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UNCLAIMED PROPERTY  (See REVENUE, DEPARTMENT)
UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION  UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION RSS Feed
               
Conservation corps, certain nonprofit programs, exemption from rates of compensation provisions in certain cases: SB 5538, * SSB 5538, CH 56 (2011)
Contractors, misclassification of workers as independent contractors, violations and penalties: HB 1701, 2ESHB 1701, SB 5599
Corporate officers, unemployment benefits, authorizing certain officers to receive: HB 2344, ESHB 2344
Employment assistance program, providing placement services with private employers: SB 6358
Experience rating, predecessor-successor relationships: HB 2491, * SHB 2491, CH 2 (2012)
Farm internship pilot project, establishment and relationship to unemployment compensation: SB 6392, ESSB 6392
Maritime service, excluding services by person on boat catching fish from definition of employment: HB 2691
Notices from employment security department, changing mailing requirements: HB 1677, * SSB 5067, CH 301 (2011)
Sports officials, amateur, services performed not to be considered employment for certain unemployment compensation purposes: HB 1636, * ESHB 1636, CH 264 (2011)
Unemployment insurance modernization funding, dispersal to states: SJM 8000
Unemployment insurance program, modifications to benefits and social tax provisions: * EHB 1091, CH 4 (2011)
Unemployment insurance program, modifications to extended benefits, dependent allowances, and social tax provisions: SHB 1091
Unemployment insurance program, temporary modifications: HB 1090, * SB 5135, CH 3 (2011), SSB 5135
Unemployment insurance, benefit charging relief, providing for certain part-time employers in certain cases: HB 2339
Unemployment tax, requesting that U.S. department of labor provide state with tax relief equal to other states': * SJM 8008 (2011)
Washington service corps, funding and other provisions, including job creation projects: SB 6405
Washington service corps, minor public works, funding and other provisions: SSB 6405
UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE  (See LICENSING, DEPARTMENT)
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Governmental services, interstate provision of, commission drafting of law enabling contracts among states: SB 5739
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON  (See COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES)
USE TAX  (See TAXES - USE TAX)
UTILITIES  UTILITIES RSS Feed
               (See also ENERGY)
Alternative energy, siting of alternative energy resource facilities: SB 6353
Alternative energy, siting of small alternative energy resource facilities: HB 1081, SHB 1081, SB 5228, SSB 5228, SB 6018
Ambulance service utilities, city and town allocation of funds toward cost of utility: HB 1596, * SHB 1596, CH 139 (2011), SB 5493, SSB 5493
Benton REA, 75th anniversary, recognizing: * SR 8698 (2012)
Billing of tenants, residential multiunit buildings, requirements for billing tenants for utilities separately from rent: HB 1778
Biofuel processing facilities, provisions concerning construction and enlargement: HB 2296, SHB 2296
Biomass energy, defining as eligible renewable resource: SB 6400
Biomass facilities, value in property tax levy limit calculations: HB 2708, SHB 2708
Biomass, biomass-fueled facilities seeking eligible renewable resource designation, fee: HB 2654, SB 6396
Biomass, combustion, requesting that the EPA include emissions in calculating greenhouse gas emissions: HJM 4002
Biomass, facilities, modifying various provisions: * ESSB 5575, CH 22 (2012)
Biomass, facilities, recognizing certain biomass energy facilities as using eligible renewable resources: ESB 5575, * ESSB 5575, CH 22 (2012)
City utility infrastructure local sales and use tax for certain small cities, authorizing: SB 5683
Clean energy facilities, utilities to make standard offer contracts available to eligible facilities: HB 1762
Coal plant transition and decommissioning advisory board, creation: HB 1825
Coal power plants, full cost accounting of environmental expenses, reporting requirements: HB 2750
Coal transition power, provisions concerning: HB 2783, SHB 2783
