Chapters 9.94A and 9.94B RCW
Revisions or modifications of standard sentence ranges or other standards, together with any additional list of standard sentence ranges, shall be submitted to the legislature at least every two years.
[1986 c 257 § 19; 1981 c 137 § 7. Formerly RCW 9.94A.070.]
(1) Within funds appropriated for this purpose, the sentencing guidelines commission shall establish and maintain a sex offender policy board.
(i) Undertake projects to assist policymakers in making informed judgments about issues relating to sex offender policy; and
(ii) Conduct case reviews of sex offense incidents to understand performance of Washington’s sex offender prevention and response systems.
(3) The sex offender policy board shall consist of thirteen voting members. Unless the member is specifically named in this section, the following organizations shall designate a person to sit on the board. The voting membership shall consist of the following:
(a) A representative of the Washington association of sheriffs and police chiefs;
(b) A representative of the Washington association of prosecuting attorneys;
(c) A representative of the Washington association of criminal defense lawyers;
(d) The chair of the indeterminate sentence review board or his or her designee;
(e) A representative of the Washington association for the treatment of sex offenders;
(f) The secretary of the department of corrections or his or her designee;
(g) A representative of the Washington state superior court judge’s association;
(h) The assistant secretary of the juvenile rehabilitation administration or his or her designee;
(i) The office of crime victims advocacy in the department of commerce;
(j) A representative of the Washington State association of counties;
(k) A representative of the Washington State association of cities;
(l) A representive of the Washington association of sexual assault programs; and
(m) The director of the special commitment center or his or her designee.
(4) The board shall choose its chair by majority vote among its voting membersip. The chair’s term shal be two years.
(5) As appropriate, the board shall consult with the criminal justice division in the attorney general’s office and the Washington institute for public policy.
(6) Members of the board shall receive no compensation but may be reimbursed for travel expenses as provided in RCW 43.03.050 and 43.03.060.
[2011 e1 c 40 §37; 2008 c 249 § 3]
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