Legislative Alert!

This is the time to speak up!  We have a bill heading to the Washington State Congress.  It doesn’t get everything we want but it is a start.


We need you to comment on line, to the congress to let them know that we the HOMOEOWNERS in HOAs want them to pass this bill.  It protects homeowners from having their homes foreclosed on for minor sums of many, and blocks non-judicial foreclosures where the homeowner does not know he is being foreclosed on.  Please help us get this bill through.


We want to add to this bill.  We want there to be penalties in the law for Board Members and Mortgage Holders that violate the HOA laws. Who could really object to putting penalties in the law for people who violate the law?  This is a non-partisan issue.


It is easy to support this bill.  Take the following steps:

Go to https://leg.wa.gov/

Click on “Bill Information” on the left side of the screen.

Under Search Bill Number type in the bill number 1482

If you  want to read the bill, move down the page to the heading “Available Documents” and click on “Original Bill”

Go to the top right of the page, click on “Comment on this Bill”

Fill in your address, then click “Verify District”

Click the names of all the legislators that pop up.

Fill in the rest of the document

Under “Position” click “Support”

Write in a comment stating that “We need penalties in the law for Board Members, Property Managers and Mortgage Holders who violate the laws.  It is pointless to write laws to benefit the Homeowners if the government does not enforce them.”

Click “Send Comment”

Second, write an email to jim.walsh@leg.wa.gov; tina.orwall@leg.wa.gov; debra.lekanoff@leg.wa.gov; mari.leavitt@leg.wa.gov; robert.sutherland@leg.wa.gov; jeremie.dufault@leg.wa.gov; gerry.pollet@leg.wa.gov; cyndy.jacobsen@leg.wa.gov; phil.fortunato@leg.wa.gov; vicki.kraft@leg.wa.gov; Amy.Walen@leg.wa.gov; Patrick@PK80.com; chris.thomas@leg.wa.gov; jamie.pedersen@leg.wa.gov; Sam.Hendrickson@leg.wa.gov

Something like:  I support HB1482.   But, we need penalties in the law for Board Members, Property Managers and Mortgage Holders who violate the laws.  It is pointless to write laws to benefit the Homeowners if the government does not enforce them.”

Third, send this or similar letter to the list of all legislators below.

