WSR 01-04-062



[ Filed February 5, 2001, 12:00 p.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 01-01-071.

Title of Rule: Chapter 308-96A WAC, Vehicle licenses.

Purpose: 1. To meet the criteria set forth in Governor Locke's Executive Order 97-02.

2. To clarify rules and help make them more comprehensible.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 46.01.110, 46.16.135, 46.16.225, 46.16.490, 46.16.276.

Summary: Amending WAC 308-96A-295 Display of tabs.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: Meet criteria supporting Governor Locke's Executive Order 97-02.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Katherine Iyall Vasquez, 1125 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, (360) 902-3718; Implementation and Enforcement: Eric Andersen, 1125 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, (360) 902-4045.

Name of Proponent: , governmental.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: The anticipated effects will be a clarification of the above mentioned requirements.

Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: Clarify sections needed and repeal those no longer required.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. A small business economic impact statement is not required pursuant to RCW 19.85.030 (1)(a). The proposed rule making does not impose more than a minor cost on businesses in an industry.

RCW 34.05.328 does not apply to this rule adoption. The contents of the proposed rules are explicitly and specifically dictated by statute.

Hearing Location: Highways-Licenses Building, Conference Room 107, 1125 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, WA 98507, on March 16, 2001, at 10:30 a.m.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Katherine Iyall Vasquez by March 15, 2001, TTY (360) 664-8885, or (360) 902-3718.

Submit Written Comments to: Katherine Iyall Vasquez, Rules Manager, Title and Registration Services, P.O. Box 2957, Olympia, WA 98507-2957, fax (360) 664-0831, by March 15, 2001.

Date of Intended Adoption: April 16, 2001.

February 5, 2001

Deborah McCurley, Administrator

Title and Registration Services


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 98-19-075, filed 9/21/98, effective 10/22/98)

WAC 308-96A-295   Display of tabs.   (1) What ((is a)) are tabs?

((A tab is a decal that is)) Tabs are decals affixed to the rear license plate((s and identifies)) to identify the registration expiration ((date)) month or year for a specific vehicle.

(2) Which tabs are valid to be displayed on the vehicle license plate? ((Only the)) Tabs depicting the current registration ((may)) expiration month and year must be displayed on the rear vehicle license plate((s)). Depending upon which license plate design you may have the tabs depicting the current registration expiration month and year must be displayed in the designated area on the top portion of the license plate. Expired month and year tabs may be displayed on the front vehicle license plate.

(3) Does this rule apply to all vehicles? No, vehicles registered under the provisions of the International Registration Plan must display tabs depicting current registration expiration month and year on both the front and rear vehicle license plates of the power unit.

(4) When is the requirement for rear license plate tabs effective? The requirement for rear license plate tabs is effective for vehicle registration expiration periods after January 1, 2002.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.01.110, 46.16.135, [46.16.225], 46.16.490 and 46.16.276. 98-19-075, 308-96A-295, filed 9/21/98, effective 10/22/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.01.110. 93-14-083, 308-96A-295, filed 6/30/93, effective 7/31/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.16.135, 46.16.225, 46.16.490 and 46.01.110. 86-10-040 (Order TL/RG 24), 308-96A-295, filed 5/5/86; Order MV-355, 308-96A-295, filed 5/10/76.]

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