WSR 02-18-070




[ Filed August 29, 2002, 1:17 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 139-35-025 Firearms certification -- Expiration and renewal.

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: This change is required to eliminate the need for a person renewing their private investigator's license to take the same firearms certification course that they took to get their initial firearms certification. It was intended to act as an annual proficiency requirement and has turned out to be cumbersome, expensive to monitor, and requires a duplication of the original testing even though the firearm has not changed. Requiring the employer to be responsible for tracking annual proficiency is much less expensive.

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 were contacted by e-mail to advise of the intended rule amendments. Proposal also listed on the agency website.

August 29, 2002

Sharon M. Tolton

Deputy Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office