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Energy Related Bill Tracking

Washington State Legislature 2017 Regular Session

Provided by the WSU Energy Program Library

Last updated 3/22/2017

March 29 - Last day to read in committee reports from opposite house, except House fiscal committees and Senate Ways & Means and Transportation committees.
Pink status cells indicate either a recent change in status or that a new bill is being tracked.
Grey date cells indicate no activity in the last month.

Bill* Companion
Bills*
Title** Status Status
Date
Original
Sponsor
1048SHB 1048 SB 5499SB 5499 Promoting a sustainable, local renewable energy industry through modifying renewable energy system tax incentives and providing guidance for renewable energy system component recycling H Finance 3/2/2017 Morris
11442SHB 1144     Amending state greenhouse gas emission limits for consistency with the most recent assessment of climate change science. H Rules C 3/13/2017 Fitzgibbon
1233HB 1233     Enabling electric utilities to prepare for the distributed energy future H Tech & Econ D 1/13/2017 Morris
1249HB 1249     Recognizing hydroelectricity as an eligible renewable resource in the energy independence act H Tech & Econ D 1/16/2017 Griffey
1330SHB 1330     Extending the B&O tax exemption for amounts received as credits against contracts with or funds provided by the Bonneville power administration and used for low-income ratepayer assistance H Finance 2/9/2017 Manweller
1334HB 1334     Concerning the energy independence act H Tech & Econ D 1/17/2017 Tarleton
1335HB 1335     Concerning the electrification of transportation infrastructure H Tech & Econ D 1/17/2017 Tarleton
1360HB 1360 SB 5232SB 5232 Allowing incremental electricity produced as a result of efficiency improvements to hydroelectric generation projects whose energy output is marketed by the BPA to qualify as an eligible renewable resource under the energy independence act H Tech & Econ D 1/18/2017 Wylie
1372HB 1372     Updating the framework for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Washington based upon best available climate science H Environment 1/18/2017 Farrell
1404SHB 1404 SB 5285SB 5285 Conducting a workforce study of employment opportunities in the agriculture, environment, and natural resources economic sectors . H Approps 2/13/2017 Tarleton
1436HB 1436     Concerning the state building code council H Local Govt 1/25/2017 Buys
1458HB 1458     Concerning electric energy performance baselines H Tech & Econ D 1/20/2017 Fitzgibbon
1466SHB 1466 SB 5332SB 5332 Extending the expiration date of the public utility tax exemption for certain electrolytic processing businesses H Finance 3/14/2017 Blake
1497HB 1497     Providing sales and use tax exemptions, in the form of a remittance of tax paid, to encourage coal-fired electric generation plants to convert to natural gas-fired plants or biomass energy facilities H Finance 3/13/2017 Walsh, J.
1519HB 1519 ESB 5128ESB 5128 Allowing incremental electricity produced as a result of certain capital investment projects to qualify as an eligible renewable resource under the energy independence act H Tech & Econ D 1/23/2017 Blake
1555HB 1555 SB 5127SB 5127 Establishing a carbon pollution tax and investment program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions… H Finance 1/23/2017 Lytton
1622SHB 1622     Concerning the state building code council H Approps 2/17/2017 Senn
1646HB 1646 SB 5509SB 5509 Promoting an equitable clean energy economy by creating a carbon tax that allows investment in clean energy, clean air, healthy forests, and Washington's communities H Environment 1/25/2017 Fitzgibbon
1809ESHB 1809     Concerning tax credits for clean alternative fuel commercial vehicles S Ways & Means 3/6/2017 Fey
1963HB 1963     Concerning electric utility meter-based performance programs H Tech & Econ D 2/6/2017 Doglio
1964HB 1964     Concerning clean energy financing H Local Govt 2/6/2017 Doglio
2131HB 2131     Regulating autonomous vehicles H Trans 2/23/2017 Hudgins
4008SHJM 4008     Requesting that the Bonneville Power Administration consider a rate design for the eastern intertie that eliminates or reduces the transmission rate associated with that part of the eastern intertie known as the Montana intertie S Rules 2 3/10/2017 Morris
5027SB 5027     Concerning distributed generation S Energy, Enviro 1/10/2017 McCoy
5127SB 5127 HB 1555HB 1555 Establishing a carbon pollution tax and investment program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions… S 2nd Reading 2/27/2017 Braun
5128ESB 5128 HB 1519HB 1519 Allowing incremental electricity produced as a result of certain capital investment projects to qualify as an eligible renewable resource under the energy independence act H Tech & Econ De 3/3/2017 Takko
5172SB 5172     Concerning department of ecology's reporting requirements on greenhouse gas emissions S Energy, Environ 1/16/2017 Ericksen
5232SB 5232 HB 1360HB 1360 Allowing incremental electricity produced as a result of efficiency improvements to hydroelectric generation projects whose energy output is marketed by the BPA to qualify as an eligible renewable resource under the energy independence act H Tech & Econ De 3/9/2017 Brown
5260SB 5260     Concerning the continuation of tax preferences supporting the solar silicon manufacturing industry S Ways & Means 1/18/2017 Warnick
52852SSB 5285 HB 1404HB 1404 Conducting a workforce study of employment opportunities in the agriculture, environment, and natural resources economic sectors H Hi Ed 3/3/2017 Wilson
5332SB 5332 HB 1466HB 1466 Extending the expiration date of the public utility tax exemption for certain electrolytic processing businesses S Ways & Means 2/3/2017 Warnick
5412SB 5412     Concerning the state building code council S Local Governme 1/24/2017 Takko
5421SB 5421     Reducing greenhouse gas emissions S Energy, Enviro 1/24/2017 Chase
5439SB 5439     Providing sales and use tax exemptions, in the form of a remittance of tax paid, to encourage coal-fired electric generation plants to convert to natural gas-fired plants or biomass energy facilities H Tech & Econ De 3/2/2017 Braun
5467SB 5467     Including nuclear energy in the definition of a "qualified alternative energy resource" for the purposes of RCW 19.29A.090 S Rules X 3/21/2017 Brown
5468SB 5468     Including nuclear energy in the principles that guide development and implementation of the state's energy strategy S Rules X 3/21/2017 Brown
5470ESSB 5470     Advancing the development of renewable energy by improving the permitting process for geothermal resources exploration H Environment 3/3/2017 Brown
54752SSB 5475     Providing a business and occupation tax exemption for manufacturers of small modular reactors H Tech & Econ De 3/9/2017 Brown
5499SB 5499 HB 1048HB 1048 Promoting a sustainable, local renewable energy industry through modifying renewable energy system tax incentives and providing guidance for renewable energy system component recycling S Energy, Enviro 1/26/2017 Palumbo
5500SSB 5500     Concerning the state building code council H Local Govt 3/6/2017 Honeyford
5509SB 5509 HB 1646HB 1646 Promoting an equitable clean energy economy by creating a carbon tax that allows investment in clean energy, clean air, healthy forests, and Washington's communities S Energy, Enviro 1/26/2017 Carlyle
5716SB 5716     Addressing electric vehicle charging infrastructure S Transportation 2/6/2017 Chase
* Click on bill number to go to the Bill Summary Page on the Legislature's web site for access to full-text of the bills.
** Click the more link to see additional explanation of bill excerpted from Committee summaries and Bill Digests.

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