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Gov. Jay Inslee today gave advance notice of the termination of two proclamations related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Advance notice is provided to give stakeholders time to adjust their procedures.

Proclamation 20-51

This proclamation waives/suspends laws that created barriers to holding community association meetings remotely and also waives/suspends statutes that permit the imposition and collection of fees for late payment of community assessments. This proclamation will expire at 11:59 PM on July 24. 

This session the Legislature passed SB 5011 which will allow electronic meeting and notice provisions for community associations. The bill goes into effect on July 25. 

Read the full proclamation here.

Proclamation 20-82

This proclamation delayed implementation of SB 5323, which passed the Legislature in the 2020 session and established a statewide prohibition on retailers’ issuance of single-use plastic bags. The delay was necessary due to supply issues caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

This proclamation will expire at 11:59 PM on September 30, upon it’s expiration the plastic bag ban as passed the legislature will go into effect.

Read the full proclamation here

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