ENGROSSED HOUSE BILL NO. 1518


                                                           AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE


                                                                            C 368 L 89



State of Washington                               51st Legislature                              1989 Regular Session


By Representatives Vekich, Walker, Patrick, Cole, Leonard, R. King, Heavey, Ebersole, Prentice, Basich, Jones and Winsley



Read first time 1/27/89 and referred to Committee on Commerce & Labor.



AN ACT Relating to industrial insurance coverage; amending RCW 51.12.095; providing an effective date; and declaring an emergency.




        Sec. 1.  Section 2, chapter 170, Laws of 1983 and RCW 51.12.095 are each amended to read as follows:

          (1) Common or contract carriers ((domiciled)) doing business in this state that are engaged exclusively in interstate or foreign commerce, or any combination thereof, ((may elect)) shall provide coverage under this title ((in the manner provided by RCW 51.12.110)) for their Washington employees, unless the employer has furnished workers' compensation insurance coverage under the laws of another state for the coverage of employees in this state:  PROVIDED, That any common or contract carrier or its successor that formerly had coverage under this title and by virtue of  being exclusively engaged in interstate or foreign commerce, or any combination thereof, withdrew its acceptance of liability under this title by filing written notice with the director of the withdrawal of its acceptance prior to January 2, 1987, shall be governed by the provisions of this section that were in effect as of that date.

          (2) A person who is domiciled in this state and who owns and operates a truck engaged in intrastate, interstate, or foreign commerce, or any combination thereof, may elect coverage under this title in the manner provided by RCW 51.32.030, whether or not the truck is leased to a common or contract carrier.


          NEW SECTION.  Sec. 2.     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 shall take effect July 1, 1989.

                                                                                                                           Passed the House April 19, 1989.


                                                                                                                                         Speaker of the House.


                                                                                                                           Passed the Senate April 14, 1989.


                                                                                                                                       President of the Senate.