WSR 07-05-056




[ Filed February 20, 2007, 11:08 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 07-02-025.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Chapter 392-153 WAC, Traffic safety education.

Hearing Location(s): Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, Billings Conference Room, 600 South Washington Street, Olympia, WA 98504, on March 27, 2007, at 9:00 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: March 28, 2007.

Submit Written Comments to: Allan J. Jones, Director, P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, WA 98504-7200, e-mail, fax (360) 586-6124, by March 21, 2007.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Penny Coker by March 21, 2007, TTY (360) 664-3631 or (360) 725-6142.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: To change "behind the wheel" minimum course of instruction from four to six hours of driving experience to align with commercial school program requirements as administered through the department of licensing. The effective date will be September 1, 2007.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 28A.220 RCW and RCW 46.20.100.

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

Name of Proponent: Office of superintendent of public instruction, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Charlie Schreck, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, (360) 725-6136; Implementation: Martin Mueller, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, (360) 725-5175; and Enforcement: Allan J. Jones, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, (360) 725-6120.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. This revision is only applicable to public school districts.

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328.

February 20, 2007

Dr. Terry Bergeson

State Superintendent


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 06-08-043, filed 3/30/06, effective 4/30/06)

WAC 392-153-035   Course scheduling requirements.   (1) Any portion of a traffic safety education course may be taught after regular school hours or on Saturdays, as well as on regular school days or as a summer school course.

(2) Students shall not have more than two hours of classroom and one hour laboratory instruction in any twenty-four hour period. Where simulation and/or off-street multiple car driving ranges are utilized, up to one additional hour per day is allowed.

(3) The minimum course of instruction is thirty hours of classroom instruction, ((four)) six hours of driving experience and four hours of driving observation time. Break time shall not be included in clock hours. Four hours of simulation instruction may be substituted for up to one hour driving experience. Two hours of multiple car off-street driving range time may be substituted for up to one hour of driving experience.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.150.290. 06-08-043, 392-153-035, filed 3/30/06, effective 4/30/06. Statutory Authority: Chapters 28A.220 and 46.82 RCW. 01-16-003, 392-153-035, filed 7/18/01, effective 8/18/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.81.020. 80-09-027 (Order 80-24), 392-153-035, filed 7/9/80; Order 13-76, 392-153-035, filed 12/21/76; Order 7-75, 392-153-035, filed 12/22/75. Formerly WAC 392-50-060.]

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