WSR 16-18-092
[Filed September 7, 2016, 10:13 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 139-05-915, requirements of training for law enforcement and corrections dog handlers and certification of canine teams.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 43.101.080.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Changes to WAC 139-05-915 are needed to establish guidelines in reference to canine training. Currently canine team standards are established by WAC; if approved, the Washington state criminal justice training commission (WSCJTC) will establish and adopt canine team standards by policy.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: WSCJTC regulates this process.
Process for Developing New Rule: Negotiated rule making.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Sonja Peterson, Rules Coordinator, WSCJTC, 19010 1st Avenue South, Burien, WA 98148, e-mail, phone (206) 835-7356. Commissioners will be advised of the proposed rule changes via e-mail. Proposed changes will also be listed on the agency web site.
September 7, 2016
Sonja Peterson
Rules Coordinator