WSR 09-12-026

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

WASHINGTON STATE PATROL


[ Filed May 26, 2009, 10:28 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Assistance vans.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 46.37.005, 46.52.120, and 46.37.194.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Updating current language for clarification to include the addition of definitions. The language changes will also include new standards for background checks and restrictions on signs, shield markings, accessories and insignia used on uniforms, clothing or equipment which may imply that the operator is a law enforcement officer. In addition, the application process will be updated to include a requirement for authorization by local jurisdictions prior to the issuance of a letter appointment.

Process for Developing New Rule: Agency initiated.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Melissa Van Gorkom, P.O. Box 42600, Olympia, WA 98504-2600, (360) 596-4017, Melissa.vangorkom@wsp.wa.gov.

May 19, 2009

John R. Batiste

Chief

Washington State Code Reviser's Office