Bill #2178 State of Washington Act related to deviant ritualistic acts adding a new chapte

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Bill #2178 State of Washington Act related to deviant ritualistic acts adding a new chapter to title 9 ARCW creating a new section prescribing penalties and declaring an emergency. Be it enacted by the legislature of the State of Washington. Section 1 This act is necessary for the public peace, health, morals, saftey, and welfare, the support of state government and it's existing public institutions, and shall take place immediately. New Section Section 2 The legislature recognises that; 1.) The preamble of the constitution of the State of Washington affirmatively states "We, the people of the state of Washington, greatful to the supreme ruler of the Universe for our liberties, do ordain this constitution;" 2.) Article 1, Section 11 of the Washington state constitution provides that "absolute freedom of conscience in all matters of religious sentiment, belief and worship, shall be guaranteed to every individual, and no one shall be molested or disturbed in person or property on account of religion; but the liberty of conscience hereby secured shall not be so construed as to excuse acts of licentiousness or justify practices inconsistant with the peace and safety of the state;" and 3.) The state, under it's police powers, may enact laws in order to promote the public peace, health, morales, and safety. New Section Section 3 "Ritualistic" means those pecular characteristics of acts undertaken as part of a ceremony, rite, initiation, observance, performance, or practice. Ritualistic acts include those acts that are intended to result in, or that result in: 1.) The ritualistic mutalation, dismemberment, torture, abuse, or sacrifice of animals; or 2.) The ritualistic ingestion of human or animal blood or human or animal waste. The ritualistic acts defined in this section are destructive of the peace, health, morales, and saftey of the citizens of this state and are hereby prohibited. Every person violating this section is guilty of a misdemeanor. Each violation that occurs under this section shall be considered a seperate violation. All crimes under this section shall be given a seriousness score of 1 under rcw 9.94A.310 New Section Section 4 1.) Ritualistic mutalation, dismemberment, or torture of a human when undertaken as part of a ceremony, rite, initiation, observance, performance, or practice is a crime and every person violating this subsection is guilty of a class A felony. 2.) Ritualistic sexual abuse of children or a physically or mentally disabled adult when undertaken as part of a ceremony, rite, initiation, observance, performance, or practice is a crime and every person violating this subsection is guilty of a class B felony. 3.) Ritualistic psychological abuse of children or of a phsycially or mentally disabled adult when undertaken as part of a ceremony, rite, initiation, observance, performance, or practice is a crime and every person violating this subsection is guilty of a Gross Misdemeanor. 4.) Each violation of this section shall be considered violation. The crimes described in sections one and two of this section shall be given a seriousness score of 9 under rcw 9.94A.310. The crimes described in subsection 3 of this section shall be given a seriousness score of 2 under rcw 9.94A.310. New Section Section 5 Sections 2-4 of this act shall constitute a new chapter in Title 9a RCW. New Section Section 6 The provisions of this act are to be liberally construed to effectuate the polices of this act. New Section Section 7 If any provision of this act or it's application to any person or circumstance is held invalid, the remainder of the act or the application of the provision to other persons or circumstances is not effected. End of Bill. The above is for State of Washington

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