Gold star license plates.
*** CHANGE IN 2013 *** (SEE 5161.SL) ***
(1) A registered owner who is the mother or father of a member of the United States armed forces who died while in service to his or her country, or as a result of his or her service, may apply to the department for special gold star license plates for use on a motor vehicle. The registered owner must:
(a) Be a resident of this state;
(b) Provide certification from the Washington state department of veterans affairs that the registered owner qualifies for the special license plate under this section;
(c) Be recorded as the registered owner of the motor vehicle on which the gold star license plates will be displayed; and
(d) Pay all fees and taxes required by law for registering the motor vehicle.
(2) Gold star license plates must be issued:
(a) Only for motor vehicles owned by qualifying applicants; and
(b) Without payment of any license plate fee.
(3) Gold star license plates must be replaced, free of charge, if the license plates become lost, stolen, damaged, defaced, or destroyed.
(4) Gold star license plates may be transferred from one motor vehicle to another motor vehicle owned by the mother or father, as described in subsection (1) of this section, upon application to the department, county auditor or other agent, or subagent appointed by the director.
[2010 c 161 § 621.]
| 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.|