HOUSE BILL NO. 2989


                                                           AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE


                                                                            C 109 L 90



State of Washington                               51st Legislature                              1990 Regular Session


By Representatives Peery and R. Fisher



Read first time 1/31/90 and referred to Committee on Transportation.



AN ACT Relating to freight brokers and forwarders; amending RCW 81.80.430; and declaring an emergency.




        Sec. 1.  Section 2, chapter 31, Laws of 1988 as amended by section 2, chapter 60, Laws of 1989 and RCW 81.80.430 are each amended to read as follows:

          (1) After June 30, 1991, each broker or forwarder shall file with the commission and keep in effect, a surety bond or deposit of satisfactory security, in a sum to be determined by the commission, but not less than five thousand dollars, conditioned upon such broker or forwarder making compensation to shippers, consignees, and carriers for all moneys belonging to them and coming into the broker's or forwarder's possession in connection with the transportation service.

          (2) After June 30, 1991, it is unlawful for a broker or forwarder to conduct business as such in this state without first securing appropriate authority from the Interstate Commerce Commission, if such authority is required, and registering with the Washington utilities and transportation commission.  The commission shall grant such registration without hearing, upon application and payment of the appropriate filing fee prescribed by this chapter for other applications for operating authority.

          (3) Failure to file the bond or deposit the security is sufficient cause for refusal of the commission to grant the application for a permit or registration.  Failure to maintain the bond or the deposit of security is sufficient cause for cancellation of a permit or registration.


          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 immediately.

                                                                                                                           Passed the House March 3, 1990.


                                                                                                                                         Speaker of the House.


                                                                                                                           Passed the Senate March 1, 1990.


                                                                                                                                       President of the Senate.