PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Revising rules related to parking fees, permits and enforcement on the state capitol grounds.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 46.08.150 and 46.08.172.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Capitol campus parking rates and regulations have not been adjusted in over a decade. The legislature has established policy to reduce state subsidization of employee parking and that parking rates should take into account comparable private market rates for parking. General administration (GA) intends to update rates to reflect costs of providing parking spaces, structures and services and to ensure an equitable and consistent process for setting parking rates in the future. GA also intends to clarify and modify regulations on permitting and enforcement of parking.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The Washington State Patrol provides parking enforcement services to GA on the capitol campus, and will be invited to participate in the rule development process.
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 Andy Stepelton, Office of Capital Planning and Management, Department of General Administration, P.O. Box 41019, Olympia, WA 98504-1019, (360) 902-0926, firstname.lastname@example.org; or Martin Casey, Rules Coordinator, Department of General Administration, P.O. Box 41000, Olympia, WA 98504-1000, (360) 902-7208.
August 4, 2003
R. D. Fukai