Announcing House Bill 1527

January 23rd, 2017 Posted by blog 1 comment on “Announcing House Bill 1527”

Hearing in House Finance Committee Scheduled for Friday, January 27th


We are pleased to announce that House Bill 1527 (HB1527) has been introduced in the House of Representatives.  Prime sponsored by Representative Marcus Riccelli (3,D), the bill maintains the Motion Picture Competitiveness Program at its current level of $3.5 million per calendar year with a sunset date of July 1, 2027.  The bill also allows for a one-time allocation of up to $3 million for a major motion picture production with a total budget of at least $20 million that portrays a significant historical event in Washington. If no such production is secured by July 1, 2019, the allocation will be returned to the general fund.


The bill is supported by a geographically diverse group of Democrats and Republicans across the state.  We would like to thank the following sponsors:

  • Prime Sponsor Representative Marcus Riccelli (3,D)
  • Representative Ed Orcutt (20, R)
  • Representative Jeff Holy (6, R)
  • Representative J.T. Wilcox (2, R)
  • Representative Brandon Vick (18, R)
  • Representative Mike Volz (R, 6)
  • Representative Vincent Buys (42, R)
  • Representative Joan McBride (48, D)
  • Representative June Robinson (38, D)
  • Representative Monica Jurado Stonier (49, D)
  • Representative Shelly Short (7, R)
  • Representative Bob McCaslin (4, R)
  • Representative Lillian Ortiz-Self (21, D)
  • Representative Terry Nealey (16, R)
  • Representative Jeff Morris (40, D)
  • Representative Jay Rodne (5, R)
  • Representative Melanie Stambaugh (25, R)
  • Representative GaelTarleton (36, D)
  • Representative Sharon Wylie (49, D)
  • Representative Cindy Ryu (32, D)
  • Representative Gerry Pollet (46, D)
  • Representative Larry Springer (45, D)
  • Representative Nicole Macri (43, D)
  • Representative Mike Chapman (24, D)

The House Finance Committee has scheduled a hearing for HB1527 on Friday, January 27 at 8:00 am in Olympia.  The hearing will take place in Hearing Room A in the John L. O’Brien Building.  The bill must be heard in committee (and voted on) before it can make its way to the House floor for a vote.

Call to Action:


Write your two Representatives in the House and ask them to support HB1527, the bill to maintain the Motion Picture Competitiveness Program.  If your Representative has sponsored the bill, thank them for their support. Don’t know who your legislators are? Find out here.


Attend the House Finance Committee hearing on Friday, January 27th at 8:00 am in Hearing Room A located in the John L. O’Brien Building.  Here is a link to the Capitol Campus Map and Parking Information. If you have one, wear your Keep Film in WA tee-shirt.  If you haven’t had a chance to buy one yet, just wear something green. If you plan to attend, please email us at [email protected] to let us know you’ll be there.