WSR 13-17-081
[Filed August 19, 2013, 10:02 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Changes to WAC 139-05-210 are needed to provide clarification and to streamline the existing process and requirements.
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: Applicants will now need to attend the first available session of the equivalency academy regardless if it is held within the first sixty days of hire. Equivalency academies are held every three months; this change will eliminate lengthy gaps in training.
It is not the Washington state criminal justice training commission's (WSCJTC) responsibility to ensure future police officers have a current and valid driver's license and basic first aid card; the responsibility lies with the employing agency.
All applicants must have emergency vehicle operations training. If they do not, it will be provided at the employer's expense.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: WSCJTC regulates this process.
Process for Developing New Rule: Negotiated rule making.
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, phone (206) 835-7372. Commissioners will be advised of the proposed rule changes via e-mail. Proposed changes will also be listed on the agency web site.
August 19, 2013
Sonja Hirsch
Executive Assistant
and Rules Coordinator