PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Employment -- Conviction records.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapters 10.97 and 43.43 RCW.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Rule changes are needed to coincide with recent legislative changes in 2012 with the passage of ESB 6296. The changes include but may not be limited to updating the language to allow for an individual to obtain a copy of their nonconviction criminal history for a fee and providing clean up to existing language.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: State and federal agencies with criminal justice subunits, law enforcement agencies, and department of corrections.
The Washington state patrol (WSP) anticipates providing draft language to impacted stakeholders for review and input as part of the process.
Process for Developing New Rule: The agency plans to develop a draft based on the legislation and provide the language to stakeholders for review and input as part of the process.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Deborah Collinsworth, WSP Criminal Records Division, P.O. Box 42619, Olympia, WA 98504-2619, (360) 534-2102, fax (360) 534-2070, Debroah.firstname.lastname@example.org [Deborah.email@example.com].
April 19, 2012
John R. Batiste