Washington State House Democrats


House Hot Sheet: Assembly Days

House committee work sessions this week that might be of interest. As usual, subject to change. Please check committee agendas for the latest.

Thursday, Dec. 1

Early Learning & Human Services: 8 a.m.

House Hearing Rm E: Work Session

  • Receive the recommendations of the Children’s Mental Health Work Group.
  • Receive the recommendations from the Blue Ribbon Commission for Delivery of Services to Children & Families.

Public Safety: 8:00 a.m.

House Hearing Rm D: Work Session – Jails in WA State: Policy and Funding Challenges

  • Snapshot of Washington jail populations.
  • Innovative measures to reduce the pre-trial jail population.
  • Inmates with mental illness and other disabilities.
  • Standards for local jail operations.

Judiciary: 1:30 p.m.

House Hearing Rm A: Work Session

  • Update on aspects of the civil commitment and forensic mental health systems, including assisted outpatient treatment, Joel’s Law, and forensic diversion programs.

Transportation: 3:30 p.m.

House Hearing Rm B: Work Session

  • Federal transportation funding implementation: Report from interim work groups.
  • I-405 express toll lanes: Update on improvements implemented.
  • REAL ID: Status update.
  • Washington State Patrol organizational assessment report.
  • Revenue forecast update and budget outlook for the 2017-19 biennium.

Appropriations: 3:30 p.m.

House Hearing Rm A: Work Session

  • Education Funding Task Force Update.
  • Blue Ribbon Commission on Children and Family Services.
  • School Building Health and Safety Rules.
  • 2017 Session Budget Preview.

Friday, Dec. 2

Commerce & Gaming: 10:00 a.m.

House Hearing Rm C: Work Session

  • Legislative Proposals for the 2017 Session Regarding the Regulation of Liquor, Marijuana, Gambling, and Vapor Products.

Education: 10:00 a.m.

House Hearing Rm A: Work Session

  • Basic Education and the Every Student Succeeds Act in Washington.