On Monday February 20, 2017, the Washington State House of Representative passed HB 1384. HB 1384 is a measure that protects victims of sexual assault. The bill now heads to the Senate.
The new law would extend sexual assault protection orders beyond two years. Under current Washington law, sexual assault victims can get a protection order for only up to two years. If they desire protection for a longer period of time they must return to court to get another order. The new bill eliminates this extra step and allows courts to issue permanent orders to sexual assault victims; anyone violating a protection order is subject to criminal charges and all the consequences associated thereto.
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