Received this email from WA DOL a few minutes ago...
"We hear you
We are committed to delivering on our agency purpose statement Helping Washington Resident Live, Work, Drive and Thrive and living our values of Respect, Trust, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
Thank you for providing valuable feedback on how we can better communicate about the changes that impact your business and customers. You have reached out to us through email, phone calls and the recent public hearing for rulemaking. You asked us to provide more communication and better clarification on the changes resulting from I-1639. We will continue to do this over the coming days and weeks. We will send updates and information in email and post to our website. Please continue to let us know what is and isn’t working for you.
Semiautomatic Assault Rifle Processing Fee
On June 4, 2019 we held a rules hearing about the fee for semiautomatic assault rifle transfers. Included is the concise explanatory statement responding to all the comments. There were also a number of questions not related to the fee we want to share with you. For questions we do not have jurisdiction we are providing the applicable laws and rules.
Q. Clarify sending in a check for Semiautomatic Assault Rifle (SAR) Sales and Transfers?
A. Firearm dealers must collect the $18 processing fee upon completion of the sale or transfer of a semiautomatic assault rifle. The fee must be mailed to DOL with the firearm transfer application within 7 days after delivery of the firearm. The checks can come from you or customer. You may issue one check that covers multiple SAR transfers.
Questions regarding the poster or handout?
By now, you should have received the mailing from us containing the warning sign required by RCW 9.41.365 along with posting instructions. Here is a breakdown of the section which includes additional clarification from us:
RCW 9.41.365 (2) Firearm security and storage—Requirements for dealers. (Effective July 1, 2019.)
Requires Washington firearm dealers to display a poster supplied by us, the Department of Licensing (DOL). We mailed the signs and guidance for posting to each firearm dealer in the State the first week of June. If you have not received yours or you need additional signs please contact the DOL Firearms Program at firstname.lastname@example.org
or (360) 664-661 and we will get it out to you right away.
RCW 9.41.365 (3) requires Washington firearms dealers to provide a handout to customers purchasing or transferring a firearm. We included a handout in the sign mailing that meets this requirement for your convenience. By July 1, 2019 the template for this handout will be available on our website for download. You are not required to use this specific handout and may choose another option that better meets the needs of your business and is compliant with section RCW 9.41.365(3).
Q. What is DOL’s role regarding the training requirements for the SAR purchase?
A. DOL does not have authority or role in the training requirements laid out in the Initiative. As a courtesy, DOL included a buyer/transferee attestation on the updated firearm transfer application. Details on who can conduct the training along with the minimum training requirements can be found in RCW 9.41.090(2).
When will you hear more?
Between now and July 1st we will continue to send weekly updates with clarifying information. Continue to send your questions to email@example.com
JR & Bruce
DOL FIREARMS UNIT
Business and Professions Division
Public Protection Services Section
Washington State Department of Licensing
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