PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Business license service handling fees.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 19.02.020 and 19.02.075, as amended by 2011 SHB 2017.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: To ensure continuation of the business license service handling fees after expiration of emergency rule WAC 308-300-160. It is intended that the permanent rule will be identical to the emergency rule currently in effect.
This subject was formerly regulated by the department of licensing. WAC 308-300-160 will be recodified under chapter 458-20 WAC.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: Agency study; parties interested in this rule making may contact the individual listed below. The public may also participate by providing written comments throughout this rule making or giving oral testimony at the public meeting or public hearing.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. A preliminary draft of possible rule changes is available via the department's on-line Rules Agenda.
Written comments may be submitted by mail and should be directed to Marilou Rickert at e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or mailing address: Marilou Rickert, ITA Division, P.O. Box 47453, Olympia, WA 98504-7453.
Written and oral comments will be accepted at the public meeting.
Public Meeting Location: Capital Plaza Building, Fourth Floor Executive Conference Room, 1025 Union Avenue S.E., Olympia, WA, on Thursday, October 13, 2011, at 1:30 p.m.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Mary Carol LaPalm, (360) 725-7499 or Renee Cosare, (360) 725-7514, no later than ten days before the meeting date. For hearing impaired please contact us via the Washington relay operator at (800) 833-6384.
August 30, 2011
Alan R. Lynn