WSR 97-19-017

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

WASHINGTON STATE PATROL

[Filed September 8, 1997, 10:37 a.m.]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Amends chapter 204-72 WAC, Standards for mounting, adjusting, and aiming of lamps, WAC 204-72-030(2), 204-72-040 (5)(c), and adding WAC 204-72-040 (9)(a).

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 46.37.005 and 46.37.320.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: These amendments are necessary due to aftermarket lighting devices which are not legal for street use. The amendments outline what can and cannot be used for motor vehicles.

Process for Developing New Rule: Discussion with law enforcement personnel and concern for the safety of the motoring public.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Carol Morton, Washington State Patrol, P.O. Box 42635, Olympia, WA 98504-2635, phone (360) 412-8934.

September 4, 1997

Annette M. Sandberg

Chief

Legislature Code Reviser

Register

Washington State Code Reviser's Office