Legislation to reestablish the Sustainable Aviation Biofuels Workgroup had its first hearing in the House during today’s meeting of the Technology & Economic Development Committee.

Washington State University testified in support of the bill along with sponsor Sen. Andy Billig and the Port of Seattle on SB 6563, which would require WSU’s Office of Clean Technology to convene the previously established workgroup of aviation biofuel stakeholders.

WSU issued support for the bill back in January when it was heard before the Senate Energy, Environment & Technology Committee. Since then the bill passed unanimously off the Senate floor. It is currently scheduled to be voted on in the House committee next week in advance of its Feb. 23 deadline.

The full video of today’s public hearing on SB 6563 can be viewed below