State Legislative Watch 

The Alliance for Water Efficiency monitors and lists U.S. federal and state-level legislation relating to water efficiency and conservation. Legislation is listed alphabetically by state. Check back often for updates. If there are bills in your state not listed here, please email the information to us.  

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U.S. States

California

AB 1668 - Water Management Planning 

Status/History: As of May 31, 2018, approved by the Governor, and chaptered by the Secretary of State. [Full Text]

Sponsor: Assembly Member Laura Friedman. Coauthor: Senator Robert Hertzberg.

SB 606 - Water Management Planning 

Status/History: As of May 31, 2018, approved by the Governor, and chaptered by the Secretary of State. [Full Text]

Sponsor: Senator Robert Hertzberg. Coauthor: Assembly Member Laura Friedman.

SB 966Onsite Treated Nonpotable Water Systems 

Status: As of June 11, 2018, referred to Assembly Committee on Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials. Committee hearing date set for June 26, 2018.

Sponsors: Senator Scott Wiener; Coauthors: Assembly Members Cristina Garcia and Blanca Rubio.

Summary: This bill would, on or before December 1, 2022, require the state board, in consultation with the California Building Standards Commission, to adopt regulations for risk-based water quality standards for the onsite treatment and reuse of nonpotable water, as provided, etc. [Full Text]

History: This bill was first read on January 31, 2018. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. Referred to Com. on EQ. on February 8, 2018. Set for public hearing on April 4, 2018. The Committee on Environmental Quality held a hearing on April 4 and voted to pass it out of committee... [Full History]

Click here to download AWE Letter of Support for SB 966 (PDF)

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Hawaii

HB 2248 HD1 - A Bill for an Act Relating to Consumer Protection. 

Status: As of March 1, 2018, re-referred to EEP, FIN, referral sheet 30.

Sponsors: Rep. Chris Lee; Rep. Della Au Belatti, et. al. 

Summary: Requires the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs to adopt state appliance efficiency standards to save consumers' money while conserving energy and water resources. [Full Text]

History: This bill was introduced and first read on January 24, 2018. On February 8, 2018 amended as shown in v HD1. See Companion Bill SB 2935 SD1. 

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Rhode Island

SB 2362An Act Relating To Public Utilities And Carriers-the Energy And Consumer Savings Act Of 2005 

Status: As of April 11, 2018, Committee recommended measure be held for further study.

Sponsors: Senator Jeanine Calkin; Senator Susan Sosnowski, et. al. 

Summary: Establishes minimum energy and water efficiency standards for certain products sold or installed in the state. [Full Text]

History: This bill was introduced on February 15, 2018, then referred to Senate Environment and Agriculture.

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Vermont

HB 410 - An act relating to adding products to Vermont’s energy efficiency standards for appliances and equipment 

Status: On May 21, 2018, signed by Governor. Last Recorded Action: Senate 5/21/2018 - House message: Governor approved bill on May 21, 2018

Sponsors: Rep. Marcia Gardner, Rep. Curtis McCormack, et al.

Summary: This bill would modify appliance and plumbing fixture efficiency standards in the State of Vermont. It includes faucets, showerheads, toilets, and urinals. [Text, etc.]

History: This bill was first read on February 23, 2017, and referred to the Committee on Energy and Technology.

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Washington

HB 2327 - 2017-18 - Concerning appliance efficiency standards 

Status: (In the Senate) On March 8, by resolution, returned to House Rules Committee for third reading. See Summary link below for latest status.

Sponsors: Rep. Jeff Morris, Rep. Zack Hudgins, et al.

Summary: This bill would modify appliance and plumbing fixture efficiency standards in the State of Washington. It includes faucets, showerheads, toilets, and urinals. [Text, etc.]

History: This bill had its first reading on January 8, 2018 and was referred to the House Technology & Economic Development Committee.

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