WSR 14-13-108
[Filed June 17, 2014, 3:55 p.m.]
Original Notice.
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 14-08-077.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Motor vehicle titlesQuick titles.
Hearing Location(s): Highways-Licenses Building, Conference Room 413, 1125 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, WA (check in at counter on first floor), on July 24, 2014, at 3:00 p.m.
Date of Intended Adoption: July 25, 2014.
Submit Written Comments to: Jaime Grantham, Administrator, Vehicle and Vessel Operations, P.O. Box 9020, Mailstop 48211, Olympia, WA 98507, e-mail, by July 23, 2014.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Jaime Grantham by July 23, 2014, TTY (360) 902-3812 or (360) 902-3811.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Create a new section in chapter 308-56A WAC governing the issuance of "quick titles" (motor vehicle titles that are issued under an expedited process) by subagents.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: The legislature recently amended RCW 46.12.555 to provide that subagents may process quick titles "in accordance with rules adopted by the department." The department intends to adopt WAC 308-56A-006 to ensure that quick titles are appropriately issued by subagents.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 46.01.110 and 46.12.555.
Statute Being Implemented: RCW 46.12.555.
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: Clark J. Holloway, Highways-Licenses Building, Olympia, Washington, (360) 902-3846; Implementation and Enforcement: Jaime Grantham, Highways-Licenses Building, Olympia, Washington, (360) 902-3718.
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 19.85.025(3) and 34.05.310 (4)(b).
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).
June 17, 2014
Damon Monroe
Rules Coordinator
WAC 308-56A-006 Quick titles—Issuance by subagents.
(1) How may a subagent qualify to issue quick titles under RCW 46.12.555? Subagents may issue quick titles under the conditions and procedures established by the department.
(2) May a subagent's authority to issue quick titles be terminated or suspended? Yes, if the department or a vehicle licensing agent finds that a subagent has violated or no longer meets the qualifications or requirements of the department's policy or procedures regarding the issuance of quick titles the vehicle licensing agent may terminate or suspend for any period of time the subagent's authority to issue quick titles.