Washington - HB1646 - 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: 01-25-2017
Status: Introduced
Primary Sponsor: Joe Fitzgibbon (Democratic)

Companion Bills (1)

Actions (6)

  • 01-25-2017 - First reading, referred to Environment
  • 03-14-2017 - Public hearing in the House Committee on Environment at 1:30 PM.
  • 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.
  • 01-08-2018 - By resolution, reintroduced and retained in present status.

Sponsors (10)

News (4)

Will Washington State be first in taxing greenhouse gases? - InvestigateWest
Published by invw.org
Tue, 11 Apr 2017 07:05:52 GMT

While none made it into the budget proposals of the House and Senate unveiled last month, supporters say that is unsurprising. They were filed ... The 37-page HB 1646 calls for the state to help communities “disproportionately affected” by flooding ...

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 ...

The Carbon Tax Debate Isn't Going Away. What Would the Ideal Bill Look Like? - YES! Magazine
Published by yesmagazine.org
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 22:58:27 GMT

In January, Washington state Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon introduced legislation with the backing of the climate justice advocacy group, Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy. The bill, H.B. 1646, would implement a performance-based tax of $15 per ton of carbon ...

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

House Democrats have introduced HB 1646, which would impose a new carbon tax of $15 per metric ton on greenhouse gas emissions generated by fossil fuels and electricity. Despite ... The companion bill is SB 5509, sponsored by State Sen. Reuben ...