PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 139-35-015 Firearms certification -- Application for private detectives.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 43.101.080.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The fees for this service have been changed, and the changes proposed reflect the fact that Washington state criminal justice training commission (CJTC) has the authority to change the fee. The second change in this rule relates to the actual practice of adding additional firearms to the initial qualification. CJTC does not issue a separate certificate to the individual for each firearm they are qualified to carry. This language is clarification only, and does not change the actual practice being used by the commission.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Department of license [licensing] has the regulatory authority for issuing the private detective's license and the armed endorsement, once the individual has qualified to carry a firearm.
Process for Developing New Rule: Ongoing discussion with private detective investigators to update the rules.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Doug Blair, (206) 835-7352, email@example.com.
October 11, 2007
Cheryl A. Price
Performance Analysis Manager