WSR 09-07-071

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING


[ Filed March 13, 2009, 12:56 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Vision test and medical screening for issuance of driver's licenses.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 46.01.110, 46.20.041, 46.20.091, 46.20.120, and 46.20.130.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The agency is seeking to update visual acuity requirements necessary for the safe operation of a motor vehicle during hours of darkness, and update medical screening procedures.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: Internal review, with consideration of comments from interested stakeholders.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Clark Holloway, Department of Licensing, P.O. Box 9020, Olympia, WA 98507-9020, phone (360) 902-3846, e-mail cholloway@dol.wa.gov, fax (360) 570-7048.

March 12, 2009

Clark Holloway

Legislative Liaison

Washington State Code Reviser's Office