WSR 10-01-124

EXPEDITED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING


[ Filed December 18, 2009, 12:00 p.m. ]

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 308-300-160 Total fee payable -- Handling of fees.

NOTICE

THIS RULE IS BEING PROPOSED UNDER AN EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS THAT WILL ELIMINATE THE NEED FOR THE AGENCY TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS, PREPARE A SMALL BUSINESS ECONOMIC IMPACT STATEMENT, OR PROVIDE RESPONSES TO THE CRITERIA FOR A SIGNIFICANT LEGISLATIVE RULE. IF YOU OBJECT TO THIS USE OF THE EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS, YOU MUST EXPRESS YOUR OBJECTIONS IN WRITING AND THEY MUST BE SENT TO Walt Fahrer, Department of Licensing, P.O. Box 9020, Olympia, WA 98507-9020 , AND RECEIVED BY February 23, 2010.


Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: To add credit and debit card as payment options when submitting a master business application on-line or in person. To align rule with current business practices.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: This is part of an agency-wide customer service initiative.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 19.02.030(3).

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 19.02.070, 19.02.075.

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

Name of Proponent: Department of licensing, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Nancy Skewis, DO1, Olympia, Washington, (360) 664-1446.

December 18, 2009

Walt Fahrer

Rules Coordinator

OTS-2793.2


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 476-DOL, filed 12/30/77)

WAC 308-300-160   Total fee payable -- Handling of fees.   (1) The ((total)) fee payable ((shall)) will be the total amount of all individual license fees, late filing fees, other penalty fees, ((and the industrial insurance premium deposit on original application, if applicable. Payment shall be by check or money order, payable to the department of licensing at the time of application)) and handling fees, and may include additional fees charged to cover credit or debit card processing.

(2) ((The total fee payments in subsection (1) will be deposited within one working day of receipt by the department into an undistributed receipts account. The amount of the total fee payment attributable to the assigned initial risk classification and resulting industrial insurance premium deposit will be transferred to the account of the department of labor and industries. An itemization of the amounts received from each applicant and pertinent application information will be transmitted to the department of labor and industries.

(3))) The department will distribute the fees received for individual licenses issued or renewed ((at least once a month)) to the appropriate agencies on an established schedule. ((Liquor license fees and fees received for other licenses for which the appropriate agency has withheld notification of approval or denial will be held in the undistributed receipts account of the department until those licenses are issued or denied.

(4))) (3) The master license will not be issued until the full amount of the total fee payable is collected. When the fee payment received is less than the total fee payable, the department will bill the applicant for the balance.

(((5))) (4) When an individual license is denied or when an applicant withdraws an application, a refund ((shall)) of any refundable portion of the total payment will be made ((if authorized by the appropriate agency)) as appropriate.

[Order 476-DOL, 308-300-160, filed 12/30/77.]

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