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Energy Related Bill Tracking

Washington State Legislature 2011 Regular Session

Provided by the WSU Extension Energy Program Library

Last updated 6/8/2011

The 2011 Regular Session began on January 10, 2011 and ended April 22, 2011
The first Special Session of 2011 adjourned May 25, 2011.
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
1003SHB 1003     Establishing energy efficiency standards for consumer products more H Rules 3C 4/22/2011 Morris
1049SHB 1049     Net metering of electricity more H Rules R 2/17/2011 McCoy
1070HB 1070     Regarding the permitting of anaerobic digestion under chapter 70.94 RCW, the clean air act more H Environment 1/10/2011 Bailey
1081SHB 1081 SB 5228SB 5228 Regarding the siting of small alternative energy resource facilities more H Rules 3C 4/22/2011 Morris
1125HB 1125     Recognizing hydroelectric generation as a renewable energy resource H Environment 1/12/2011 Haler
1141HB 1141     Exempting local governments from alternative fuel vehicle requirements more H Tech/En/Com 1/13/2011 Pearson
1144E2SHB 1144     Concerning renewable energy investment cost recovery program more H Rules 3C 4/22/2011 McCoy
1175ESHB 1175 SB 5176SB 5176 Making 2011-13 transportation appropriations more C 367 L 11 5/16/2011 Clibborn
1187HB 1187     Creating the climate change accountability act more H Environment 1/14/2011 Hinkle
1254SHB 1254 SB 5123SB 5123 Regarding the institute of forest resources more C 187 L 11 4/29/2011 Lytton
1268HB 1268     Concerning the utility and transportation commission's review of certain investments made by electrical companies. more H Tech/En/Com 1/18/2011 Eddy
1320HB 1320 SB 5238SB 5238 Establishing the Washington investment trust more H Bus & Fin Svcs 1/18/2011 Hasegawa
1365ESHB 1365     Modifying the definition of "distributed generation" for the purposes of the energy independence act more H Rules 3C 4/22/2011 Eddy
1375HB 1375     Providing notice to the department of defense before siting wind energy projects more H Tech/En/Com 1/20/2011 Chandler
1388HB 1388 SB 5751SB 5751 Deferring certain changes to the Washington state energy code until April 1, 2012 more H Tech/En/Com 1/20/2011 Dammeier
1393HB 1393 SB 5526SB 5526 Concerning incentives for stirling converters more H Ways & Means 2/7/2011 Jacks
1421ESHB 1421 SB 5272SB 5272 Providing authority to create a community forest trust more C 216 L 11 4/29/2011 Rolfes
1422SHB 1422 SB 5273SB 5273 Authorizing a forest biomass to aviation fuel demonstration project more C 217 L 11 4/29/2011 Stanford
1478ESHB 1478 SB 5360SB 5360 Delaying or modifying certain regulatory and statutory requirements affecting cities and counties. more C 353 L 11 5/16/2011 Springer
1497ESHB 1497 SB 5467SB 5467 Adopting a 2011-2013 capital budget more Del to Gov 5/25/2011 Dunshee
1513HB 1513     Promoting the development and construction of nuclear energy facilities more H Tech/En/Com 1/24/2011 Nealey
1515HB 1515     Modifying the definition of an "eligible renewable resource" under RCW 19.285.030 more H Environment 1/25/2011 Morris
1570SHB 1570     Providing notice to the department of defense before siting energy facility projects more C 261 L 11 5/5/2011 Chandler
1571SHB 1571 SB 5440SB 5440 Limiting regulation of electric vehicle battery charging facilities more C 28 L 11 4/11/2011 Eddy
1606SHB 1606 SB 5478SB 5478 Concerning minimum renewable fuel content requirements more H Rules 3C 3/7/2011 Jacks
1639HB 1639 SB 5464SB 5464 Creating the clean energy partnership more H Tech/En/Com 1/27/2011 McCoy
1712SHB 1712 SB 5510SB 5510 Regarding null power more H Rules 3C 4/22/2011 Harris
1758HB 1758     Concerning sales and use tax exemptions for certain plug-in hybrid electric vehicles H Ways & Means 2/1/2011 Eddy
1762HB 1762     Concerning standard offer contracts to eligible clean energy facilities H Tech/En/Com 2/1/2011 Morris
1766HB 1766     Regarding hydronic heaters H Environment 2/1/2011 Maxwell
1781SHB 1781     Regarding alternative fuel vehicle requirements more H Rules C 3/7/2011 Pearson
1825HB 1825     Strengthening local economies by reducing emissions from coal-fired power generation through decommissioning H Environment 2/3/2011 Liias
1836HB 1836 SB 5357SB 5357 Clarifying the definition of "qualifying utility" for the purposes of the energy independence act more H Environment 2/4/2011 Takko
1890HB 1890     Temporarily lowering renewable energy requirements during the current economic downturn and recognizing hydroelectric generation as a renewable resource. more H Environment 2/8/2011 Klippert
1948HB 1948     Concerning adopting the Washington state energy freedom act of 2011 and requiring express legislative authorization for a greenhouse gas program or motor vehicle fuel economy program more H Environment 2/14/2011 Shea
2093HB 2093     Oil windfall profits H Ways & Means 4/14/2011 Hasegawa
2101HB 2101     Hydroelectric power H Environment 4/18/2011 Klippert
4002HJM 4002     Concerning biomass combustion emissions more H Environment 1/13/2011 Orcutt
4003HJM 4003     Requesting the governor to withdraw the state from the western climate initiative H Environment 1/13/2011 Short
