(1) A nonresident member of the armed forces of the United States may apply to the department, county auditor or other agent, or subagent appointed by the director for a temporary permit for a recently purchased motor vehicle. The permit:
(a) Allows the motor vehicle to be used in Washington state while the owner applies for out-of-state registration;
(b) Is valid for forty-five days; and
(c) Must be carried on the motor vehicle so that it is clearly visible from outside of the motor vehicle.
(2) A person applying for the forty-five day permit provided in subsection (1) of this section is not subject to sales and use taxes or motor vehicle excise taxes during or after the forty-five day period of the permit unless the motor vehicle is:
(a) Still in Washington state after the forty-five day period of the permit; or
(b) Returned to Washington state within one year after the forty-five day permit has expired.
(3) The department, county auditor or other agent, or subagent appointed by the director shall collect the fee required under RCW 46.17.400
(1)(d) when issuing the forty-five day permit described in this section.
(4) The department shall adopt rules to implement this section. Those rules may require proof that the nonresident member of the armed forces of the United States qualifies for the forty-five day permit before the permit may be issued.
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