WSR 97-20-108

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING

[Filed September 30, 1997, 9:45 a.m.]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 308-61-108(5), delete the provision that a complete change of ownership requires a new registration; WAC 308-66-140(9), delete the prohibition against license issuance for the same name; WAC 308-80-015(1), delete initiating license staggering language; and WAC 308-80-020(3), delete requirement for a payroll employee to use special license plates.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 46.55.190, 46.70.160, 46.76.070.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The amendment to WAC 308-61-108(5) simply updates the WAC to recognize that corporations survive even with internal changes. The amendment to WAC 308-66-140(9) is to align with the master licensing service (chapter 19.02 RCW) which does not prohibit names. The amendment to WAC 308-80-015(1) eliminates outdated language (the licenses are permanently staggered now). The amendment to WAC 308-80-020(3) updates the WAC so that it recognizes the widespread industry practice of hiring contract drivers.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The Washington State Patrol is interested in WAC 308-80-020(3) because of the transporter license plate enforcement on the highways. We are contacting the Washington State Patrol by phone and written correspondence.

Process for Developing New Rule: Routine review by the program area to see that the WACs are functional and appropriate.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. Send comments to Gail Saul, Dealer and Manufacturer Services, Department of Licensing, P.O. Box 9039, Olympia, WA 98507-9039, FAX (360) 586-6703.

September 24, 1997

Evelyn P. Yenson

Director

Legislature Code Reviser

Register

Washington State Code Reviser's Office