Chapter 9.94A RCW
(1) The sentencing guidelines commission shall review the sentencing reform act as it relates to the sentencing grid, all provisions providing for exceptional sentences both above and below the standard sentencing ranges, and judicial discretion in sentencing. As part of its review, the commission shall:
(a) Study the relevant provisions of the sentencing reform act, including the provisions in this act;
(b) Consider how to restore the judicial discretion which has been limited as a result of the Blakely decision;
(c) Consider the use of advisory sentencing guidelines for all or any group of crimes;
(d) Draft proposed legislation that seeks to address the limitation placed on judicial discretion in sentencing as a result of the Blakely decision; and
(e) Determine the fiscal impact of any proposed legislation.
(2) The commission shall submit its findings and proposed legislation to the legislature no later than December 1, 2005.
[2005 c 68 § 5]
Effective date and severability-- 2005 c 68: See notes following RCW 9.94A.530.
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