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Authority of attorney general if prosecuting attorney defaults.

If the prosecuting attorney of the county in which a violation of this title or rule of the department occurs fails to file an information against the alleged violator, the attorney general upon request of the commission may file an information in the superior court of the county and prosecute the case in place of the prosecuting attorney. The commission may request prosecution by the attorney general if thirty days have passed since the commission informed the county prosecuting attorney of the alleged violation.
[ 1996 c 267 s 9; 1983 1st ex.s. c 46 s 41; 1949 c 112 s 24; Rem. Supp. 1949 s 5780-222. Formerly RCW 75.10.100, 75.08.275, 43.25.070.]


IntentEffective date1996 c 267: See notes following RCW 77.12.177.
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