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 1.29.2020. Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Human Services, Reentry & Rehabilitation on 2.6.2020. Passed to Rules Committee for second reading on 2.7.2020. Placed on second reading by Rules Committee on 2.11.2020. 1st substitute bill substituted. Floor amendment(s) adopted. Rules suspended. Placed on Third Reading on 2.18.2020. IN THE HOUSE: First reading, referred to Public Safety on 2.24.2020. Public hearing in the House Committee on Public Safety on 2.25.2020. Executive action taken in the House Committee on Public Safety on 2.27.2020. 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. Committee amendment(s) adopted with no other amendments. .Rules suspended. Placed and passed on Third Reading on 3.5.2020. IN THE SENATE: Senate concurred in House amendments. Passed final passage on 3.10.2020. President signed on 3.12.2020. IN THE HOUSE: Speaker signed on 3.12.2020. (updated 3.13.2020) 

Legislative Session

2020

Status

In Progress

Sponsor

Sen. Saldana

It is the intent of the legislature to ensure the safety and welfare of people in Washington state by ending the operation of private detention facilities. The legislature finds that there are numerous documented abuses of people held in private detention facilities in Washington state and elsewhere. The legislature further finds that incarcerating persons in private detention facilities leads to cutting operational costs, which is dangerous and detrimental to Washingtonians. Therefore, it is the purpose of this act to eliminate the use of private detention operations in this state. 

This act is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety, or support of the state government and its existing public institutions, and takes effect immediately. 

Companion Bill