WSR 19-22-055
[Filed November 4, 2019, 1:41 p.m.]
Original Notice.
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 19-19-016.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: EmploymentConviction records: Review of refusal to alter record.
Hearing Location(s): On December 12, 2019, at 9:00 a.m., at 106 11th Avenue S.W., Room 1011, Olympia, WA 98504.
Date of Intended Adoption: December 13, 2019.
Submit Written Comments to: Kimberly Mathis, Agency Rules Coordinator, 106 11th Avenue S.W., Olympia, WA 98504, email, by December 10, 2019.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Kimberly Mathis, phone 360-596-4017, email, by December 10, 2019.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: To amend language in WAC 446-20-160 to specify that RCW 43.43.730; de novo hearing process applies to the Washington state patrol (WSP), allowing an individual to appear after a refusal by WSP to alter a record.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: Provide clarification regarding the hearing process.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapters 10.97 and 43.43 RCW.
Statute Being Implemented: RCW 43.43.730.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Kimberly Mathis, Olympia, Washington, 360-596-4017; Implementation and Enforcement: WSP, Olympia, Washington, 360-596-4017.
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 exempt pursuant to RCW 34.05.328 (5)(b)(v).
This rule proposal, or portions of the proposal, is exempt from requirements of the Regulatory Fairness Act because the proposal:
Is exempt under RCW 19.85.025(3) as the rule content is explicitly and specifically dictated by statute.
November 1, 2019
John R. Batiste
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 10-01-109, filed 12/17/09, effective 1/17/10)
WAC 446-20-160Review of refusal to alter record.
A person who is the subject of a criminal record and who disagrees with the refusal of the agency maintaining or submitting the record to correct, complete, or delete the record, may request a review of the refusal within twenty business days of the date of receipt of such refusal. The request for review must be in writing, and must be made by the completion of a form substantially equivalent to that set forth in WAC 446-20-410. If review is requested in the time allowed, the head of the agency whose record or submission has been challenged must complete the review within thirty days and make a final determination of the challenge. The head of the agency may extend the thirty-day period for an additional period not to exceed thirty business days. If the head of the agency determines that the challenge should not be allowed, he or she must state his or her reasons in a written decision, a copy of which must be provided to the subject of the record. Denial by the agency head will constitute a final decision under RCW ((34.04.130))34.05.570. Notwithstanding this section, RCW 43.43.730 governs an individual's request to the Washington state patrol identification and criminal history section to purge, modify, or supplement that individual's criminal history record information on file with the Washington state patrol identification and criminal history section.