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Energy Related Bill Tracking

Washington State Legislature 2013 Regular Session

Provided by the WSU Energy Program Library

Last updated 7/3/2013

Cutoff calendar: The 2013 Regular Session adjourned April 28. The 1st Special Session adjourned June 11. The 2nd Special Session adjourned June 29.
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
10172SHB 1017     Creating new efficiency standards more H Rules 3C 4/28/2013 Morris
1023SHB 1023 SB 5393SB 5393 Extending apprenticeship utilization requirements. more H Rules C 3/13/2013 Moeller
1025SHB 1025 SB 5395SB 5395 Extending the application of prevailing wage requirements more H Finance 2/18/2013 Moeller
1026HB 1026     Requiring use of resident workers on public works more H Labor/Work Dev 1/14/2013 Moeller
1030HB 1030     Adopting the electric transmission line siting compact more H Environment 1/14/2013 Morris
1105SHB 1105     Modifying the renewable energy cost recovery program more H Finance 2/22/2013 McCoy
1106SHB 1106 SB 5707SB 5707 Regarding net metering of electricity more H Rules C 3/13/2013 McCoy
1122HB 1122 SB 5039SB 5039 Increasing revenues dedicated to basic education purposes more H Finance 1/16/2013 Carlyle
1138HB 1138     Creating clean energy jobs in Washington through renewable energy incentives more H Environment 1/16/2013 Morris
1154HB 1154     Modifying the definition of nonpower attributes in the energy independence act more C 99 L 13 5/1/2013 Upthegrove
1165HB 1165     Prohibiting the state of Washington and its political subdivisions from adopting and developing environmental and developmental policies that would infringe or restrict private property rights without due process H Judiciary 1/17/2013 Rodne
1169HB 1169     Reevaluating the delegation of authority to state agencies in regards to programs that address greenhouse gas emissions more H Environment 1/17/2013 Shea
1181HB 1181 SB 5076SB 5076 Requiring information on home energy efficiency to be included in residential home inspection reports more H Environment 1/18/2013 Upthegrove
1188SHB 1188     Creating a focused effort on reestablishing a rural agricultural economy in western Washington by making investments aimed at returning underproducing land back into a state of active agricultural production more H Rules C 3/13/2013 Lytton
1193HB 1193     Notifying landowners of applications to construct wind turbines more H Environment 1/18/2013 Wilcox
1221HB 1221     Regarding coal transition power more H Environment 1/21/2013 Upthegrove
1222HB 1222     Concerning coal transition power more H Environment 1/21/2013 Upthegrove
1289HB 1289     Regarding the use of an energy storage facility to meet annual targets under RCW 19.285.040 more H Environment 1/22/2013 Morris
1296HB 1296     Requiring integrated resource plans developed by electric utilities to include an assessment of energy storage systems H Environment 1/22/2013 Morris
1301E2SHB 1301     Creating clean energy jobs in Washington state through renewable energy incentives more H Rules 3C 4/28/2013 Morris
1347HB 1347     Allowing hydroelectric generation marketed by BPA to qualify as an eligible renewable resource under the energy independence act more H Environment 1/23/2013 Short
1374E2SHB 1374     Concerning the energy facility site evaluation council more H Rules 3C 4/28/2013 Morris
1415HB 1415 SB 5290SB 5290 Allowing hydroelectric energy generation on irrigation district facilities to qualify for renewable energy credit H Environment 1/25/2013 Haler
1426HB 1426     Allowing utilities serving customers in Washington and in other states to use eligible renewable resources located within the western electricity coordinating council area to comply with chapter 19.285 RCW, the energy independence act H Environment 1/25/2013 Nealey
1444HB 1444     Concerning stewardship of household mercury-containing lights H Environment 1/28/2013 Hunt
1602HB 1602 SB 5099SB 5099 Concerning fuel usage of publicly owned vehicles, vessels, and construction equipment H Environment 2/1/2013 Springer
1605HB 1605 SB 5495SB 5495 Expanding the membership of the state building code council H Local Govt 2/1/2013 Springer
1634HB 1634     Including the value of solar, biomass, and geothermal facilities in the property tax levy limit calculation more H Rules 3C 4/28/2013 Warnick
1643HB 1643     Regarding energy conservation under the energy independence act more H Environment 2/4/2013 Fey
16632SHB 1663     Extending the sales and use tax exemption for hog fuel used to produce electricity, steam, heat, or biofuel H Rules 3C 4/28/2013 Tharinger
