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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

I want to remind you that Sen. Brown and I are hosting town hall meetings in the Tri-Cities tomorrow, Saturday, March 16. This is a great opportunity for you to express your concerns on issues that are important to you. Hope to see you there! The information is below. Also included in this brief e-mail update is The Week Ahead, which includes information on legislation receiving a public hearing in the House next week. Just a reminder, I am not advocating “for” or “against” any of the bills in this e-mail update. This update is to keep you informed on what is happening in Olympia and give you the opportunity to possibly testify or offer comment on bills that could impact you.

The 8th District town meetings will be held March 16 at the following locations and times:

8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Richland City Hall/Council Chamber
505 Swift Blvd.
Richland, WA 99352

10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
West Richland Library
3803 W. Van Giesen
West Richland, WA 99353

1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Kennewick City Hall Council Chambers
210 W. 6th Ave
Kennewick, WA 99336

The Week Ahead
March 18 – March 22, 2013

MONDAY, MARCH 18

  • JLARC Final Report of 2012 Tax Preference Performance Reviews – Work Session – Finance, HHR A @ 1:30PM
  • Implementing Public-Private Partnership Best Practices for Non-Toll Transportation Projects – Public Hearing on HB 1979 – Transportation, HHR B @ 3:30PM
  • Requiring WSDOT to Report on Construction Errors – Public Hearing on HB 1986 – Transportation, HHR B @ 3:30PM
  • Project Delivery Standards for Projects Funded by the Transportation Revenue Package – Public Hearing on HB 1957 – Transportation, HHR B @ 3:30PM

TUESDAY, MARCH 19

  • Tax Exemption for Veterans – Public Hearing and Executive Session on SB 5072 – CDHT, HHR E @ 10:00AM
  • Walla Walla Veterans' Home – Public Hearing and Executive Session on SB 5691 – CDHT, HHR E @ 10:00AM
  • Providing Information to Businesses – Public Hearing on SB 5680 – TED, HHR C @ 10:00AM
  • Joint Center for Aerospace Technology Innovation – Public Hearing on SB 5784 – TED, HHR C @ 10:00AM
  • Marijuana Initiative-502 Changes – Public Hearing on HB 2000 – Gov't Acct. & Oversight, HHR C @ 1:30PM
  • Buying Health Insurance from Out of-State Carriers – Public Hearing on SB 5540 – Health Care, HHR B @ 1:30PM
  • Hospitals Reporting Treatment for Bullet Wounds, Gunshot Wounds and Stab Wounds – Public Hearing on SB 5305 – Health Care, HHR B @ 1:30PM
  • Six Year Building Code Cycle Public Hearing SB 5378 – Local Government, HHR D @ 1:30PM
  • Improving Student Performance in 3rd Grade Reading – Public Hearing on SB 5237 –Education, HHR A @ 1:30PM
  • Lane and Parking Preferences to Motorcycles Public Hearing on SB 5142 – Transportation, HHR B @ 3:30PM

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20

  • Establishing a Farm Internship Program – Public Hearing on SB 5123 – LWD, HHR D @ 8:00AM
  • Protecting Domestic Animals Against Gray Wolf Attacks Public Hearing on SB 5187 – AGNR, HHR B @ 8:00AM
  • Acquisition of Habitat and Recreation Lands by the State Public Hearing on SB 5054 – AGNR, HHR B @ 8:00AM
  • Derelict and Abandoned Vessels in State Waters Public Hearing on SB 5663 – AGNR, HHR B @ 8:00AM
  • Statute of Limitations RE: Sexual Abuse of a Child – Public Hearing on SB 5100 – Public Safety, HHR D @ 1:30PM
  • Veteran's Designation on Drivers' Licenses Public Hearing on SB 5775 –Transportation, HHR B @ 3:30PM
  • SR 117 Designated POW/MIA Memorial Highway Public Hearing on SJM 8005 –Transportation, HHR B @ 3:30PM

THURSDAY, MARCH 21

  • Improving Student Achievement – Public Hearing on SB 5330 – Education, HHR A @ 8:00AM
  • Providing Flexibility in the Education System – Public Hearing on SB 5753 – Education, HHR A @ 8:00AM
  • Powell Fatality Team Recommendations – Public Hearing on SB 5315 – ELHS, HHR C @ 8:00AM
  • Day Spa Beer and Wine License – Public Hearing on SB 5045 – Gov't Acct. & Oversight, HHR E @ 9:00AM
  • Coal Transition Power Public Hearing on SB 5297 – Environment, HHR C @ 10:00AM
  • Utility Conservation and I-937 Public Hearing on SB 5438 – Environment, HHRC @ 10:00AM
  • Out-of-State Renewable Energy and I-937 Public Hearing on SB 5400 – Environment, HHRC @ 10:00AM
  • Water Resources/Vitality of Local Economies Public Hearing on SB 5219 – AGNR, HHR B @ 1:30PM
  • Seattle Sounders and Seattle Seahawks License Plate Public Hearing on SB 5152 – Transportation, HHR B @ 3:30PM
  • Gold Star License Plate Public Hearing on SB 5161 – Transportation, HHR B @ 3:30PM

FRIDAY, MARCH 22

  • Cannabis Taxation Implementation, Forecasting Revenues, and Lessons Learned from the Taxation of Liquor, Cigarettes, and Other Regulated Products – Work Session – Finance, HHR A @ 8:00AM
  • Governor's STEM Initiative – Public Hearing on SSB 5755 – Education, HHR A @ 1:30PM

Sincerely,


Brad Klippert

State Representative Brad Klippert, 8th Legislative District
RepresentativeBradKlippert.com
122A Legislative Building | P.O. Box 40600 | Olympia, WA 98504-0600
brad.klippert@leg.wa.gov
360-786-7882 | Toll-free: (800) 562-6000