Status Summary

Passed out of the House. Had a public hearing in the Senate Committee on Human Services, Mental Health & Housing on Mar 14.

Legislative Session

2017

Status

In Progress

Sponsor

Orwall

 

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.