
  • HB 2388 – “Standardizing definitions of homelessness to improve access to services.”
  • HB 2525 – “Establishing the family connections program.”
  • HB 2572 – “Concerning implementation of the recommendations of the December 2019 report from the William D. Ruckelshaus center regarding residential habilitation center clients.”
  • HB 1660 – “Concerning the participation of students who are low income in extracurricular activities.” (If measure is referred to committee.)
  • HB 2455 – “Supporting access to child care for parents who are attending high school or working toward completion of a high school equivalency certificate.”
  • HB 2471 – “Concerning working connections child care payment authorizations.”
  • HB 2864 – “Establishing a running start summer school pilot program.”
  • HB 2036 – “Concerning health system transparency.”
  • HB 2303 – “Concerning professional licensing requirements for service members and military spouses.”
  • HB 2415 – “Conforming elections for certain special districts with Title 29A RCW.”
  • HB 2826“Clarifying the authority of the liquor and cannabis board to regulate marijuana vapor products.” (If measure is referred to committee.)
  • HB 2354 – “Expediting professional licenses for new Washington residents.”
  • HB 2355 – “Creating alternative professional licensing standards.”
  • HB 2356 – “Reducing barriers to professional licensure for individuals with previous criminal convictions.”
  • HB 2534 – “Creating provisional professional licenses for service members and military spouses.”
  • HB 2577 – “Concerning agency responsibilities to regulated businesses and professions.” (If measure is referred to committee.)
  • HB 2299 – “Creating prison to postsecondary education pathways.” (If measure is referred to committee.)
  • HB 2334 – “Concerning drug offender sentencing.”
  • HB 2393 – “Earning credit for complying with community custody conditions.”
  • HB 2394 – “Concerning community custody.”
  • HB 2417 – “Concerning individuals serving community custody terms.”
  • HB 2555 – “Concerning background check requirements for firearms classified as other under federal firearms laws.”
  • HB 2622 – “Concerning procedures for ensuring compliance with court orders requiring surrender of firearms, weapons, and concealed pistol licenses.” (If measure is referred to committee.)
  • HB 2926 – “Expanding access to critical incident stress management programs.”
  • HB 2498 – “Providing compensation to department of natural resources lessees whose leases are terminated for reasons other than default.”
  • HB 2528 – “Recognizing the contributions of the state’s forest products sector as part of the state’s global climate response.”
  • HB 2714 – “Valuing the carbon in forest riparian easements.”
  • HB 2768 – “Concerning urban and community forestry.”
  • HB 1179 – “Concerning the revised uniform unclaimed property act.”
  • HB 1775 – “Protecting commercially sexually exploited children.”
  • HB 2405 – “Concerning commercial property assessed clean energy and resilience.”
  • HB 2596 – “Fostering economic growth in Washington by supporting emerging businesses in the new space economy.”
  • HB 2089 – “Increasing transparency and financial accountability in higher education to students, parents, and taxpayers.” (If measure is referred to committee.)
  • HB 2327 – “Addressing sexual misconduct at postsecondary educational institutions.” (If measure is referred to committee.)
  • HB 2419 – “Studying barriers to the use of the Washington death with dignity act.”
  • HB 2513 – “Prohibiting the practice of transcript withholding and limiting the practice of registration holds at institutions of higher education as debt collection practices.” (If measure is referred to committee.)

Possible Executive Sessions

  • HB 2737 – “Updating the children’s mental health work group.”
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  • HB 2200 – “Creating the position of military spouse liaison.”
  • HB 2228 – “Permitting early deployment of state fire service resources.”
  • HB 2264 – “Increasing the cap on accrued vacation leave.”
  • HB 2277 – “Concerning youth solitary confinement.”
  • HB 2304 – “Concerning shared leave and industrial insurance benefits.”
  • HB 2308 – “Requiring employers to periodically report standard occupational classifications or job titles of workers.”
  • HB 2310 – “Reducing emissions from vehicles associated with on-demand transportation services.”
  • HB 2311 – “Amending state greenhouse gas emission limits for consistency with the most recent assessment of climate change science.”
  • HB 2314 – “Concerning drug offender sentencing alternatives for offenders convicted of driving or control of a vehicle while under the influence.”
  • HB 2318 – “Advancing criminal investigatory practices.”
  • HB 2386 – “Creating the state office of the behavioral health ombuds.”
  • HB 2421 – “Concerning state reimbursement of election costs.”
  • HB 2456 – “Concerning working connections child care eligibility.”
  • HB 2467 – “Establishing a centralized single point of contact background check system for firearms transfers.”
  • HB 2584 – “Establishing rates for behavioral health services.”
  • HB 2614 – “Concerning paid family and medical leave.”
  • HB 2679 – “Concerning funding for individuals who are not eligible for federal insurance subsidies and for foundational public health services.”
  • HB 2691 – “Concerning the scope of collective bargaining for language access providers.”
  • HB 2728 – “Implementing a sustainable funding model for the services provided through the children’s mental health services consultation program and the telebehavioral health video call center.”
  • HB 2809 – “Regarding essential needs and housing support eligibility.”
  • HB 2834 – “Implementing an identicard program to provide individuals a Washington state issued identicard.”
  • HB 2905 – “Increasing outreach and engagement with access to baby and child dentistry programs.”

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