Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
Purpose: To make the rules clearer and to clarify and correct the definition regarding impossible to affix front license plate.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 308-56A-500 Definitions.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 46.01.110.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 11-19-072 on September 16, 2011.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: November 4, 2011.
Ben T. Shomshor
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 09-19-113, filed 9/22/09, effective 10/23/09)
WAC 308-56A-500 Definitions. The following definitions apply to terms used in chapters 46.12 and 46.16A RCW and chapter 308-56A WAC:
(1) "Affidavit in lieu of title" is a written declaration
confirming the certificate of ((
ownership)) title is
unavailable, lost, stolen, destroyed or mutilated. The
affidavit in lieu of title may be used to release interest in
the vehicle. The signature of the owner completing the
affidavit in lieu of title must be notarized or certified as
described in WAC 308-56A-270.
"Affidavit of loss" is a written statement
confirming the certificate of ownership, registration
certificate, validation tab or decal has been lost, stolen,
destroyed or mutilated. The affidavit of loss release of
interest form may be used to release interest in the vehicle
and transfer gross weight license for that vehicle to a new
owner. The signature of the owner completing the affidavit of
loss release of interest must be notarized or certified as
described in WAC 308-56A-270.
(3))) "Affixed" means attached.
(4))) (3) "Brands" means a permanent notation on the
electric vehicle record which prints on the certificate of
(( ownership)) title and vehicle registration certificate that
records a circumstance or condition involving a vehicle.
(5))) (4) "Brands incident date" is the date that a
brand was first applied to a vehicle. For
states/jurisdictions participating in the National Motor
Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS), it's the date the
brand was first reported. For all states or jurisdictions, it
is established by using the date the current title was issued.
Brands on Washington records prior to the effective date of
this rule will reflect a brand incident date equal to the date
the last Washington certificate of (( ownership)) title was
(6))) (5) "Certificate of (( ownership)) title" (also
referred to as "certificate of (( title)) ownership" or
"title") is a legal document indicating proof of ownership and
will establish a fact or sustain a judgment unless
contradictory evidence is produced. A certificate of
(( ownership)) title may be a document other than a title when
a title document is not issued by a jurisdiction. For
example, for Canadian vehicles, the certificate of
(( ownership)) title is the registration.
(7))) (6) "Comment" means an indication on the
certificate of (( ownership)) title, vehicle title or
registration application, or vehicle registration certificate
that relates to tax liability, type of ownership, title
transaction type or (( a)) previous or current condition of the
(8))) (7) "Commercial parking company" means any
business directly engaged in providing vehicle parking upon
property owned or controlled by the business and approved for
public parking of vehicles.
(9))) (8) "Current license plate registration" means
the current registration or one that has been expired less
than one year.
(10) "Department" means the same as described in RCW 46.04.162.
(11))) (9) "Department temporary permit" is a permit
issued temporarily in lieu of ((
permanent)) registration and
license plates when required documentation is unavailable.
(12))) (10) "Electronic/electronically filing" is a
method to transmit information to the department that may
include, but is not limited to, the use of the internet or
(13))) (11) "Involuntary divestiture" means a change in
vehicle ownership without the registered owner's involvement.
(14))) (12) "Impossible (( to affix))" as used in RCW
(( 46.12.240)) 46.16A.200, means that there (( is)) was nothing
made by the manufacturer (to include, but not limited to, a
bracket or the bumper of the vehicle) for the originally
manufactured vehicle which would allow the license plate to be
affixed to the vehicle in the manner prescribed in RCW
(( 46.12.240)) 46.16A.200.
(15))) (13) "Joint tenancy with rights of survivorship"
(JTWROS) means two or more people who own a vehicle in joint
tenancy with the right to own individually if one of them
(16))) (14) "Jurisdiction code" means an abbreviation
used by the department that indicates state, province,
district, or country.
(17) "Legal owner" means the same as described in RCW 46.04.270.
(18))) (15) "Lien holder" means a person or entity that has a legal right or interest in another's property until a debt or duty that it secures is satisfied.
(19) "Market value threshold amount" is the amount
assigned to vehicles which includes a motor vehicle amount as
defined in RCW 46.12.005 is required.
(20) "Natural person" means a human being.
(21))) (16) "Not eligible for road use" (NEFRU) means a vehicle that does not meet Federal Motor Vehicle Safety standards, other federal or state standards for public road use as adopted, applied, and enforced by the Washington state patrol described in RCW 46.37.005.
(22))) (17) "A declaration under penalty of perjury"
means a statement signed by the applicant to the effect - "I
declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the state
of Washington that the information I have provided on this
form is true and correct." Anyone who knowingly makes a false
statement may be guilty of a crime under state law.
(23) "Person" means the same as described in RCW 46.04.405.
(24))) (18) "Personal representative" means:
(a) An individual appointed by the court; or
(b) An individual named in the last will and testament and confirmed by the court to manage the estate of a deceased person.
Personal representative may also include executor, administrator, special administrator, and guardian or limited guardian and special representative as defined in RCW 11.02.005(1).
(25))) (19) "Registered owner" means the same as
described in RCW 46.04.460.
(26) "Security interest" means a property interest
created by agreement or by operation of law to secure
performance of an obligation (repayment of a debt).
(27))) (20) "Security interest holders" means in this
instance, the same as "lien holder" as defined in subsection
(18))) (15) of this section.
(28) "Secured party" means in this instance the same as
"lien holder" as defined in subsection (18) of this section.
(29))) (21) "Standard brand" is a brand found on the brands list maintained by the National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS) program.
(30))) (22) "Transferee" means a person to whom a
vehicle is transferred, by purchase, gift, or any means other
than by creation of a security interest, and any person who,
as agent, signs an odometer disclosure statement for the
transferee, when applicable.
(31))) (23) "Transferor" means a person who transfers
ownership in a vehicle by sale, gift, or any means other than
by creation of a security interest and any person who, as
agent, signs an odometer disclosure statement for the
transferor, when applicable.
(32))) (24) "Unique brand" means a brand issued by a
state that is not participating in the National Motor Vehicle
Title Information System (NMVTIS) program and does not appear
on the brands list maintained by NMVTIS.
(33))) (25) "(( Vehicle seller's)) Report of sale" is a
document as required by RCW 46.12.650 or electronic record
transaction that protects the seller of a vehicle from certain
criminal and civil liabilities arising from use of the vehicle
by another person after the vehicle has been sold or a change
of ownership has occurred.
(34) A "vehicle" is a device by which any person or
property may be propelled, moved, or drawn upon a highway,
excepting a device moved exclusively by human power or used
exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks.
(35))) (26) "Washington vehicle licensing office" means an office that is operated by the department or an agent or subagent appointed under RCW 46.01.140 for the purpose of carrying out the vehicle titling and registration provisions in Title 46 RCW.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.12.005 and 46.01.110. 09-19-113, § 308-56A-500, filed 9/22/09, effective 10/23/09. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.01.110 and 46.12.101. 06-23-038, § 308-56A-500, filed 11/7/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.16.010. 05-23-135, § 308-56A-500, filed 11/22/05, effective 1/3/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.01.110. 05-07-152, § 308-56A-500, filed 3/23/05, effective 5/15/05; 04-08-081, § 308-56A-500, filed 4/6/04, effective 5/7/04; 02-19-016, § 308-56A-500, filed 9/9/02, effective 10/10/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 65.20.110. 00-13-083, § 308-56A-500, filed 6/20/00, effective 7/21/00; 00-06-004, § 308-56A-500, filed 2/18/00, effective 3/20/00; 90-11-091, § 308-56A-500, filed 5/18/90, effective 6/18/90.]