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The Hot List goes out almost every week during the state legislative session and contains up to 10 of the most important environmental bills being debated that week.

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Almost every week, during the state legislative session WEC helps develop and distribute the Environmental Community Hot List for the State House and Senate.

hot listThe Hot List contains up to 10 of the most important environmental bills being debated that week. We send the Hot List to legislators, staffers and members of the media.

Because it has input from all the key environmental groups and is because it is quick and easy to read, the Hot List is a helpful and powerful tool for engaging legislators.

If you would like to be included in the inside scoop on the happenings in the capitol, send an email to lisa (at) wecprotects.org

 

March 12 - Special Supplemental State House Hot List
A note on supporting ESSB 6478 to streamline forest and fish agreement-related programs providing funding with accountability.
March 12 - Special Supplemental State Senate Hot List
Important amendments for imposing the oil spill response tax and oil spill administration tax on crude oil received by rail.
March 10 - State Senate Hot List
An important Senate bill needs support this week to fund forest and fish programs.
March 10 - State House Hot List
As session wraps up, a toxics bill needs opposition and a forest funding bill needs support.
March 5 - Special Supplemental State Senate Hot List
A call to action for the Senate to fix the problem created by the chemical industry and support the Toxic-Free Kids and Families Act.
March 3 - State House Hot List
This hotlist reviews the released budgets and outlines actions for a few important bills.
March 3 - State Senate Hot List
This week's hotlist includes operating and capital budgets and important bills still in play.
February 24 - State Senate Hot List
Many important bills in committees that need support - oil transportation safety act, improving efficiency standards, toxic-free kids and families act, and a handful more.
February 24 - State House Hot List
Key bills that are still moving in the House, such increased funding for forest and fish programs, as well as important bills to oppose.
February 17 - State House Hot List
Final House Hot List before the Feb 18th cutoff for bills to pass out of their house of origin.
February 17 - State Senate Hot List
Final Senate Hot List before the 2/18 cutoff for bills to be out of their house of origin
February 10 - State SenateHot List
This week, there are many opportunities to oppose bad bills to protect important environmental standards and progress.
February 10 - State House Hot List
An important week for our Environmental Priorities in the House.
February 5 - Special Supplemental State Senate Hot List
Legislators should oppose SB 6058, allowing incremental electricity produced as a result of efficiency improvements to hydroelectric generation projects.
February 3 - State Senate Hot List
This week, our state Senators have the chance to stand up for a number of good environmental bills.
February 3 - State House Hot List
Our two environmental Priorities are moving forward in the House this week.
January 31 - Special Supplemental State House Hot List
The Growth Management Act is one of our most important environmental protections. The environmental community currently opposes HB 1224.
January 27 - State Senate Hot List
This week, there are many opportunities for Senators to defend important environmental progress made by opposing concerning bills.
January 27 - State House Hot List
The Oil Transportation Safety Act is moving forward in the House this week, among other important bills.
January 22 - Special Supplemental State House Hot List
The Toxic Free Kids and Families Act (ESHB 1294) passed the House in the 2013 legislative session by a vote of 53-44 on final passage. It has been a priority of the environmental community for several years.
January 20 - State House Hot List
This week in the House: introducing the Environmental Priorities Coalition HB 2347 to enhance the safety of oil transportation, defending funding for public lands, maintaining clean job energy policy, and more.
January 20 - State Senate Hot List
This week in the Senate: defending public lands funding, air pollution reduction policy, renewable energy promotion, groundwater pollution prevention, and more.
January 16 - Special Supplemental State House Hot List
This hot list requests co-signers on the House Bill that will close the big oil tax loophole.
January 14 - State House Hot List
The first hot list of the 2014 Legislative Session outlines two important Environmental Priorities: oil transportation safety act and closing the Big Oil tax loophole.
January 14 - State Senate Hot List
The first hot list of the 2014 Legislative Session outlines two important Environmental Priorities: oil transportation safety act and closing the Big Oil tax loophole.
Special Joint Supplemental Hot List for the State House and Senate
We recognize you are faced with tremendously challenging budget choices. That choice for critical environmental programs is about preventing major problems for the future of this state and the quality of life for its citizens. With that context we offer the following suggestions for the House and Senate Budgets.
April 17 - Special Supplemental Hot List
The environmental community supports a strong ESHB 1294 and we ask for a 'YES' vote.
April 15- Special Supplemental Hot List
Occasionally, the environmental community will send out Special Supplemental Hot Lists when important bills reach the Floor. The environmental community opposes ESHB 1950 and we ask for a 'No' vote.
April 15 - State Senate Hot List
Home stretch! Let’s pass a good bill here and say “no” to a very bad one. We can end the session on a high note, let’s do it!
Special Joint Supplemental Hot List
The environmental community’s position on the House and Senate Operating and Capital Budgets.
April 1 - State Senate Hot List
SHB 1017, part of our Clean Energy Solutions priority, has a hearing in the Senate this week. ESB1294, part of our Toxic-Free Kids & Families Act will also be heard in the Senate.
April 1 - State House Hot List
Only three bills on the hot list this week. Two concerning water issues and the third relating to mercury-containing lights.
March 25 - State House Hot List
Governor Inslee's Climate Action Bill passed through the state legislature today! Other things to look for this week: water rights, building codes, and mercury-containing lights.
March 25 - State Senate Hot List
Our Toxic-Free Kids & Families Priority is scheduled for action in the Senate this week.
March 18 - State Senate Hot List
Our Toxic-Free Kids and Family Priority has a public hearing this week. Also on tap: a derelict vessel bill public hearing.
March 18 - State House Hot List
This week in the House we're supporting derelict vessel legislation and opposing a number of bills that will move us backward on water issues, transportation, and energy efficiency.
March 11 - State Senate Hot List
Our Clean Energy Solutions Priority's Climate Action bill may be up for a vote this week. Other bills on tap: coal power, derelict vessels, and water resources.
March 11 - State House Hot List
Our Clean Energy Solutions has two bills in the House this week regarding net metering of electricity and Governor-request legislation for Climate Action.
March 4 - State Senate Hot List
Part of the Clean Energy Solutions Priority, SSB 5802 may be heard on the floor this week. Other issues on tap this week: water management, coal transition power, and changes to the GMA.
March 4 - State House Hot List
It's a busy week in Olympia for our Clean Energy Solutions priority. Two possible bills on the floor for efficiency standards and solar metering, plus a public hearing for Governor's request legislation on Climate Action.
February 25 - State House Hot List
A big week for our Clean Energy Solutions priority with both Governor Inslee's request legislation and solar leasing bills scheduled for a hearing. Also on tap: transportation bills and water related legislation.
February 25 - State Senate Hot List
With the policy cut-off come and gone, it's a busy week in the state Senate. This week: more from Governor-request legislation (that's a part of our Clean Energy Solutions Priority), attacks on MTCA and other water issues.
February 18 - State Senate Hot List
This week in the Senate: Toxic-Free Kids and Families Act, Governor-request climate action, MTCA, and more.
February 18 - State House Hot List
This week in the House: efficiency standards, metering of electricity, water issues, and more.
February 11 - State Senate Hot List
 
