Police Accountability Bills Tracker

Bill Information Short Title Bill Status Bill Description
HB 1054 (Johnson) Police Tactics

2/27: Passed the House: 54 yes; 43 no; 0 absent; 1 excused

 

4/6: Passed the Senate: 27 yes; 22 no; 0 absent; 0 excused

5/18: Signed by the Governor.

HB 1054 will set a baseline of acceptable police tactics and equipment that make it clear that preserving and protecting human life must be law enforcement’s highest value.
HB 1267 (Entenman) Independent Investigations 3/3: Passed the House: 57 yes; 39 no; 0 absent; 2 excused

4/9: Passed the Senate: 27 yes; 22 no; 0 absent; 0 excused

5/18: Signed by the Governor.

HB 1267 creates an independent agency to investigate deadly uses of force, allowing families of those killed by police, as well as the community, to have faith that a proper investigation occurred.
HB 1202 (Thai) Peace Officer Accountability Act 2/24: On floor calendar in the House HB 1202 creates a new state level civil cause of action for the violation of state constitutional rights, which would provide a remedy for those who feel their rights have been violated.
HB 1310 (Johnson) Establishing a Duty of Reasonable Care 3/6: Passed the House: 55 yes; 42 no; 0 absent; 1 excused.

4/10: Passed the Senate: 26 yes; 23 no; 0 absent; 0 excused

5/18: Signed by the Governor.

HB 1310 establishes a duty of reasonable care for police officers when using force including exhausting all available de-escalation techniques; considering the characteristics and conditions of the person you are applying force to; terminating use of force as soon as possible; and using less lethal alternatives.
HB 1203 (Johnson) Community Oversight Boards 2/22: Referred to Rules Committee HB 1203 creates community oversight boards that allow the community the ability to review and provide input on the policies, discipline processes, and complaints for their local law enforcement agency.
HB 1089 (Ramos) I-940 Investigations Compliance Audits 2/10: Passed the House: 80 yes; 18 no; 0 absent; 0 excused

4/7: Passed the Senate: 42 yes; 7 no; 0 absent; 0 excused

4/12: House has concurred on Senate amendments. Passed final passage: 69 yes; 29 no; 0 absent; 0 excused

5/18: Signed by the Governor.

HB 1089 authorizes a review of deadly force investigations to determine whether the involved actors complied with all applicable rules and procedures.
HB 1088 (Lovick) Potential Impeachment Disclosures 2/10: Passed the House: 61 yes; 37 no; 0 absent; 0 excused

3/9: Passed the Senate: 46 yes; 3 no; 0 absent; 0 excused.

4/13: House has concurred on Senate amendments. Passed final passage: 63 yes; 35 no; 0 absent; 0 excused

5/18: Signed by the Governor.

HB 1088 requires the Washington Association of Prosecuting Attorneys to update its policy addressing potential impeachment disclosures.
HB 1507 (Entenman) Independent Prosecutions 2/15: Public hearing in the House Public Safety Committee HB 1507 will authorize the Office of the Attorney General to investigate and prosecute crimes involving the use of deadly force by police officers.
SB 5066 (Dhingra) Duty to Intervene 2/23: Passed the Senate: 28 yes; 21 no; 0 absent; 0 excused

4/7: Passed the House: 71 yes; 27 no; 0 absent; 0 excused

4/20: Senate concurred in House amendments. Passed final passage: 31 yes; 18 no; 0 absent; 0 excused.

5/18: Signed by the Governor.

SB 5066 requires officers to intervene and report when they see one of their own violating someone’s rights or using unnecessary force.
SB 5051 (Pedersen) State Oversight and Accountability Act 2/25: Passed the Senate: 26 yes; 19 no; 1 absent; 3 excused

4/7: Passed the House: 54 yes; 43 no; 0 absent; 1 excused

4/21: Senate concurred in House amendments. Passed final passage: 27 yes; 22 no; 0 absent; 0 excused.

5/18: Signed by the Governor.

SB 5051 expands ways for problem officers to be removed from the profession by modernizing the process of peace officer decertification and will increase community input at the Criminal Justice training Commission.
SB 5135 (Das) Unlawfully Summoning a Police Officer. 3/8: Passed the Senate: 28 yes; 21 no; 0 absent; 0 excused.

4/9: Passed the House: 58 yes; 40 no; 0 absent; 0 excused

5/18: Signed by the Governor.

SB 5153 authorizes a civil cause of action for the false summoning of a police officer.
SB 5089 (Kuderer) Hiring and Certification of Peace Officers 2/17: Senate Rules “X” file. SB 5089 requires individuals applying to peace officer positions to meet qualifications including being of 23 years of age, having an Associate of Arts or Science degree and following a 24 month probationary period upon being hired.
SB 5055 (Nguyen) Arbitrator Selection and Transparency.

2/18: Passed the Senate: 41 yes; 8 no; 0 absent; 0 excused

3/24: Passed the House: 60 yes; 38 no; 0 absent; 0 excused

4/7: 5/18: Signed by the Governor.

SB 5055 ensures that arbitration processes are not used as a shield against accountability.
SB 5134 (Salomon) Law Enforcement Collective Bargaining 1/14: Public hearing in the Senate Labor, Commerce & Tribal Affairs Committee SB 5134 creates standards including prohibiting collective bargaining agreements covering law enforcement officers from including certain provisions related to discipline and prohibiting the use of arbitration for appeals of the discipline for misconduct.
SB 5263 (Frockt) Felony Bar Rule 3/5: Passed the Senate: 28 yes; 20 no; 0 absent; 1 excused

4/8: Passed the House: 56 yes; 42 no; 0 absent; 0 excused

5/18: Signed by the Governor.

SB 5263 narrows the complete defense against certain personal injury or wrongful death lawsuits.
SB 5259 (Nobles) Concerning law enforcement data collection.

3/1: Passed the Senate: 46 yes; 2 no; 1 absent; 0 excused

4/6: Passed the House: 97 yes; 1 no; 0 absent; 0 excused

4/14: Passed final passage: 46 yes; 2 no; 0 absent; 1 excused.

5/18: Signed by the Governor.

SB 5259 mandates the collection of data on police uses of force so that we can study this issue.