Chapter 9.94A RCW
(1) The commission consists of sixteen voting members, one of whom the governor shall designate as chairperson. With the exception of ex officio voting members, the voting members of the commission shall be appointed by the governor, subject to confirmation by the senate.
(2) The voting membership consists of the following:
(a) The head of the state agency having general responsibility for adult correction programs, as an ex officio member;
(b) The director of financial management or designee, as an ex officio member;
(c) Until June 30, 1998, the chair of the indeterminate sentence review board, as an ex officio member;
(d) The chair of the clemency and pardons board, as an ex officio member;
(e) Two prosecuting attorneys;
(f) Two attorneys with particular expertise in defense work;
(g) Four persons who are superior court judges;
(h) One person who is the chief law enforcement officer of a county or city;
(i) Three members of the public who are not and have never been prosecutors, defense attorneys, judges, or law enforcement officers;
In making the appointments, the governor shall seek the recommendations of Washington prosecutors in respect to the prosecuting attorney members, of the Washington state bar association in respect to the attorney members, of the association of superior court judges in respect to the members who are judges, and of the Washington association of sheriffs and police chiefs in respect to the member who is a law enforcement officer.
(3) All voting members of the commission, except ex officio voting members, shall serve terms of three years and until their successors are appointed and confirmed. However, the governor shall stagger the terms by appointing four of the initial members for terms of one year, four for terms of two years, and four for terms of three years.
(4) The speaker of the house of representatives and the president of the senate may each appoint two nonvoting members to the commission, one from each of the two largest caucuses in each house. The members so appointed shall serve two-year terms, or until they cease to be members of the house from which they were appointed, whichever occurs first.
(5) The members of the commission shall be reimbursed for travel expenses as provided in RCW 43.03.050 and 43.03.060. Legislative members shall be reimbursed by their respective houses as provided under RCW 44.04.120, as now existing or hereafter amended. Members shall be compensated in accordance with RCW 43.03.250.
[1993 c 11 § 1; 1988 c 157 § 2; 1984 c 287 § 10; 1981 c 137 § 6. Recodified in 2001 as RCW 9.94A.860.]
Effective date -- 1993 c 11: "This act is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety, or support of the state government and its existing public institutions, and shall take effect immediately [April 12, 1993]." [1993 c 11 § 2.]
Application -- 1988 c 157: See note following RCW 9.94A.030.
Legislative findings -- Severability -- Effective date -- 1984 c 287: See notes following RCW 43.03.220.
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