SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL 6460
State of Washington 52nd Legislature 1992 Regular Session
By Senate Committee on Transportation (originally sponsored by Senators Sellar, Newhouse and McMullen; by request of Department of Licensing)
Read first time 02/11/92.
AN ACT Relating to for hire vehicles; and amending RCW 46.72.020, 46.72.030, 46.72.070, 46.72.080, 46.72.120, and 46.72.130.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
Sec. 1. RCW 46.72.020 and 1979 c 158 s 188 are each amended to read as follows:
No for hire operator shall cause operation of a for hire vehicle upon any highway of this state without first obtaining a permit from the director of licensing, except for those for hire operators regulated by cities or counties in accordance with chapter 81.72 RCW. Application for a permit shall be made on forms provided by the director and shall include (1) the name and address of the owner or owners, and if a corporation, the names and addresses of the principal officers thereof; (2) city, town or locality in which any vehicle will be operated; (3) name and motor number of any vehicle to be operated; (4) the endorsement of a city official authorizing an operator under a law or ordinance requiring a license; and (5) such other information as the director may require.
Sec. 2. RCW 46.72.030 and 1967 c 32 s 81 are each amended to read as follows:
for a permit shall be forwarded to the director with a fee ((
of five dollars)).
Upon receipt of such application and fee, the director shall, if such
application be in proper form, issue a permit authorizing the applicant to
operate for hire vehicles upon the highways of this state until such owner
ceases to do business as such, or until the permit is suspended or revoked. Such
permit shall be displayed in a conspicuous place in the principal place of
business of the owner.
Sec. 3. RCW 46.72.070 and 1967 c 32 s 84 are each amended to read as follows:
director shall approve and file all bonds and policies of insurance. The
director shall, upon receipt of fees and after approving the bond or policy,
furnish the owner with an appropriate certificate which must be carried in a
conspicuous place in the vehicle at all times during for hire operation. A for
hire operator shall secure a certificate for each for hire vehicle operated and
pay therefor a fee ((
of one dollar)) for each vehicle so registered. Such
permit or certificate shall expire on June 30th of each year, and may be
annually renewed upon payment of a fee (( of one dollar)).
Sec. 4. RCW 46.72.080 and 1967 c 32 s 85 are each amended to read as follows:
event the owner substitutes a policy or bond after a for hire certificate has
been issued, a new certificate shall be issued to the owner. The owner shall
submit the substituted bond or policy to the director for approval, together
with a fee ((
of one dollar)). If the director approves the substituted
policy or bond, a new certificate shall be issued. In the event any
certificate has been lost, destroyed or stolen, a duplicate thereof may be
obtained by filing an affidavit of loss and paying a fee (( of fifty cents)).
Sec. 5. RCW 46.72.120 and 1967 c 32 s 88 are each amended to read as follows:
The director is empowered to make and enforce such rules and regulations, including the setting of fees, as may be consistent with and necessary to carry out the provisions of this chapter.
Sec. 6. RCW 46.72.130 and 1967 c 32 s 89 are each amended to read as follows:
operator of a taxicab licensed or possessing a permit in another state to
transport passengers for hire, and principally engaged as a for hire operator
in another state, shall cause the operation of a taxicab upon any highway of
this state without first obtaining an annual permit from the director upon an
application accompanied with an annual fee ((
of twenty dollars)) for
each taxicab. The issuance of a permit shall be further conditioned upon
compliance with this chapter.