FISH AND WILDLIFE
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
Purpose: The purpose of this rule change is to minimize confusion and avoid possible mistakes by license vendors. Prior to this rule change, subsection (4) authorized an individual who has a Washington hunting license from a preceding year to show the license and purchase a subsequent license even if the initial license was not issued in compliance with the hunter education training requirements. This proposal will allow individuals to purchase a Washington hunting license only if they have a hunter education certificate or are identified as previous Washington hunters in the current license data system.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 232-12-227.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.047.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 09-03-111 on January 21, 2009.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: June 5, 2009.
Miranda Wecker, Chair
Fish and Wildlife Commission
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 97-22-003, filed 10/23/97, effective 11/23/97)
WAC 232-12-227 Hunter education training program requirements. (1) The director may designate a state coordinator for the purpose of administering the hunter education program. The state coordinator shall be responsible for the certification of volunteer instructors and the development of instructional materials, training aids, operating policies and procedures necessary to comply with the provisions of this section and RCW 77.32.155.
(2) It is unlawful for any person born after January 1, 1972, to obtain an initial hunting license in the state of Washington without having completed a department-approved course involving at least ten hours of instruction in conservation, safety and sportsmanship.
(3) Upon satisfactory completion of these requirements, each student shall be issued a certificate of accreditation signed by an authorized instructor or the state coordinator.
(4) It is unlawful for a license dealer to issue a
hunting license for a person born after January 1, 1972,
unless a hunter education certificate ((
or a Washington
hunting license for a preceding year issued to said person))
is presented at the time of purchase. This subsection does
not apply to individuals listed in the department's licensing
data base system with a valid hunter education certificate
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040 and 77.32.155. 97-22-003, § 232-12-227, filed 10/23/97, effective 11/23/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. 95-02-070 (Order 94-146), § 232-12-227, filed 1/4/95, effective 1/4/95. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.32.050 and 77.32.070. 90-19-087 (Order 458), § 232-12-227, filed 9/18/90, effective 10/19/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.32.155. 85-16-004 (Order 260), § 232-12-227, filed 7/25/85. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. 81-12-029 (Order 165), § 232-12-227, filed 6/1/81. Formerly WAC 232-12-500.]