WSR 16-12-056
[Filed May 26, 2016, 7:52 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Report contents (process control number (PCN) requirement for dispositions).
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapters 10.97 and 43.43 RCW.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: In 2015, the Washington state auditor's office conducted a performance audit on improving the completeness of criminal history records. One of the audit recommendations is for the Washington state patrol to seek changes to the statute/rule to require that a PCN be entered for every disposition. The proposed changes will provide cleanup to WAC 446-16-070 to require a PCN to be entered.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Administrative office of the courts and attorney general's office – prosecutors and courts enter the dispositions into the system. The requirement to enter the PCNs would occur at the time the disposition is entered. The agency will keep these entities and other stakeholders informed of the proposed changes throughout the rule-making process.
Process for Developing New Rule: Collaborative rule making.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Deborah Collinsworth, Criminal Records Division, P.O. Box 42619, Olympia, WA 98504-2619,, (360) 534-2102.
May 25, 2016
John R. Batiste