WSR 16-03-003
[Filed January 6, 2016, 1:56 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 308-66-210 Statement of change in business structure, ownership interest or control.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 46.70.160 Rules; RCW 46.01.110 Rule-making authority.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Existing rules for motor vehicle dealer business structure and ownership changes require fingerprints from principals including corporate officers, directors, partners, members or trustees. The department would like to eliminate the fingerprint requirement because it is able to identify and qualify applicants through other means.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The department of licensing has full regulatory authority over motor vehicle dealers. The department of revenue and local authorities have an interest in the licensing of qualified individuals as dealers. Their interests lie in the payment of required fees and taxes, and in compliance with local business license and zoning ordinances. The department of licensing will communicate this proposed change to the department of revenue and local jurisdictions and invite their consideration and input during this 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, fax (360) 570-4953.
Damon Monroe
Rules Coordinator