WSR 02-08-015

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

CRIMINAL JUSTICE

TRAINING COMMISSION

[ Filed March 25, 2002, 9:36 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 139-05-915 Requirements of training for police dog handlers.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 43.101.080 Commission powers and duties -- Rules and regulations.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: To update the WAC to the current training standards being offered to canine handlers and to set standards of minimum performance for certification of canine teams prior to the team being used for law enforcement or corrections work.

Process for Developing New Rule: Negotiated rule making.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Sharon M. Tolton, Criminal Justice Training Commission, 19010 1st Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98148-2055, phone (206) 835-7345, fax (206) 439-3860. Stakeholders were contacted by letter to advise of the intended rules amendments. Proposal also listed on the agency website.

March 22, 2002

Sharon M. Tolton

Deputy Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office