By Senator Vognild
WHEREAS, Armored vehicle operators provide a highly specialized service transporting, almost exclusively: Gold, silver, currency, valuable securities, jewels, and other property of very high value; and
WHEREAS, Armored vehicle operators are required to follow much more extensive regulations and incur higher expenses than other motor carriers with regard to: The type of armored vehicle that must be purchased, the type of insurance that must be purchased, higher standards for financial responsibility, and the licensing requirements for armored vehicle guards; and
WHEREAS, Armored vehicle operators are currently regulated by the Utilities and Transportation Commission as common or contract motor carriers; and
WHEREAS, The combination of regulations for motor carriers and additional regulations for armored vehicle operators may create excessive regulation without serving any public interest;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, By the Senate of the State of Washington, That the Legislative Transportation Committee, in consultation with the Utilities and Transportation Commission, study the regulation of armored vehicle operators under chapter 81.80 RCW and chapter 480-12 WAC to determine whether regulations and procedures should be revised, particularly in the areas of processing and hearing applications for permits or extensions for permanent or temporary common or contract authority, and the designation of service areas; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the Legislative Transportation Committee, in consultation with the Utilities and Transportation Commission, be encouraged to take any actions it deems appropriate within current statutory authority to remedy any excessive regulations identified by the study; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the Legislative Transportation Committee report its findings and actions taken, along with any suggested legislation, to the Senate and House of Representatives standing committees on transportation at the regular session held in 1995.
I, Marty Brown, Secretary of the Senate,
do hereby certify that this is a true and
correct copy of Senate Resolution 1994-8683,
adopted by the Senate March 8, 1994.
Secretary of the Senate