SENATE BILL 6763





                        57th Legislature

                      2002 Regular Session


Passed by the Senate March 11, 2002

  YEAS 41   NAYS 0




President of the Senate


Passed by the House March 7, 2002

  YEAS 88   NAYS 6



I, Tony M. Cook, Secretary of the Senate of the State of Washington, do hereby certify that the attached is  SENATE BILL 6763 as passed by the Senate and the House of Representatives on the dates hereon set forth.




Speaker of the

      House of Representatives









Approved Place Style On Codes above, and Style Off Codes below.  





Governor of the State of Washington

                   Secretary of State

                  State of Washington



                         SENATE BILL 6763



                      AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE


             Passed Legislature - 2002 Regular Session


State of Washington   57th Legislature        2002 Regular Session


By Senators Costa, Hargrove, Long, Carlson, Winsley and Kohl‑Welles


Read first time 02/01/2002.  Referred to Committee on Human Services & Corrections.

Creating a task force on services for crime victims. 

    AN ACT Relating to a task force on funding for community-based services to victims of crime; adding a new section to chapter 43.31 RCW; and providing an expiration date.




    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 1.  A new section is added to chapter 43.31 RCW to read as follows:

    (1) There is created the Washington state task force on funding for community-based services to victims of crime.

    (2) The task force shall consist of the following members:

    (a) The director of the office of community development, or the director's designee;

    (b) The secretary of the department of social and health services, or the secretary's designee;

    (c) The director of the department of labor and industries, or the director's designee;

    (d) At least eleven, but not more than fifteen, additional members, selected by the director of the office of community development, including:  At least one representative each of community-based organizations that focus on providing services to homicide survivors, assault victims (other than sexual assault and domestic violence), robbery victims, child abuse victims, and victims of drunk and drugged drivers (vehicular assault and vehicular homicide); one representative of organizations that provide services primarily to domestic violence victims; one representative of organizations providing services primarily to sexual assault victims; one representative of programs that provide services to victims who are deaf, blind, or otherwise disabled; one representative of organizations that provide services solely for victims to whom English is a second language; one representative of victim service programs administered by law enforcement agencies; and one representative of victim/witness assistance programs administered by county prosecuting attorneys;

    (e) Four legislators, two from the senate to be chosen by the president of the senate and two from the house of representatives to be chosen by the speaker of the house of representatives.  Not more than one member from each chamber may be a member of the largest political party caucus.

    (3) The task force shall be chaired by the director of the office of community development, or the director's designee.

    (4) The task force shall carry out the following activities:

    (a) Measure and evaluate the progress of the state in providing funding to community-based programs that provide services to victims of crime, especially the underserved victim populations identified as:  Homicide survivors, physical assault victims (nondomestic violence and nonsexual assault related), robbery victims, child abuse victims, vehicular assault and homicide victims and survivors, and victims of property crimes;

    (b) Identify available federal, state, and local programs that provide services to underserved victims as defined in (a) of this subsection;

    (c) Identify federal and private funds, including funds from foundations and other nonprofit organizations, that may be available for community-based programs that provide services to crime victims;

    (d) Make recommendations on methods to provide a cost-effective coordinated system of support and assistance to persons who are victims of crime;

    (e) Make recommendations on funding necessary to provide appropriate services to the underserved victims, with recommendations on revenue sources; and

    (f) Identify statutory and administrative barriers to improving the delivery of cost-effective and coordinated services to crime victims.

    (5) State and local government agencies that participate in the delivery of services to crime victims shall, upon request, provide information and technical assistance to the task force, within existing funds.

    (6) The task force shall report its findings and recommendations to the governor and the legislature by November 30, 2002.

    (7) The office of community development shall provide necessary administrative and clerical support to the task force.

    (8) The members of the task force shall serve without compensation, but shall be reimbursed for travel expenses as provided in RCW 43.03.050 and 43.03.060.

    (9) The task force expires March 1, 2003.

    (10) This section expires March 1, 2003.


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