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    The hearing went fine. The bill was read by a staffer who did a good job summarizing it, and then the Senator who sponsored it tried to discuss it without much luck.
    There was one question from a senator...since the bill reads "military vehicles" she wanted to know if it was about tracked vehicles. The staffers said, no, primarily HUMVEES.
    Due to a full schedule, I was limited to 90 seconds. I was the only speaker on the bill.
    When finished, the chairman asked if I was talking about getting an up-armored HMMWV...I said no, I couldn't afford one. That got laughs.

    I stressed the points I made earlier here refuting some of the gross misconceptions held by the WSP staffer I spoke with.
    Also, I heard from SEMA, they submitted written testimony.

    We'll See what happens. If all else fails...I have a"Plan B".

    Thanks four your help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JEB View Post
    If all else fails...I have a"Plan B".

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    Being a life long Washington resident I'd be surprised if they authorized these "assault vehicles" on the road. They are camo you know! Scary!!
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    I'm skeptical myself.
    But at the committee hearing they seemed somewhat favorably inclined to remove the state's helmet law!
    Now that was just the committee...and I doubt if the King County socialists would ever go for it, but it shows some independent thought goes on In Olympia.

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    An update: the Senator's office told me the bill passed the committee unanimously.

    At the last minute a group of WWII vehicle guys complained about the bill staying it's part about allowing HMMWVs to to be registered if safety mods were done, might force them to do the same with their trucks.

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    Link to Washington Senate for tracking progress: https://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?B...itiative=False

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    EDIT: it's not directly about the original topic, but since this is what comes up when I search for titling HMMWV in Washington, this seemed like an appropriate place to add it. If it's too far off topic I apologize, and hope someone will point out to me a better place to put it.


    It's been a couple months since this was started, but I thought I'd add what I just found out today.

    On March 13th 2019 the DMV sent out a letter/guidance to all of the licensing offices about military vehicles.
    Basically, it says either the Form 97 has to say that the vehicle is eligible for on road use, or you have to take in a digital photo the vehicle has a VIN plate that contains a FMVSS statement (which as far as I know OSHKOSH is the only one who did that.)

    I'm hoping since mine is supposed to have a clean SF-97 with no "Off Road Only" stamps on it, that it won't be an issue. My luck the licensing office will want it to specifically state "eligible for on road use"
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    The bill status is now Senate Rules "X" file, which mean it is "no longer eligible for consideration". Does anyone know what happened? Was it the issue mentioned above about the WWII vehicle owners being in opposition?
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    I spoke to the Senator, the bill despite passing the first hurdle of the Transportation Committee, stalled.
    So that's it for this year. I was given no reason for the action, or lack thereof.

    Following up on "Coug" post of 4-17, I called a local licensing office, they had no idea what I was talking about.
    I then called the Dept. of Licensing office in Olympia, the customer service worker, which I suspect may just be a robot , had no idea either. She did deviate from her script and suggested I email the department director, which I did.
    I asked what they knew about the bill, and more specifically, what Doug mentioned.

    I also reiterated that I was looking to just license a 30 year old vehicle as a collector car for limited use and asked "...why are you so intransigent on the issue".
    Last time I emailed the director it took them a couple of months to reply, and then with a canned answer.

    I hate this state's bureaucracy. Somewhere, I think everyone who cashes a govt. check has forgotten that they work for the people, the population does not exist to serve the state.

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