DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING
[Filed July 23, 2019, 1:41 p.m.]
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 19-11-096.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Chapter 308-96A WAC, Vehicle licenses.
Hearing Location(s): On Wednesday, September 4, 2019, at 9:00 a.m., at the Highways-Licenses Building, Conference Room 413, 1125 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, WA 98507. Check in at the first floor counter.
Date of Intended Adoption: September 5, 2019.
Submit Written Comments to: George Price, Department of Licensing, P.O. Box 9030, Olympia, WA 98507-9030, email email@example.com, fax 360-570-7827, by September 3, 2019.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: George Price, phone 360-902-0120, fax 360-570-7827, email firstname.lastname@example.org, by September 3, 2019.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Adding a new section to chapter 308-96A WAC will allow the department to create definitions for the types of electric, hybrid and alternative fuel vehicles for the purposes of implementing EHB [E2SHB] 2042 passed during the 2019 legislative session.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: Legislative changes to the corresponding RCW are effective on August 1 and October 1, 2019.
Statute Being Implemented: Not applicable.
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: Jill Johnson, 1125 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, WA 98507, 360-902-0183; 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
. This new rule clarifies fees that are set in statute, however this rule does not add 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.
July 23, 2019
Jill O. Johnson
WAC 308-96A-138Electric, hybrid and clean alternative fuel vehicles—Definitions and fees.
(1) The definitions in this section are created for the purposes of assessing licensing fees in section 23, chapter 287, Laws of 2019.
(a) "Clean alternative fuel" means electricity, dimethyl ether, hydrogen, methane, natural gas, liquefied natural gas, compressed natural gas, or propane.
(b) "Electric" means at least one method of propulsion that is capable of being reenergized by an external source of electricity and capable of traveling at least thirty miles using only battery power and can reach a speed of at least thirty-five miles per hour.
(c) "Hybrid" means two or more power sources or fuel types and has the capability to drive at a speed of more than thirty-five miles per hour. This definition excludes vehicles that are considered electric or plug-in hybrid.
(2) Will an electric vehicle be assessed the fee in section 23(1), chapter 287, Laws of 2019 in addition to the fees described in RCW 46.17.323?
(3) Will an electric vehicle be assessed the fee in section 23(2), chapter 287, Laws of 2019 in addition to the fees described in RCW 46.17.323?
(4) Will a hybrid or clean alternative fuel vehicle be assessed the fee in RCW 46.17.323 in addition to the fees described in section 23, chapter 287, Laws of 2019?
No. These vehicles are only subject to the electrification fee in section 23(2), chapter 287, Laws of 2019.