WSR 06-08-076

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING


[ Filed April 3, 2006, 1:14 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Limousine definitions.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 46.04.274.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Legislation was signed into law on March 17, 2006, that removed all existing limousine definitions from law and provides for defining limousines by rule. This rule process is to place current definitions into rule and add definitions for vehicles that are not currently defined but are in use in the limousine industry.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The Washington state patrol is responsible under chapter 46.72A RCW to perform inspections of limousines defined in RCW 46.04.274.

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 Nancy Skewis, Business Resource Section Administrator, (360) 664-1446, nskewis@dol.wa.gov or Harumi Tolbert, Business Resource Section Program Manager, (360) 664-1389, htolbert@dol.wa.gov, 405 Black Lake Boulevard S.W., Olympia, WA 98502. Provide information by mail to Master License Service, P.O. Box 9034, Olympia, WA 98507-9034. Additional information is on the department of licensing internet web site at http://www.dol.wa.gov/mls/limolegfaq.htm. Public hearings will be scheduled in June and July 2006.

March 31, 2006

Nancy Skewis

Administrator Business

Resource Section

Washington State Code Reviser's Office