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It’s odd — if not suspicious — that a bill offering Washington homeowners the same protections as the state’s condo owners is dying for the second year in a row. Senate Bill 6385 boils down the builder’s responsibility to a warranty, and allows builders the chance to repair damage before anyone goes to court.

So why is Democratic House Speaker Frank Chopp yet again killing a bill that would protect this state’s homeowners from being on the hook for shoddy construction? It doesn’t look good that Chopp has friends at the Building Industry Association of Washington, the bill’s main opponent (BIAW executive VP Tom McCabe said he’d love to see Chopp run for governor).

Read full article on Seattle Post-Intelligence website.