PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Unauthorized and abandoned vehicles, WAC 308-61-190, after sale repealing subsection (2)(c).
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 46.55.190.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: This rule allows person(s) whose claim for surplus funds has been denied by the state to request a departmental hearing as provided in chapter 34.05 RCW. The statute, chapter 46.55 RCW, does not provide the department with the power to determine final ownership. This authority rests solely with the courts as determined by due process.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: Negotiated rule making.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Kim Johnson, Administrative Assistant, Dealer and Manufacturer Services, 2000 4th Avenue West, Olympia, WA 98502, voice (360) 664-6464, fax (360) 586-6703.
December 10, 2003