WSR 15-24-131
[Filed December 2, 2015, 9:47 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 308-89-060 Fees, the department, as authorized in chapter 46.72 RCW, shall charge and collect the following fees: [No further information supplied by agency].
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 46.72.120 Rules, 46.01.110 Rule-making authority.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department is interested in adopting rules it knows can improve the efficiency of services to for hire industry licensees. Eliminating the processing fee for name and address changes will allow licensees to submit these changes directly to the department. This will bypass the department of revenue/business licensing services (BLS) step currently required to collect the processing fee for a name or address change. (Currently this step takes BLS from two to three weeks for receipt of the fee, update of the record and notification of the department.) Eliminating the fee should enable the department to complete name and address changes within two to three days after receipt of the request from the licensee.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The department of licensing shares its regulatory authority over the for hire industry with any city, county or port district that regulates for hire vehicles operating in their jurisdiction. The department will communicate this proposed change to all other jurisdictions and invite their consideration and input throughout the rule making.
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 Livia Romero, Dealer and Manufacturer Services, Department of Licensing, Business and Professions Division, P.O. Box 9039, Olympia, WA 98507-9039, phone (360) 664-6455, e-mail
December 2, 2015
Damon Monroe
Rules Coordinator