Agency Rulemaking Docket

Rulemaking is the process government agencies must use to create, modify, or repeal rules in the Washington Administrative Code (WAC).

Rules are regulations, standards, or other statements of general applicability adopted by an agency to either:

  1. Implement, interpret, or make specific a law enforced or administered by an agency, or
  2. Prescribe or interpret an agency policy, procedure or practice requirement binding on persons outside the agency.

Rules are valid and binding on the persons they affect, and have the force of law unless amended, revised, or unless a court of competent jurisdiction determines otherwise.

Rulemaking Status: Open
Rulemaking Subject Industry Rulemaking Status
2015 Adjudicative Procedures Rulemaking Adjudicative Procedures Open
Modernize Bank and Trust Company Rules Banks Open
Member Business Loans (SUSPENDED) Credit Unions Open
Limited Offering Exemption and Crowdfunding Securities Open
Repeal of WAC 460-44A-505 Securities Open
Rulemaking Status: Adopted
Rulemaking Subject Industry Rulemaking Status
Modernization of Hourly Examination Fees, Assessments, and Other Fees and Charges Banks Adopted
2015 Check Cashers and Sellers Act Rulemaking Check Cashers and Sellers Adopted
Expanding Definition of Precious Metal to Include Palladium and Copper Rulemaking Commodities Adopted
2015 Consumer Loan Act Rulemaking Consumer Loan Companies Adopted
2016 Consumer Loan Act Rulemaking – Residential Mortgage Loan Servicers Capital Requirements Consumer Loan Companies Adopted
Asset Assessment Fees - Quarterly to Semiannual Credit Unions Adopted
Frequency of Board Meetings Rulemaking Credit Unions Adopted
Reasonable Compensation Rulemaking Credit Unions Adopted
Regulatory Relief for Small Credit Unions Credit Unions Adopted
2015 Escrow Agent Registration Act Rulemaking Escrow Adopted
Electronic Delivery of Franchise Disclosure Documents Rulemaking Franchises Adopted
Franchise Disclosure Requirements Franchises Adopted
Investment Adviser Rules - Rulemaking Investment Advisers Adopted
2015 Uniform Money Services Act Rulemaking Money Services Providers Adopted
2015 Mortgage Broker Practices Act Rulemaking Mortgage Brokers Adopted
2015 Mortgage Lending and Homeownership Rulemaking Mortgage Brokers Adopted
Amending WAC 460-44A to Make Ministerial Updates to Account for Amendments to Federal Regulation D - Rulemaking Securities Adopted
Crowdfunding Rulemaking Securities Adopted
Investment Grade Securities Securities Adopted
Legend Disclosure Requirements Securities Adopted
Name Change from NASD to FINRA Rulemaking Securities Adopted
Notice Filing Requirements in Connection with Federal Crowdfunding Rules Securities Adopted
Repeal of Securities Act Policy Statement No. 4 Securities Adopted
Salespersons for Issuers – Termination of Registration Rulemaking Securities Adopted
Securities Registration Renewal Requirements Securities Adopted
Technical Updates to the Manual Exemption and Updating References to Securities Manuals Securities Adopted
Tier 2 Offerings Under Regulation A Securities Adopted
Updating Reference to Securities Manuals Contained in WAC 460-10A-160 Securities Adopted
Small Business Retirement Marketplace Small Business Adopted

Rulemaking Comments

In general, DFI will publish all comments and supporting material on its website. Comments and supporting materials will be published without change, including any business or personal information provided such as name, address, e-mail address, or phone number. Do not include any information in your comments or supporting materials that you consider confidential or inappropriate for public disclosure.

Petition for Adoption, Amendment, or Repeal of a State Rule

Individuals or groups who wish to petition DFI to adopt, amend, or repeal an administrative rule may do so by using the form linked below. You also may contact DFI using other formats, such as a letter or email.

Petition for Adoption, Amendment, or Repeal of a State Administrative Rule