(1) All sums of money derived from costs, fines, penalties, and forfeitures imposed
or collected, in whole or in part, by a superior court for violation of orders of
injunction, mandamus and other like writs, for contempt of court, or for breach of
the penal laws shall be paid in cash by the person collecting the same, within twenty
days after the collection, to the county treasurer of the county in which the same
(2) Except as provided in RCW 9A.88.120 and 10.99.080, the county treasurer shall remit monthly thirty-two percent of the money received
under this section except for certain costs to the state treasurer for deposit in
the state general fund and shall deposit the remainder as provided by law. “Certain costs” as used in this subsection, means those costs awarded to prevailing parties in civil
actions under RCW 4.84.010 or 36.18.040, or those costs awarded against convicted defendants in criminal actions under RCW 10.01.160, 10.46.190, or 36.18.040, or other similar statutes if such costs are specifically designated as costs by
the court and are awarded for the specific reimbursement of costs incurred by the
state or county in the prosecution of the case, including the fees of defense counsel. Costs or assessments awarded to dedicated accounts, state or local, are not subject
to this state allocation or to RCW 7.68.035.
(3) All fees, fines, forfeitures and penalties collected or assessed by a district
court because of the violation of a state law shall be remitted as provided in chapter
3.62 RCW as now exists or is later amended. All fees, fines, forfeitures, and penalties collected or assessed by a superior
court in cases on appeal from a lower court shall be remitted to the municipal or
district court from which the cases were appealed.
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