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Meets with: Washington Gov. Jay Inslee

Jul 6, 2017

Gov InsleeIn 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