Rep. Tom Dent’s first two bills passed unanimously by House

Rep. Tom Dent, R-Moses Lake, is congratulated after his first bill, House Bill 1527, was unanimously passed in the HouseAfter a bit of freshman hazing, as is the tradition in the Washington State House of Representatives, Rep. Tom Dent, R-Moses Lake, saw his first bill pass unanimously in the House with a 97-0 vote. House Bill 1527 would provide for a more efficient way for pesticide licensees to become recertified and for the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) to conduct licensing recertification. “This is a good bill that will help the pesticide industry and streamline the ability for pesticide applicators to get credits,” said Dent.

Later in the floor session, the House also unanimously passed Rep. Dent's House Bill 1989, which authorizes a municipality or water district to negotiate a fair and reasonable water storage asset management service contract that includes inspection, cleaning, Rep. Tom Dent, R-Moses Lake, speaks on the House floor in support of his bill, House Bill 1527. The bill was passed by the House unanimouslymaintenance, repair and testing services.

The bill was requested by the city of Quincy on behalf of small cities that seek to procure long-term maintenance service contracts for their water storage assets. “This bill will help small cities manage the costs of managing their water storage assets by providing certainty within the process,” said Dent. “It will help save these cities thousands of dollars, which is important because those funds can now be reallocated for other purposes.”

The bill passed with a 97-0 vote.

Both of Rep. Dent's bills now go to the Senate for further consideration.

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