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2009 Senate Bill 5288: Reducing offender categories supervised by the department of corrections
Introduced by Sen. James Hargrove (Hoquiam) (D) on January 19, 2009
Repeals and combines definitions to decreases the categories of offenders supervised by the department of corrections.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Human Services & Corrections Committee on January 19, 2009
Substitute offered in the Senate on January 26, 2009
To require that the department of corrections must supervise all indeterminate offenders and low to moderate risk sex offenders except those who are sentenced to community custody only for a failure to register. DOC may terminate supervision for a low or moderate risk sex offender if twelve months have passed, the offender has satisfied critical conditions of his or her sentence, and has not been found guilty of a violation. Supervision for misdemeanant and gross misdemeanant probationers is eliminated.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on January 26, 2009
Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on January 26, 2009
Amendment offered by Sen. James Hargrove (Hoquiam) (D) on February 13, 2009
To provide greater supervision of offenders. The striker amendment would require the department to provide a risk assesment of all offenders sentenced to a term of community custody. The striker is retroactive.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on February 13, 2009
Received in the House on February 17, 2009
Referred to the House Human Services Committee on February 17, 2009
Amendment offered in the House on March 26, 2009
To require that the DOC must supervise misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor offenders sentenced in superior court for fourth degree Assault, Domestic Violence Violation of a No Contact Order, and certain sex-related offenses for which registration is required.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 26, 2009
Referred to the House Ways & Means Committee on March 30, 2009
Amendment offered in the House on April 18, 2009
To recommended that the DOC must supervise all felony, gross misdemeanor, and misdemeanor sex offenders, including those whose sole offense is failure to register, regardless of risk classification. The Committee recommended providing the DOC the authority to issue warrants for the arrest of and to sanction misdemeanant offenders under its supervision. The Committee recommended eliminating the current community custody ranges and replaced them with fixed terms of 36 months, 18 months, and 12 months. Offenders convicted of a sex offense or a serious violent offense will have a 36-month term of community custody. An offender convicted of a violent offense that is not a serious violent offense will be placed on community custody for a period of 18 months. Offenders convicted of a crime against a person as defined in statute, or certain felony drug offenses, the term will be 12 months. The Committee also recommended requiring the Sentencing Guidelines Commission to report on the effect of this act on adult recidivism. The Committee recommended other technical amendments.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on April 18, 2009
Referred to the House Rules Committee on April 20, 2009
Amendment offered by Rep. Kirk Pearson (King) (R) on April 21, 2009
To require, among other things, that the Department of Corrections (DOC) to supervise misdemeanant offenders who are sentenced in Superior Court for either Assault 4th Degree or Domestic Violence Violation of a Court Order, but who have no prior conviction or whose prior conviction is not a sex offense, violent offense, crime against a person, a prior Assault 4th Degree or Domestic Violence Violation of a Court Order and whose risk assessment places them in one of the two highest risk categories.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on April 21, 2009
Amendment offered by Rep. Kirk Pearson (King) (R) on April 21, 2009
To add an intent section to the bill regarding the supervision of high risk offenders. States that in order to provide supervision of high risk felony and misdemeanor offenders specified in this act, the number of corrections officers in the 2009-11 biennial budget must be at least the same as in the 2007-09 biennial budget. Requires the budget for the Department of Corrections to maintain at least 1593 full time equivalent positions in the community corrections program for the 2009-11 biennium.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on April 21, 2009
Amendment offered by Rep. Barbara Bailey (Oak Harbor) (R) on April 21, 2009
To remove the emergency clause.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on April 21, 2009
Amendment offered by Rep. Jeannie Darneille (Tacoma) (D) on April 21, 2009
To make a technical correction to the bill to ensure that subsections are properly numbered.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on April 21, 2009
Received to the Senate on April 25, 2009
Senate agrees to House action.
Signed with partial veto by Gov. Christine Gregoire on May 6, 2009
Requires the Department of Corrections to supervise certain offenders sentenced to community custody, such all sex offenders, dangerously mentally ill offenders, among others. House amendments removed the requirement for supervision for certain low and moderate risk offenders and authorizes DOC to arrest and pursue administrative sanctions for offenders under supervision. An adopted house amendment establishes by statute a set of sentencing guidelines apart from the Sentencing Guidelines Commission (SGC.The emergency clause is vetoed.

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