4009HJM 4009     Supporting the participation of Taiwan as an observer in the United Nations framework convention on climate change and in the international civil aviation organization H SGTribalAff 2/14/2011 Hasegawa
4202HJR 4202     Amending the state Constitution to require that hydroelectric generation be recognized as a renewable resource H Environment 1/12/2011 Haler
5086SSB 5086     Regarding the use of geothermal resources for commercial electricity production more S Rules X 3/16/2011 Kline
5096SB 5096     Withdrawing the state from participation in the western climate initiative S Env/Water/Ener 1/13/2011 Delvin
5118SB 5118     Concerning output-based air emission standards more S Env/Water/Ener 1/14/2011 Rockefeller
5123SSB 5123 HB 1254HB 1254 Regarding the institute of forest resources more S Rules X 3/16/2011 Ranker
5176SSB 5176 HB 1175HB 1175 Making 2011-13 transportation appropriations more S Rules 2 3/25/2011 Haugen
5228SSB 5228 HB 1081HB 1081 Regarding the siting of small alternative energy resource facilities more S Rules X 3/16/2011 Rockefeller
5238SB 5238 HB 1320HB 1320 Creating the Washington investment trust more S FI/Hous/Ins 1/19/2011 Prentice
52512ESSB 5251     Imposing an additional vehicle license fee on electric vehicles more S 3rd Reading 5/25/2011 Haugen
5273SSB 5273 HB 1422HB 1422 Authorizing a forest biomass to aviation fuel demonstration project more S Rules X 3/16/2011 Hargrove
5300SSB 5300     Enhancing the use of Washington natural resources in public buildings more C 99 L 11 4/18/2011 Hargrove
5339SB 5339     Incorporating environmental review into certain proceedings involving gas and electrical companies more S Env/Water/Ener 1/20/2011 Nelson
5343SSB 5343     Concerning air emissions from anaerobic digesters more S Rules 3 4/22/2011 Haugen
5357SB 5357     Clarifying the definition of "qualifying utility" for the purposes of the energy independence act more S Env/Water/Ener 1/21/2011 Morton
53602SSB 5360 HB 1478HB 1478 Delaying or modifying certain regulatory and statutory requirements affecting cities and counties more S Rules X 3/16/2011 Swecker
5424SB 5424     Concerning integrated resource plans more S Env/Water/Ener 1/25/2011 Rockefeller
5431SSB 5431     Defining the attributes of null generation electricity S Rules X 3/16/2011 Rockefeller
5432SSB 5432     Reducing pollution from wood stoves more S Rules 3 4/22/2011 Regala
5440SSB 5440 HB 1571HB 1571 Limiting regulation of electric vehicle battery charging facilities more S Rules X 3/16/2011 Rockefeller
5464SSB 5464 HB 1639HB 1639 Creating the clean energy partnership more S Rules X 3/16/2011 Rockefeller
5467SB 5467 HB 1497HB 1497 Adopting a 2011-2013 capital budget more S Ways & Means 1/26/2011 Kilmer
5478SSB 5478 HB 1606HB 1606 Concerning minimum renewable fuel content requirements more S Rules X 3/16/2011 Holmquist Newbry
5485ESSB 5485     Maximizing the use of our state's natural resources more C 341 L 11 5/12/2011 Hargrove
5509SSB 5509     Mitigating carbon dioxide emissions resulting from fossil-fueled electrical generation more S Rules X 3/16/2011 Kline
5510SB 5510 HB 1712HB 1712 Defining the attributes of null power more S Env/Water/Ener 1/27/2011 Rockefeller
5526SB 5526 HB 1393HB 1393 Concerning incentives for stirling converters more C 179 L 11 4/27/2011 Regala
5563SB 5563     Suspending provisions of the energy independence act on a temporary basis more S Env/Water/Ener 1/31/2011 Delvin
5564SB 5564 HB 1513HB 1513 Promoting the development and construction of nuclear energy facilities more S Env/Water/Ener 1/31/2011 Delvin
5571SB 5571 HB 1070HB 1070 Regarding the permitting of anaerobic digestion under chapter 70.94 RCW, the clean air act more S Rules 2 4/22/2011 Rockefeller
5575ESB 5575     Recognizing certain biomass energy facilities as an eligible renewable resource more S Rules 3 4/22/2011 Hatfield
5676SSB 5676 HB 1924HB 1924 Concerning projects of statewide significance for economic development more S Rules 3 4/22/2011 Kastama
5744SB 5744     Concerning the imposition of a fee on certain building permits for the purpose of training code enforcement officials more S GovtOp & Elect 2/9/2011 Chase
5751SB 5751 HB 1388HB 1388 Deferring certain changes to the Washington state energy code until April 1, 2012 more S Env/Water/Ener 2/9/2011 Holmquist Newbry
57642ESB 5764     Creating innovate Washington more Del to Gov 5/25/2011 Kastama
5769E2SSB 5769     Regarding coal-fired electric generation facilities more C 180 L 11 4/29/2011 Rockefeller
5809SB 5809     Prohibiting the use of tradable evidence of nonpower attributes as a declared resource for electric utility fuel mix disclosures more S Env/Water/Ener 2/16/2011 Rockefeller
5951SB 5951     Distributed generation S Ways & Means 4/18/2011 Hatfield
8005SSJM 8005     Supporting the participation of Taiwan as an observer in the United Nations framework convention on climate change and in the international civil aviation organization S Rules X 3/16/2011 Shin
* Click on bill number to go to the Bill Summary Page on the Legislature's web site.
** Click the more link to see additional explanation of bill excerpted from Committee summaries and Bill Digests.

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