WSR 03-13-041

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION


[ Filed June 11, 2003, 3:15 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: To allow official, on duty law enforcement vehicles to use high occupancy lanes.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 46.61.165 and 47.52.025.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The use of high occupancy lanes by official, on duty law enforcement vehicles will significantly enhance high occupancy lane enforcement. It will also improve law enforcement emergency response time and improve incident management.

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.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Mike Dornfeld, Washington State Department of Transportation, P.O. Box 47344, Olympia, WA 98504-7344, phone (360) 705-7288, fax (206) 705-6826, e-mail dornfem@wsdot.wa.gov.

June 9, 2003

John F. Conrad

Assistant Secretary

Legislature Code Reviser 

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Washington State Code Reviser's Office