WSR 14-09-125
[Filed April 23, 2014, 11:52 a.m.]
Original Notice.
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 14-01-083.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 308-88-020 Application and registration of rental vehicle businesses.
Hearing Location(s): Highways-Licenses Building, Conference Room 413, 1125 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, WA (check in at counter on first floor), on May 27, 2014, at 4:00 p.m.
Date of Intended Adoption: May 28, 2014.
Submit Written Comments to: Cathie Jelvik, Administrative Assistant, P.O. Box 9909, Olympia, WA 98507-8500, e-mail, fax (360) 570-7892, by May 26, 2014.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Cathie Jelvik by May 26, 2014, TTY (360) 902-3812 or (360) 902-3811.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Amending WAC 308-88-020 to update reference to the agency responsible for handling the business licensing service.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: The master license service program (now known as business licensing service program) was transferred from the department of licensing to the department of revenue by SHB 2017, enacted by the legislature in 2011. Since the business licensing service program has continued to assist the department of licensing in the application and registration of rental vehicle businesses, the references to the agency responsible for handling the business licensing service must be updated in WAC 308-88-020.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 46.01.110 and 46.87.023.
Statute Being Implemented: RCW 46.87.023.
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: Cathie Jelvik, Olympia, (360) 902-3812; Implementation and Enforcement: Toni Wilson, Olympia, (360) 902-3811.
No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. A small business economic impact statement is not required pursuant to RCW 19.85.025(3) and 34.05.310 (4)(d).
A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. RCW 34.05.328 does not apply to this proposed rule under the provisions of RCW 34.05.328 (5)(a)(i).
April 23, 2014
Damon Monroe
Rules Coordinator
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 07-02-077, filed 1/2/07, effective 2/2/07)
WAC 308-88-020 Application and registration of rental vehicle businesses.
(1) What is required to become a rental vehicle business?
(a) Applicants must apply for a rental vehicle business license by submitting a completed ((master)) business license application to the department of ((licensing's master license)) revenue's business licensing service. The business licensing service will process the application on behalf of the department of licensing.
(b) A separate ((master)) business license application must be filed for each place of business operated as a rental vehicle business. For the purposes of this section, "place of business" means a physical location at which arrangements to rent a rental vehicle may be made.
(c) Businesses operating in the form of a corporation, limited liability company, limited liability partnership, or similar form of legal entity must register their legal entity through the office of the secretary of state before applying for a rental vehicle business license.
(2) What will I receive as proof that I qualified as a vehicle rental business? A rental vehicle business registration number will be issued to your business and displayed on the ((master)) business license.
(3) Can I transfer my business registration number to another company? No. The rental vehicle business registration number issued through the ((master license)) business licensing service is not assignable or transferable, and is valid only for the rental vehicle business to which the registration number (R-number) was issued.