SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL 6055
State of Washington 52nd Legislature 1992 Regular Session
By Senate Committee on Law & Justice (originally sponsored by Senators Nelson, Madsen and Newhouse)
Read first time 01/23/92.
AN ACT Relating to the crime laboratory system of the state patrol; and adding a new section to chapter 43.43 RCW.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
NEW SECTION. Sec. 1. A new section is added to chapter 43.43 RCW to read as follows:
(1) In all prosecutions involving the analysis of a controlled substance or a sample of a controlled substance by the crime laboratory system of the state patrol, a certified copy of the analytical report signed by the supervisor of the state patrol's crime laboratory or the criminologist conducting the analysis is evidence of the results of the analytical findings.
(2) The defendant may subpoena the criminologist who conducted the analysis of the substance to testify at the preliminary hearing and trial of the issue at no cost to the defendant. However, thirty days prior to issuing the subpoena, the defendant must give the director of the crime laboratory system notice of the defendant's intention to require the criminologist's appearance.