Status Summary

First reading, referred to Civil Rights & Judiciary on 1.23.19. Public hearing in the House Committee on Civil Rights & Judiciary on 2.15.19. Executive action taken in the House Committee on Civil Rights & Judiciary on 2.20.19; 1st substitute bill passed. Referred to Appropriations on 2.22.19. Not yet scheduled for a hearing. As of mid-March, the bill is dead. However, it could “come back" during the 2019 session as an amendment on another bill or other mechanisms, or next year (since bills technically stay alive for the full 2019-20 biennium). (updated 4.5.19)

Legislative Session

2019

Status

Died

Sponsor

Goodman

Under the auspice of the administrative office of the courts (AOC), a program is created for the consolidation of traffic-based financial obligations from multiple courts of limited jurisdiction  into a consolidated payment plan, to provide a path for the reinstatement of driving privileges that are suspended because of failure to comply with the terms of a notice of traffic infraction, criminal complaint, or citation for a moving violation.

The bill directs the AOC to develop an application form to be used and states that they must consider input from the WA state district and municipal court judges’ association and a statewide association representing collection agencies.  The bill also lays out criteria to be used in determining whether someone qualifies for entry into the program.

 The law would take effect on Jan. 1, 2020

*Companion to SB5575