PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
FISH AND WILDLIFE
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Designating certain criminal offenses as infractions.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 77.15.020.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department has been working with the legislature to decriminalize certain offenses. Some rules that are currently classified as crimes will be proposed to become infractions.
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 Bruce Bjork, Enforcement Program Assistant Director, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98504-1091, phone (360) 902-2373. Contact by February 16, 2006. Expected proposal filing on or after February 17, 2006.
January 4, 2006