WSR 99-19-129



[ Filed September 21, 1999, 2:14 p.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 99-12-102.

Title of Rule: WAC 308-129-110.

Purpose: To allow the department to clarify by rule, the required fees as determined by legislative mandate.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 19.138.170(1).

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 19.138.100(2).

Summary: Legislative changes to chapter 19.139 [19.138] RCW has deemed it essential to revise the rules to the Seller of Travel Act.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: The new legislation passed in 1999 changes the duplicate license fee (branch offices) to be equal to the original license registration fee.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Michael Schneider, 405 Black Lake Boulevard, Building #2, Olympia, WA 98502, (360) 586-0396.

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

Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: Clarifies the registration fee for sellers of travel per legislative mandate. The amount of all duplicate registration fees (branch offices) will be assessed at the same rate as an original registration fee.

Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: This rule will change the duplicate registration fee of branch offices from $25.00 per year to the same registration fee as an original registration fee of $234.00 per year.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. Legislative mandates do not require a small business economic impact statement.

Section 201, chapter 403, Laws of 1995, does not apply to this rule adoption.

Hearing Location: Department of Licensing, 405 Black Lake Boulevard, Building #2, BPD Conference Room #1, Olympia, WA 98502, on November 5, 1999, at 10:00 a.m.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Randy Renfrow by October 22, 1999, TDD (360) 586-2788, or (360) 586-0396.

Submit Written Comments to: Michael Schneider, Deputy Administrator, Department of Licensing, Sellers of Travel Section, P.O. Box 9649, Olympia, WA 98507-9649, phone (360) 586-0396, fax (360) 664-2550, by October 22, 1999.

Date of Intended Adoption: December 19, 1999.

September 21, 1999

Michael W. Schneider

Deputy Administrator


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 96-14-092, filed 7/2/96, effective 8/2/96)

WAC 308-129-110
Seller of travel registration fees.

The following fees shall be charged by the business and professions division of the department of licensing:

Title of Fee Fee

Original registration fee $234.00
Registration renewal 234.00
((Branch office registration fee 25.00
Branch office renewal 25.00))
Service of process fee 20.00

Branch offices are subject to a duplicate registration fee. The duplicate registration fee for each branch office shall be an amount equal to the original registration fee.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 19.138 RCW.  96-14-092, 308-129-110, filed 7/2/96, effective 8/2/96.]

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