WSR 05-21-108

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Filed October 18, 2005, 4:45 p.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 05-14-060.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Automated license system transaction fee.

Hearing Location(s): Natural Resources Building, 1111 Washington Street, Olympia, WA, on December 2-3, 2005, begins at 8:00 a.m. December 2, 2005.

Date of Intended Adoption: December 2, 2005.

Submit Written Comments to: Evan Jacoby, Rules Coordinator, 600 Capitol Way, Olympia, WA 98501-1091, e-mail jacobesj@dfw.wa.gov, fax (360) 902-2155, by November 23, 2005.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Susan Yeager by November 18, 2005, TTY (360) 902-2207 or (360) 902-2267.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Continues the transaction fee at the current rate. The department is implementing a call center for telephonic license issuance and license dealer support, and will monitor the costs for one year. The department will review the transaction fee amount, and may propose a different fee beginning in July, 2007.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: Funds automated licensing system.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.047.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 77.32.050.

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

Name of Proponent: Department of Fish and Wildlife, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Evan Jacoby, 1111 Washington Street, Olympia, (360) 902-2930; Implementation: Ron McQueen, 1111 Washington Street, Olympia, (360) 902-2204; and Enforcement: Bruce Bjork, 1111 Washington Street, Olympia, (360) 902-2373.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. This rule affects the cost of a license paid by a recreational fisher or hunter, and has no affect on the small business license vendor. Additionally, there is no change in the rate paid, and thus no effect on the license purchaser.

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. These rule proposals do not affect hydraulics.

October 18, 2005

Evan Jacoby

Rules Coordinator

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AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 03-311, filed 12/16/03, effective 1/16/04)

WAC 220-55-180   Point-of-sale transaction fee.   The point-of-sale transaction fee shall be used to operate an automated recreational licensing system. This fee shall be applied to all automated licensing system purchases of recreational documents. The transaction fee shall be ten percent of the value of the document transaction, excluding any applicable dealer fees except ((that for the period July 1, 2000,)) through June 30, ((2006)) 2007, the transaction fee shall be nine and one-half percent of the value of the document transaction, excluding any applicable dealer fee.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047 and 2003 c 389. 04-01-095 (Order 03-311), 220-55-180, filed 12/16/03, effective 1/16/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.32.050. 00-11-176 (Order 00-81), 220-55-180, filed 5/24/00, effective 6/24/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040 and 77.32.050. 00-02-049 (Order 99-234), 220-55-180, filed 12/30/99, effective 1/30/00.]

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