SENATE BILL REPORT
BYSenators Nelson and Bender
Specifying inspection fees for vehicles previously registered in other states or countries.
Senate Committee on Transportation
Senate Hearing Date(s):January 31, 1989
Majority Report: That Substitute Senate Bill No. 5138 be substituted therefor, and the substitute bill do pass.
Signed by Senators Patterson, Chairman; Nelson, Vice Chairman; Bender, Benitz, Conner, DeJarnatt, Hansen, McMullen, Murray, Sellar, Thorsness.
Senate Staff:Brad Lovaas (786-7307)
February 16, 1989
AS REPORTED BY COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION, JANUARY 31, 1989
Present statutes require the Washington State Patrol (WSP) to inspect certain vehicles prior to their being licensed in this state. The required inspection is for the purpose of detecting stolen vehicles and safety problems. The fee for an inspection is $10. This money is deposited to the credit of the motor vehicle fund.
The WSP presently does not charge for inspections on vehicles that are rebuilt insurance totals (where secondary vehicle identification numbers are checked which sometimes require the partial disassembly of the vehicle), or on assembled or homemade vehicles (where state vehicle identification numbers are riveted into the frame). These vehicles require inspection to deter auto theft attempts and to enhance the possibility of recovery should a theft occur. There are approximately 1,500 of these inspections per month.
A $10 inspection fee is established for vehicles previously registered in another state or country. The fee for all other types of physical examination of vehicles is $20.
EFFECT OF PROPOSED SUBSTITUTE:
The Washington State Patrol appropriation from the motor vehicle fund is deleted.
Fiscal Note: requested January 24, 1989
Senate Committee - Testified: Rick Jensen, WSP; Paul Klinosz, WSDOT