WSR 99-20-138



[ Filed October 6, 1999, 10:12 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: License fraud adjudicative proceedings.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 46.16.010, 46.68.240, 46.68.255, 46.68.230, 46.68.220, 82.48.020, 82.49.010, 82.50.400, 82.32.090.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The legislature decriminalized license fraud violations and imposed civil penalties. The decriminalization requires a process be established to contest and mitigate penalties incurred. This WAC establishes the procedures for the civil hearings.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The Department of Revenue was represented on a committee to write the proposed RCW adopted by the legislature.

Process for Developing New Rule: State patrol formed a committee comprised of license fraud detective, administrative officers and the attorney general to establish hearing rules. The procedures are still being reviewed by the state patrol administrative officers and the attorney general.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Lieutenant Dave Combs or Lieutenant Grant Hulteen, P.O. Box 42600, Olympia, WA 98504-2600, (360) 753-0208 or (360) 753-0223.

October 6, 1999

Annette M. Sandberg


Washington State Code Reviser's Office