WSR 04-07-031

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING


[ Filed March 9, 2004, 11:07 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 03-20-064.

Title of Rule: WAC 308-18-150 Private security guard company, private security guard unarmed and armed licensing fees.

Purpose: As a self-supporting program under RCW 43.240.086, the security guard program adjusts fees to be in alignment with expenses. Based on projected revenue and expenditures, the program is decreasing fees.

Other Identifying Information: The new proposed fees will be effective beginning July 1, 2004.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 18.170 RCW.

Statute Being Implemented: Not applicable.

Summary: The proposed amendments will lower some private security guard licensing fees.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: In order to be in compliance with RCW 43.24.086 and operate within the state's budget.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting and Implementation: Mary Haglund, Olympia, (360) 664-6624; and Enforcement: Pat Brown, Olympia, (360) 664-6624.

Name of Proponent: Department of Licensing, governmental.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: The private security guard program is in the general fund and is subject to across-the-board GF reductions during times of budget shortfalls. The state operates with a balanced budget every year and cannot spend more money than is coming in. Currently, the state's spending surpassed its revenue and GF programs are required to reduce spending to keep the budget balanced. When the program reduces spending, it also must reduce fees to stay in compliance with the statutory requirement to be self-supporting.

Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: See below.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. The rule does not have an economic impact to the licenses or stakeholders.

RCW 34.05.328 does not apply to this rule adoption. Because the Department of Licensing (DOL) is not one of the named agencies to which this rule applies. Agencies that are not named can apply this rule to themselves voluntarily. DOL has chosen not to do this.

Hearing Location: Department of Licensing, 405 Black Lake Boulevard, Building #2, Room #209, Olympia, WA 98507, on April 28, 2004, at 1:00 p.m.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Mary Haglund by April 27, 2004, TDD (360) 664-8885.

Submit Written Comments to: Mary Haglund, Department of Licensing, Public Protection Unit, P.O. Box 9649, Olympia, WA 98507-9649, (360) 664-6624, fax (360) 570-7888.

Date of Intended Adoption: May 26, 2004.

March 3, 2004

Mykel D. Gable

Assistant Director

OTS-7013.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 02-07-068, filed 3/18/02, effective 7/1/02)

WAC 308-18-150   Private security guard company, private security guard, and armed private security guard fees.   ((The following fees for a one-year period shall be charged by professional licensing services of the department of licensing:)) Licenses issued to private security guard companies and private security guards expire one year from the date of issuance and must be renewed each year. The fees are as follows:

Title of Fee Fee
Private security guard company/principal:
Application/includes first examination $250.00
Reexamination 25.00
License renewal 250.00
Late renewal with penalty 350.00
Change of principal/includes first examination 65.00
Principal armed endorsement 30.00
((Certification 25.00))
Private security guard:
Original license ((65.00)) 53.00
Armed endorsement 30.00
Transfer fee ((30.00)) 20.00
((Certified trainer examination/reexamination 25.00
Certified trainer renewal 15.00))
License renewal ((45.00)) 40.00
Late renewal with penalty ((65.00)) 45.00
Certified trainer endorsement examination/reexamination 25.00
Certified trainer endorsement renewal 15.00
((Certification 25.00
Armed private security guard:
Original license 30.00
Transfer fee 30.00
Certified trainer examination/reexamination 25.00
Certified trainer renewal 15.00
License renewal 60.00
Late renewal with penalty 75.00
Certification 25.00
Change of principal:
Unarmed principal 65.00
Armed principal 30.00))
Duplicate license 10.00

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.24.086 and chapter 18.170 RCW. 02-07-068, 308-18-150, filed 3/18/02, effective 7/1/02. Statutory Authority: Chapter 18.170 RCW. 98-24-045, 308-18-150, filed 11/25/98, effective 1/1/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.170.180(1), 43.24.086 and 34.05.482. 97-17-050, 308-18-150, filed 8/15/97, effective 9/15/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.170 [18.170.180](1). 93-11-025, 308-18-150, filed 5/7/93, effective 7/1/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.170.180. 91-22-112, 308-18-150, filed 11/6/91, effective 12/7/91.]

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