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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... Read More...
Hawkins votes “no” on state income tax proposal passed by Senate The Senate today voted 25-24 to pass Senate Bill 5096, a proposal that seeks to create a state income tax on capital gains. Following the bill’s passage today, 12th District Sen. Brad Hawkins, who voted against the proposal, issued this statement: “The Senate’s passage of a state income tax is... Read More...
Senate unanimously passes Hawkins bill to promote hydrogen-powered vehicles Sen. Brad Hawkins’ bill to promote hydrogen-powered vehicles has cleared a major hurdle. The Senate today voted 49-0 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. “I’m pleased to see such strong support... Read More...
Senate passes Hawkins’ bill to help tow-truck operators A bipartisan bill that 12th District Sen. Brad Hawkins introduced this year after a request by a tow-truck operator located in his district is now one major step closer to becoming law. The Senate today voted 47-1 to pass Senate Bill 5406, which would help tow-truck operators gain payment for... Read More...
Senate unanimously approves Hawkins’ utility wildfire bill Legislation introduced by 12th District Sen. Brad Hawkins to implement recommendations by the Electric Utilities Wildland Fire Prevention Task Force on ways to prevent wildfires was approved today 46-0 by the Senate. Senate Bill 5158 would direct state Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz to work with the Utility Wildland... Read More...
Senate budget committee passes Hawkins-Wellman education bill A bill prime-sponsored by 12th District Sen. Brad Hawkins aimed at learning recovery due to impacts of the COVID pandemic, including a pilot project to help districts voluntarily reform their school calendars, was approved today by the Senate Ways and Means Committee. As amended and passed by the committee, Hawkins’... Read More...