WSR 05-03-041

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING


[ Filed January 11, 2005, 12:22 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Suspension of real estate licensee address change fees and transfer license fees.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.85.040(1), 18.85.200.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The real estate program proposes suspending the current collection of change of address and transfer fees from real estate licensees, addressed under WAC 308-124A-460. Any such fee reduction would have to be accomplished by rule amendment.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: Negotiated rule making; and agency study.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Jana L. Jones, Real Estate Program, Department of Licensing, P.O. Box 9015, Olympia, WA 98507-9015.

January 11, 2005

Jana L. Jones, Administrator

Real Estate and Appraiser

Regulatory Programs

Washington State Code Reviser's Office