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2021 House Bill 1220: Supporting emergency shelters and housing through local planning and development regulations
Introduced by Rep. Strom Peterson (Edmonds) (D) on January 15, 2021
Referred to the House Local Government Committee on January 15, 2021
Substitute offered in the House on February 9, 2021
Updates the housing goals of the Growth Management Act to include planning for and accommodating affordable housing.
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on February 11, 2021
Amendment offered by Rep. Peter Abbarno (Centralia City) (R) on March 3, 2021
Allows cities to adopt ordinances to control or provide alternative options for wastewater discharge from emergency shelters that include tent encampments or vehicles to prevent pollution, and to prohibit such emergency shelters if adequate onsite provisions for wastewater discharge have not been made.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 3, 2021
Amendment offered by Rep. Keith Goehner (Chelan) (R) on March 3, 2021
Encourages cities to consider emergency housing, permanent supportive housing, or indoor emergency shelters in zones where short-term rentals are allowed, rather than preventing cities from prohibiting such housing within such zones. Allows cities to prohibit emergency housing, permanent supportive housing, or emergency shelters in zones where short-term rentals are allowed if there are safety or health concerns, and allows cities to restrict placement of such housing close to elementary schools, child care centers, or cannabis or liquor stores.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 3, 2021
Amendment offered by Rep. Strom Peterson (Edmonds) (D) on March 3, 2021
Removes form-based zones from the types of zones in which emergency housing, permanent supportive housing, or indoor emergency shelters must be allowed. Provides that emergency housing, permanent supportive housing, and short-term transitional or therapeutic housing shall be permitted at the same occupancy levels as short-term rentals permitted in the same zone. Specifies that cities may allow indoor emergency housing, permanent supportive housing, or indoor emergency shelters in all zones.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on March 3, 2021
Received in the Senate on March 6, 2021
Referred to the Senate Housing & Local Government Committee on March 6, 2021
Referred to the Senate Ways & Means Committee on March 25, 2021
Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on April 2, 2021
Amendment offered by Sen. Phil Fortunato (Auburn) (R) on April 10, 2021
Adds consideration of available housing and buildable 24 lands to the review and evaluation of comprehensive plans and development regulations.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on April 10, 2021
Amendment offered by Sen. Phil Fortunato (Auburn) (R) on April 10, 2021
Removes the language prohibiting cities and code cities from prohibiting transitional housing or permanent supportive housing.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on April 10, 2021
Amendment offered by Sen. Phil Fortunato (Auburn) (R) on April 10, 2021
Adds a null and void clause.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on April 10, 2021
Amendment offered by Sen. Patty Kuderer (Bellevue) (D) on April 10, 2021
(1) Modifies the new action of the housing element addressing the documentation of programs and actions needed to achieve housing availability to include gaps in local funding only as opposed to both state and local funding. (2) Modifies the new action of the housing element addressing the establishment of antidisplacement policies by prioritizing consideration of the preservation of historical and cultural communities. (3) Replaces the prohibition on cities preventing emergency housing and shelters and permanent supportive housing in certain zones where short-term rentals are allowed, and the requirement that such housing be permitted at the same occupancy levels as short-term rentals in the residential zone, with the following: (a) Prohibits cities from preventing transitional housing or permanent supportive housing in zones where residential dwelling units or hotels are allowed. (b) Prohibits cities, effective September 30, 2021, from preventing indoor emergency shelters and indoor emergency housing in zones where hotels are allowed, excepts for cities that have adopted an ordinance authorizing indoor emergency shelters and housing in a majority of zones within one mile of transit.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on April 10, 2021
Amendment offered by Sen. Judy Warnick (Grant) (R) on April 10, 2021
Assigns the inventory and analysis of existing and projected housing needs identifying the number of housing units necessary to manage projected growth to the office of financial management instead of the department of commerce, and removes inclusion of moderate to extremely low-income households, emergency housing and shelters, and permanent supportive housing from the inventory and analysis.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on April 10, 2021
Received in the House on April 14, 2021
Signed with partial veto by Gov. Jay Inslee on May 12, 2021

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