WSR 07-11-146

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

LABOR AND INDUSTRIES

[ Filed May 22, 2007, 12:19 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 296-200A WAC, Contractor certificate of registration.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 18.27 RCW and SHB 1843 from the 2007 legislative session.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: This rule making is a result [of] SHB 1843, which passed the 2007 legislature. The legislation amends the contractor registration rules to be consistent with the statute. The rule making will also review the contractor registration rules for additions or revisions. The rules need to be reviewed to ensure the rules are consistent with industry practice and to clarify the rules. Program policies will also be incorporated into the rules. For example, the conditions for a handyman and the disclosure notice will be integrated into the contractor registration rules.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: Interested parties and the public may also participate by providing written comments or giving oral testimony during the public hearing and comment process.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Sally Elliott, Department of Labor and Industries, Specialty Compliance Services Division, P.O. Box 44400, Olympia, WA 98504-4400, phone (360) 902-6411, fax (360) 902-5292, e-mail yous235@lni.wa.gov.

May 22, 2007

Judy Schurke

Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office