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Energy Related Bill Tracking

Washington State Legislature 2012 Regular Session

Provided by the WSU Extension Energy Program Library

Last updated 03/13/12

The 2012 Regular Session adjourned March 8, 2012. The First Special Session of 2012 began Monday, March 12, 2012.
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
1081SHB 1081 SB 5228SB 5228 Regarding the siting of small alternative energy resource facilities H Rules 3C 3/8/2012 Morris
11442E2SHB 1144     Concerning renewable energy investment cost recovery program H Rules 3C 3/8/2012 McCoy
13652ESHB 1365     Modifying the definition of "distributed generation" for the purposes of chapter 19.285 RCW, the energy independence act H Environment 1/12/2012 Eddy
2005HB 2005     Defining municipal solid waste to be a renewable resource H Environment 2/25/2011 Ormsby
2180HB 2180     Regarding the use of an energy storage facility to meet annual targets under RCW 19.285.040 H Environment 1/9/2012 Morris
2192HB 2192 SB 6028SB 6028 Regarding water resource management on the main stem of the Columbia and Snake rivers to promote the production of biofuel crops and organic crops H Ag & Nat Res 1/9/2012 Blake
2198SHB 2198     Modifying provisions concerning renewable energy system cost recovery H Rules C 2/14/2012 Morris
2243HB 2243     Concerning the net metering of electricity H Tech/En/Com 1/10/2012 Eddy
2253E2SHB 2253 SB 6130SB 6130 Modernizing the functionality of the state environmental policy act H Rules 3C 3/8/2012 Fitzgibbon
2296SHB 2296     Concerning the siting of biofuel processing facilities H Rules 3C 3/8/2012 Morris
2297SHB 2297     Establishment of an energy efficiency improvement loan fund H Rules 3C 3/8/2012 Morris
2422SHB 2422 SB 6238SB 6238 Revising provisions concerning regulation of aviation biofuels production Del to Gov 3/2/2012 Billig
2444HB 2444     Regarding establishing the Washington center for marine innovation more H Comm & EconDev 1/13/2012 Morris
2529HB 2529     Concerning tax expenditure reform to provide transparency and accountability in fiscal matters more H Ways & Means 1/17/2012 Carlyle
2545ESHB 2545     Including compressed natural gas in fuel usage requirements for local governments Del to Gov 3/7/2012 Zeiger
2556HB 2556     Helping ensure that eligible renewable resources creating thermal energy are eligible for renewable energy credits as defined in RCW 19.285.030 H Environment 1/17/2012 Morris
2557HB 2557     Creating an additional compliance mechanism for the energy independence act by allowing the use of alternative compliance credits H Environment 1/17/2012 Morris
2616HB 2616     Regarding the use of water by public utility districts bordered by the Columbia river in pumped storage projects H Ag & Nat Res 1/19/2012 Blake
2652HB 2652     Addressing the destruction of documents subject to the public records act H SGTribalAff 1/20/2012 Pollet
2654HB 2654 SB 6396SB 6396 Modifying the energy independence act H Environment 1/20/2012 Upthegrove
2664ESHB 2664 SB 6450SB 6450 Concerning the voluntary option to purchase qualified energy resources Del to Gov 3/2/2012 Morris
2682HB 2682 SB 6418SB 6418 Narrowing the requirement that utilities purchase electricity, renewable energy credits, or electric generating facilities that are not needed to serve their customers' loads without changing the annual renewable targets H Environment 1/24/2012 Nealey
2688SHB 2688     Creating a review process to determine whether a proposed electric generation project or conservation resource qualifies to meet a target under RCW 19.285.040 H Rules C 2/14/2012 Upthegrove
2689HB 2689     Including the international energy conservation code as part of the state building code H Tech/En/Com 1/25/2012 Eddy
2696HB 2696     Regarding planned actions under the state environmental policy act H Environment 1/25/2012 Fitzgibbon
2707HB 2707     Creating the joint legislative task force on a Washington strategic petroleum reserve H Tech/En/Com 1/26/2012 Anderson
2708SHB 2708     Including the value of solar, biomass, and geothermal facilities in the property tax levy limit calculation H Rules C 2/14/2012 Hinkle
2710HB 2710     Updating the state environmental policy act checklist H Environment 1/26/2012 Pollet
2740HB 2740     Concerning minimum renewable fuel content requirements H Tech/En/Com 1/30/2012 Liias
2750HB 2750     Providing for the full accounting of environmental expenses associated with coal-based electricity generation H Environment 1/31/2012 Liias
2793SHB 2793     Public capital projects H Rules C 3/8/2012 Dunshee
53432SSB 5343     Concerning air emissions from anaerobic digesters Del to Gov 3/8/2012 Haugen
5575ESSB 5575     Recognizing certain biomass energy facilities as an eligible renewable resource C 22 L 12 3/7/2012 Hatfield
5980SB 5980     Recognizing environmental redispatch as an eligible renewable resource S Energy/NatRes/M 12/7/2011 Honeyford
5999SB 5999     Harmonizing state green house gas reporting requirements with federal requirements S Envi 1/9/2012 Delvin
6012SB 6012     Promoting thermal energy recovery from fossil-fueled electrical generation facilities S Energy/NatRes/M 1/9/2012 Ranker
