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RCW 46.18.200

Department-approved plate types. (Effective until January 1, 2017.)

*** CHANGE IN 2017 *** (SEE 1568-S.SL) ***

*** CHANGE IN 2017 *** (SEE 1400.SL) ***

(1) Special license plate series reviewed and approved by the department:
(a) May be issued in lieu of standard issue or personalized license plates for vehicles required to display one and two license plates unless otherwise specified;
(b) Must be issued under terms and conditions established by the department;
(c) Must not be issued for vehicles registered under chapter 46.87 RCW; and
(d) Must display a symbol or artwork approved by the department.
(2) The department approves and shall issue the following special license plates:
LICENSE PLATE
DESCRIPTION, SYMBOL, OR ARTWORK
4-H
Displays the "4-H" logo.
Armed forces collection
Recognizes the contribution of veterans, active duty military personnel, reservists, and members of the national guard, and includes six separate designs, each containing a symbol representing a different branch of the armed forces to include army, navy, air force, marine corps, coast guard, and national guard.
Breast cancer awareness
Displays a pink ribbon symbolizing breast cancer awareness.
Endangered wildlife
Displays a symbol or artwork symbolizing endangered wildlife in Washington state.
Gonzaga University alumni association
Recognizes the Gonzaga University alumni association.
Helping kids speak
Recognizes an organization that supports programs that provide no-cost speech pathology programs to children.
Keep kids safe
Recognizes efforts to prevent child abuse and neglect.
Law enforcement memorial
Honors law enforcement officers in Washington killed in the line of duty.
Music matters
Displays the "Music Matters" logo.
Professional firefighters and paramedics
Recognizes professional firefighters and paramedics who are members of the Washington state council of firefighters.
Seattle Seahawks
Displays the "Seattle Seahawks" logo.
Seattle Sounders FC
Displays the "Seattle Sounders FC" logo.
Seattle University
Recognizes Seattle University.
Share the road
 
Recognizes an organization that promotes bicycle safety and awareness education.
Ski & ride Washington
Recognizes the Washington snowsports industry.
State flower
Recognizes the Washington state flower.
Volunteer firefighters
Recognizes volunteer firefighters.
Washington lighthouses
Recognizes an organization that supports selected Washington state lighthouses and provides environmental education programs.
Washington state parks
Recognizes Washington state parks as premier destinations of uncommon quality that preserve significant natural, cultural, historical, and recreational resources.
Washington's national park fund
Builds awareness of Washington's national parks and supports priority park programs and projects in Washington's national parks, such as enhancing visitor experience, promoting volunteerism, engaging communities, and providing educational opportunities related to Washington's national parks.
Washington's wildlife collection
Recognizes Washington's wildlife.
We love our pets
Recognizes an organization that assists local member agencies of the federation of animal welfare and control agencies to promote and perform spay/neuter surgery on Washington state pets to reduce pet overpopulation.
Wild on Washington
Symbolizes wildlife viewing in Washington state.
(3) Applicants for initial and renewal professional firefighters and paramedics special license plates must show proof eligibility by providing a certificate of current membership from the Washington state council of firefighters.
(4) Applicants for initial volunteer firefighters special license plates must (a) have been a volunteer firefighter for at least ten years or be a volunteer firefighter for one or more years and (b) have documentation of service from the district of the appropriate fire service. If the volunteer firefighter leaves firefighting service before ten years of service have been completed, the volunteer firefighter shall surrender the license plates to the department on the registration renewal date. If the volunteer firefighter stays in service for at least ten years and then leaves, the license plate may be retained by the former volunteer firefighter and as long as the license plate is retained for use the person will continue to pay the future registration renewals. A qualifying volunteer firefighter may have no more than one set of license plates per vehicle, and a maximum of two sets per applicant, for their personal vehicles. If the volunteer firefighter is convicted of a violation of RCW 46.61.502 or a felony, the license plates must be surrendered upon conviction.
NOTES:
Reviser's note: This section was amended by 2014 c 6 § 1 and by 2014 c 77 § 1, each without reference to the other. Both amendments are incorporated in the publication of this section under RCW 1.12.025(2). For rule of construction, see RCW 1.12.025(1).
Effective date2014 c 77: "This act takes effect January 1, 2015." [ 2014 c 77 § 7.]
Effective date2014 c 6: "This act takes effect January 1, 2015." [ 2014 c 6 § 6.]
Effective date2013 c 286: "This act takes effect January 1, 2014." [ 2013 c 286 § 8.]
Effective date2012 c 65: "This act takes effect January 1, 2013." [ 2012 c 65 § 7.]
Effective date2011 c 229: "This act takes effect January 1, 2012." [ 2011 c 229 § 6.]
Effective date2011 c 225: "This act takes effect January 1, 2012." [ 2011 c 225 § 5.]
IntentEffective date2011 c 171: See notes following RCW 4.24.210.
Effective dateIntentLegislation to reconcile chapter 161, Laws of 2010 and other amendments made during the 2010 legislative session2010 c 161: See notes following RCW 46.04.013.

RCW 46.18.200

Department-approved plate types. (Effective January 1, 2017.)

