80.28.290  <<  80.28.300 >>   80.28.303

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

(1) Gas companies and electrical companies under this chapter are highly 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 urban forestry ordinances, as that term is defined in RCW 76.15.010, for cities, towns, or counties within their service areas;
(ii) Complete projects consistent with the urban forestry management plans and ordinances developed under RCW 76.15.090; or
(iii) Fund a tree planting program for energy conservation that accomplishes the goals established under RCW 80.28.260(2) (a) through (k).
(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.


Reviser's note: This section was amended by 2021 c 11 § 7 and by 2021 c 209 § 14, each without reference to the other. Both amendments are incorporated in the publication of this section under RCW 1.12.025(2). For rule of construction, see RCW 1.12.025(1).
FindingsIntent2021 c 209: See note following RCW 76.15.005.
FindingsIntent2021 c 11: See note following RCW 35.92.355.
Short title2008 c 299: See note following RCW 76.15.020.
Findings1993 c 204: See note following RCW 35.92.390.
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