PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING
[Filed January 7, 2020, 7:39 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 308-125 WAC, Real estate appraisers.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.140.030
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Reasons why rules on this subject may be needed and what they might accomplish: Rule changes are necessary to update the WAC to incorporate changes required by ESSB 5480 to establish an inactive status, establish rules for inactive status, and establish rules for reactivation process for real estate appraisers. ESSB 5480 is effective September 1, 2020, and was passed by the 2019 legislature which requires the ability for an appraiser license to go inactive and the department of licensing to establish rules to clarify inactive status and reactivation processes.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: Department staff will converse with interested stakeholders on proposed amendments. Stakeholders will have the opportunity to discuss at public meetings, provide written comments and can provide testimony at the public meeting.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Dee Sharp, Department of Licensing, Business and Professions Division, Real Estate Appraiser Program, P.O. Box 9021, Olympia, WA 98507-9021, phone 360-664-6504, fax 360-586-0998, TTY 711, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.dol.wa.gov.
January 7, 2020