WSR 10-12-094

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING


[ Filed June 1, 2010, 2:10 p.m. ]

Original Notice.

Exempt from preproposal statement of inquiry under RCW 34.05.310(4).

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 308-124A-775.

Hearing Location(s): 2000 4th Avenue West, 2nd Floor Conference Room, Olympia, WA, on July 7, 2010, at 3:00 p.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: July 7, 2010, or after.

Submit Written Comments to: Jerry McDonald, 2000 4th Avenue West, Olympia, WA, e-mail jmcdonald@dol.wa.gov, fax (360) 570-7051, by June 18, 2010.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Sally Adams by June 18, 2010, TTY (360) 664-8885 or (360) 664-6526.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: To correct error in the firm/assumed name fee from $210.00 to $200.00 and correct the subsequent fingerprint processing fee.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: The current fee for the real estate research center is based upon individual licenses, not on firm licenses. To correct this, the fee for a firm licensee needs to be reduced by $10.00 to $200.00.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 18.85.041.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 18.85.451.

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

Name of Proponent: Real estate program, business and professions division, department of licensing, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Jerry McDonald, 2000 4th Avenue West, Olympia, WA, (360) 664-6525.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. Fee is set in statute for individual licensees for the real estate research account. This is to correct error and not charge business firms this fee.

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. Department of licensing is exempt from this statute.

June 1, 2010

Walt Fahrer

Rules Coordinator

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AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 10-06-078, filed 3/1/10, effective 7/1/10)

WAC 308-124A-775   Real estate fees.   These fees are applicable to all original licenses, examination services, and fee generating services issued or performed after July 1, 2010, and all renewals for existing licenses with expiration date after July 1, 2010. The fees for an original license and renewal include a ten dollar fee which is assessed for the real estate research center for the real estate broker and the real estate managing broker licenses. The following fees shall be charged by the department of licensing:


Title of Fee Fee
Real estate broker:
Application/examination $138.25
Reexamination 138.25
Original license 146.25
License renewal 146.25
Late renewal with penalty 172.75
Duplicate license 26.50
Certification 26.50
Name or address change, transfer or license activation 0.00
Real estate managing broker:
Application/examination $138.25
Reexamination 138.25
Original license 210.00
License renewal 210.00
Late renewal with penalty 236.50
Duplicate license 26.50
Certification 26.50
Name or address change, transfer or license activation 0.00
Real estate firm and assumed name license:
Original license $((210.00)) 200.00
License renewal ((210.00)) 200.00
Late renewal with penalty ((236.50)) 226.50
Name or address change 0.00
Duplicate license 26.50
Certification 26.50
Real estate branch:
Original license $189.50
License renewal 189.50
Late renewal with penalty 216.50
Certification 26.50
Duplicate license 26.50
Name or address change, transfer or license activation 0.00
Fingerprint processing $35.25
Subsequent fingerprint processing $30.00

Fingerprints rejected by the department, Washington state patrol or FBI will necessitate subsequent fingerprint processing fees.

Fingerprinting fee does not include the cost of obtaining prints. Applicants will be responsible for obtaining their fingerprints for their cards.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.85.040 and 18.85.041. 10-06-078, 308-124A-775, filed 3/1/10, effective 7/1/10.]

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