58th Legislature
2003 Regular Session

Passed by the House March 13, 2003
  Yeas 96   Nays 0

Speaker of the House of Representatives

Passed by the Senate April 15, 2003
  Yeas 47   Nays 0

President of the Senate

I, Cynthia Zehnder, Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives of the State of Washington, do hereby certify that the attached is HOUSE BILL 1727 as passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate on the dates hereon set forth.

Chief Clerk

Governor of the State of Washington

Secretary of State
State of Washington



Passed Legislature - 2003 Regular Session
State of Washington58th Legislature2003 Regular Session

By Representatives O'Brien and Kirby

Read first time 02/06/2003.   Referred to Committee on Health Care.

     AN ACT Relating to death certificates of sex offenders supplied to law enforcement agencies; and amending RCW 70.58.107.


Sec. 1   RCW 70.58.107 and 1997 c 223 s 1 are each amended to read as follows:
     The department of health shall charge a fee of thirteen dollars for certified copies of records and for copies or information provided for research, statistical, or administrative purposes, and eight dollars for a search of the files or records when no copy is made. The department shall prescribe by regulation fees to be paid for preparing sealed files and for opening sealed files.
     No fee may be demanded or required for furnishing certified copies of a birth, death, fetal death, marriage, divorce, annulment, or legal separation record for use in connection with a claim for compensation or pension pending before the veterans administration. No fee may be demanded or required for furnishing certified copies of a death certificate of a sex offender for use by a law enforcement agency in maintaining a registered sex offender data base.
     The department shall keep a true and correct account of all fees received and ((turn)) transmit the fees ((over)) to the state treasurer on a weekly basis.
     Local registrars shall charge the same fees as the state as hereinabove provided and as prescribed by department regulation, except that local registrars shall charge thirteen dollars for the first copy of a death certificate and eight dollars for each additional copy of the same death certificate when the additional copies are ordered at the same time as the first copy. All such fees collected, except for five dollars of each fee for the issuance of a certified copy, shall be paid to the jurisdictional health department.
     All local registrars in cities and counties shall keep a true and correct account of all fees received under this section for the issuance of certified copies and shall ((turn)) transmit five dollars of the fee ((over)) to the state treasurer on or before the first day of January, April, July, and October.
     Five dollars of each fee imposed for the issuance of certified copies, except for copies suitable for display issued under RCW 70.58.085, at both the state and local levels shall be held by the state treasurer in the death investigations' account established by RCW 43.79.445.

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