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 Subject Industry Rulemaking Status
Franchise Disclosure Requirements Franchises Open
Tier 2 Offerings Under Regulation A Securities Open
Securities Registration Renewal Requirements Securities Open
Modernization of Hourly Examination Fees, Assessments, and Other Fees and Charges Banks Adopted
Check Cashers and Sellers - Small Loan Agents Check Cashers and Sellers Adopted
Expanding Definition of Precious Metal to Include Palladium and Copper Rulemaking Commodities Adopted
Consumer Loan Act 2013 Rulemaking Consumer Loan Companies Adopted
Reasonable Compensation Rulemaking Credit Unions Adopted
Frequency of Board Meetings Rulemaking Credit Unions Adopted
Escrow Agent 2013 Rulemaking Escrow Adopted
Electronic Delivery of Franchise Disclosure Documents Rulemaking Franchises Adopted
Investment Adviser Rules - Rulemaking Investment Advisers Adopted
Uniform Money Services Act 2013 Rulemaking Money Services Providers Adopted
Mortgage Broker Practices Act 2013 Rulemaking Mortgage Brokers Adopted
Salespersons for Issuers – Termination of Registration Rulemaking Securities Adopted
Repeal of Securities Act Policy Statement No. 4 Securities Adopted
Updating Reference to Securities Manuals Contained in WAC 460-10A-160 Securities Adopted
Name Change from NASD to FINRA Rulemaking Securities 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

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