1144-S3 AMH GRIF HATF 179
3SHB 1144 - H AMD 943
By Representative Griffey
NOT ADOPTED 02/14/2018
"(5) The department of commerce shall submit to the legislature, no later than July 1, 2018, a report that examines the nexus between increased hydroelectric output in the state and reduced greenhouse gas emissions in the state, as a result of reduced reliance on fossil-fuel based energy generation, and that makes recommendations on all available methods to incentivize increased hydroelectric output in the state in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
(6) None of the greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals in this section shall have the force of law unless all recommendations of the report in subsection (5) of this section have been enacted into law no later than December 31, 2019."
EFFECT: Directs the Department of Commerce (Commerce) to submit to the Legislature by July 1, 2018 a report that examines the relationship between increased use of hydroelectric power in the state and the corresponding reduction in use of fossil-fuel based energy sources in the state, and that makes recommendations on ways in which to incentivize the increased use of hydroelectric power in the state in order to reduce the state's greenhouse gas emissions. Provides that the state's greenhouse gas emissions reductions shall be advisory only, and not binding, unless the state enacts into law by December 31, 2019 all of the recommendations made in the Commerce report.
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