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RCW 51.12.183

For hire vehicle businesses and operators — Mandatory coverage — Definitions.

(1) Any business that owns and operates a for hire vehicle licensed under chapter 46.72 RCW, a limousine under chapter 46.72A RCW, or a taxicab under chapter 81.72 RCW and the for hire operator or chauffeur of such vehicle is within the mandatory coverage of this title.

     (2) Any business that as owner or agent leases a for hire vehicle licensed under chapter 46.72 RCW, a limousine under chapter 46.72A RCW, or a taxicab under chapter 81.72 RCW to a for hire operator or a chauffeur and the for hire operator or chauffeur of such vehicle is within the mandatory coverage of this title.

     (3) For the purposes of this section, the following definitions apply unless the context clearly requires otherwise:

     (a) "Chauffeur" has the same meaning as provided in RCW 46.04.115; and

     (b) "For hire operator" means a person who is operating a vehicle for the purpose of carrying persons for compensation.

[2011 c 190 § 2.]

Notes:

     Effective date -- 2011 c 190: See note following RCW 51.12.180.