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2019 House Bill 1257: Concerning energy efficiency
Introduced by Rep. Beth Doglio (Olympia) (D) on January 17, 2019
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Referred to the House Environment & Energy Committee on January 17, 2019
Substitute offered in the House on February 14, 2019
Authorizes a city, town, or county to adopt additional residential energy code requirements as developed by the State Building Code Council (Council). Requires the Council to develop rules for electric vehicle infrastructure that require electric vehicle charging capability at all new buildings that provide on-site parking.
Referred to the House Finance Committee on February 18, 2019
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on February 28, 2019
Amendment offered by Rep. Matt Boehnke (Kennewick) (R) on March 29, 2019
Amends the definition of "covered commercial building" such that it is limited to those buildings built after the effective date of the Act.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 29, 2019
Amendment offered by Rep. Beth Doglio (Olympia) (D) on March 29, 2019
Allows a tariff for voluntary renewable natural gas service to provide reasonable limits on participation based on the availability of renewable natural gas and to use environmental attributes of renewable natural gas combined with natural gas. Requires the voluntary renewable natural gas service to include delivery to, or the retirement on behalf of, the customer of all environmental attributes associated with the renewable natural gas.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on March 29, 2019
Amendment offered by Rep. Mary Dye (Pomeroy) (R) on March 29, 2019
Specifies that, as part of the conditional compliance method developed by the Department of Commerce under the State Energy Performance Standard, no energy efficiency requirement need be met that would cost more to purchase, install, and implement than would be saved by the building owner over ten years as a result of energy savings.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 29, 2019
Amendment offered by Rep. Matt Shea (Spokane Valley) (R) on March 29, 2019
Removes the section requiring the State Building Code Council to adopt rules that require electric vehicle charging capability at all new buildings that provide on-site parking.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 29, 2019
Amendment offered by Rep. Matt Shea (Spokane Valley) (R) on March 29, 2019
Requires the Department of Commerce to reply and cite the section of law, code, or standard in a notice of violation for noncompliance with the requirements of the State Energy Performance Standard when requested to do so by the building owner or the building owner's agent.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on March 29, 2019
Amendment offered by Rep. Jim Walsh (Aberdeen) (R) on March 29, 2019
Exempts owners of covered commercial buildings that are located in rural counties from the State Energy Performance Standard. Exempts qualifying utilities that are located in rural counties from the requirement to participate in the State Energy Performance Standard Early Adoption Incentive Program. Exempts electric and gas utilities that are not qualifying utilities and that are located in rural counties from the requirement to provide certain energy benchmarking information. Exempts buildings located in rural counties from certain electric vehicle infrastructure requirements under the State Building Code.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 29, 2019
Received in the Senate on April 2, 2019
Referred to the Senate Ways & Means Committee on April 2, 2019
Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on April 9, 2019
Amendment offered by Sen. Doug Ericksen (Ferndale) (R) on April 15, 2019
The act may not be applied to private property until all public property is fully compliant with the provisions of the act.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on April 15, 2019
Amendment offered by Sen. Phil Fortunato (Auburn) (R) on April 15, 2019
Requires legislative approval of the rule for the state energy performance standard program for commercial buildings.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on April 15, 2019
Amendment offered by Sen. Judy Warnick (Grant) (R) on April 15, 2019
Caps the total amount of penalties that may be assessed for noncompliance at $25,000 in any calendar year. Changes the requirement that new buildings must have a certain percentage of parking spaces with electric vehicle charging capacity from 10 percent to 5 percent.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on April 15, 2019
Received in the House on April 18, 2019
Passed 55 to 39 in the House on April 18, 2019.
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House concurred in Senate amendment(s).
Signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on May 7, 2019

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