WSR 09-14-079

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

SENTENCING GUIDELINES COMMISSION


[ Filed June 30, 2009, 7:22 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Update WAC 437-20-010 to reflect the passage of ESSB 5288, chapter 375, Laws of 2009.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 9.94A.850 (commission's rule-making authority under chapter 34.05 RCW).

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Previously, the commission was given authority to set and recommend community custody ranges. Passage of ESSB 5288 (chapter 375, Laws of 2000 [2009]) has replaced the commission's authority to set community custody ranges.

Process for Developing New Rule: Agency initiated rule pursuant to ESSB 5288 (chapter 375, Laws of 2009).

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Jennifer Jones, Rules Coordinator, Sentencing Guidelines Commission, P.O. Box 40927, Olympia, WA 98504-0927, phone (360) 407-1050, fax (360) 407-1043.

June 29, 2009

Jean Soliz-Conklin

Executive Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office