Olympia Legislative Report, January 25, 2013

Washington Clean Tech Alliance

Weekly Report

Prepared by:  Boswell Consulting

Friday, January 25, 2013

The legislature has completed its second week with a variety of proposals being introduced around technology innovation and renewable energy development. There have also been a variety of bills introduced to weaken or change Initiative 937 and the portfolio standards contained in it. There is quite a bit of work being done behind the scenes to support some of the expiring tax incentives around renewable energy, as well as research and development tax credits. At this point, Governor Inslee has not made public any policies around his innovation agenda. We expect his proposals to begin coming forward in the next two weeks. Currently, it is still unclear what those proposals might be and with the majority coalition in the Senate controlled largely by the Republicans, it is uncertain if these policy proposals will actually generate any momentum.

Full report including bill tracking can be found here.