Washington - SB5509 - 2017

Promoting an equitable clean energy economy by creating a carbon tax that allows investment in clean energy, clean air, healthy forests, and Washington's communities.

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Added On: 02-08-2017
Updated On: 08-21-2017
Status: Introduced
Primary Sponsors: Reuven Carlyle (Democratic), David Frockt (Democratic), Samuel Hunt (Democratic), Kevin Ranker (Democratic), Rebecca Saldana (Democratic)





Companion Bills (1)

Actions (4)

  • 01-26-2017 - First reading, referred to Energy, Environment & Telecommunications.
  • 04-24-2017 - By resolution, reintroduced and retained in present status.
  • 05-23-2017 - By resolution, reintroduced and retained in present status.
  • 06-21-2017 - By resolution, reintroduced and retained in present status.

News (2)

New Carbon Tax Proposal Under Fire By Washington Manufacturers - thelens.news (blog)
Published by thelens.news
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 23:11:33 GMT

Despite offering tax exemptions for certain manufacturers, state industry leaders are opposed to the proposal. Photo: Kaiser Aluminum. House Democrats have proposed a new carbon tax they say addresses criticisms leveled against similar proposals that ...

EXTRAS ON EXCISE: WASHINGTON CARBON TAX AND OREGON CAP-AND-TRADE PROPOSALS ENCAPSULATE ... - Bloomberg BNA
Published by bna.com
Wed, 08 Feb 2017 18:59:01 GMT

But the idea of a carbon tax lives on in the Evergreen State. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D) recently included carbon tax plans in his 2017-2019 budget proposal that mimic Initiative 732. His proposal calls for a $25 per ton tax on carbon dioxide ...