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Energy Related Bill Tracking

Washington State Legislature 2015 Regular Session

Provided by the WSU Energy Program Library

Last updated 02/27/2015

Session Cutoff Calendar: February 27, 2015 - Last day to read in committee reports from House fiscal committees and Senate Ways & Means and Transportation committees 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
1011HB 1011     Assigning counties to two climate zones for purposes of the state building code. more S GovtOp&Sec 2/12/2015 Short
1095SHB 1095     Promoting thermal energy efficiency more H Approps 2/12/2015 Morris
1096HB 1096     Promoting a more efficient and reliable electric distribution system. more H Tech & Econ D 1/12/2015 Morris
1097HB 1097     Concerning policies to promote clean energy job growth by encouraging installation of renewable energy systems. more H Tech & Econ D 1/12/2015 Morris
1098HB 1098     Aligning electric utility regulation and business models with emerging customer values not realized in volumetric monetization. more H Tech & Econ D 1/12/2015 Morris
1100SHB 1100     Creating new appliance efficiency standards. more S Energy, Environ 2/13/2015 Morris
1130HB 1130     Concerning water power license fees. more H Environment 1/14/2015 Fey
1133HB 1133     Authorizing counties to impose a public utility tax. more H Local Govt 1/14/2015 Tharinger
1278SHB 1278     Concerning building energy use disclosure requirements. more H Gen Govt & Info 2/11/2015 Fitzgibbon
1289HB 1289 SB 5804SB 5804 Modifying the procedure for adoption and amendment of the Washington state energy code. H Tech & Econ D 1/16/2015 Buys
1314SHB 1314 SB 5283SB 5283 Implementing a carbon pollution market program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. more H Approps 2/12/2015 Fitzgibbon
1325HB 1325     Reevaluating the delegation of authority to state agencies in regards to programs that address greenhouse gas emissions. more H Environment 1/19/2015 Shea
1352HB 1352 SB 5094SB 5094 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. more H Rules R 2/19/2015 Nealey
1396HB 1396 SB 5325SB 5325 Incentivizing the use of alternative fuel commercial use vehicles with tax preferences. more H Trans 1/20/2015 Clibborn
1487SHB 1487 SB 5423SB 5423 Reducing emissions by making changes to the clean car standards and clean car program. more H Rules R 2/18/2015 Fey
1572HB 1572 SB 5444SB 5444 Establishing an electric vehicle infrastructure bank. H Trans 1/23/2015 Clibborn
1607HB 1607     Recognizing hydroelectricity as an eligible renewable resource in the energy independence act. more H Tech & Econ D 1/23/2015 Griffey
1686HB 1686     Establishing the Washington state incandescent light bulb freedom act. more H Judiciary 1/26/2015 Scott
1697HB 1697     Extending the expiration date of tax preferences for commute trip reduction programs. more H Trans 1/26/2015 Springer
1758SHB 1758 SB 5700SB 5700 Extending the expiration date of tax preferences for biofuel, biomass, and energy conservation. more H Finance 2/20/2015 Tharinger
1822SHB 1822     Extending and modifying the commute trip reduction tax credit. more H TRDPS 2/25/2015 Farrell
1843SHB 1843     Creating a residential energy efficiency incentive pilot program. more H Finance 2/20/2015 Morris
1853SHB 1853     Encouraging utility leadership in electric vehicle charging infrastructure build-out. more H Rules R 2/19/2015 Magendanz
1881HB 1881     Requiring express legislative authorization prior to the enactment of any regulation regarding the carbon content of fuel. more H Environment 2/2/2015 Short
1895HB 1895     Concerning smart grid technology reporting. more H Tech & Econ D 2/2/2015 Smith
1896SHB 1896     Providing a statewide minimum privacy policy for disclosure of customer energy use information. more H Rules R 2/20/2015 Smith
1897SHB 1897     Creating the joint center for deployment and research in earth-abundant materials. more H Approps 2/20/2015 Smith
1912HB 1912     Relating to distributed generation. more H Tech & Econ D 2/2/2015 Morris
1925HB 1925 SB 5445SB 5445 Extending the alternative fuel vehicle retail sales and use tax exemption. more H Finance 2/2/2015 Fitzgibbon
1927HB 1927     Concerning distributed generation. more H Tech & Econ D 2/3/2015 Fey
1929SHB 1929 SB 5446SB 5446 Requiring incentives for electric vehicle readiness in buildings. more H Rules R 2/20/2015 Fitzgibbon
1998HB 1998     Allowing public utility districts to produce and sell renewable natural gas. more H Rules R 2/20/2015 Johnson
2002SHB 2002     Concerning regulatory and financial mechanisms and means to promote the retirement of coal-fired electric generation facilities. more H Gen Govt & Info 2/20/2015 Morris
2020HB 2020     Improving utility emissions reduction standards at a low-cost to utility customers with electricity generated by renewable resources. more H Tech & Econ De 2/6/2015 Magendanz
2045HB 2045     Promoting development of reliable distributed energy resources more H Tech & Econ D 2/9/2015 Morris
2059HB 2059 SB 5753SB 5753 Creating a county property tax exemption for energy efficient construction. more H Local Govt 2/10/2015 Peterson
2064SHB 2064     Providing compliance options for qualifying utilities. more H Rules R 2/20/2015 Morris
2073HB 2073     Modifying certain energy independence act provisions. more H Tech & Econ De 2/11/2015 Fey
2087HB 2087     Concerning vehicles powered by clean alternative fuel. more H Trans 2/11/2015 Fey
2104HB 2104     Providing a public utilities tax credit for forest derived biomass used to produce energy. H Finance 2/12/2015 Tharinger
