Status Summary

Passed out of the House. Passed out of the Senate on Apr 11. House concurred in Senate amendments on Apr 17. Governor partially vetoed on May 10. Effective date is 7/23/17.

Legislative Session






HB 1612 would create a public-private partnership fund to implement a suicide-safer home public education campaign in the coming years.  Subject to the availability of amounts appropriated for this specific purpose, a suicide-safer homes task force is established to raise public awareness and increase suicide prevention education among new partners who are in key positions to help reduce suicide. The task force shall be administered and staffed by the University of Washington school of social work. The suicide-safer homes task force comprises a suicide prevention and firearms subcommittee and a suicide prevention and health care subcommittee.