Transportation

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...
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...
Committee passes Hawkins bill to promote hydrogen-powered vehicles Sen. Brad Hawkins’ proposal to promote hydrogen-powered vehicles, the first Senate bill of the 2021 legislative session, is now also among the first measures to be approved by a Senate committee. The Senate Environment, Energy and Technology Committee on Thursday approved Senate Bill 5000, which would establish an eight-year statewide... Read More...
Hawkins prefiles bill to promote hydrogen-powered vehicles The first bill of the upcoming legislative session has been introduced. Following his successful effort with Senate Bill 5588 in 2019 to authorize public utility districts to produce and sell “renewable hydrogen,” Sen. Brad Hawkins has prefiled a bill for the 2021 legislative session to establish an eight-year statewide pilot project... Read More...
Senate passes Hawkins bill creating Washington apple license plate A bill sponsored by 12th District Sen. Brad Hawkins that would create a Washington apple license plate has received Senate approval. The Senate today voted 46-1 to approve Senate Bill 6032. It now goes to the House of Representatives for consideration. “This bill will allow vehicle owners to show their... Read More...
West Cashmere Bridge awarded key state grant State Sen. Brad Hawkins says he is thrilled that the Washington State Freight Mobility Strategic Investment Board (FMSIB) has awarded Chelan County a $3 million grant toward its efforts to complete the West Cashmere Bridge Replacement Project. The project has now received local, state, and federal appropriations and funding awards... Read More...