SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL 5847
State of Washington 57th Legislature 2001 Regular Session
By Senate Committee on Labor, Commerce & Financial Institutions (originally sponsored by Senators Fraser and Prentice)
READ FIRST TIME 03/05/01.
AN ACT Relating to sending a notice of dishonor to the drawer of a check; and amending RCW 62A.3-522.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
Sec. 1. RCW 62A.3-522 and 2000 c 215 s 2 are each amended to read as follows:
In addition to sending a notice of dishonor to the drawer of the check under RCW 62A.3-520, the person sending notice shall execute an affidavit certifying service of the notice by mail. The affidavit of service by mail must be attached to a copy of the notice of dishonor and must be substantially in the following form:
AFFIDAVIT OF SERVICE BY MAIL
I, . . . . . ., hereby certify that on the . . . . . . day of . . . . . ., 20. . ., a copy of the foregoing Notice was served on . . . . . . by mailing via the United States Postal Service, postage prepaid, at . . . . . ., Washington.
Dated: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Failure to attach the affidavit of service to the notice of dishonor, or to provide or mail a copy within one business day of receiving a written request from the drawer or drawer's representative, shall operate as a forfeiture of any right to interest, collection costs, or attorneys' fees on the part of the person enforcing the check.
The person enforcing the check shall retain the affidavit with the check but shall file a copy of the affidavit with the clerk of the court in which an action on the check is commenced.
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