sherry.appleton@leg.wa.gov; andrew.barkis@leg.wa.gov; randi.becker@leg.wa.gov; steve.bergquist@leg.wa.gov; andy.billig@leg.wa.gov; brian.blake@leg.wa.gov; matt.boehnke@leg.wa.gov; john.braun@leg.wa.gov; sharon.brown@leg.wa.gov; michelle.caldier@leg.wa.gov; lisa.callan@leg.wa.gov; reuven.carlyle@leg.wa.gov; kelly.chambers@leg.wa.gov; bruce.chandler@leg.wa.gov; mike.chapman@leg.wa.gov; frank.chopp@leg.wa.gov; annette.cleveland@leg.wa.gov; eileen.cody@leg.wa.gov; steve.conway@leg.wa.gov; chris.corry@leg.wa.gov; j.darneille@leg.wa.gov; mona.das@leg.wa.gov; lauren.davis@leg.wa.gov; richard.debolt@leg.wa.gov; tom.dent@leg.wa.gov; manka.dhingra@leg.wa.gov; beth.doglio@leg.wa.gov; laurie.dolan@leg.wa.gov; davina.duerr@leg.wa.gov; jeremie.dufault@leg.wa.gov; mary.dye@leg.wa.gov; debra.entenman@leg.wa.gov; doug.ericksen@leg.wa.gov; carolyn.eslick@leg.wa.gov; jake.fey@leg.wa.gov; joe.fitzgibbon@leg.wa.gov; phil.fortunato@leg.wa.gov; noel.frame@leg.wa.gov; david.frockt@leg.wa.gov; chris.gildon@leg.wa.gov; keith.goehner@leg.wa.gov; roger.goodman@leg.wa.gov; jenny.graham@leg.wa.gov; mia.gregerson@leg.wa.gov; dan.griffey@leg.wa.gov; drew.hansen@leg.wa.gov; paul.harris@leg.wa.gov; bob.hasegawa@leg.wa.gov; brad.hawkins@leg.wa.gov; steve.hobbs@leg.wa.gov; larry.hoff@leg.wa.gov; jeff.holy@leg.wa.gov; jim.honeyford@leg.wa.gov; zack.hudgins@leg.wa.gov; sam.hunt@leg.wa.gov; morgan.irwin@leg.wa.gov; bill.jenkin@leg.wa.gov; laurie.jinkins@leg.wa.gov; jesse.johnson@leg.wa.gov; karen.keiser@leg.wa.gov; christine.kilduff@leg.wa.gov; curtis.king@leg.wa.gov; steve.kirby@leg.wa.gov; brad.klippert@leg.wa.gov; shelley.kloba@leg.wa.gov; vicki.kraft@leg.wa.gov; joel.kretz@leg.wa.gov; patty.kuderer@leg.wa.gov; mari.leavitt@leg.wa.gov; debra.lekanoff@leg.wa.gov; marko.liias@leg.wa.gov; john.lovick@leg.wa.gov; rew.macewen@leg.wa.gov; nicole.macri@leg.wa.gov; jacquelin.maycumber@leg.wa.gov; bob.mccaslin@leg.wa.gov; jared.mead@leg.wa.gov; melanie.morgan@leg.wa.gov; gina.mosbrucker@leg.wa.gov; mark.mullet@leg.wa.gov; ron.muzzall@leg.wa.gov; joe.nguyen@leg.wa.gov; steve.oban@leg.wa.gov; ed.orcutt@leg.wa.gov; timm.ormsby@leg.wa.gov; lillian.ortiz-self@leg.wa.gov; tina.orwall@leg.wa.gov; mike.padden@leg.wa.gov; dave.paul@leg.wa.gov; jamie.pedersen@leg.wa.gov; mike.pellicciotti@leg.wa.gov; strom.peterson@leg.wa.gov; eric.pettigrew@leg.wa.gov; gerry.pollet@leg.wa.gov; alex.ramel@leg.wa.gov; bill.ramos@leg.wa.gov; emily.randall@leg.wa.gov; marcus.riccelli@leg.wa.gov; ann.rivers@leg.wa.gov; june.robinson@leg.wa.gov; christine.rolfes@leg.wa.gov; skyler.rude@leg.wa.gov; cindy.ryu@leg.wa.gov; rebecca.saldana@leg.wa.gov; jesse.salomon@leg.wa.gov; sharontomiko.santos@leg.wa.gov; joe.schmick@leg.wa.gov; mark.schoesler@leg.wa.gov; mike.sells@leg.wa.gov; tana.senn@leg.wa.gov; matt.shea@leg.wa.gov; timothy.sheldon@leg.wa.gov; sharon.shewmake@leg.wa.gov; shelly.short@leg.wa.gov; vandana.slatter@leg.wa.gov; norma.smith@leg.wa.gov; larry.springer@leg.wa.gov; derek.stanford@leg.wa.gov; mike.steele@leg.wa.gov; drew.stokesbary@leg.wa.gov; monica.stonier@leg.wa.gov; pat.sullivan@leg.wa.gov; robert.sutherland@leg.wa.gov; dean.takko@leg.wa.gov; gael.tarleton@leg.wa.gov; my-linh.thai@leg.wa.gov; steve.tharinger@leg.wa.gov; javier.valdez@leg.wa.gov; kevin.vandewege@leg.wa.gov; luanne.vanwerven@leg.wa.gov; brandon.vick@leg.wa.gov; mike.volz@leg.wa.gov; keith.wagoner@leg.wa.gov; amy.walen@leg.wa.gov; jim.walsh@leg.wa.gov; maureen.walsh@leg.wa.gov; judith.warnick@leg.wa.gov; lisa.wellman@leg.wa.gov; emily.wicks@leg.wa.gov; jt.wilcox@leg.wa.gov; claire.wilson@leg.wa.gov; lynda.wilson@leg.wa.gov; sharon.wylie@leg.wa.gov; alex.ybarra@leg.wa.gov; jesse.young@leg.wa.gov; hans.zeiger@leg.wa.gov



Patrick Johansen

Chairman of Housing Justice Committee

RiseUPwa LLC, IgniteFoundation LLC




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Nothing in our communications should be considered to be legal advice.


“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” – Edmund Burke

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