WSR 97-10-024

PERMANENT RULES

WASHINGTON STATE PATROL

[Filed April 29, 1997, 9:21 a.m.]

Date of Adoption: April 29, 1997.

Purpose: To adopt a new rule that defines acceptable standards for hands-free, wireless communication systems as enacted under chapter 34, Laws of 1996.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 46.37.005 and 46.37.480.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 97-07-036 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 1, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 1, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 1, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 1, amended 0, repealed 0.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 204-10-045 Wireless communications systems. Hands-free, wireless communication systems may also refer to the use of cellular phone systems. These hands-free listening devices may be used by motorists while driving motor vehicles. Listening devices that include an earpiece shall cover only one ear.

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