WSR 13-21-061
[Filed October 16, 2013, 10:16 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 139-05-915, changes are needed to establish certification expiration and recertification, maintenance training suggestions, clarification to the existing process and requirements and the addition of an additional canine team certification, and the requirement of reporting to the Washington state criminal justice training commission (WSCJTC) new teams and teams that have been disbanded.
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: Currently, canine teams are certified once for the life of the team; this is not the field norm. The WSCJTC certifies tribal police officers; therefore these officers should be authorized canine team certification. Additional definitions are added to identify the various scenarios used in the field of canine training. Establishment of certification requirements for trailing [training] canine teams.
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.
October 16, 2013
Sonja Hirsch
Executive Assistant
and Rules Coordinator