WSR 97-14-055

PROPOSED RULES

SUPERINTENDENT OF

PUBLIC INSTRUCTION

[Filed June 30, 1997, 10:45 a.m.]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 97-12-041.

Title of Rule: Chapter 392-142 WAC, Transportation--Replacement and depreciation allocation.

Purpose: To realign the funding categories for school buses to reflect new bus design and to keep the number of school bus categories to a minimum. To allow school districts the ability to purchase new school bus design directly from the state quotation pursuant to RCW 28A.160.195.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.150.290.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 28A.160.195.

Summary: These amendments realign the funding categories to more accurately reflect school district purchasing activity and accommodate new school bus designs.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: Without these changes, school districts are not able to purchase new design buses directly from the state quotation. These amendments will also keep the number of categories at a minimum, as directed by the legislature.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Richard Wilson, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia, 753-2298; Implementation: Thomas J. Kelly, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia, 753-1142; and Enforcement: Roger Eastman, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia, 753-0235.

Name of Proponent: Superintendent of Public Instruction, governmental.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: The purpose of the rule is to provide for the replacement of school buses. The rule places school buses into more definable categories and accommodates a new design school bus. The proposed changes will allow school districts to purchase the new design school bus directly from the state quotation.

Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: The new rule incorporates changes that were made to school bus definitions in WAC 392-143-010. The proposed rule separates the Type A school bus into Type A-I and Type A-II categories and eliminates the Type B, 10-22 passenger capacity where there has been no purchasing activity for at least the past eight years.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. The rule will have no or very negligible economic impact.

Section 201, chapter 403, Laws of 1995, does not apply to this rule adoption.

Hearing Location: Wanamaker Conference Room, 2nd Floor, Old Capitol Building, 600 South Washington Street, Olympia, WA 98504-7200, on August 8, 1997, at 9:00 a.m.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Jim Rich by July 25, 1997, TDD (360) 664-3631, or (360) 753-6733.

Submit Written Comments to: Rules Coordinator, Legal Services, P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, WA 98504-7200, FAX (360) 753-4201, by August 7, 1997.

Date of Intended Adoption: August 11, 1997.

June 30, 1997

Dr. Terry Bergeson

Superintendent of

Public Instruction

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order 96-10, filed 7/25/96, effective 8/25/96)

WAC 392-142-155 Definition--School bus categories for those buses purchased after September 1, 1982. As used in this chapter, "school bus categories for those buses purchased after September 1, 1982," means the following:

((Student Fuel Transmission Useful

Capacity Type Type Life

(1) 10 to 22 Gas Automatic 8

(2) 10 to 22 Diesel Automatic 8

(3) 10 to 22 Gas Automatic 8

(4) 10 to 22 Diesel Automatic 8

(5) 23 to 34 Gas Automatic 8

(6) 23 to 34 Diesel Automatic 8

(7) 35 to 48 Diesel Automatic 13

(8) 35 to 48 Diesel Automatic 13

(9) 49 to 60 Diesel Automatic 13

(10) 49 to 60 Diesel Automatic 13

(11) 61 to 77 Diesel Automatic 13

(12) 61 to 84 Diesel Automatic 13

(13) Heavy 78 to 84 Diesel Automatic 18

(14) 85 to 90 Diesel Automatic 18))

Student Fuel Transmission Useful Bus

Capacity Type Type Life Type

(1) 10 to 24 Gas Automatic 8 A-II

(2) 10 to 24 Diesel Automatic 8 A-II

(3) 10 to 34 Gas Automatic 8 A-I

(4) 10 to 34 Diesel Automatic 8 A-I

(5) 10 to 34 Gas Automatic 8 B

(6) 10 to 34 Diesel Automatic 8 B

(7) 35 to 48 Diesel Automatic 13 C

(8) 35 to 48 Diesel Automatic 13 D

(9) 49 to 60 Diesel Automatic 13 C

(10) 49 to 60 Diesel Automatic 13 D

(11) 61 to 77 Diesel Automatic 13 C

(12) 61 to 84 Diesel Automatic 13 D

(13) Heavy 78 to 84 Diesel Automatic 18 D

(14) Heavy 85 to 90 Diesel Automatic 18 D



[Statutory Authority: 1996 c 283. 96-16-011 (Order 96-10), 392-142-155, filed 7/25/96, effective 8/25/96. Statutory Authority: 1995 1st sp.s. c 10, RCW 28A.150.290 and chapter 28A.160 RCW as amended in ESSB 5408, section 1(6). 95-17-011, 392-142-155, filed 8/4/95, effective 9/4/95. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.41.170 and 28A.41.540. 91-23-071 (Order 25), 392-142-155, filed 11/19/91, effective 12/20/91; 90-02-077 (Order 21), 392-142-155, filed 1/2/90, effective 2/2/90.]

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