Date of Adoption: February 1, 2003.
Purpose: Set forth vehicle registration requirements for out-of-state registered vehicles entering Washington for purposes of repair.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending 1 [WAC 308-99-040].
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 46.85.060.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 02-23-068 on November 19, 2002.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
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Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
January 17, 2003
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 00-20-064, filed 10/3/00, effective 11/3/00)
WAC 308-99-040 Restrictions and conditions. Is a vehicle properly licensed or registered in another jurisdiction able to be operated in Washington without further registration requirements? Yes, as provided in RCW 46.85.060 and 46.85.080 the following conditions and restrictions apply:
(1) Nonresident students: The student must be in full-time attendance at an institution of higher learning in Washington accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges or at a private vocational school as that term is defined by RCW 28C.10.020(7) and maintain their legal home of record at a location outside the state of Washington. Students' vehicles must be registered in their name or the name of their parent or legal guardian in the resident state of record. The student must carry, in the vehicle, documentation issued by the institution that readily establishes the nonresident status. Employment incidental to the full-time student status is permitted. The spouse of a nonresident student has the same licensing privilege as long as the vehicle is registered to the student or jointly to the student and spouse, regardless of the spouse's legal residence or employment.
(2) Nonresident military personnel: Vehicles must be currently registered in the name of the military person at his/her official home of record. A vehicle licensed at the last duty station may be operated until expiration of the registration at which time it must be licensed in the home of record or in Washington. The spouse of a nonresident military person has the same licensing privilege as long as the vehicle is registered to the military person or jointly to the military person and spouse, regardless of the spouse's legal residence or employment.
(3) Borrowed vehicle: A borrowed vehicle currently licensed in another jurisdiction may be operated by a Washington resident for a period not to exceed ten days in any one calendar year. If the period of use exceeds ten days the vehicle must be registered and licensed in Washington. This provision does not apply to business vehicles.
(4) Vehicles undergoing repairs: Commercial vehicles having a gross weight or combined gross weight of over 26,000 pounds and properly registered and licensed in another state or Canadian Province may enter Washington for purposes of repair under the following conditions:
(a) The vehicle must enter the state unladen and proceed immediately to the repair facility.
(b) The vehicle must immediately leave the state, unladen, upon completion of repairs.
(c) The vehicle cannot engage in any commercial activity while in Washington.
(d) The repair facility must be located within fifteen miles of the Washington border.
(e) While in Washington, the vehicle must carry the following documentation:
(i) An "out-of-state vehicle repair statement of fact." Blank forms are available from the department of licensing Internet site at www.gov.wa/dol.
(ii) A copy of the vehicle repair work order issued by the repair facility before the vehicle enters Washington.
(f) The repair facility must maintain a copy of the "out-of-state vehicle repair statement of fact" and vehicle repair work order for a period of five years. The repair facility must make the forms available for inspection by state agency representatives.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.01.110. 00-20-064, § 308-99-040, filed 10/3/00, effective 11/3/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.01.110, 46.16.276 and 46.85.060 as amended by 1987 c 142 § 4. 87-21-013 (Order TL/RG 37), § 308-99-040, filed 10/9/87. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.01.110. 87-01-029 (Order 800-DOL), § 308-99-040, filed 12/11/86. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.85.060. 86-02-056 (Order TL-RG-22), § 308-99-040, filed 12/31/85; 85-20-080 (Order TL/RG 17), § 308-99-040, filed 9/30/85. Statutory Authority: 1982 c 227 § 18 et seq. 83-19-009 (Order 729-DOL), § 308-99-040, filed 9/9/83. Formerly WAC 410-20-040.]