SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2752


                                                           AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE


                                                                            C 155 L 90



State of Washington                               51st Legislature                              1990 Regular Session


By House Committee on Judiciary (originally sponsored by Representatives Moyer, Jones, Padden, Wolfe, Hargrove, Wineberry, Rector, D. Sommers, Crane, Dellwo, Schmidt, Brumsickle, Winsley, Bowman, Kremen, Heavey, Tate, May, Brough, Kirby, Wood, Schoon, Todd and Day)



Read first time 2/2/90.



AN ACT Relating to depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct; amending RCW 9.68A.070; adding a new section to chapter 9.94A RCW; prescribing penalties; and providing an effective date.




        Sec. 1.  Section 6, chapter 262, Laws of 1984 as amended by section 5, chapter 32, Laws of 1989 and RCW 9.68A.070 are each amended to read as follows:

          A person who knowingly possesses visual or printed matter depicting a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct is guilty of a ((gross misdemeanor)) class C felony.


          NEW SECTION.  Sec. 2.  A new section is added to chapter 9.94A RCW to read as follows:

          The blue ribbon panel on special sexual offender sentencing alternatives, created in 1989 under RCW 9.94A.124, shall consider whether offenders convicted of an offense under RCW 9.68A.070 or another felony related to pornography, should be eligible for sexual offender treatment under RCW 9.94A.120(7)(b) as a method of preventing future acts of sexual violence by some of these individuals.  The panel shall include its recommendation on this topic in its September 1, 1991, report to the legislature.


          NEW SECTION.  Sec. 3.                             Sections 1 and 2 of this act shall be effective July 1, 1990. Passed the House March 3, 1990.

Speaker of the House.

Passed the Senate March 2, 1990.

President of the Senate.