WSR 02-18-115

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


[ Filed September 4, 2002, 11:25 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: August 19, 2002.

Purpose: The proposed changes adjust the transient accommodations licensing fees. The fee increase is needed to defray the cost of administering the transient accommodations program as mandated under RCW 43.70.250.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 246-360-990.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 43.70.250.

Other Authority: Chapter 371, Laws of 2002.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 02-12-104 on June 5, 2002.

Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: The adopted version of the rules reflect a 46% fee increase, which is less than the proposed 59% fee increase.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

September 4, 2002

M. C. Selecky

Secretary

OTS-5681.2


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 01-15-093, filed 7/18/01, effective 8/18/01)

WAC 246-360-990   Fees.   (1) The licensee or applicant must submit:

(a) An annual fee according to the following schedule:

NUMBER OF LODGING UNITS FEE
3 - 10 (($ 102.50)) $ 150.00
11 - 49 (($ 205.50)) $ 300.00
50 - over (($ 411.00)) $ 600.00

(b) A late fee of fifty dollars, in addition to the full license renewal fee, if the full license renewal fee is not delivered or mailed to the department at least thirty days prior to the license expiration date;

(c) An additional fee of fifty dollars for an amended license due to changing the number of lodging units or the name of the transient accommodation.

(2) The department shall refund fees only when all the following conditions are met:

(a) A prospective new owner applies for initial licensure prior to taking ownership as required by WAC 246-360-020 (4)(b);

(b) Transfer of ownership is not finalized;

(c) The applicant requests a refund in writing; and

(d) The department receives the fee and the request for refund in the same biennium.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 70.62.220, 43.70.110 and 43.70.250. 01-15-093, 246-360-990, filed 7/18/01, effective 8/18/01; 99-23-015, 246-360-990, filed 11/5/99, effective 12/6/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.110 and 43.70.250. 94-21-016, 246-360-990, filed 10/6/94, effective 11/6/94. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.62.220, 70.62.230 and 43.70.250. 92-21-089 (Order 312), 246-360-990, filed 10/21/92, effective 11/21/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040. 91-02-049 (Order 121), recodified as 246-360-990, filed 12/27/90, effective 1/31/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.20A.055. 87-17-045 (Order 2524), 440-44-075, filed 8/17/87; 85-12-029 (Order 2236), 440-44-075, filed 5/31/85. Statutory Authority: 1982 c 201. 82-13-011 (Order 1825), 440-44-075, filed 6/4/82.]

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