(1) A vessel owner shall apply for a vessel visitor permit if the vessel is:
(a) Currently registered or numbered under the laws of a country other than the United States or has a valid United States customs service cruising license issued under 19 C.F.R. Sec. 4.94; and
(b) Being used on Washington state waters for the personal use of the owner for more than sixty days.
(2) A vessel visitor permit:
(a) May be obtained from the department, county auditor or other agent, or subagent appointed by the director;
(b) Must show the date the vessel first came into Washington state; and
(c) Is valid as long as the vessel remains currently registered or numbered under the laws of a country other than the United States or the United States customs service cruising license remains valid.
(3) The department, county auditor or other agent, or subagent appointed by the director shall collect the fee required in *RCW 88.02.640(1)(m) when issuing a vessel visitor permit.
(4) The department shall adopt rules to implement this section, including rules on issuing and displaying the vessel visitor permit.
[2011 c 171 § 132; 2010 c 161 § 1026.]
| *Reviser's note: The reference to RCW 88.02.640(1)(m) appears to be erroneous. RCW 88.02.640(1)(n) was apparently intended. RCW 88.02.640 was amended by 2012 c 74 § 16, changing subsection (1)(n) to subsection (1)(o).|
Intent -- Effective date -- 2011 c 171: See notes following RCW 4.24.210.
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.