For the rest of the story on HB 1899: http://cforjustice.org/2011/03/08/sorry-about-that/
As the executive session ended, the Committee’s chairman, Democrat Sam Hunt from Thurston County, appeared confused. After a long pause in which he conferred with a staff person, Hunt apologetically announced: “House bill 1899 has not had a hearing, so if somebody wants to testify on 1899, you will get the option to do it in a backwards fashion, after we voted the bill out of committee and if one convinces us, we can always reconsider and re-vote on it. Sorry about that.”
Here is the TVW of the exchange:
Starts at 56:20 with staff informing him they didn’t hold a hearing before passing.