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2021 House Bill 1287: Concerning preparedness for a zero emissions transportation future
Introduced by Rep. Alex Ramel (Bellingham) (D) on January 19, 2021
Referred to the House Environment & Energy Committee on January 19, 2021
Substitute offered in the House on February 4, 2021
Requires the Department of Commerce to develop and maintain a publicly available mapping and forecasting tool that provides locations and essential information of charging and refueling infrastructure to support forecasted levels of electric vehicle adoption, travel, and use.
Referred to the House Transportation Committee on February 9, 2021
Amendment offered by Rep. Andrew Barkis (Pierce) (R) on March 3, 2021
Clarifies that expenditures from the electric vehicle account may be used to fund the development and maintenance of the charging and refueling infrastructure mapping and forecasting tool.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on March 3, 2021
Amendment offered by Rep. Andrew Barkis (Pierce) (R) on March 3, 2021
Requires the Department of Transportation's mapping and forecasting tool to identify small retailers that are colocated with existing and known electric vehicle charging infrastructure. Requires the Department of Transportation to consider recommending the siting of electric vehicle charging sites that are colocated with small retailers and other amenities, if the mapping and forecasting tool is used as the basis for identifying future charging sites.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on March 3, 2021
Amendment offered by Rep. Mary Dye (Adams) (R) on March 3, 2021
Requires the Department of Transportation's mapping and forecasting tool to be designed to support deployment of infrastructure necessary to support transportation electrification efforts, but eliminates specific requirements that the tool support transportation electrification efforts that result in emission reductions consistent with statutory state emission limits.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 3, 2021
Amendment offered by Rep. Alex Ramel (Bellingham) (D) on March 3, 2021
Eliminates the definition of green hydrogen and removes substantive references in the bill to green hydrogen. Requires the electric vehicle forecasting and mapping tool to integrate forecasts capturing each utility service area's relative level of zero emission vehicle (ZEV) use that would achieve emission reductions consistent with state emission limits, rather than each county's relative level of ZEV use. Amends electric utility resource planning requirements to account for anticipated ZEV and transportation electrification forecasts and scenarios. Eliminates the references to existing statutory state emission limits and ZEV requirements under the new electric utility resource planning requirements for anticipated levels of ZEV use. Requires modeled load forecast scenarios to be completed by electric utilities only if feasible.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on March 3, 2021
Received in the Senate on March 6, 2021
Referred to the Senate Environment, Energy & Technology Committee on March 6, 2021
Referred to the Senate Transportation Committee on March 24, 2021
Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on April 2, 2021
Amendment offered in the Senate on April 10, 2021
Striking Amendment. Provides that once a road usage charge is in effect with 75 percent of the registered vehicles in the state participating, then a goal is established that all publicly and privately owned passenger vehicles of a model year 2030 or later that are sold, purchased, or registered in Washington be electric.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on April 10, 2021
Received in the House on April 14, 2021
House concurred in Senate amendments. • Requires the Washington State Department of Transportation to develop and maintain a publicly available mapping and forecasting tool. • Requires electric utilities to analyze how their resource plans account for modeled load forecast scenarios that consider anticipated levels of zero- emission vehicle use in the utility's service area. • Requires the State Building Code Council to adopt rules exceeding the specific minimum requirements for electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure in buildings and EV charging capability at all new residential R-3 buildings that provide on-site parking by July 1, 2024. • Provides that after a road usage charge is in effect with 75 percent of the registered vehicles in the state participating, a goal is established for the state that publicly and privately owned passenger and light-duty vehicles of model year 2030 and later sold, purchased, or registered in Washington be EVs.

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