Status Summary

First reading, referred to Human Services, Reentry & Rehabilitation on 2.4.19. Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Human Services, Reentry & Rehabilitation on 2.13.19. Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Human Services, Reentry & Rehabilitation on 2.19.19; 1st substitute bill passed and referred to Ways & Means. Referred to Ways & Means on 2.21.19. Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means on 2.28.19. Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means on 3.1.19; passed 1st substitute bill and passed to Rules Committee for second reading. Placed on second reading by Rules Committee on 3.5.19. 1st substitute bill substituted. Rules suspended. Placed on Third Reading. Passed on third reading on 3.6.19. In the House: First reading, referred to Human Services & Early Learning on 3.8.19. Public hearing scheduled in the House Committee on Human Services & Early Learning on 3.15.19. Executive session scheduled, but no action taken, in the House Committee on Human Services & Early Learning on 3.20.19. Executive action taken in the House Committee on Human Services & Early Learning on 3.22.19; majority pass with amendments. Referred to Appropriations on 3.26.19. Public hearing in the House Committee on Appropriations on 4.6.19. Executive action taken in the House Committee on Appropriation on 4.8.19; Majority do pass with amendment(s) by Human Services & Early Learning. Referred to Rules 2 Review on 4.9.19. Rules Committee relieved of further consideration. Placed on second reading on 4.11.19. Committee recommendations adopted and the bill amended. Rules suspended. Placed and passed on Third Reading on 4.12.19. In the Senate: Senate concurred in House amendments. Passed final passage on 4.26.19. President signed on 4.23.19. In the House: Speaker signed on 4.27.19. Other than legislative action: Delivered to Governor on 4.29.19. (updated 5.3.19)

Legislative Session

2019

Status

Passed

Sponsor

Nguyen

SB 5815 amends RCW 13.40.205 to state that a juvenile placed in minimum security status may participate in work, educational, community restitution, or treatment programs in the community up to 16 hours a day if approved by the Secretary of the Department of Social and Health Services. This is a change from the previous 12 hours a day maximum.

RCW 72.05.405 is also amended to read that any juvenile who commits a serious infraction or a serious violation of conditions set by the department must, rather than shall, be returned to an institution.

*Companion to HB 1740*

Amendments:

Updated on 4.12.19:

1st substitute:

  • Requires increase in authority to allow a juvenile to leave a community facility in a single day to participate in approved activities to be managed within existing resources.
  • Requires JR to consult empirically validated best practices and evidence concerning most effective interventions before amending its infraction policy relating to use or possession of alcohol or controlled substances.

House Committee Amendments (Updated on 4.12.19):

  • Requires the DCYF to adopt and implement rules based on empirically validated best practices to appropriately address unlawful use or possession of controlled substances and alcohol committed by individuals placed in juvenile community facilities instead of consulting empirically validated best practices and evidence concerning most effective interventions before adopting an amended infraction policy.