04 Apr It’s working: Thursday Senate committee hearing on Solar Jobs Bill
It’s working! Thanks to all your calls to legislators in recent weeks, the Solar Jobs Bill (HB 1048 / SB 5499) is once again moving through the legislature.
In the House, HB 1048 is still awaiting a vote in the House Finance Committee. In parallel, the Senate Energy, Environment & Telecommunications Committee just announced its first hearing on SB 5499 for this Thursday, April 6.
This is excellent news, and a clear result of all the phone calls you’ve been making. After Thursday’s hearing, we hope the Senate EET Committee will schedule a vote on SB 5499 right away to keep the Solar Jobs Bill moving. In parallel, we’re still advocating that the House Finance Committee vote HB 5499 of out committee. We’re in inning 4 of a 9-inning ballgame. But the Solar Jobs Bill is very much still in the game!
Please urge the Senate Energy, Environment & Telecommunications Committee to stand with the Solar Jobs Bill (SB 5499)
|Doug Ericksen (Chair)||42||(360) 786-7682||Doug.Ericksen@leg.wa.gov|
|Tim Sheldon (Vice Chair)||35||(360) 786-7668||Timothy.Sheldon@leg.wa.gov|
|Sharon Brown||8||(360) 786-7614||Sharon.Brown@leg.wa.gov|
|Reuven Carlyle||36||(360) 786-7670||Reuven.Carlyle@leg.wa.gov|
|Steve Hobbs||44||(360) 786-7686||Steve.Hobbs@leg.wa.gov|
|Jim Honeyford||15||(360) 786-7684||Jim.Honeyford@leg.wa.gov|
|Kevin Ranker||40||(360) 786-7678||Kevin.Ranker@leg.wa.gov|
|Lisa Wellman||41||(360) 786-7641||Lisa.Wellman@leg.wa.gov|
You can share with them your own solar story, the Solar Jobs Bill’s serious economic benefits for WA listed below, or much more SolarStrongWA.org. And you can watch the April 6th Senate committee hearing live on TVW.