WSR 16-04-012
[Filed January 21, 2016, 11:49 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Bail bond recovery agent licensing application instructions for obtaining the required background checks.
Amending chapter 308-19 WAC, Bail bond recovery agent, bail bond agency, branch office and bail bond agent fees.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.235.030(1).
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Washington state patrol and Federal Bureau of Investigation each charge different fees for the required bail bond applicant background check. These fees are currently a part of the bail bond application fee. Frequently, Washington state patrol and the Federal Bureau of Investigation change fees resulting in the bail bond program to over or under collect the cost for the background check. Changing the rule will allow the bail bond applicants to pay accurate background check fees.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: Stakeholder involvement.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Department of Licensing, Business and Professions Division, Bail Bond Recovery Agent Program, Mary Haglund, P.O. Box 9649, Olympia, WA 98507, phone (360) 664-6658, fax (360) 577-7888, e-mail Check our internet web site for updates at
January 21, 2016
Damon Monroe
Rules Coordinator