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SB 5182 Success !

! SUCCESS !  HB 5182

To; Dear fellow PI’s

From;  John M Tost ; President  PNAI

Many of you may have not realized that in my last e-mail update I stated that out bill had passed the House 96-1, this was really the last stop on a long journey, but what did that mean.

Below is a screen shot of the bill history, I have been working very hard with Grant Nelson our lobbyist, and have taken several trips to Olympia, testifying in hearings and talking to different legislators, many conversations happened along with many scares of the bill dying to get us this far, and we have now successfully passed the bill into Law.

SB 5182 is now waiting for the Governors’ signature !!!

What this means is that we have successfully changed the IVIPs Disclosure law requirement regarding the disclosure of information to the registered owner when accessing the IVIPs system for Attorneys and PIs.

PNAI still needs your financial support now that we have successfully passed the bill, between last year and this year the cost of the lobbyist is still due. We still have a balance to pay for his services this year. Thank you to all who have contributed so far to reach our success.

I am enclosing a copy of the bill so that you can read the changes. What we have done here is made a name for the PI industry in Olympia so that any future efforts we take on there will not be the “who are these guys” newbie reaction. Now that we have success it should be a bit easier in the future with any other requests depending on the nature of the request.

I thank you all for your support and hope that we can continue efforts to make things better for our industry.


History of the Billas of Friday, April 26, 2013 4:15 PM
Sponsors: Senators Carrell,   Harper, King, Chase, Smith, Eide, Hobbs, Schlicher
Companion Bill: HB 1308
Jan 22 First reading, referred to Transportation. (View Original Bill)
Feb 7 Public hearing in the Senate   Committee on Transportation at 3:30 PM.   (Committee Materials)
Feb 19 Executive action taken in the   Senate Committee on Transportation at 3:30 PM.   (Committee Materials)
Feb 20 TRAN – Majority; 1st substitute   bill be substituted, do pass.   (View 1st Substitute)   (Majority Report)
Passed to Rules Committee for   second reading.
Feb 27 Made eligible to be placed on   second reading.
Mar 5 Placed on second reading by Rules   Committee.
Mar 7 1st substitute bill substituted   (TRAN 13). (View 1st Substitute)
Rules suspended. Placed on Third   Reading.
Third reading, passed; yeas, 46;   nays, 1; absent, 0; excused, 2.   (View Roll Calls)
Mar 9 First reading, referred to   Judiciary (Not Officially read and referred until adoption of Introduction   report).
Mar 20 Public hearing in the House   Committee on Judiciary at 8:00 AM.   (Committee Materials)
Mar 27 Executive action taken in the   House Committee on Judiciary at 8:00 AM.   (Committee Materials)
JUDI – Executive action taken by   committee.
JUDI – Majority; do pass. (Majority Report)
Mar 29 Referred to Transportation.
Apr 1 Public hearing in the House   Committee on Transportation at 3:30 PM.   (Committee Materials)
Apr 2 Executive action taken in the   House Committee on Transportation at 3:30 PM.   (Committee Materials)
TR – Executive action taken by   committee.
TR – Majority; do pass. (Majority Report)
Apr 3 Passed to Rules Committee for   second reading.
Apr 10 Placed on second reading by Rules   Committee.
Apr 17 Rules suspended. Placed on Third   Reading.
Third reading, passed; yeas, 96;   nays, 1; absent, 0; excused, 1.   (View Roll Calls)
Apr 18 President signed.
Speaker signed.
Apr 23 Delivered to Governor. (View Bill as Passed Legislature










































63rd Legislature

2013 Regular Session

Passed by the Senate March   7, 2013


President of the Senate

Passed by the House April   17, 2013


Speaker of the House of   Representatives


I, Hunter G. Goodman,   Secretary of

the Senate of the State of

Washington, do hereby   certify that

the attached is SUBSTITUTE   SENATE

BILL 5182 as passed by the Senate

and the House of   Representatives on

the dates hereon set   forth.



