34.05.320  <<  34.05.322 >>   34.05.325

RCW 34.05.322

Scope of rule-making authority.

For rules implementing statutes enacted after July 23, 1995, an agency may not rely solely on the section of law stating a statute's intent or purpose, or on the enabling provisions of the statute establishing the agency, or on any combination of such provisions, for its statutory authority to adopt the rule. An agency may use the statement of intent or purpose or the agency enabling provisions to interpret ambiguities in a statute's other provisions.
NOTES:
FindingsShort titleIntent1995 c 403: See note following RCW 34.05.328.
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