H.B.3003. Relating to law enforcement.

Washington House of Representatives
Last action 3 months ago
Polls (closed):
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Summary

                    Requires the criminal justice training commission, when developing curricula, to consider inclusion of alternatives to the use of physical or deadly force so that de-escalation tactics and less lethal alternatives are part of the decision-making process leading up to the consideration of deadly force.

Establishes a state policy that requires law enforcement personnel to provide or facilitate first aid that is rendered at the earliest opportunity to injured persons at a scene controlled by law enforcement.
                
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                    Requires an independent investigation to be completed to inform a determination of whether the use of deadly force met the good faith standard and satisfied other applicable laws and policies, except as required by federal consent decree, federal settlement agreement, or federal court order, where the use of deadly force by a peace officer results in death, substantial bodily harm, or great bodily harm.

Requires a law enforcement agency to notify the governor's office of Indian affairs when a law enforcement officer's application of force results in the death of a person who is an enrolled member of a federally recognized Indian tribe.

Requires the state to reimburse a peace officer, for all reasonable costs and expenses involved in his or her defense, if the officer is charged with a crime but found not guilty, or charges are dismissed by reason of justifiable homicide, use of deadly force, or self-defense.

Takes effect June 8, 2018, if Initiative Measure No. 940 is passed by the legislature during the 2018 regular legislative session and a referendum on the initiative under Article II, section 1 of the state Constitution is not certified by the secretary of state.
                

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Actions

  • Delivered to Governor.

    Thu, Mar 8th 2018
  • Speaker signed.

    Thu, Mar 8th 2018
  • Third reading, passed; yeas, 25; nays, 24; absent, 0; excused, 0.

    Thu, Mar 8th 2018
  • Held on calendar.

    Thu, Mar 8th 2018
  • Passed to Rules Committee for second reading.

    Thu, Mar 8th 2018
  • Placed on second reading by Rules Committee.

    Thu, Mar 8th 2018
  • Rules suspended. Placed on Third Reading.

    Thu, Mar 8th 2018
  • President signed.

    Thu, Mar 8th 2018
  • Rules suspended. Placed on Third Reading.

    Wed, Mar 7th 2018
  • Third reading, passed; yeas, 73; nays, 25; absent, 0; excused, 0.

    Wed, Mar 7th 2018
  • First reading, referred to Law & Justice.

    Wed, Mar 7th 2018
  • LAW - Majority; do pass.

    Wed, Mar 7th 2018
  • Minority; without recommendation.

    Wed, Mar 7th 2018
  • 1st substitute bill substituted.

    Wed, Mar 7th 2018
  • 1st substitute bill substituted.

    Wed, Mar 7th 2018
  • Floor amendment(s) adopted.

    Wed, Mar 7th 2018
  • PS - Majority; 1st substitute bill be substituted, do pass.

    Tue, Mar 6th 2018
  • Placed on second reading.

    Tue, Mar 6th 2018
  • PS - Majority; 1st substitute bill be substituted, do pass.

    Tue, Mar 6th 2018
  • Placed on second reading.

    Tue, Mar 6th 2018
  • First reading, referred to Public Safety (Not Officially read and referred until adoption of Introduction report).

    Mon, Feb 26th 2018