Rep. Brandon Vick’s bill to help the timber industry goes to the governor’s desk

House Bill 2099 , a bill which provides timberland owners predictability and to allow small forest land owners to do their own accounting, was sponsored by Rep. Brandon Vick, R-Felida, and has passed the House and the Senate unanimously.

House Bill 2099 will now proceed to the Governor’s desk to be signed into law. This will be the first bill to make it through the process legislative process for Rep. Brandon Vick who is in his freshman term.

“I am glad my first bill to pass both chambers will make it easier for land owners of all sizes to be successful,” said Vick. “By moving the expiration date of the timber tax reporting requirements, this measure allows the Department of Revenue to continue employing a tool useful for setting accurate tax stumpage values. While this is just a small change, it helps those in the forestry industry by making taxation consistent and predictable.”

Now that the legislation has passed the House and the Senate it will have until March 19 to be signed by the governor. The 2014 session is scheduled to end March 13.


Washington State House Republican Communications