WSR 16-23-157
[Filed November 23, 2016, 7:47 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 458-20-189 (Rule 189) Sales to and by the state of Washington, and municipal corporations, including counties, cities, towns, school districts, and fire districts.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 82.32.300 and 82.01.060(2).
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department is considering revising Rule 189 to:
Incorporate legislative changes from HB 1550, 2015 regular session, (chapter 169, Laws of 2015);
Update existing definitions and include a new definition for the term "user fee";
Add subsection titles for readability purposes;
Remove outdated examples and add a new example of an enterprise activity; and
Update statutory and rule references.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: Parties interested in this rule making may contact the individual listed below. The public may also participate by providing written comments throughout this rule making or giving oral testimony at the public meeting or public hearing.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. A preliminary draft of possible rule changes is available via the department's online Rules Agenda.
Written comments may be submitted by mail and should be directed to Leslie Mullin, ITA Division, P.O. Box 47453, Olympia, WA 98504-7453, e-mail
Written and oral comments will be accepted at the public meeting.
Public Meeting Location: Conference Room 114A, 6400 Linderson Way S.W., Tumwater, WA 98501, on January 4, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. Call-in option can be provided upon request no later than three days before the meeting date.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Julie King, (360) 704-5717, or Renee Cosare, (360) 725-7514, no later than ten days before the meeting date. For hearing impaired please contact us via the Washington relay operator at (800) 833-6384.
November 23, 2016
Kevin Dixon
Rules Coordinator