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RCW 9.94A.8673

Sex offender policy board—Membership—Expenses and compensation.

(1) Within funds appropriated for this purpose, the sentencing guidelines commission shall establish and maintain a sex offender policy board.
(2)(a) The board shall serve to advise the governor and the legislature as necessary on issues relating to sex offender management.
(b) At such times as the governor or a legislative committee of jurisdiction may request, the sex offender policy board may be convened to:
(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 abusers;
(f) The secretary of the department of corrections or his or her designee;
(g) A representative of the Washington state superior court judges' 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 association of Washington cities;
(l) A representative 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 from among its voting membership. The chair's term shall 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.
NOTES:
ApplicationRecalculation of community custody terms2011 1st sp.s. c 40: See note following RCW 9.94A.501.
Captions not law2008 c 249: "Captions used in this act are not any part of the law." [ 2008 c 249 § 12.]
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