WSR 15-19-138
[Insurance Commissioner Matter No. R 2015-13—Filed September 22, 2015, 9:49 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Making minimal clarifications in the Washington Administrative Code to clearly include the envisioned rider or endorsement allowed under ESSB 5550, section 2 (2)(a) for "private passenger automobile coverage."
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 48.020.060 [48.02.060].
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: In the 2015 legislative session, chapter 236, Laws of 2015 was enacted. The proposed rules will consider adding one new clarifying definition of the term "private passenger automobile" in the WAC chapter that parallels the final RCW placement of this legislation; and whether the definition of this same term in WAC sections such as WAC 284-30-500(4) should be revised in order to align with this newly clarified definition.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: Submit written comments by November 6, 2015, to Jim Keogh, P.O. Box 40258, Olympia, WA 98504-0258,, fax (360) 586-3109.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Jim Keogh, P.O. Box 40258, Olympia, WA 98504-0258,, fax (360) 586-3109.
September 22, 2015
Mike Kreidler
Insurance Commissioner