WSR 04-21-050

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING


[ Filed October 18, 2004, 1:18 p.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 04-09-060.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 308-96A-079 Helping Kids Speak license plate, this rule establishes terms and conditions for the use of Helping Kids Speak special license plates, established as a result of SSB 6688 of the 58th legislative 2004 regular session.

Hearing Location(s): Department of Licensing, Conference Room 107, 1125 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, WA 98507, on November 29, 2004, at 10:00 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: December 21, 2004.

Submit Written Comments to: Dale R. Brown, P.O. Box 2957, 1125 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, WA 98507-2957, e-mail dbrown@dol.wa.gov, fax (360) 902-3827, by November 28, 2004.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Dale R. Brown by November 28, 2004, TTY (360) 664-8885.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The purpose of the proposal is to establish rules to obtain Helping Kids Speak special license plates. The anticipated effect will be communicating to the public the criteria for receiving Helping Kids Speak special license plates.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: Clear rules establish terms and conditions for the new special license plate, allowing the public to obtain the plates.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 46.16.316.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Name of Proponent: , governmental.

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.

October 18, 2004

Steve Boruchowitz

Policy and Projects Office

OTS-7600.1


NEW SECTION
WAC 308-96A-079   Helping Kids Speak special vehicle license plate series.   (1) When ownership of a vehicle issued "Helping Kids Speak license plate(s)" is sold, traded, or otherwise transferred, 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 Helping Kids Speak license plate(s) are transferred? If the registration expiration date for the new vehicle is later than registration expiration date of the previous vehicle the fee for the Helping Kids Speak plate will be charged at the rate of one-twelfth of the annual Helping Kids Speak plate(s) fee for each exceeding month and partial month. 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 Helping Kids Speak 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 Helping Kids Speak license plate(s), the owner must make application for new Helping Kids Speak or other license plate(s) and pay the fees described in RCW 46.16.270. See note following subsection (5) of this section.

(4) Will Helping Kids Speak license plate(s) ever need replacing? Yes, the Helping Kids Speak license plate(s) are subject to the mandatory vehicle license plate replacement schedule.

(5) When replacing Helping Kids Speak license plate(s), is the same license plate number/letter combination issued? Yes. If the vehicle owner requests and pays the fees described in RCW 46.16.233, the Helping Kids Speak license plate(s) may be replaced with the same number/letter combination as shown on the vehicle computer record.

Note: 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 and is for the protection of the public.

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