WHEREAS, the Compliance Division, within the Department of Revenue, is responsible for the discovery and collection of taxes and fees in the state of Washington; and
WHEREAS, the willful failure to pay tax is a criminal offense under the laws of the state of Washington; and
WHEREAS, interstate vehicle registration, driver's licensing information, and Department of Corrections files are important tools for skip tracing non-compliant taxpayers; and
WHEREAS, this information is only available through the use of Criminal Justice Information System access to which is restricted to Criminal Justice Agencies;
NOW THEREFORE, I, Mike Lowry, Governor of the state of Washington, by virtue of the power vested in me, do hereby designate the Compliance Division of the Department of Revenue as a Criminal Justice Agency for the limited purpose of providing reasonable access to interstate vehicle registration, driver's licensing information, and Department of Corrections files in order to locate non-compliant taxpayers, collect taxes due to the state of Washington, and protect the health and safety of employees by all lawful means.
have hereunto set
my hand and caused the seal of the State of
Washington to be affixed at Olympia this
29th day of December A.D., Nineteen hundred and ninety-five.
Secretary of State
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