SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL 1496







                        52nd Legislature

                      1991 Regular Session



Passed by the House March 12, 1991

  Yeas 98   Nays 0




Speaker of the

       House of Representatives


Passed by the Senate April 10, 1991

  Yeas 40   Nays 0




President of the Senate












Governor of the State of Washington



I, Alan Thompson, Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives of the State of Washington, do hereby certify that the attached is SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL 1496 as passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate on the dates hereon set forth.




                                      Chief Clerk











                        Secretary of State   

                       State of Washington  




                            SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL 1496



                     Passed Legislature - 1991 Regular Session



State of Washington              52nd Legislature             1991 Regular Session


By House Committee on Revenue (originally sponsored by Representatives O'Brien, Holland, Morris, Brumsickle, Leonard and Vance).


Read first time February 28, 1991.  Changing the disposition of professional license fees.

     AN ACT Relating to the license fees of real estate brokers, real estate salespersons, and professional engineers; amending RCW 18.85.220 and 18.43.150; and providing an effective date.




     Sec. 1.  RCW 18.85.220 and 1987 c 332 s 8 are each amended to read as follows:

     All fees required under this chapter shall be set by the director in accordance with RCW 43.24.086 and shall be paid to the state treasurer.  ((The sum of five dollars from each license fee and each renewal fee received from a broker, associate broker, or salesperson, shall be placed in the general fund. The balance of such fees and all other)) All fees paid under the provisions of this chapter shall be placed in the real estate commission account in the state treasury. All money derived from fines imposed under this chapter shall also be deposited in the real estate commission account, shall be used solely for education for the benefit of licensees and shall be subject to appropriation pursuant to chapter 43.88 RCW.


     Sec. 2.  RCW 18.43.150 and 1985 c 57 s 5 are each amended to read as follows:

     All fees collected under the provisions of RCW 18.43.050, 18.43.060, 18.43.080, 18.43.100, and 18.43.130 and fines collected under RCW 18.43.110 shall be ((divided and twenty percent paid into the state general fund and eighty percent)) paid into the professional engineers' account, which account is hereby established in the state treasury to be used to carry out the purposes and provisions of RCW 18.43.050, 18.43.060, 18.43.080, 18.43.100, 18.43.110, 18.43.120, 18.43.130, 18.43.140 and all other duties required for operation and enforcement of this chapter.  ((All earnings of investments of balances in the professional engineers' account shall be credited to the general fund.))


     NEW SECTION.  Sec. 3.  This act shall take effect July 1, 1993.