PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: These are amendments to the vehicle dealer WAC 308-66-110, 308-66-210, 308-66-120, and 308-66-177.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 46.70.160.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The amendments to the first three sections are housekeeping in nature. They align the WAC with present practice. The amendment to WAC 308-66-177 is to further define the requirement in RCW 46.70.180(9) for a deposit trust account.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: No other agencies in this aspect of vehicle dealer regulation. The department of licensing (DOL) master licensing services (MLS) is interested in our handling of the subject matter of the first three amendments. We coordinate with MLS representatives on a daily basis.
Process for Developing New Rule: Amendments to the first three sections are housekeeping and in cooperation with DOL MLS. The amendment to the trust account rule is based on comments by certain AG advisors.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Kim Johnson, Dealer Services, P.O. Box 9039, Olympia, WA 98507-9039, fax (360) 586-6703.
June 19, 2006
D. A. Devoe, Administrator
Dealer and Manufacturer Services