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Chapter 9.94A RCW
Sentencing Reform Act of 1981
Applicable to Crimes Committed From October 1, 2005 to March 19, 2006


RCW 9.94A.565
Governor's powers.

(1) Nothing in chapter 1, Laws of 1994 shall ever be interpreted or construed as to reduce or eliminate the power of the governor to grant a pardon or clemency to any offender on an individual case-by-case basis. However, the people recommend that any offender subject to total confinement for life without the possibility of parole not be considered for release until the offender has reached the age of at least sixty years old and has been judged to be no longer a threat to society. The people further recommend that sex offenders be held to the utmost scrutiny under this subsection regardless of age.

    (2) Nothing in this section shall ever be interpreted or construed to grant any release for the purpose of reducing prison overcrowding. Furthermore, the governor shall provide twice yearly reports on the activities and progress of offenders subject to total confinement for life without the possibility of parole who are released through executive action during his or her tenure. These reports shall continue for not less than ten years after the release of the offender or upon the death of the released offender.

[1994 c 1 ยง 5 (Initiative Measure No. 593, approved November 2, 1993). Formerly RCW 9.94A.394.]


Severability -- Short title -- Captions -- 1994 c 1: See notes following RCW 9.94A.555.

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