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2010 House Bill 2596: Implementing new protocols in child sexual abuse investigations
  1. Introduced by Rep. Brendan Williams, (D-Olympia) (D) on January 11, 2010, requires using the help of child advocacy centers in the investigation of child sexual abuse cases.
    • Referred to the House Early Learning and Children's Services on January 11, 2010.
      • Substitute offered in the House on January 26, 2010, adds CSAPs to the entities with whom counties must coordinate in the development of protocols for investigating child sexual abuse. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on January 26, 2010.
    • Referred to the House Rules Committee on January 28, 2010.
  2. Passed 97 to 0 in the House on February 11, 2010, adds Children's Advocacy Centers to the list of local multidisciplinary entities with whom counties must coordinate in developing protocols for investigations of child abuse, neglect, and fatality. It also makes a technical change to establish uniformity in existing references to child protective services.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on February 13, 2010.
    • Referred to the Senate Human Services & Corrections Committee on February 13, 2010.
    • Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on February 26, 2010.
      • Amendment offered by Sen. James Hargrove (Hoquiam) (D) on March 5, 2010, to add an intent section regarding the procedures to be usedto preserve the defendants' (those who represent themselves in court) control over his or her trial and limit the trauma experienced by the victims. The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on March 5, 2010.
  4. Passed 48 to 0 in the Senate on March 5, 2010, creates a definition for Children's Advocacy Center within the chapter governing abuse and neglect of children. Adds Children's Advocacy Centersto the list of local multidisciplinary entities with whom counties must coordinate in developing protocols for investigations of child abuse, neglect, and fatality.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the Senate on March 10, 2010. Passed 47 to 0 in the Senate on March 10, 2010.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  6. Signed by Gov. Christine Gregoire on March 23, 2010, creates a definition for Children's Advocacy Center within the chapter governing abuse and neglect of children. Adds Children's Advocacy Centersto the list of local multidisciplinary entities with whom counties must coordinate in developing protocols for investigations of child abuse, neglect, and fatality.

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