WSR 16-08-049
[Filed March 31, 2016, 11:54 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Retail sales and use tax exemption criteria for clean alternative fuel vehicles.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 46.01.110, 82.08.809, and 82.12.809.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Recent legislation, 2ESHB 2778, requires the department of licensing (DOL) to determine clean alternative fuel vehicles' base model manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) by rule. The MSRP as determined by DOL will be used in evaluating whether a clean alternative fuel vehicle meets the retail sales and use tax exemption criteria set by statute.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Department of revenue (DOR): Will apply the retail sales and use tax exemption based on DOL's determination of MSRP. DOL will also maintain a list of qualifying models of vehicle for the exemption and report the cumulative total of such vehicles titled by DOL to DOR every six months until no longer required under the statute.
Process for Developing New Rule: Internal review and stakeholder input.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Clark J. Holloway, Department of Licensing, P.O. Box 9020, Olympia, WA 98507-9020, (360) 902-3846,
March 31, 2016
Damon Monroe
Rules Coordinator