WSR 13-11-064

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING


[ Filed May 15, 2013, 3:08 p.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 13-08-056.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 308-12-205 Architect fees.

Hearing Location(s): Department of Licensing (DOL), 405 Black Lake Boulevard, Conference Room 2209, Olympia, WA 98502, on June 25, 2013, at 8:00 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: July 26, 2013.

Submit Written Comments to: Jerimiah Wedding, P.O. Box 9045, Olympia, WA 98507, e-mail architects@dol.wa.gov, fax (360) 570-7098, by June 25, 2013.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Autumn Dryden by June 24, 2013, TTY (360) 664-0116 or (360) 664-6597.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The proposed rule change will extend a fee suspension in an effort to maintain a balanced budget for the architect licensing program. The current temporary suspension expires on July 1, 2013.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: This program is required to be self supporting and operates out of a dedicated fund. Revenue currently being generated to cover the cost of the program is sufficient with the fee suspension in place. This trend is expected to continue over the next couple of years. The suspended fees would have a positive impact on new applicants and existing licensees. This proposed rule amendment is supported by industry and meets exemption criteria outline[d] in Executive Order 10-06.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 18.220.040.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 43.24.086.

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

Name of Proponent: DOL, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Jerimiah Wedding, Olympia, (360) 664-6652; Implementation and Enforcement: Lorin Doyle, Olympia, (360) 664-1386.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. The suspension of these fees benefit architect licensees, and does not impose additional fees or penalties.

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. DOL is not one of the named agencies to which this rule applies. Agencies that are not named can apply this rule to themselves voluntarily. DOL has chosen not to do this.

May 15, 2013

Damon Monroe

Rules Coordinator

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AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 11-11-019, filed 5/9/11, effective 7/1/11)

WAC 308-12-205   Architect fees.   (1) Suspension of fees. Effective July 1, ((2011)) 2013, the listed fees shown in subsection (2) of this section are suspended and replaced with the following:


Title of Fee Fee
Individuals:
Examination application $50.00
Reciprocity application 250.00
Initial licensure 75.00
License renewal (2 years) 75.00
Late renewal penalty 25.00
Duplicate license 15.00
Business entities:
Certificate of authorization 100.00
Certificate of authorization renewal 50.00

The fees set forth in this section shall revert back to the fee amounts shown in subsection (2) of this section on July 1, ((2013)) 2015.

(2) The following fees shall be charged by the business and professions division of the department of licensing:

Title of Fee Fee
Examination application $100.00
Reciprocity application 390.00
Initial licensure 99.00
License renewal (2 years) 99.00
Late renewal penalty 33.00
Duplicate license 15.00
Business entities:
Certificate of authorization 278.00
Certificate of authorization renewal 139.00

[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.08.340 and 43.24.086. 11-11-019, amended and recodified as 308-12-205, filed 5/9/11, effective 7/1/11. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.08.430 (1) and (2), 43.24.086 and 43.24.140. 99-08-062, 308-12-326, filed 4/2/99, effective 5/3/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.24.086. 98-12-064, 308-12-326, filed 6/1/98, effective 7/2/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.24.086. 97-13-095, 308-12-326, filed 6/18/97, effective 7/19/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.03.350. 97-06-064, 308-12-326, filed 2/27/97, effective 3/30/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.08.340 and 18.08.370. 91-13-055, 308-12-326, filed 6/14/91, effective 7/15/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.24.086. 90-03-032, 308-12-326, filed 1/12/90, effective 2/12/90; 87-10-028 (Order PM 650), 308-12-326, filed 5/1/87.]