52nd Legislature

                      1991 Regular Session



Passed by the House March 19, 1991

  Yeas 98   Nays 0




Speaker of the

       House of Representatives


Passed by the Senate April 12, 1991

  Yeas 45   Nays 0




President of the Senate












Governor of the State of Washington



I, Alan Thompson, Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives of the State of Washington, do hereby certify that the attached is ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL 1686 as passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate on the dates hereon set forth.




                                      Chief Clerk











                        Secretary of State   

                       State of Washington  




                       ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL 1686



                             AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE


                     Passed Legislature - 1991 Regular Session



State of Washington              52nd Legislature             1991 Regular Session


By House Committee on Human Services (originally sponsored by Representatives Hargrove, Riley, Tate, Prentice, Padden, H. Myers, Kremen, Dorn, Morris, Jacobsen, Roland, Pruitt, Valle, Betrozoff, Brekke, Paris, Scott, Inslee, Basich, Sheldon and Wineberry).


Read first time March 4, 1991.  Creating an incentive program for inmates.

     AN ACT Relating to correctional industries; adding a new section to chapter 72.60 RCW; creating new sections; and declaring an emergency.




     NEW SECTION.  Sec. 1.      The legislature finds that the rehabilitation process may be enhanced by participation in training, education, and employment-related incentive programs and may be a consideration in reducing time in confinement.


     NEW SECTION.  Sec. 2.  A new section is added to chapter 72.60 RCW to read as follows:

     (1) The department of corrections shall develop, in accordance with RCW 72.09.010, a site-specific implementation plan for prison industries space at Clallam Bay corrections center, McNeil Island corrections center, and the one thousand twenty-four bed medium security prison as appropriated for and authorized by the legislature.

     (2) Each implementation plan shall include, but not be limited to, sufficient space and design elements that try to achieve a target of twenty-five percent of the total inmates in class I employment programs and twenty-five percent of the total inmates in class II employment programs or as much of the target as possible without jeopardizing the efficient and necessary day-to-day operation of the prison.  The implementation plan shall also include educational opportunities and employment, wage, and other incentives.   The department shall include in the implementation plans an incentive program based on wages, and the opportunity to contribute all or a portion of their wages towards an array of incentives.  The funds recovered from the sale, lease, or rental of incentives should be considered as a possible source of revenue to cover the capitalized cost of the additional space necessary to accommodate the increased class I and class II industries programs.

     (3) The incentive program shall be developed so that inmates can earn higher wages based on performance and production.  Only those inmates employed in class I and class II jobs may participate in the incentive program.  The department shall develop special program criteria for inmates with physical or mental handicaps so that they can participate in the incentive program.

     (4) The department shall propose rules specifying that inmate wages, other than the amount an inmate owes for taxes, legal financial obligations, and to the victim restitution fund, shall be returned to the department to pay for the cost of prison operations, including room and board.

     (5) The plan shall identify actual or potential legal or operational obstacles, or both, in implementing the components of the plan as specified in this section, and recommend strategies to remove the obstacles.

     (6) The department shall submit the plan to the appropriate committees of the legislature and to the governor by October 1, 1991.


     NEW SECTION.  Sec. 3.      The overall prison design plans for new construction at Clallam Bay corrections center, McNeil Island corrections center, and the one thousand twenty-four bed medium security prison as appropriated for and authorized by the legislature shall not be inconsistent with the implementation plan outlined in this act.  No provision under this act shall require the department of corrections to redesign, postpone, or delay the construction of any of the facilities outlined in section 2 of this act.


     NEW SECTION.  Sec. 4.      If any provision of this act or its application to any person or circumstance is held invalid, the remainder of the act or the application of the provision to other persons or circumstances is not affected.


     NEW SECTION.  Sec. 5.      This act is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety, or support of the state government and its existing public institutions, and shall take effect immediately.