46.17.005  <<  46.17.015 >>   46.17.025

License plate technology fee.

(1) A person who applies for a vehicle registration or for any other right to operate a vehicle on the highways of this state shall pay a 25 cent license plate technology fee in addition to any other fees and taxes required by law. The license plate technology fee must be distributed under RCW 46.68.370.
(2) A vehicle registered under RCW 46.16A.455 or 46.17.330 is not subject to the license plate technology fee, except for a vehicle subject to the fee under RCW 46.17.355.
(3) The revenue generated from subsection (2) of this section must be deposited in the move ahead WA account created in RCW 46.68.510.


Intent2023 c 431: "During the regular legislative session of 2022, the legislature passed Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill No. 5974 (chapter 182, Laws of 2022), a significant transportation resources bill intended to provide needed transportation funding throughout the state. However, since the enactment of that act, certain drafting errors and omissions were identified within the act resulting in some provisions being enacted contrary to legislative intent. Additionally, some corrective changes were identified that would better conform certain provisions with original legislative intent. Therefore, it is the intent of the legislature to simply correct manifest drafting errors and omissions and adopt corrective changes in order to conform certain provisions with the original legislative intent of Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill No. 5974 (chapter 182, Laws of 2022). It is not the intent of the legislature to alter the intended substantive policy enacted in Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill No. 5974 (chapter 182, Laws of 2022), but rather to make certain corrective changes." [ 2023 c 431 s 1.]
Effective date2023 c 431 ss 2 and 3: "Sections 2 and 3 of this act take effect October 1, 2023." [ 2023 c 431 s 19.]
Effective dateApplicability2022 c 182 ss 207 and 208: "Sections 207 and 208 of this act take effect January 1, 2023, and apply to registrations that become due on or after that date." [ 2022 c 182 s 510.]
Intent2022 c 182: See note following RCW 70A.65.240.
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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