For the purposes of this chapter unless the context clearly requires otherwise:
(1) "Commercial motor vehicle," for the purposes of requiring a department of transportation number, means the same as defined in RCW 46.25.010
(6), or a motor vehicle used in commerce when the motor vehicle: (a) Has a gross vehicle weight rating of 11,794 kilograms or more (26,001 pounds or more) inclusive of a towed unit of a gross vehicle weight rating of more than 4,536 kilograms (10,000 pounds or more); (b) has a gross vehicle weight rating of 11,794 kilograms or more (26,001 pounds or more); or (c) is used in the transportation of hazardous materials, as defined in RCW 46.25.010
(2) "Department of transportation number" means a department of transportation number from the federal motor carrier safety administration;
(3) "Interstate commercial motor vehicle" means a commercial vehicle that operates in more than one state;
(4) "Intrastate commercial motor vehicle" means a commercial vehicle that operates exclusively within the state of Washington;
(5) "Motor carrier" means a person or entity who has been issued a department of transportation number and who owns a commercial motor vehicle;
(6) "Registration year" means the effective period of a vehicle registration issued by the department. A registration year begins at 12:01 a.m. on the date of the calendar year designated by the department and ends at 12:00 a.m. the same day the following year unless otherwise specified;
(7) "Renewal notice" means the notice to renew a vehicle registration sent to the registered owner by the department.
Effective date—Intent—Legislation to reconcile chapter 161, Laws of 2010 and other amendments made during the 2010 legislative session—2010 c 161:
See notes following RCW 46.04.013
Findings—2007 c 419: "The legislature finds and declares that it is the policy of the state of Washington to prevent the loss of human lives and the loss of property and vehicles, and to protect the traveling environment of the state of Washington through sound and consistent regulatory provisions for interstate and intrastate motor carriers.
The legislature further finds and declares that it is a policy of the state of Washington to require commercial motor vehicles operating on state roadways to comply with rigorous federal and state safety regulations. The legislature also finds that intrastate and interstate commercial motor vehicles should comply with consistent state and federal commercial vehicle regulations." [ 2007 c 419 § 1.
Short title—2007 c 419:
"This act may be known and cited as the Tony Qamar and Daniel Johnson act." [ 2007 c 419 § 2.