RCW 49.60.176 Unfair practices with respect to credit transactions.

     (1) It is an unfair practice for any person whether acting for himself, herself, or another in connection with any credit transaction because of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a disabled person:

          (a) To deny credit to any person;

          (b) To increase the charges or fees for or collateral required to secure any credit extended to any person;

          (c) To restrict the amount or use of credit extended or to impose different terms or conditions with respect to the credit extended to any person or any item or service related thereto;

          (d) To attempt to do any of the unfair practices defined in this section.

     (2) Nothing in this section shall prohibit any party to a credit transaction from considering the credit history of any individual applicant.

     (3) Further, nothing in this section shall prohibit any party to a credit transaction from considering the application of the community property law to the individual case or from taking reasonable action thereon.

[1997 c 271 8; 1993 c 510 10; 1979 c 127 5; 1973 c 141 5.]

NOTES:

     Severability--1993 c 510: See note following RCW 49.60.010.