PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: These are housekeeping amendments required by two 2006 legislative amendments that take effect June 7, 2006. Those are the SHB 1504 amendments to RCW 46.55.130(1), and the SSB 6676 amendment to chapter 9.45 RCW, RCW 46.12.101 (6)(e) and 46.12.102(4).
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 46.55.190.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: They are required so that the rules align with the new statutory amendments.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The Washington state patrol (WSP) is interested in the rules of this chapter for inspections and administering their program for contracting for the impounding of vehicles. We coordinate with the WSP when there is any question about the contents of the rules.
Process for Developing New Rule: These housekeeping amendments are simply required so that the rules do not contradict the new statutory amendments.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Kim Johnson, Dealer and Manufacturer Services, P.O. Box 9039, Olympia, WA 98507-9039, (360) 664-6464.
May 2, 2006
Daniel Devoe, Administrator
Dealer and Manufacturer Services