2019 Legislative News

  • A Tesla Model S parked in front of the Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia, WA

SEVA Legislative Action Alert List

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2019 Legislative EV Bills:


Senate Bill 5811:
Reducing emissions by making changes to the clean car standards and clean car program.
Sponsors: NguyenRolfesWilson, C.LiiasDasHuntKudererSaldaña
No Action Taken This Session. Needs more feedback from constituents.

Senate Bill 5336:
Advancing electric transportation, Electric Vehicle Sales Tax Incentives: PalumboCarlyleNguyenSaldañaHasegawaDhingraFrocktKuderer
As of April 14, 2019, bill is stuck in the Ways and Means Committee.

Senate Bill 5970 
Authorizing bonds for transportation funding.Sponsors: HobbsKingSaldañaSheldonClevelandFortunatoRandallZeigerPalumboTakkoNguyenWilson, C.MulletLiiasLovelettDasWagoner
As of April 14, 2019, bill is stuck in the Ways and Means Committee.

Senate Bill 5971
Concerning transportation funding.Sponsors: HobbsSaldañaSheldonClevelandRandallPalumboTakkoNguyenMulletLiiasLovelettConwayThis bill would double the registration tax on EV’s to $300 per anum.
As of April 14, 2019, bill is stuck in the Ways and Means Committee.

Senate Bill 5972
Concerning additive transportation funding and appropriations.
This bill would double the registration tax on EV’s to $300 per anum.
Sponsors: HobbsKingSaldañaSheldonClevelandFortunatoRandallZeigerPalumboTakkoNguyenWilson, C.MulletLiiasPaddenLovelettDasConwayWagoner
As of April 14, 2019, bill is in Senate Rules Committee.

 


2016 Legislative EV Bills:


SEVA response to “Phony Math and Ironic Economics Used to Justify Electric Car Tax Breaks” article about the carbon emission savings page prepared by SEVA for the proposed extension to the Washington State electric vehicle sales tax exemption.


2015 Legislative EV Bills:


SEVA’s 2015 Legislative Agenda:

These are the legislative items SEVA focused on in 2015.


All  Past SEVA Legislative Agenda Items:


Here’s a complete list of all legislative items SEVA has supported over the years.


Washington State Electric Vehicle Action Plan 2015-2020  (.PDF)


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