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Published on Monday, June 2, 2014

An easier way to understand how cities must use fees from certain trafficking crimes

With the passage of HB 1291 in 2013, the Legislature created the Coordinating Committee on Sex Trafficking to address, and ultimately end the trafficking of persons in Washington state. The legislation also directed cities and counties to submit 2 percent of certain criminal penalties to the Department of Commerce quarterly, along with a report detailing the fees assessed, the revenue received, and how that revenue was spent.

The Research Services division of the Department of Commerce developed a diagram to help cities understand their responsibilities under the new legislation, particularly since a number of these criminal penalties, and their dispersal formulas have changed in recent years.

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