WSR 14-10-052
(Student Transportation)
[Filed May 1, 2014, 11:38 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 392-145 WAC, TransportationOperation rules.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 46.61.380.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The 2014 session of the Washington state legislature passed HB 2137 which included changes concerning required stops by school buses at all railroad crossings. The effective date of those changes to RCW 46.61.350 is June 12, 2014. Current language in WAC 392-145-070 provides an exemption for stopping at railroad crossings based on local school board decisions. That exemption was eliminated and failure to stop at those crossings would result in a disqualification of the school bus driver's commercial driver license and resulting revocation of their school bus driver authorization. The proposed change will remove the language providing for the school board exemption process.
Process for Developing New Rule: Agency study.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Allan J. Jones, Director, Student Transportation, P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, WA 98504-7200, (360) 725-6121, or
May 1, 2014
Randy Dorn
State Superintendent
of Public Instruction