SENATE BILL 5518





                        57th Legislature

                      2001 Regular Session

Passed by the Senate March 10, 2001

  YEAS 48   NAYS 0




President of the Senate


Passed by the House April 10, 2001

  YEAS 94   NAYS 0



I, Tony M. Cook, Secretary of the Senate of the State of Washington, do hereby certify that the attached is  SENATE BILL 5518 as passed by the Senate and the House of Representatives on the dates hereon set forth.




Speaker of the

      House of Representatives






Speaker of the

      House of Representatives



Approved Place Style On Codes above, and Style Off Codes below.   





Governor of the State of Washington

                   Secretary of State

                  State of Washington



                         SENATE BILL 5518



             Passed Legislature - 2001 Regular Session


State of Washington      57th Legislature     2001 Regular Session


By Senators Horn, T. Sheldon and Roach; by request of Department of Licensing


Read first time 01/25/2001.  Referred to Committee on Transportation.

Waiving the motorcycle exam for trained operators.  

    AN ACT Relating to the waiver of motorcycle endorsement examination after satisfactory completion of motorcycle operator training; amending RCW 46.20.515; and reenacting and amending RCW 46.20.505.




    Sec. 1.  RCW 46.20.505 and 1999 c 308 s 5 and 1999 c 274 s 9 are each reenacted and amended to read as follows:

    Every person applying for a special endorsement of a driver's license authorizing such person to drive a motorcycle or a motor-driven cycle shall pay ((an examination)) a fee of two dollars, which is not refundable.  In addition, the endorsement fee for the initial motorcycle endorsement shall not exceed ten dollars, and the subsequent renewal endorsement fee shall not exceed twenty-five dollars, unless the endorsement is renewed or extended for a period other than five years, in which case the subsequent renewal endorsement fee shall not exceed five dollars for each year that the endorsement is renewed or extended.  The initial and renewal endorsement fees shall be deposited in the motorcycle safety education account of the highway safety fund.


    Sec. 2.  RCW 46.20.515 and 1999 c 274 s 11 are each amended to read as follows:

    The motorcycle endorsement examination must emphasize maneuvers necessary for on-street operation, including emergency braking and turning as may be required to avoid an impending collision.  The department may waive all or part of the examination for persons who satisfactorily complete the voluntary motorcycle operator training and education program authorized under RCW 46.20.520.


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