WSR 15-13-050
[Filed June 10, 2015, 7:41 a.m.]
Original Notice.
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 15-09-102.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 308-56A-270 Forms of signature.
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 28, 2015, at 3:00 p.m.
Date of Intended Adoption: July 29, 2015.
Submit Written Comments to: Brady Horenstein, P.O. Box 9030, Olympia, WA 98507-9030, e-mail, fax (360) 570-7048, by July 27, 2015.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Brady Horenstein by July 27, 2015, TTY (360) 664-0116.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Revise and update WAC 308-56A-270 to align signature requirements with business requirements and best practices.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: Existing signature requirements in WAC 308-56A-270 are unnecessarily restrictive. This proposal will align signature requirements with business requirements and best practices.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 46.01.110, 46.16A.220.
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: Brady Horenstein, Highways-Licenses Building, Olympia, Washington, (360) 902-3835; 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. This proposed rule making does not impose more than a minor cost on businesses in the industry. Thus, a small business impact statement is not required under RCW 19.85.030 (1)(a).
A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. The contents of the proposed rules relate only to internal governmental operations.
June 10, 2015
Damon Monroe
Rules Coordinator
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 06-15-060, filed 7/12/06, effective 8/12/06)
WAC 308-56A-270 Forms of signature.
(1) What forms of signature are acceptable to the department? The department will accept((:
(a) The signature of an individual in the same form as the name appears on the application or on the certificate of ownership.
(b) The signature containing initials corresponding to the first letter of the given name(s).
(c) The signature containing a given name(s) corresponding to the initials.
(d) Common nicknames such as Bob for Robert, Jim for James, Betty for Elizabeth, etc.
(e) The signature,)) any memorandum, signature stamp, mark, or sign made with ((the)) intent to authenticate ((an application for certificate of ownership or registration of any person)) any instrument or writing.
(2) What form of signature is required for business owned vehicles? Signatures for business owned vehicles must include:
(a) The name of the business or a commonly accepted abbreviation for the business;
(b) The signature of the person authorized to sign on behalf of the business as stated in subsection (1) of this section; and
(c) The title or position of that person.