PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Procurement of unauthorized (surplus line) insurance.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 48.02.060 and 48.15.015.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: RCW 48.15.040 requires that any surplus line insurance must be procured through a licensed surplus line broker. The commissioner will consider rules to identify what activities constitute the "procurement" of surplus line insurance and clarify that these activities must be performed by a licensed surplus line broker.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: Submit written comments by December 28, 2012, to Jim Tompkins, P.O. Box 40258, Olympia, WA 98504-0258, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, fax (360) 586-3109.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Jim Tompkins, P.O. Box 40258, Olympia, WA 98504-0258, e-mail email@example.com, fax (360) 586-3109.
November 7, 2012