WSR 02-18-071




[ Filed August 29, 2002, 1:18 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 139-30-015 Firearms certification -- Application.

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: The change provides a fee increase for initial certification. Armed private security guards are sometimes issued more than one weapon. This change requires a certification for each of those weapons carried. It establishes the responsibility of the employer to ensure that annual proficiency standards are met with each weapon the employee carries, and recognizes proof of annual firearm proficiency in lieu of a firearms recertification process that was confusing and cumbersome for the applicants and those responsible for reissuing the license.

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 agency website.

August 29, 2002

Sharon M. Tolton

Deputy Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office