Governor Inslee signs into law Rep. Griffey’s bill to help the mobile fueling industry

Mobile fueling businesses received a boost today, as Gov. Jay Inslee signed into law Rep. Dan Griffey's bill to help the industry thrive in Washington state.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines, Griffey, R-Allyn, was not in attendance for the signing, but he was following the proceedings from home.

“I'm very excited to see this legislation become law,” said Griffey. “This will give Washington another opportunity for business growth. It's also very timely, as safety measures due to COVID-19 continue to increase. Mobile fueling provides another way for people to avoid going out in public, but still have the resources they need to function.”

House Bill 2783, which overwhelmingly passed both the House and Senate, will greatly enhance the mobile fueling industry's ability to be successful in Washington.

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.

“This industry will be beneficial to Washington's economy because it will create new business opportunities for our state,” said Griffey. “However, I want to point out that this bill is also designed to ensure that mobile fueling is done appropriately and safely.”

The bill will officially become law June 10, 90 days after the 2020 session ended.

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