Notice shall occur not more than thirty days before the offender is to be released. If the offender is under the jurisdiction of an agency of this state when the offender moves to Washington, the agency shall provide notice to the offender of the duty to register. The Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs maintains links to sex offender registration pages for all counties in Washington state. The legislature intends that all sex and kidnapping offenders whose history requires them to register shall do so regardless of whether the person has a fixed residence. The state department of social and health services shall provide notice to the adult or juvenile in its custody of the duty to register.
The county sheriff with whom the person last registered is responsible for address verification pursuant to RCW 9A.
Registered Sex Offenders
The notice shall include the information required by subsection 2 a of this section, except the photograph, fingerprints, and palmprints. See note following RCW 9. A sex offender under the requirement to register under this section who receives an order changing his or her name shall submit a copy of the order to the county sheriff of the county of the person's residence and to the state patrol within three business days of the entry of the order. The agency and the division shall assist the offender in meeting the initial registration requirement under this section. Effective date — c