Sentencing Guidelines Commission
Washington State Sentencing Guidelines Commission
Originally established under Sentencing Reform Act of 1981, the Sentencing Guidelines Commission (Commission) was eliminated as an independent agency by ESSB 5891 effective July 1, 2011. On that date:
- The Caseload Forecast Council assumed responsibility for the adult felony conviction and juvenile disposition databases, the annual sentencing statistical summary, the adult sentencing manuals and the juvenile disposition manual.
- The Commission and the Sex Offender Policy Board (SOPB) were established within the Office of Financial Management. The Commission will serve to advise the Governor and the Legislature on issues relating to adult and juvenile sentencing. The SOPB will serve to advice the Governor and the Legislature on issues relating to sex offender management.