PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 458-61A-102 Real estate excise tax -- Definitions.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 82.45.150.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: WAC 458-61A-102 provides definitions that apply throughout chapter 458-61A WAC. The department is considering a correction of the definition of "governmental entity" (subsection (9)) so that it is consistent with state and federal law.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: Parties interested in this rule making may contact the individual listed below. The public may also participate by providing written comments throughout this rule making or giving oral testimony at the public meeting or public hearing.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. A preliminary draft of possible rule changes is available via the department's online Rules Agenda.
Written comments may be submitted by mail and should be directed to Marilou Rickert at e-mail email@example.com or mailing address ITA Division, P.O. Box 47453, Olympia, WA 98504-7453.
Written and oral comments will be accepted at the public meeting.
Public Meeting Location: Capital Plaza Building, 4th Floor, L&P Conference Room, 1025 Union Avenue S.E., Olympia, WA, on April 25, 2013, at 10:00 a.m.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Mary Carol LaPalm, (360) 725-7499 or Renee Cosare, (360) 725-7514, no later than ten days before the meeting date. For hearing impaired please contact us via the Washington relay operator at (800) 833-6384.
March 20, 2013
Alan R. Lynn