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2021 House Bill 1088: Concerning potential impeachment disclosures
Introduced by Rep. John Lovick (Mill Creek) (D) on January 11, 2021
Referred to the House Civil Rights & Judiciary Committee on January 11, 2021
Substitute offered in the House on January 29, 2021
Requires the Washington Association of Prosecuting Attorneys to update its policy addressing potential impeachment disclosures and develop online training consistent with the policy.
Referred to the House Rules Committee on February 9, 2021
Amendment offered by Rep. Greg Gilday (Island) (R) on February 10, 2021
Provides that a law enforcement agency must report an officer's conduct to a prosecutor within 10 days of making a finding 6 or determination (rather than discovery) that the officer engaged in an act that is potentially exculpatory or misconduct that affects credibility.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on February 10, 2021
Amendment offered by Rep. Brad Klippert (Benton) (R) on February 10, 2021
Extends the time period within which a law enforcement 5 agency must report an officer's act that may be exculpatory or misconduct that affects the officer's credibility from 10 days to 45 days after discovery of the act or misconduct.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on February 10, 2021
Received in the Senate on February 12, 2021
Referred to the Senate Law & Justice Committee on February 12, 2021
Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on March 5, 2021
Amendment offered in the Senate on March 9, 2021
Committee Amendment: Requires a written protocol addressing impeachment disclosures be developed and adopted by county prosecutors no later than July 1, 2022 instead of a model policy established by WAPA. Requires the CJTC provide online training regarding impeachment disclosures or contract with an organization that serves prosecuting attorneys in Washington to do so. Specifies a prosecutor must respond to a request for verification within 10 days. Provides immunity from civil liability for sharing impeachment information about a peace officer in good faith.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on March 9, 2021
Received in the House on April 13, 2021
Signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on May 18, 2021

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