PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Amends WAC 204-96-010 in order to treat the owners of vehicles, whether rental companies, leasing corporations or private citizens, equally.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 46.55.113 and 46.55.120.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: This amendment is necessary because there should be no differentiation between those who lend for profit and those who lend for free when considering a hardship request, according to a Spokane County District Court ruling.
Process for Developing New Rule: District Court ruling.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Lieutenant Tim Braniff, Washington State Patrol, P.O. Box 42600, Olympia, WA 98504, phone (360) 753-6890, fax (360) 586-1628.
September 19, 2000
Annette M. Sandberg