WSR 07-20-098

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

SUPERINTENDENT OF

PUBLIC INSTRUCTION

[ Filed October 2, 2007, 11:30 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 392-144 WAC, School bus driver qualifications.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28A.160.210.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The medical requirements for school bus drivers need to be revised in order to provide for individual evaluation of drivers who are insulin dependent diabetics. The current blanket prohibition against insulin dependent drivers is arbitrary and capricious.

Process for Developing New Rule: Other.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Allan J. Jones, Director, Pupil Transportation and Traffic Safety Education, P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, WA 98504-7200, (360) 725-6120, or fax (360) 586-6124, allan.jones@k12.wa.us.

September 28, 2007

Dr. Terry Bergeson

Superintendent of

Public Instruction

Washington State Code Reviser's Office