PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 308-104-004 Definitions, add definitions for the terms "notice" and "order" in relation to driver's license suspensions, revocations, denials and cancellations, and in relation to the disqualification of a person from operating a commercial motor vehicle.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 46.01.110 and 46.20.245.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: In response to suggestions from other agencies, the department intends to clarify that the terms "notice" and "order" may be used interchangeably for purposes of imposing driver's license suspensions, revocations, denials, cancellations, and disqualification of a person from operating a commercial motor vehicle. This clarification may help avoid potential confusion for driver's receiving notice from the department.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: Internal review and input from stakeholders.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Clark J. Holloway, Department of Licensing, P.O. Box 9020, Olympia, WA 98507-9020, (360) 902-3846, firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 4, 2011
Ben T. Shomshor