Bill: SB 5904 — 2017
Concerning convicted persons (Braun, Brown)
Modifies provisions with regard to: Crimes against vulnerable persons; seriousness level of crimes; driving under the influence; community custody--concurrent; community custody--motor vehicle offense pilot; community custody--good time; community custody--jail offenders; habitual property offenders; identicards for persons released from department of corrections; driving while license suspended; drug grid changes; first-time offender waiver; domestic violence; and vacation of a record of domestic violence. Creates the crimes of theft from a vulnerable adult in the first degree and second degree. Creates the vulnerable adult advocacy team to coordinate a multidisciplinary process, in compliance with this act, for preventing, identifying, investigating, prosecuting, and providing services related to abuse, neglect, or financial exploitation of vulnerable adults. Requires the department of corrections to recalculate the scheduled end dates for terms of community custody, community supervision, and community placement so they run concurrently to previously imposed sentences of community custody, community supervision, community placement, probation, and parole. Creates a pilot program for the supervision of offenders convicted of felonies relating to the theft or taking of a motor vehicle. Enhances the courts' discretion to more appropriately sentence habitual property offenders with significant histories of burglary and theft. Requires the department of corrections, working in conjunction with the department of licensing, to create and implement an identicard program to provide offenders released within the state a state-issued identicard. Requires the administrative office of the courts, through the Washington state gender and justice commission of the supreme court, to convene a work group to address the issue of domestic violence perpetrator treatment and the role of certified perpetrator treatment programs in holding domestic violence perpetrators accountable. Creates the Washington domestic violence risk assessment work group to study how and when risk assessment can best be used to improve the response to domestic violence offenders and victims and find effective strategies to reduce domestic violence homicides, serious injuries, and recidivism that are a result of domestic violence incidents in the state.
Hearing Date: Thursday, April 06, 2017 -- 12:30 pm
WA State Legislature Link:
http://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=5904&Year=2017 (opens a new browser tab)