Status Summary

Executive action taken in the House Committee on Public Safety on 2/1. The bill heard and passed in Appropriations on 2/6 and was referred to Rules 2 Review. On 2/8 passed on third reading by Rules Committee, passed; yeas, 98; nays, 0; absent, 0; excused, 0. HB2892 passed with amendments in the Senate Law and Justice Committee on 2/22 and was referred to Ways and Means. Heard in Ways & Means on 2/24. Exec. action taken on 2/26; majority passed with amendment(s) by Ways & Means and referred to Rules for second reading. Placed on second reading by Rules on 2/28. The bill has not yet come up for a vote. On 3/2, Committee amendment(s) adopted with no other amendments. Rules suspended and placed on third reading. Passed on third reading yeas, 48; nays, 0; absent, 0; excused, 1. On 3/5, House concurred in Senate amendments. Passed final passage; yeas, 97; nays, 0; absent, 0; excused, 1. On 3/8, Speaker signed. The bill needs to be signed by the president of the Senate and then sent to the Governor for action. (updated 3/8)

Legislative Session

2018

Status

In Progress

Sponsor

Rep. Lovick

When funded, the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs shall develop and implement a mental health field response team grant program. The program will assist local law enforcement agencies in developing and operating mental health field response team capabilities utilizing the expertise of mental health professionals. 
Grants will be awarded to two agencies; one from the west side of the state and one to the east of the Cascades. 
2892 also directs WSIPP to conduct a study on whether the use of mental health field response improves outcomes of interactions with persons experiencing behavioral health crises.