WSR 06-18-098

EXPEDITED RULES

OFFICE OF THE

INSURANCE COMMISSIONER

[ Insurance Commissioner Matter No. R 2006-07 -- Filed September 6, 2006, 9:32 a.m. ]

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 284-17-220 Effective date.

NOTICE

THIS RULE IS BEING PROPOSED UNDER AN EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS THAT WILL ELIMINATE THE NEED FOR THE AGENCY TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS, PREPARE A SMALL BUSINESS ECONOMIC IMPACT STATEMENT, OR PROVIDE RESPONSES TO THE CRITERIA FOR A SIGNIFICANT LEGISLATIVE RULE. IF YOU OBJECT TO THIS USE OF THE EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS, YOU MUST EXPRESS YOUR OBJECTIONS IN WRITING AND THEY MUST BE SENT TO Kacy Scott, Insurance Commissioner's Office, P.O. Box 40255, Olympia, WA 98504-0255, e-mail Kacys@oic.wa.gov, fax (360) 586-3109 , AND RECEIVED BY November 7, 2006.


Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: To amend the date that individual agents and solicitors licensed to sell vehicle insurance must meet the continuing education requirement from "beginning with January 1, 2007, renewals" to "beginning with January 1, 2008, renewals."

Reasons Supporting Proposal: The office of the insurance commissioner's (OIC) computer system is not yet capable of accepting the continuing education certificate hours for these types of licensees. The expected "go live" date for the new OIC system is approximately December 2006; however, necessary enhancements to the new system will not be in place by January 1, 2007, to accept the CE certificates for these licensees. Delaying the implementation of this rule for a year will allow the OIC time to have the new computer system programmed. It also allows the licensees additional time to become more familiar with the new continuing education requirement and to obtain the necessary credit hours prior to their license renewal date.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 48.02.060, 48.17.150.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 47.17.150, 48.17.210.

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

Name of Proponent: Mike Kreidler, Insurance Commissioner, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Dora Duval, P.O. Box 40255, Olympia, WA 98504-0255, (360) 725-7156; Implementation and Enforcement: John Hamje, P.O. Box 40255, Olympia, WA 98504-0255, (360) 725-7262.

September 6, 2006

Mike Kreidler

Insurance Commissioner

OTS-9180.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Matter No. R 2004-04, filed 3/17/05, effective 4/17/05)

WAC 284-17-220   Who is required to meet continuing education (CE) requirements?   All individual resident agents, brokers and solicitors licensed to sell life, disability, property and casualty lines of insurance must meet the continuing education requirement.

Individual agents and solicitors licensed to sell vehicle insurance must meet the continuing education requirement beginning with January 1, ((2007)) 2008, renewals.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 48.02.060, 48.17.150, 48.17.563, 48.85.040. 05-07-091 (Matter No. R 2004-04), 284-17-220, filed 3/17/05, effective 4/17/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 48.02.060 and 48.17.150. 98-11-090 (Matter No. R 98-9), 284-17-220, filed 5/20/98, effective 6/20/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 48.02.060, 48.17.150 and 48.85.030. 97-19-007, 284-17-220, filed 9/4/97, effective 10/5/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 48.02.060, 48.17.150, 48.20.450, 48.85.030 and 48.85.040. 96-17-029 (Matter No. R 95-16), 284-17-220, filed 8/13/96, effective 9/13/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 48.01.030, 48.02.060(3), 48.14.010, 48.17.150(2), 48.17.160 (1)(5) and 48.17.500(3). 94-14-033 (Order R 94-14), 284-17-220, filed 6/28/94, effective 7/29/94. Statutory Authority: RCW 48.02.060. 89-19-037 (Order R 89-10), 284-17-220, filed 9/15/89, effective 10/16/89. Statutory Authority: RCW 48.02.060 and 48.17.150. 81-18-049 (Order R 81-5), 284-17-220, filed 8/31/81. Statutory Authority: RCW 48.17.150 as amended by 1979 ex.s. c 269 7,10. 80-04-042 (Order R 80-3), 284-17-220, filed 3/20/80.]

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