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January 28- State House Hot List
 
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January 21-State House Hot List
 
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January 30 - Hot List for State House
 
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January 23-Hot List for State Senate
 
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January 16 - Hot List for State Senate
 
January 16 - Hot List for State House
 
May 25 - Special Supplemental Hot List for State Senate
 
May 24 - Special Supplemental Hot List for State House
 
May 23 - Special Supplemental Hot List for the House and Senate
 
May 17 - Special Supplemental Hot List for State House
 
May 9 - Special Supplemental Hot List for State House
 
April 20 - Hot List for State Senate
 
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April 11 - Hot List for State Senate
 
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April 4 - Hot List for State Senate
 
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March 28 - Hot List for State Senate
 
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March 15 - Special Supplemental Hot List for the STATE SENATE
 
March 21 - Hot List for State Senate
 
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March 14 - Hot List for State Senate
 
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March 7 - Hot List for State Senate
 
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March 2 - Special Supplemental Hot List for the State Senate
 
February 28 - Hot List for State Senate
 
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February 21 - Hot List for State Senate
 
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February 14 - Hot List for State Senate
 
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February 14 - Special Hot List for State Senate
 
February 7 - Hot List for State Senate
 
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January 31 - Hot List for State Senate
 
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January 24 - Hot List for State House
 
January 24 - Hot List for State Senate
 
HOUSE - Special Hot List for March 19, 2010
 
March 10 - Special Hot List for the State House
Possible House Floor Action on the Clean Water Act of 2010
March 9 - Special Hot List on House & Senate Budgets
 
March 8 - Hot List for State Senate
 
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March 1 - Special Hot List on House & Senate Budgets
 
March 1 - Hot List for State Senate
 
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February 22 - Hot List for State Senate
 
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February 15 - Hot List for State Senate
 
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February 11 - Special Hot List for State Senate
 
February 8 - Hot List for State Senate
 
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February 1 - Hot List for State Senate
 
