February 20th – 2013 Regular Legislative Session Day 38

We’re hearing four bills in the Government Operations and Elections Committee meeting today. House Bill 1697 exempts the Utilities and Transportation Commission solid waste company records containing valuable commercial information from disclosure.

House Bill 1720 requires that a statement be printed on each ballot and voters’ pamphlet, informing voters that a list of campaign donors is available on the Public Disclosure Commission website.

House Bill 1753 authorizes the Department of Labor and Industries to purchase interpreter services for doctors providing services to injured workers or crime victims with limited English proficiency or who are sensory-impaired; requires the departments of Social and Health Services and Labor and Industries and the Health Care Authority to integrate the purchase of interpreter services through one centralized system by July 1, 2016; requires language access providers to be certified or authorized by the Department of Social and Health Services; establishes the Spoken Language Interpreter Advisory Group; requires the Department of Enterprise Services to develop and implement a model for providing interpreter services by July 1, 2014; and allows for statewide collective bargaining units for language access providers who provide interpreter services for the Department of Labor and Industries and for interpreter services purchased for other state agencies through the Department of Enterprise Services.

House Bill 1901 exempts from disclosure actual enumeration data collected for purposes of annexations and population determinations and retained by the Office of Financial Management.

We’re also going to consider six bills for Executive Action.

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