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2019 House Bill 1513: Providing timely competency evaluations and restoration services to persons suffering from behavioral health disorders.
Introduced by Rep. Laurie Jinkins (Tacoma) (D) on January 23, 2019
Referred to the House Civil Rights & Judiciary Committee on January 23, 2019
Substitute offered in the House on February 20, 2019
Creates the role of the forensic navigator. Expands on the offenses eligible for law enforcement diversion authority. Authorizes courts to consider outpatient competency restoration options for nonfelony offenses and certain felony offenses. Limits nonfelony competency restoration to instances where a prosecuting attorney proves the existence of a compelling state interest for restoration.
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on February 22, 2019