PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 308-56A WAC, Certificates of title -- Motor vehicles, etc.; chapter 308-61 WAC, Unauthorized and abandoned vehicles; chapter 308-93 WAC, Vessel registration and certificates of title; and chapter 308-96A WAC, Vehicle licenses.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 46.01.110.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The Department of Licensing, Vehicle Services Division, is currently looking at removing the requirement for a notary public signature on vehicle titling, licensing and dealer forms. We could instead require the customer to sign a perjury statement, which would be added to the form in place of the notary, verifying that the information contained in the document is true and correct. The notary signature does not add significant value to the document. This requirement creates inconvenience to our customers and has significant workload impacts. The American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators supports this opinion.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: Negotiated rule making.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Dale R. Brown, Management Analyst, Policy and Projects Office, Mailstop 48001, P.O. Box 2956, Olympia, WA 98507-2957, phone (360) 902-4020, fax (360) 902-3827, TTY (360) 664-8885, e-mail email@example.com.
October 5, 2004
Steve Boruchowitz, Manager
Policy and Projects Office