Domestic violence bills advance
March 2, 2023
OLYMPIA — Victims of domestic violence will get more protection under a package of bills now moving through the state Legislature.
Rep. Lauren Davis, D-Shoreline, is sponsoring House Bill 1715.
The law would require electronic monitoring of accused abusers with victim notification. It would also change the process for surrendering firearms and creates provisions under which a domestic violence victim can terminate a rental agreement.
Among other provisions, H.B. 1715 would establish the Domestic Violence Lethality Hotline.
Davis said her bill rejects the “status quo,” where victims...