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Chapter 9.94A RCW
Sentencing Reform Act of 1981
Applicable to Crimes Committed From August 1, 2009 - June 9, 2010

9.94A.507
Sentencing of nonpersistent offenders.

(1) An offender who is not a persistent offender shall be sentenced under this section if the offender:

     (a) Is convicted of:

     (i) Rape in the first degree, rape in the second degree, rape of a child in the first degree, child molestation in the first degree, rape of a child in the second degree, or indecent liberties by forcible compulsion;

     (ii) Any of the following offenses with a finding of sexual motivation: Murder in the first degree, murder in the second degree, homicide by abuse, kidnapping in the first degree, kidnapping in the second degree, assault in the first degree, assault in the second degree, assault of a child in the first degree, assault of a child in the second degree, or burglary in the first degree; or

     (iii) An attempt to commit any crime listed in this subsection (1)(a); or

     (b) Has a prior conviction for an offense listed in RCW 9.94A.030(33)(b), and is convicted of any sex offense other than failure to register.

     (2) An offender convicted of rape of a child in the first or second degree or child molestation in the first degree who was seventeen years of age or younger at the time of the offense shall not be sentenced under this section.

     (3)(a) Upon a finding that the offender is subject to sentencing under this section, the court shall impose a sentence to a maximum term and a minimum term.

     (b) The maximum term shall consist of the statutory maximum sentence for the offense.

     (c)(i) Except as provided in (c)(ii) of this subsection, the minimum term shall be either within the standard sentence range for the offense, or outside the standard sentence range pursuant to RCW 9.94A.535, if the offender is otherwise eligible for such a sentence.

     (ii) If the offense that caused the offender to be sentenced under this section was rape of a child in the first degree, rape of a child in the second degree, or child molestation in the first degree, and there has been a finding that the offense was predatory under RCW 9.94A.836, the minimum term shall be either the maximum of the standard sentence range for the offense or twenty-five years, whichever is greater. If the offense that caused the offender to be sentenced under this section was rape in the first degree, rape in the second degree, indecent liberties by forcible compulsion, or kidnapping in the first degree with sexual motivation, and there has been a finding that the victim was under the age of fifteen at the time of the offense under RCW 9.94A.837, the minimum term shall be either the maximum of the standard sentence range for the offense or twenty-five years, whichever is greater. If the offense that caused the offender to be sentenced under this section is rape in the first degree, rape in the second degree with forcible compulsion, indecent liberties with forcible compulsion, or kidnapping in the first degree with sexual motivation, and there has been a finding under RCW 9.94A.838 that the victim was, at the time of the offense, developmentally disabled, mentally disordered, or a frail elder or vulnerable adult, the minimum sentence shall be either the maximum of the standard sentence range for the offense or twenty-five years, whichever is greater.

     (d) The minimum terms in (c)(ii) of this subsection do not apply to a juvenile tried as an adult pursuant to RCW 13.04.030(1)(e) (i) or (v). The minimum term for such a juvenile shall be imposed under (c)(i) of this subsection.

     (4) A person sentenced under subsection (3) of this section shall serve the sentence in a facility or institution operated, or utilized under contract, by the state.

     (5) When a court sentences a person to the custody of the department under this section, the court shall, in addition to the other terms of the sentence, sentence the offender to community custody under the supervision of the department and the authority of the board for any period of time the person is released from total confinement before the expiration of the maximum sentence.

     (6)(a) As part of any sentence under this section, the court shall also require the offender to comply with any conditions imposed by the board under RCW 9.95.420 through 9.95.435 .

(b) An offender released by the board under RCW 9.95.420 is subject to the supervision of the department until the expiration of the maximum term of the sentence. The department shall monitor the offender’s compliance with conditions of community custody imposed by the court, department, or board, and promptly report any violations to the board. Any violation of conditions of community custody established or modified by the board are submect to the provisions of RCW 9.95.425 through 9.95.440.

[2008 c 231 § 33; 2006 c 124 § 3; (2006 c 124 § 2 expired July 1, 2006); 2006 c 122 § 5; (2006 c 122 § 4 expired July 1, 2006); 2005 c 436 § 2; 2004 c 176 § 3. Formerly RCW 9.94A.712.]

Notes:

     Reviser's note: (1) 2005 c 436 § 6 (an expiration date section) was repealed by 2006 c 131 § 2.

     (2) This section was amended by 2006 c 122 § 5 and by 2006 c 124 § 3, each without reference to the other and without cognizance of its amendment by 2005 c 436 § 2. All amendments are incorporated in the publication of this section under RCW 1.12.025(2). For rule of construction, see RCW 1.12.025(1).

     Intent -- Application -- Application of repealers -- Effective date -- 2008 c 231: See notes following RCW 9.94A.701.

     Severability -- 2008 c 231: See note following RCW 9.94A.500.

     Expiration date -- 2006 c 124 § 2: "Section 2 of this act expires July 1, 2006." [2006 c 124 § 4.]

     Effective date -- 2006 c 124: See note following RCW 9.94A.030.

     Effective date -- 2006 c 122 §§ 5 and 7: "Sections 5 and 7 of this act take effect July 1, 2006." [2006 c 122 § 9.]

     Expiration date -- 2006 c 122 §§ 4 and 6: "Sections 4 and 6 of this act expire July 1, 2006." [2006 c 122 § 8.]

     Effective date -- 2006 c 122 §§ 1-4 and 6: See note following RCW 9.94A.836.

     Severability -- Effective date--2004 c 176: See notes following RCW 9.94A.515.

     Intent -- Severability -- Effective dates -- 2001 2nd sp.s. c 12: See notes following RCW 71.09.250.

     Application -- 2001 2nd sp.s. c 12 §§ 301-363: See note following RCW 9.94A.030.

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