|Passed by the House March 4, 2009|
Speaker of the House of Representatives
Passed by the Senate April 13, 2009
President of the Senate
I, Barbara Baker, Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives of the State of Washington, do hereby certify that the attached is SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL 1984 as passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate on the dates hereon set forth.
Governor of the State of Washington
Secretary of State
State of Washington
|State of Washington||61st Legislature||2009 Regular Session|
READ FIRST TIME 02/23/09.
AN ACT Relating to motor vehicle air conditioning equipment; and amending RCW 46.37.470.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
Sec. 1 RCW 46.37.470 and 1987 c 330 s 726 are each amended to
read as follows:
The term)) "Air conditioning equipment," as used or referred
to in this section (( shall)), means mechanical vapor compression
refrigeration equipment which is used to cool the driver's or passenger
compartment of any motor vehicle.
(2) Such equipment shall be manufactured, installed, and maintained with due regard for the safety of the occupants of the vehicle and the public and shall not contain any refrigerant which is toxic to persons or which is flammable, unless the refrigerant is included in the list published by the United States environmental protection agency, as it exists on the effective date of this section, as a safe alternative motor vehicle air conditioning substitute for chlorofluorocarbon-12 under 42 U.S.C. Sec. 7671k(c).
(3) The state patrol may adopt and enforce safety requirements, regulations, and specifications consistent with the requirements of this section applicable to such equipment which shall correlate with and, so far as possible, conform to the current recommended practice or standard applicable to such equipment approved by the society of automotive engineers.
(4) No person shall have for sale, offer for sale, sell, or equip any motor vehicle with any such equipment unless it complies with the requirements of this section.
(5) No person shall operate on any highway any motor vehicle equipped with any air conditioning equipment unless said equipment complies with the requirements of this section.