WSR 08-07-102

PERMANENT RULES

OFFICE OF

INSURANCE COMMISSIONER

[ Insurance Commissioner Matter No. R 2007-16 -- Filed March 19, 2008, 10:46 a.m. , effective April 19, 2008 ]


Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

Purpose: These permanent rules eliminate the continuing education requirement for agents and solicitors licensed to sell "vehicle insurance" by amending WAC 284-17-220 to delete the second paragraph and add "vehicle insurance" to the list of exemptions to the continuing education requirements in WAC 284-17-222.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 284-17-220 and 284-17-222.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 48.02.060 and 48.17.150.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 08-01-075 on December 17, 2007.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 2, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 2, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: March 19, 2008.

Mike Kreidler

Insurance Commissioner

OTS-1247.2


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Matter No. R 2006-07, filed 11/16/06, effective 12/17/06)

WAC 284-17-220   Who is required to meet continuing education (CE) requirements?   All individual resident agents, brokers and solicitors licensed to sell life, disability, property and casualty lines of insurance must meet the continuing education requirement.

((Individual agents and solicitors licensed to sell vehicle insurance must meet the continuing education requirement beginning with January 1, 2008, renewals.))

[Statutory Authority: RCW 48.02.060 and 48.17.150. 06-23-105 (Matter No. R 2006-07), 284-17-220, filed 11/16/06, effective 12/17/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 48.02.060, 48.17.150, 48.17.563, 48.85.040. 05-07-091 (Matter No. R 2004-04), 284-17-220, filed 3/17/05, effective 4/17/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 48.02.060 and 48.17.150. 98-11-090 (Matter No. R 98-9), 284-17-220, filed 5/20/98, effective 6/20/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 48.02.060, 48.17.150 and 48.85.030. 97-19-007, 284-17-220, filed 9/4/97, effective 10/5/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 48.02.060, 48.17.150, 48.20.450, 48.85.030 and 48.85.040. 96-17-029 (Matter No. R 95-16), 284-17-220, filed 8/13/96, effective 9/13/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 48.01.030, 48.02.060(3), 48.14.010, 48.17.150(2), 48.17.160 (1)(5) and 48.17.500(3). 94-14-033 (Order R 94-14), 284-17-220, filed 6/28/94, effective 7/29/94. Statutory Authority: RCW 48.02.060. 89-19-037 (Order R 89-10), 284-17-220, filed 9/15/89, effective 10/16/89. Statutory Authority: RCW 48.02.060 and 48.17.150. 81-18-049 (Order R 81-5), 284-17-220, filed 8/31/81. Statutory Authority: RCW 48.17.150 as amended by 1979 ex.s. c 269 7,10. 80-04-042 (Order R 80-3), 284-17-220, filed 3/20/80.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Matter No. R 2004-04, filed 3/17/05, effective 4/17/05)

WAC 284-17-222   Who is exempt from the continuing education requirements?   All individual resident agents licensed under chapter 48.17 RCW to sell credit life and disability, credit casualty, travel, ((and)) surety lines of insurance, and vehicle insurance are exempt from the continuing education requirement. Resident adjusters are exempt from the continuing education requirement.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 48.02.060, 48.17.150, 48.17.563, 48.85.040. 05-07-091 (Matter No. R 2004-04), 284-17-222, filed 3/17/05, effective 4/17/05.]

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