Rep. Brandon Vick’s first bill passes the House

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Rep. Brandon Vick’s first bill passes the House

Rep. Brandon Vick's first bill passes the House

The Washington State House of Representatives convenes for floor debate on pending legislation January 22, 2014 (10th day of the regular Legislative Session).On Thursday, Feb. 13, the House passed a good consumer protection bill sponsored by Rep. Brandon Vick. It was the 18th District lawmakers first bill to progress through the legislative process and out of the House.

House Bill 2099 would extend the expiration date to submit data about timber purchases and allow small land owners to calculate their own taxes. The bill would help those in the forestry industry by making taxation consistent and predictable.

Vick explained moving the expiration date of the timber tax reporting requirements allows the Department of Revenue to continue using a tool which is very useful for setting accurate tax stumpage values.

“I am glad that my first bill to pass the House is a bill that will make it easier for land owners of all sizes to be successful,” said Vick, R-Felida. “I hope the Senate is willing to pass this helpful legislation and that the bill becomes law in Washington.”

Now that the legislation has passed the House, it will move to a Senate committee to be heard and considered. it will have to meet the deadline of March 3 “cut-ff” in order to advance toward becoming law. The 2014 session is scheduled to end March 13.


Washington State House Republican Communications