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46.12.635  <<  46.12.640 >>   46.12.650

RCW 46.12.640

Disclosure violations, penalties.

(1) The department may review the activities of a person who receives vehicle record information to ensure compliance with the limitations imposed on the use of the information. The department shall suspend or revoke for up to five years the privilege of obtaining vehicle record information of a person found to be in violation of chapter 42.56 RCW, this chapter, or a disclosure agreement executed with the department.

     (2) In addition to the penalty in subsection (1) of this section:

     (a) The unauthorized disclosure of information from a department vehicle record; or

     (b) The use of a false representation to obtain information from the department's vehicle records; or

     (c) The use of information obtained from the department vehicle records for a purpose other than what is stated in the request for information or in the disclosure agreement executed with the department; or

     (d) The sale or other distribution of any vehicle owner name or address to another person not disclosed in the request or disclosure agreement

is a gross misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed ten thousand dollars, or by imprisonment in a county jail for up to three hundred sixty-four days, or by both such fine and imprisonment for each violation.

[2011 c 96 § 30; 2005 c 274 § 305; 1990 c 232 § 3. Formerly RCW 46.12.390.]

Notes:

     Findings -- Intent -- 2011 c 96: See note following RCW 9A.20.021.

     Part headings not law -- Effective date--2005 c 274: See RCW 42.56.901 and 42.56.902.

     Legislative finding and purpose -- 1990 c 232: See note following RCW 46.12.635.