February 1 - Hot List for State House
 
January 29 - Special Hot List for State Senate
 
January 25 - Hot List for State Senate
 
January 25 - Hot List for State House
 
January 18, 2010 - Hot List for State Senate
 
January 18, 2010 - Hot List for State House
 
April 20 - Hot List for the State House
The April 20th Hot List for the Senate gives an update on the Invest in Clean Water Priority, a bill regarding the adjudication of water rights, and the bill that prohibits urban growth area expansion in one hundred year floodplains.
April 20 - Hot List for the State Senate
The April 20th Hot List for the State Senate outlines important movement and potential weakening amendments on The Safe Baby Bottle Bill, as well as an update on the Efficiency First Priority and the bill to promote the use of Electric Vehicles.
April 16 - Special Supplemental Hot List for the State House
This is a Special State House Hot List for Thursday, April 16, 2009. SSB 5840, the bill to amend I-937, the Clean Energy Initiative, is set for Floor action today. We cannot support this bill if ANY substantive amendments are added.
April 13 - Hot List for the State House
Read the April 13 Hot list for the State House for updated movement on the bill to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that was formerly Cap and Invest, plus action on the Efficiency First and Invest in Clean Water Priorities.
April 13 - Hot List for the State Senate
The April 13 Hot List details Senate action on the Invest in Clean Water Priority, as well as the important bill to extend tax incentives for renewable energy sources in Washington.
April 6 - Hot List for the State House
This Hot List details movement on the bill to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (Formerly known as Cap and Invest), the Efficiency First Priority and the Invest in Clean Water Priority.
April 6 - Hot List for the State Senate
This week's Hot List outlines action on the use of tax exemptions for renewable energy projects, as well as movement on the Efficiency First priority and the Invest in Clean Water Priority.
March 30 - Hot List for the State House
The State House Hot List details movement on the Efficiency First Priority, the bill that was formely Cap and Invest, and a bill to improve the effectiveness of water bank and exchange provisions.
March 30 - Hot List for the State Senate
Included in this week's Hot List are updates on the Efficiency First Priority, as well as movement on a bill to reduce urban development in one hundred-year floodplains.
March 23 - Hot List for the State House
The environmental community still supports moving forward with the bill to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (formerly known as the Cap and Invest Priority), and urges the House to improve and strengthen this bill from its current form so that it will actually reduce emissions. Updates on Modifying the Energy Independence Act, and Efficiency First are also included in this week's Hot List.
March 23 - Hot List for the State Senate
Read this week's Hot List for the most recent action on The Safe Baby Bottle Bill, bills regarding the adjudication of water rights, regarding the promotion of electric vehicles, and Efficiency First, a 2009 Environmental Priority.
March 16 - Hot List for the State House
This week's Hot List gives an update on climate-change legislation, including significant changes made to SB 5735, formerly the Cap and Invest priority. Additionally, it details why the environmental community is opposed to "Modifying the Energy Independence Act," which undermines many parts of I-937, the citizens' Clean Energy Initiative that passed in 2006.
March 16 - Hot List for the State Senate
Read this week's Hot List for the State Senate to be updated on bills related to natural resource lands preservation, electric vehicle use, and the Efficiency First Priority.
March 9, 2009 - Hot List for State Senate
This week's issue of the Senate Hot List details possible floor action on the Efficiency First, Transit Oriented Communities, and Cap and Invest Environmental Priority bills, as well as modifications to the Energy Independence Act.
March 9, 2009 - Hot List for State House
This week's Hot List details possible floor action for the Efficiency First, Transit Oriented Communities, and Cap and Invest Environmental Priorities, in addition to a bill for safe collection and disposal of pharmaceutical drugs.
March 5 Special Supplemental Hot List for the State Senate
This Supplemental Hot List for the State Senate highlights the environmental community's opposition to SSB 5840, which will come to a Floor vote soon.
March 2 2009 Hot List for the State House
In addition to providing an update on the Efficiency First priority, this week's Hot List for the State House details possible floor action on bills related to land development and water rights, requiring a rescue tug at Neah Bay, and the Safe Baby Bottle bill.
March 2 2009 Hot List for the State Senate
The March 2 Senate Hot List details important updates on the Efficiency First and Transit Oriented Communities Priorities, and provides the environmental community's stance on several other energy and conservation-related bills.
February 23 2009 Hot List for the State House
The February 23 Hot List for the State House gives an update on different growth management bills, a bill regarding the use of bisphenol A, as well as all four Environmental Priorities.
February 23 2009 Hot List for the State Senate
The February 23 Hot List highlights the environmental community's position on several important bills in the State Senate, and provides an update on all four 2009 Priorities.
February 16 2009 Hot List for the State House
