5605 AMH KAGI WICK 249

SB 5605 - H AMD TO ELHS COMM AMD (H4568.1/16) 927

By Representative Kagi

ADOPTED 03/04/2016

On page 2, beginning on line 34 of the striking amendment, after "(3)" strike all material through "arrest." on line 37 and insert "A police officer shall, at the request of a parent or guardian, arrest the sixteen or seventeen year old child of that parent or guardian if the officer has probable cause to believe that the child has assaulted a family or household member as defined in RCW 10.99.020 in the preceding four hours. Nothing in this subsection removes a police officer's existing authority provided in this section to make an arrest."

 

 

EFFECT:   Makes the following change to the underlying striking amendment:

    Specifies that police officers shall, at the request of a parent or guardian, arrest a 16 or 17 year old if the officer has probable cause to believe the child has committed a domestic violence assault in the last four hours.

    Specifies that the requirement for officers to make a domestic violence assault arrest of 16 and 17 year olds based on a parent's request does not remove a police officer's existing authority to make an arrest.

 

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