6013SB 6013     Concerning the state integrated climate change response strategy S Energy/NatRes/ 1/9/2012 Ranker
6018SB 6018     Regarding the siting of small alternative energy resource facilities S Energy/NatRes/ 1/9/2012 Ranker
6019SB 6019     Defining null power for fuel mix disclosures prepared by electric utilities S Energy/NatRes/ 1/9/2012 Ranker
6028SB 6028 HB 2192HB 2192 Regarding water resource management on the main stem of the Columbia and Snake rivers to promote the production of biofuel crops and organic crops S Ag/Water/RurEc 1/9/2012 Haugen
6035SB 6035     Transferring the duties of the energy policy division of the department of commerce to the office of the governor and WSU S Energy/NatRes/ 1/9/2012 Delvin
6044SSB 6044     Concerning the supply of water by public utility districts bordered by the Columbia river to be used in, or power from, pumped storage projects Del to Gov 3/8/2012 Honeyford
6101SB 6101     Clarifying the definition of "qualifying utility" for the purposes of chapter 19.285 RCW, the energy independence act S Energy/NatRes/M 1/11/2012 Morton
6106SB 6106     Increasing the allowable electrical generating capacity of a net metering system to two megawatts S Energy/NatRes/M 1/11/2012 Hewitt
6168SB 6168     Setting a deadline for developing guidance for the siting of renewable energy facilities in the state's marine waters S Rules X 2/22/2012 Ranker
6169SSB 6169     Establishing the ocean policy advisory council S Rules 3 3/8/2012 Ranker
6224SB 6224     Allowing hydroelectric energy generation on irrigation district facilities to qualify for renewable energy credit S Energy/NatRes/ 1/16/2012 Delvin
6238SSB 6238 HB 2422HB 2422 Revising provisions concerning regulation of aviation biofuels production S Rules X 2/22/2012 Brown
6264SB 6264     Establishing the center for marine innovation S Energy/NatRes/ 1/16/2012 Ranker
6285SSB 6285     Concerning the use of geothermal resources S Rules X 2/22/2012 Kline
6338SB 6338     Studying densified biomass as a renewable energy source S Energy/NatRes/M 1/18/2012 Morton
6353SB 6353     Concerning the construction, reconstruction, or modification of certain electrical transmission facilities S Energy/NatRes/ 1/19/2012 Ranker
6367SB 6367     Allowing a qualifying utility to count certain residential distributed generation at ten times the facility's output S Energy/NatRes/ 1/19/2012 Chase
6370SB 6370     Modifying the definition of "lowest reasonable cost" for the purposes of chapter 19.280 RCW, electric utility resource plans S Energy/NatRes/ 1/19/2012 Chase
6380SB 6380     Concerning electric vehicle charging stations S Transportation 1/19/2012 Tom
6396SB 6396 HB 2654HB 2654 Modifying the energy independence act S Energy/NatRes/ 1/20/2012 Ranker
6398SB 6398     Regarding energy efficient buildings S Energy/NatRes/ 1/20/2012 Ranker
6400SB 6400     Modifying provisions of chapter 19.285 RCW, the energy independence act S Energy/NatRes/ 1/20/2012 Delvin
6402SB 6402     Eliminating the workforce training and education coordinating board S HighEd&WorkDev 1/20/2012 Tom
6414SSB 6414     Authorizing advisory opinions regarding whether an electric generation project or conservation resource qualifies to meet a target under RCW 19.285.040 Del to Gov 3/8/2012 Ranker
6418SB 6418 HB 2682HB 2682 Narrowing the requirement that utilities purchase electricity, renewable energy credits, or electric generating facilities that are not needed to serve their customers' loads without changing the annual renewable targets S Energy/NatRes/ 1/23/2012 Hatfield
6441SSB 6441     Authorizing grants to the successful pilot programs implementing RCW 70.260.020 S Rules X 2/22/2012 Ranker
6450SB 6450 HB 2664HB 2664 Concerning the voluntary option to purchase qualified energy resources S Energy/NatRes/M 1/24/2012 Swecker
6538SSB 6538     Concerning the stewardship of household mercury-containing lamps S Rules X 2/22/2012 Pridemore
6552SB 6552     Clarifying the definition of qualifying utility in the energy independence act S Energy/NatRes/M 1/31/2012 Morton
6558SB 6558     Using conservation achieved by a qualifying utility in excess of its biennial acquisition target under the energy independence act S Energy/NatRes/M 1/31/2012 Ranker
6559SSB 6559     Modifying the definition of nonpower attributes in the energy independence act S Rules X 2/22/2012 Ranker
6560SB 6560     Modifying the definition of high-efficiency cogeneration in the energy independence act S Energy/NatRes/M 1/31/2012 Ranker
6561SSB 6561     Adding spent pulping liquors and liquors derived from algae and other sources to the definition of renewable resource in the energy independence act S Rules X 2/22/2012 Ranker
6580SB 6580     Modifying investment cost recovery incentive provisions concerning customer-generated electricity S Ways & Means 2/2/2012 Zarelli
8018SJM 8018     Requesting the President and United States Congress to take action to approve the Keystone XL pipeline S Energy/NatRes/M 2/2/2012 Roach
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** Click the more link to see additional explanation of bill excerpted from Committee summaries and Bill Digests.

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