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AGO 1964 No. 94 >  March 31, 1964
MOTOR VEHICLES - DRIVER EDUCATION ACT - PENALTY ASSESSMENT - NONPAYMENT - CONFINEMENT
MOTOR VEHICLES ‑- DRIVER EDUCATION ACT ‑- PENALTY ASSESSMENT ‑- NONPAYMENT ‑- CONFINEMENT The penalty assessment imposed by § 4, chapter 39, Laws of 1963 (RCW 46.81.030) upon persons convicted of certain offenses involving the use of motor vehicles or the licensing of vehicle operators is in the nature of a fine, not a tax; therefore, such persons may be confined for nonpayment of the fine.
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