Status Summary

Referred to the Law and Justice committee, but was not scheduled for a hearing and therefore is dead.
(updated 2/15)

Legislative Session





Sen. O'Ban


Effective January 1, 2019, individuals, corporations, and businesses that are website operators and illegally participate in online child sex trafficking websites must be prosecuted to the full extent of WA criminal statutes and subject to the full range of penalties and remedies under WA criminal and civil law, both statutory and common law.

A website does not need to actually provide or author content to be responsible in part for that content.