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2013 House Bill 1129: Raising vehicle registration fees for ferry vessel replacement
  1. Introduced by Rep. Jeff Morris, (Mt. Vernon) (D) on January 16, 2013, requires county auditors to collect an additional five dollars for each vehicle registration and renewal they process. The money is to be deposited in the capital vessel replacement account to be used for the construction or purchasing of new ferry vessels.
    • Referred to the House Transportation Committee on January 16, 2013.
      • Substitute offered in the House on April 22, 2013, adds the DOL to the entities that must collect a $5 service fee for each vehicle registration, to be deposited into the Account. The DOL and a county auditor or other agent appointed by the Director of the DOL is also required to collect a $12 service fee for each title transaction, which must also be deposited in the Account. The effective date of the bill is changed from August 1, 2013, to January 1, 2014.
    • Referred to the House Rules Committee on April 24, 2013.
  2. Received in the House on January 13, 2014.
    • Referred to the House Transportation Committee on January 13, 2014.
      • Substitute offered in the House on January 30, 2014, Requires the department of licensing and county auditors or other agents appointed by the director of the department of licensing to collect a service fee of five dollars for each initial vehicle registration and registration renewal and a service fee of twelve dollars for each certificate of title transaction processed by the department or that county auditor's or other agent's office. Directs the service fees to be deposited into the capital vessel replacement account.
    • Referred to the House Rules Committee on February 4, 2014.
      • Amendment offered by Rep. Jeff Morris, (Mt. Vernon) (D) on February 12, 2014, limits the application of the twelve dollar service fee established under the act to certificate of title transactions that are processed on or after January 1, 2015. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on February 12, 2014.
  3. Passed 62 to 36 in the House on February 12, 2014.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  4. Received in the Senate on February 14, 2014.
    • Referred to the Senate Transportation Committee on February 14, 2014.
    • Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on February 27, 2014.
      • Amendment offered by Sen. Jan Angel (Port Orchard) (R) on March 7, 2014, removes the provision that would allow the Legislature to transfer excess funds in the Capital Vessel Replacement Account to the Puget Sound Ferry Operations Account. The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on March 7, 2014.
  5. Passed 41 to 8 in the Senate on March 7, 2014.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  6. Received in the House on March 10, 2014.
  7. Passed 61 to 37 in the House on March 10, 2014.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  8. Signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on March 27, 2014.

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