Preamble: An act
relating to persons sentenced for offenses committed prior to reaching
twenty-five years of age:
Sec. 2. RCW 9.94A.540 and 2205c 437s 2 are each amended to read as follows:
(1)(e) Any offender convicted of the crime of aggravated first degree murder for a murder that was committed prior to the offender’s
eighteenth twenty-fifth birthday shall be sentenced to a term of total confinement not less than twenty-five years.
Sec. 9. RCW 10.95.030 and 2010c 94 s 3 are each amended to read as follows:
(2)(e) ‘Developmental period’ means the period of time between conception and the
eighteenth twenty-fifth birthday.
(3)(a)(i) Any person convicted of the crime of aggravated first degree murder for a murder that was committed prior to the person’s
sixteenth twenty-fifth birthday shall be sentenced to a maximum term of life imprisonment and a minimum term of total confinement not less than twenty-five years.
Sec. 10. RCW 9.94a is amended to read as follows:
Notwithstanding any other provisions of this chapter, any person convicted of
one or more crimes committed prior to the person’s
birthday may petition the indeterminate sentence review board for early release
after serving no less than twenty years fifteen years of total
confinement, provided the person has not been convicted for any crime committed
subsequent to the person’s eighteenth twenty-fifth birthday, the
person has not committed a major violation in the twelve months prior to filing
the petition for early release, and the current sentence was not imposed under
RCW 10.95.030 or 9.94A.507.
Sec. 11. RCW 10.95 is amended to read as follows:
A person, who was sentenced prior to June 1, 2014, to a term of life without
the possibility of parole for an offense committed prior to their
twenty-fifth birthday, shall be returned to the sentencing court or the
sentencing court’s successor for sentencing consistent with RCW 10.95.030.
Release and supervision of a person who receives a minimum term of less than
life will be governed by RCW 10.95.030.