WSR 10-23-086

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING


[ Filed November 16, 2010, 8:29 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 308-102 WAC, Administration of the Financial Responsibility Act -- Procedures.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 46.01.110 and 34.05.220.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Need to clarify and update financial responsibility rules to conform with current procedures, coordinate financial responsibility damage threshold with changes to state patrol rules, and provide clarification for court reporting requirements.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The Washington state patrol sets the damage threshold for filing traffic accident reports. Under RCW 46.29.060, the department is required [to] use the state patrol rule as guidance in adopting the amount of damages for the financial responsibility threshold.

Process for Developing New Rule: Internal review and stakeholder input.

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

November 16, 2010

Clark J. Holloway

Legislative Liaison

Washington State Code Reviser's Office