39.26.300  <<  39.26.310 >>   39.26.900

Purchasing and procurement policiesProducts containing hydrofluorocarbonsReport to the legislature.

(1) The department shall establish purchasing and procurement policies that provide a preference for products that:
(a) Are not restricted under RCW 70.235.080;
(b) Do not contain hydrofluorocarbons or contain hydrofluorocarbons with a comparatively low global warming potential;
(c) Are not designed to function only in conjunction with hydrofluorocarbons characterized by a comparatively high global warming potential; and
(d) Were not manufactured using hydrofluorocarbons or were manufactured using hydrofluorocarbons with a low global warming potential.
(2) No agency may knowingly purchase products that are not accorded a preference in the purchasing and procurement policies established by the department pursuant to subsection (1) of this section, unless there is no cost-effective and technologically feasible option that is accorded a preference.
(3) Nothing in this section requires the department or any other state agency to breach an existing contract or dispose of stock that has been ordered or is in the possession of the department or other state agency as of July 28, 2019.
(4) By December 1, 2020, and each December 1st of even-numbered years thereafter, the department must submit a status report to the appropriate committees of the house of representatives and senate regarding the implementation and compliance of the department and state agencies with this section.

NOTES:

FindingIntent2019 c 284: See note following RCW 70.235.080.
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