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HB 2815 - Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions - Key Vote

Washington Key Votes

Paull Shin voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (29-19) - (Key vote)

Title: Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that sets limits on greenhouse gas emissions and creates goals to increase the number of clean-energy jobs.

Highlights:
- Limits greenhouse gas emissions in order to achieve the following [sec. 3(1)]:
    - Reduce overall greenhouse gas emissions in the state to 1990 levels by 2020 - Reduce overall greenhouse gas emissions to 25 percent below 1990 levels by 2035 - Reduce overall greenhouse gas emissions to 50 percent below 1990 levels by 2050
- Requires the Department of Ecology to submit a plan to meet emission reduction goals [sec. 3(1)(b)]. - Requires the following producers to report their total cap emissions of greenhouse gases for the previous year starting in 2010 [sec. 5(5)(a)]:
    - Any owner or operator of a fleet of on-road motor vehicles that emit at least 2,500 metric tons of greenhouse gases in the state annually - Any owner of a source that emits at least 10,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas in the state annually
- Adopts goals to reduce annual per capita vehicle miles traveled [sec. 8(1)]:
    - Decrease the annual per capita vehicle miles traveled by 18 percent by 2020 - Decrease the annual per capita vehicle miles traveled by 30 percent by 2035 - Decrease the annual per capita vehicle miles traveled by 50 percent by 2050
- Establishes an initiative to increase the number of clean energy jobs to 25,000 by the year 2020 [sec. 9(1)]. - Voids the bill if specific funding is not provided by June 30, 2008 (sec. 15).
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (64-31) - (Key vote)

Title: Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that sets limits on greenhouse gas emissions and creates goals to increase the number of clean-energy jobs.

Highlights:
- Limits greenhouse gas emissions in order to achieve the following [sec. 3(1)]:
    - Reduce overall greenhouse gas emissions in the state to 1990 levels by 2020 - Reduce overall greenhouse gas emissions to 25 percent below 1990 levels by 2035 - Reduce overall greenhouse gas emissions to 50 percent below 1990 levels by 2050
- Requires the Department of Ecology to submit a plan to meet emission reduction goals [sec. 3(1)(b)]. - Requires the following producers to report their total cap emissions of greenhouse gases for the previous year starting in 2010 [sec. 5(5)(a)]:
    - Any owner or operator of a fleet of on-road motor vehicles that emit at least 2,500 metric tons of greenhouse gases in the state annually - Any owner of a source that emits at least 10,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas in the state annually
- Adopts goals to reduce annual per capita vehicle miles traveled [sec. 8(1)]:
    - Decrease the annual per capita vehicle miles traveled by 18 percent by 2020 - Decrease the annual per capita vehicle miles traveled by 30 percent by 2035 - Decrease the annual per capita vehicle miles traveled by 50 percent by 2050
- Establishes an initiative to increase the number of clean energy jobs to 25,000 by the year 2020 [sec. 9(1)]. - Voids the bill if specific funding is not provided by June 30, 2008 (sec. 15). - Substitute offered by the House Committee on Appropriations.
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NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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