Washington Authorizes Local Tax for Mental Health and Criminal Justice (Public Safety)

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

 
 
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Washington recently signed into law an optional tax for localities to be used for:

1. "...the purpose of providing for the operation or delivery of chemical dependency or mental health treatment programs and services and for the operation or delivery of therapeutic court programs and services."

Additionally, Washington provides for a partial set aside for criminal justice programs.

"One-third of all money received under this section must be used solely for criminal justice purposes, fire protection purposes, or both. For the purposes of this subsection, "criminal justice purposes".

A full text of the bill may be found:

http://custom.statenet.com/trn-la/resources.cgi?ciq=trn&id=2009WAH3179&c...


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