WSR 97-12-041

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

SUPERINTENDENT OF

PUBLIC INSTRUCTION

[Filed June 2, 1997, 12:58 p.m.]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 392-142 WAC, Transportation--Replacement and depreciation allocation.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28A.150.290.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: To realign the funding categories for school buses to reflect new bus designs and to keep the number of school bus categories to a minimum. To allow school districts the ability to purchase new school bus designs directly from the state quotation pursuant to RCW 28A.160.195.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: Early solicitation of public comments and recommendations respecting new, amended or repealed rules, and consideration of the comments and recommendations in the course of drafting rules.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by sending written comments to Rules Coordinator, Legal Services, P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, WA 98504-7200, FAX (360) 753-4201, TDD Number (360) 664-3631; or Roger A. Eastman, Director, Pupil Transportation and Traffic Safety Education, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, Old Capitol Building, P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, WA 98504-7200, (360) 753-0235, FAX (360) 586-6124.

May 31, 1997

Dr. Terry Bergeson

Superintendent of

Public Instruction

Legislature Code Reviser

Register

Washington State Code Reviser's Office