Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Wash. Lawmakers Limit Sex Offender Computer Use

seattlepi.com: Wash. lawmakers limit sex offender computers.

Olympia, Wash. -- The Legislature has passed a measure limiting computer use by sex offenders at the state's Special Commitment Center on McNeil Island.

The bill unanimously passed the Senate on Tuesday, and heads to Gov. Chris Gregoire for final approval. It allows an offender's computer use to be limited to word processors that can't display images, and have limited data storage.

Computer use is already restricted at the Special Commitment Center. Offenders can't access the Internet, or use certain memory devices like thumb drives.

The bill is Senate Bill 6308. Read text of bill as passed here.
House vote on March 5, 2010: Third reading, passed; yeas, 97; nays, 1
Senate vote on March 9, 2010: Passed final passage; yeas, 48; nays, 0

History of Bill

as of Tuesday, March 9, 2010 8:46 PM

Sponsors:Senators Carrell, King, Marr, Stevens, Becker, Roach
Companion Bill:HB 3114