BILL REQ. #: H-0451.1
|State of Washington||63rd Legislature||2013 Regular Session|
Read first time 01/16/13. Referred to Committee on Transportation.
AN ACT Relating to gold star license plates; and amending RCW 46.18.245.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
Sec. 1 RCW 46.18.245 and 2010 c 161 s 621 are each amended to
read as follows:
(1) A registered owner who is the mother ((
or)), father, or spouse
of a member of the United States armed forces who died while in service
to his or her country, or as a result of his or her service, may apply
to the department for special gold star license plates for use on a
motor vehicle. The registered owner must:
(a) Be a resident of this state;
(b) Provide certification from the Washington state department of veterans affairs that the registered owner qualifies for the special license plate under this section;
(c) Be recorded as the registered owner of the motor vehicle on which the gold star license plates will be displayed; and
(d) Pay all fees and taxes required by law for registering the motor vehicle.
(2) Gold star license plates must be issued:
(a) Only for motor vehicles owned by qualifying applicants; and
(b) Without payment of any license plate fee.
(3) Gold star license plates must be replaced, free of charge, if the license plates become lost, stolen, damaged, defaced, or destroyed.
(4) Gold star license plates may be transferred from one motor vehicle to another motor vehicle owned by the mother ((
or)), father, or
spouse, as described in subsection (1) of this section, upon
application to the department, county auditor or other agent, or
subagent appointed by the director.