2016 Legislative Session

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HB 2668 Call Script

 

This legislative session WA Engage will be tracking several key state bills related to human trafficking.  Click on each title below for a direct link to the bill leg.wa.gov site.  Note, comments may be posted to the bill page (and will be emailed directly to your legislators) via the green "Comment on this bill" tab.

 

 

HB 1651: Concerning Definitions Related to Human Trafficking

HB 1651: Second Substitute Bill

Companion Bill: SB 5342

Adds the following definitions for the purposes of chapter 19.320 RCW (human trafficking): Any person; forced labor; human trafficking; menace of any penalty; and work or service.  Note, this is a substitute bill replacing the original first introduced in 2015.

2016 REGULAR SESSION

Jan 11: By resolution, reintroduced and retained in present status.

Feb 1: Executive session scheduled, but no action was taken in the House Committee on Labor & Workplace Standards at 1:30 PM

Feb 4: Executive action taken in the House Committee on Labor & Workplace Standards at 8:00 AM.

LAWS - Majority; 2nd substitute bill be substituted, do pass

Feb 5: Referred to Rules 2 Review.

Feb 15: Rules Committee relieved of further consideration. Placed on second reading.

Feb 16 2nd substitute bill substituted (LAWS 16).

Rules suspended. Placed on Third Reading.

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 1:30 PM.

Feb 25: CL - Majority; do pass

Passed to Rules Committee for second reading.

Feb 26: Placed on second reading by Rules Committee

Mar 8: Senate Rules "X" file.

Mar 10: By resolution, returned to House Rules Committee for third reading.

2016 1ST SPECIAL SESSION

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 Washington association of sheriffs and police chiefs, when funded, to create and operate a statewide sexual assault kit tracking system.

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.

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.

Creates the Washington sexual assault kit program within the department of commerce for the purpose of accepting private funds for testing sexual assault kits and conducting related investigations.

Imposes a four-dollar fee on the admission to a sexually-oriented live adult entertainment establishment.

Exempts the following from public inspection and copying under the public records act: Records and information contained within the statewide sexual assault kit tracking system.

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).

Jan 19: Public hearing in the House Committee on Public Safety at 8:00 AM.

Jan 26: Executive action taken in the House Committee on Public Safety at 8:00 AM.

PS - Majority; 1st substitute bill be substituted, do pass.

Jan 28: Referred to Appropriations.

Feb 8: Public hearing in the House Committee on Appropriations at 1:30 PM.

Feb 9: Executive action taken in the House Committee on Appropriations at 10:00 AM.

APP - Majority; 2nd substitute bill be substituted, do pass.

Referred to Rules 2 Review.

Feb 11: Placed on second reading by Rules Committee.

Feb 18: Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Law & Justice at 8:00 AM in anticipation of other legislative action

First reading, referred to Law & Justice.

Feb 26: Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Law & Justice at 8:00 AM.

LAW - Majority; do pass with amendment(s).

Referred to Ways & Means.

Feb 29: Public hearing and executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means at 12:30 PM.

WM - Majority; do pass with amendment(s) by Law & Justice.  Amendment removed the $4 fee requirement.

Passed to Rules Committee for second reading.

Mar 2: Placed on second reading by Rules Committee.

Mar 3: Committee amendment(s) adopted as amended.

Rules suspended. Placed on Third Reading.

Third reading, passed; yeas, 48; nays, 0; absent, 0; excused, 1

IN THE HOUSE

Mar 8: House concurred in Senate amendments.

Passed final passage; yeas, 96; nays, 0; absent, 0; excused, 2

Mar 10: Speaker signed.

IN THE SENATE

President signed.

OTHER THAN LEGISLATIVE ACTION

Delivered to Governor.

 

senate.jpgHB 2668: Vacating of Prostitution Charges

Addresses the vacating of prostitution offenses when the person committed the offense as a result of being a victim of trafficking, promoting prostitution in the first degree, promoting commercial sexual abuse of a minor, or trafficking in persons under the trafficking victims protection act.

2016 REGULAR SESSION

Jan 18: First reading, referred to Public Safety (Not Officially read and referred until adoption of Introduction report).
Jan 26: Public hearing in the House Committee on Public Safety at 8:30 AM.

Feb 5: Executive action taken in the House Committee on Public Safety at 8:00 AM

PS - Majority; do pass

Referred to Rules 2 Review.

2016 1ST SPECIAL SESSION

Mar 10: By resolution, reintroduced and retained in present status.

 

SB 5041: Seizure and Forfeiture of Property for Patronizing a Prostitute

SB 5041: Substitute Bill

Companion Bill: HB 1558

Provides law enforcement with the ability to seize and forfeit the property of buyers of sex who use that property to commit the crime of patronizing a prostitute.  Note, this bill was first introduced in 2015.

