DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING
[Filed June 12, 2019, 12:19 p.m.]
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 16-24-085.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 308-96A-074 Collector vehicle and restored license plates.
Hearing Location(s): On Wednesday, July 24, 2019, at 10:00 a.m., at the Highways-Licenses Building, Conference Room 413, 1125 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, WA 98507. Check-in at the first floor reception desk.
Date of Intended Adoption: July 25, 2019.
Submit Written Comments to: George Price, Department of Licensing, P.O. Box 9030, Olympia, WA 98507-9030, email firstname.lastname@example.org, fax 360-570-7827, by July 23, 2019.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact George Price, phone 360-902-0120, fax 360-570-7827, email email@example.com, by July 23, 2019.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: To align our rules with current policies and procedures and make technical corrections.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: A constituent submitted a petition for rule-making changes to the department in December 2018 to clarify existing language and make technical corrections.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Proponent: Department of licensing, governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Kyle Strozyk, 1125 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, WA 98507, 360-902-3979; Implementation and Enforcement: George Price, 1125 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, WA 98507, 360-902-0120.
A school district fiscal impact statement is not required under RCW 28A.305.135
A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328
. The changes to this rule add no additional costs to stakeholders.
This rule proposal, or portions of the proposal, is exempt from requirements of the Regulatory Fairness Act because the proposal:
Is exempt under RCW 19.85.025
(3) as the rules only correct typographical errors, make address or name changes, or clarify language of a rule without changing its effect.
June 12, 2019
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 15-10-005, filed 4/22/15, effective 5/23/15)
WAC 308-96A-074Collector vehicle and restored license plates.
(1) What is a collector vehicle license plate?
For the purposes of this section, a collector vehicle license plate is a special license plate indicating "Collector Vehicle." The smaller size collector vehicle license plate is available for motorcycles and travel trailers
. Collector vehicle owners must conform to the rules under RCW 46.18.220
(2) ((What vehicles qualify for a collector vehicle license plate? Any motor vehicle which is:
(a) At least thirty years old; and
(b) Capable of being operated upon the highway; and
(c) Currently registered in Washington; and
(d) Operated primarily as a collector vehicle.
(3) How is a collector vehicle license plate to be displayed? The collector vehicle license plate must be displayed on the rear of the vehicle for which it was issued. The collector vehicle license plate is not transferable to any other motor vehicle, but may stay with that vehicle upon transfer of ownership.
(4)))What ((additional)) fees are required to obtain a collector vehicle license plate? In addition to all other license fees required by law, the applicant must pay an additional ((license)) fee of thirty-five dollars ((for this collector vehicle license plate)).
(((5)))(3)What is a "restored license plate"? A restored license plate is a Washington state issued license plate designated for general use in the year of the vehicle's manufacture. The restored license plate may not be a specialized license plate. The restored license plate may be used instead of a collector vehicle license plate or horseless carriage license plate. The license plate must be restored to such a condition that it may be identified with ((its year of issue))the year of the vehicle's manufacture. Reproductions of the original are not acceptable for use as a restored license plate.
(((6)))(4)How is a restored license plate to be displayed? The owner must display a single plate on the rear of the vehicle. If the vehicle owner has two identical license plates, the second license plate may be displayed on the front of the vehicle ((or on another vehicle)).
(((7)))(5)If I sell my vehicle may I keep my restored license plate? Yes. The restored plate(s) may be reassigned to another qualifying vehicle.
(((8)))(6)May I replace my restored license plate with another restored license plate? Yes, however, your vehicle record must be updated with the department to reflect the new plate number before it ((is))may be displayed on the vehicle.
(((9)))(7)What ((additional)) fees are required to have a restored license plate assigned to my vehicle? In addition to all other title and license fees required by law, you must pay an additional ((license)) fee of thirty-five dollars ((for the restored plate to be assigned to your vehicle. At the time a restored plate is assigned to a vehicle, the department will require the certificate of ownership be submitted if that vehicle does not already have a "title purpose only" number)).
(((10)))(8)Will I be able to apply for a refund of fees ((I have paid)) if I decide to change my restored use plate to a regular issue plate? No. There is no provision in the law to issue a refund ((should you decide to change to a regular issue plate)).
(((11)))(9)May I apply the fees I paid for my restored plate towards the purchase of regular issued plates? No. Full fees must be paid for the new plates.