WSR 04-19-092



[ Filed September 20, 2004, 2:08 p.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 04-13-078.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 308-96A-048 Distribution of the first twenty-five sequential special license plates.

Rule making is a required mechanism for the initial issuance of a limited number, up to the first twenty-five sequential special license plates to sponsoring organizations.

Hearing Location(s): Department of Licensing, Conference Room 107, 1125 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, WA 98507, on October 26, 2004, at 10:30 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: November 23, 2004.

Submit Written Comments to: Dale R. Brown, P.O. Box 2957, 1125 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, WA 98507-2957, e-mail, fax (360) 902-3827, by October 25, 2004.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Dale R. Brown by October 25, 2004, TTY (360) 664-8885.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The rule will specify the process the department will use to assign up to the first twenty-five sequential special license plates, and specify the information a sponsoring organization must provide to have these plates assigned.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: Sponsoring organizations have asked the department for the ability to assign a limited number of plates.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 46.01.110.

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

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

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 the industry.

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. The contents of the proposed rules are explicitly and specifically dictated by statute.

September 20, 2004

Steve Boruchowitz

Policy and Projects Office


WAC 308-96A-048   Distribution of the first twenty-five sequential special license plates.   (1) What is required for obtaining the distribution of the first twenty-five sequential plates of each special license plate series?

(a) The organizational sponsor liaison that signed the original special license plate series application (or their successor) may submit a list of registered owners and vehicle information to be recipients of up to the first twenty-five special license plates issued. Only vehicles required to display two license plates may be considered. The list must be submitted to the vehicle services special plate manager at least one month before the release date of the initial plate series. Plates will be issued in sequential order in the order specified on the list.

(b) If fewer than twenty-five names are provided on the list, the remainder of those plates will be made available to other applicants in sequential order.

(c) All applicable fees and taxes, as well as any required documentation, are due and must be submitted for each individual vehicle when the plates are issued.

(2) Where and when are the plates distributed? The license plates will only be distributed from the Olympia headquarters vehicle licensing office and only on the first release date of the new special license plate series.

(3) Who may pick up the plates? The registered owner or a person authorized by the registered owner may take delivery of the special license plates.

(4) Are there restrictions on issuing the special plates? Yes, the first twenty-five special plates will only be issued to vehicles requiring two license plates.


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