SENATE BILL NO. 5579


                                                            AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE


                                                                            C 100 L 89



State of Washington                               51st Legislature                              1989 Regular Session


By Senators McCaslin, Lee, DeJarnatt and Rasmussen; by request of Office of Financial Management



Read first time 1/27/89 and referred to Committee on   Governmental Operations.



AN ACT Relating to reporting past due accounts to credit reporting agencies; adding a new section to chapter 43.88 RCW; and creating a new section.




          NEW SECTION.  Sec. 1.  A new section is added to chapter 43.88 RCW to read as follows:

          State agencies may report past due accounts receivable to credit reporting agencies whenever the agency determines that such reporting would be cost-effective and does not violate confidentiality or other legal requirements.  Within thirty-five days after satisfaction of a debt reported to a credit reporting agency, the state agency reporting the debt shall notify the credit reporting agency that the debt has been satisfied.


          NEW SECTION.  Sec. 2.     The office of financial management shall examine the potential of devising a central debtor identification system containing the names of persons owing substantial amounts to the state, together with the amounts owed, and providing for the automatic identification of such persons prior to the making of any state payment to them.  The examination shall include the estimated costs and benefits of such a system.

                                                                                                                           Passed the Senate April 11, 1989.


                                                                                                                                       President of the Senate.


                                                                                                                             Passed the House April 6, 1989.


                                                                                                                                         Speaker of the House.