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2020 House Bill 2311: Amending state greenhouse gas emission limits for consistency with the most recent assessment of climate change science
Introduced by Rep. Vandana Slatter (Kirkland) (D) on January 13, 2020
Referred to the House Environment & Energy Committee on January 13, 2020
Substitute offered in the House on January 23, 2020
Modifies state anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets and state government greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets. Establishes a net-zero greenhouse gas emissions target for 2050 for state government and for the state as a whole.
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on January 27, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Mary Dye (Pomeroy) (R) on February 16, 2020
Removes contracting and grant-making activities from the range of activities in which state agencies are directed to prioritize carbon sequestration.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on February 16, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Mary Dye (Pomeroy) (R) on February 16, 2020
Provides that agencies of state government may, rather than shall, seek all practicable opportunities to prioritize carbon sequestration.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on February 16, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon (West Seattle) (D) on February 16, 2020
Modifies the scope of state agency carbon sequestration efforts to non-land management agency operations, contracting, and grant-making activities. Modifies the scope of carbon sequestration activities on private or trust lands that must be done in cooperation with the owners and managers of those lands.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on February 16, 2020
Received in the Senate on February 18, 2020
Referred to the Senate Environment, Energy & Technology Committee on February 18, 2020
Referred to the Senate Ways & Means Committee on February 25, 2020
Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on March 3, 2020
Amendment offered by Sen. Shelly Short (Addy) (R) on March 5, 2020
Uses a 2005 baseline, rather than 1990, for overall greenhouse gas reductions in Washington State.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on March 5, 2020
Amendment offered by Sen. Shelly Short (Addy) (R) on March 5, 2020
States that the act does not create a public duty, a private right of action, or any civil liability on the part of the state.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on March 5, 2020
Amendment offered by Sen. Shelly Short (Addy) (R) on March 5, 2020
Requires the Department of Ecology to standardize greenhouse gas emissions for population growth and provide a per capita emissions amount for each report.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on March 5, 2020
Amendment offered by Sen. Shelly Short (Addy) (R) on March 5, 2020
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on March 5, 2020
Signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on March 19, 2020

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