Sb 5269 - BAD Bill

Bill Title: Concerning Washington state manufacturing.

Committee: Innovation, Community and Economic Development and Veterans
Companion Bill: none

Bill Summary:

  • AN ACT Relating to transforming and growing Washington state manufacturing

What the Bill says:

  •  The legislature finds and declares that: (1) Washington state, with its strong climate commitments, highly skilled workforce, and existing world-class manufacturing base is well positioned to be a global leader in clean manufacturing. (2) A strong state and domestic manufacturing sector can provide stable, high-wage jobs and is a prerequisite to achieving Washington state’s statutory commitment to net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050

Our Summary Opinion:

  • This bill sets the manufacturing types to anything that can be produced with ZERO emissions. It will shut down manufacturing in Washington State totally as the commission it creates sets regulations to meet the goals. 
  • Passed in the Senate on party lines. Has a hearing in the House on March 21st at 10:30 AM

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