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2019 Legislative Report

2019 Legislative Report

2019 Legislative Report

Download the full 2019 Legislative Report here. (PDF format)

Environmental Stewardship Action during 2019

On May 7th. Gov. Jay Inslee signed an unprecedented suite of clean energy legislation into law, ushering in aggressive timelines for decarbonizing Washington’s economy and transforming the state’s energy. Together, these measures represent the greatest step Washington has ever taken toward reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Successful bills: SB 5116 Establishes the clean energy transformation act. Addresses the elimination of coal-fired electricity and the transition of the state’s electricity supply to one hundred percent carbon neutral by 2030. Prime sponsor, Sen. Carlyle, passed the Senate 28-19, House 56-42. HB 1112 Reducing greenhouse gas emissions from hydrofluorocarbons. Rep Fitzgibbon , prime sponsor. Passed the house 55-39, Senate 30-19. SB 5397 Reducing Plastic pollution by responsible management of plastic packaging . Rep. Wolfes…

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Criminal Justice Outcomes in the 2019 Session

Groundwork has been laid in the 2019 session for several criminal juistice efforts, which we will pursue in the upcoming 2020 session. These includes voting rights for previously convicted persons now released and under community supervision, establishing a post-conviction review board, reform of penalties for driving with license suspended 3, and abolishing the death penalty. Quaker Voice understands that its work is long term; success on many bills requires several sessions. See the Criminal Justice page for information about specific bills.

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Environmental Stewardship Alert 3/7/19

Two of Quaker Voice’s priorities are both in the Washington State House Rules Committee, and need to be voted through the House by March 13. These bills would make great strides in reducing Washington State’s carbon footprint and need your support now so they can pass the House! • HB 1110 would would reduce the carbon intensity of fuels in Washington State 20% by 2035. It does this by instructing the Department of Commerce to phase in new standards for fuel efficiency, as well as offering tradable credits for the use of cleaner fuels. You can find more information and/or leave a comment on this bill for your legislator here. • HB 1114 would reduce carbon in emissions in Washington…

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