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2021 House Bill 1099: Improving the state's climate response through updates to the state's comprehensive planning framework
Introduced by Rep. Davina Duerr (King) (D) on January 11, 2021
Referred to the House Environment & Energy Committee on January 11, 2021
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on February 2, 2021
Amendment offered by Rep. Davina Duerr (King) (D) on March 5, 2021
(1) Provides detail with regard to the classes of counties and cities that must comply with certain provisions in the act. (2) Provides that the efforts of an individual county or city to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and vehicle miles traveled may not increase greenhouse gas emissions elsewhere in the state. (3) Excludes forestland, as that term is defined in RCW 84.33.035, and timberlands, as that term is defined in RCW 84.34.020, from the scope of the obligation in the act to protect native forests. (4) Authorizes counties and cities to incorporate by reference a Federal Emergency Management Agency natural hazard mitigation plan in order to satisfy the requirements of the resiliency subelement established in the act, subject to certain requirements. (5) Directs the Department of Commerce (Commerce) to consider the location of major employment centers and transit corridors when adopting greenhouse gas emissions and vehicle miles traveled reduction guidelines (guidelines). (6) Requires that the guidelines be designed to be achievable throughout the state, including in small cities and rural cities. (7) Requires that the guidelines provide and prioritize options that support housing diversity..
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on March 5, 2021
Amendment offered by Rep. Mary Dye (Adams) (R) on March 5, 2021
Removes references to statewide greenhouse gas emissions reduction requirements.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 5, 2021
Amendment offered by Rep. Mary Dye (Adams) (R) on March 5, 2021
Strikes the requirement that the Department of Commerce (Commerce) adopt guidelines that identify measures local governments have available to them to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and per capita vehicle miles traveled. Requires Commerce, in collaboration with other specified state agencies, to submit a report to the Legislature by October 15, 2022, that identifies steps that local governments may take through the adoption of comprehensive plans that will lead to reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and per capita vehicle miles traveled.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 5, 2021
Amendment offered by Rep. Mary Dye (Adams) (R) on March 5, 2021
Requires counties and cities, as part of the greenhouse gas emissions reduction subelement and after collaboration with affected school districts, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by identifying actions to reduce the per-pupil miles traveled by school bus to and from school. Provides that actions that may be identified include, but are not limited to, increased walkability, amendments to zoning ordinances, amendments to development regulations, and a focus on locating schools within or near to new housing developments.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 5, 2021
Amendment offered by Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon (West Seattle) (D) on March 5, 2021
(1) Provides, until December 31, 2034, an alternate compliance pathway for meeting the requirements of the greenhouse gas emissions reduction subelement. (2) Requires that certain actions be considered to satisfy the greenhouse gas emissions reduction subelement of the act if the actions provide authorization for middle housing in certain areas. (3) Defines middle housing to mean accessory dwelling units, duplexes, triplexes, and quadplexes. (4) Establishes criteria for actions that constitute authorization of middle housing, including, among others, the authorization of middle housing on a lot or parcel under the same administrative process as a detached single-family residence in the same zoning district. (5) Places restrictions on parking requirements that may imposed in connection with the authorization of middle housing in order for the authorization to be considered to satisfy the greenhouse gas emissions reduction subelement.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on March 5, 2021
Received in the Senate on March 8, 2021
Referred to the Senate Housing & Local Government Committee on March 8, 2021
Referred to the Senate Ways & Means Committee on March 25, 2021
Referred to the Senate Transportation Committee on March 31, 2021
Received in the House on January 10, 2022
Received in the Senate on January 25, 2022
Referred to the Senate Housing & Local Government Committee on January 25, 2022
Referred to the Senate Ways & Means Committee on February 17, 2022
Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on February 28, 2022
Amendment offered in the Senate on March 3, 2022
(1) Strikes the climate change goal of the growth management act and inserts a goal focused on environmental resiliency. (2) Strikes language requiring certain counties to meet the terms of the resiliency element once the county meets specific population thresholds even if the county no longer meets such thresholds. (3) Strikes the climate change and resiliency element of the growth management act and replaces it with an element focused on environmental resiliency. Jurisdictions must identify, protect, and enhance natural areas and community resiliency to extreme weather events. (4) Strikes the section requiring Commerce to compile, maintain, and publish per capita vehicle miles traveled. (5) Encourages the participation and consideration of vulnerable populations and overburdened communities in comprehensive plan updates and grant funding for planning processes. (6) Modifies multiple goals of GMA elements.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on March 3, 2022
Amendment offered by Sen. Shelly Short (Addy) (R) on March 3, 2022
Removes requirement that the GMA transportation goal help achieve statewide targets for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and per capita vehicle miles traveled. Removes "greenspace" from the open space and recreation goal of the GMA. Removes requirement that the environment goal of the GMA enhance the environment and state's high quality of life. Strikes all language related to a greenhouse gas emissions reduction subelement of the Code Rev/RB:lel 2 S-5378.1/22 environmental resiliency element. Strikes requirement from the land use element that requires urban planning approaches to reduce per capita vehicle miles traveled without increasing the greenhouse gas emissions elsewhere in the state. Strikes the requirement that the land use element must reduce residential development pressure in the wildland urban interface area and replaces it with the requirement that the land use element must include appropriate development standards for residential development in the wildland urban interface area. Removes the requirement that the rural element of the GMA must protect existing natural areas, including native forests, grasslands, and riparian areas.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on March 3, 2022
Received in the Senate on March 10, 2022
Conference committee report adopted. Passed final passage as recommended by conference committee .
Referred to the House Rules Committee on March 10, 2022
Senate adopted conference committee report and passed the bill on final passage. House did not act on conference committee report before session adjourned. The bill died..

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