Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 02-10-079.
Title of Rule: Chapter 308-99 WAC, Vehicle reciprocity.
Purpose: 1. To meet the criteria set forth in Governor Locke's Executive Order 97-02.
2. To clarify rules and help make them more comprehensible.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 46.01.110.
Summary: WAC 308-99-020 Definitions, 308-99-040 Restrictions and conditions, and 308-99-060 Leased and rented vehicles.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: Meet criteria supporting Governor Locke's Executive Order 97-02.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Katherine Iyall Vasquez, 1125 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, (360) 902-3718; Implementation and Enforcement: Deborah McCurley, 1125 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, (360) 902-3745.
Name of Proponent: , governmental.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: The rules set out definitions for vehicle reciprocity rules. Conditions are defined when vehicles properly registered in another state are exempt from Washington requirements. Special reciprocity conditions for rental and leased vehicles are provided.
The purpose of the rule is to allow those entitled to exemption to more easily attain one.
Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: Current rule language clarified to improve understanding. No significant changes are made.
No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. A small business economic impact statement is not required pursuant to RCW 19.85.030 (1)(a). The proposed rule making does not impose more than a minor cost on business in an industry.
RCW 34.05.328 does not apply to this rule adoption. The contents of the proposed rules clarifies language of a rule without changing its effect.
Hearing Location: Highways-Licenses Building, Conference Room 107, 1125 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, WA 98507, on April 29, 2004, at 10:00 a.m.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Katherine Iyall Vasquez by April 28, 2004, TTY (360) 664-8885 or (360) 902-3718.
Submit Written Comments to: Katherine Iyall Vasquez, Rules Manager, Title and Registration Services, P.O. Box 2957, Olympia, WA 98507-2957, fax (360) 664-0831, by April 28, 2004.
Date of Intended Adoption: May 25, 2004.
March 9, 2004
for Steve Borchowitz, Manager
Policy and Projects Office
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 00-20-064, filed 10/3/00, effective 11/3/00)
WAC 308-99-020 Definitions. (1) What is a resident? For the purposes of this section, a resident is a natural person who lives or shows intent to live in this state on more than a temporary or transient basis.
You will be ((
presumed)) considered a resident if you
meet (( any)) one of the following:
Become)) You are a registered voter in this state;
Receiving)) You receive benefits under one of the
Washington public assistance programs; or
Declaring that he or she is)) You declare that you
are a resident for the purpose of obtaining a state license or
tuition fees at resident rates.
A person may be a resident of this state even though the
person has or claims residency or domicile in another state or
intends to leave this state at some future time. A natural
person will be ((
presumed)) considered a resident if at least
two of the following conditions are met:
Maintains)) You maintain a residence in this state
for personal use;
Has)) You have a Washington state driver's license
or claim this state as a residence for obtaining Washington
state hunting or fishing licenses;
Uses)) You use a Washington state address for
federal income tax or state (( income)) tax purposes;
(iv) You have previously maintained a residence in this
state for personal use and ((
has)) have not established a
permanent residence outside the state of Washington ((( e.g.,))
for example, a person who retires and lives in a motor home or
vessel which is not permanently attached to any property);
Claims)) You claim this state as residence for
obtaining eligibility to hold a public office or for judicial
Claims this state as a residence for obtaining
Washington state hunting or fishing licenses;
(vii) Receives tuition fees at resident rates in this state, unless the nonresident tuition fee differential is waived as a result of a state to state reciprocity program authorized under chapter 28B.15 RCW (College and university fees); or
(viii) Is)) You are a custodial parent with a child attending public schools in this state.
The department may consider factors other than those
listed in this subsection to determine that a person intends
to be located in and be a resident of this state ((
and thus be
a resident of this state, but such)). However, the department
may not consider those factors (( do not alone raise a
presumption of)) alone to presume residency.
corporation, trust or other entity created by a))
natural person who is a resident of Washington may not form a
corporation, trust or other entity in another jurisdiction for
the purpose of evading Washington vehicle registration (( shall
be deemed a resident of Washington for vehicle registration
(2) What are "military personnel"? "Military personnel"
means active duty members of the United States armed forces
including the United States Coast Guard, commissioned officers
of the public health service, personnel from National
Oceanographic and Atmospheric Agency, and members of foreign
military organizations assigned to this state on official
Coast guard personnel living in Washington and
assigned to duty in the Portland area are also entitled to a
nonresident military exemption.))
(3) What is a "jurisdiction"? "Jurisdiction" means a state, territory, or possession of the United States, the District of Columbia, or a state or province of a country.
(4) What is "reciprocity"? "Reciprocity" means an agreement with another jurisdiction granting mutual benefits, privileges, or exemptions from payment of vehicle registration fees. Reciprocity will only be extended to vehicles that are properly registered in another jurisdiction.
