Legislative Deadline Stops Anti-Vesting Bill

SB 5507 to significantly alter the laws for vesting projects under state law failed to pass a key step and died when the Senate adjourned yesterday. The AIA/WA had been actively lobbying against the bill and had gained key allies in legislature. On March 8, at an AIA/WA briefing, Governor Chris Gregoire expressed serious concerns about the bill and pledged to work with the design and construction community to stop the bill if it passed the Senate. A companion measure in the House was stopped in committee earlier this year.