WSR 02-18-067




[ Filed August 29, 2002, 1:14 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 139-10-221 Scholastic performance requirements for basic corrections training.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 43.101.080 Commission powers and duties -- Rules and regulations.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Making this change will bring the corrections standard in line with the standard for the Basic Law Enforcement Academy. The current WAC does not allow for flexibility in dealing with students with varying needs of remediation. This presents a hardship for stakeholders who cannot afford to send their student to the entire academy again to pass possibly one skill or examination. Proposed change will allow staff flexibility and insure the greatest possibility for students to successfully complete the academy with the required skills and knowledge.

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 Sharon M. Tolton, Criminal Justice Training Commission, 19010 1st Avenue South, Burien, WA 98148-2055, phone (206) 835-7345, fax (206) 439-3860. Stakeholders, involved through the Board on Corrections Training Standards and Education (BCTSE), have reviewed and support the intended rule amendments. Proposals also listed on the agency website and will be contained in board and commission published notes and minutes.

August 28, 2002

Sharon M. Tolton

Deputy Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office