WSR 15-04-059
[Filed January 29, 2015, 3:41 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Update rules to reflect: (1) New technology and (2) providing notice to the department when a real estate licensee has action taken against other licenses held by the licensee, WAC 308-124C-110 and 308-124C-115.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.85.041.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: (1) The current rules refer to manual processes and older technologies like "microfilm" to store required records. Update recordkeeping requirements to fit current practices and procedures will assist licensees in meeting statutory recordkeeping requirements. (2) Real estate licensing laws require the department to apply a "nexus" to other actions imposed against a licensee who has a license issued from another agency or program. Notifying the department if another agency restricts, denies, or revokes a license will assist the industry in identifying individuals who should have other disciplinary actions reviewed.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: The director must have the advice and approval of the real estate commission to create or modify rules.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Jerry McDonald, Administrator, P.O. Box 244, Olympia, WA 98507, (360) 664-6525,
January 29, 2015
Damon Monroe
Rules Coordinator