WSR 16-21-083
[Filed October 18, 2016, 11:38 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Significant decisions in driver license cases.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 46.01.110 and 34.05.220.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department of licensing (DOL) provides administrative hearings for drivers facing various types of license suspension and revocation. With eighteen hearings examiners, there is a risk that decisions on reoccurring legal issues can be divergent and inconsistent. DOL is seeking to develop a process for nominating, selecting and indexing hearing examiners' decisions that are significant and resolve a question about reoccurring legal issues or statutes under DOL's authority. A significant decision would give guidance to the attorneys and the public on the way in which DOL interprets the law and exercises its discretion.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: Internal review and stakeholder input.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Clark J. Holloway, Department of Licensing, P.O. Box 9020, Olympia, WA 98507-9020, (360) 902-3846,
October 18, 2016
Damon Monroe
Rules Coordinator