WSR 06-22-087

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

OFFICE OF THE

INSURANCE COMMISSIONER

[ Insurance Commissioner Matter No. R 2006-12 -- Filed November 1, 2006, 7:56 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 284-24-120 (6)(c), correction of the definition of motor vehicle service contract reimbursement insurance in the regulation providing for suspension of filing requirements for large commercial accounts.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 48.02.060 and 48.19.080.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Chapter 48.96 RCW was repealed under SHB 2553 during the 2006 legislative session. This creates an incorrect reference to the definition of motor vehicle service contract reimbursement insurance in WAC 284-24-120. The commissioner will consider options in this rule making to rectify this.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: Agency study; and by sending written comments by December 11, 2006, to Kacy Scott, P.O. Box 40255, Olympia, WA 98504-0258, fax (360) 586-3109, e-mail KacyS@oic.wa.gov.

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 98504-0258, fax (360) 586-3109, e-mail KacyS@oic.wa.gov.

November 1, 2006

Mike Kreidler

Insurance Commissioner

Washington State Code Reviser's Office