Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 04-09-029.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 308-96A-076 Law enforcement memorial special vehicle license plate series.
Hearing Location(s): Department of Licensing, Conference Room, 1125 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, WA 98507, on October 26, 2004, at 10:30 a.m.
Date of Intended Adoption: November 23, 2004.
Submit Written Comments to: Dale R. Brown, P.O. Box 2957, 1125 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, WA 98507-2957, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, fax (360) 902-3827, by October 25, 2004.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Dale R. Brown by October 25, 2004, TTY (360) 664-8885.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The purpose is to establish terms and conditions for the use of law enforcement memorial special vehicle license plate series license plates. It will provide what is needed for an applicant to qualify for these plates.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: The legislature has authorized law enforcement memorial special plate. Rules are needed to effectively administer the law allowing for these license plates.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 46.16.316.
Statute Being Implemented: RCW 46.16.316.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Katherine Iyall Vasquez, 1125 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, WA, (360) 902-3718; Implementation and Enforcement: Jennifer Dana, 1125 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, WA, (360) [902-]3710.
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 businesses in the industry.
A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. The contents of the proposed rules are explicitly and specifically dictated by statute.
September 20, 2004
Policy and Projects Office
WAC 308-96A-076 Law enforcement memorial special vehicle license plate series. (1) When ownership of a vehicle issued a law enforcement memorial license plate(s) changes, what happens to the plate(s)? The special license plate owner may relinquish the plate(s) to the new vehicle owner or remove the plate(s) from the vehicle for transfer to a replacement vehicle. License plate transfer fees apply.
(2) Will any new fees be charged when the law enforcement memorial license plate(s) are transferred? If the registration expiration date for the new vehicle is later than registration expiration date of the previous vehicle, an additional fee for the law enforcement memorial license plate will be charged at the rate of one-twelfth of the annual law enforcement memorial license plate(s) fee for each additional month and partial month beyond the registration expiration date of the previous vehicle. If the new registration expiration date is sooner than the previous registration expiration date, a refund will not be made for the remaining registration period.
(3) May law enforcement memorial license number plates be replaced with the same number if they become lost, defaced, or destroyed? Yes. Upon the loss, defacement, or destruction of one or both plate(s), the owner must make application for new law enforcement memorial or other license plate(s) and pay the fees described in RCW 46.16.270. See subsection (5) of this section.
(4) Are law enforcement memorial license plate(s) subject to the vehicle license plate replacement schedule? Yes, the law enforcement memorial license plate(s) are subject to the mandatory vehicle license plate replacement schedule in WAC 308-96A-021(8).
(5) When replacing law enforcement memorial license plate(s), is same license plate number/letter combination issued? Yes. If the vehicle owner requests and pays the fees in RCW 46.16.233, the law enforcement memorial license plate(s) will be replaced with the same number/letter combination as shown on the vehicle computer record.
(6) Will my license plates that have been reported stolen be replaced with new license plates with the same number/letter combination? If the license plate(s) have been reported as stolen or if the department record indicates the plate has been stolen, the same number/letter combination will not be issued. This is a law enforcement issue for the protection of the public.