Olympia has heard you! We are pleased to report that SB 5539 is still in play.
SB 5539, the bill to renew the Motion Picture Competitiveness Program, was passed out of the Senate with a vote of 40 to 8 on February 14th. The bill proceeded to the House where it successfully passed out of the House Committee on Community & Economic Development & Housing with a vote of 8 to 1. The bill was then referred to the House Ways & Means Committee where it failed to have a hearing before the bill cutoff date of February 27th.
Our legislative team in Olympia worked hand-in-hand with elected officials to get SB 5539 included in the proposed Senate budget, which was released this morning. Because the bill is included in the proposed budget, it is now considered NTIB – or necessary to implement the budget. This means SB 5539 is no…
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