Certain records exempt from public disclosure — Exceptions — Actions not prohibited by chapter.
(1) Under RCW 42.56.380, certain agricultural business records, commission records, and department of agriculture records relating to the commission and producers of agricultural commodities are exempt from public disclosure.
(2) Financial and commercial information and records submitted to either the department or the commission for the purpose of administering this chapter may be shared between the department and the commission. They may also be used, if required, in any suit or administrative hearing involving any provision of this chapter or a marketing order.
(3) This chapter does not prohibit:
(a) The issuance of general statements based upon the reports of persons subject to this chapter as long as the statements do not identify the information furnished by any person; or
(b) The publication by the director or the commission of the name of any person violating this chapter and a statement of the manner of the violation by that person.
[2005 c 274 § 214; 2002 c 313 § 69.]
| Part headings not law -- Effective date -- 2005 c 274: See RCW 42.56.901 and 42.56.902.|
Effective dates -- 2002 c 313: See note following RCW 15.65.020.