PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING
[Filed February 26, 2019, 10:23 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: With the passage of Initiative 1639, the department of licensing (DOL) is proposing rule making related to a fee the agency may require firearms dealers to collect from each semiautomatic assault rifle purchaser or transferee.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 9.41.090
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: With the passage of I-1639, DOL is to maintain pistol and semiautomatic assault rifles purchase/transfer records. The initiative allows DOL to require firearms dealers to collect an administrative fee on semiautomatic assault rifle purchases and transfers.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Washington state patrol, local law enforcement agencies, health care authority, other mental health institutions and health care facilities.
Process for Developing New Rule: Internal review and stakeholder input.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Jennifer Richards, P.O. Box 9649, Olympia, WA 98507-9649, phone 360-664-6611, email Firearms@dol.wa.gov, web site www.dol.wa.gov; or the Firearms Program, P.O. Box 9649, Olympia, WA 98507, phone 360-664-6611, email Firearms@dol.wa.gov, web site www.dol.wa.gov.
February 26, 2019