WSR 00-14-033

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

OFFICE OF

INSURANCE COMMISSIONER

[ Insurance Commissioner Matter No. R 2000-06 -- Filed June 29, 2000, 4:13 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Extending the "reasonable time" under RCW 48.104.090.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 48.02.060, 48.104.090.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: A rule could allow more time for the application of the Holocaust Victim Insurance Relief Act of 1999 to be suspended as to certain companies.

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

Process for Developing New Rule: Agency study.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by writing to Kacy Brandeberry, Office of Insurance Commissioner, P.O. Box 40255, Olympia, WA 90504 [98504], or send her e-mail at kacyb@oic.wa.gov, NO LATER THAN July 26, 2000.

June 29, 2000

Robert A. Harkins

Chief Deputy Insurance Commissioner

Washington State Code Reviser's Office