Rep. Griffey bill to help the mobile fueling industry passes the Senate

The Washington State Senate, Wednesday, unanimously passed Rep. Dan Griffey's bill to help bring the mobile fueling industry to the state.

“Obviously, I'm very pleased to see this legislation get to this stage in the process,” said Griffey, R-Allyn. “This would provide our state with a unique business growth opportunity, and, thanks to this bill, it would be administered safely and effectively.”

On-demand mobile fuel trucks provide a valuable service for anyone who doesn't have time to stop at a gas station, or for someone who gets stranded with an empty tank. This service already exists but it's new to Washington. House Bill 2783, which overwhelmingly passed out of the House last month, would greatly enhance the mobile fueling industry's ability to be successful in Washington.

“This industry would help Washington's economy because mobile on-demand fueling would bring additional business opportunities to our state,” said Griffey. “However, it's also important to point out that this bill would also help ensure the public's safety.”

Griffey said stakeholders worked together to establish a fee, as part of the bill, that would pay for the program so local jurisdictions would not be left with the cost.

The bill now awaits the governor's signature to become state law.

The 2020 legislative session is scheduled to adjourn March 12.

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Washington State House Republican Communications
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