|Passed by the House February 3, 2010|
Speaker of the House of Representatives
Passed by the Senate March 4, 2010
President of the Senate
I, Barbara Baker, Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives of the State of Washington, do hereby certify that the attached is SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL 2422 as passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate on the dates hereon set forth.
Governor of the State of Washington
Secretary of State
State of Washington
|State of Washington||61st Legislature||2010 Regular Session|
READ FIRST TIME 01/26/10.
AN ACT Relating to escape or disappearance notification requirements; and amending RCW 10.77.165.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
Sec. 1 RCW 10.77.165 and 1993 c 31 s 8 are each amended to read
(1) In the event of an escape by a person committed under this chapter from a state ((
institution)) facility or the disappearance of
such a person on conditional release (( to the department of social and
health services, the superintendent, or in the event of a disappearance
of such a person on conditional release to the department of
corrections, the community corrections officer)) or other authorized
absence, the superintendent shall provide notification of the person's
escape or disappearance for the public's safety or to assist in the
apprehension of the person.
(a) The superintendent shall((
, as appropriate,)) notify:
(i) State and local law enforcement officers((
,)) located in the
city and county where the person escaped;
(ii) Other appropriate governmental agencies((
(iii) The person's relatives((
(b) The superintendent shall provide the same notification as required by (a) of this subsection to the following, if such notice has been requested in writing about a specific person committed under this chapter:
(i) The victim of the crime for which the person was convicted or the victim's next of kin if the crime was a homicide;
(ii) Any witnesses who testified against the person in any court proceedings if the person was charged with a violent offense; and
(iii) Any other appropriate persons ((
about information necessary
for the public safety or to assist in the apprehension of the person)).
(2) Information regarding victims, next of kin, or witnesses requesting the notice, information regarding any other person specified in writing by the prosecuting attorney to receive the notice, and the notice are confidential and shall not be available to the person committed under this chapter.
(3) The notice provisions of this section are in addition to those provided in RCW 10.77.205.