WSR 99-07-050

PERMANENT RULES

WASHINGTON STATE PATROL


[ Filed March 15, 1999, 3:19 p.m. ]

Date of Adoption: February 23, 1999.

Purpose: To amend WAC 446-20-600 Fees, to allow the state patrol to accept credit card payments for electronic background check requests and add taking inked fingerprints as a service the state patrol will provide for a nonrefundable fee of ten dollars.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 446-20-600.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 43.43.742 through 43.43.845 and chapter 10.97 RCW.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 99-03-081 on January 20, 1999.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0. Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

March 10, 1999

Annette M. Sandberg

Chief

OTS-2517.2


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 96-18-017, filed 8/26/96, effective 9/26/96)

WAC 446-20-600
Fees.

(1) A nonrefundable fee of ten dollars shall accompany each request for conviction records submitted for a name and date of birth background check or a twenty-five dollar fee if the request is submitted by fingerprint card at the state level pursuant to RCW 43.43.830 through 43.43.845, and chapter 10.97 RCW unless through prior arrangement, an account is authorized and established.

(2) A nonrefundable FBI fee of twenty-four dollars shall be charged for fingerprint cards submitted for federal searches.  It shall be the responsibility of the Washington state patrol to collect all fees due and forward fingerprint cards and fees to the FBI.

(3) A nonrefundable fee of ten dollars shall be charged for taking inked fingerprint impressions by the Washington state patrol. Fees are to be deposited in the Washington state patrol fingerprint identification account.

(4) All fees are to be made payable to the Washington state patrol and are to be remitted by cashier's check, money order or check written on a business account.  Credit cards may be used only for payment of electronic requests. The Washington state patrol identification and criminal history section shall adjust the fee schedule as may be practicable to ensure that direct and indirect costs associated with the provisions of these chapters are recovered.

(((4))) (5) Pursuant to the provisions of RCW 43.43.838 and chapter 28A.410 RCW, no fees will be charged to a nonprofit organization, or volunteers in school districts and educational service districts for background checks.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.43.830 - [43.43.]845, chapters 10.97, 28A.400 and 74.15 RCW.  96-18-017, 446-20-600, filed 8/26/96, effective 9/26/96.]

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