WSR 18-11-078
[Filed May 17, 2018, 12:00 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 308-124A-815 Prohibited firm and assumed names.
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: On advice from the program assistant attorney general, the rule needs to be reviewed and rewritten. The current rule places liability upon the department to decide how a licensee may conduct business. The department will modify the rule to avoid repetition of the statute and to define the parameters licensees use to conduct business in offering real estate brokerage services.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: Department staff will discuss any proposed amendments with affected stakeholders. Affected stakeholders will also have an opportunity to submit written comments on the proposed rule during the public comment period and will be able to preset oral testimony at the public hearing.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Jerry McDonald, Department of Licensing, Real Estate Program, P.O. Box 48053, Olympia, WA 98502, phone 360-664-6525, TTY 711, email, web site
May 17, 2018
Damon Monroe
Rules Coordinator