2152HB 2152 SB 6041SB 6041 Extending the business and occupation tax exemption for amounts received as credits against contracts with or funds provided by the Bonneville power administration. more H Finance 2/19/2015 Tharinger
4009HJM 4009     Requesting action to address global climate change. more H Rules R 2/20/2015 Fitzgibbon
5089SB 5089     Revising definitions in the energy independence act to promote the use of clean energy in the future. more S Rules 2 2/5/2015 Brown
5090SB 5090     Providing an additional alternative compliance option in the energy independence act to promote the use of clean energy in the future. more S Rules 2 2/5/2015 Brown
5091SB 5091     Including nuclear energy in the definition of a "qualified alternative energy resource" for the purposes of RCW 19.29A.090. more S Rules 2 2/4/2015 Brown
5092SB 5092     Including nuclear energy in the principles that guide development and implementation of the state's energy strategy. more S Rules 2 2/19/2015 Brown
5093SSB 5093     Creating the nuclear energy education program. more S Ways & Means 2/4/2015 Brown
5094SB 5094 HB 1352HB 1352 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. more S Rules 2G 2/23/2015 Brown
5113SSB 5113     Requiring the department of commerce to coordinate and advance the siting and manufacturing of small modular reactors in the state to meet future energy supply, environmental, and energy security needs. more S Rules 2G 2/26/2015 Brown
5114SB 5114     Providing incentives for production of modular reactors. more S Ways & Means 2/4/2015 Brown
5115SSB 5115     Studying the siting of small modular reactors in Washington. more S Ways & Means 2/19/2015 Brown
5185SB 5185     Creating a six-year time frame for substantial building code amendments. more S 2nd Reading 2/26/2015 Benton
5283SB 5283 HB 1314HB 1314 Implementing a carbon pollution market program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. more S Energy, Enviro 1/19/2015 Ranker
5310SB 5310     Addressing enforcement actions at facilities sited by the energy facility site evaluation council. more S 2nd RdConsCal 2/26/2015 Ericksen
5323SSB 5323     Extending and modifying the commute trip reduction tax credit. more S Rules 2 2/27/2015 King
5325SB 5325 HB 1396HB 1396 Incentivizing the use of alternative fuel commercial use vehicles with tax preferences. more S Transportation 1/19/2015 King
5333SSB 5333     Extending the sales and use tax exemption for clean alternative fuel vehicles. more S Ways & Means 2/27/2015 Mullet
5357SB 5357     Concerning clean alternative fuel motorcycles. more S Transportation 1/20/2015 Jayapal
5414SB 5414     Regulating trees and shrubs located near solar energy systems. more S Energy, Environ 1/21/2015 McAuliffe
5423SB 5423 HB 1487HB 1487 Reducing emissions by making changes to the clean car standards and clean car program. more S Energy, Enviro 1/21/2015 McCoy
5424SB 5424     Allowing public utility districts to produce and distribute renewable natural gas. more S 2nd Reading 2/23/2015 King
5426SB 5426     Requiring the use of liquefied natural gas as fuel in the ferry system. more S Transportation 1/21/2015 Ericksen
5430SSB 5430     Amending the energy independence act. more S Rules 2 2/5/2015 Ericksen
5444SB 5444 HB 1572HB 1572 Establishing an electric vehicle infrastructure bank. more S Transportation 1/21/2015 Hobbs
5445SB 5445 HB 1925HB 1925 Extending the alternative fuel vehicle retail sales and use tax exemption. more S Energy, Enviro 1/21/2015 Liias
5446SSB 5446 HB 1929HB 1929 Requiring incentives for electric vehicle readiness in buildings. more S Rules 2 2/13/2015 Hobbs
5570SB 5570     Exempting Washington state from daylight saving time. S GovtOp&StSec 1/23/2015 McCoy
5575SB 5575     Providing sales and use tax exemptions to encourage coal-fired electric generation plants to convert to natural gas-fired plants. more S Ways & Means 2/19/2015 Braun
5700SB 5700 HB 1758HB 1758 Extending the expiration date of tax preferences for biofuel, biomass, and energy conservation. more S Ways & Means 1/29/2015 Hargrove
5735SSB 5735     Providing incentives for carbon reduction investments. more S 2nd Reading 2/23/2015 Ericksen
5753SB 5753 HB 2059HB 2059 Creating a county property tax exemption for energy efficient construction. more S Ways & Means 2/18/2015 Liias
5804SSB 5804 HB 1289HB 1289 Modifying the procedure for adoption and amendment of the Washington state energy code. more S Rules 2 2/19/2015 Liias
5842SSB 5842     Providing a compliance path based on sound utility planning under the energy independence act. more S Rules 2 2/20/2015 Braun
5874SSB 5874     Concerning regulatory and financial mechanisms and means to promote the retirement of coal-fired electric generation facilities. more S Rules 2 2/20/2015 Ericksen
5892SSB 5892     Encouraging reliable distributed solar energy. more S Ways & Means 2/19/2015 Ericksen
5904SB 5904     Providing a public utilities tax credit for forest derived biomass used to produce energy. more S Ways & Means 2/9/2015 Hargrove
6004SSB 6004     Providing for the acquisition of coal displacement power. more S Rules 2 2/19/2015 Braun
6041SB 6041 HB 2152HB 2152 Extending the business and occupation tax exemption for amounts received as credits against contracts with or funds provided by the Bonneville power administration. more S Ways & Means 2/19/2015 Rivers
6075SB 6075     Studying the siting and construction of pipelines for the transport of crude oil and related products in Washington. S Energy, Environ 2/26/2015 Baumgartner
8000SJM 8000     Requesting the permanent siting and development of a federal nuclear waste repository. more H Environment 2/25/2015 Brown
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