Vick’s bill that would help local employers voted out of House

Vick's bill that would help local employers voted out of House

Legislation that could help two local high-tech employers grow and hire more employees passed out of the state House of Representatives on Feb. 14.

House Bill 2404
, prime sponsored by Rep. Brandon Vick, would expand the legal definition of an electric personal assistive mobility device (EPAMD) to include certain single-wheeled, self-balancing devices. This change would enable two Clark County businesses to include their products under the EPAMD definition and allow these products on sidewalks and side streets.

“This idea was presented to me as I traveled around the district last year. It's a small bill that would make a big difference for two local businesses,” said Vick, R-Felida. “This is what lawmaking should be about – the Legislature working with, not against, employers. I'll be working hard to make sure this bill is also successful in the Senate.”

House Bill 2404 passed out of the state House of Representatives just in time. Tuesday, Feb. 18, is house of origin cutoff in the Legislature – meaning bills must pass out of the House or Senate or they are considered “dead.” The exceptions to this rule are measures deemed necessary to implement the state operating, capital and transportation budgets.

The legislation passed 96-0 and is now headed to the state Senate for consideration.

The 2014 regular session began on Jan. 13 and ends March 13.

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Washington State House Republican Communications
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