PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING
[Filed December 3, 2019, 5:50 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Titles 36, 98, and 308 WAC.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 43.24.086
Fee policy for professions, occupations, and businesses—
Determination by rule.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department is required to set fees for each professional, occupational, or business licensing program at a sufficient level to defray the costs of administering that program. Many programs have not had an increase in fees since at least 2008, some dating back to the 1990s. The department is equitably increasing fees across various programs to continue covering the costs to administer these programs as these costs have increased over the years.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Not applicable.
Process for Developing New Rule: The department will seek input from impacted stakeholders.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Stephanie Sams, P.O. Box 9020, Olympia, WA 98507-9020, phone 360-664-6567, email email@example.com, website www.dol.wa.gov.
December 3, 2019