WSR 04-09-096

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING


[ Filed April 20, 2004, 4:23 p.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 03-14-047.

Title of Rule: Chapter 308-129 WAC, Sellers of travel, amending WAC 308-129-110 Seller of travel registration fees.

Purpose: The department has reviewed the rule noted and recommends amending with new reduced fee levels which will still allow for a sufficient level of revenue to defray the costs of administering the program.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 19.138.170, 43.24.023, 43.24.086.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 64.36.081.

Summary: Amend WAC 308-129-110 for a reduction in licensing and renewal fees.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: Amending the rule with a fee decrease will still ensure that there is a sufficient level of revenue to defray program administration costs as required under RCW 43.24.086.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Randy Renfrow, 405 Black Lake Boulevard, Building 2, Olympia, WA 98502, (360) 664-6632.

Name of Proponent: Department of Licensing, governmental.

Agency Comments or Recommendations, if any, as to Statutory Language, Implementation, Enforcement, and Fiscal Matters: Fees to become effective on July 1, 2004.

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

Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: Amends one rule reducing fees. New reduced fees will still allow the department sufficient revenue in order to maintain the costs associated with the administration of the program.

Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: Amended rule will allow for a reduction in revenue collection used to offset program administration fees required according to RCW 43.24.086.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. RCW 43.24.086 requires that regulatory programs raise sufficient revenue to be self-supporting. The current level of revenue collection warrants a reduction in fees and still maintains the level of revenue required to administratively operate the program.

RCW 34.05.328 does not apply to this rule adoption.

Hearing Location: Department of Licensing, Business and Professions Division, 405 Black Lake Boulevard, Building 2, Conference Room 209, Olympia, WA 98502, on May 25, 2004, at 10:30 a.m.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Jim Hood by May 24, 2004, TDD (360) 664-8885 or (360) 664-6634.

Submit Written Comments to: Randy Renfrow, Seller of Travel Section, P.O. Box 9026, Olympia, WA 98507-9026, fax (360) 570-4956, e-mail plssunit@dol.wa.gov, by May 24, 2004.

Date of Intended Adoption: May 26, 2004.

April 19, 2004

Mykel D. Gable

Assistant Director

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AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 00-01-128, filed 12/20/99, effective 1/20/00)

WAC 308-129-110   Seller of travel registration fees.   The following fees shall be charged by the business and professions division of the department of licensing:

Title of Fee Fee
Original registration fee $((234.00)) 199.00
Registration renewal ((234.00)) 199.00
Service of process fee 20.00

Branch offices are subject to a duplicate registration fee. The duplicate registration fee for each branch office shall be an amount equal to the original registration fee.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 19.138.170(1). 00-01-128, 308-129-110, filed 12/20/99, effective 1/20/00. Statutory Authority: Chapter 19.138 RCW. 96-14-092, 308-129-110, filed 7/2/96, effective 8/2/96.]

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