CERTIFICATION OF ENROLLMENT
HOUSE BILL 1014
Chapter 60, Laws of 2019
2019 REGULAR SESSION
MOTORCYCLE OPERATORS--FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
EFFECTIVE DATE: July 28, 2019
Passed by the House February 7, 2019
Yeas 70 Nays 26
Speaker of the House of Representatives
Passed by the Senate April 12, 2019
Yeas 42 Nays 1
President of the Senate
I, Bernard Dean, Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives of the State of Washington, do hereby certify that the attached is HOUSE BILL 1014 as passed by House of Representatives and the Senate on the dates hereon set forth.
Chief ClerkChief Clerk
Approved April 19, 2019 10:39 AM
April 22, 2019
Governor of the State of Washington
Secretary of State
State of Washington
HOUSE BILL 1014
Passed Legislature - 2019 Regular Session
State of Washington
2019 Regular Session
ByRepresentatives Jenkin, Kirby, Harris, Bergquist, Stanford, Sells, Barkis, Eslick, and Rude
Prefiled 12/05/18.Read first time 01/14/19.Referred to Committee on Consumer Protection & Business.
AN ACT Relating to financial responsibility of motorcycle operators; and amending RCW 46.30.020
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
and 2013 2nd sp.s. c 23 s 20 are each amended to read as follows:
(1)(a) No person may operate a motor vehicle subject to registration under chapter 46.16A
RCW in this state unless the person is insured under a motor vehicle liability policy with liability limits of at least the amounts provided in RCW 46.29.090
, is self-insured as provided in RCW 46.29.630
, is covered by a certificate of deposit in conformance with RCW 46.29.550
, or is covered by a liability bond of at least the amounts provided in RCW 46.29.090
. Proof of financial responsibility for motor vehicle operation must be provided on the request of a law enforcement officer in the format specified under RCW 46.30.030
(b) A person who drives a motor vehicle that is required to be registered in another state that requires drivers and owners of vehicles in that state to maintain insurance or financial responsibility shall, when requested by a law enforcement officer, provide evidence of financial responsibility or insurance as is required by the laws of the state in which the vehicle is registered.
(c) When asked to do so by a law enforcement officer, failure to display proof of financial responsibility for motor vehicle operation as specified under RCW 46.30.030
creates a presumption that the person does not have motor vehicle insurance.
(d) Failure to provide proof of motor vehicle insurance is a traffic infraction and is subject to penalties as set by the supreme court under RCW 46.63.110
or community restitution.
(e) For the purposes of this section, when a person uses a portable electronic device to display proof of financial security to a law enforcement officer, the officer may only view the proof of financial security and is otherwise prohibited from viewing any other content on the portable electronic device.
(f) Whenever a person presents a portable electronic device pursuant to this section, that person assumes all liability for any damage to the portable electronic device.
(2) If a person cited for a violation of subsection (1) of this section appears in person before the court or a violations bureau and provides written evidence that at the time the person was cited, he or she was in compliance with the financial responsibility requirements of subsection (1) of this section, the citation shall be dismissed and the court or violations bureau may assess court administrative costs of twenty-five dollars at the time of dismissal. In lieu of personal appearance, a person cited for a violation of subsection (1) of this section may, before the date scheduled for the person's appearance before the court or violations bureau, submit by mail to the court or violations bureau written evidence that at the time the person was cited, he or she was in compliance with the financial responsibility requirements of subsection (1) of this section, in which case the citation shall be dismissed without cost, except that the court or violations bureau may assess court administrative costs of twenty-five dollars at the time of dismissal.
(3) The provisions of this chapter shall not govern:
(a) The operation of a motor vehicle registered under RCW 46.18.220
, governed by RCW 46.16A.170
, or registered with the Washington utilities and transportation commission as common or contract carriers; or
(b) The operation of ((a motorcycle as defined in RCW 46.04.330,
)) a motor-driven cycle as defined in RCW 46.04.332
, a moped as defined in RCW 46.04.304
, or a wheeled all-terrain vehicle as defined in RCW 46.09.310
(4) RCW 46.29.490
shall not be deemed to govern all motor vehicle liability policies required by this chapter but only those certified for the purposes stated in chapter 46.29
Passed by the House February 7, 2019.
Passed by the Senate April 12, 2019.
Approved by the Governor April 19, 2019.
Filed in Office of Secretary of State April 22, 2019.
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