(5) What is a "Washington public assistance program"? "Washington public assistance program" is defined in RCW 46.16.028.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.01.110. 00-20-064, § 308-99-020, filed 10/3/00, effective 11/3/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.01.110, 46.16.276 and 46.85.060 as amended by 1987 c 142 § 4. 87-21-013 (Order TL/RG 37), § 308-99-020, filed 10/9/87. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.85.060, 46.16.028 and 46.01.110. 86-14-016 (Order TL/RG 26), § 308-99-020, filed 6/24/86. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.85.060. 85-20-080 (Order TL/RG 17), § 308-99-020, filed 9/30/85. Statutory Authority: 1982 c 227 § 18 et seq. 83-19-009 (Order 729-DOL), § 308-99-020, filed 9/9/83. Formerly WAC 410-20-020.]
(1) Nonresident students: The student must be in
full-time attendance at ((
an institution of higher learning))
a college or university in Washington accredited by the
Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges or at a private
vocational school as that term is defined by RCW 28C.10.020(7)
and maintain their legal home of record at a location outside
the state of Washington. (( Students')) Vehicles must be
registered in (( their name)) the student's or in the name of
their parent or legal guardian in the resident state of
record. The student must carry(( , in the vehicle,))
documentation issued by the (( institution)) college,
university or vocational school that readily establishes the
nonresident status. Employment incidental to the full-time
student status is permitted. The spouse of a nonresident
student has the same licensing privilege as long as the
vehicle is registered to the student or jointly to the student
and spouse, regardless of the spouse's legal residence or
(2) Nonresident military personnel: Vehicles must be
currently registered in the name of the military person at
his/her)) their official home of record. A vehicle licensed
at the last duty station may be operated until expiration of
the registration at which time it must be licensed in the home
of record or in Washington. The spouse of a nonresident
military person has the same licensing privilege as long as
the vehicle is registered to the military person or jointly to
the military person and spouse, regardless of the spouse's
legal residence or employment.
(3) Borrowed vehicle: A borrowed vehicle currently licensed in another jurisdiction may be operated by a Washington resident for a period not to exceed ten days in any one calendar year. If the period of use exceeds ten days the vehicle must be registered and licensed in Washington. This provision does not apply to business vehicles.
(4) Vehicles undergoing repairs: Commercial vehicles having a gross weight or combined gross weight of over 26,000 pounds and properly registered and licensed in another state or Canadian Province may enter Washington for purposes of repair under the following conditions:
(a) The vehicle must enter the state unladen and proceed immediately to the repair facility.
(b) The vehicle must immediately leave the state, unladen, upon completion of repairs.
(c) The vehicle cannot engage in any commercial activity while in Washington.
(d) The repair facility must be located within fifteen miles of the Washington border.
(e) While in Washington, the vehicle must carry the following documentation:
(i) An "out-of-state vehicle repair statement of fact." Blank forms are available from the department of licensing internet site at www.gov.wa/dol.
(ii) A copy of the vehicle repair work order issued by the repair facility before the vehicle enters Washington.
(f) The repair facility must maintain a copy of the "out-of-state vehicle repair statement of fact" and vehicle repair work order for a period of five years. The repair facility must make the forms available for inspection by state agency representatives.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.85.060. 03-04-092, § 308-99-040, filed 2/4/03, effective 3/7/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.01.110. 00-20-064, § 308-99-040, filed 10/3/00, effective 11/3/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.01.110, 46.16.276 and 46.85.060 as amended by 1987 c 142 § 4. 87-21-013 (Order TL/RG 37), § 308-99-040, filed 10/9/87. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.01.110. 87-01-029 (Order 800-DOL), § 308-99-040, filed 12/11/86. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.85.060. 86-02-056 (Order TL-RG-22), § 308-99-040, filed 12/31/85; 85-20-080 (Order TL/RG 17), § 308-99-040, filed 9/30/85. Statutory Authority: 1982 c 227 § 18 et seq. 83-19-009 (Order 729-DOL), § 308-99-040, filed 9/9/83. Formerly WAC 410-20-040.]
(1) Passenger cars and motor homes currently ((
properly)) registered in another jurisdiction will be granted
vehicle license reciprocity in this state if:
(a) The vehicle was rented by the vehicle operator from a location outside of the state of Washington;
(b) The vehicle was dropped off in Washington by the previous renter and is being rented for a one-way trip out of Washington; or
(c) The vehicle is registered under the provisions of Article XI, Section 1116 of the International Registration Plan.
(2) Trailers and semi-trailers with a gross vehicle
weight in excess of 6,000 pounds, trucks, truck tractors,
tractors, and road tractors that are currently ((
properly)) registered in other jurisdictions will be granted
vehicle license reciprocity in this state if:
(a) The vehicle is rented from a location within another jurisdiction; and
(b) The vehicle registration certificate (cab card) or a
photo copy ((
thereof)) and a copy of the rental agreement is
carried in the rental vehicle or in the vehicle providing the
motive power for a combination of vehicles.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.01.110. 00-20-064, § 308-99-060, filed 10/3/00, effective 11/3/00.]