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Additional powers and duties.

In addition to its other powers granted under this chapter, the commission has authority and power to:
(1) Adopt, amend, or repeal rules as necessary to carry out this chapter;
(2) Issue subpoenas and administer oaths in connection with investigations, hearings, or other proceedings held under this chapter;
(3) Take or cause to be taken depositions and other discovery procedures as needed in investigations, hearings, and other proceedings held under this chapter;
(4) Appoint members of a hearings board as provided under RCW 43.101.380;
(5) Enter into contracts for professional services determined by the commission to be necessary for adequate enforcement of this chapter;
(6) Grant, deny, or revoke certification of peace officers under the provisions of this chapter;
(7) Designate individuals authorized to sign subpoenas and statements of charges under the provisions of this chapter;
(8) Employ such investigative, administrative, and clerical staff as necessary for the enforcement of this chapter; and
(9) To grant, deny, or revoke certification of tribal police officers whose tribal governments have agreed to participate in the tribal police officer certification process.

NOTES:

Effective date2006 c 22: "This act takes effect January 1, 2007." [ 2006 c 22 § 4.]
Severability2006 c 22: "If any provision of this act or its application to any person or circumstance is held invalid, the remainder of the act or the application of the provision to other persons or circumstances is not affected." [ 2006 c 22 § 5.]
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