Unless the context clearly requires otherwise, the definitions in this section apply throughout this chapter and chapter 46.72A
(1) "Amenities" means equipment or features added to a vehicle for the comfort or convenience of the occupants:
(a) "Standard amenities" means standard factory amenities normally found in passenger cars;
(b) "Nonstandard amenities" means amenities not normally found in passenger cars. These amenities may include, but are not limited to, a television, musical sound system, telephone, ice storage, refrigerator, power-operated dividers, or additional interior lighting.
(2) "Business license" or "limousine carrier business license" means a license issued under chapter 19.02
RCW, which contains an endorsement indicating the business to which the license is issued is authorized to provide limousine carrier services.
(3) "Business licensing service" means the program within the Washington state department of revenue authorized by chapter 19.02
RCW to issue the business license.
(4) "Business office" refers to the physical location where a limousine carrier business maintains its business records, as defined in WAC 308-83-130
. The business office is the physical address on file with the business licensing service. The business office is the place where the business license is posted.
(5) "Business owner" means an individual, partnership, corporation, association, or other person(s), or group that holds a substantial interest in a limousine carrier business.
(6) "Chauffeur" means a person who operates a limousine.
(7) "Decal" means a sticker issued by the department to indicate the vehicle displaying the decal has a valid limousine vehicle certificate.
(8) "Department" means the Washington state department of licensing.
(9) "Dispatch log" refers to a paper or electronic record of assignments made to chauffeurs, and includes all information from the passenger manifest(s) for a given period, as well as the time each ride was arranged, the limousine, and the chauffeur assigned to the customer. The dispatch log also documents passengers referred by or to other drivers or businesses.
(10) "Disqualification" means a prohibition against driving a limousine.
(11) "Drugs" are those substances as defined by RCW 69.04.009
including, but not limited to, those substances defined by 49 C.F.R. 40.3.
(12) "Limousine" has the same meaning as in RCW 46.04.274
and includes vehicles that meet one of the following definitions:
(a) "Stretch limousine" means an automobile with a seating capacity behind the driver of not less than four passengers and not more than fourteen passengers, and a maximum wheelbase of two hundred eighty-five inches. The wheelbase has been factory or otherwise altered beyond the original manufacturer's specifications and meets standards of the United States Department of Transportation. A stretch limousine must be equipped with nonstandard amenities in the rear seating area.
(b) "Executive sedan" means a four-door sedan or crossover automobile having a seating capacity behind the driver of not more than three passengers, and a minimum wheelbase of one hundred fourteen and one-half inches or is designated as a large car under 40 C.F.R. 600.315-08, and has a manufacturer's suggested retail price when new of no less than thirty-five thousand dollars. The department may provide guidelines for qualified vehicles on our web site. An executive sedan must at a minimum be equipped with standard amenities, and the wheelbase may not be altered.
(c) "Executive van" means a van or minivan, having a seating capacity behind the driver of not less than seven passengers and not more than fourteen passengers.
(d) "Classic car" means a fine or distinctive, American or foreign automobile that is thirty years old or older.
(e) "Executive sport utility vehicle" means a sport utility vehicle with a seating capacity behind the driver of not less than three passengers and not more than six passengers, and a minimum wheelbase of one hundred sixteen inches that has not been altered.
(f) "Stretch sport utility vehicle" means a sport utility vehicle with a seating capacity behind the driver of not less than four and not more than fourteen passengers, and a maximum wheelbase of three hundred twenty-five inches that has been factory or otherwise altered beyond the original manufacturer's specifications and meets standards of the United States Department of Transportation. A stretch sport utility vehicle must be equipped with nonstandard amenities in the rear seating area.
(13) "Limousine carrier" or "carrier" is a business licensed, or required to be licensed by the department to provide limousine services, in accordance with RCW 46.04.276
and department regulations.
(14) "Nonresident limousine carrier" refers to a limousine carrier or vehicle owner whose place of business is not in Washington state.
(15) "Operate" refers to a person engaging in the business of a limousine and includes driving, occupying, or otherwise using a limousine to wait for, pick up, transport, or drop off a passenger for compensation. Specific activities included in the definition of operating a limousine are contained in WAC 308-83-210
(16) "Passenger capacity" means the maximum number of passengers that may be carried in a vehicle as determined by using the information found on the label that is required by the United States Department of Transportation to be affixed to the vehicle under 49 C.F.R., Parts 567 and 568. This label must be affixed to the vehicle in accordance to 49 C.F.R., Parts 567 and 568. In absence of the label, a member of the Washington state patrol or the department may determine the passenger capacity upon visual inspection of the vehicle.
(17) "Passenger manifest" refers to a daily record that verifies prearranged trips. Specific requirements for the passenger manifest are contained in WAC 308-83-200
(18) "Person" or "persons" means an individual, a corporation, association, sole proprietorship, joint stock association, partnership, limited liability partnership, limited liability company, or other association of people organized to conduct business. It also includes their lessees, trustees, or receivers.
(19) "Prearranged" refers to a customer or customer's agent having secured and agreed to the services and fare. Prearranged means the agreement was made prior to the time of departure and at a place different than the place of departure.
(20) "Public highway" includes every public street, road, or highway in this state.
(21) "Substance abuse professional" means an alcohol and drug specialist meeting the credentials, knowledge, training, and continuing education requirements of 49 C.F.R. 40.281.
(22) "Unified business identifier" or "UBI" is a nine digit number that registers a business with several state agencies and allows an entity to do business in Washington state. It is sometimes called a tax registration number, a business registration number, or a business license number.
(23) "Vehicle certificate" is a document issued by the department, indicating that the vehicle is registered as a limousine. The vehicle certificate must be carried in the limousine at all times. The vehicle certificate is not the vehicle registration document.