2016 REGULAR SESSION

Jan 11: By resolution, reintroduced and retained in present status.

Jan 14: Rules Committee relieved of further consideration. On motion, referred to Law & Justice.

2016 1ST SPECIAL SESSION

Mar 10: By resolution, reintroduced and retained in present status.

 

SB 5277: Concerning the Crime of Patronizing a Prostitute

Provides that patronizing a prostitute is a gross misdemeanor upon the third and any subsequent conviction within a five-year period.  Note, this is a substitute bill replacing the original first introduced in 2015. 

WA Engage supports language in the original bill (NOT the substitute bill) which changes the crime of patronizing a prostitute as a gross misdemeanor for each and every charge.

2016 REGULAR SESSION

Jan 11: By resolution, reintroduced and retained in present status.

Jan 14: Rules Committee relieved of further consideration. On motion, referred to Law & Justice.

Jan 28: Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Law & Justice at 8:00 AM.

Feb 3: Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Law & Justice at 5:30 PM

Feb 4: LAW - Majority; do pass

Feb 5: Passed to Rules Committee for second reading.

Feb 8: Placed on second reading by Rules Committee.

Feb 12: Rules suspended. Placed on Third reading.

Third reading, passed; yeas, 47; nays, 0; absent, 0; excused, 2

IN THE HOUSE

Feb 16: First reading, referred to Public Safety.

Feb 23: Public hearing in the House Committee on Public Safety at 8:00 AM.

Feb 24: Executive action taken in the House Committee on Public Safety at 1:30 PM

PS - Majority; do pass.

Feb 26: Referred to Rules 2 Review.

Mar 10: By resolution, returned to Senate Rules Committee for third reading.

2016 1ST SPECIAL SESSION

IN THE SENATE

By resolution, reintroduced and retained in present status

 

SB 5880: Human Trafficking Reporting Act

SB 5880: Substitute Bill

Requires persons employed in the following industries or public services to undergo training in identifying and reporting victims of human trafficking: Spas, hotels, bars, nightclubs, strip clubs, tattoo parlors, truck stops, restaurants, retail stores in malls, internet advertisement or dating services, convenience stores, hospital staff, abortion clinics, schools, and child protective services.

2016 REGULAR SESSION

Jan 11: By resolution, reintroduced and retained in present status.

Jan 28: Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Law & Justice at 8:00 AM.

Feb 3: Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Law & Justice at 5:30 PM.

Feb 5: LAW - Majority; 1st substitute bill be substituted, do pass

Passed to Rules Committee for second reading.

Feb 25: Senate Rules "X" file.

2016 1ST SPECIAL SESSION

Mar 10: By resolution, reintroduced and retained in present status.

 

SB 6376: Recognizing Human Trafficking Awareness Day

Recognizes and honors the state's efforts to reduce human trafficking by designating the eleventh day of January in each year as human trafficking awareness day.

Click here to review bill as passed and signed into law.

2016 REGULAR SESSION

Jan 18: First reading, referred to Human Services, Mental Health & Housing.

Jan 21: Work session, executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Human Services, and Mental Health & Housing at 10:00 AM

Jan 22: HSMH - Majority; without recommendation. 

Jan 25: Referred to Law & Justice.

Feb 3: Public hearing and executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Law & Justice at 5:30 PM

Feb 4: LAW - Majority; do pass.

Feb 5: Passed to Rules Committee for second reading.

Feb 10: Placed on second reading by Rules Committee

Feb 16: Rules suspended.  Placed on Third reading

Third reading, passed; yeas, 49; nays, 0; absent, 0; excused, 0

IN THE HOUSE

Feb 18: First reading, referred to State Government.

Feb 23: Public hearing in the House Committee on State Government at 10:00 AM.

Feb 24: Executive action taken in the House Committee on State Government at 8:00 AM.

SG - Majority; do pass.

Feb 25: Referred to Rules 2 Review.

Feb 29: Placed on second reading.

Mar 1: Rules suspended. Placed on Third Reading.

Third reading, passed; yeas, 96; nays, 1; absent, 0; excused, 1

IN THE SENATE

Mar 3: President signed.

IN THE HOUSE

Mar 4: Speaker signed.

OTHER THAN LEGISLATIVE ACTION

Delivered to Governor.

 

SB 6522: Employment Fees

Revises the employment agency act as follows: (1) Repeals most of the statutes in the act other than the definitions section which has been amended in this act; and (2) Adds a new section that prohibits an employment agency, employment directory, or employment listing service from charging a fee to an applicant or prospective employee.

2016 REGULAR SESSION

Jan 25: First reading, referred to Commerce & Labor.

2016 1ST SPECIAL SESSION

Mar 10: By resolution, reintroduced and retained in present status.

 

 
       

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