Monday, June 24, 2013

Possible Shutdown of State Government Operations

UPDATED 1 p.m., Thursday, June 27

Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee and Department of Revenue Director have confirmed there will be no shutdown of state government operations. Operations will continue as normal.

We will update you again *only* if there is an impact to BLS service delivery and processes.

Thank you for your patience in the past weeks as we dealt with contingency plans.

~BLS Partnership Services

The state Legislature has not yet come to an agreement on a new operating budget. The Governor’s office remains hopeful for a final, signed budget by Sunday, June 30.

The Department of Revenue along with all state agencies has been asked to prepare for a worst-case scenario, a shutdown of state government.

Stoppage of BLS Services

If a budget is not passed, all business license applications, business license renewals, and online corporation registrations and renewals will be stopped at 5 p.m., Saturday, June 29.

Other impacts are:
 •Licensing fees and revenues will not be funded to partners.
 •Business licenses and renewals will not be mailed.
 •BLS staff will not be available.

 The BLS website will remain online. Also, partners will be able to access their designated BLS subsystems.

 Future Communications

We will update by Friday, June 28, about the status of the state budget. If you have questions, you may contact BLS Partnership Services this week at (360) 705-6777

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