Status Summary

First reading, referred to Public Safety on 1.23.19. Public hearing scheduled in the House Committee on Public Safety at on 2.15.19. Executive session taken in the House Committee on Public Safety on 2.19.19; majority pass. Referred to Rules 2 Review on 2.22.19. Rules Committee relieved of further consideration. Placed on second reading on 3.5.19. Rules suspended. Placed on Third Reading. Passed on third reading on 3.6.19. In the Senate: First reading, referred to Law & Justice on 3.8.19. Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Law & Justice on 3.26.19. Scheduled for executive session in the Senate Committee on Law & Justice on 4.2.19; majority pass with amendment(s). Passed to Rules Committee for second reading on 4.3.19. Placed on second reading consent calendar on 4.9.19. Committee amendment(s) adopted with no other amendments. Rules suspended. Placed on Third Reading on 4.16.19. In the House: House concurred on Senate amendments; passed the bill, final passage on 4.23.19. Speaker signed on 4.25.19. In the Senate: President signed on 4.25.19. Other than legislative action: Delivered to Governor on 4.26.19. (updated 5.3.19)

Legislative Session

2019

Status

Passed

Sponsor

Klippert

This act incorporates additional protections concerning confidentiality for child victims of sexual assault by amending RCW 10.97.130 and RCW 42.56.240.

RCW 42.56.240 is reenacted and amended to include that information revealing the specific details that describe an alleged or proven child victim of sexual assault under age 18, or the identity or contact information of an alleged or proven child victim of sexual assault who is under age 18. This protected information includes:

§  The child victim’s name;

§  Addresses, location; and

§  Phone numbers, email addresses, social media profiles, and usernames/passwords.

The same changes are made in RCW 10.97.130, in addition to establishing that the mentioned identity and contact information are confidential and not subject to release to the press or public without the permission of the child victim and the child’s legal guardian.

Amendments:

Senate Committee Amendments (Updated on 4.12.19):

Clarified that the bill does not apply to court documents or other materials admitted in open judicial proceedings.