Status Summary

First reading, referred to Human Services, Reentry & Rehabilitation on 1.16.2020. Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Human Services, Reentry & Rehabilitation on 1.23.2020. Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Human Services, Reentry & Rehabilitation on 1.30.2020; majority pass. Referred to Rules Committee for second reading on 2.3.2020. Placed on second reading by Rules Committee on 2.18.2020. Rules suspended. Placed and passed on Third Reading on 2.19.2020. IN THE HOUSE: First reading, referred to Human Services & Early Learning on 2.24.2020. Public hearing in the House Committee on Human Services & Early Learning on 2.25.2020. Executive action taken in the House Committee on Human Services & Early Learning on 2.26.2020; majority pass. Referred to Rules 2 Review on 2.28.2020. Rules Committee relieved of further consideration. Placed on second reading on 3.4.2020. Mar 5. Rules suspended. Placed on Third Reading. Third reading, passed; Placed and passed on Third Reading on 3.5.2020. IN THE SENATE: President signed on 3.9.2020. IN THE HOUSE: Speaker signed on 3.10.2020. OTHER THAN LEGISLATIVE ACTION. Delivered to Governor on 3.11.2020. (updated 3.13.2020) 

Legislative Session

2020

Status

Passed

Sponsor

Sen. Cleveland

Upon the receipt of a report (and with exceptions provided in previous RCW) alleging abuse or neglect has occurred, the law enforcement agency or the department must investigate and provide the protective services section with a report and where necessary to refer such report to the court.

The bill also amends current law such that a person in good faith who makes are report or testifies shall be immune from any civil or criminal liability.