Purpose: The commission established a $15 nonsufficient fund check processing charge twenty-four years ago. Due to increasing costs of doing business, staff propose increasing the processing charge from $15 to $30. This is the average charged by retailers and banks in the Thurston County area.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 230-04-270.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 9.46.070.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 05-07-117 on March 21, 2005, with a published date of April 6, 2005.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: May 17, 2005.
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 203, filed 1/18/90, effective 2/18/90)
WAC 230-04-270 Bad checks submitted as payment of fees. The payment of a license fee by a check, which for any reason is not promptly paid by the drawee bank, shall be grounds for immediate administrative closure of a new application, voiding of a temporary license, or revocation of a continuing license. If an application or license is administratively closed, voided or revoked under this section, a new application must be submitted with fees payable only by certified check, money order, or cash. Upon notification that a check is not negotiable or when a check must be resubmitted for payment for any reason, the commission shall:
(1) Add a processing ((
fee of fifteen)) charge of thirty
dollars to the required license fee; and
(2) Notify the applicant by phone or in writing that payment in full, by certified check, money order, or cash, must be remitted within five days of the notification date. If the proper fee is not received within five days, the commission will proceed with appropriate administrative action.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 34.05 RCW. 90-03-064 (Order 203), § 230-04-270, filed 1/18/90, effective 2/18/90; Order 5, § 230-04-270, filed 12/19/73.]