Dozier’s first bill is signed into law

By on Wednesday, April 7th, 2021 in Columbia Basin News More Top Stories

OLYMPIA – Sen. Perry Dozier’s bill is signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee today (Wednesday). Senate Bill 5077 allows mortgage loan originators to work from home. The Republican from Waitsburg was elected last November to the seat, and he said attending the bill-signing ceremony was quite an experience.

“It’s great to see your first bill become law, and it’s even better when it happens with unanimous support,” he said. “But the legislation itself is always the most important thing. This bill establishes work-from-home standards for a business that must comply with extensive record-keeping requirements.”

State law currently requires mortgage lender originators to work from licensed office locations. Under COVID-19 emergency orders, the Department of Financial Institutions has been allowing them to work from home for the past year.

The new law from the former Walla Walla County Commissioner permits them to work from  home if they adhere to state security rules, keep all paper records at their branch offices, and do their work via a secure office computer system.