WSR 12-15-079

PERMANENT RULES

SUPERINTENDENT OF

PUBLIC INSTRUCTION

[ Filed July 18, 2012, 10:05 a.m. , effective August 18, 2012 ]


Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

Purpose: Provided clarification to school districts on the process to license a school bus. School districts are no longer required to submit a copy of the school bus operation permit (issued by OSPI) to the county auditor or license agent to obtain an exempt plate.

In addition, the process for a school district to obtain a school bus operation permit was clarified.

Chapter 392-143 WAC, Specifications for school buses.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 392-143-030; and amending WAC 392-143-032.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 46.61.380.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 12-11-026 on May 8, 2012.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 1; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: July 5, 2012.

Randy Dorn

State Superintendent

of Public Instruction

OTS-4654.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 12-01-075, filed 12/19/11, effective 1/19/12)

WAC 392-143-032   School bus operation permit.   The superintendent of public instruction shall issue school bus operation permits as follows:

(1) School buses owned or operated by a school district or owned by a private contractor under contract to a school district shall be issued a school bus operation permit on receipt of the following electronic files or documents for each new school bus or used school bus not previously issued a school bus operation permit in Washington state:

(a) SPI Form 1020A, School Bus Acquisition Report; and

(b) SPI Form 1029, Initial School Bus Inspection.

(2) A school bus operation permit shall be reissued on receipt of the following electronic files or documents for school buses previously licensed in Washington state:

(a) SPI Form 1020A, School Bus Acquisition Report, from the school district acquiring the school bus; and

(b) SPI Form 1029, Initial School Bus Inspection, if the most recent school bus inspection was more than twelve months prior to the date of acquisition.

(3) A copy of the operation permit shall be retained by the school district and a copy shall be placed in the permit holder in the school bus.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.61.380. 12-01-075, 392-143-032, filed 12/19/11, effective 1/19/12; 04-08-117, 392-143-032, filed 4/6/04, effective 5/7/04; 91-23-069 (Order 22), 392-143-032, filed 11/19/91, effective 11/19/91.]


REPEALER

     The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 392-143-030 School buses -- School bus operating permit and license.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office