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Florida

Over the past three decades, Florida has created more than 20 new types of fines and fees and enacted 50 new fines and fees statutes.

New York

Fines and fees make New York’s communities less safe, they perpetuate and exacerbate poverty, and they extract millions of dollars from the most vulnerable among us, particularly communities of color. The fines and fees issue hurting the most New Yorkers is driver’s license suspension for Traffic Debt.

Criminal Justice Administrative Fees: High Pain for People, Low Gain for Government. A Call to Action for California Counties.

In 2017, the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office, Financial Justice Project, and Mayor’s Office of Budget and Public Policy studied the collateral consequences of criminal justice administrative fees on San Franciscans. Their findings were published in this report, which also coincides with 2018 San Francisco County legislation that abolished all discretionary fees imposed by the county.
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