Legislative Committee


Legislative Committee

The Legislative Committee of the WSBA ADR Section

Members: 25
Latest Activity: Jan 8, 2019

Stay On Top of Legislative Matters Re ADR!

This is the place for members interested in legislative matters affecting ADR in Washington. The Legislative Committee is tasked with monitoring legislation that may be of interest to our members and making recommendations to the Executive Committee.

Any ADR Section member can join this Legislative Committee group page on the website. You might find yourself becoming active in the Legislative Committee itself! So join the group and stay in touch.

The Legislative meets at various times at the call of the Chairman. All meetings are by telephone conference only unless otherwise noted.

Meeting Participants May Call  1-866-577-9294

listen to prompt and enter Pass Code:  5016527 #

Participants may hear music while waiting for Monitor to begin.

Working Sub-committees meet separately, please contact the Committee chairperson for information.



Committee Meeting Jan 16, 2019 Noon

Started by Paul W. McVicker Jan 7, 2019. 0 Replies

Place:  14900 Interurban Ave. S., Suite 271, Tukwila, WA 98168-Tukwila, WA 98168-4654Participants may also appear by telephone conference 1-866-577-9294 listen to prompt and enter Pass Code:  5016527 #Pending/proposed legislation.Amendments to…Continue

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Legislative Committee Special Meeting 1-26-17 8:30AM

Started by Paul W. McVicker Jan 24, 2017. 0 Replies

 The legislative committee will meet on Thursday January 26, 2017 at 8:30AM.  The meeting will be by telephone conference at 1-866-577-9294, listen to prompt and enter Pass Code:  5016527 #.The committee will consider various Bills introduced in the…Continue

January 27, 2016 Noon Meeting

Started by Paul W. McVicker. Last reply by Jeff Bean Jan 25, 2016. 1 Reply

January 27 Noon Meeting.  1215 4th Ave, Suite 940, SeattleCall-in information above. ^Agenda: Review of Pending Legislation and determination of recommendations for Executive Committee:                   …Continue

Legislative update and agenda for 1-19-15 committee meeting

Started by Paul W. McVicker. Last reply by John K Butler May 20, 2015. 2 Replies

As you may know, the 2015 regular session of the Washington legislature convened  this Monday.HB 1070 - previous HB 1069 - the International Commercial Arbitration Act was introduced pre-session and was heard in the House Judiciary Committee on…Continue

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Reminder for Noon meeting today of the Legislative Committee

Started by Paul W. McVicker. Last reply by John K Butler Apr 8, 2014. 1 Reply

Don't forget to attend!Continue

Legislative Committee Meeting.

Started by Paul W. McVicker. Last reply by Rina M. Goodman Mar 11, 2014. 3 Replies

Our next meeting of the Legislative Committee is April 8th at Noon.  Information is on the committee webpage at http://wsba-adr.org/groups/legislativecommittee.Unfortunately, the WICAA,…Continue

MEETING - January 30 Judicary Hearing January 17

Started by Paul W. McVicker. Last reply by Paul W. McVicker Jan 16, 2014. 2 Replies

The next meeting of the Legislative committee will be on January 30 at noon at the offices of Seattle Law and Mediation, P.S. 1214 4th Ave, Suite 940, Seattle.  Call in information is posted above.This is an important meeting during this early part…Continue

Note from the Legislative Committee Chairman – ICAA Forum October 23 - Next Meeting October 31.

Started by Paul W. McVicker. Last reply by Mark Baumann Oct 17, 2013. 1 Reply

 Our forum on the proposed International Commercial Arbitration Act is next Wednesday, October 23, 2013, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  at the WSBA Offices at 1325 4th Avenue, Seattle, Suite 600. Please try to attend.  Bring your friends, co-workers…Continue

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Comment by Jeff Bean on March 3, 2012 at 11:52am

Kathryn advises that it appears both our bills - UCLA and FFA amendments - were part of the collateral damage to the parliamentary maneuver on the Senate floor last night. They and all other unpassed policy bills are now dead for the session. Unless there's some legislative defib equipment we don't know about, it looks like they're gone. 

Comment by Jeff Bean on February 29, 2012 at 3:02pm

Kathyrn Leathers advises that the FFA technical fix bill is now on it's last leg of it's journey, on the Senate floor.

Comment by Jeff Bean on February 9, 2012 at 9:24am

UCLA scheduled for public hearing Feb 17 in the Senate Committee on Judiciary at 1:30 PM.

Comment by Jeff Bean on February 6, 2012 at 12:21pm

Re FFA, the striker amendment is posted. It's through both Senate and House committees and in rules for both chambers. Track the bill here.

Comment by Jeff Bean on January 24, 2012 at 11:13am

Looks like the FFA bill that's available is still the placeholder drafted by Commerce, not yet the version that would reflect the stakeholder workgroup's work. Track the FFA amendment bill here.

Comment by Paul W. McVicker on January 24, 2012 at 7:19am

News Update:

HB 2196 Uniform Collaborative Law Act passes House unanimously Jan 23, 2012

HB 2421 Amendment to Fairness Foreclosure Ace  Scheduled for public hearing in the House Committee on Judiciary at 10:00 AM Jan 26, 2012

(Subject to change)

Comment by Jeff Bean on January 16, 2012 at 10:32pm

Haven't read it yeat, but looks like the Foreclosure Fairness Act modification bill isHB 2421.

Comment by Jeff Bean on December 16, 2011 at 5:58pm

UCLA filed for introduction in 2012 Regular Session. You can always come back to the top of this group page for the bill tracker - here's a direct link.

Comment by Paul W. McVicker on December 14, 2011 at 9:00pm



Wednesday, December 21, 2011  at 7:30 A.M.


A.  Fairness Foreclosure Act

 -    Status Report on recent amendment; ongoing activity of stakeholder group and final meeting of group on Jan 4. , discussion on legislative proceedings, upcoming proposals


B.  UCLA/R Forum - 

  -  Discussion on promotion of ADR Resolution; report on working session with the House Judiciary Committee; pending examination of other jurisdictions


C.  Early ADR Task Force

 - Discussion and adoption of Schedule and Plan for Task Force mission


D. Other business


Meeting place:  1215 4th Ave, Suite 940, Seattle

Anyone interested in participating by telephone may call the following toll-free number, and enter the participant pass code.






Please invite the participation of any interested parties.  Voting is restricted to participants who are members of the ADR Section.


Comment by Marilyn J. Endriss on October 31, 2011 at 9:47am
Paul,  I have another appointment today at noon and won't be able to attend.  Will there be a summary posted of the meeting's minutes?  (Thanks!)


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