Status Summary

First reading, referred to Human Services, Reentry & Rehabilitation on 1.15.19. No hearing scheduled yet. As of mid-March, the bill is dead. However, it could “come back" during the 2019 session as an amendment on another bill or other mechanisms, or next year (since bills technically stay alive for the full 2019-20 biennium). (updated 4.5.19)

Legislative Session

2019

Status

Died

Sponsor

O'Ban

Modifies language in RCW 26.44.080 and 26.44.030 regarding mandatory reporting and penalties by including any person who knowingly fails a report be made and/or obstructs the duty of a mandatory reporter to be guilty of a gross misdemeanor. 

Requires state contracts with youth-serving organizations to include a requirement that the organizations provide a signed acknowledgment of their compliance with the mandatory reporter posting law.