WSR 05-13-181

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING


[ Filed June 22, 2005, 8:30 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 308-96A WAC, Vehicle licenses, to include rules associated with the special vehicle license plate rule, WAC 308-96A-560. Specific issues to be addressed are criteria for continued issuance of special license plates and repealing rules that are no longer needed.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 46.16.010, 46.16.313.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Rule making may be required to inform the public about how to apply for special license plates; special tabs on personalized plates for individuals with disabilities; and about how to add personalized messages to special plates. These changes would inform customers on how to obtain and transfer these special plates and would include any special requirements identified in the law.

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 Dale R. Brown, Management Analyst, Policy and Project Office, Mailstop 48001, P.O. Box 2956 [2957], Olympia, WA 98507-2957, or by phone (360) 902-4020, fax (360) 902-3827, TTY (360) 664-8885, e-mail DBROWN@dol.wa.gov.

June 21, 2005

Steve Boruchowitz, Manager

Policy and Project Office

Washington State Code Reviser's Office