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HB 1956 - Limiting Local Regulations of Homeless Shelters - Key Vote

Washington Key Votes

Zack Hudgins voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

Read statements Zack Hudgins made in this general time period.

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Note

NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

Stage Details

Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Limiting Local Regulations of Homeless Shelters

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (57-38) -
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (40-5) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (57-39) - (Key vote)

Title: Limiting Local Regulations of Homeless Shelters

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes churches to establish temporary indoor or outdoor encampments for the homeless on their property, and limits local governments' ability to regulate churches' ability to provide housing and shelter for the homeless.

Highlights:
-Prohibits local governments from establishing an ordinance that does one of the following (Secs. 2-4):
    -"Unreasonably" interferes with the decisions or actions of a church with respect to providing housing or shelter for the homeless; -"Unreasonably" prohibits or attempts to regulate the housing of the homeless based upon a church's proximity to a school or day care center; or -Requires a church to obtain liability insurance to provide housing or shelter for the homeless.
-Specifies that nothing in this Act is intended to amend applicable law or a local government's ability to apply zoning and land use regulations to property owned by a church (Sec. 5). -This is a substitute bill sponsored by the House Committee on Local Government and Housing.
Note:

NOTE: AFTER PASSING THE CHAMBER OF ORIGIN, THE OPPOSING CHAMBER, BY RESOLUTION, RETURNED THE LEGISLATION TO THE CHAMBER OF ORIGIN, WHICH AGAIN VOTED ON PASSAGE OF THE LEGISLATION. ALTHOUGH, ADDITIONAL AMENDMENTS MAY HAVE BEEN ADOPTED SINCE THE FIRST PASSAGE VOTE.

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (56-41) - (Key vote)

Title: Limiting Local Regulations of Homeless Shelters

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes churches to establish temporary indoor or outdoor encampments for the homeless on their property, and limits local governments' ability to regulate churches' ability to provide housing and shelter for the homeless.

Highlights:
-Prohibits local governments from establishing an ordinance that does one of the following (Secs. 2-4):
    -"Unreasonably" interferes with the decisions or actions of a church with respect to providing housing or shelter for the homeless; -"Unreasonably" prohibits or attempts to regulate the housing of the homeless based upon a church's proximity to a school or day care center; or -Requires a church to obtain liability insurance to provide housing or shelter for the homeless.
-Specifies that nothing in this Act is intended to amend applicable law or a local government's ability to apply zoning and land use regulations to property owned by a church (Sec. 5). -This is a substitute bill sponsored by the House Committee on Local Government and Housing.
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Limiting Local Regulations of Homeless Shelters

Sponsors

  • Maralyn Chase (WA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Jeannie L. Darneille (WA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Mary Lou Dickerson (WA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Geoff Simpson (WA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Brendan W. Williams (WA - D) (Out Of Office)
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