WSR 13-20-123
[Filed October 1, 2013, 3:50 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Business licensing service rules: Chapters 458-XX, 308-300 WAC, and WAC 458-20-10101.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 19.02.030, 19.02.075, and 19.80.045.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Chapter 298, Laws of 2011, transferred the administration of the master license service (MLS) program from the department of licensing to the department of revenue, effective July 1, 2011. See chapters 19.02, 19.80 RCW. Chapter 144, Laws of 2013, renamed the MLS program to business license (BLS) program.
Add a new rule chapter to replace former BLS rules under chapter 308-300 WAC and WAC 458-20-10101.
Repeal chapter 308-300 WAC.
Repeal WAC 458-20-10101 on BLS handling fees for new and renewal applications, which is now incorporated in the new chapter on BLS rules.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: Parties interested in this rule making may contact the individual listed below. The public may also participate by providing written comments throughout this rule making or giving oral testimony at the public meeting or public hearing.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. A preliminary draft of possible rule changes will be available via the department's online Rules Agenda.
Written comments may be submitted by mail and should be directed to Wan Chen at either of the following addresses: E-mail, or mailing address: ITA Division, P.O. Box 47453, Olympia, WA 98504-7453.
Written and oral comments will be accepted at the public meeting.
Public Meeting Location: Capital Plaza Building, 4th Floor Executive Conference Room, 1025 Union Avenue S.E., Olympia, WA, on November 6, 2013, at 10:00 a.m.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Mary Carol LaPalm, (360) 725-7499 or Renee Cosare, (360) 725-7514 no later than ten days before the meeting date. For hearing impaired please contact us via the Washington relay operator at (800) 833-6384.
October 1, 2013
Alan R. Lynn
Assistant Director