WSR 97-03-127

PERMANENT RULES

WASHINGTON STATE PATROL

[Filed January 22, 1997, 10:01 a.m.]

Date of Adoption: December 27, 1996.

Purpose: Under chapter 46.72A RCW, the Washington State Patrol may impose annual vehicle inspection fees for limousine carriers. This new chapter sets those fees and outlines the inspections procedures.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 46.72A.030.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 96-22-050 on November 1, 1996.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 1, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 1, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 1, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 1, amended 0, repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

January 17, 1997

Annette M. Sandberg

Chief

Chapter 204-95 WAC


LIMOUSINE BUSINESSES

NEW SECTION

WAC 204-95-030 Fees. The department of licensing, as authorized in RCW 46.72A.030 and 46.72A.090, shall charge and collect the following fees:

Fees listed in WAC 308-87-060

Annual Inspection $25.00

Reinspection $15.00

Background Check as set in WAC 446-20-600

The background check shall consist of a fingerprint-based background search at the state level conducted by the Washington state patrol identification section.

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NEW SECTION

WAC 204-95-080 Annual inspections, safety of equipment. Upon the request of a new limousine applicant or a limousine operator applying for annual renewal of their limousine license with the department of licensing, the Washington state patrol shall conduct a safety inspection of the equipment to be used in the limousine service. Applicants or operators must present their vehicle(s) at a Washington state patrol district or detachment office for inspection Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. The vehicle must pass the inspection to qualify for renewal of original limousine operators license with department of licensing. The vehicle inspection will consist for the following:

(1) All standard equipment for vehicles will be checked to include brake systems, functional brake performance test, wheel systems, steering and suspension, fuel system, exhaust system, lighting and signal system, visibility system, body components, interior condition and cleanliness.

(2) If a vehicle fails an initial inspection and must be reinspected, a reinspection fee as provided in WAC 308-87-060 will apply. The applicant or operator must present the original inspection form and reinspection form to the department of licensing.

(3) Upon successful completion of the safety inspection, a commercial vehicle safety alliance decal will be applied to the upper right hand corner of the windshield.

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