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Published on Friday, February 3, 2017

New bill restricts city authority to regulate homeless camps operated by religious institutions

SB 5657 from Sen. Mark Milsocia (R-Federal Way) provides a host of new restrictions on the power of cities to regulate the operation of homeless camps operated by religious institutions. There are provisions limiting the time gap cities may require between specific institutions hosting camps (prohibits requiring more than a three-month separation between hostings), prohibits limiting simultaneous hosting by multiple churches, limits scope of permit fees, and many other policies. Please provide feedback to Dave Catterson so we can understand your perspectives on this bill.

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