1672HB 1672     Addressing determinations of prevailing wage rates on public works projects H Labor/Work Dev 2/5/2013 Condotta
1690HB 1690     Permitting entities to qualify for cost recovery incentives from solar energy systems located on real property of the entity's controlling owner H Finance 2/5/2013 Orcutt
1699HB 1699     Making energy conservation a top priority more H Environment 2/6/2013 Pollet
1705HB 1705     Providing incentives for solar energy more H Finance 2/6/2013 Haler
1746HB 1746     Concerning a municipal officer's beneficial interest in certain renewable energy or conservation programs more H Govt Operations 2/7/2013 Fey
1826EHB 1826     Updating integrated resource plan requirements to address changing energy markets C 149 L 13 5/7/2013 Morris
1856SHB 1856     Concerning fossil fuel production H Rules R 3/1/2013 Morris
1883SHB 1883     Simplifying and updating statutes related to fuel tax administration C 225 L 13 5/14/2013 Fitzgibbon
1910SHB 1910     Concerning the sales and use tax exemption expiration date for machinery and equipment used in generating electricity more H Rules R 3/1/2013 Fitzgibbon
1912HB 1912 SB 5752SB 5752 Extending the expiration date of the existing business and occupation tax rate for the manufacture and wholesale of certain solar energy systems more H Finance 2/18/2013 Warnick
1915SHB 1915 SB 5802SB 5802 Developing recommendations to achieve the state's greenhouse gas emissions limits more H Rules R 3/13/2013 Upthegrove
1918HB 1918     Limiting the geographic scope of bans on the use of solid fuel burning devices in nonattainment counties H Environment 2/18/2013 Wilcox
1950ESHB 1950     Designating certain hydroelectric generation from a generation facility located in irrigation pipes, irrigation canals, and wastewater pipes as an eligible renewable resource under chapter 19.285 RCW H Rules 3C 4/28/2013 Haler
1974HB 1974     Extending the commute trip reduction tax credit H Finance 3/1/2013 Fey
1977HB 1977     Promoting renewable energy more H Environment 3/6/2013 Upthegrove
2001HB 2001     Concerning the fuel tax used to determine fuel tax distributions to certain accounts H Trans 3/14/2013 Liias
2059HB 2059     Eligible renewable resources H Tech & Econ D 4/28/2013 Morris
4200HJR 4200     Hydroelectric generation recognized as a renewable resource. more H Environment 1/14/2013 Haler
5011SB 5011     Prohibiting the state of Washington and its political subdivisions from adopting and developing environmental and developmental policies that infringe or restrict private property rights without due process S Law & Justice 1/15/2013 Benton
5032SB 5032     Extending the tax credit expiration date for certain contributions made to electric utility rural economic development revolving funds more S Ways & Means 1/15/2013 Ericksen
5039SB 5039 HB 1122HB 1122 Increasing revenues dedicated to basic education purposes more S Ways & Means 1/15/2013 McAuliffe
5076SSB 5076 HB 1181HB 1181 Requiring information on home energy efficiency to be included in residential home inspection reports more S Rules X 4/5/2013 Dammeier
5099ESB 5099 HB 1602HB 1602 Concerning fuel usage of publicly owned vehicles, vessels, and construction equipment more C 328 L 13 5/21/2013 Rivers
5189SB 5189     Concerning photovoltaic electrical systems more S Rules X 4/5/2013 Smith
5290ESSB 5290 HB 1415HB 1415 Allowing hydroelectric energy generation on irrigation district facilities to qualify for renewable energy credit more S Rules 3 4/28/2013 Delvin
5294SB 5294     Recognizing hydroelectricity as an eligible renewable resource in the energy independence act S Energy, Enviro 1/25/2013 Ericksen
5297SB 5297 HB 1222HB 1222 Concerning coal transition power more C 158 L 13 5/7/2013 Braun
5298SB 5298 HB 1221HB 1221 Regarding coal transition power more S Rules X 3/26/2013 Braun
5321SB 5321     Harmonizing state greenhouse gas reporting requirements with federal requirements S Energy, Enviro 1/25/2013 Ericksen
5369SSB 5369     Concerning the use of geothermal resources more C 274 L 13 5/16/2013 Kline
5378ESB 5378     Creating a six-year time frame for substantial building code amendments more S Rules 3 4/28/2013 Benton
5393SB 5393 HB 1023HB 1023 Extending apprenticeship utilization requirements. more S Commerce and L 1/29/2013 Keiser
5394SB 5394 HB 1026HB 1026 Requiring use of resident workers on public works more S Commerce and L 1/29/2013 Hasegawa
5395SB 5395 HB 1025HB 1025 Extending the application of prevailing wage requirements more S Commerce and L 1/29/2013 Conway
