This Tuesday (1/26) will be the first hearing for a Buy Clean, Buy Fair bill in the Washington state legislature (HB 1103)
The BlueGreen Alliance and members of labor, industry, and environmental NGOs have been involved in shaping the bill, sponsored by Rep. Duerr. Due to the remote nature of this year’s legislative session, it’s particularly easy for individuals and organizations to sign-in pro to support the bill in advance of the hearing, and also watch the hearing. No testimony is required to comment, although written comments are also an option. The link to comment is here, which closes at 12:30pm PST on 1/26/21. If anyone is inclined to support, it would help move this bill out of committee.
I’ve attached a two-pager about the bill, and you can find the full text in the link above. In brief, the bill would establish disclosure and reporting requirements for structural building materials in state-funded projects. Disclosure requirements would include elements related to both global warming potential of materials (via EPDs) and health and working conditions of facilities. Concrete, steel, and engineered wood are the structural materials in scope. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or comments! Buy Clean Buy Fair 2021 2-Pager v2.pdf (193.8 KB)