Governor of the State of   Washington


Secretary of State

State of Washington




Passed Legislature – 2013   Regular Session

State of Washington 63rd   Legislature 2013 Regular Session

By Senate Transportation   (originally sponsored by Senators Carrell,

Harper, King, Chase,   Smith, Eide, Hobbs, and Schlicher)


1 AN ACT Relating to the   disclosure of vehicle owner information;

2 reenacting and amending   RCW 46.12.635; and providing an effective date.


4 Sec. 1. RCW   46.12.635 and 2005 c 340 s 2 and 2005 c 274 s 304 are

5 each reenacted and   amended to read as follows:

6 (1) Notwithstanding the   provisions of chapter 42.56 RCW, the name

7 or address of an   individual vehicle owner shall not be released by the

8 department, county   auditor, or agency or firm authorized by the

9 department except under   the following circumstances:

10 (a) The requesting party   is a business entity that requests the

11 information for use in   the course of business;

12 (b) The request is a   written request that is signed by the person

13 requesting disclosure   that contains the full legal name and address of

14 the requesting party,   that specifies the purpose for which the

15 information will be   used; and

16 (c) The requesting   party enters into a disclosure agreement with

17 the department in which   the party promises that the party will use the

18 information only for   the purpose stated in the request for the

19 information; and that   the party does not intend to use, or facilitate

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1 the use of, the   information for the purpose of making any unsolicited

2 business contact with a   person named in the disclosed information. The

3 term “unsolicited   business contact” means a contact that is intended to

4 result in, or promote,   the sale of any goods or services to a person

5 named in the disclosed   information. The term does not apply to

6 situations where the   requesting party and such person have been

7 involved in a business   transaction prior to the date of the disclosure

8 request and where the   request is made in connection with the

9 transaction.

10 (2) Where both a   mailing address and residence address are recorded

11 on the vehicle record   and are different, only the mailing address will

12 be disclosed. Both   addresses will be disclosed in response to requests

13 for disclosure from   courts, law enforcement agencies, or government

14 entities with   enforcement, investigative, or taxing authority and only

15 for use in the normal   course of conducting their business.

16 (3) The disclosing   entity shall retain the request for disclosure

17 for three years.

18 (4)(a) Whenever the   disclosing entity grants a request for

19 information under this   section by an attorney or private investigator,

20 the disclosing entity   shall provide notice to the vehicle owner, to

21 whom the information   applies, that the request has been granted. ((The

22 notice also shall   contain the name and address of the requesting

23 party.)) The notice   must only include: (i) That the disclosing entity

24 has disclosed the   vehicle owner’s name and address pursuant to a

25 request made under this   section; (ii) the date that the disclosure was

26 made; and (iii) that   the vehicle owner has five days from receipt of

27 the notice to contact   the disclosing entity to determine the occupation

28 of the requesting   party.

29 (b) Except as provided   in (c) of this subsection, the only

30 information about the   requesting party that the disclosing entity may

31 disclose in response to   a request made by a vehicle owner under (a) of

32 this subsection is   whether the requesting party was an attorney or

33 private investigator.   The request by the vehicle owner must be

34 submitted to the   disclosing entity within five days of receipt of the

35 original notice.

36 (c) In the case of a   vehicle owner who submits to the disclosing

37 entity a copy of a   valid court order restricting another person from

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1 contacting the vehicle   owner or his or her family or household member,

2 the disclosing entity   shall provide the vehicle owner with the name and

3 address of the   requesting party.

4 (5) Any person who is   furnished vehicle owner information under

5 this section shall be   responsible for assuring that the information

6 furnished is not used   for a purpose contrary to the agreement between

7 the person and the   department.

8 (6) This section shall   not apply to requests for information by

9 governmental entities or   requests that may be granted under any other

10 provision of this title   expressly authorizing the disclosure of the

11 names or addresses of   vehicle owners.

12 (7) This section shall   not apply to title history information under

13 RCW 19.118.170.

14 (8) The department   shall charge a fee of two dollars for each

15 record returned   pursuant to a request made by a business entity under

16 subsection (1) of this   section and deposit the fee into the highway

17 safety account.

18 NEW SECTION. Sec. 2.   This act takes effect January 1, 2014.

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