PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 308-20-210 Cosmetology, barbering, manicuring, and esthetics profession fee suspension.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.16.030(1) and 43.24.086.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Per RCW 43.24.086, the director shall set the fees for each such program at a sufficient level to defray the costs of administering that program. Currently, the fund balance for this program is exceeding a reasonable level and therefore, we propose to suspend a portion of the current licensing fees and replace them with reduced fees that will assist in maintaining a reasonable fund balance for one biennium beginning July 1, 2013, and ending June 30, 2015. This partial fee suspension is anticipated to reduce the fund balance to a sufficient level to comply with this law. This proposed rule amendment is supported by industry and meets exemption criteria outlined in Executive Order 10-06.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: Direct notice will be made to stakeholder and all active licensees under chapter 18.16 RCW. Details will be posted on our web site and distributed through the cosmetology listserv.
To receive information by e-mail, please sign up on the cosmetology listserv at http://dol.wa.gov/business/cosmetology/emaillist.html.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. Interested parties may send in their comments by mail to Cameron Dalmas, Business and Professions Division, Cosmetology Program, Department of Licensing, P.O. Box 9026, Olympia, WA 98507, phone (360) 664-6643, e-mail email@example.com, fax (360) 664-2550. Additional information will be posted on the cosmetology web site as it becomes available at http://dol.wa.gov/business/cosmetology.
March 28, 2013