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                                 SENATE BILL 5622



State of Washington              52nd Legislature             1991 Regular Session


By Senators Madsen and Conner.


Read first time February 12, 1991.  Referred to Committee on Transportation.Exempting active duty military from vehicle license fees and excise taxes.

     AN ACT Relating to motor vehicle licenses for members of the armed forces; amending RCW 46.16.460, 46.16.480, and 46.16.490; and declaring an emergency.




     Sec. 1.  RCW 46.16.460 and 1979 c 158 s 141 are each amended to read as follows:

     Upon the payment of a fee of ten dollars ((therefor)), the department of licensing shall issue a ((temporary motor vehicle)) one-year license for a motor vehicle in this state ((for a period of forty-five days)) when such motor vehicle has been or is being purchased by a ((nonresident)) member of the armed forces of the United States on active duty, and an application, accompanied with prepayment of required fees, for ((out of state)) registration has been made by the purchaser.  The license may be renewed annually for a fee of ten dollars.


     Sec. 2.  RCW 46.16.480 and 1967 c 202 s 6 are each amended to read as follows:

     The original purchaser of a motor vehicle, for which a ((temporary)) license as provided in RCW 46.16.460 has been issued, shall not be subject to the sales tax, use tax, or motor vehicle excise tax during the effective period of such license or thereafter unless the motor vehicle, after the effective period of such license, is still in this state or within a period of one year after the effective period of such license is returned to this state.


     Sec. 3.  RCW 46.16.490 and 1979 c 158 s 142 are each amended to read as follows:

     The department of licensing shall ((prescribe)) adopt rules ((and regulations)) governing the administration of RCW 46.16.460 through 46.16.490.  The department may require that adequate proof of the facts asserted in the application for ((a temporary)) the license shall be made before the ((temporary)) license shall be granted.


     NEW SECTION.  Sec. 4.      This act is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety, or support of the state government and its existing public institutions, and shall take effect immediately.