WSR 13-15-158
(Division of Consumer Services)
[Filed July 23, 2013, 4:04 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Amending chapter 208-690 WAC under the Uniform Money Services Act, chapter 19.230 RCW.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapters 43.320, 19.230 RCW. Proposed in compliance with OFM Guidance 3.a. and e.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The rules must be amended to implement changes to the law, to aid the regulated industries by having consistent rules within the industry, and to make technical changes for clarity and consistency.
Recent amendments to the law become effective July 28, 2013.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau implements a number of federal laws that industry must comply with. As Washington law allows and when federal regulations provide adequate consumer protection, the department of financial institutions (DFI) insures that state regulations are consistent with the federal regulations. This gives industry a consistent and equitable regulatory environment in which to operate.
Process for Developing New Rule: Negotiated rule making.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Sara Rietcheck, Division of Consumer Services, P.O. Box 41200, Olympia, WA 98504-1200, phone (360) 902-8793, e-mail, industry listserv e-mail subscription DFI web site (
July 23, 2013
Deborah Bortner, Director
Division of Consumer Services