Archive for April, 2015

Governor’s toxics bill passed out of committee, referred to Rules

April 8th, 2015  |  Published in HB 1472

HB 1472 (Concerning use of chemical action plans to require safer chemicals in Washington) was passed out of the Senate Ways and Means committee. You can view the executive session here.

Governor’s toxics bill scheduled for executive session today

April 7th, 2015  |  Published in HB 1472

HB 1472 (Concerning use of chemical action plans to require safer chemicals in Washington) will be considered in an executive session in the Senate Ways and Means committee today at 10 a.m.

Preserving ag land and public infrastructure in flood plains bill passed out of house committee

April 1st, 2015  |  Published in SB 5347

SB 5347 (Creating demonstration projects for preserving agricultural land and public infrastructure in flood plains) passed  out of the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee.

You can watch the executive session here or in the window below:

Governor’s toxic bill passes out of senate committee onto Ways and Means, Ecology authority removed

April 1st, 2015  |  Published in HB 1472

HB 1472 (Concerning use of chemical action plans to require safer chemicals in Washington) was passed out of the Energy, Environment & Telecommunications, but with an amendment that removes major Ecology’s role in the bill. The bill was passed along to the Senate Ways and Means committee.

The amendment takes away Ecology’s authority to enforce the new laws:

The department may adopt rules as necessary for the purpose of implementing, administering, and enforcing this chapter, except that rules adopted to implement section 5 of this act may not require a manufacturer to conduct an alternatives assessment without express authority from the legislature.