WSR 08-04-070

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

[ Filed February 4, 2008, 10:27 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Regulating check cashers, check sellers, and small loan lenders licensed under chapter 31.45 RCW.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 43.320.040, 31.45.030, 31.45.050, 31.45.200.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Existing rules on annual reporting must be amended to implement chapter 31.45 RCW.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The Treasury Department of the United States. Department staff is determining check casher and seller reporting duties under federal law to ensure there are no conflicts between federal responsibilities and the contemplated rules.

Process for Developing New Rule: Negotiated rule making. Through negotiated rule making, the department will seek input from stakeholders concerning these proposed rules. The division may also discuss any proposed rules with other interested parties or regulatory agencies.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Elizabeth Stancil, Division of Consumer Services, P.O. Box 41200, Olympia, WA 98504-1200, (360) 902-8786, estancil@dfi.wa.gov.

February 4, 2008

Deborah Bortner, Director

Division of Consumer Services

Washington State Code Reviser's Office