WSR 02-16-040

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

SUPERINTENDENT OF

PUBLIC INSTRUCTION

[ Filed July 30, 2002, 4:25 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 392-153 WAC, Traffic safety -- Driver education.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 28A.220 RCW.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The 2002 legislative session eliminated the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction from the over site of commercial driving schools providing traffic safety education to students between sixteen and eighteen years of age. The amendments to this WAC will reflect that legislative mandate as well as update and clarify language dealing primarily with public schools.

Process for Developing New Rule: Early solicitation of public comments and recommendations respecting new, amended or repealed rules, and consideration of the comments and recommendations in the course of drafting rules.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by sending written comments to Rules Coordinator, Legal Services, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, WA 98504-7200, fax (360) 753-4201, TTY (360) 664-3631. For telephone assistance contact Allan J. Jones, Director, Pupil Transportation and Traffic Safety Education, P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, WA 98504-7200, (360) 725-6120, fax (360) 586-6124.

July 17, 2002

Dr. Terry Bergeson

Superintendent of

Public Instruction

Washington State Code Reviser's Office