In his first term as representative, Rep. Jeff Holy has prime-sponsored just nine pieces of legislation. Today, the third of his first three bills was passed by the House of Representatives unanimously.
“I wasn’t motivated to run for office to pass a bunch of legislation. I was motivated to make adjustments to the law that make a difference in the lives of average citizens,” said Holy, R-Cheney.
House Bill 1902 was introduced last year but died in the House Rules Committee toward the end of the regular session. If signed into law, the legislation would allow owners of trailers used for recreation or intermittently to purchase lifetime registration license plates.
“This bill was brought to me by Rick Rydell, a Spokane constituent who use his trailers a couple times a year,” said Holy. “It makes sense that if the trailers are used rarely on the road for things like a run to the dump or on summer vacation, they shouldn’t have to pay road fees every year. This provides convenience for trailer owners and simplification at the time of licensing.”
The 6th District lawmaker has three additional bills moving forward this session. House Bill 2690, which is scheduled for a public hearing today, would require those receiving unemployment benefits to work two hours of community service for each week of benefits received. House Bill 2491, which would allow county assessors to provide foreclosure sales online, received a public hearing Jan. 30. House Bill 2279 has been referred to the House Appropriations Committee after passing the Government Accountability and Oversight Committee. It would allow the Washington State Lottery to use advertising as an additional funding source.
“In order to move legislation forward, it is critical that we obtain bipartisan support,” Holy said. “I’m working with members from both sides of the aisle, and both sides of the rotunda, to ensure passage of these common-sense pieces of legislation.”