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Energy Related Bill Tracking

Washington State Legislature 2015 Regular Session

Provided by the WSU Energy Program Library

Last updated 01/30/2015

The 2015 Regular Session convened on January 12, 2015. It is scheduled to end on April 26, 2015.
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 H Rules R 1/19/2015 Short
1095HB 1095     Promoting thermal energy efficiency more H Tech & Econ D 1/12/2015 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
1100HB 1100     Creating new appliance efficiency standards. more H Exec Action 1/29/2015 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
1278HB 1278     Concerning building energy use disclosure requirements. H Environment 1/16/2015 Fitzgibbon
1289HB 1289     Modifying the procedure for adoption and amendment of the Washington state energy code. H Tech & Econ De 1/16/2015 Buys
1314HB 1314 SB 5283SB 5283 Implementing a carbon pollution market program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. more H Environment 1/19/2015 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 Tech & Econ D 1/19/2015 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
1487HB 1487 SB 5423SB 5423 Reducing emissions by making changes to the clean car standards and clean car program. more H Environment 1/21/2015 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
1758HB 1758 SB 5700SB 5700 Extending the expiration date of tax preferences for biofuel, biomass, and energy conservation. more H Tech & Econ D 1/28/2015 Tharinger
1822HB 1822     Extending and modifying the commute trip reduction tax credit. H Trans 1/29/2015 Farrell
1843HB 1843     Creating a residential energy efficiency incentive pilot program. H Tech & Econ De 1/30/2015 Morris
1853HB 1853     Encouraging utility leadership in electric vehicle charging infrastructure build-out. H Tech & Econ De 1/30/2015 Magendanz
5089SB 5089     Revising definitions in the energy independence act to promote the use of clean energy in the future. more S Energy, Enviro 1/14/2015 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 Energy, Enviro 1/14/2015 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 Energy, Enviro 1/14/2015 Brown
5092SB 5092     Including nuclear energy in the principles that guide development and implementation of the state's energy strategy. more S Energy, Enviro 1/14/2015 Brown
5093SB 5093     Creating the nuclear energy education program. more S Energy, Enviro 1/14/2015 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 Energy, Enviro 1/14/2015 Brown
5113SB 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 Energy, Enviro 1/14/2015 Brown
5114SB 5114     Providing incentives for production of modular reactors. more S Energy, Enviro 1/14/2015 Brown
5115SB 5115     Studying the siting of small modular reactors in Washington. more S Energy, Enviro 1/14/2015 Brown
5185SB 5185     Creating a six-year time frame for substantial building code amendments. more S GovtOp&StSec 1/15/2015 Benton
5283SB 5283 HB 1314HB 1314 Implementing a carbon pollution market program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. more S Energy, Environ 1/19/2015 Ranker
5310SB 5310     Addressing enforcement actions at facilities sited by the energy facility site evaluation council. more S Energy, Environ 1/19/2015 Ericksen
5323SB 5323     Extending and modifying the commute trip reduction tax credit. more S Transportation 1/19/2015 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
5333SB 5333     Extending the sales and use tax exemption for clean alternative fuel vehicles. S Transportation 1/19/2015 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 Energy, Environ 1/21/2015 King
5426SB 5426     Requiring the use of liquefied natural gas as fuel in the ferry system. more S Transportation 1/21/2015 Ericksen
5430SB 5430     Amending the energy independence act. more S Energy, Environ 1/21/2015 Ericksen
5444SB 5444 HB 1572HB 1572 Establishing an electric vehicle infrastructure bank. more S Transportation 1/21/2015 Hobbs
5445SB 5445     Extending the alternative fuel vehicle retail sales and use tax exemption. more S Energy, Enviro 1/21/2015 Liias
5446SB 5446     Requiring incentives for electric vehicle readiness in buildings. more S Energy, Enviro 1/21/2015 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 Energy, Environ 1/26/2015 Braun
5700SB 5700 HB 1758HB 1758 Extending the expiration date of tax preferences for biofuel, biomass, and energy conservation. S Ways & Means 1/29/2015 Hargrove
5735SB 5735     Providing incentives for carbon reduction investments. S Energy, Environ 1/30/2015 Ericksen
8000SJM 8000     Requesting the permanent siting and development of a federal nuclear waste repository. more S Energy, Environ 1/14/2015 Brown
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