WSR 11-20-066

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING


[ Filed October 3, 2011, 10:18 a.m. , effective November 3, 2011 ]


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

Purpose: To clarify the requirements for registering a fleet, and reducing the number of required vehicles in a permanent fleet.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 308-96A-161 Fleet registration.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 46.01.110.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 11-17-020 on August 5, 2011.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: September 28, 2011.

Ben T. Shomshor

Rules Coordinator

OTS-4104.3


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 02-11-079, filed 5/14/02, effective 6/14/02)

WAC 308-96A-161   Fleet registration.   (1) What is the purpose of the fleet program? The ((department recognizes and understands that there are businesses)) purpose of the fleet program is to provide a process for business and individual registered owners ((within the state of Washington that have a valid need)) to ((license)) have the same expiration date for all of their vehicles ((on the same date)) and to receive a single billing notice. ((The purpose of the fleet program is to provide such a process.))

(2) What types of fleet programs are available? There are two types of fleet programs((:

(a) Regular fleet - To participate in the regular fleet program, the owner(s) must:

(i) Have)), regular and permanent.

(3) What is the difference between a regular and a permanent fleet?

(a) Regular fleets consist of five or more vehicles, all currently ((registered for highway use; and

(ii) All vehicles participating must be)) titled and registered in exact name agreement (letter for letter and space for space)((; and

(iii) All vehicles participating will be assigned a December 31 annual expiration)). The owner has the option to purchase monthly gross weight license ((may be purchased for vehicles participating in the regular fleet program; and

(iv) A fleet account will be established by the department and a fleet identifier code issued to the participant)).

(b) Permanent fleets(( - To participate in the permanent fleet program, the owner must:

(i) Have one hundred or more vehicles all currently registered for highway use; and

(ii) Have all participating vehicles titled and registered in exact name agreement (letter for letter and space for space); and

(iii) Have all participating vehicles assigned a December 31 annual expiration. Monthly gross weight license may not be purchased for vehicles participating in the permanent fleet program however, gross weight increase can be purchased throughout the year.

A fleet account will be established by the department and a fleet identifier code issued to the participant.

(3))) consist of fifty or more vehicles, all currently titled and registered in exact name agreement (letter for letter and space for space). The owner must purchase gross weight for the entire year. Gross weight license may NOT be purchased month to month, but may be increased throughout the year.

(4) When do fleet vehicles expire? All fleet vehicles will be assigned a December 31 expiration date.

(5) Who does a fleet owner contact to join the fleet program? ((Any owner who meets the qualifications may contact the department or your local Washington vehicle licensing office.

(4))) Fleet owners who meet the qualifications may contact the department or their local vehicle licensing office to have a fleet account established and a fleet identifier code issued.

(6) Are there any vehicles that may not be part of a fleet? Yes, ((there are vehicles that may not be part of a fleet. Those)) the following vehicles ((include)) may not be part of the fleet program:

(a) Snowmobiles;

(b) Trailers with ((plates issued a)) permanent license plates issued under RCW ((46.16.068)) 46.16A.450;

(c) ((Vehicles licensed as daily rental under RCW 82.44.023)) Rental vehicles as defined in RCW 46.04.465; ((or))

(d) Any vehicle not required to renew annually ((renew. ()); and

(e) Prorate vehicles registered under ((the international registration program ()) proportional registration as defined in chapter 46.87 RCW(() cannot be part of this fleet program))).

(((5))) (7) Will the department remove ((me)) a fleet from the fleet program? Yes, the department will remove a ((participant)) fleet from the ((fleet)) program at ((their)) the request of the owner or if the ((required minimum)) number of ((currently)) registered vehicles ((is not maintained for the chosen fleet program)) in the fleet drops below the required minimum.

(8) What happens to a fleet once it is removed from the fleet program? When a fleet is removed from the program the fleet identifier code will be ((automatically canceled and will cause removal of)) removed from all of the ((participant's)) vehicles ((from the chosen fleet program)) in the fleet. The owner will then be required to renew them individually.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.01.110 and 46.01.100. 02-11-079, 308-96A-161, filed 5/14/02, effective 6/14/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.01.110, 46.01.100 and 46.16.060. 99-19-026, 308-96A-161, filed 9/8/99, effective 10/9/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.01.110. 97-10-003, 308-96A-161, filed 4/24/97, effective 5/25/97; 92-15-025, 308-96A-161, filed 7/6/92, effective 8/6/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.01.110 and 46.16.335. 91-15-006, 308-96A-161, filed 7/8/91, effective 8/8/91.]

Washington State Code Reviser's Office