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McCabe Bill To Lower Inspection Costs Passes House

The Washington State House unanimously approved a bill to help lower inspection costs for some manufacturers.  The bill sponsored by 14th District Representative Gina McCabe would allow the Department of Labor and Industries to delegate its inspection duties related to factory built housing and commercial structures to other qualified inspection agencies.  Currently, L&I conducts inspections at factories where the manufactured entities are produced to ensure standards are met.  Manufacturers bear 100 percent of the costs for the inspection.  L&I inspects roughly 1,600 units a year.  McCabe says the bill aims to make the inspection process more efficient and cost effective.  The bill now advances to the Senate for further consideration.