SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 5812
AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE
C 264 L 89
State of Washington 51st Legislature 1989 Regular Session
By Senate Committee on Governmental Operations (originally sponsored by Senators McCaslin, Warnke, Lee and Johnson)
Read first time 3/1/89.
AN ACT Relating to motor vehicle common carriers; adding a new section to chapter 81.80 RCW; and creating a new section.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
NEW SECTION. Sec. 1. The state legislature has prescribed what requirements are necessary for public liability insurance for motor vehicle common and contract carriers to adequately protect both public and private property, both real and personal. It is therefore necessary and desirable for the state to prevent each city or county from applying its own separate insurance regulations in addition to those required by the commission.
NEW SECTION. Sec. 2. A new section is added to chapter 81.80 RCW to read as follows:
This chapter shall exclusively govern the liability insurance requirements for motor vehicle common and contract carriers. Any motor vehicle that meets the public liability requirements prescribed under RCW 81.80.190 shall not be required to comply with any ordinances of a city or county prescribing insurance requirements.