ENGROSSED HOUSE BILL 1883







                        52nd Legislature

                      1991 Regular Session



Passed by the House March 20, 1991

  Yeas 98   Nays 0




Speaker of the

       House of Representatives


Passed by the Senate April 12, 1991

  Yeas 44   Nays 0




President of the Senate












Governor of the State of Washington



I, Alan Thompson, Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives of the State of Washington, do hereby certify that the attached is ENGROSSED HOUSE BILL 1883 as passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate on the dates hereon set forth.




                                      Chief Clerk











                        Secretary of State   

                       State of Washington  




                             ENGROSSED HOUSE BILL 1883



                             AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE


                     Passed Legislature - 1991 Regular Session



State of Washington              52nd Legislature             1991 Regular Session


By Representatives R. Meyers, Chandler, Grant, Nealey, Hochstatter, McLean, Vance, Riley, Bray, Paris, Jacobsen, May, Betrozoff, Wynne, Moyer, D. Sommers and Rasmussen.


Read first time February 13, 1991.  Referred to Committee on Energy & Utilities\Transportation.Encouraging gasohol.

     AN ACT Relating to gasohol; amending RCW 19.112.010 and 82.36.225; and adding a new section to chapter 19.112 RCW.




     Sec. 1.  RCW 19.112.010 and 1990 c 102 s 2 are each amended to read as follows:

     As used in this chapter:

     (1) "Motor fuel" means any liquid product used for the generation of power in an internal combustion engine used for the propulsion of a motor vehicle upon the highways of this state.  Motor fuels containing ethanol may be marketed ((as long as)) if either (a) the base motor fuel meets the applicable standards before the addition of the ethanol or (b) the resultant blend meets the applicable standards after the addition of the ethanol.

     (2) "Director" means the director of agriculture.


     Sec. 2.  RCW 82.36.225 and 1985 c 371 s 4 are each amended to read as follows:

     Alcohol of any proof that is sold in this state for use as fuel in motor vehicles, farm implements and machines, or implements of husbandry is exempt from the motor vehicle fuel tax under this chapter.  In addition, a tax credit of sixty percent of the tax rate imposed by RCW 82.36.025 shall be given for every gallon of alcohol used in an alcohol-gasoline blend which contains at least nine and one-half percent or more by volume of alcohol:  PROVIDED, That in no case may the tax credit claimed be greater than the tax due on the gasoline portion of the blended fuel.

     This section shall expire on December 31, ((1992)) 1999.


     NEW SECTION.  Sec. 3.  A new section is added to chapter 19.112 RCW to read as follows:

     The director may, with the concurrence of the department of ecology, grant a variance from the ASTM standards if necessary to produce a lower emission motor fuel.