(1) Special license plate series reviewed and approved by the department:
(a) May be issued in lieu of standard issue or personalized license plates for vehicles required to display one and two license plates unless otherwise specified;
(b) Must be issued under terms and conditions established by the department;
(c) Must not be issued for vehicles registered under chapter 46.87 RCW; and
(d) Must display a symbol or artwork approved by the department.
(2) The department approves and shall issue the following special license plates:
LICENSE PLATE
DESCRIPTION, SYMBOL, OR ARTWORK
4-H
Displays the "4-H" logo.
Armed forces collection
Recognizes the contribution of veterans, active duty military personnel, reservists, and members of the national guard, and includes six separate designs, each containing a symbol representing a different branch of the armed forces to include army, navy, air force, marine corps, coast guard, and national guard.
Breast cancer awareness
Displays a pink ribbon symbolizing breast cancer awareness.
Endangered wildlife
Displays a symbol or artwork symbolizing endangered wildlife in Washington state.
Gonzaga University alumni association
Recognizes the Gonzaga University alumni association.
Helping kids speak
Recognizes an organization that supports programs that provide no-cost speech pathology programs to children.
Keep kids safe
Recognizes efforts to prevent child abuse and neglect.
Law enforcement memorial
Honors law enforcement officers in Washington killed in the line of duty.
Music matters
Displays the "Music Matters" logo.
Professional firefighters and paramedics
Recognizes professional firefighters and paramedics who are members of the Washington state council of firefighters.
Seattle Seahawks
Displays the "Seattle Seahawks" logo.
Seattle Sounders FC
Displays the "Seattle Sounders FC" logo.
Seattle University
Recognizes Seattle University.
Share the road
Recognizes an organization that promotes bicycle safety and awareness education.
Ski & ride Washington
Recognizes the Washington snowsports industry.
State flower
Recognizes the Washington state flower.
Volunteer firefighters
Recognizes volunteer firefighters.
Washington farmers and ranchers
Recognizes farmers and ranchers in Washington state.
Washington lighthouses
Recognizes an organization that supports selected Washington state lighthouses and provides environmental education programs.
Washington state parks
Recognizes Washington state parks as premier destinations of uncommon quality that preserve significant natural, cultural, historical, and recreational resources.
Washington state wrestling
Promotes and supports college wrestling in the state of Washington.
Washington tennis
Builds awareness and year-round opportunities for tennis in Washington state. Displays a symbol or artwork recognizing tennis in Washington state.
Washington's national park fund
Builds awareness of Washington's national parks and supports priority park programs and projects in Washington's national parks, such as enhancing visitor experience, promoting volunteerism, engaging communities, and providing educational opportunities related to Washington's national parks.
Washington's fish collection
Recognizes Washington's fish.
Washington's wildlife collection
Recognizes Washington's wildlife.
We love our pets
Recognizes an organization that assists local member agencies of the federation of animal welfare and control agencies to promote and perform spay/neuter surgery on Washington state pets to reduce pet overpopulation.
Wild on Washington
Symbolizes wildlife viewing in Washington state.
(3) Applicants for initial and renewal professional firefighters and paramedics special license plates must show proof of eligibility by providing a certificate of current membership from the Washington state council of firefighters.
(4) Applicants for initial volunteer firefighters special license plates must (a) have been a volunteer firefighter for at least ten years or be a volunteer firefighter for one or more years and (b) have documentation of service from the district of the appropriate fire service. If the volunteer firefighter leaves firefighting service before ten years of service have been completed, the volunteer firefighter shall surrender the license plates to the department on the registration renewal date. If the volunteer firefighter stays in service for at least ten years and then leaves, the license plate may be retained by the former volunteer firefighter and as long as the license plate is retained for use the person will continue to pay the future registration renewals. A qualifying volunteer firefighter may have no more than one set of license plates per vehicle, and a maximum of two sets per applicant, for their personal vehicles. If the volunteer firefighter is convicted of a violation of RCW 46.61.502 or a felony, the license plates must be surrendered upon conviction.
NOTES:
Reviser's note: This section was amended by 2016 c 15 § 1, 2016 c 16 § 1, 2016 c 30 § 1, and by 2016 c 36 § 1, each without reference to the other. All amendments are incorporated in the publication of this section under RCW 1.12.025(2). For rule of construction, see RCW 1.12.025(1).
Effective date2016 c 36: "This act takes effect January 1, 2017." [ 2016 c 36 § 6.]
Effective date2016 c 30: "This act takes effect January 1, 2017." [ 2016 c 30 § 6.]
Effective date2016 c 16: "This act takes effect January 1, 2017." [ 2016 c 16 § 6.]
Effective date2016 c 15: "This act takes effect January 1, 2017." [ 2016 c 15 § 6.]
Effective date2014 c 77: "This act takes effect January 1, 2015." [ 2014 c 77 § 7.]
Effective date2014 c 6: "This act takes effect January 1, 2015." [ 2014 c 6 § 6.]
Effective date2013 c 286: "This act takes effect January 1, 2014." [ 2013 c 286 § 8.]
Effective date2012 c 65: "This act takes effect January 1, 2013." [ 2012 c 65 § 7.]
Effective date2011 c 229: "This act takes effect January 1, 2012." [ 2011 c 229 § 6.]
Effective date2011 c 225: "This act takes effect January 1, 2012." [ 2011 c 225 § 5.]
IntentEffective date2011 c 171: See notes following RCW 4.24.210.
Effective dateIntentLegislation to reconcile chapter 161, Laws of 2010 and other amendments made during the 2010 legislative session2010 c 161: See notes following RCW 46.04.013.
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