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Bob Ferguson

AGO 1964 NO. 94 > Mar 31 1964

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.

AGO 1953 NO. 145 > Oct 6 1953

Legislature intended psychopathic delinquents to be segregated and furnished psychiatric care and treatment but designated existing institutions as places of confinement.