HB 2271 - DIGEST

Declares that the legislature finds: (1) The decision in In re Det. of Marcum, 189 Wn.2d 1 (2017) conflicts with the legislature's intent in RCW 71.09.090;

(2) The supreme court's holding is a mistaken interpretation; and

(3) The purpose of a show cause hearing under RCW 71.09.090 is to provide the court with an opportunity to determine whether probable cause exists to warrant a hearing on whether the person's condition has changed as it relates to the person's status as a sexually violent predator or whether conditional release to a less restrictive alternative would be appropriate.

Declares an intent to overturn the Marcum decision in favor of the original intent of the statute.