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2021 Senate Bill 5235: Increasing housing unit inventory by removing arbitrary limits on housing options
Introduced by Sen. Marko Liias (Lynnwood) (D) on January 15, 2021
Referred to the Senate Housing & Local Government Committee on January 15, 2021
Substitute offered in the Senate on February 4, 2021
Prohibits counties planning under the Growth Management Act and cities within such counties from prohibiting primarily renter occupied housing units on the same lot as an accessory dwelling unit, with exceptions. Prohibits local governments from limiting the number of unrelated persons occupying a home, with exceptions.
Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on February 5, 2021
Amendment offered by Sen. Shelly Short (Addy) (R) on February 24, 2021
Provides an implementation timeline for GMA cities and counties, as applied to certain housing subdivisions, to adopt or amend ordinances to prohibit owner-occupancy requirements for housing units on the same lot as an accessory dwelling unit.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on February 24, 2021
Received in the House on February 26, 2021
Referred to the House Local Government Committee on February 26, 2021
Received in the Senate on April 14, 2021
Signed with partial veto by Gov. Jay Inslee on May 13, 2021