WSR 18-08-078
[Filed April 4, 2018, 7:20 a.m.]
Original Notice.
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 17-15-087.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: New WAC 308-104-0140 Marking of all nonenhanced drivers' licenses or identicards.
Hearing Location(s): On May 8, 2018, Tuesday, at 2:30 - 5 p.m., at Lacey City Hall, [420] College Street S.E., Lacey, WA 98503; on May 9, 2018, Wednesday, at 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., at Kent Memorial Park, 525 Fourth Avenue North, Kent, WA 98032; on May 10, 2018, Thursday, at 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., at Spokane City Hall, 808 West Spokane Falls Boulevard, Spokane, WA 99201; and on May 11, 2018, Friday, at 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., at Southridge Sports and Event Complex, 2901 Southridge Boulevard #A, Kennwick [Kennewick], WA 99338.
Date of Intended Adoption: May 28, 2018.
Submit Written Comments to: Stephanie Sams, Department of Licensing, P.O. Box 9030, Olympia, WA 98507-9030, email, fax 360-664-0116, by May 14, 2018.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Stephanie Sams, phone 360-902-0131, fax 360-664-0116, email
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: This rule making is related to the marking of nonenhanced document issuances required by ESB 5008 enacted during the 2017 legislative session. It is in accordance with federal law that requires states meet federal REAL ID standards (6 C.F.R. Sec. 37.71).
Reasons Supporting Proposal: This rule is required due to legislation enacted during the 2017 legislative session. The amendment creates a new section in chapter 308-104 WAC, and allows Washington state to be compliant with federal and state law (6 C.F.R. Sec. 37.71).
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 46.20.192.
Statute Being Implemented: RCW 46.20.192.
Rule is necessary because of federal law, 6 C.F.R. Sec. 37.71.
Name of Proponent: Department of licensing, governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Stephanie Sams, Highway[s-]Licenses Building, Olympia, Washington, 360-902-0131; Implementation and Enforcement: Greg Mukai, Highway[s-]Licenses Building, Olympia, Washington, 360-902-3851.
A school district fiscal impact statement is not required under RCW 28A.305.135.
A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. This rule is explicitly and specifically dictated by statute and federal law.
This rule proposal, or portions of the proposal, is exempt from requirements of the Regulatory Fairness Act because the proposal:
Is exempt under RCW 19.85.061 because this rule making is being adopted solely to conform and/or comply with federal statute or regulations. Citation of the specific federal statute or regulation and description of the consequences to the state if the rule is not adopted: 6 C.F.R. Sec. 37.71.
Is exempt under RCW 19.85.025(3) as the rule content is explicitly and specifically dictated by statute.
April 4, 2018
Damon Monroe
Rules Coordinator
WAC 308-104-0140 Marking of all nonenhanced drivers' licenses or identicards.
Beginning July 1, 2018, except for enhanced drivers' licenses and identicards issued under RCW 46.20.202, the department shall mark all issuances made pursuant to chapter 46.20 RCW with the phrase "FEDERAL LIMITS APPLY."