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Energy Related Bill Tracking

Washington State Legislature 2016 Regular Session

Provided by the WSU Energy Program Library

Last updated 02/11/2016

February 17, Last day to consider (pass) bills in house of origin.
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
2317HB 2317     Expanding the use of neighborhood and medium-speed electric vehicles. H Passed 3rd 2/10/2016 Van De Wege
2330HB 2330     Modifying provisions regulating electric vehicle charging stations. H Trans 1/11/2016 Muri
2345HB 2345     Promoting the deployment of combined heat and power systems. H Tech & Econ D 1/11/2016 Morris
23462SHB 2346     Promoting a sustainable, local renewable energy industry through modifying renewable energy system tax incentives and providing guidance for renewable energy system component recycling. H Rules R 2/9/2016 Morris
2421HB 2421     Directing that the state may not regulate greenhouse gas emissions beyond the requirements established by federal law. H Environment 1/13/2016 Pike
2455HB 2455 ESB 6166ESB 6166 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 1/13/2016 Morris
2506SHB 2506     Concerning the development of a state plan to implement federal regulations on electric generation facilities. H Rules R 2/9/2016 Young
2525HB 2525 SB 6248SB 6248 Concerning risk mitigation plans to promote the transition of eligible coal units. H Tech & Econ D 1/14/2016 Morris
2613HB 2613     Modifying retail sale and use tax exemptions for certain clean alternative fuel and electrically powered vehicles. H Trans 1/15/2016 Condotta
2620HB 2620 SB 6196SB 6196 Modifying administrative processes for the utilities and transportation commission in managing deposits and cost reimbursements of the energy facility site evaluation council. H Rules R 2/4/2016 Tarleton
2684HB 2684     Requiring that rules to regulate greenhouse gas emissions must provide for the establishment of credits for certain emission reduction activities. H Environment 1/18/2016 DeBolt
2715SHB 2715     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 2/5/2016 Blake
2761HB 2761     Modifying the business and occupation tax credit for alternative fuel commercial vehicles. H Trans 1/20/2016 Clibborn
2763HB 2763     Using the state environmental policy act to encourage development that is consistent with forward-looking growth plans. H Environment 1/20/2016 Fey
2778SHB 2778     Modifying retail sales and use tax exemption criteria for certain clean alternative fuel vehicles. H Rules R 2/9/2016 Fey
2785SHB 2785     Ensuring that restrictions on the use of solid fuel burning devices do not prohibit the installation or replacement of solid fuel burning devices or the use of these devices during temporary outages of other sources of heat. H 2nd Reading 2/9/2016 Shea
2826SHB 2826     Repealing certain duties of the state energy office with regard to preparing the state energy strategy document. H Rules R 2/5/2016 DeBolt
2827HB 2827     Repealing fuel mix disclosure requirements. H Tech & Econ De 1/21/2016 DeBolt
28842SHB 2884     Modifying the business and occupation tax and public utility tax credits for alternative fuel commercial vehicles. H Rules R 2/9/2016 Clibborn
2892HB 2892     Improving the accuracy and transparency of the reporting and calculation of the fuel mix information to retail electric customers. H Rules R 2/9/2016 DeBolt
2977HB 2977     Encouraging job creation and retention in rural economies through the transparent and accountable provision of targeted tax relief for silicon smelters H Finance 2/8/2016 Short
2980HB 2980     Air quality/facility siting H Environment 2/10/2016 Kochmar
5089SB 5089     Revising definitions in the energy independence act to promote the use of clean energy in the future. S Rules 2 1/19/2016 Brown
5090SB 5090     Providing an additional alternative compliance option in the energy independence act to promote the use of clean energy in the future. S Rules 2 1/19/2016 Brown
5092SB 5092     Including nuclear energy in the definition of a "qualified alternative energy resource" for the purposes of RCW 19.29A.090. S Rules 2 1/19/2016 Brown
5185SB 5185     Creating a six-year time frame for substantial building code amendments. S Rules 2 1/19/2016 Benton
6166ESB 6166 HB 2455HB 2455 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 2/10/2016 Takko
6173SB 6173     Prohibiting rules and policies that limit greenhouse gas emissions. S Rules 2 1/21/2016 Ericksen
6176SB 6176     Requiring the utilities and transportation commission to consider policies that allow electrical companies to establish a user fee or other similar charge for electric vehicle supply equipment that is deployed for the benefit of ratepayers. S Energy, Enviro 1/11/2016 Ericksen
6188SB 6188     Concerning distributed generation. S Energy, Enviro 1/11/2016 McCoy
6196SB 6196 HB 2620HB 2620 Modifying administrative processes for the utilities and transportation commission in managing deposits and cost reimbursements of the energy facility site evaluation council. S 2nd Reading 2/8/2016 McCoy
6217SB 6217     Regarding nuclear power generation in the state plan submitted to the United States environmental protection agency under the clean power plan. S Rules 2 1/21/2016 Brown
6218SB 6218     Creating the clean energy education program. S Rules 2 2/9/2016 Brown
6224SB 6224     Concerning energy facility site evaluation council procedure. S Rules 2 2/4/2016 Brown
6225SB 6225     Including carbon sequestration among the principles guiding development and implementation of the state energy strategy. S Energy, Enviro 1/13/2016 Brown
6248SSB 6248 HB 2525HB 2525 Concerning risk mitigation plans to promote the transition of eligible coal units. S Rules 2 2/5/2016 Ericksen
6253SB 6253     Allowing public utility districts to own community solar projects within or without district boundaries. S Energy, Environ 1/13/2016 Sheldon
6256SB 6256     Concerning the Washington state energy financing voter approval act. S Rules 2 1/29/2016 Sheldon
6276SB 6276     Concerning the authorization for a local jurisdiction to exempt certain residences from local property taxation under a residential energy efficiency incentive pilot program. S GovtOp&Sec 1/13/2016 Roach
6306SB 6306     Creating a fossil fuel carbon pollution tax. S Energy, Enviro 1/14/2016 Hobbs
6533SSB 6533     Improving the accuracy and transparency of the reporting and calculation of the fuel mix information to retail electric customers. S Rules 2 2/5/2016 McCoy
6545SB 6545     Creating a task force on Washington's clean energy economy. S Rules 2 2/5/2016 Ericksen
6650SB 6650     Eliminating the manufacturing machinery and equipment exemption for methanol manufactured in part from liquid natural gas or compressed natural gas S Trade & Economi 2/5/2016 Darneille
* 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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