Archive for March, 2011

Natural environment programs streamlining bill passes out of committee

March 24th, 2011  |  Published in HB 1885

HB 1885 (Providing streamlining improvements in the administration of programs affecting the natural environment) passed out of committee with a do pass recommendation. The bill was amended in committee and those changes are summarized in a new staff report here, which also can be viewed in the window below.

Houseboats and aquatic lands and shoreline management bill passes out of committee

March 24th, 2011  |  Published in HB 1783

HB 1783 (Amending the consideration of houseboats and houseboat moorages for the purposes of aquatic lands and shoreline management) passed out of committee.

The bill was amended before received its do pass recommendation. Those amendments are summarized here in a new staff report here, which can also be viewed in the window below.

Private owned field investigation bill passed out of committee

March 22nd, 2011  |  Published in HB 1177

EHB 1177 (Regarding field investigations on privately owned lands) was passed out of the Senate Committee on Government Operations and Tribal Relations & Elections with a do pass recommendation.

There were no amendments to the bill in committee, but it has a new staff report which can be viewed here or in the window below.

Commercial shellfish enforcement passes out of committee

March 21st, 2011  |  Published in HB 1453

HB 1453 (Regarding commercial shellfish enforcement) was reported out of the Senate Committee on Natural Resources & Marine Waters with a do pass recommendation.

The bill did not receive any amendments in committee. The most recent staff bill report can be viewed here or in the window below.

Derelict vessel and invasive species removal fee bill moves out of committee

March 21st, 2011  |  Published in HB 1395

HB 1395 (Eliminating expiration dates for the derelict vessel and invasive species removal fee) was reported out of the Senate Committee on Natural Resources & Marine Water with a do pass recommendation.

The bill received an amendment in the committee, which are summarized in the most recent staff report on the bill. That report can be viewed here or in the window below.

Houseboat moorage bill public hearing

March 18th, 2011  |  Published in HB 1783

HB 1783 (Amending the consideration of houseboats and houseboat moorages for the purposes of aquatic lands and shoreline management) relieved a public hearing in the Senate Committee on Natural Resources & Marine Waters. You can watch the hearing here or in the window below.

State environmental policy act streamlining bill scheduled for public hearing

March 17th, 2011  |  Published in HB 1952

HB 1952 (Streamlining the state environmental policy act process) has been scheduled for a public hearing in the Senate Committee on Environment and Water & Energy. The hearing will be held March 22 at 10 a.m. in Senate Hearing Rm 4 of the J.A. Cherberg Building.

Here is the current version of the bill, as passed out of the house. The most recent staff report on the bill can be found here or read in the window below.

Capital budget scheduled for public hearing and executive session

March 17th, 2011  |  Published in HB 1497

HB 1497 (Adopting a 2011-2013 capital budget.) has been scheduled for a public hearing and an executive session. The public hearing will be held on March 23 at 6 p.m. in House Hearing Rm D of the John L. O’Brien Building. The executive session (during which the committee can make a recommendation on the bill to the full house) will be held on March 24 at 1:30 p.m. in the same room.

Ruckelshaus Center process bill moves out of committee

March 16th, 2011  |  Published in HB 1886

HB 1886 (Implementing recommendations of the Ruckelshaus Center process) passed out of the Senate Committee on Agriculture & Rural Economic Development with a do pass recommendation. No changes were made to the bill and it was referred to the Senate Way and Means Committee.

The most recent staff report on the bill can be viewed here or in the window below.

Public hearing on privately owned lands field investigations bill

March 16th, 2011  |  Published in HB 1177

EHB 1177 (Regarding field investigations on privately owned lands) received a public hearing in the Senate Committee on Government Operations and Tribal Relations & Elections. You can watch the hearing at this link or in the window below.