Purpose: Rule making is to provide a mechanism for the initial issuance of a limited number, up to the first twenty-five sequential special license plates to sponsoring organizations.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 46.01.110.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 04-19-092 on September 20, 2004.
Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: In subsection (4) added the words "Washington valid" before the word "licensed."
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: November 23, 2004.
WAC 308-96A-048 Distribution of the first twenty-five sequential special license plates. (1) What is required for obtaining the distribution of the first twenty-five sequential plates of each special license plate series?
(a) The organizational sponsor liaison that signed the original special license plate series application (or their successor) may submit a list of registered owners and vehicle information to be recipients of up to the first twenty-five special license plates issued. Only vehicles required to display two license plates may be considered. The list must be submitted to the vehicle services special plate manager at least one month before the release date of the initial plate series. Plates will be issued in sequential order in the order specified on the list.
(b) If fewer than twenty-five names are provided on the list, the remainder of those plates will be made available to other applicants in sequential order.
(c) All applicable fees and taxes, as well as any required documentation, are due and must be submitted for each individual vehicle when the plates are issued.
(2) Where and when are the plates distributed? The license plates will only be distributed from the Olympia headquarters vehicle licensing office and only on the first release date of the new special license plate series.
(3) Who may pick up the plates? The registered owner or a person authorized by the registered owner may take delivery of the special license plates.
(4) Are there restrictions on issuing the special plates? Yes, the first twenty-five special plates will only be issued to Washington valid licensed vehicles requiring two license plates.