SENATE BILL NO. 6558
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State of Washington 51st Legislature 1990 Regular Session
By Senators Conner, Thorsness, McMullen and Sellar; by request of Department of Licensing
Read first time 1/17/90 and referred to Committee on Transportation.
AN ACT Relating to the examination for the renewal of a driver's license; and amending RCW 46.20.120.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
Sec. 1. Section 46.20.120, chapter 12, Laws of 1961 as last amended by section 2, chapter 88, Laws of 1988 and RCW 46.20.120 are each amended to read as follows:
driver's license may be issued and no previously issued license may be renewed
until the applicant therefor has successfully passed a driver licensing
: PROVIDED, That)). However, the department may
waive all or any part of the examination of any person applying for the renewal
of a driver's license except when the department determines that an applicant
for a driver's license is not qualified to hold a driver's license under this
title. The department may also waive the actual demonstration of the
ability to operate a motor vehicle by a person who surrenders a valid driver's
license issued by the person's previous home state and who is otherwise
qualified to be licensed. For a new license examination a fee of seven
dollars shall be paid by each applicant, in addition to the fee charged for
issuance of the license. A new license is one issued to a driver who has not
been previously licensed in this state or to a driver whose last previous
Washington license has been expired for more than four years.
Any person renewing his or her driver's license more than sixty days after the license has expired shall pay a penalty fee of ten dollars in addition to the renewal fee under RCW 46.20.181. The penalty fee shall be deposited in the highway safety fund.
Any person who is outside the state at the time his or her driver's license expires or who is unable to renew the license due to any incapacity may renew the license within sixty days after returning to this state or within sixty days after the termination of any such incapacity without the payment of the penalty fee.
The department shall provide for giving examinations at places and times reasonably available to the people of this state.