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Governor signs Hawkins’ utility wildfire bill
Governor signs Hawkins’ utility wildfire bill
A proposal introduced by 12th District Sen. Brad Hawkins to implement recommendations of a key electric utilities wildfire group has been signed into law this week by Gov. Jay Inslee. The legislation, Senate Bill 5158, directs state Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz to work with the Utility Wildland Fire...
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Governor signs Hawkins bill promoting hydrogen vehicles
Governor signs Hawkins bill promoting hydrogen vehicles
Sen. Brad Hawkins’ bill to promote hydrogen-powered vehicles is now a state law. Gov. Jay Inslee today signed Senate Bill 5000, which establishes an eight-year statewide pilot project for the reduction of sales tax on purchases of fuel-cell electric vehicles. The Senate passed the bill 49-0 in March and the...
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Legislature approves Hawkins bill promoting hydrogen vehicles
Legislature approves Hawkins bill promoting hydrogen vehicles
Sen. Brad Hawkins’ bill to promote hydrogen-powered vehicles has been approved by the Legislature. The House of Representatives today voted 93-4 to approve Senate Bill 5000, which would establish an eight-year statewide pilot project for the reduction of sales tax on purchases of fuel-cell electric vehicles. The Senate last month...
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House of Representatives unanimously approves Hawkins’ utility wildfire bill
House of Representatives unanimously approves Hawkins’ utility wildfire bill
A proposal introduced by 12th District Sen. Brad Hawkins to implement recommendations of a key electric utilities wildfire group was approved today 98-0 by the House. Senate Bill 5158 would direct state Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz to work with the Utility Wildland Fire Prevention Advisory Committee to implement...
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