WSR 00-04-046

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING


[ Filed January 27, 2000, 9:53 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: January 15, 2000.

Purpose: Meet criteria supporting Governor Locke's Executive Order 97-02.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 308-56A-465 and 308-56A-470; and amending WAC 308-56A-450 and 308-56A-455.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 46.01.110.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 99-23-092 on November 17, 1999.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 2, Repealed 2.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 2, Repealed 2; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0. Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

January 26, 2000

Fred Stephens

Director

OTS-3594.2


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 92-15-024, filed 7/6/92, effective 8/6/92)

WAC 308-56A-450
Glider kits.

(1) What is a glider kit? A glider kit ((is)) consists of a new cab ((and)), chassis, front axle, fenders and air-hose equipment designed for assembly with an existing truck or truck-tractor's rear axle(s), ((wheels)) and power train.

(2) How are glider kits described on a certificate of ownership? The following ((procedures will be followed in filing an application for title)) identifiers will be shown on the certificate of ownership:

(a) The model year of the vehicle ((will be the year)) as designated by the kit manufacturer or the Washington state patrol;

(b) The make of the vehicle will be the make of the kit;

(c) The series and body type will include the initials GL;

(d) The identification number of the vehicle ((will be)) as determined by an authorized vehicle identification inspector.

(3) What documents shall be submitted with an application for certification of ownership for glider kits? The application for ((title must)) certificate of ownership shall be accompanied by the following documents:

(a) The previously issued certificate((s of title)) of ownership, bill(s) of sale or manufacturer's certificate of origin (MCO);

(b) The previously issued gross weight license when applying for credit against the registration fee, if applicable;

(c) A certificate of inspection by an authorized member of the Washington state patrol or other personnel authorized by the director verifying the vehicle identification number and of component parts not included in the glider kit ((manufacturer's statement of origin (MSO))) MCO;

(d) A certified weight slip showing the new scale weight of the vehicle;

(e) An ((MSO)) MCO or bill of sale of the kit;

(f) A declaration of value form provided by the department.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.01.110. 92-15-024, 308-56A-450, filed 7/6/92, effective 8/6/92; Order MV 208, 308-56A-450, filed 7/31/74.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 92-15-024, filed 7/6/92, effective 8/6/92)

WAC 308-56A-455
Assembled and homemade vehicles.

(((1) Assembled and homemade vehicles are vehicles that have either (a) been put together by using major component parts from two or more commercially manufactured vehicles (major component parts often carry separate identification numbers); (b) have been structurally modified so that it does not have the same appearance as a similar vehicle from the same manufacturer; or (c) have been put together from parts and materials not obtained from other vehicles. An assembled vehicle can be one that has been sold by a wrecker who listed the vehicle on his wrecker's report pursuant to chapter 308-61 WAC. The difference between an assembled and a homemade vehicle is that an assembled vehicle will be recognizable as one produced by a particular manufacturer. A homemade vehicle will be a vehicle that cannot, visually, be identified as one produced by a particular manufacturer. The model year of a homemade vehicle will be the original year of licensing and the make will be homemade.

(2) The following procedures must be followed in applying for a certificate of title:

(a) If the assembly or repair of the vehicle will involve the removal, destruction, or concealment of any identification number, the parts shall be inspected by an authorized member of the Washington state patrol prior to the removal, destruction, or concealment of the number.

(b) The vehicle identification number will be determined and/or assigned by an authorized member of the Washington state patrol, or other personnel authorized by the director.

(c) The application for certificate of title must be accompanied by the following documents:

(i) The certificate of title for each vehicle used in the assembly of the vehicle or bills of sale for each major component part used in the assembly of the vehicle. The bills of sale must be notarized unless the vendor has a regular place of business and is registered with the department of revenue as an agent for use tax purposes. Such bill of sale shall include the names and addresses of the seller and purchaser; a description of the vehicle or part being sold, including the make, model and identification or serial number; the date of sale; and the purchase price of the vehicle or part.

(ii) A statement from the authorized inspector verifying the vehicle identification number.

(iii) A declaration of value form provided by the department.)) (1) What constitutes an assembled vehicle? An assembled vehicle is a vehicle that has been put together by using major component parts from two or more commercially manufactured vehicles. Further, major component parts often carry separate identification numbers. For the purposes of this section major component parts include replacement of those listed in RCW 46.80.010(3). Assembled vehicles are not glider kits, custom built, replica, or kit vehicles.

(2) What constitutes a homemade vehicle? A homemade vehicle is a vehicle that has been structurally modified so that it does not have the same appearance as a similar vehicle from the same manufacturer or has been put together from parts and materials other than major component parts.

(3) What is the difference between an assembled vehicle and a homemade vehicle? The difference between an assembled and a homemade vehicle is that an assembled vehicle will be recognizable as one produced by a particular manufacturer. A homemade vehicle will be a vehicle that cannot visually be identified as one produced by a particular manufacturer. The model year of a homemade vehicle will be the original year of licensing and the make will be homemade.

(4) How do I apply for a certificate of ownership for my assembled vehicle? The application for certificate of ownership must be accompanied by the following documents:

(a) The certificate of ownership for each vehicle used in the assembly of the vehicle or bills of sale for each major component part used in the assembly of the vehicle. The bills of sale must be notarized unless the vendor has a regular place of business and is registered with the department of revenue as an agent for use tax purposes. The bill(s) of sale shall include:

(i) The names and addresses of the seller and purchaser;

(ii) A description of the part being sold, including the make, model and identification or serial number;

(iii) The date of sale;

(iv) The purchase price of the part; and

(v) The stock number if from a Washington licensed wrecker.

(b) A statement of fact from an authorized member of the Washington state patrol or other personnel authorized by the director verifying the vehicle identification number, make, model, year and roadworthiness.

(c) A declaration of value form provided by the department.

(5) What happens if I must remove, destroy or conceal a vehicle identification number during assembly of my vehicle? Prior to the assembly of a vehicle that will involve the removal, destruction, or concealment of any vehicle identification number, the parts shall be inspected by an authorized member of the Washington state patrol or other personnel authorized by the director who will issue a statement of fact. After assembly and a vehicle identification number has been removed, destroyed or concealed, a new vehicle identification number will be determined and assigned by an authorized member of the Washington state patrol, or other personnel authorized by the director and a new statement of fact will be issued.

(6) How do I apply for a certificate of ownership for my homemade vehicle? The application for certificate of ownership must be accompanied by the following documents:

(a) Bills of sale for each major component part used in the assembly of the vehicle. The bills of sale must be notarized unless the vendor has a regular place of business and is registered with the department of revenue as an agent for use tax purposes and shall include:

(i) The names and addresses of the seller and purchaser;

(ii) A description of the vehicle or part being sold, including the make, model and identification or serial number;

(iii) The date of sale; and

(iv) The purchase price of the vehicle or part.

(b) A statement from an authorized member of the Washington state patrol or other personnel authorized by the director verifying the vehicle identification number, make, model, year and roadworthiness.

(c) A declaration of value form provided by the department.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.01.110. 92-15-024, 308-56A-455, filed 7/6/92, effective 8/6/92; Order MV 208, 308-56A-455, filed 7/31/74.]


REPEALER

     The following sections of the Washington Administrative Code are repealed:
WAC 308-56A-465 Fleets.
WAC 308-56A-470 Issuance of certificates--Contents.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office