A person may not purchase a vehicle displaying foreign license plates without removing and destroying the license plates unless:
(1) The out-of-state vehicle is sold to a Washington resident by a resident of a jurisdiction where the license plates follow the owner;
(2) The out-of-state license plates may be returned to the jurisdiction of issuance by the owner for refund purposes; or
(3) For other reasons as determined by the department by rule.
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