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April 24, 2017

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Week 15: WSBA Bills Signed into Law

by WSBA
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Last week, Gov. Inslee signed into law both WSBA-request bills, Senate Bill 5011 and Substitute Senate Bill 5012.

Washington's Capitol in OlyLast week, the Legislature entered the final week of the regular session, and Gov. Inslee called the Legislature into its first special session, beginning at 10 a.m. today (April 24).

Bar-Request Bills
On April 17, Gov. Inslee signed into law both WSBA-request bills, Senate Bill 5011 and Substitute Senate Bill 5012.

Watch bill signing.

Bills of Interest
Senate Bill 5040, sponsored by Sen. Jamie Pedersen, (D-43), which makes technical corrections to the Uniform Business Organizations Code to clarify recent statutory changes, was also signed into law by the governor April 17. WSBA’s Business Law Section previously testified in support of this bill.

Watch bill signing.

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  1. Edward Hiskes
    May 25 2017

    You forgot to mention the Senate bill which requires membership approval in a referendum before a WSBA license fee increase can be imposed upon those members.

    From: Washington State Legislature Bills [mailto:Bills@updates.leg.wa.gov]
    Sent: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 2:29 PM
    To: Rajeev Majumdar
    Subject: 09 – May 23, 2017 – By resolution, reintroduced and retained in present status.

    You are subscribed to SB 5721-2017-18 for Washington State Legislature Bills. This information has recently been updated, and is now available.

    09 – May 23, 2017 – By resolution, reintroduced and retained in present status.

    Bill Description – Requiring the Washington state bar association to obtain an affirmative vote prior to increasing bar dues for membership.

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