In a huge win for SMACNA contractors, SMACNA-Western Washington recently joined Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee (D) as he signed a new bill into law that protects subcontractors. The bill, HB 1538, requires prime contractors to bond the subcontractor's portion of retainage upon request.
Julie Muller-Neff (back row, second from left), executive vice president of SMACNA Western Washington Inc., and Kathleen Collins (back row, center), legislative consultant for SMACNA-Western Washington, along with representatives from NECA and MCA, and the bill's sponsor, State Rep. Melanie Stambaugh (R-25th District) (front row, center), are pictured with the governor during the bill signing.
Photo courtesy Kathleen Collins