Coal-fired electric generating facility transition advisory board, creation: SSB 5769
Coal-fired electric generating facility transition and decommissioning advisory board, creation: SB 5769
Coal-fired power generation facilities, decommissioning: HB 1825, SB 5769
Coal-fired power generation facilities, repealing sales tax exemption in order to fund basic health plan enrollment: HB 1847, SB 5816
Coal-fired power generation facilities, transitioning and decommissioning: SSB 5769, * E2SSB 5769, CH 180 (2011)
Conservation, department of commerce advisory opinion on utility's meeting of targets: * SSB 6414, CH 254 (2012)
Conservation, WSU extension energy program advisory opinion on utility's meeting of targets: HB 2688, SHB 2688, SB 6414
Distributed generation biomass energy facilities, recognizing as using eligible renewable resources: SB 5951
Distributed generation, counting solar energy system output at double the system's output: 2ESHB 1365
Distributed generation, modifying definition for purposes of energy independence act: HB 1365
Electric companies, investment in plant or other property, utilities and transportation commission determination of prudence: HB 1268
Electric or gas companies, providing energy consumption usage information to customers: SB 6398
Electric or gas companies, resource acquisition by, utilities and transportation commission to consider environmental impact: SB 5339
Electric, conservation in excess of biennial target, using toward subsequent biennial target: SB 6558
Electric, customer-generated, investment cost-recovery incentives, certain components to be manufactured by certain entities: SB 6580
Electric, electric utility resource plans, modifying definition of lowest reasonable cost: SB 6370
Electric, fuel mix disclosures to customers, defining null power and nonpower attributes for disclosures: SB 6019
Electric, fuel mix disclosures to customers, prohibiting use of tradable evidence of nonpower attributes as declared resource: SB 5809
Electric, instituting categorical exemption from state environmental policy act for certain electrical facilities: HB 2236
Electric, integrated resource plans, consistency with statute to be acknowledged by order: SB 5424
Electric, public utility net metering provisions: HB 1049, SHB 1049, HB 2243, SB 6106
Electric, utility authority to establish energy efficiency improvement loan fund: HB 2297, SHB 2297
Electricity, null power electricity, defining: HB 1712, SHB 1712, SB 5510, SSB 5510
Electricity, purchase by utilities, narrowing requirement: HB 2124, HB 2682, SB 5964, SB 6418
Energy independence act, amending conservation target provisions: HB 2654, SB 6396
Energy storage facilities, extending investment cost recovery incentive to include: HB 2198
Energy storage facilities, using to meet annual renewable energy conservation targets: HB 2180
Energy storage systems, extending integrated resource planning to include: SHB 2198
Excise tax, county authority to impose excise tax on privilege of engaging in business as a utility: HB 2728, HB 2801, SB 6521
Facilities, application for siting permit, notifying U.S. department of defense upon receipt of application: HB 1570, * SHB 1570, CH 261 (2011)
Facilities, electric generating, narrowing utility purchase requirement: HB 2124, HB 2682, SB 5964, SB 6418
Facilities, siting of alternative energy resource facilities: SB 6353
Facilities, siting of small alternative energy resource facilities: HB 1081, SHB 1081, SB 5228, SSB 5228, SB 6018
Facilities, within western electricity coordinating council boundaries, "eligible renewable resource" definition to include: HB 1515
Gas or electric companies, providing energy consumption usage information to customers: SB 6398
Geothermal facilities, value in property tax levy limit calculations: HB 2708, SHB 2708
Geothermal resources, distribution of funds from geothermal account: SSB 5086
Geothermal resources, use for commercial electricity production: SB 5086, SSB 5086
High-efficiency cogeneration, modifying definition: SB 6560
Hunger programs, voluntary donations to, authority of public utility districts and other utilities to request and receive: HB 1211, * SHB 1211, CH 226 (2011)
