WSR 06-16-002

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING


[ Filed July 19, 2006, 2:57 p.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 06-11-001.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Chapter 308-96A WAC, Vehicle licenses, specifically WAC 308-96A-530 Veteran remembrance license plate emblems.

Hearing Location(s): Department of Licensing, Conference Room 108, 1125 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, WA 98507, on September 12, 2006, at 10 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: October 3, 2006.

Submit Written Comments to: Dale R. Brown, P.O. Box 2957, Mailstop 48200, 1125 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, WA 98507-2957, e-mail dbrown@dol.wa.gov, fax (360) 902-0140, by September 11, 2006.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Dale R. Brown by September 11, 2006, TTY (360) 664-8885.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Rule making is required to add which emblems are available for purchase.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: This amendment establishes in rule which campaign medal emblems are available to those qualified.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 46.16.110, 46.16.335, 46.16.276.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 46.16.319.

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

Name of Proponent: , governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Jennifer Dana, 1125 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, WA, (360) 902-3710; Implementation and Enforcement: Toni Wilson, 1125 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, WA, (360) 902-3811.

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.

July 19, 2006

Julie Knittle, Administrator

Title and Registration Services

OTS-8993.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 02-16-071, filed 8/6/02, effective 9/6/02)

WAC 308-96A-530   Veteran remembrance license plate emblems.   (1) What veteran remembrance license plate emblems are available? The following veteran remembrance license plate emblems are available:

(a) Veteran remembrance vehicle license plate emblem with the words "U.S. VETERAN" (referred to as veteran emblem);

(b) The United States flag waving on a staff without wording (referred to as the flag emblem); and

(c) Campaign medal emblem authorized in RCW 46.16.319(3).

(2) Who may purchase veteran remembrance emblems? Only persons qualified under RCW 46.16.319(2) ((and (3))) may purchase veteran remembrance license plate emblems.

(3) What will I receive when I purchase veteran remembrance license plate emblems ((what will I receive))? In addition to a receipt, you will receive an emblem package including:

(a) One US veteran emblem;

(b) One US flag and campaign ribbon emblem; or

(c) Two campaign ribbon emblems; or

(d) Two US flag emblems.

(4) What emblems are available for purchase?

(a) Afghanistan Campaign Medal.

(b) American Campaign Medal WWII.

(c) Armed Forces Expedition Medal.

(d) Armed Forces Services Medal.

(e) Asiatic - Pacific Campaign Medal WWII.

(f) European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal WWII.

(g) Iraq Campaign Medal.

(h) Korean Defense Medal.

(i) Korean Service Medal.

(j) Kosovo Campaign Medal.

(k) Merchant Marines Atlantic War Zone Medal.

(l) Merchant Marines Middle East War Zone Medal.

(m) Merchant Marines Pacific War Zone Medal.

(n) National Defense Medal.

(o) South Asia Service Medal.

(p) U.S. Flag decal.

(q) U.S. Veteran decal.

(r) Vietnam Service Medal.

(s) War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal.

(t) War on Terrorism Service Medal.

(u) World War I Victory Medal.

(5) How much ((will I be charged for the)) do veteran remembrance license plate emblem packages cost? Veteran remembrance license plate emblem packages cost ten dollars per package, in addition to fees authorized in RCW 46.01.140 (5)(b)((, a fee of ten dollars is collected for each package)).

(((5))) (6) How ((are the emblems to be displayed on my license plate)) do I display my license plate emblems? In addition to the requirements and limitations in RCW 46.16.327:

(a) When the VETERAN emblem is displayed on a license plate, it must be displayed between the bottom license plate bolt holes;

(b) The FLAG emblem must be displayed to the left of the bottom left license plate bolt hole. When two FLAG emblems are displayed, one is displayed on the outside of each bottom license plate bolt hole. No more than two FLAG emblems may be affixed to any one license plate;

(c) The CAMPAIGN emblem must be displayed to the right of the bottom right license plate bolt hole. When two CAMPAIGN emblems are displayed, one is displayed on the outside of each bottom license plate bolt hole. No more than two CAMPAIGN emblems may be affixed to any one license plate;

(((6))) (d) For two-plated vehicles, you may display the emblems on either the front or rear license plate, or you may buy a second package if you want to display emblems on both license plates.

(7) Do the veteran remembrance emblems on my front license plate have to match the emblems on the rear license plate? No, emblems displayed on the front license plate do not need to match emblems displayed on the rear license plate.

(((7))) (8) May I transfer my veteran remembrance license plate emblems to different vehicles? ((Veteran remembrance license plate emblems may be transferred to another vehicle only if they have been affixed to a specialized license plate which may be transferred to other vehicles.)) Yes, veteran remembrance license plate emblems are transferred when they are attached to a license plate that is eligible for transfer to a different vehicle. Otherwise, the veteran remembrance license plate emblems are transferred to the new owner of the vehicle upon transfer of ownership.

(((8))) (9) May I obtain a replacement or additional veteran remembrance license plate emblem package? Yes((. You may)):

(a) If you choose to purchase an additional set, you will be charged the fee in subsection (4) of this section; or

(b) When the original emblems become faded or unrecognizable, you may obtain a replacement set at no fee; or

(c) When the license plates are replaced as required by the mandatory plate replacement law, a replacement set will be provided at no fee.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.01.110, 46.16.335, 46.12.070, 46.16.276. 02-16-071, 308-96A-530, filed 8/6/02, effective 9/6/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.01.110, 46.16.276 and 43.17.060. 00-01-151, 308-96A-530, filed 12/21/99, effective 1/21/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.01.110. 91-03-091, 308-96A-530, filed 1/18/91, effective 2/18/91.]

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