Washington Paint Stewardship Activities

HB 1652concerning paint stewardship, would create a paint recycling program for Washington's residents and businesses.

The bill passed out of the House Environment & Energy committee and Appropriations committee and awaits House floor vote. Note the Legislature determined this bill is "necessary to implement the budget," because the paint fee is taxable, and is therefore not bound by the regular bill cutoff dates.

Watch video of the February 5 and March 14 hearings on TVW.
The legislature's website now allows online comments on bills.

Paint stewardship is supported by businesses, local governments, and environmental organizations. The legislature has considered but not passed similar legislation since 2012. Similar industry-funded and run paint stewardship programs exist in eight states and the District of Columbia, while British Columbia's program began in 1994.

Tools for Local Government in Washington

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