CERTIFICATION OF ENROLLMENT
HOUSE BILL 2029
2001 Regular Legislative Session
Passed by the House April 16, 2001
Yeas 81 Nays 13
Speaker of the House of Representatives
Speaker of the House of Representatives
Passed by the Senate March 23, 2001
Yeas 47 Nays 0
We, Timothy A. Martin and Cynthia Zehnder, Co-Chief Clerks of the House of Representatives of the State of Washington, do hereby certify that the attached is HOUSE BILL 2029 as passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate on the dates hereon set forth.
President of the Senate
Governor of the State of Washington
Secretary of State
State of Washington
HOUSE BILL 2029
AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE
Passed Legislature - 2001 Regular Session
State of Washington 57th Legislature 2001 Regular Session
By Representatives Hurst, Mitchell, Fisher, Hankins, Haigh, Anderson, Cooper, Ericksen, Ogden, Marine, Jarrett, Wood, Romero, Armstrong, Rockefeller, Mielke, Hatfield, Sump, Lovick, Simpson, Woods, Reardon, Morell, Skinner, Ahern, Jackley, Murray, Edmonds and Kenney
Read first time 02/13/2001. Referred to Committee on Transportation.
AN ACT Relating to certificates of ownership and registration; amending RCW 46.12.040 and 46.12.060; reenacting and amending RCW 46.12.030; adding a new section to chapter 46.12 RCW; providing an effective date; and declaring an emergency.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
Sec. 1. RCW 46.12.030 and 1995 c 274 s 1 and 1995 c 256 s 23 are each reenacted and amended to read as follows:
The application for ((
a certificate of ownership shall be upon a form furnished or approved by
the department and shall contain:
(1) A full description of the vehicle, which shall contain the proper vehicle identification number, the number of miles indicated on the odometer at the time of delivery of the vehicle, and any distinguishing marks of identification;
(2) The name and address of the person who is to be the registered owner of the vehicle and, if the vehicle is subject to a security interest, the name and address of the secured party;
(3) Such other
information as the department may require. The department may in any instance,
in addition to the information required on the application, require additional
information and a physical examination of the vehicle or of any class of
vehicles, or either. A physical examination of the vehicle is mandatory if ((
previously was registered in any other state or country or if)) it has been
rebuilt after surrender of the certificate of ownership to the department under
RCW 46.12.070 due to the vehicle's destruction or declaration as a total loss.
The inspection must verify that the vehicle identification number is genuine
and agrees with the number shown on the (( foreign)) title and
registration certificate. (( If the vehicle is from a jurisdiction that does
not issue titles, the inspection must verify that the vehicle identification
number is genuine and agrees with the number shown on the registration
certificate. The inspection must also confirm that the license plates on the
vehicle are those assigned to the vehicle by the jurisdiction in which the
vehicle was previously licensed.)) The inspection must be made by a member
of the Washington state patrol or other person authorized by the department to
make such inspections.
The application shall be subscribed by the registered owner and be sworn to by that applicant in the manner described by RCW 9A.72.085. The department shall retain the application in either the original, computer, or photostatic form.
Sec. 2. RCW 46.12.040 and 1990 c 238 s 2 are each amended to read as follows:
The application accompanied by a draft, money order, certified bank check, or cash for one dollar and twenty-five cents, together with the last preceding certificates or other satisfactory evidence of ownership, shall be forwarded to the director.
The fee shall be in addition to any other fee for the license registration of the vehicle. The certificate of ownership shall not be required to be renewed annually, or at any other time, except as by law provided.
In addition to the
application fee and any other fee for the license registration of a vehicle, ((
shall be collected from the applicant an inspection fee whenever a physical
examination of the vehicle is required as a part of the vehicle licensing or
titling process. For vehicles previously
registered in any other state or country, the inspection)) the department shall collect from the
applicant a fee (( shall be)) of fifteen dollars (( and))
for vehicles previously registered in any other state or country. The
proceeds from the fee shall be deposited in the motor vehicle fund. For (( all
other)) vehicles requiring a physical examination, the inspection fee shall
be (( twenty)) fifty dollars and shall be deposited in the motor
NEW SECTION. Sec. 3. A new section is added to chapter 46.12 RCW to read as follows:
The department shall institute software and systems modifications to enable a WACIC/NCIC stolen vehicle search of out-of-state vehicles as part of the title transaction. During the stolen vehicle search, if the information obtained indicates the vehicle is stolen, that information shall be immediately reported to the state patrol and the applicant shall not be permitted to register the vehicle. Vehicles for which the stolen vehicle check is negative shall be registered if the department is satisfied that all other requirements have been met.
Sec. 4. RCW 46.12.060 and 1975 c 25 s 10 are each amended to read as follows:
Before the department
shall issue a certificate of ownership, or reissue such a certificate, covering
any vehicle, the identification number of which has been altered, removed,
obliterated, defaced, omitted, or is otherwise absent, the registered owner of
the vehicle shall file an application with the department, accompanied by a fee
of five dollars, upon a form provided, and containing such facts and
information as shall be required by the department for the assignment of a
special number for such vehicle. Upon receipt of such application, the department,
if satisfied the applicant is entitled to the assignment of an identification
number, shall designate a special identification number for such vehicle, which
shall be noted upon the application therefor, and likewise upon a suitable
record of the authorization of the use thereof, to be kept by the department.
This assigned identification number shall be placed or stamped in a conspicuous
position upon the vehicle in such manner and form as may be prescribed by the
department. Upon receipt by the department of ((
a certificate by an officer
of the Washington state patrol, or other person authorized by the department,
that the vehicle has been inspected and that the identification number or the
special number plate, has been stamped or securely attached in a conspicuous
position upon the vehicle, accompanied by)) an application for a
certificate of ownership or application for reissue of such certificate and the
required fee therefor, the department shall use such number as the numerical or
alpha-numerical identification marks for the vehicle in any certificate of
license registration or certificate of ownership that may thereafter be issued
NEW SECTION. Sec. 5. This act is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety, or support of the state government and its existing public institutions, and takes effect July 1, 2001.
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