Status Summary

First reading, referred to Law & Justice on 2.11.19.  Scheduled for public hearing in the Senate Committee on Law & Justice on 2.18.19. Scheduled for executive session in the Senate Committee on Law & Justice on 2.21.19; 1st substitute bill passed.  Passed to Rules Committee for second reading on 2.22.19. Placed on second reading by Rules Committee on 3.7.19. 1st substitute bill substituted. Rules suspended. Placed on Third Reading. Passed on Third Reading on 3.11.19. In the House: First reading, referred to Civil Rights & Judiciary on 3.12.19. Public hearing in the House Committee on Civil Rights & Judiciary on 3.26.19. Executive action in the House Committee on Civil Rights & Judiciary on 3.28.19; majority pass. Referred to Rules 2 Review on 4.1.19. Rules Committee relieved of further consideration. Placed on second reading on 4.8.19. Rules suspended. Placed on Third Reading and Passed on 4.10.19. In the Senate: President signed on 4.12.19. In the House: Speaker signed on 4.15.19. Other than legislative action: Delivered to Governor on 4.16.19. On 4.19.19, Governor signed. Chapter 90, 2019 Laws. Effective date: 7/28/2019. (updated 5.3.19)

Legislative Session

2019

Status

Passed

Sponsor

Padden

SB 5885 allows for the admissibility of testimony of children in evidence in dependency and criminal proceedings, including juvenile offense adjudications.

Furthermore, and most importantly, SB 5885 allows for admissibility of testimony by a child when they are under the age of 16 that describes any act of trafficking under RCW 94A.40.100 performed with or on the child or that described any attempted act of trafficking under RCW 9A.40.100 with or on the child.

Amendments:

Updated on 4.12.19:

1st substitute:

  • Crimes associated with the commercial sexual abuse of a minor are added to those crimes for which a hearsay exemption is allowed for minors under the age of sixteen.