Introduced by Rep. Christopher Hurst (Enumclaw) (D) on January 9, 2012
Modifies current law to include vehicular homicide and vehicular assault in categories of crimes subject to increased penalties rather than those that currently exist for the same crimes. Companion Bill: SB 6052. Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on January 9, 2012
Substitute offered in the House on January 30, 2012
Dedicates a portion of excess funds in the Liquor Revolving Fund into the Account to be used for the costs to the DOC as a result of implementing the increased penalties.
Referred to the House Ways & Means Committee on January 31, 2012
Substitute offered in the House on February 7, 2012
Raises the seriousness level for the crime of vehicular homicide by driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Referred to the House Rules Committee on February 8, 2012
Amendment offered by Rep. Ed Orcutt (Kalama) (R) on February 13, 2012
Increases the seriousness levels for crimes of Vehicular Homicide and Vehicular Assault as follows (which makes the bill consistent with the original House bill): Vehicular Homicide by reckless driving is raised from a level VIII to a level X; Vehicular Homicide by disregard for the safety of others is raised from a level VII to a level VIII; and Vehicular Assault while driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is raised from a level IV to a level V.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on February 13, 2012