Revised Code of Washington - RCW Title 39 Public Contracts And Indebtedness - Section 39.29.020 Compliance -- Expenditure of funds prohibited -- Civil penalty

§ 39.29.020. Compliance -- Expenditure of funds prohibited -- Civil penalty

No state officer or activity of state government subject to this chapter shall expend any funds for personal service contracts unless the agency has complied with the competitive procurement and other requirements of this chapter. The state officer or employee executing the personal service contracts shall be responsible for compliance with the requirements of this chapter. Failure to comply with the requirements of this chapter shall subject the state officer or employee to a civil penalty in the amount of three hundred dollars. A consultant who knowingly violates this chapter in seeking or performing work under a personal services contract shall be subject to a civil penalty of three hundred dollars or twenty-five percent of the amount of the contract, whichever is greater. The state auditor is responsible for auditing violations of this chapter. The attorney general is responsible for prosecuting violations of this chapter.

[1987 c 414 § 6; 1974 ex.s. c 191 § 2.]

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