Wash. Rev. Code § 21.20.400

Current through Chapters 1-163 and 165-376 of the 2024 Regular Session
Section 21.20.400 - Penalty for violation of chapter-Limitation of actions
(1) Any person who willfully violates any provision of this chapter except RCW 21.20.350, or who willfully violates any rule or order under this chapter, or who willfully violates RCW 21.20.350 knowing the statement made to be false or misleading in any material respect, is guilty of a class B felony punishable under RCW 9A.20.021(1)(b). However, a person may not be imprisoned for the violation of any rule or order if that person proves that he or she had no knowledge of the rule or order.
(2) Any person who knowingly alters, destroys, shreds, mutilates, or conceals a record, document, or other object, or attempts to do so, with the intent to impair the object's integrity or availability for use in an official proceeding under this chapter, is guilty of a class B felony punishable under RCW 9A.20.021(1)(b) or punishable by a fine of not more than five hundred thousand dollars, or both. The fines paid under this subsection shall be deposited into the securities prosecution fund.
(3) No indictment or information may be returned under this chapter more than (a) five years after the violation, or (b) three years after the actual discovery of the violation, whichever date of limitation is later.

RCW 21.20.400

Reenacted by 2016 c 61,§ 13, eff. 6/9/2016.
2003 c 288 § 3; 2003 c 53 § 163; 1979 ex.s. c 68 § 28; 1965 c 17 § 5; 1959 c 282 § 40.

Intent-Effective date-2003 c 53: See notes following RCW 2.48.180.