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Gas, electrical companies encouraged to provide customers with landscaping information and to request voluntary donations for urban forestry.

*** CHANGE IN 2021 *** (SEE 1216-S2.SL) ***
*** CHANGE IN 2021 *** (SEE 1114-S.SL) ***
(1) Gas companies and electrical companies under this chapter are encouraged to provide information to their customers regarding landscaping that includes tree planting for energy conservation.
(2)(a) Gas companies and electrical companies under this chapter may request voluntary donations from their customers for the purposes of urban forestry. The request may be in the form of a check-off on the billing statement or other form of a request for a voluntary donation.
(b) Voluntary donations collected by gas companies and electrical companies under this section may be used by the gas companies and electrical companies to:
(i) Support the development and implementation of evergreen community ordinances, as that term is defined in RCW 35.105.010, for cities, towns, or counties within their service areas; or
(ii) Complete projects consistent with the model evergreen community management plans and ordinances developed under RCW 35.105.050.
(c) Donations received under this section do not contribute to the gross income of a light and power business or gas distribution business under chapter 82.16 RCW.


Short title2008 c 299: See note following RCW 35.105.010.
Findings1993 c 204: See note following RCW 35.92.390.
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