! 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|
|2013 REGULAR SESSION|
|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)|
|IN THE HOUSE|
|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)|
|IN THE SENATE|
|Apr 18||President signed.|
|IN THE HOUSE|
|OTHER THAN LEGISLATIVE ACTION|
|Apr 23||Delivered to Governor. (View Bill as Passed Legislature)
CERTIFICATION OF ENROLLMENT
SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL 5182
2013 Regular Session
Passed by the Senate March 7, 2013
YEAS 46 NAYS 1
President of the Senate
Passed by the House April 17, 2013
YEAS 96 NAYS 1
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
SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL 5182
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)
READ FIRST TIME 02/20/13.
1 AN ACT Relating to the disclosure of vehicle owner information;
2 reenacting and amending RCW 46.12.635; and providing an effective date.
3 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
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
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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