SENATE BILL 5142
State of Washington 52nd Legislature 1991 Regular Session
By Senators McCaslin and Sutherland. Read first time January 22, 1991. Referred to Committee on Transportation.
AN ACT Relating to exemptions from motor vehicle wrecker regulation; and amending RCW 46.80.010.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
Sec. 1. RCW 46.80.010 and 1977 ex.s. c 253 s 2 are each amended to read as follows:
"Motor vehicle wrecker," whenever used in this chapter, ((
means every person, firm, partnership, association, or corporation
engaged in the business of buying, selling, or dealing in vehicles of a type
required to be licensed under the laws of this state, for the purpose of
wrecking, dismantling, disassembling, or substantially changing the form of any
motor vehicle, or who buys or sells integral second-hand parts of component
material thereof, in whole or in part, or who deals in second-hand motor
vehicle parts. Persons, firms, partnerships, associations, or corporations
who deal only in motor vehicles and second-hand parts that are thirty years old
or older are not included in the term "motor vehicle wrecker."
"Established place of business," whenever used in this chapter, ((
means a building or enclosure which the motor vehicle wrecker occupies
either continuously or at regular periods and where (( his)) the
wrecker's books and records are kept and business is transacted and which
must conform with zoning regulations.
"Major component part,"((
,)) whenever used in this
chapter, (( shall)) includes at least each of the following
vehicle parts: (a) Engines and short blocks; (b) frame; (c) transmission
and/or transfer case; (d) cab; (e) door; (f) front or rear differential; (g)
front or rear clip; (h) quarter panel; (i) truck bed or box; (j) seat; (k)
hood; and (l) bumper. The director may supplement this list by rule. Parts
thirty years old or older are not included in the term "major component
,)) whenever used in this chapter,
(( shall)) means a vehicle which is disassembled or dismantled or
a vehicle which is acquired with the intent to dismantle or disassemble and
never again to operate as a vehicle, or a vehicle which has sustained such
damage that its cost to repair exceeds the fair market value of a like vehicle
which has not sustained such damage, or a damaged vehicle whose salvage value
plus cost to repair equals or exceeds its fair market value, if repaired, or a
vehicle which has sustained such damage or deterioration that it may not
lawfully operate upon the highways of this state for which the salvage value
plus cost to repair exceeds its fair market value, if repaired; further, it is
presumed that a vehicle is a wreck if it has sustained such damage or deterioration
that it may not lawfully operate upon the highways of this state.