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. No hearing scheduled yet. (updated 3.15.19)

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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.