The following were supported by WCSAP in the 2022 Legislative Session. We engaged in lobbying, provided written/spoken testimony, and/or sign-on support. We worked collaboratively with many stakeholders and partners in our legislative work. To see more about how we decide what bills to support, check out WCSAP Guiding Policy Values.
State Budget Proviso
Our legislative priority was to ensure continuity of crime victim services impacted by reductions in federal victims of crime act funding and help address increased demand for crime victim services attributable to the COVID-19 pandemic. Exceeding our request of $7.5M, this has been funded at $6.8M for FY 2022 and $15.7M for FY 2023.
HB 1916 (Orwall)
This was an important comprehensive sexual assault bill that did not pass. However, there are aspects of this bill found in the budget: