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2007 House Bill 1055: Defining alternative motor fuels.
Introduced by Rep. Zack Hudgins (Tukwila) (D) on January 5, 2007 To create a new definition for alternative fuels. The definition of “alcohol fuel” would be “any alcohol made from a product other than petroleum or natural gas that is used alone or in combination with gasoline or other petroleum products for use as a fuel in self-propelled motor vehicles”.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Technology, Energy, and Communications Committee on January 8, 2007
Substitute offered to the House Technology, Energy, and Communications Committee on February 2, 2007 To add a definition of alternative fuel, E85 motor fuel, and nonharzardous motor fuel to the Motor Fuel Quality Act. The substitute bill also replaces the term "alcohol fuel" with the term "E85 motor fuel" for purposes of certain sales and use tax exemptions and B&O tax deductions that relate to the sale or distribution of alternative fuel, biodiesel, or alcohol fuels.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on March 9, 2007
Referred to the House Rules Committee on February 6, 2007
Amendment offered by Rep. Doug Ericksen (Ferndale) (R) on March 9, 2007 To prohibit the use of biodiesel fuel derived from palm oil in satisfying the biodiesel fuel requirement established in RCW 19.112.110, unless: (1) there is not sufficient Washington grown feedstock available to produce the biodiesel from other sources; and (2) the palm oil was purchased from a company that participates in, and follows the directives of, the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on March 9, 2007
Received in the Senate on March 12, 2007
Referred to the Senate Water, Energy, and Environment Committee on March 12, 2007
Amendment offered to the Senate Water, Energy, and Environment Committee on March 23, 2007 To add Anhydrous ammonia fuel to the definition of "alternative fuel." Removes the requirement that: showing of sufficient Washington grown feedstock be from biodiesel produced specifically from available canola, rapeseed, or mustard oil to just biodiesel.
Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on March 26, 2007
Received in the House on January 14, 2008
Referred to the House Rules Committee on January 22, 2008

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