Buy Clean and Buy Fair Washington Act (HB 2744) - This bill was officially introduced with five sponsors: Representatives Beth Doglio, Davina Duerr, Lauren Davis, Joe Fitzgibbon, and Alex Ramel.
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FYI: ‘Eligible Materials’ are listed on page 3 of the bill (Section 2.3):
“Eligible materials” includes any of the following:
33 (a) Concrete including, but not limited to, cast in place that is
34 used as a structural material, shotcrete, and precast;
35 (b) Carbon steel rebar;
36 © Steel that is used as a structural material;
37 (d) Unit masonry that is used as a structural material;
38 (e) Wood of any type including, but not limited to, wood
39 composites and wood laminated products; and
1 (f) Gauge metal products for roof and floor decking, wall studs,
and floor system studs.
Also, the bill notes that as of July 2023:
(a) Must award the contract to the bid that uses the lower carbon
2 eligible material for projects with bid prices lower than the
3 engineer’s estimate;
4 (b) Must consider awarding a contract to a bid that uses the
5 lower carbon eligible material if the bid is no greater than fifteen
6 percent above the lowest bid for the eligible project; and
7 © May award a contract to a bid that uses the lower carbon
8 eligible material if the bid is greater than fifteen percent above
the lowest bid for the eligible project.
The Buy Clean Buy Fair bill passed out of the Washington House policy committee but didn’t pass out of the House Appropriations committee. See below for a summary from AIA Seattle.
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