Date of Adoption: April 16, 2001.
Purpose: Meet criteria supporting Governor Locke's Executive Order 97-02.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending 1 [WAC 308-96A-295].
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 46.01.110.
Other Authority: RCW 46.16.135, 46.16.225.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 01-04-062 on February 5, 2001.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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.
April 16, 2001
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
A tab is a decal that is)) Tabs are decals affixed to the
rear license plate(( s and identifies)) as indicated on the
license plate 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)) in the area designated on
the license plate. Expired month and year tabs may be displayed
on the front vehicle license plate for vehicles that are required
to display a front 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 December 31, 2001.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.01.110, 46.16.135, 188.8.131.52 [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.]