The February 16 Hot List for the State House highlights important action on modifications of the Energy Independence Act, a bill regarding electric vehicles, and movement on all four 2009 Priorities.
February 16 2009 Hot List for the State Senate
This week's Senate Hot List highlights movement on three 2009 Environmental Priorities, and gives updates on water resource management and green building bills.
February 9 Hot List for the State House
The February 9 Hot List for the House highlights action on three out of four Environmental Priorities, and gives an update on several other important bills, including a recycling act for CFLs and a shoreline and growth management act.
February 9 Hot List for the State Senate
The Senate Hot List this week provides an update on the Efficiency First priority, and details the environmental community's position on several water rights bills, as well as a shoreline protection bill.
February 2 Hot List for the State House
This week's Hot List provides an update on several important bills having to do with land and water rights, as well as the Efficiency First and Cap and Invest bills, both Environmental Priorities for the 2009 session.
February 2 Hot List for the State Senate
The February 2 Senate Hot List highlights legislation dealing with the preservation of working farm and forest lands, as well as the movement on two of our Environmental Prioities, Invest in Clean Water and Cap and Invest.
January 26 2009 Hot List for the State House
The January 26 State House Hot List details the environmental community's positions on several crucial water-related bills, as well as movement on the Efficiency First, Creating Transit Oriented Communities, and Invest in Clean Water bills, all current Environmental Priorities.
January 26 2009 Hot List for the State Senate
The January 26 Senate Hot List details the environmental community's positions on several crucial bills, as well as giving an update on the Efficiency First and Invest in Clean Water bills, both current Environmental Priorities.
January 19 2009 Hot List for the State House
The January 19 Senate Hot List details the environmental community's positions on several important Senate bills, including an update on one of the four Environmental Priorities, Creating Transit Oriented Communities.
January 19 2009 Hot List for the State Senate
The January 19 Senate Hot List details the environmental community's positions on important two Senate bills. One ensures that Washington maintains set standards to limit pollution of greenhouse gas emissions, and the other works to improve access to locally grown foods.
End of Session Hot List
The End of Session Hot List provides a recap for the session's bills of note, especially those concerning the environment and social responsibility.
March 10 Hot List for the State Senate
The March 10 Senate Hot List details the environmental community's positions on important environmental Senate bills and budget provisions for the week.
March 10 Hot List for the State House
The March 10 House Hot List details the environmental community's positions on important environmental House bills and budget provisions for the week.
March 3 Hot List for the State Senate
The March 3 Senate Hot List highlights legislation dealing with energy efficiency code changes, phosphorous content in dishwashing detergent, and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
February 29 Special Supplemental Hot List
The February 29 Special Supplemental Hot List highlights legislation dealing with financing for the WA-520 bridge.
February 25 Hot List for the State Senate
The February 25 Senate Hot List highlights legislation dealing with orca whale protection, energy efficiency, and green jobs.
February 25 Hot List for the State House
The February 25 House Hot List highlights legislation dealing with state land interests, marine managed areas, and climate change.
February 18 Hot List for the State Senate
The February 18 Senate Hot List highlights legislation dealing with managed marine areas, goals for vehicle mile reduction, and climate change.
February 18 Hot List for the State House
The February 18 House Hotlist highlights legislation dealing with high efficiency light usage in government buildings, exclusion of car-sharing uses from the rental car tax, and 520 bridge financing.
February 11 Hot List for the State House
The February 11 House Hot List highlights legislation dealing with financing for the 520 bridge, urban forestry, and safe products for children.
February 11 Hot List for the State Senate
The February 11 Senate Hot List highlights legislation dealing with local farms, reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, and setting goals for reduction of vehicle miles travelled.
February 4 Hot List for the State House
The February 4 House Hot List highlights legislation dealing with protection of rural communities, tax breaks for environmentally-friendly businesses, and the growth management act.
February 4 Hot List for the State Senate
The February 4 Senate Hot List highlights legislation dealing with cyclist safety, climate change, and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
January 28 Hot List for the State Senate
The January 28 Senate Hot List highlights legislation about green jobs, safe products for children and energy efficiency.
January 28 Hot List for the State House
The January 28 House Hot List highlights legislation dealing with water rights, tolls, and climate change.
January 21 Hot List for the State Senate
The January 21 Senate Hot List highlights legislation dealing with green jobs, urban green space, and orca protection.
January 21 Hot List for the State House
The January 21 House Hot List highlights legislation dealing with safe products for children, local farms, and flood damage mitigation.

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