WSR 11-19-102

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

OFFICE OF

INSURANCE COMMISSIONER

[ Insurance Commissioner Matter No. R 2011-22 -- Filed September 21, 2011, 7:43 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Amending WAC 284-30-500 (1)(b).

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 48.02.060, 48.30.010, 48.44.050, 48.46.200.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Court rulings have found the provision contained within WAC 284-30-500 (1)(b) reducing coverage for family and household members to be in direct conflict with Washington public policy. Under this rule making, the commissioner will consider amendment to WAC 284-30-500 (1)(b) to eliminate this conflict.

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

Process for Developing New Rule: Submit written comment by October 25, 2011, to Kacy Scott, P.O. Box 40255, Olympia, WA 98504-0255, kacys@oic.wa.gov.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Kacy Scott, P.O. Box 40255, Olympia, WA 98504-0255, kacys@oic.wa.gov.

September 21, 2011

Mike Kreidler

Insurance Commissioner

Washington State Code Reviser's Office