WSR 07-10-046

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

[ Filed April 26, 2007, 11:44 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Regulating check cashers, check sellers, and small loan lenders licensed under chapter 31.45 RCW.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 43.320.040, 31.45.030, 31.45.050, 31.45.200.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Existing rules must be amended and new sections added to implement chapter 31.45 RCW as amended by chapter 81, Laws of 2007 (SB 5199), and to incorporate changes consistent with new federal laws.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The Treasury Department of the United States. Department staff is determining check casher and seller duties under federal law, and to ensure there are no conflicts between federal responsibilities and the contemplated rules.

Process for Developing New Rule: The division will seek input from stakeholders concerning these proposed rules. The division may also discuss any proposed rules with other interested parties or regulatory agencies.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Jeannette Terry, Division of Consumer Services, P.O. Box 41200, Olympia, WA 98504-1200, (360) 902-8786, jterry@dfi.wa.gov.

April 24, 2007

Deborah Bortner, Director

Division of Consumer Services

Washington State Code Reviser's Office