SCMLR 5.2 MANDATORY LIABILITY INSURANCE (A) If a person charged with a violation of RCW 46.30.020, driving a motor vehicle without having proof of valid insurance, presents to the court clerk within 15 days of the date of violation, or prior to a scheduled mitigation or contested hearing, evidence that they had in effect at the time of the infraction liability insurance as required by RCW 46.30.020, then, upon payment of $25 administrative costs, the case shall be dismissed and the court clerk shall be authorized to make appropriate notation of the dismissal in the court file. (B) If a person charged with a violation of RCW46.30.020, driving a motor vehicle without having proof of valid insurance, provides proof to the court clerk within 15 days of the violation, or prior to a scheduled mitigation or contested hearing, that they subsequently obtained liability insurance in conformity with the requirements of RCW 46.30.020, then the penalty shall be reduced to $200. The clerk shall be authorized to enter a finding that the infraction was committed and make appropriate notations in the court record. The person will be relieved of any further need to appear in court in connection with this charge on the infraction. (Effective: September 1, 2011)
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