WSR 06-09-080



[ Filed April 18, 2006, 3:07 p.m. ]

Original Notice.

Exempt from preproposal statement of inquiry under RCW 34.05.310(4).

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Private investigators, chapter 18-165 WAC, WAC 308-17-150 Private investigative agency, private investigator, armed private investigator fees.

Hearing Location(s): Department of Licensing, 405 Black Lake Boulevard, Room 2209, Building 2, Olympia, WA 98507, on May 30, 2006, at 10:30 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: June 1, 2006.

Submit Written Comments to: Mary Haglund, Program Manager, P.O. Box 9649, Olympia, WA 98507, e-mail, fax (360) 570-7888, by May 29, 2006.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Sherri Lonsbery by May 29, 2006, TTY (360) 664-8885 or (360) 664-6624.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The proposed changes will increase fees. The increase of revenue will bring the program budget into balance.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: The reason for the fee increase is that dedicated fund requires that the program establish and maintain a reasonable fund balance. The fee increase will accomplish meeting this requirement.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 18.165 RCW.

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

Name of Proponent: Department of licensing (DOL), governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Mary Haglund, Program Manager, Olympia, (360) 664-6624.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. DOL is exempt from this requirement.

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. Because DOL is not one of the named agencies to which this rule applies. Agencies that are not named can apply this rule to themselves voluntarily. DOL has chosen not to do this.

April 10, 2006

Mary Haglund

Program Manager


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 04-12-024, filed 5/26/04, effective 7/1/04)

WAC 308-17-150   Private investigative agency, private investigator, and armed private investigator fees.   Licenses issued to private investigator agencies and private investigators expire one year from the date of issuance and must be renewed each year. The fees are as follows:

Title of Fee Fee
Private investigative agency/principal fee:

includes first examination

$ ((500.00))


Principal armed endorsement 100.00
Reexamination 25.00
License renewal ((300.00))


Late renewal penalty See below*
Change of principal/includes first examination 150.00
Private investigator:
Original license ((150.00))


Armed endorsement 100.00
Transfer fee 25.00
License renewal ((150.00))


Late renewal with penalty 200.00
Certified trainer endorsement examination/reexamination 25.00
Certified trainer endorsement renewal 15.00
*Private investigative agency license renewals filed after the license expiration date will be charged the master license service late renewal fee in compliance with RCW 19.02.085.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 18.165 RCW. 04-12-024, 308-17-150, filed 5/26/04, effective 7/1/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.24.086 and chapter 18.165 RCW. 02-11-098, 308-17-150, filed 5/20/02, effective 10/1/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.165.170(1), 43.24.086 and 34.05.482. 97-17-051, 308-17-150, filed 8/15/97, effective 9/15/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.165.170(1). 93-16-060, 308-17-150, filed 7/29/93, effective 9/1/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.165.170. 91-22-111, 308-17-150, filed 11/6/91, effective 12/7/91.]

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