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  • FIFTIETH DAY, MARCH 3, 2008 1

    NOTICE: Formatting and page numbering in this document are different from that in the original published version.

    SIXTIETH LEGISLATURE - REGULAR SESSION

    FIFTIETH DAY

    House Chamber, Olympia, Monday, March 3, 2008

    The House was called to order at 9:55 a.m. by the Speaker

    (Representative Moeller presiding).

    Reading of the Journal of the previous day was dispensed

    with and it was ordered to stand approved.

    INTRODUCTION & FIRST READING

    HB 3383 by Representatives Fromhold and McDonald

    AN ACT Regarding to state general obligation bonds and

    related accounts.

    Referred to Committee on Capital Budget.

    There being no objection, the bill listed on the day's

    introduction sheet under the fourth order of business was

    referred to the committees so designated.

    The Speaker assumed the chair.

    SIGNED BY THE SPEAKER

    The Speaker signed HOUSE BILL NO. 2437.

    The Speaker called upon Representative Kessler to

    preside.

    REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES

    March 1, 2008

    SSB 5104 Prime Sponsor, Senate Committee on Higher

    Education: Expanding the applied baccalaureate

    degree pilot program. Reported by Committee

    on Appropriations

    MAJORITY recommendation: Do pass as amended.

    Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:

    "NEW SECTION. Sec. 1. The legislature finds that the six colleges that developed proposals for the applied baccalaureate degree pilot programs exhibited exemplary work preparing proposals. The proposals were consistent with the legislature's vision for expanding bachelor's degree access and with the principals and

    criteria developed by the college board. The legislature recognizes that the authorization for the pilots was limited in number and therefore not all the proposals were able to be approved. The legislature values the work that has been done and intends to provide authority for additional pilots so as not to lose the good work that has been done.

    Sec. 2. RCW 28B.50.810 and 2005 c 258 s 6 are each amended to read as follows:

    (1) By April 2006, the college board shall select four community or technical colleges to develop and offer programs of study leading to an applied baccalaureate degree. At least one of the four pilot programs chosen must lead to a baccalaureate of applied science degree which builds on an associate of applied science degree. The college board shall convene a task force that includes representatives of both the community and technical colleges to develop objective selection criteria.

    (2) By February 2008, the college board shall select up to three colleges to develop and offer programs of study leading to an applied baccalaureate degree. At least one of the colleges selected must be a technical college. The college board shall use the objective selection criteria developed under subsections (1) and (3) of this section to make the selection.

    (3) Colleges may submit an application to become a pilot college under this section. The college board shall review the applications and select the pilot colleges using objective criteria, including:

    (a) The college demonstrates the capacity to make a long-term commitment of resources to build and sustain a high quality program;

    (b) The college has or can readily engage faculty appropriately qualified to develop and deliver a high quality curriculum at the baccalaureate level;

    (c) The college can demonstrate demand for the proposed program from a sufficient number of students within its service area to make the program cost-effective and feasible to operate;

    (d) The college can demonstrate that employers demand the level of technical training proposed within the program, making it cost-effective for students to seek the degree; and

    (e) The proposed program fills a gap in options available for students because it is not offered by a public four-year institution of higher education in the college's geographic area.

    (((3))) (4) A college selected as a pilot college under this section may develop the curriculum for and design and deliver courses leading to an applied baccalaureate degree. However, degree programs developed under this section are subject to approval by the college board under RCW 28B.50.090 and by the higher education coordinating board under RCW 28B.76.230 before a pilot college may enroll students in upper division courses. A pilot college approved under subsection (1) of this section may not enroll students in upper division courses before the fall academic quarter of 2006.

  • 2 JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE

    A pilot college approved under subsection (2) of this section may not enroll students in upper division courses before the fall academic quarter of 2009.

    NEW SECTION. Sec. 3. If specific funding for the purposes of this act, referencing this act by bill or chapter number, is not provided by June 30, 2008, in the omnibus appropriations act, this act is null and void."

    Correct the title.

