Status Summary

The bill was heard, amended and passed in the Senate Committee on Human Services & Corrections. On 2/12, it was then heard and passed on third reading; yeas, 35; nays, 12; absent, 0; excused, 2.
On 2/15, first reading in the House and referred to Early Learning & Human Services
The bill was heard on 2/20 .
Exec. action taken on 2/23.; ELHS majority passed with amendment(s) and referred to Appropriations.
Heard in Appropriations on 2/24 and exec. action taken on 2/26; passed with amendment(s) by ELHS and referred to Rules.
Placed on second reading by Rules on 2/27.
On 2/28, Committee amendments adopted. Rules suspended. Placed on third reading. Passed on third reading; yeas, 58; nays, 40; absent, 0; excused, 0
On 3/5, Senate concurred in House amendments. Passed final passage; yeas, 31; nays, 18; absent, 0; excused, 0.
Once signed by the Speaker and President of the Senate the bill will be delivered to the Governor for action.
(updated 3/8)

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Sen. Kuderer

SB6160 transfers certain offenses committed by youth aged 16 or 17 from the exclusive jurisdiction of adult court to the exclusive jurisdiction of juvenile court. 
The bill increases determinate sentencing ranges for juveniles aged 16 or 17 charged in juvenile court of these offenses. 
Further, the reach of the Option B Juvenile Suspended Disposition Alternative is expanded; discretionary decline hearings for juveniles under 15 who are not charged with murder 1 or murder 2 and who are not charged with a serious violent offense are eliminated; and the age limit for confinement in a juvenile rehabilitation institution is extended from 21 to 25.

Amendments on the Senate floor create the following changes: 

Creates a sentencing enhancement in juvenile court requiring the court to add three months total confinement to a sentence, to be served consecutively, when the court finds the respondent is 16 or 17 years old and committed the offense of robbery in the first degree, drive-by shooting, rape of a child in the first degree, burglary in the first degree, or any violent offense as defined in RCW 9.94A.030 and was armed with a firearm, and the court finds that the respondent's participation was related to membership in a criminal street gang or advancing the benefit, aggrandizement, gain, profit, or other advantage for a criminal street gang.