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2019 House Bill 1444: Concerning appliance efficiency standards
Introduced by Rep. Jeff Morris (Mt. Vernon) (D) on January 22, 2019
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Referred to the House Environment & Energy Committee on January 22, 2019
Substitute offered in the House on February 7, 2019
Repeals federally-preempted appliance efficiency and testing standards. Amends the state appliance efficiency and testing standards for certain state- covered appliances. Establishes new minimum efficiency and testing standards for certain appliances. Authorizes the Department of Commerce to adopt rules that incorporate by reference federal efficiency standards for federally covered products only as the standards existed on January 1, 2018.
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on February 12, 2019
Substitute offered in the House on February 26, 2019
Amends the state appliance efficiency and testing standards for certain state- covered appliances. Establishes new minimum efficiency and testing standards for certain appliances.
Referred to the House Rules Committee on March 1, 2019
Amendment offered by Rep. Matt Shea (Spokane Valley) (R) on March 5, 2019
Provides that 60 days' notice of a rent increase does not apply to subsidized tenancies where the amount of rent is based on circumstances specific to the subsidized household (in addition to income of the tenant). Provides that for subsidized tenancies where the amount of rent is based on income of the tenant or circumstances specific to the subsidized household, an increase in the amount of rent may become effective before completion of the rental term upon mutual consent.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 5, 2019
Amendment offered by Rep. Matt Shea (Spokane Valley) (R) on March 5, 2019
Increases the maximum flow rate for lavatory faucets and replacement aerators from 1.2 gallons per minute to 1.8 gallons per minute. Increases the maximum flow rate for public lavatory faucets and replacement aerators from 0.5 gallons per minute to 1.8 gallons per minute.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 5, 2019
Amendment offered by Rep. Matt Shea (Spokane Valley) (R) on March 5, 2019
Provides an exemption from certain appliance efficiency and testing standards for any electronic product that may be sold via the internet, until such time as the state has created a monitoring and enforcement standard that it can implement to prevent sales into the state by out-of-state web-based sales sites.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 5, 2019
Received in the Senate on March 7, 2019
Referred to the House Environment & Energy Committee on March 7, 2019
Amendment offered in the Senate on March 26, 2019
Specifies that plumbing fixtures and fittings and computers and computer monitors must meet California standards. Removes the qualifier "residential" from electric storage water heaters. Clarifies that the communications port on an electric storage water heater is a design requirement rather than an efficiency standard. Requires Commerce to consult the Attorney General when compiling the report for the Legislature on federal standards that preempt state standards. Authorizes Commerce to establish by rule a later effective date or suspend enforcement of the electric storage water heater requirement if it is determined that a delay is in the public interest. Adds a severability clause.
Referred to the Senate Ways & Means Committee on March 27, 2019
Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on April 9, 2019
Amendment offered by Sen. Doug Ericksen (Ferndale) (R) on April 15, 2019
Removes rule-making authority for Commerce to adopt a more recent version of any standard or test method in order to maintain or improve consistency with comparable standards in other states.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on April 15, 2019
Amendment offered by Sen. Tim Sheldon (Mason County) (D) on April 15, 2019
Removes showerheads and tub spout diverters from the types of products required to meet standards.
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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