WSR 12-16-090

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

OFFICE OF

INSURANCE COMMISSIONER

[ Insurance Commissioner Matter No. R 2012-23 -- Filed July 31, 2012, 3:52 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Electronic submission of fingerprints to Washington state patrol.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 48.02.060 and 48.17.005.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: RCW 48.17.090 and 48.17.380 require the submission of fingerprints for background check as part of the application process for resident licensees. The commissioner is considering automating that process by requiring electronic submission to the Washington state patrol instead of the current manual process.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: This rule making will be coordinated with the Washington state patrol.

Process for Developing New Rule: Submit written comments by September 10, 2012.

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 40258, Olympia, WA 9504-0258 [98504-0258], kacys@oic.wa.gov.

July 31, 2012

Mike Kreidler

Insurance Commissioner

Washington State Code Reviser's Office