(1) Trailers that are towed in combination with a truck, motor truck, truck tractor, road tractor, or tractor and used to transport loads in excess of forty thousand pounds combined gross weight may be issued a permanent license plate and registration. The permanent license plate and registration is valid until the trailer is sold, permanently removed from the state, or otherwise disposed of by the registered owner. The owner of the trailer shall:
(a) Apply for the permanent license plate and registration with the department, county auditor or other agent, or subagent;
(b) Pay the combination trailer license plate fee required under RCW 46.17.250
in addition to any other fee or taxes due by law; and
(c) Return the license plate and registration certificate to the department if the trailer is sold, permanently removed from the state, or otherwise disposed of.
(2) The permanent license plate and registration authorized in subsection (1) of this section may not be issued to trailers that haul logs.
(3) A violation of this section or misuse of a permanent license plate may subject the registered owner to prosecution or denial, or both, of future permanent registration of any trailer.
(4) The department may adopt rules to implement this section for leased vehicles and other applications as necessary.
[2010 c 161 § 418; 1998 c 321 § 32 (Referendum Bill No. 49, approved November 3, 1998); 1993 c 123 § 4. Formerly RCW 46.16.068
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
Purpose—Severability—1998 c 321:
See notes following RCW 82.14.045
Contingent effective dates—1998 c 321 §§ 23-42:
See note following RCW 35.58.410
Effective date of 1993 c 102 and c 123—1993 sp.s. c 23:
See note following RCW 46.16A.455