PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: New WAC 139-05-825 Basic reserve law enforcement academy certificate of equivalency.
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: Establish a process to grant a basic reserve law enforcement officer a certificate of equivalency for persons who have incurred a break in service as a Washington reserve law enforcement officer and desire to return to service as a reserve law enforcement officer.
Persons who have elected to serve as volunteer reserve law enforcement officers may have a break in service as a reserve law enforcement officer. If a reserve law enforcement officer incurs a break in service in excess of twelve consecutive months, the officer's recognition as a reserve law enforcement officer is considered to have lapsed. This WAC establishes a process of certain conditions that must be met for a person who has been a reserve law enforcement officer and incurred a break in service to have that person's status and recognition as a reserve law enforcement officer reinstated.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: Negotiated rule making; and agency study.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Sonja Hirsch, Rules Coordinator, WSCJTC, 19010 1st Avenue South, Burien, WA 98148, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, phone (206) 835-7372. Commissioners, board members, and stakeholders were advised of the proposed rule changes via e-mail. Proposed changes were also listed on the agency web site.
May 28, 2009