Senate Energy, Environment & Telecommunications Committee

​Energy, Environment & Telecommunications

411A J.A. Cherberg Bldg., P.O. Box 40466, Olympia, WA 98504-0466
Committee Hearings & Bill Information:  (360) 786-7406
Legislative Hotline Operators: 1-800-562-600

The Senate Energy, Environment, and Telecommunications Committee considers issues relating to the availability, productions and conservation of energy, as well as environmental issues including water and air quality, the State Environmental Policy Act, the Shoreline Management Act, oil spill prevention, recycling and solid waste, hazardous waste, toxics, and climate change.  The Committee also deals with the regulation of telecommunications.

(Please note: This general description should not be considered the definitive listing of issues considered by this committee.)

Committee Meeting Documents/Electronic Bill Book (EBB)

Copies of draft bills, proposed substitute bills, or striking amendments scheduled for public hearings:
​Public Hearing

Proposed Substitute  

PSSB 5170
Concerning independent remedial actions under the model toxics control act. SB 5170
​Public Hearing​Proposed SubstitutePSSB 5123
​Exempting short-line railroads that haul nonfuel oils from oil spill contingency planning requirements. SB 5123
​Public Hearing​Proposed SubstitutePSSB 5470
​Advancing the development of renewable energy by improving the permitting process for geothermal resources exploration. SB 5470
​Public Hearing​Proposed SubstitutePSSB 5475
​Providing a business and occupation tax exemption for manufacturers of small modular reactors. SB 5475


Reports and Publications

Recent Reports and Publications

Archived Reports and Publications

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