WSR 08-16-096

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING


[ Filed August 5, 2008, 10:23 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 08-11-054.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Senior driver accident prevent program, establishes rules to ensure that insured drivers who seek certification for taking a course offered via an alternative delivery method have completed the course.

Hearing Location(s): Highways-Licenses Building, Conference Room 413, 1125 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, WA (check in at counter on the first floor), on September 10, 2008, at 3:00 p.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: September 11, 2008.

Submit Written Comments to: Patricia Hardy, 5313 Evergreen Way, Everett, WA 98203, e-mail phardy@dol.wa.gov, fax (425) 356-2978, by September 9, 2008.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Clark Holloway by September 9, 2008, TTY (360) 664-0116.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Creates a new section in chapter 308-106 WAC, pertaining to mandatory insurance, setting guidelines for verifying participation in senior driver accident prevent courses offered in an alternative method of delivery.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: Rules necessary to implement section 1, chapter 258, Laws of 2007.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 46.01.110 and 48.19.460.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 48.19.460.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Name of Proponent: Department of licensing, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Patricia Hardy, 5313 Evergreen Way, Everett, WA, (425) 356-2977; Implementation and Enforcement: Becky Loomis, Highways-Licenses Building, Olympia, WA, (360) 902-4088.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. A small business economic impact statement is not required pursuant to RCW 19.85.025(3).

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. RCW 34.05.328 does not apply to this proposed rule under the provisions of RCW 34.05.328 (5)(a)(i).

August 4, 2008

Becky Loomis

Assistant Director

Chapter 308-106 WAC

MANDATORY INSURANCE


NEW SECTION
WAC 308-106-050   Verifying participation in senior driver accident prevention course offered in an alternative method of delivery.   (1) An older insured driver is eligible for insurance premium reduction upon completion of a Senior Driver Accident Prevention course, as provided by RCW 48.19.460.

(2) This premium reduction is allowed for courses given in a classroom setting and courses given by an alternative delivery method, including but not limited to, internet, video, or other technology based methods.

(3) Courses provided by an alternative method of delivery must be approved by the department of licensing.

(4) Providers of Senior Driver Accident Prevention Courses given by an alternative delivery method will include a process to determine that participants seeking certification for the course have completed the course. The process could include, but is not limited to:

(a) Timers that limit how fast the course can be viewed;

(b) Quizzes to determine if the participant understands the course content; or

(c) Asking the participant to provide information at the beginning of the course, and then asking questions during the course to verify that information. The information requested will not be of a nature that would compromise the participant's identity or security. These questions will be used to ensure that the participant who is taking the course is actually the person receiving the course material.

(5) Providers of Senior Driver Accident Prevention Courses given by an alternative delivery method will maintain records of participants who complete the course and are issued certificates. These records will be made available to the department of licensing upon written request.

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