Washington Bills Take Aim at Abandoned Properties

Updated 3/28/18: HB 2057 has been signed by Governor Jay Inslee.

Link to Governor's website (approval confirmation)

Link to full text

Updated 3/31/17: HB 2057 and SB 5797 received the following updates:

HB 2057
IN THE SENATE

Mar 8 First reading, referred to Financial Institutions & Insurance.
Mar 14 Public hearing and executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Financial Institutions & Insurance at 8:00 AM. (Committee Materials)
FI - Majority; do pass. (Majority Report)
Mar 16 Passed to Rules Committee for second reading.
Mar 31 Placed on second reading by Rules Committee.

Link to bill

SB 5797
2017 Regular Session

Mar 8 1st substitute bill substituted (FI 17). (View 1st Substitute)
Floor amendment(s) adopted.
Rules suspended. Placed on Third Reading.
Third reading, passed; yeas, 48; nays, 0; absent, 0; excused, 1. (View 1st Engrossed) (View Roll Calls)

IN THE HOUSE

Mar 10 First reading, referred to Judiciary (Not Officially read and referred until adoption of Introduction report).
Mar 21 Public hearing in the House Committee on Judiciary at 10:00 AM. (Committee Materials)
Mar 23 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Judiciary at 1:30 PM. (Committee Materials)
JUDI - Majority; do pass. (Majority Report)
Mar 28 Referred to Rules 2 Review.

Link to bill

Updated 3/6/17: HB 2057 and SB 5797 received the following updates:

HB 2057
March 6, 2017
1st substitute bill substituted (JUDI 17). (View 1st Substitute)
Floor amendment(s) adopted.
Rules suspended. Placed on Third Reading.
Third reading, passed; yeas, 98; nays, 0; absent, 0; excused, 0. (View Roll Calls)

Link to bill 

SB 5797
March 6, 2017
Placed on second reading by Rules Committee.

Link to bill

Legislation Update
February 15, 2017

Washington

HB 2057

HB 2036

 

SB 5797

Additional Resource:

The Spokesman-Review (Spokane seeks help from the Washington Legislature to fight foreclosed ‘zombie properties’)

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