Governor signs three bills sponsored by Rep. Brandon Vick into law

Three bills sponsored by Rep. Brandon Vick, R-Felida, were signed into law April 29, including one that will help local high-tech manufacturers by updating current statute concerning electric assistive mobility devices.

House Bill 1884 expands current law to allow the use of one-wheeled, self-balancing assistive mobility devices on sidewalks and in other public areas. Current law only covers the use of Segways, and other two-wheeled machines,” said Vick. “This bill is a necessary update to an outdated law, and will allow innovative companies to continue to profit from their products and will protect consumers.”

Two Camas-based companies — Inventist, Inc., who created the “solowheel,” and Focus Designs, Inc. — were the inspiration for the bill.

The governor signed two more of Vick's bills:

House Bill 1308 requires the tax on premiums for surplus line property be computed upon the entire premium where the risks covered are located within the U.S. It would also ensure no tax is required if the surplus line insurance covers risks outside the U.S.

House Bill 1309 allows real estate brokers to sell floating homes.

Bills go into effect 90 days following the adjournment of the regular legislative session.

Gov. Inslee signs Rep. Brandon Vick's House Bill 1309

PHOTO CAPTION: Gov. Inslee signs Rep. Brandon Vick's House Bill 1309.

Gov. Inslee signs Rep. Brandon Vick's House Bill 1308

PHOTO CAPTION: Gov. Inslee signs Rep. Brandon Vick's House Bill 1308.

Gov. Inslee signs Rep. Brandon Vick's House Bill 1884

PHOTO CAPTION: Gov. Inslee signs Rep. Brandon Vick's House Bill 1884.

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