WSR 09-20-078

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING


[ Filed October 6, 2009, 7:58 a.m. , effective November 6, 2009 ]


Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

Purpose: Rule making is required to comply with HB 1478 passed by the legislature 2009 regular session. This rule allows members of the armed forces stationed outside of Washington to change the registration year of their vehicle.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 308-96A-300 Changing assigned registration year.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 46.01.110.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 09-15-169 on July 21, 2009.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: September 22, 2009.

Walt Fahrer

Rules Coordinator

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AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 01-17-017, filed 8/3/01, effective 9/3/01)

WAC 308-96A-300   Changing assigned registration year.   When will the assigned registration year of a vehicle be changed?

(1) The department will change the registration year of a vehicle if the vehicle remains unlicensed for more than the entire assigned registration year.

(2) The registered owner may request a change of registration expiration month. This can only be done at the time of renewal and requires the registered owner to purchase more than twelve months of registration, limited to the vehicle field system constraints and license tab availability.

(3) When the vehicle is being added to a fleet.

(4) When a vehicle has been sold and the registration is no longer valid. (Example: When a vehicle has been sold with expired tabs, a new expiration date will be assigned at the time of registration renewal.)

(5) When the registered owner is a member of the armed forces returning to Washington state after being stationed outside of Washington in accordance with RCW 46.16.006.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.01.110, 46.16.135, 46.46.16.225 [46.16.225], 46.16.490, and 46.16.276. 01-17-017, 308-96A-300, filed 8/3/01, effective 9/3/01; 98-19-075, 308-96A-300, filed 9/21/98, effective 10/22/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.17.060, 46.01.060, 46.16.070 and 46.16.135. 92-02-100, 308-96A-300, filed 1/2/92, effective 2/2/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.16.600, 46.16.276 and 46.01.110. 87-12-023 (Order TL/RG-34), 308-96A-300, filed 5/28/87. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.16.135, 46.16.225, 46.16.490 and 46.01.110. 86-10-040 (Order TL/RG 24), 308-96A-300, filed 5/5/86; Order MV-355, 308-96A-300, filed 5/10/76.]

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