Stambaugh bill to alleviate legal burden on auto repair shops approved unanimously by House

On Thursday, the state House unanimously approved a bill sponsored by Rep. Melanie Stambaugh to provide a legal way for auto repair shops to service vehicles with expired tabs.

Under House Bill 1742, repair shops would have the option of registering with the Department of Licensing to purchase transporter license plates. These specialty plates would protect shop employees from being cited for a traffic violation when test driving a vehicle with expired tabs.

“So many good pieces of legislation stem directly from conversations we have with our constituents,” said Stambaugh. “If a local auto repair shop owner in my district had not brought this issue to my attention, we likely would not be addressing it this year. I am pleased the House unanimously voted in favor of this common-sense revision to current law to protect employees from unfair legal burdens.”

House Bill 1742 now moves to the Senate for further consideration.


Washington State House Republican Communications