The following from the co-sponsor of the Bill Senator Doug Ericksen

“A bill protecting the rights of property owners to drill wells and build on their own land passed the full Senate Tuesday night.  Senate Bill 5239, would restore the rules that existed before a state Supreme Court decision last fall imposed enormous burdens on rural landowners who seek building permits. The Senate stood up for property owners and property rights with a vote of 28-21.” END QUOTE.

In addition to the 24 Republicans… 4 Democratic Senators joined in the majority Senator Hobbs (D) from Snohomish County/King County; Senator Mullet(D) from East King County; Senator Takko(D) from the Southwest Washington Coast and the member of the Majority Coalition Caucus Senator Tim Sheldon(D) from the Olympic Peninsula.

The bill now goes to the house for action there.