LAWS - Majority; 2nd substitute bill be substituted, do pass Feb 5: Referred to Rules 2 Review. Requires the Washington association of sheriffs and police chiefs, when funded, to create and operate a statewide sexual assault kit tracking system.
Feb 15: Rules Committee relieved of further consideration. Requires local law enforcement agencies, a sheriff and his or her deputies, the Washington state patrol, and certain hospitals to participate in the statewide sexual assault kit tracking system.
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We are very excited about working together with our partners to make system improvements that will make it easier for survivors and their children to access services that will improve their safety, health, and well-being.
We know that our collaborative, collective impact model is a national best practice and we are ready to be a leading example locally and nationally” said Schelli Slaughter Executive Director of the Family Support Center of South Sound.
APP - Majority; 2nd substitute bill be substituted, do pass. Feb 26: Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Law & Justice at AM. WM - Majority; do pass with amendment(s) by Law & Justice. Jan 26: Public hearing in the House Committee on Public Safety at AM.
Feb 5: Executive action taken in the House Committee on Public Safety at AM PS - Majority; do pass Referred to Rules 2 Review.
Funding will also provide mobile advocacy to underserved Spanish speaking survivors who live in rural areas of the community where economic and geographic barriers make safely accessing and navigating complex services difficult.
“This grant provides us with an amazing opportunity to work more closely together with our nonprofit and criminal justice partners to address the growing problem of domestic violence especially among military service members, veterans, and their families.
Creates the Washington sexually oriented business fee account.
2016 REGULAR SESSION Jan 14: First reading, referred to Public Safety (Not Officially read and referred until adoption of Introduction report).
2016 REGULAR SESSION Jan 11: By resolution, reintroduced and retained in present status. Third reading, passed; yeas, 97; nays, 0; absent, 0; excused, 1 IN THE SENATE Feb 18: First reading, referred to Commerce & Labor Feb 24: Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Commerce & Labor at PM.
Feb 1: Executive session scheduled, but no action was taken in the House Committee on Labor & Workplace Standards at PM Feb 4: Executive action taken in the House Committee on Labor & Workplace Standards at AM. Feb 25: CL - Majority; do pass IN THE HOUSE By resolution, reintroduced and retained in present status HB 2530: Protection for Victims of Sex Crimes HB 2530: Substitute Bill HB 2530: Second Substitute Bill Companion bill: SB 6484 Click here to review bill as passed and signed into law.
Requires the bureau of forensic laboratory services, in consultation with the state forensic investigations council, to develop budget submissions to the office of financial management sufficient to increase capacity to test all evidence submitted from crimes against persons by 2020 and all evidence submitted from property crimes by 2025.