LLA Legislation

Law Changes as of June 11, 2020

SB6378 Additional Restrictions and follow-up to SB5600

Requires a landlord to alter rent-due-date if requested. Removes a landlords 3-strikes pay-or-vacate notice exemption from judicial discretion.

HB2535 No Late Fees Owed for the First Five Days after Rent-Due-Date

HB1694 Installment Plans for Deposits, Fees and Last Month’s Rent

Law Changes as of July 28, 2019

Law Change as of September 30, 2018

HB2578 Source of Income

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Bill  Bill Bill Description Sponsor Committee
SB5160 Addressing landlord-tenant relations by providing certain tenant protections during and after public health emergencies, providing for legal representation in eviction cases, and authorizing landlord access to state rental assistance programs. Kuderer, Liias, Conway, Das, Lovelett, Saldaña, Wilson, C. referred to Housing & Local Government
SB5139 Limiting rent increases after expiration of the governor’s eviction moratorium DasLovelettDarneilleHunt, Liias, NguyenWilson, C. referred to Housing & Local Government
HB1236 Protecting residential tenants from the beginning to end of their tenancies by penalizing the inclusion of unlawful lease provisions and limiting the reasons for eviction, refusal to continue, and termination.

MacriTaylorDolan, Gregerson, BerryFitzgibbonFrame, Simmons, RamelBatemanJohnson, J.HackneyChoppThai, Peterson, SantosOrwallOrtiz-SelfRyuWicksLekanoff, Slatter, BergSennHarris-TalleyOrmsbyPollet

referred to Housing, Human Services & Veterans 

Establishes a $100 surcharge on recorded documents to fund various housing services.

Creates the Eviction Prevention Rental Assistance Program in the Department of Commerce

OrmsbyMacriRamel, Bateman, FitzgibbonRyuSennChopp, BerryPetersonDavisSantosValdezHackneyThaiKloba, SellsFrameGregersonJohnson, J.PolletHarris-TalleyStonierTaylorWicks

Housing, Human Services & Veterans>

Defines “wear resulting from ordinary use of the premises” for purposes of the Residential Landlord-Tenant Act.

Establishes additional parameters with respect to damage claims and expressly requires:
certain documentation to reasonably substantiate damage charges; and

a landlord to provide a walkthrough prior to termination, if requested by the tenant, and to supply a post-walkthrough checklist.

Establishes a one-year statute of limitations with respect to any action taken against a tenant to recover sums exceeding the amount of the damage deposit.

ThaiChoppRamel, Simmons, FitzgibbonPetersonDavis, MacriPolletSlatterStonier, Taylor


AN ACT Relating to prohibiting discrimination against prospective

2 tenants for unpaid rent or eviction during the COVID-19 pandemic;

3 adding a new section to chapter 59.18 RCW; prescribing penalties; and declaring an emergency.

MorganMacriSimmons, Berry, Johnson, DavisValdezTaylorWicks, FitzgibbonRamelBergquist, ChoppGregersonPeterson, OrmsbyPolletHackney, ThaiBergHarris-Talley

Housing, Human Services & Veterans
SB5096 Imposes a 9.0 percent capital gains tax beginning January 1, 2022

RobinsonHuntNguyen, Wilson, C.

Ways & Means
HB 1496

Imposes a 7 percent tax on Washington capital gains realized from the sale of long-term assets that are real property.

Imposes a 9.9 percent tax on Washington capital gains realized from the sale of all other long-term assets.

Directs the proceeds of the tax to the Fair Start for Kids Account and the State General Fund

SennWalenDavisJohnson, J., RamelBergquistMacri, GregersonSimmonsSells, PetersonBatemanBerry, Lekanoff, FrameFitzgibbonDuerr, Hackney, SlatterKirbyThaiChopp, Valdez,RiccelliPolletOrmsby, Harris-TalleyStonier



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