Legislative Change for NPIP

During the 2015 Washington State Legislative Session, Senator Jan Angel and Representative Judy Clibborn brought forward legislation creating a new chapter of RCW 48.62 specifically for nonprofits. The language in the new chapter was written as a collaborative effort between NPIP and the Department of Enterprise Services (NPIP's regulatory agency). It allows nonprofits to address issues and concerns specific to nonprofits and can easily be outlined with the following main points:

  1. The new chapter was created because NPIP has outgrown the current chapter in which it is organized.
  2. The new chapter provides separation of government entities and nonprofits; no co-mingling.
  3. The new chapter provides the option for NPIP to allow nonprofits organized outside of Washington to join the program.
  4. The language for the new chapter is modeled after RCW 48.64, a similar statute organized to allow joint self-insurance programs for affordable housing entities.

We are excited to share the news with our membership that Senate Bill 5119 was signed into law by Governor Inslee on April 25, 2015. We will keep you up-to-date to any additional news regarding this change. If you have any questions, please contact our administrator, Clear Risk Solutions, Sarah McDonnell, at or 509-754-2027 x315.

Signing of Senate Bill 5119

Signing of Senate Bill 5119, Nonprofit Legislation, passed in Washington State on April 25, 2015.