Sexual assault victims’ rights

S.E.A. 146, P.L. 58 Effective: July 1, 2020 Provides rights to sexual assault victims, including the right to: (1) speak with a victim advocate or victim service provider, if available, and a victims assistance or a social worker, if a victim advocate or victim … [Read more...]

Deposition of a child victim

S.E.A. 206, P.L. 62 Effective: March 18, 2020 Defines "child victim" as a child less than 16 years of age who is the victim of a sex offense and specifies that a child victim has the right to confer with a representative of the prosecuting attorney's office before … [Read more...]

Address confidentiality program

S.E.A. 424, P.L. 149 Effective: July 1, 2020 Allows a victim of harassment, human trafficking, intimidation, or invasion of privacy to participate in the address confidentiality program (program) of the office of the attorney general (office). (Currently the law … [Read more...]

Sexual assault victims’ rights

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard SB 146 on sexual assault victims' rights sponsored by Reps. Schaibley and DeVon. The bill provides rights to sexual assault victims, including the right to speak with a sexual assault counselor before a forensic medical … [Read more...]

Depositions of children

For amend and vote, the House Judiciary Committee heard SB 206 on depositions of children, sponsored by Reps. Torr and Schaibley. The bill defines "deposition" to include interviews, recorded statements, and depositions; creates certain procedures and protections in a … [Read more...]

Address confidentiality program

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard SB 424 sponsored by Reps. Engleman, Bartlett, and Schaibley regarding the address confidentiality program.  The bill allows a victim of harassment, human trafficking, intimidation, or invasion of privacy to participate … [Read more...]

Sexual assault victims’ rights

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard SB 146 authored by Sens. Doriot, Ruckelshaus, and Merritt regarding sexual assault victims' rights. The bill provides rights to sexual assault victims, including the right to: (1) have a sexual assault counselor present before or … [Read more...]

Address confidentiality program

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard SB 424 authored by Sen. Rogers regarding the address confidentiality program. The bill allows a victim of harassment, human trafficking, intimidation, or invasion of privacy to participate in the address confidentiality program … [Read more...]