E3SHB 1873 -
By Senators Haugen, Shin, Sheldon, Brandland, Berkey, Carrell, and Hargrove
OUT OF ORDER 03/06/2008
On page 4, beginning on line 20 of the amendment, after "her"
strike all material through "
are))" on line 21, and insert "(( minor))
child(( , and the mother or father, or both, of a child on whom either,
or both, are)) under the age of twenty-six"
On page 4, beginning on line 22 of the amendment, strike "or who has had significant involvement in a child's life,"
EFFECT: Amends the wrongful death of a child statute to allow a parent of an adult child under the age of 26 to bring a cause of action without having to show financial dependence on the child. Removes the ability of a parent who had "significant involvement" in an adult child's life to bring the action without having to show financial dependency.