WSR 02-19-052

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

WASHINGTON STATE PATROL


[ Filed September 12, 2002, 8:12 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 446-20-285 Employment -- Conviction records--Child and adult abuse information.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 10.97.030 and 43.830-845 [43.43.830-43.43.845].

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The proposed WAC amendment would remove the dissemination requirement of releasing conviction criminal history information based on an exact name and date of birth. This programming change will improve the name search results and provide a record even though search parameters used may be slightly different.

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 contacting Ms. Cindy Haider, Washington State Patrol, Identification Section, P.O. Box 42633, Olympia, WA 98504, chaider@wsp.wa.gov, phone (360) 570-5230, fax (360) 570-5274.

September 4, 2002

Ronal W. Serpas

Chief

Washington State Code Reviser's Office