    Signed by Representatives Sommers, Chair; Dunshee,

    Vice Chair; Alexander, Ranking Minority Member;

    Bailey, Assistant Ranking Minority Member; Haler,

    Assistant Ranking Minority Member; Anderson;

    Chandler; Cody; Conway; Darneille; Ericks; Fromhold;

    Grant; Green; Haigh; Hinkle; Hunt; Hunter; Kagi;

    Kenney; Kessler; Kretz; Linville; McDonald; McIntire;

    Morrell; Pettigrew; Priest; Ross; Schmick; Schual-Berke;

    Seaquist; Sullivan and Walsh.

    Passed to Committee on Rules for second reading.

    March 1, 2008

    ESSB 5831 Prime Sponsor, Senate Committee on Labor,

    Commerce, Research & Development: Providing

    for the certification of heating, ventilation, air

    conditioning, and refrigeration contractors and

    mechanics. (REVISED FOR ENGROSSED:

    Creating the joint legislative task force on

    heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and

    refrigeration. ) Reported by Committee on

    Appropriations

    MAJORITY recommendation: Do pass as amended.

    Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:

    "NEW SECTION. Sec. 1. DEFINITIONS. The definitions in this section apply throughout this chapter unless the context clearly requires otherwise.

    (1) "Applicant" means a person who has submitted the appropriate form or forms to be considered for an HVAC/R mechanic certificate, a temporary HVAC/R mechanic certificate, a trainee certificate, or an HVAC/R operator certificate, as required by the department.

    (2) "Board" means the HVAC/R board established in section 24 of this act.

    (3) "Boiler" means a closed vessel in which water is heated, steam is generated, steam is superheated, or a combination thereof, under pressure or vacuum by the application of heat, electricity, or nuclear energy. "Boiler" also includes fired units for heating or vaporizing liquids other than water where these systems are complete within themselves.

    (4) "BTUH" means British thermal units per hour. (5) "Certified HVAC/R mechanic" means a person who has been

    issued a valid HVAC/R mechanic certificate under section 16 of this act.

    (6) "Certified specialty mechanic" means a person who has been issued one or more valid specialty mechanic certificates under section 16 of this act.

    (7) "CFM" means cubic feet per minute. (8) "Department" means the department of labor and industries. (9) "Director" means the director of the department or the

    director's designee. (10) "Gas company" has the same meaning as in RCW

    80.04.010. (11) "Gas company service piping" means gas piping that is

    owned by or under the control of a gas company and used for transmission or distribution of fuel to the point of contact at the premises or property supplied or to be supplied, including service connections, meters, or other apparatus or appliance used in the measurement of the consumption of fuel by the customer. For the purposes of this subsection, "point of contact" means the outlet of the meter or the connection to the customer's gas piping, whichever is farther downstream.

    (12) "Gas piping" means pipes, valves, or fittings used to convey fuel gas installed on a premise or in a building. "Gas piping" does not include gas company service piping or any gas piping used directly in the generation of electricity by an electric utility or a commercial-scale nonutility generator of electricity.

    (13) "Gas piping work" means to design, fabricate, construct, install, replace, or service gas piping and venting related to gas piping.

    (14) "Hearth products" means any fuel gas or oil-fueled appliance that has a visual presence in a living space of a residence or any outdoor fuel gas barbecue or fireplace that is listed to the appropriate underwriters laboratories, American national standards institute, or ASTM international product safety standard.

    (15) "Hours of HVAC/R work" means any combination of accrued hours of HVAC/R work performed while:

    (a) Employed by an HVAC/R contractor or a person exempt from the requirements of chapter 18.27 RCW, chapter 19.28 RCW, or this chapter;

    (b) Employed by a registered or licensed general or specialty contractor, or the equivalent, in another state or country; or

    (c) Serving in the United States armed forces. (16) "HVAC" means heating, ventilating, and air conditioning. (17)(a) "HVAC equipment and systems" means equipment

    necessary for any system that heats, cools, conditions, ventilates, filters, humidifies, or dehumidifies environmental air for

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