List of rulemaking activity

Real estate definitions and adjudicative proceedings

  • All business and professional licensing
    • Real estate
In progress

Current rule(s)

Real estate - Definitions and Brief Adjudicative Proceedings (Chapter 308-124 WAC); Real Estate - Records and Responsibilities (Chapter 308-124C WAC)

We're considering rulemaking to define "as soon as reasonably practical" related to the timeline for entering into a written services agreement. A corrected CR-101 is attached, showing both rules affected.

Current step

February 7, 2024

Intent to create a new rule

Public hearing or comments

We held a listening session with stakeholders on March 18, 2024.

Training school interactive map

  • Driver licensing
In progress

Current rule(s)

Washington State Department of Licensing (Title 308 WAC)

We're creating a process for training and safety schools to provide us with certain information. This information may include:

• The names of training and testing providers.
• Training and testing locations.
• Contact information.
• Course and program pricing.
• Services offered by language.

We'll use this information to create an interactive map on our website.

Current step

April 3, 2024

Intent to create a new rule

Public hearing or comments

You can participate in this rulemaking activity by emailing us at rulescoordinator@dol.wa.gov.

Real estate broker education and license renewals

  • All business and professional licensing
    • Real estate
Completed

Current rule(s)

Broker first active renewal (WAC 308-124A-785); Continuing education clock hour requirements (WAC 308-124A-790); Course titles reserved for prescribed curriculum courses (WAC 308-124H-810); General requirements for course approval (WAC 308-124H-820); Secondary education provider course content approval application (WAC 308-124H-825)

We're proposing rules requiring new and current real estate licensees to take instructional courses about fair housing and preventing unfair housing practices. We'll be responsible for providing the curriculum. The proposed rules would add the fair housing course to the current rules, edit the rules to be clearer, create new requirements for licensees, and subject licensees to audits.

Qualifications for special parking privileges for persons with disabilities

  • Vehicle and boat registration
Completed

Current rule(s)

Definitions - Special parking privileges for persons with disabilities (WAC 308-96B-010) and General provisions (WAC 308-96B-020)

We clarified the law to specify that customers need to be Washington State residents to qualify for special parking privileges for persons with disabilities. We also defined the term, "resident" in WAC 308-96B-010 (Definitions) to further clarify.

Semiautomatic assault rifle fee

  • All business and professional licensing
    • Firearms dealers
In progress

Current rule(s)

Semiautomatic assault rifle fee (WAC 308-500-010)

We removed the requirement for firearm dealers to charge a fee for semiautomatic assault rifle purchases. This change allows firearms dealers to charge a background check fee for the Secure Automated Firearm E-check system run by the Washington State Patrol.

Motorcycle permit and endorsement requirements

  • Driver licensing
Completed

Current rule(s)

Motorcycle permit and endorsement requirements (Chapter 308-109 WAC)

We created new WAC chapters to address criteria for the issuance of motorcycle instructional permits and endorsements for 2- and 3-wheel motorcycles.

Titles for wheeled all-terrain vehicles

  • Vehicle and boat registration
Completed

Current rule(s)

Off-road and nonhighway vehicles (WAC 308-94A-005)

We removed the requirement for wheeled all-terrain vehicles to be retitled after being modified for on-road use. This change also includes technical edits to the wording of the rule.

Destroyed or wrecked vehicles, temporary license plates for off-road vehicle dealers

  • Vehicle and boat registration
Completed

Current rule(s)

Destroyed or wrecked vehicle—Reporting—Rebuilt (WAC 308-56A-460); Delivery of off-road vehicle on dealer temporary permit (WAC 308-94A-035)

We updated the current market value threshold amount of destroyed or wrecked vehicles according to the law. For off-road vehicle dealers, we replaced references to temporary permits to temporary license plates.

Transportation network company licensing and auditing

  • All business and professional licensing
    • Transportation network companies
Completed

Current rule(s)

Transportation network companies (Chapter 308-81 WAC)

We added a new rule chapter to support the licensing and auditing of transportation network companies.

Prohibitions

  • All business and professional licensing
In progress

Current rule(s)

Prohibitions (WAC 308-409-080)

We're considering updating language in this rule to include requirements from RCW 18.310.150 Disciplinary actions—Grounds. This is in response to a rulemaking petition.

Current step

March 5, 2024

Intent to change a rule

Public hearing or comments

You can participate in the rulemaking process by contacting us at rulescoordinator@dol.wa.gov.