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A. Every person who interferes with the reporting of domestic violence by: (a) committing a crime of domestic violence, as defined in RCW Section 10.99.020; and (b) preventing or attempting to prevent the victim of, or a witness to, that domestic violence crime from calling a 911 emergency communication system, obtaining medical assistance or making a report to any law enforcement official, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

B. Commission of the crime of domestic violence pursuant to subsection (A) of this section is a necessary element of the crime of interfering with the reporting of domestic violence.

C. Any person convicted of violating the provisions of this chapter shall be fined in an amount not to exceed one thousand dollars, or may be imprisoned for a term not to exceed ninety days, or both.

(Ord. 1096, 2000)