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  1. Highlights of new legislation included in the Washington Criminal & Traffic Law Manual, 2020 Edition

    • Expands the circumstances under which a person may commit an animal fighting offense.
    • Abolishes the statute of limitations for crimes involving child rape and exploitation of a minor; lengthens the statute of limitations for certain other sexual assault crimes.
    • Authorizes a police officer to arrest persons in violation of certain no-contact orders involving victims of trafficking and promoting prostitution offenses.
    • Adds a new section establishing independent investigations to determine whether the use of deadly force by a peace officer meets the good faith standard established in RCW 9A.16.040.
    • Adds a new section addressing marijuana retail outlets sales to persons under the age of 21 and attendant penalties.

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