WSR 12-21-123



[ Filed October 24, 2012, 8:04 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 12-18-022.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Rule: WAC 308-89-060 Fees.

Subject: Licensing fee increase for vehicles for hire.

Hearing Location(s): Department of Licensing, Business and Professions Division, 405 Black Lake Boulevard S.W., First Floor, Conference Room 2105, Olympia, WA 98502, on November 27, 2012, at 10:00 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: November 30, 2012.

Submit Written Comments to: James Dick, Department of Licensing, P.O. Box 9024, Olympia, WA 98507-9024, e-mail, fax (360) 570-7053, by November 26, 2012.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact James Dick by November 19, 2012, at, or (360) 664-1389 or TTY (360) 664-0116.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: This proposal increases the vehicles for hire licensing fees, as authorized by the 2012 legislative session budget bill, ESHB 2190, section 208(20): "Consistent with RCW 43.135.055 and 43.24.086, during the 2011-2013 fiscal biennium, the legislature authorizes the department to adjust the business and vehicle fees for the for hire licensing program in amounts sufficient to recover the costs of administering the for hire licensing program."

Reasons Supporting Proposal: Fiscal analysis and forecasting indicate that full cost recovery would mean that the fees would be as proposed.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 46.72.120.

Statute Being Implemented: Chapter 46.72 RCW and ESHB 2190, section 208(20).

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

Name of Proponent: Department of licensing, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting and Implementation: James Dick, Olympia, Washington, (360) 664-1389; and Enforcement: Margaret Eby, Olympia, Washington, (360) 664-1389.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. Since for hire businesses are small businesses, there is no disproportionate cost impact on small businesses and there would be no basis to perform a compliance cost survey between small businesses and the ten percent of businesses that are the largest of these businesses, as required in RCW 19.85.040(1).

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. The department of licensing is exempt from the provisions of this law. The department of licensing is not a named agency in RCW 34.05.328 (5)(a)(i).

October 24, 2012

Damon Monroe

Rules Coordinator


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 96-16-032, filed 8/1/96, effective 9/1/96)

WAC 308-89-060   Fees.   The department, as authorized in RCW 46.72, shall charge and collect the following fees:

New for hire business application $((20.00))


New vehicle certificate ((20.00))


Vehicle certificate renewal ((20.00))


Change of vehicle certificate ((20.00))


Duplicate vehicle certificate ((20.00))


[Statutory Authority: 1996 c 87. 96-16-032, 308-89-060, filed 8/1/96, effective 9/1/96. Statutory Authority: ESSB 6460 and RCW 46.72.120. 92-12-036, 308-89-060, filed 5/29/92, effective 7/1/92.]