Legislature(1999 - 2000)

04/27/1999 01:55 PM FIN

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HOUSE BILL NO. 34                                                                                                               
"An Act relating to the crime of misprision of a crime                                                                          
against a child."                                                                                                               
Representative J. Davies MOVED to ADOPT Amendment 1 (copy on                                                                    
file). Co-Chair Mulder OBJECTED for the purpose of                                                                              
discussion. Amendment 1 would add on page 1, line 9                                                                             
"attempted murder, kidnapping, sexual penetration without                                                                       
consent, or assault where serious physical injury is                                                                            
inflicted on a child under 16 years of age, by another."                                                                        
REPRESENTATIVE FRED DYSON explained that the Department of                                                                      
Law recommended the amendment. He noted that the age of 16                                                                      
is arbitrary.                                                                                                                   
Co-Chair Therriault WITHDREW his objection. There being NO                                                                      
OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                                                   
Representative Foster MOVED to report CSHB 34 (FIN) out of                                                                      
Committee with the accompanying fiscal notes. Representative                                                                    
J. Davies OBJECTED for purpose of discussion.                                                                                   
Senator Dyson pointed out that federal legislation would                                                                        
prevent states from receiving funds under section 106 unless                                                                    
the Governor certified that the state had a law similar to                                                                      
HB 34.                                                                                                                          
Co-Chair Therriault noted that an updated fiscal note is                                                                        
expected. He observed that the legislation would be held for                                                                    
the upcoming fiscal note.                                                                                                       
HB 34 was HELD in Committee for further consideration.                                                                          

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