WSR 07-16-045

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

PARKS AND RECREATION

COMMISSION

[ Filed July 25, 2007, 11:37 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Criminal background checks, new chapter 352-18 WAC.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 79A.05.030(10).

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: In 2005, the legislature directed state parks to adopt rules establishing the requirements for a criminal history record information search for job applicants, volunteers and independent contractors who have unsupervised access to children or vulnerable adults, or who will be responsible for collecting or disbursing cash or processing credit/debit card transactions. These rules will set forth the procedures for conducting criminal history record information searches, disqualification and appeal rights.

Process for Developing New Rule: Agency study; and required by statute.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Pamela McConkey, Washington State Parks, P.O. Box 42650, Olympia, WA 98504-2650, phone (360) 902-8595, fax (360) 664-2106, e-mail pamm@parks.wa.gov.

July 25, 2007

J. M. French

Administrator of Statewide

Recreation Programs

Washington State Code Reviser's Office