WSR 05-07-128

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING


[ Filed March 22, 2005, 2:06 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 308-108 WAC, Driver training schools.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 46.82.290.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Adoptions and amendments to the existing rules are necessary to set basic requirements to ensure that driver training offered by driver training schools adequately prepares new drivers to operate motor vehicles safely. New rules will establish basic requirements governing the operations and scope of traffic safety education programs that are offered by commercial businesses and licensed by the department.

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 Tana Cochran, Department of Licensing, Driver Training School Program, P.O. Box 9026, Olympia, WA 98507, phone (360) 664-6699, e-mail tchochran@dol.wa.gov, fax (360) 570-4976. Interested parties may send in their comments by mail, phone, facsimile, or e-mail. Additional information will be posted on the Commercial Driver Training School Internet website at http://www.dol.wa.gov/ds/tse/cdt.htm.

March 22, 2005

Tana Cochran

Program Manager

Washington State Code Reviser's Office