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RCW 46.16A.050

Registration — Requirements before issuance — Penalty — Rules.


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(1) The department, county auditor or other agent, or subagent appointed by the director shall not issue an initial or renewal registration certificate for a motor vehicle to a natural person under this chapter unless the natural person at time of application:

     (a) Presents an unexpired Washington state driver's license; or

     (b) Certifies that he or she is:

     (i) A Washington state resident who does not operate a motor vehicle on public roads; or

     (ii) Exempt from the requirement to obtain a Washington state driver's license under RCW 46.20.025.

     (2) The department must set up procedures to verify that all owners meet the requirements of this section.

     (3) A person falsifying residency is guilty of a gross misdemeanor punishable only by a fine of five hundred twenty-nine dollars.

     (4) The department may adopt rules necessary to implement this section, including rules under which a natural person applying for registration may be exempt from the requirements of this section if the person provides evidence satisfactory to the department that he or she has a valid and compelling reason for not being able to meet the requirements of this section.

[2010 c 161 § 405.]

Notes:

     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.