NAIOPWA Report on the 2022 Legislative Session

The 2022 Washington State Legislature adjourned Sine Die on March 10 after a 60-day legislative session. This session included an unprecedented amount of budget policy during a “short” session that traditionally focuses on modest changes to the two-year budget adopted the prior year. The session also addressed changes to previously adopted policies such as the long-term care act adopted in 2019 and police reform measures adopted in 2021. Finally, the legislature entered the session with an unprecedented $14 billion in additional resources yet failed to provide any across-the-board tax relief. The final supplemental budget boosts biennial state spending to more than $64 billion. A transportation package of almost $17 billion over 16 years was also adopted.

NAIOPWA reviewed, monitored and actively advocated on more than 100 separate bills during the 2022 legislative session. We focused on priority bills, identifying those which had the potential to benefit or otherwise directly impact the CRE industry.

Key wins in this session include:

  • SEPA Reform passed;
  • Collaboration with Governor Inslee’s office around building efficiency standards for smaller/MFP buildings bill;
  • Passage of warehouse tax incentive bill supporting industrial growth.

NAIOPWA was also honored with WEDA’s Economic Development Advocate of the Year Award for our partnership in the TIF for Jobs Campaign in the 2021 session. Read more about TIF for Jobs here.

Click here to read more about key bills NAIOPWA focused on during the session on our blog.   

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The long-term success of CRE depends on establishing a well of financial resources to support continuity in advocacy. In an environment of tax-focused politicians, the CRE community cannot afford to be unprepared.

NAIOPWA fights tirelessly for laws, regulations and policies that increase predictability, fairness and timeliness for the industry. Support from our Government Affairs contributors helps fund advocacy efforts that save developers precious time and money.

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NAIOPWA 2022 Government Affairs Contributors


  derm      HCMP      Holland

HudsonInvestco       jll 

     lw      Panattoni     

Pietromonaco Jackson Properties         moss   

Rowley Properties  Security Properties           

Touchstone    Vulcan  Wallace Properties     Washington Holdings