WSR 99-15-079

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE


[ Filed July 20, 1999, 11:26 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: New Motor Vehicle Warranties Act, chapter 19.118 RCW, amend chapter 44-10 WAC to implement chapter 298, Laws of 1998. Make editorial and minor procedural revisions to reflect attorney general resale disclosure forms.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 19.118.080(2), 19.118.061, and section 6, chapter 298, Laws of 1998.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Conform rules to 1998 statutory revisions, make editorial modifications and minor procedural changes in practices of the attorney general and arbitration board. Purpose is to accomplish reasoned and predictable procedures for the administration of the Lemon Law program, the dispute resolution mechanism, consistency in arbitration decisions, compliance with arbitration awards and enforcement of statutory disclosures upon resale of subject vehicles.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Attorney General is the agency with sole enforcement and administrative authority of the state arbitration process.

Process for Developing New Rule: Negotiated rule making.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by sending written comments or suggestions to Paul N. Corning, Lemon Law Administrator, Office of the Attorney General, 900 Fourth Avenue, Suite 2000, Seattle, WA 98164-1012. Facsimile transmissions may be sent to Paul N. Corning at (206) 464-6451. Internet e-mail may be sent to Paul N. Corning at lemon@atg.wa.gov. Paul N. Corning, (206) 464-6372 and H. Regina Cullen, Assistant Attorney General, (206) 464-6261 are available to receive oral comments or suggestions.

July 19, 1999

Paul N. Corning

Lemon Law Administrator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office