|Passed by the Senate March 5, 2012|
President of the Senate
Passed by the House March 1, 2012
Speaker of the House of Representatives
I, Thomas Hoemann, Secretary of the Senate of the State of Washington, do hereby certify that the attached is SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL 6403 as passed by the Senate and the House of Representatives on the dates hereon set forth.
|Approved March 29, 2012, 3:45 p.m.|
Governor of the State of Washington
March 29, 2012
Secretary of State
State of Washington
|State of Washington||62nd Legislature||2012 Regular Session|
READ FIRST TIME 02/03/12.
AN ACT Relating to removing financial barriers to persons seeking vulnerable adult protection orders; amending RCW 74.34.140; and adding a new section to chapter 74.34 RCW.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
NEW SECTION. Sec. 1 A new section is added to chapter 74.34 RCW
to read as follows:
A public agency may not charge a fee for filing or service of process to petitioners seeking relief under this chapter. Petitioners must be provided the necessary number of certified copies at no cost.
Sec. 2 RCW 74.34.140 and 1986 c 187 s 8 are each amended to read
When an order for protection under RCW 74.34.130 is issued upon request of the petitioner, the court may order a peace officer to assist in the execution of the order of protection. A public agency may not charge a fee for service of process to petitioners seeking relief under this chapter. Petitioners must be provided the necessary number of certified copies at no cost.