DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING
[Filed April 30, 2019, 7:36 a.m.]
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 19-06-016.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: New WAC 308-500-010 Semiautomatic assault rifle fee.
Hearing Location(s): On Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at 1:30 p.m., in the Columbia Room, Washington State Capitol Building, 416 Sid Snyder Avenue S.W., Olympia, WA 98504. For information about capitol campus including parking please visit www.des.wa.gov.
Date of Intended Adoption: June 5, 2019.
Submit Written Comments to: Jennifer Richards, P.O. Box 9649, Olympia, WA 98507-9649, email Firearms@dol.wa.gov (reference Initiative 1639 (I-1639) fee), please reference "I-1639" in the subject line, by June 4, 2019.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Jennifer Richards, phone 360-664-6611, email Firearms@dol.wa.gov, please reference "I-1639 Hearing" in the subject line.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: With the passage of I-1639, the department of licensing is proposing rule making related to a fee the agency may require firearms dealers to collect from each semiautomatic assault rifle purchaser or transferee.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: I-1639 authorizes the department to require firearms dealers to collect this fee.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 9.41.090
Statute Being Implemented: RCW 9.41.090
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: Jennifer Richards, P.O. Box 9649, Olympia, WA 98507-9649, 360-664-6611.
A school district fiscal impact statement is not required under RCW 28A.305.135
A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328
. This rule making is exempt under RCW 34.05.328
(5)(b)(v) because it is explicitly and specifically dictated by statute.
This rule proposal, or portions of the proposal, is exempt from requirements of the Regulatory Fairness Act because the proposal:
Is exempt under RCW 19.85.025
(3) as the rule content is explicitly and specifically dictated by statute.
April 30, 2019
Agency Rules Coordinator
Chapter 308-500 WAC
WAC 308-500-010Semiautomatic assault rifle fee.
(1) Dealers shall charge each semiautomatic assault rifle purchaser or transferee an eighteen dollar fee per semiautomatic assault rifle purchase or transfer of ownership. The fee must be collected by dealers and remitted to the department of licensing.
(2) For purposes of this section:
(a) "Dealer" has the same meaning as provided in RCW 9.41.010
(b) "Semiautomatic assault rifle" has the same meaning as provided in RCW 9.41.010