WSR 97-03-022

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING

(Business and Professions Division)

[Filed January 7, 1997, 11:53 a.m.]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 96-22-110.

Title of Rule: WAC 308-13-160 Renewal of licenses and new WAC 308-13-045 How and when do I receive my license?

Purpose: (1) To make the instructions current and remove outdated information. (2) To delete obsolete information concerning initial license and activating an inactive license. (3) To clarify the instructions for obtaining an initial license and activating an inactive license.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 43.24.086 and 18.96.110.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 18.96.110.

Summary: Beginning in June 1994, the renewal date for landscape architect licenses was changed from June 30, every three years to the birthdate of licensees every three years. The process of converting the expiration date to date of birth is now complete. This amendment makes the instructions current and removes outdated and unnecessary conversion information. The amendment will move initial license information to a new section.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: The current information is obsolete.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: James D. Hanson, 405 Black Lake Boulevard, Olympia, WA 98502, (360) 753-1153, FAX (360) 753-1153, TDD (360) 753-1153.

Name of Proponent: Department of Licensing, Business and Professions Division, Landscape Architect Registration Unit, governmental.

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

Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: WAC 308-13-160 Renewal of licenses, deletes information that is no longer required. It also deletes information relating to initial license and activating an inactive license and moves it to a new section. New WAC 308-13-045 How and when do I receive my license? To clarify the instructions for obtaining an initial license and activating an inactive license.

Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: It deletes information that is outdated and no longer required. It also deletes information referring to initial license and activating an inactive license. It moves information regarding an initial license and activating an inactive license to new section WAC 308-13-045.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. There is no change in the content of the rule. Unnecessary language was deleted. Language relating to an initial license and activating an inactive license was moved to new section WAC 308-13-045.

Section 201, chapter 403, Laws of 1995, does not apply to this rule adoption. It is exempt under RCW 34.05.328 (5)(c)(i)(A). Information regarding an "initial license and activating an inactive license," in WAC 308-13-160(2) is being deleted from this section and adopted as new section WAC 308-13-045 How and when do I receive my license?

Hearing Location: Conference Room 1, Business and Professions Division, 405 Black Lake Boulevard, Olympia, WA, on February 27, 1997, at 10:00 a.m.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Sharon M. Kinder by February 24, 1997, TDD (360) 586-2788, or (360) 586-8935.

Submit Written Comments to: James D. Hanson, P.O. Box 9045, Olympia, WA 98507-9045, FAX (360) 664-2551, by February 24, 1997.

Date of Intended Adoption: February 27, 1997.

James D. Hanson

Program Administrator

NEW SECTION

WAC 308-13-045 How and when do I receive my initial license? (1) You will be notified by mail once you have completed the examination and met all the requirements for initial registration. You may apply for your license up to three months prior to your birthdate and pay the fee for up to a thirty-nine month license. Your license will expire on your birthdate. Subsequent licenses will be issued for three years.

(2) You may also activate an inactive license for up to thirty-nine months. Subsequent licenses will be issued for three years.

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AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 94-04-044, filed 1/27/94, effective 2/27/94)

WAC 308-13-160 ((Renewal of licenses.)) How do I renew my license and when will it expire? (1) ((The renewal for landscape architects licenses will be for a three-year period with the expiration date that of the licensee's birth date.

(a) Effective with the renewal period beginning June 30, 1994, renewals will be prorated at the current renewal rate with the conversion accomplished as follows:

Conversion Renewal Schedule


Birth Date Span of Renewal Time Renewal Fee

January 31 Months $387.50

February 32 Months $400.00

March 33 Months $412.50

April 34 Months $425.00

May 35 Months $437.50

June 36 Months $450.00

July 37 Months $462.50

August 38 Months $475.00

September 39 Months $487.50

October 40 Months $500.00

November 41 Months $512.50

December 42 Months $525.00

(b) Current licensees whose licenses expire June 30, 1994, will receive a license with an expiration date of the licensee's birth date in 1997 prorated at the current renewal rate in accordance with (a) of this subsection.

(c) Current licensees whose licenses expire June 30, 1995, will receive a license with an expiration date of the licensee's birth date in 1998 prorated at the current renewal rate in accordance with (a) of this subsection.

(d) Current licensees whose licenses expire June 30, 1996, will receive a license with an expiration date of the licensee's birth date in 1999 prorated at the current renewal rate in accordance with (a) of this subsection.

(2) All initial and reinstated landscape architect licenses will be issued for a three-year period with an expiration date of the licensee's birth date.)) A courtesy renewal notice is mailed to your current address on file, approximately eight weeks prior to your license expiration date. The notice will show the due date, the amount of renewal fee, the penalty fee for late payment and other mailing instructions. It is essential that you notify the board of registration for landscape architects of any address changes.

(2) Your renewed landscape architect license is issued for a three-year period that expires on your birthdate.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.96.080. 94-04-044, 308-13-160, filed 1/27/94, effective 2/27/94. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.24.086 [43.24.086] and 18.96.110. 88-01-022 (Order PM 696), 308-13-160, filed 12/9/87.]

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