WSR 10-10-116

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING


[ Filed May 5, 2010, 8:03 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 308-96A WAC, Vehicle licenses, to include but not limited to WAC 308-96A-560 Special license plates -- Criteria for creation or continued issuance.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 46.16 RCW.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Rule making may be required to comply with E2SHB 2617 of the 61st legislature 2010 special session which eliminated the special license plate review board.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Washington state patrol, legislative transportation committee.

Process for Developing New Rule: The department of licensing (DOL) welcomes the public to take part in developing the rules. Anyone interested should contact the staff person identified below. At a later date, DOL will file a proposal with the office of the code reviser with a notice of proposed rule making. A copy of the proposal will be sent to everyone on the mailing list and to anyone who requests a copy.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Debra K. Then, Research Analyst, Vehicle Services, Mailstop 48205, P.O. Box 2956, Olympia, WA 98507-2957, or by phone (360) 902-4094, fax (360) 902-7821 or 902-7822, TTY (360) 664-8885, e-mail dthen@dol.wa.gov.

May 5, 2010

Walt Fahrer

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office