46.12.635  <<  46.12.640 >>   46.12.650

Disclosure violations, penalties.

*** CHANGE IN 2021 *** (SEE 5152-S.SL) ***
(1) The department may review the activities of a person who receives vehicle or vessel 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 or vessel record information of a person found to be in violation of 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 or vessel record; or
(b) The use of a false representation to obtain information from the department's vehicle or vessel records; or
(c) The use of information obtained from the department vehicle or vessel 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 or vessel 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.


FindingsIntent2011 c 96: See note following RCW 9A.20.021.
Legislative finding and purpose1990 c 232: See note following RCW 46.12.635.
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