PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The commissioner will consider whether to repeal or amend WAC 284-44-043, 284-46-507, 284-50-377, and 284-96-015 in response to a petition for rule making from Steve Critchlow.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 48.02.060, 48.18.120, 48.20.450, 48.20.460, 48.30.010, 48.43.055, 48.44.050, 48.46.100, and 48.46.200.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: On September 22, 2005, the insurance commissioner received a formal petition for rule making from Steve Critchlow. Petitioner believes that the rules listed above should be repealed or amended because in his opinion they do not accomplished the intended result, are applied differently to different people, are not clear, exceed the commissioner's rule-making authority, and conflict with or duplicate other federal, state or local laws or rules.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: Submit written comments by December 12, 2005.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Kacy Scott, P.O. Box 40255, Olympia, WA 98504-0255, fax (360) 586-3109, e-mail KacyS@oic.wa.gov.
November 2, 2005