ENGROSSED SENATE BILL NO. 6076


                                                            AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE


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State of Washington                               51st Legislature                              1989 Regular Session


By Senators Thorsness, Murray, Barr, Stratton, Metcalf, Saling, McCaslin, Madsen, Warnke, Anderson, Amondson and West



Read first time 2/28/89 and referred to Committee on  Transportation.



AN ACT Relating to motorcycle public awareness campaign; amending RCW 46.20.505; adding a new section to chapter 46.20 RCW; and declaring an emergency.




          NEW SECTION.  Sec. 1.  A new section is added to chapter 46.20 RCW to read as follows:

          (1) Beginning July 1, 1989, the director of licensing shall develop a motorcycle public awareness program, provided funds are appropriated for this purpose.  The director may contract with public and private entities for the operation of this program.

          (2) There is created a motorcycle public awareness advisory board to assist the director of licensing in the development of a public awareness program.  The board shall monitor this program following implementation and report to the director of licensing as necessary with recommendations including, but not limited to, administration, application, and substance of the public awareness program.

          The board shall consist of nine members appointed by the director of licensing, one of whom shall be appointed chairperson.  Three members of the board shall be members of nonprofit motorcycle organizations which actively support and promote motorcycle safety education.  One member of the board shall represent motorcycle dealerships or motorcycle related shops.  One member shall be a currently employed Washington state patrol motorcycle officer with at least five years experience and at least one year cumulative experience as a motorcycle officer.  One member shall be a member of the public.  One member shall be a current motorcycle safety instructor with no less than two years teaching experience.  One member shall be the director of licensing or the director's designee.  One member shall be a member of the legislative transportation committee or the committee's designee.  The term of appointment shall be two years.  The board shall meet at the call of the director, but not less than three times annually and not less than six times during its term of appointment, and shall receive no compensation for services but shall be reimbursed for travel expenses while engaged in business of the board in accordance with RCW 43.03.050 and 43.03.060.

          (3) The board shall submit a proposed motorcycle public awareness program to the director and to the legislative transportation committee for review  and approval on or before January 1, 1990.

          (4) The purpose of the program is to increase public awareness of motorcycle safety.


        Sec. 2.  Section 50, chapter 145, Laws of 1967 ex. sess. as last amended by section 5, chapter 227, Laws of 1988 and RCW 46.20.505 are each amended to read as follows:

          Every person applying for a special endorsement or a new category of endorsement of a driver's license authorizing such person to drive a motorcycle or a motor-driven cycle shall pay ((a motorcycle)) an examination fee of two dollars which is not refundable.  ((The)) In addition, the endorsement fee for the initial or new category ((examination)) motorcycle endorsement  shall be ((seven)) six dollars and the subsequent renewal ((examination)) endorsement fee shall be ((five)) seven dollars and fifty cents.  ((Five dollars of)) The initial or new category ((examination fee and five dollars of any subsequent fee for a renewal)) and renewal endorsement fees shall be deposited in the motorcycle safety education account of the highway safety fund.


          NEW SECTION.  Sec. 3.     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.