WSR 13-01-065



[ Filed December 18, 2012, 8:26 a.m. ]

     Original Notice.

     Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 12-10-086.

     Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Chapter 308-96A WAC, Vehicle licensees, to include but not limited to WAC 308-96A-530 Veteran remembrance license plate emblems.

     Hearing Location(s): Highways-Licenses Building, Conference Room 413, 1125 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, WA 98501 (check in at counter on first floor), on January 22, 2013, at 1:00 p.m.

     Date of Intended Adoption: January 23, 2013.

     Submit Written Comments to: Carol Marie Andrew, P.O. Box 9020, Olympia, WA 98507-9020, e-mail, fax (360) 570-7081, by January 21, 2013.

     Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Carol Marie Andrew by January 21, 2013, TTY (360) 664-0116.

     Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: To incorporate statutory changes made by SHB 2312 which passed the 2012 legislature.

Adopts fees to be charged for military service award emblems to offset the costs of production and administration of the program.
Provides clarity in the cost of fees for military service award emblems.
Makes additional military service award emblems available.

     Reasons Supporting Proposal: Required by RCW 46.18.295 and 46.16A.251.

     Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 46.01.110 and 46.16A.251.

     Statute Being Implemented: RCW 46.18.295.

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

     Name of Proponent: Department of licensing, governmental.

     Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Carol Marie Andrew, Highways-Licenses Building, Olympia, Washington, (360) 902-3822; Implementation and Enforcement: Toni Wilson, Highways-Licenses Building, Olympia, Washington, (360) 902-3811.

     No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. A small business economic impact statement is not required because these rules do not apply to small businesses.

     A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. RCW 34.05.328 does not apply to this proposed rule under the provisions of RCW 34.05.328 (5)(a)(i).

December 18, 2012

Damon Monroe

Rules Coordinator


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 06-21-026, filed 10/9/06, effective 11/9/06)

WAC 308-96A-530   Veterans remembrance and military service award license plate emblems.   (1) What ((veteran remembrance)) license plate emblems are available? The following ((veteran remembrance)) license plate emblems are available:

     (a) ((Veteran)) Veteran's remembrance ((vehicle license plate)) emblems with the words "((U.S. VETERAN" (referred to as veteran emblem);

     (b) The United States flag waving on a staff without wording (referred to as the flag emblem); and

     (c) Campaign medal emblem authorized in RCW 46.16.319(3))) U.S. veteran";

     (b) Military service award emblems in RCW 46.18.295;

     (c) Distinguished Flying Cross.

     (2) Who may purchase ((veteran remembrance)) license plate emblems? Only persons qualified under RCW ((46.16.319)) 46.18.295 may purchase ((veteran remembrance)) license plate emblems.

     (3) What will I receive when I purchase ((veteran remembrance)) license plate emblems? In addition to a receipt, you will receive an emblem package including: (((a))) One U.S. veteran emblem((;

     (b) One U.S. flag and campaign ribbon emblem; or

     (c) Two campaign ribbon emblems; or

     (d) Two)), military service award emblem, or Distinguished Flying Cross emblem; and any two of the following:

     (a) Campaign ribbon remembrance emblem.

     (b) U.S. flag emblem((s)).

     (4) What campaign ribbon remembrance emblems or military service award emblems are available ((for purchase))? In addition to those in RCW 46.18.295, the following emblems are available:

     (a) Afghanistan Campaign Medal.

     (b) ((American Campaign Medal WWII.

     (c) Armed Forces Expedition Medal.

     (d))) Armed Forces Services Medal.

     (((e) Asiatic - Pacific Campaign Medal WWII.

     (f) European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal WWII.

     (g))) (c) Iraq Campaign Medal.

     (((h))) (d) Korean Defense Medal.

     (((i) Korean Service Medal.

     (j))) (e) Kosovo Campaign Medal.

     (((k))) (f) Merchant Marines Atlantic War Zone Medal.

     (((l))) (g) Merchant Marines Middle East War Zone Medal.

     (((m))) (h) Merchant Marines Pacific War Zone Medal.

     (((n))) (i) National Defense Medal.

     (((o) South Asia Service Medal.

     (p) U.S. Flag decal.

     (q) U.S. Veteran decal.

     (r) Vietnam Service Medal.

     (s))) (j) War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal.

     (((t))) (k) War on Terrorism Service Medal.

     (((u) World War I Victory Medal.))

     (5) How much do ((veteran remembrance)) license plate emblem packages cost? ((Veteran remembrance)) License plate emblem packages cost ten dollars per package, in addition to fees authorized in RCW ((46.01.140 (5)(b))) 46.17.040(2).

     (6) How do I display my license plate emblems? In addition to the requirements and limitations in RCW ((46.16.327)) 46.16A.210:

     (a) When the ((VETERAN)) veteran emblem, military service award emblem, or Distinguished Flying Cross emblem is displayed on a license plate, it must be displayed between the bottom license plate bolt holes;

     (b) ((The FLAG)) U.S. flags and emblems described in subsection (4) of this section must be displayed ((to the left of the bottom left license plate bolt hole. When two FLAG emblems are displayed, one is displayed)) on the outside of each bottom license plate bolt hole. No more than two ((FLAG)) flags or small emblems may be affixed to any one license plate;

     (c) ((The CAMPAIGN emblem must be displayed to the right of the bottom right license plate bolt hole. When two CAMPAIGN emblems are displayed, one is displayed on the outside of each bottom license plate bolt hole. No more than two CAMPAIGN emblems may be affixed to any one license plate;

     (d))) For two-plated vehicles, you may display the emblems on either the front or rear license plate((, or)). You may buy a second package if you want to display emblems on both license plates.

Note: When a license plate displaying veteran's remembrance emblems is transferred to a new owner, the emblems must be removed.

     (7) Do the ((veteran remembrance)) license plate emblems on my front license plate have to match the emblems on the rear license plate? No, emblems displayed on the front license plate do not need to match emblems displayed on the rear license plate.

     (8) May I obtain a replacement or additional ((veteran remembrance)) license plate emblem package? Yes:

     (a) If you choose to purchase an additional set, you will be charged the fee in subsection (((4))) (5) of this section; or

     (b) When the original emblems become faded or unrecognizable, you may obtain a replacement set at no fee; or

     (c) When the license plates are replaced as required by the mandatory plate replacement law, you may obtain a replacement set ((will be provided)) at no fee.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.16.110, 46.16.335, 46.16.276. 06-21-026, § 308-96A-530, filed 10/9/06, effective 11/9/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.01.110, 46.16.335, 46.12.070, 46.16.276. 02-16-071, § 308-96A-530, filed 8/6/02, effective 9/6/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.01.110, 46.16.276 and 43.17.060. 00-01-151, § 308-96A-530, filed 12/21/99, effective 1/21/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.01.110. 91-03-091, § 308-96A-530, filed 1/18/91, effective 2/18/91.]