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2017 House Bill 1153: Concerning crimes against vulnerable persons
Introduced by Rep. Roger Goodman (KirkLand) (D) on January 12, 2017
Referred to the House Public Safety Committee on January 12, 2017
Substitute offered in the House on January 19, 2017
Lowers the requisite mental state for the crimes of Criminal Mistreatment in the first and second degree from recklessness to criminal negligence. ? Creates the crimes of Theft from a Vulnerable Adult in the first degree and second degree, applicable when a person commits theft of property or services from a person the defendant knows or should know is a vulnerable adult. ?Categorizes Criminal Mistreatment (first and second degree) and Theft from a Vulnerable Adult as crimes against persons. ? Encourages counties to develop written protocols for handling criminal cases involving vulnerable adults, and outlines requirements for vulnerable adult advocacy teams. The substitute makes non-substantive wording changes for clarification and to correct errors.
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on January 24, 2017
Amendment offered by Rep. Roger Goodman (KirkLand) (D) on February 27, 2017
Removes the provision allowing a vulnerable adult to authorize disclosure of confidential information communicated to or created by a vulnerable adult advocacy team.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on February 27, 2017
Received in the Senate on March 2, 2017
Referred to the Senate Law & Justice Committee on March 2, 2017
Referred to the Senate Ways & Means Committee on March 29, 2017
Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on April 4, 2017
Signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on May 10, 2017