WSR 16-17-015
[Filed August 5, 2016, 10:55 a.m.]
Original Notice.
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 16-13-073.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 308-63-060 Vehicle wreckerSpecial plates.
Hearing Location(s): Department of Licensing, Business and Professions Division, 405 Black Lake Boulevard, Building 2, Room 2105, Olympia, WA 98502, on October 4, 2016, at 9:30 a.m.
Date of Intended Adoption: October 5, 2016.
Submit Written Comments to: Sirena Walters, Transportation Services, P.O. Box 9039, Olympia, WA 98507-9039, e-mail, fax (360) 570-4954, by October 3, 2016.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact transportation services by October 3, 2016, TTY (360) 664-0116 or (360) 664-6455.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Rule change will align WAC 308-63-060 and chapter 46.80 RCW.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: Chapter 46.80 RCW does not provide authority to the department to set fees for Vehicle wreckerSpecial plates. The rule change will remove plate fees identified in WAC 308-63-060.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 46.80.140.
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 and Implementation: Sirena Walters, Olympia, Washington, (360) 664-6466; and Enforcement: Derek Goudriaan, Olympia, Washington, (360) 664-6466.
No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. This rule will impose no costs or only minor costs of less than $100 to businesses, RCW 19.85.030 (1)(a) and 19.85.020(2).
A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. Department of licensing is exempt from this requirement under RCW 34.05.328 (5)(a).
August 5, 2016
Damon Monroe
Rules Coordinator
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 09-08-065, filed 3/27/09, effective 4/27/09)
WAC 308-63-060 Vehicle wreckerSpecial plates.
How do I use the special vehicle wrecker license plates? All vehicles used for towing or transporting vehicles or vehicle parts by a vehicle wrecker on the highways of this state in the conduct of the business must bear regular license plates and, in addition, special wrecker's plates. ((Wrecker's plates may be obtained at a fee of six dollars which includes one dollar for reflectorization under RCW 46.16.237 for the first set, and three dollars including reflectorization for each additional set.))
The wrecker may purchase sets of plates equal in number to the number of vehicles reported on the application as owned, rented, leased and operated by the applicant for towing or transporting of vehicles or vehicle parts in the conduct of the business. Should the wrecker purchase, lease, or rent additional vehicles for towing or transporting of vehicles or vehicle parts, the applicant must so inform the department and may obtain additional plates for such vehicles.
Each vehicle used for towing or transporting of vehicles or vehicle parts must display both wrecker plates of the same number. However, when any vehicle being towed does not have valid license plates, the set of wrecker plates may be split, with one being displayed on the front of the towing vehicle and the other on the rear of the vehicle being towed.