WSR 97-10-023

PERMANENT RULES

WASHINGTON STATE PATROL

[Filed April 29, 1997, 9:20 a.m.]

Date of Adoption: April 29, 1997.

Purpose: To adopt a new rule that allows seat belt exemptions to meter readers, similar to rural United States postal carriers and rural newspaper carriers.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 46.37.005 and 46.37.510.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 97-07-037 on March 14, 1997.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 1, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 1, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 1, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 1, amended 0, repealed 0.

Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

April 28, 1997

Annette M. Sandberg

Chief

NEW SECTION

WAC 204-41-060 Utility meter readers. Meter readers may be exempted from the seat belt requirements only during the time they are reading meters in residential areas and are continually in and out of their vehicles. Seat belt use is required when traveling to and from their actual route, or when on other utility business.

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