SECOND SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 5073



                                                                            C 366 L 89



State of Washington                               51st Legislature                              1989 Regular Session


By Senate Committee on Ways & Means (originally sponsored by Senators Pullen and Talmadge)



Read first time 3/6/89.



AN ACT Relating to crimes motivated by bigotry and bias; adding a new section to chapter 36.28A RCW; and creating a new section.




          NEW SECTION.  Sec. 1.  A new section is added to chapter 36.28A RCW to read as follows:

          (1) The Washington association of sheriffs and police chiefs shall establish and maintain a central repository for the collection and classification of information regarding crimes which are motivated by bigotry and bias.  Upon establishing such a repository, the association  shall develop a procedure to monitor, record, and classify information relating to incidents apparently directed against racial, religious, or ethnic groups.  The procedure may be established within the association's incident-based reporting program, and the procedure shall be submitted to the senate law and justice committee and the house of representatives judiciary committee for approval.

          (2) All local  law enforcement agencies shall report monthly to the association concerning all violations of RCW 9A.36.080 in such form and in such manner as prescribed by rules adopted by the association.  Agency participation in the incident-based reporting program, with regard to the specific data requirements associated with violations of RCW 9A.36.080, shall be deemed to meet agency reporting requirements.  The association must summarize the information received and file an annual report with the governor and the senate law and justice committee and the house of representatives judiciary committee.

          (3) Any information, records, and statistics collected in accordance with this section shall be available for use by any local enforcement agency, unit of local government, or state agency, to the extent that such information is reasonably necessary or useful to such agency in carrying out the duties imposed upon it by law.  Dissemination of such information shall be subject to all confidentiality requirements otherwise imposed by law.

          (4) The criminal justice training commission shall provide training for law enforcement officers in identifying, responding to, and reporting all violations of RCW 9A.36.080.


          NEW SECTION.  Sec. 2.     If specific funding for the purposes of this act, referencing this act by bill number, is not provided by June 30, 1989, in the omnibus appropriations act, this act shall be null and void.

                                                                                                                          Passed the Senate March 14, 1989.


                                                                                                                                       President of the Senate.


                                                                                                                           Passed the House April 23, 1989.


                                                                                                                                         Speaker of the House.