Legislative Action

Monday Minute- April 3, 2023

WSCAI members,

We have passed another milestone in this legislative session; the Policy Committee Cutoff (opposite houses) was on March 29. This means that except for the House Fiscal committee and the Senate Ways & Means and Transportation committees, any bills that did not pass through committee consideration are unlikely to proceed further this year.

Starting Monday, April 3, the focus is on floor action in both chambers and finalizing the budget. You can tune into TVW to watch the action live, or a recording of the action, for the bills that interest you.

The bills we are currently working on are:

SHB 1043 – Rep. McEntire – Concerning association records in common interest communities. (Support) In Senate Rules Committee. 

HB 1054 – Rep. Walen – Addressing the authority of owners’ associations in common interest communities to regulate or limit occupancy by unrelated persons. (Concerns) In Senate Rules Committee. 

SHB 1101 – Rep. Taylor – Providing for tenant screening in common interest communities. (Support) Passed both chambers and is on the way to the Governor’s Desk. 

E2SHB 1110 – Rep. Bateman – Increasing middle housing in areas traditionally dedicated to single-family detached housing. (Neutral) In Senate Ways & Means Committee. 

HB 1199 – Rep. Senn – Addressing licensed childcare in common interest communities. (Concerns) On the Senate Floor. 

EHB 1337 – Rep. Gregerson – Expanding housing options by easing barriers to the construction and use of accessory dwelling units. (Concerns) On the Senate Floor. 

HB 1349 – Rep. Orwall – Concerning foreclosure protections. (Support) On the Senate Floor. 

2SHB 1474 – Rep. Taylor – Creating the covenant homeownership account and program to address the history of housing discrimination due to racially restrictive real estate covenants in Washington state. (Support) In Senate Ways & Means Committee. 

HB 1507 – Rep. Entenman – Concerning fair housing training for officers or board members in common interest communities. (Support) Was not voted out of Senate Law & Justice Committee. 

EHB 1636 – Rep. Orwall – Concerning foreclosure protections for homeowners in common interest communities. (Support) In the Senate Rules Committee.

SB 5058 – Sen. Padden – Exempting buildings with 12 or fewer units that are no more than two stories from the definition of a multiunit residential building. (Neutral) In the House Rules Committee. 

SSB 5235 – Sen. Shewmake – Concerning accessory dwelling units. (Concerns) In House Rules Committee.  

SSB 5258 – Sen. Shewmake – Increasing the supply and affordability of condominium units and townhouses as an option for homeownership. (Support) On the Senate Floor. (Necessary to Implement the Budget, therefore not subject to deadlines)

ESSB 5466 – Sen. Liias – Promoting transit-oriented development. (Neutral) In House Capital Budget Committee. 

 

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Sincerely,

The WSCAI LAC

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WSCAI’s Legislative Action Committee (LAC)

Chair:

Michael Brandt, Esq.
mbrandt@brandtlawgroup.com

Vice Chair:

Hilary Bublitz, CMCA, AMS
hilary@mcca.info

Board Liaison:

Cameron S. Hazen, CMCA, AMS
cameron@condoconsultingsvc.com

Committee Members:
  • Gregory B. Coxey, Esq.
  • Dawn Bauman, CAE
  • Jackie Davis
  • Linda Hanson
  • Kathryn Hedrick
  • Brian Mackey
  • Dean Martin, Esq.
  • Krystelle Purkey
  • Anthony Rafel, Esq.
  • Patrick J. Rooney, CMCA, AMS, PCAM
  • Mary Ann Smith
  • Thomas Tollifson

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WSCAI supports effective state regulation that ensures community association housing is developed, maintained, governed, and managed with sound public policy objectives and standards that protect homeowners, volunteer board members, management and the community association as a whole.

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