Status Summary

First reading, referred to Human Services, Reentry & Rehabilitation on 1.15.19. Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Human Services, Reentry & Rehabilitation on 1.24.19. Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Human Services, Reentry & Rehabilitation on 1.29.19; passed and referred to Ways & Means. Referred to Ways & Means on 1.31.19. Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means on 2.6.19. Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means on 2.26.19; 1st substituted bill passed. Passed to Rules Committee for second reading on 3.1.19. Placed on second reading by Rules Committee. 1st substitute bill substituted. Rules suspended. Placed on Third Reading. Passed on third reading on 3.7.19. In the House: First reading, referred to Appropriations on 3.9.19. Public hearing in the House Committee on Appropriations on 3.18.19. The bill did not get out of Appropriations and therefore is dead. (updated 4.19.19)

Legislative Session

2019

Status

Died

Sponsor

Saldana

Modifies language in RCW 74.62.030 and 43.185C.220 regarding “qualifying family members” to include:

  • A victim’s spouse, children, parents, unmarried minor siblings when victim is under 21, and
  • A victim’s spouse and children when the victim is 21 or older 

This bill also clarifies definitions for “victim of human trafficking” to include noncitizens and certain qualifying family member, as well as the establishment of a food assistance program for victims of human trafficking as defined in RCW 74.04.005. 

Amendments:

Updated on 4.12.19:

1st substitute:

  • Clarified that a victim of human trafficking is eligible for MCS if they are not eligible for Apple Health for Kids.
  • Changed provisions relating to state family assistance and state food assistance to take effect August 1, 2020.
  • Clarified the alleged victim's trafficker is not eligible as a qualifying family member.