2019 Legislative Session in Review



Date of Publication
July, 2019

2019 proved to be one of the most successful policy years on record for sexual assault issues in our great state!

WCSAP had a robust legislative agenda and worked diligently to push forward key policies that would strengthen responses to sexual violence and advance the rights of survivors.

We actively advocated for rape kit reform, the repair of a problematic supreme court ruling about sexual assault protection orders, eliminating/modifying the statute of limitations on sex crimes, revising the definition of Rape 3, protecting victim privacy, and maintaining critical victim service funding.

We are thrilled to report that ALL WCSAP priority items passed the legislature and were signed into law by Governor Inslee.