Hunger programs, voluntary donations to, authority of public utility districts to request and receive: SB 5499, SSB 5499
Hydroelectric generation, analysis of treatment as eligible renewable resource: HB 2120
Hydroelectric generation, classification as renewable energy resource: HB 1125, HB 1890, HB 2101, HB 2120, HJR 4202
Hydroelectric generation, environmental redispatch, classification as eligible renewable resource: SB 5980
Integrated resource planning, extending to include energy storage systems: SHB 2198
Integrated resource plans, electric utilities, provisions: SB 5424
Joint municipal utility services act: HB 1332, * ESHB 1332, CH 258 (2011), SB 5198, SSB 5198
Light and power businesses, tax credit for business as part of renewable energy investment cost recovery program: HB 1144, SHB 1144, 2E2SHB 1144
Management and provision of utility services, creating joint municipal utility services authorities: HB 1332, * ESHB 1332, CH 258 (2011), SB 5198, SSB 5198
Manufactured home communities, unoccupied mobile lots in, utility rates and charges: HB 1746, SB 5447
Nonpower attributes, defining: SB 6559, SSB 6559
Nuclear energy facilities, state goals for construction: HB 1513, SB 5564
Preliminary energy audits or asset ratings, electric or gas companies providing to customers: SB 6398
Public utility districts, authority of districts to provide retail telecommunications services: HB 1711
Public utility districts, bordering Columbia river, supplying water and electric energy for or from pumped storage generating facility: SB 6044
Public utility districts, bordering Columbia river, supplying water for pumped storage generating facilities: HB 2616, * SSB 6044, CH 246 (2012)
Public utility districts, employees, deferred compensation or supplemental savings plan for retirement: * HB 1618, CH 30 (2011), SB 5281
Public utility districts, lien authority for districts providing water or sewer service: HB 1616
Public utility districts, payment of privilege tax to county, distribution of revenue in certain cases: SB 5595, SSB 5595, * 2SSB 5595, CH 361 (2011)
Public utility districts, voluntary donations to hunger programs, authority to request and receive: HB 1211, * SHB 1211, CH 226 (2011), SB 5499, SSB 5499
Public utility districts, water and sewer bills, district authority to request contributions to help low-income customers with payment: HB 1572, * ESHB 1572, CH 29 (2011), SB 5362
Public utility districts, water system, sale of system to city or town without approval of voters: * HB 1407, CH 285 (2011), SB 5248
Purchases, narrowing requirement that utilities purchase electricity, renewable energy credits, or electric generating facilities: HB 2124, HB 2682, SB 5964, SB 6418
Qualifying utility, criteria for, state auditor role establishing a utility's qualifications: SB 6552
Qualifying utility, defining for purposes of energy independence act: HB 1836, SB 5357, SB 6101, SB 6552
Rate proceedings, before utilities and transportation commission, placing burden of proof on utility: HB 1752
Renewable energy, annual conservation targets, amending energy independence act provisions: HB 2654, SB 6396
Renewable energy, annual conservation targets, developing advanced renewable resource compliance credits: HB 2557
Renewable energy, annual conservation targets, using energy storage facility to meet targets: HB 2180
Renewable energy, biomass, recognizing certain distributed generation facilities as using eligible renewable resources: SB 5951
Renewable energy, credits, narrowing utility purchase requirement: HB 2124, HB 2682, SB 5964, SB 6418
Renewable energy, credits, provisions: SB 6400
Renewable energy, credits, thermal energy: HB 2556
Renewable energy, defining null power: HB 1712, SHB 1712, SB 5510
Renewable energy, department of commerce advisory opinion on utility's meeting of targets: * SSB 6414, CH 254 (2012)
Renewable energy, facilities in marine waters, siting policy guidance deadline: SB 6168
Renewable energy, investment cost recovery program for solar energy systems and wind generators: SB 6580
Renewable energy, investment cost recovery program, extending incentive to energy storage facilities: HB 2198
Renewable energy, WSU extension energy program advisory opinion on utility's meeting of targets: HB 2688, SHB 2688, SB 6414
Renewable resources, adding spent pulping liquors and algae liquors to definition: SB 6561, SSB 6561
Renewable resources, definition to include municipal solid waste: HB 2005
Renewable resources, eligible, provisions: SB 6400, SSB 6561
Renewable resources, energy independence act targets, qualifying residential distributed generation utilities: SB 6367
Renewable resources, energy independence act targets, temporarily suspending certain provisions: HB 1890, SB 5563
Renewable resources, recognizing certain biomass energy facilities as using eligible renewable resources: ESB 5575, * ESSB 5575, CH 22 (2012)
Service contracts, provisions: SHB 2218
Sewer utility charges, collection of delinquent charges by county, alternative lien procedures: HB 1852, SHB 1852
Solar facilities, value in property tax levy limit calculations: HB 2708, SHB 2708
Tax, authority of county to impose county utility tax: HB 1920, SB 5441
Thermal energy recovery, transmission, and distribution as part of projects for carbon dioxide mitigation: SB 5509, SSB 5509, SB 6012
Thermal energy, eligibility for renewable energy credits: HB 2556
Thermal energy, qualifying as alternative energy resource, electric utility customer option to purchase: HB 2664, * ESHB 2664, CH 112 (2012), SB 6450
Underground utilities, excavation procedures and creation of underground damage prevention authorities: HB 1634
Underground utilities, excavation procedures and establishment of dispute resolution service to reduce facility damage: SHB 1634
Underground utility damage prevention act, establishing excavation procedures and reducing facility damage: * E2SHB 1634, CH 263 (2011) PV
Underground utility damage prevention act, modifying effective date for RCW 19.122.130: HB 2223, * ESHB 2223, CH 96 (2012), SB 6220
Wastewater companies, regulation by utilities and transportation commission: SB 5034, SSB 5034, * 2SSB 5034, CH 214 (2011)
Wastewater companies, regulatory fees, technical statutory cross-reference corrections: * HB 2653, CH 111 (2012), SB 6214
Wind energy projects, application for siting permit, notifying U.S. department of defense upon receipt of application: HB 1375
UTILITIES AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION  UTILITIES AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION RSS Feed
               (See also STATE AGENCIES AND DEPARTMENTS)
Battery charging facilities for electric vehicles, barring the commission from regulating: HB 1571, * SHB 1571, CH 28 (2011), SB 5440, SSB 5440
Coal power plants, full cost accounting of environmental expenses, reporting requirements: HB 2750
Coal-fired power generation facilities, commission role in transitioning: * E2SSB 5769, CH 180 (2011)
Electric companies, investment in plant or other property, commission determination of prudence: HB 1268
Electric or gas companies, resource acquisition by, commission to consider environmental impact: SB 5339
Electric utilities, integrated resource plans, consistency with statute to be acknowledged by commission order: SB 5424
Ferries, commercial, removing Puget Sound commercial ferries from commission jurisdiction: SB 5409
Hydroelectric generation, analysis of treatment as eligible renewable resource, commission role: HB 2120
Local exchange companies, commission role in regulatory parity: HB 1587, SB 5615
Railroad safety, advisory committee on, creation within commission: HB 1978, SB 5847
Railroad safety, commission to develop rules to improve safety and operations: HB 1978, SB 5847
Towing businesses, fees and rates for tow truck services and vehicle storage: HB 2372
Underground utilities, excavation procedures and underground damage prevention authorities, commission role: HB 1634
Underground utilities, excavation procedures and underground damage prevention, commission role: SHB 1634
Underground utility damage prevention act, commission role in establishing excavation procedures and reducing facility damage: * E2SHB 1634, CH 263 (2011) PV
Underground utility damage prevention act, modifying effective date for RCW 19.122.130: HB 2223, * ESHB 2223, CH 96 (2012), SB 6220
Utilities, rate proceedings before commission, placing burden of proof on utility: HB 1752
Wastewater companies, regulation by commission: SB 5034, SSB 5034, * 2SSB 5034, CH 214 (2011)