Whitman County Gazette 

Sen. Padden bill awaits Inslee's signature

Measure could encourage home ownership


OLYMPIA — A bill to encourage home ownership by making it easier to construct smaller condominium buildings is on its way to the governor’s desk.

Senate Bill 5792, introduced by Sen. Mike Padden, R-Spokane Valley, would exclude buildings with 12 or fewer units that are no more than three stories high from the definition of “multiunit residential building” if one story is utilized for above- or below-ground parking or retail space.

The House of Representatives passed the measure Friday, 96-0; the Senate approved it 49-0 last month. It now awaits the governor’s signature.

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