Legislation

ROLE OF THE SECTION

The Section is guided by the Legislation and Court Rule Comment Policy of the Washington State Bar Association. The Section principally reviews Bills that are referred to it by the Bar and by our members. The Section strives not to take policy positions and acts to help inform members of the State Legislature on pending and proposed Bills. The Section also acts to propose amendments when they are deemed appropriate and in the interest of our members.
If you have a question or comment on a pending Bill, please let us know. For Probate & Trust Bills contact Stephanie Taylor. For Real Property Bills contact Annie Fitzsimmons.
We also urge you to contact your State representative. Find your State Legislators here.

Real Property, Probate & Trust Section of the Washington State Bar Association Legislative Activities and Positions 2017 Legislative Session

 
Passed Legislation 2016 Legislative Session
 
2016 Probate and Trust Legislation

ESSB 5209 - Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act, Signed by Governor Inslee on March 31, 2016

ESSB 5635 - Uniform Power of Attorney Act, Signed by Governor Inslee on April 1, 2016


2016 Real Property Legislation
SB 6553 - Concerning the distribution of real property sale proceeds
HB 2723 - Modifying certain provisions governing foreclosures
HB 2628 - Concerning government ownership of vacant or undeveloped land for extended periods of time
HB 2657 - Requiring residential real property transfers and assignments to be recorded
SB 6382 - Extending the timeline for short plats
HB 2674 - Concerning the processing of quick titles by subagents
SB 6349 - Implementing requirements for the condemnation of real property
SB 6319 - Modifying the definition of residential real property in homeowners' associations
HB 2603 - Revising county road vacation authority
HB 2567 - Concerning the approval of minutes from annual meetings of homeowners' associations
HB 2537/SB 6291 - Concerning tenant screening
HB 2498 -Establishing a process for the payment of impact fees through provisions stipulated in recorded covenants
HB 2493/SB 6286 - Concerning current use valuation for land primarily used for commercial horticultural purposes
HB 2480 - Concerning notice against trespass
SB 6143 - Clarifying tenant remedies upon landlords' failure to perform duties
HB 2375 - Allowing appraisers to place a lien on property for unpaid balances for services rendered
HB 2367 - Requiring internet notice of a trustee's sale
HB 2353 - Concerning actions for trespass upon a business owner's premises
HB 1029 - Concerning private road maintenance agreements
HB 2306 - Concerning current use valuation for farm and agricultural land
HB 2243/SB 6508 - Encouraging private landowners to allow public access to their land
HB 2240 - Concerning the reserve studies for certain unit owners' associations
SB 6125 - Concerning eminent domain
SB 6089 - Prohibiting the use of eminent domain for economic development
HB 2311 - Addressing notice requirements for land use applications and decisions
HB 2292 - Concerning adverse possession
HB 2245 - Addressing vesting in urban growth areas with recently added territory
SB 6030 - Clarifying tenant's remedies upon landlord's failure to perform duties
HB 2232 - Expanding the duties and obligations of manufactured/mobile home community landlords
HB 2218/SB 6031 - Concerning lake and beach management districts
HB 2168 – Concerning minimum Room area and floor area square footage requirements for single-family residential areas
HB 2120 – Concerning actions for damage to real property resulting from construction, alteration, or repair on adjacent property

Real Property, Probate & Trust Section of the Washington State Bar Association Legislative Activities and Positions 2013

 

Real Property Activities and Positions
Probate & Trust Activities and Positions
Real Property, Probate & Trust Section of the Washington State Bar Association Legislative Activities and Positions 2012 Real Property Activities and Positions
Real Property, Probate & Trust Section of the Washington State Bar Association Legislative Activities and Positions 2011 Real Property Activities and Positions
Probate & Trust Activities and Positions

 

Real Property, Probate & Trust Section of the Washington State Bar Association Legislative Activities and Positions 2010 Summary of 2010 Activity and Positions


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