WSR 97-15-091

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING

[Filed July 17, 1997, 1:33 p.m.]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 97-11-066.

Title of Rule: WAC 308-56A-095 Commercial parking companies.

Purpose: Implementation of SSB 5049, chapter 33, Laws of 1997. The proposed rule defines commercial parking companies and provides them a means of obtaining vehicle registered owner names and addresses, and vehicle description for the collection or attempted collection of parking dues or fees.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 46.01.110.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 46.12.370.

Summary: Commercial parking companies are defined and will have a means of obtaining vehicle registered owner names and addresses, and vehicle description to assist them in the collection or attempted collection of parking dues or fees.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: Implementation of SSB 5049, chapter 33, Laws of 1997.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting and Enforcement: Patrick J. Zlateff, 1125 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, WA, (360) 902-3718; and Implementation: Nancy Kelly, 1125 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, WA, (360) 902-3754.

Name of Proponent: Department of Licensing, governmental.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: Commercial parking companies are defined and will have a means of obtaining vehicle registered owner names and addresses, and vehicle description to assist them in the collection or attempted collection of parking dues or fees.

Proposal does not change existing rules.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. A small business economic impact statement is not required pursuant to RCW 19.85.030 (1)(a). The proposed rule making does not impose more than a minor cost on businesses in an industry.

RCW 34.05.328 does not apply to this rule adoption. The contents of the proposed rule is explicitly and specifically dictated by statute.

Hearing Location: Highways-Licenses Building, Conference Room 303, 1125 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, WA 98507, on August 27, 1997, at 10:00 a.m.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Patrick J. Zlateff by August 22, 1997, TDD (360) 664-8885, or (360) 902-3718.

Submit Written Comments to: Patrick J. Zlateff, Contracts Manager, Title and Registration Services, P.O. Box 2957, Olympia, WA 98507-2957, FAX (360) 902-0831, by August 25, 1997.

Date of Intended Adoption: September 1, 1997.

July 17, 1997

Nancy Kelly, Administrator

Title and Registration Services

NEW SECTION

WAC 308-56A-095 Commercial parking companies. (1) Commercial parking companies may be provided the names and addresses of registered owners, and vehicle descriptions of vehicles assessed nongovernment vehicle parking fees. The commercial parking company shall execute a standard written agreement provided by the department. Any name or address provided by the department shall not be disclosed in any manner not otherwise approved by the department.

(2) "Commercial parking company" means any business entity directly engaged in the business of providing vehicle parking upon property owned or controlled by the business entity and approved for public parking of vehicles.

(3) The information provided may be used by the commercial parking company or its commercial agents or contractors only in connection with notification, collecting or attempting to collect the commercial parking company's own claims, owed or due or asserted to be owed or due for parking of vehicles.

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