(1) Except as provided in subsection (2) of this section, restitution imposed in a
judgment shall bear interest from the date of the judgment until payment, at the rate
applicable to civil judgments. As of June 7, 2018, no interest shall accrue on nonrestitution legal financial obligations. All nonrestitution interest retained by the court shall be split twenty-five percent
to the state treasurer for deposit in the state general fund, twenty-five percent
to the state treasurer for deposit in the judicial information system account as provided
in RCW 2.68.020, twenty-five percent to the county current expense fund, and twenty-five percent
to the county current expense fund to fund local courts.
(2) The court may, on motion by the offender, following the offender's release from
total confinement, reduce or waive the interest on legal financial obligations levied
as a result of a criminal conviction as follows:
(a) The court shall waive all interest on the portions of the legal financial obligations
that are not restitution that accrued prior to June 7, 2018;
(b) The court may reduce interest on the restitution portion of the legal financial
obligations only if the principal has been paid in full and as an incentive for the
offender to meet his or her other legal financial obligations. The court may grant the motion, establish a payment schedule, and retain jurisdiction
over the offender for purposes of reviewing and revising the reduction or waiver of
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