The Washington State Legislature asked the William D. Ruckelshaus Center to facilitate a Task Force directed to ”…review state sentencing laws, including a consideration of the report of the Sentencing Guidelines Commission…[and] develop recommendations for the purpose of:
(a) Reducing sentencing implementation complexities and errors;
(b) Improving the effectiveness of the sentencing system; and
(c) Promoting and improving public safety.”
Initial Report: The Task Force will submit an initial report to the Governor and the appropriate committees of the Legislature by December 31, 2019. View Initial Report (pdf).
Final Report: The Task Force will submit a final report by December 31, 2020.