PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Independent vehicle dealer education.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 46.70.079.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: This rule will clarify RCW 46.70.079, effective July 2001, where currently no rule exists. The agency must establish minimum requirments [requirements] in areas such as, but not limited to, education provider experience, the department's authority over development, maintenance and monitoring of cirriculum [curriculum] and testing, the management of multiple education providers and defining a vehicle industry organization. The need for rule[s] now exists as two organizations wish to provide independent dealer training.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: Collaborative rule development between the department of licensing and vehicle industry organizations wishing to develop and present independent dealer education and testing. The two Independent Automobile Dealer Associations will be invited to develop rules collaboratively with the department and will be representing the associations and interests of the Independent Automobile Dealers. They are the Washington State Independent Automobile Dealers Association and the Washington Automobile Consulting Services Association.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Heidi Graham, Business and Professions Division, Dealers and Manufacturers, Department of Licensing, P.O. Box 9039, Olympia, WA 98507, phone (360) 664-6455, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, fax (360) 586-6703. Interested parties may send in their comments by mail, phone, fax, or e-mail. Additional information will be posted on the vehicle dealers and manufacturers web site as it becomes available at http://www.dol.wa.gov/business/vehiclevesseldealer/.
July 25, 2012