5400SSB 5400 HB 1426HB 1426 Allowing utilities serving customers in Washington and in other states to use eligible renewable resources located within the western electricity coordinating council area to comply with chapter 19.285 RCW, the energy independence act more C 61 L 13 4/23/2013 Honeyford
5408SB 5408     Modifying the definition of nonpower attributes in the energy independence act more S Rules 3 4/28/2013 Ericksen
5409SB 5409     Extending the sales and use tax exemption of machinery and equipment that generate electricity from specified sources more S Ways & Means 1/29/2013 Ericksen
5412SB 5412     Adding incremental hydroelectricity that is marketed by the Bonneville power administration to the definition of an eligible renewable resource for the purposes of chapter 19.285 RCW S Energy, Enviro 1/29/2013 Ericksen
5429SB 5429     Increasing accountability for the tax preferences for manufacturing machinery and equipment by requiring a net benefit to the state and deferring sales and use tax more S Trade & Econom 1/30/2013 Chase
5431SB 5431     Recognizing hydroelectricity as an eligible renewable resource in the energy independence act more S Energy, Enviro 1/30/2013 Ericksen
5432SB 5432     Concerning hydroelectric power more S Energy, Environ 1/30/2013 Ericksen
5438ESSB 5438     Using conservation achieved by a qualifying utility in excess of its biennial acquisition target under the energy independence act more S Rules 3 4/28/2013 Ericksen
5448SB 5448     Narrowing the requirement that utilities purchase electricity, renewable energy credits, or electric generating facilities that are not needed to serve their customers' loads more S Energy, Enviro 1/30/2013 Ericksen
5495ESB 5495 HB 1605HB 1605 Expanding the membership of the state building code council more S Rules 3 4/28/2013 Holmquist Newbry
5555SB 5555     Enacting the Washington state renewable energy space heating act more S Energy, Enviro 2/4/2013 Ericksen
5648SSB 5648     Making energy conservation a top priority more S Rules X 3/26/2013 Brown
5684ESSB 5684     Addressing the prevailing rate of wage paid on public works S Rules 3 4/28/2013 King
5685SB 5685     Concerning transparency with prevailing wage rate determinations S Rules X 4/5/2013 King
5686SSB 5686     Requiring surveys to develop data for prevailing wage determinations S Rules 3 4/28/2013 King
5688E2SSB 5688     Simplifying definitions and classifications concerning state and local tax systems more S Rules 3 4/28/2013 Braun
5707SB 5707 HB 1106HB 1106 Regarding net metering of electricity more S Energy, Enviro 2/11/2013 Ranker
5709ESSB 5709     Concerning a pilot program to demonstrate the feasibility of using densified biomass to heat public schools more C 308 L 13 5/20/2013 Smith
5727SSB 5727     Addressing prevailing wages in distressed counties S Rules X 3/26/2013 Braun
5752SSB 5752 HB 1912HB 1912 Extending the expiration date of the existing business and occupation tax rate for the manufacture and wholesale of certain solar energy systems more S Rules 2 3/1/2013 Holmquist Newbry
5756SB 5756     Concerning community reinvestment of oil windfall profits more S Ways & Means 2/13/2013 Hasegawa
5769SB 5769     Adding electricity from hydroelectric generation projects with a generating capacity of thirty megawatts or less that do not impede migrating fish to the definition of an eligible renewable resource for the purposes of chapter 19.285 RCW S Energy, Enviro 2/14/2013 Chase
5796SSB 5796     Concerning emissions from certain emergency power sources S Rules X 3/26/2013 Schoesler
5802E2SSB 5802 HB 1915HB 1915 Developing recommendations to achieve the state's greenhouse gas emissions limits C 6 L 13 4/2/2013 Ranker
5805SB 5805     Concerning projects of statewide significance for economic development and transportation more S Rules X 3/26/2013 Hobbs
5807SB 5807     Encouraging qualifying utilities to invest in and own distributed solar energy systems more S Energy, Enviro 2/18/2013 Litzow
5849ESSB 5849     Concerning electric vehicle charging stations more C 60 L 13 4/23/2013 Tom
5862SB 5862     Providing tax exemptions for mint growers and processors of propane or natural gas to distill mint oil more S Rules 2 3/1/2013 Honeyford
5866SB 5866     Extending the sales and use tax exemption for hog fuel used to produce electricity, steam, heat, or biofuel S Rules 2 6/11/2013 Hargrove
5882ESSB 5882     Tax preferences C 13 L 13 E2 6/30/2013 Hill
5896SB 5896     Extending renewable energy sales and use tax exemptions. S Ways & Means 4/4/2013 Hobbs
* 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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